Thursday, January 28, 2010
Dear Readers, I'm going on a "daaate" tonight. I use the word daaaate because it's not really a date. I'm meeting one of the Plenty of Fish people for a drink. NO, it's not the married one. I've cut married guy loose, and I think he finally took the hint. This guy is a transplant from New Jersey. We haven't talked on the phone, but we've texted. He's funny. He thinks I'm "awesome" We'll see. He already has one major strike against him - No car. This is a problem and potential deal breaker. You all know how much I hate driving, so my future ex-husband needs to a) have a car and b) be willing to drive me all over the damn place - like, say Milwaukee? - I'm actually not really excited about it. There's another guy that I think I will ultimately like much better (he's an author!). But for karma's sake, I'm going to meet Rob. Got that? His name is Rob. I met him on Plenty of Fish. He's from New Jersey. So if I end up MIA or dead (not cooly zombie-fied, just dead) or something - you've got some intel for teh police. kthanksbye **plus, I have a much more important first meeting on Saturday that I'd really like to be alive for**
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Remember a whillllllle ago I wrote a post about the twins that I wanted to get back in touch with? M & B? Well, through internet stalking and teh Facebookz I've found them both, and we keep in touch and stuff. Just found out on B's FB page that M is in Haiti. And he's in the hospital. Yeah, um, NO, he's not a doctor. He's a college professor. B says that he was taken to the hosiptal for "something minor". Well, it's Haiti, so I'm guessing it's not that minor, and I'm worried what kind of care he's getting. Please keep him in your thoughts/prayers/whatever.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sitting here, watching me some football. "Are you ready for some foooootttbaaaaaalll!!!" Every time. I do that every time I watch football. So, here's my weekend. Friday I volunteered at Trad Fest at Old Town. It was awesome. It's always awesome. It's this annual event they have. It's a big gigantic open house thing. There's a pot luck dinner, and live bands, and song circles, and jams, and Cajun dancing, and square dancing. It's a ridiculous good time. I'm grateful I got to be there. I worked the door, so collected money, kept track of the will call and comp lists, stuff like that. Worked with Dierdre, and she's pretty awesome. We met some adorable gays named Harry and Benji. They were so fabulous I wanted them to adopt me right away. Saturday was kinda crap. I went to DANK to register the adult students for their new semester. Nice for all but one of the entire class to not show up this week. C'mon people, 8am on a Saturday? And now I have to do it again!?!? They are going to get a very stern email from me. Better be there next week, grumble grumble. After that I had to go get a new tire. Sigh. VonMOm would tell you it's all my fault, and I'm a shitty driver, blah blah blah. The fact of the matter is that my tires are about 7 years old, and well, they're old. So that evily high curb I clipped might not have cashed my tire if the darn things weren't so old. Like I have $$ for a new tire. Went home and napped after that. I ended up napping too long, and had no get-up-and-go after that. I ended up staying home and watching really bad television. I mean really bad. I mean "The Pregnancy Pact" on Lifetime bad. I went to bed super early just because I was bored. This morning I was at the grocery store by 8:30. It was awesome. It was like my own private grocery store. Went to book club this afternoon. Awesome. Fantastic book, great book club gals, good bar, good beer. Sitting here, watching football. I'm a girl, so it's basically like this "I don't like that Manning guy. I hope his team loses" No such luck. Now, it's "I don't like Brett Favre. I hope his team loses." Annnnd. It's Sunday.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I went to a Catholic, all girls high school. I don't talk about it much. Mostly because it was forever ago, but also because I don't think there's much to write about there. However. There was one thing my senior year that was awesome, and affects me to this day. Some time during the second half of my senior year, we got to vote on a class song. The way it was explained to us was that this song was going to be for us. It would be ours right there in that moment of graduating high school, and it would be ours forever after. At the time of the vote, I thought a few things: I don't really give a shit I do like that one song, but there's no way it'll win How much will I really think about this years from now? Well, I was wrong - The song that won was "These are days" by the 10,000 Maniacs, which was the song I wanted to win. Not only was Natalie Merchants voice fantastic, the words were just so appropriate to that time. It's like it was written just for us. I heard that song the other day while I was driving to Old Town. I blasted it, and sang every sing word. Surprising even myself, I teared up a little. I realized that while those lyrics were appropriate my senior year, they are still appropriate today. Not only are they appropriate, but they have a way of calming me and making me happy at the same time. I realized that the promise of what the present is, and what the future can be exists every day. I just have to remember to look for it. It's pretty awesome that I can claim this song as mine. These are days you'll remember Never before, and never since, I promise Will the whole world be warm as this And as you'll feel it You'll know it's true That you -you are blessed and lucky It's true - that you Are touched by something That will grow and bloom in you These are days you'll remember When May is rushing over you With desire to be part of the miracles You see in every hour You'll know it's true That you are blessed and lucky It's true - that you Are touched by something That will grow and bloom in you These are days These are the days That you might fill with laughter Until you break These days you might feel a shaft of light Make its way across your face And when you do You'll know - how it was Meant to be See the signs and know their meaning You'll know - how it was Meant to be Hear the signs and know they're speaking To you To you *happy weekend to you*
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Things I'm thinking about on this day before the three day weekend: (in no particular order, and posted as randomly as they float around in my brainz)
- Spiders and gross fish guts (thanks Jennifer and Fish!) are gross
- Is phone sex cheating?
- I like The Samples. What ever happened to them? They made some smooth tunes
- Thinking of quitting Plenty of Fish now that I know -for a fact - that one of the guys I'm talking to is TOTALLY MARRIED
- Above mentioned guy is a total fucker
- I'm extremely sleep deprived. I maybe can sleep in on Monday. That would be good - Monday. Yep, sleeping on Monday.
- How sleep deprived to I have to get before I get some clarity?
- If I took one letter out of my first name, and said it backwards, it would be pronounced Envy. I consider this to be awesome
- I can't believe I've never thought of the above before.
- If a tree falls in the woods....crap....I can't remember the rest of that phrase, so I guess it's irrelevant.
- I like cheese
- I'm having an incredibly shitty day at work. If I get chucked under the bus one more time, I may not get up again
- Popcorn for lunch sounds pretty good right about now
- Will that one guy text me today?
- Should I give that other guy my number, in case he wants to text me?
- How can I get that third guy to stop texting me?
- It's only life
- I still hate the person that invented speakerphones. I also hate overtly loud talkers, and uptalkers
- I hope Crush-man comes to Stammtisch tonight. That would rock
- I wonder what I did to Chris this time. Jumping into that fire on Sunday when I just show up at her house to give her and Lizzie presents.
Hope you enjoyed that little glimpse. Have a great weekend, see you on the flip-side.
Don't do anything I wouldn't do, but keep in mind, there's not much I wouldn't do.....
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Now what starts with the letter "C"?" Cookie" starts with "C"!Let's think of other things that starts with "C"! Uh. . .Uh. . . Who cares about da other things?!( CHORUS)x2"C" is for Cookie that's good enough for me,"C" is for cookie that's good enough for me,"C" is for cookie that's good enough for me,Oh! cookie, cookie, cookie starts with "C"! Hey, You know what? A round cookie with one bite out of it looks like a "C" A round donut with one bite out of it also looks like a "C" but it is not as good as a cookieOh, and the moon sometimes looks like a "C" but you can't eat that So...(CHORUS)Cookie Cookie Cookie Starts with "C"Cookie Cookie Cookie Starts with "C"C is for cookie, that's good enough for me! COOKIE COOKIE COOKIE STARTS WITH C!!!!!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Rarely am I a whiny little brat. Bitchy? Yes, and frequently, but whiny? Noooo. Well, today I am a whiny little brat. I hurt my "good" knee a few days ago. I don't even know what I did to it. I'm guessing that last Thursday when I had to stand on the Metra the whole way downtown might have been the problem. Now my right knee has no inclination to bend. It also kept me up all night last night, with pain just about everywhere. Therefore: me = whining. There are days (few, though) that I wish I lived with someone, anyone else, so I had someone to help me out. I asked the dust bunnies if they would lend a sista a hand, they were having none of it. I can only take Tylenol, so I choose to take nothing, and suffer through it. Monday laughs at me.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So, yep, it's snowing. It does that. Here. In the Midwest. In Chicago specifically. Not only is the snow annoying.... BUT even more annoying?? The people on the facebook that have status updates berating the people that are complaining about the snow. Shut.Up. You are just as annoying as the people complaining. BECAUSE YOU ARE ALSO COMPLAINING. Just not about the snow. We're looking at a foot or so of the white fluffy stuff. I have a) a 4 wheel drive little SUV thingy and b) a garage to park it in. Hence and therefore, I'm not complaining about the snow. so there
Monday, January 4, 2010
The best parts of my 10 day staycation (voncation? kidding. go see MenD's comments):
- Saw all of my most favorite people. This includes: Laura, Shannon, TheMarty, Chris, Lizzie, Victor, John, Toni, Jessica, Tim, Doc, Caroline, the J5, lots and lots of all of my favorite people.
- Watched the most recent season of "Lost". I'm all caught up and looking forward to 2/2/10!
- Purchased and watched season 1 of "Glee". I'm a gleek. I wish I could belt out a song or two at random too. Might try this. At work. Like maybe some "Working for the weekend" on Friday afternoon. I'm no Rachel, but I can hang. (or at least carry a tune)
- Started and finished MenD's scarf. It's taking me a lot less time to make an awesome scarf, I still enjoy the process, and I'm getting better! Maybe something new next, like a hat? Nah, I'll stick to scarves for a while. I crochet, I do not knit - mix them up and I will stab you with a crochet hook, got it?
- Took naps. Lots of naps. Nearly every day. And I was ok with it. Work is h a r d.
- Finished reading "The Post Birthday World" (the jury is out, gotta chat about it with my friend that lent it to me).
- Also read "The Glass Castle" in ONE DAY. The book was amazing. Have I ever mentioned I'm slightly obsessed with the Appalachian poor?
- Was super-duper nice to VonMom on numerous occasions, which were acknowledged and appreciated.
- Had a wicked wild time at FunTuesday - which can only be had at Daily, and only with Shannon and TheMarty. Also had at FunTuesday (by me): 3 pints Hoegaarten, 3 Jameson shots, 2 Washington Apple shots, 1 grape "penalty shot" (for yawning), 1 shot of Petron. Yes, you may puke now. Surprisingly, I didn't.
- Discovered two new songs that are on repeat on my iPod (and I'm not ashamed!) "Snuff" by Slipknot - fucking ridiculous how much I love this song. AND. "Need you now" by Lady Antebellum - not a country fan, but this song rips my heart right out of my chest, every time. Slipknot and Lady Antebellum in the same sentence? I'm nothing if not musically eclectic.
- Met some super awesome new womenfriends at Chickmas last night. It was a great night, and I was so glad to be invited!
- Lost about 90 minutes in a drunken red wine haze on Christmas Eve, but managed to control myself and A) No one was any the wiser to my debauchery and B) I didn't piss anyone off and C) no Christmas morning hangover! Thanks Step-bros for bringing expensive wine that didn't make me puke in my stocking Christmas morning.
- Surprise box of homemade awesome from Boston Lauren. While it made me pine for my Boston folks, I cheered myself up with the choc chip cookies, peppermint bark, and fudge.
- Well thought out gifts trumped all this year. I was lucky enough to get two: from TheGodmother, who is someone I adore - a pair of perfect earrings. Exactly what I was looking for. She picked them out on her own, not knowing I was in the market for tasteful yet awesome earrings for everyday. She rocks. Followed by gift from Laura: a movie collection. Not just any movie collection, no - the Jim Henson Fantasy Collection. As in Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and MirrorMask. So suited to the me that is really me that Laura knows better than almost anyone else.
- Manis/pedis and Red Lobster with VonSis and Sil1x. I was exhausted and hung over, and it was exactly what I needed. Pretty red nails make the winter blues go away.