Nice to hear from FA!
I know it has been too long since I even attempted to blog because the whole homepage on tumblr looks completely different. Guess I just needed something to procrastinate. Maybe this shall be remedied because internet is pending at the casa and I’m using my refund check fall quarter for a computer that is a little less… fritzy. In the meantime, I’m going to listen to entirely...
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of...– Steve Jobs (via caseyardoin)
What's that I see around the corner???
If you know me, you probably know about my enthusiasm for holidays. Yes, I love most holidays, but even more than that I love the “feel” of a season, decorating, baking, cooking. I’m a celebrator. I celebrate. I LOVE to celebrate. My depression (or whatever) definitely has it’s phases, and when it is low it is really low. Things tend to all happen at once and I...
Most of you know quite a lot about my employment background. It is very diverse. I’ve dealt with people at pretty much every job I’ve had - except when I did data entry, which is to this day still my favorite job of all time. Anyway, jobs of the past that included customer service were face-to-face (for which I received awards!) and on a managerial level, with really angry dudes. But...
Included in my drafts on Tumblr are a list of how not to treat a receptionist and reflections on how the people in my life have shaped the “chapters” that are so clearly defined. Also there are rantings about how greatful I am and how hopeless things seem. Yes, my attention span sucks and I lose sight too easily. Maybe I need to get my macbook fixed and find a new coffee shop so I can...
Seriously? I don’t want to talk about the absurd number of unsaved posts I have. Nor do I care to read them. Things have been strange lately. I’m literally scrambling to find time to shower these days and I hate it. Last night, Taylor was complaining about how rushed everybody is, and I agree. I also don’t like that I am just as much a part of that as anyone else. But I hate it....
I always start blogs and never finish. No, really, this is like try number 3 today. I’m not going to blog though. I keep thinking that my thoughts on adulthood are worth reading, since it is all I ever write about and nobody ever reads *zing* - so I’ll just say adulthood sucks. Even as an adult, being an adult sounds awesome. But also being an adult, I can say it is even worse than...
Yes, I am on an Anderson Cooper kick today and an oldie but goodie:
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I’ve been in a slump lately. I haven’t written much, and I’ve been grasping at straws as I slip off some imaginary ledge, which I can only suppose is representative of sanity. Or something like that. Like I have said before, spring graduation sends me into a slump that is probably unmatched throughout the year. I have decided this year, that facebook is probably only...
Perspective is a funny thing. I don’t know, I’m so fixated on sectioning off the life I have lived so far into little compartments. Everything has to have a label; everything has to have a place. There are some songs that fit in some compartments, and some songs that pretty much summarize an entire era of times past. It’s always impossible to see exactly how clearly defined the...
Hope you enjoy this animated short as much as I did. You all know I am a lifelong Whoopi fan, but regardless it is beautifully done. via Kuriositas
Is there some secret way to edit my text in these windows? Yesterday I typed a super long post, but I had to copy and paste and start all the way over in my gmail. I never finished it because I was frustrated that in order to have a blog that is aesthetically as I envision, I have to type it up in my email account and then copy+paste it to my blog. Today, I am in a really bad mood. I will probably...
Rockstars then and now =) →
I visited “doodoo.ru” but it was in another language. Kudos on the classy url for sho. Anyway this is interesting, sorry for forcing you to click on the link to view, but I’m too lazy to copy and paste all the pictures for the two people who are going to read this anyway.
I was trying to do a “former blog dump” but then I just got lazy and didn’t. So, you are very welcome for the wunder boner commercial. Raking through my old blogs, I found some mediocre insight, and videos that ranged from Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondant’s Dinner, my favorite Michael Jackson special, some sci fi/tech links, music videos, interviews, oh and...
My weird incident.
So, I just remembered that I haven’t told anyone besides Taylor about my crazy story from last week. I guess it isn’t that crazy, and it isn’t really blog-worthy a week after the fact, but I’m going to tell it anyway. Last week I was at a gas station getting gas. A woman in a jeep was parked on the other side of the pump - but between the pumps - facing the other way. Her...
It’s 9:14 on a Monday morning. My usual gas station still had a pretty full carafe of my favorite kind of coffee, and there was only one large cup left. During my daily (internal) debate on whether to buy the Justified paper, I remembered that I *may* have some Silly Putty in my purse and bought it. Seems like a pretty good start to the day if you ask me! I’ve got a lot of plans...
What is home?
I wanted to talk about the notion of ‘home’ for a moment. I remember in high school, among the pages of my senior yearbook, was printed part of a quote from the movie Garden State. At the time, it didn’t strike any particular cord with me. I wanted to include the entire quote now, though, because it seems particularly relevant to what I am writing about. “You’ll see...
This post was supposed to be a reflection of Spring. I mainly just wanted to talk about how hard it is every year to see more friends graduate and move on in life while I’m stuck in a place in my life where I am largely unhappy that I am not who I want to be. The more I reflected though, the more shocked I felt at the speed time had passed. Some memories feel so real to me that I can’t...
Happy World Poetry Day! Katie Couric posted a blog with her favorite 5 poems in it. I decided I would do the same and then realized that I don’t know what my 5 favorites are. I could barely narrow it down to even five OF my favorite poems. So really, here are five poems I thoroughly enjoy!! Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or...
Well, in a blog that is rarely written in and largely about this ever-lingering quarter-life crisis, I think it is time to write something a little positive. Maybe this one won’t go stale sitting in my drafts folder among all the other unfinished blog posts I have started recently. I know that I spend a lot of time (year-round) hating on Valentine’s Day. I don’t celebrate it with...
What makes Xanga so lame? It’s the same as any other blogging site! In fact, I posted much more on all of my Xangas than I do on this thing. Posts feel like a bigger deal now than they used to. Weird.
Good things are coming my way!
Sooo, I FINALLY ordered a MacBook charger and according to USPS, my package left Georgia last night… it’s only a matter of time! On top of that the jersey Taylor bought me for Christmas should be in my hands this afternoon! ALSO, I have a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird in the mail headed my way. I know, I know. I’m turning into Mel Gibson from that movie Conspiracy Theory - but...
Okay, I have been writing a post-year, New Year’s blog for years now. 2004 is as far back as I can remember. The point is, I usually go back and compare the previous year’s reflections with the ones for the current year. I didn’t feel like doing that. Diary-x had a server crash some number of years ago and lost a ton of blog entries anyway. Last year I read through a few and...
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
So, I can’t believe there is no Christmas post yet!!! It’s Christmas time. I mean, that’s the point of a Christmas post. I went to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving to see my mom and it REALLY kicked off my Christmas spirit in a good way. After Thanksgiving we decorated her Christmas trees, put the finishing touches on the many, many lights/displays in the yard, listened to LOTS of...
Nerd alert! I wanted to write about Harry Potter. I will keep it short and sweet as to not make myself look like a total loser. I went to see the movie last night, of course. I left my graduation robe in the back seat like a mindful 22 year old. I did wear a maroon sweater and my favorite golden scarf which has accompanied me to almost all of the premieres. While I could have lived the rest of...
Have you ever really sat down and thought about exactly what it is we do at restaurants? Seriously. We take a shower, but on something presentable to wear, ladies may even “fix their face”, take a quick glance at the bank account and hurry into society for a meal. Once there, you (should) follow some type of standard of behavior, (manners seemingly are most important at meal-time) and...
So, I took pictures this weekend. I can’t get the damn date off of the display on my photos in auto mode so that pissed me off, but even moreso was how I looked. I did not realized I had gained so much weight. It’s in every picture, even the face shots, I think I’m growing a second chin and I have these gross neck rolls. Yeah, it’s disgusting. Shall we take a little stroll...
I’m staring out the office door at the levee and wishing I could go sit on it. Now that’s romanticizing things: when you want to sit on the Ouachita River levee in Monroe. It’s a beautiful day. So beautiful. This is why I love fall. There is nothing about true fall that isn’t amazing. Perfect weather, perfect scenery, perfect sky, and the beginning of a new season....
...The blog saga continues
Jeez, this has become quite the headache. I am in the process of archiving all my old blogs onto one blog that will be private. My drunken shenanigans of the past need not be divulged to any tender-eared eyed reader (though readers are few and far between), so I figure it’s time to be smart about it and clean up the blog-scene as far as I’m concerned. Not for that to imply I...
So I have discovered Scala and Kolacny Brothers. It is a Belgian women’s choir and they are super amazing. You’ve heard them most recently from that awesome trailer for the Facebook movie. Anyway, watching YouTube so I can hear some of my favorites, and allowing myself to lament the loss of my computer - including all the music on it that I keep randomly getting the urge to listen to...
I keep thinking I really need to blog. I know nobody reads this, and that’s fine, really. However, I think it’s good for me. I find myself wishing I kept a diary instead, so I could write about whatever I wanted without being vulnerable to the outside world. Then, I think, blogging is a good way to find a community around me blah blah blah. I’ve been blogging for years. 8 of...
I ran across a blog the other day (I didn’t copy the link down, so I am not sure what it was), but basically the author was stressing the importance of simplifying your life and determining what is important and what you NEED and what you place too much emphasis on. I think I am going to do this. I am tired of being unhappy and I need to change the way I think. I need to figure out what is...