everything that’s in my head all day, all spilled out

Welcome to the Millenium. March 27, 2009

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The fiancee had an amazing experience today while I was online shopping for a bikini (I know, not the best idea, but OH THE SALES!):

Me: Ew, not this pattern. I hate this. I think I want white. (Click on white color block to see white bikini)


Me: What? The color change?

Him: YES!

Me: You’ve clearly never online shopped before.

Him: Is that NORMAL? That’s AMAZING!

… welcome, young friend, to the magical credit card loving world of the great Al Gore-invented Internet.


March 24, 2009

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Today was day 3 of craving sushi, and after an unsuccessful attempt to get it for dinner on Saturday (because as always, Randalls sucks on most every level) and for lunch today (because no one seems to understand that some people don’t want avocado in their sushi), the great salmon gods smiled on me, and I was able to procure not only some delicious salmon nigiri, but also miso soup. I will never cease to be amazed at just how satisfying it is to get the food you’re craving. Thank you, Kroger, for not sucking like Randalls. You’re no HEB, but you’ll do. Reason #453 why I can wait to get pregs- no sushi. The horror.

Last night was my first true rodeo night. I watched bull riding, which is surprisingly fun when no one gets gored in the head (yeah, I saw that happen when I was about 5- somehow the guy managed not to die, it was crazy.) I also watched mutton racing- is that what it’s called?- where kids ride sheep for as far as they can (and its amazing if they get more than 10 feet) and the calf scramble, which was actually cool. 100 kids around 14 years old and 40 calves- everyone who catches a calf gets to keep it and raise it for a future livestock show, and this year one of the winners of the cattle prize stuff was one of the calves from calf scramble a few years ago! Very cool, lots of beer, and good old ZZTop to round out the night. Thanks, Top! All in all, successful weekend!


I’m a Toys R Us kid March 18, 2009

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I have never really wanted to grow up, but it’s pretty much upon me now. I’m in mid-twenties, I’m getting married, and not only are my friends getting married, but they’re having children. Children that are not accidents, that are happily received, that they look forward to. Toto, we’re not in undergrad any more.

Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day, and events of yesterday (such as planning ahead to get a taxi rather than park and deal with driving home later, opting to go to an establishment that had food so we could eat and not just get drunk and feel sickly, being embarassed when I fell over a guardrail- sadly, not because of drinking but because I have a lack of general coordination from time to time) really brought the growing up thing to the forefront. Other things that have done this lately:

  • I can actually tell you the due date of all bills I pay.
  • I have spent the majority of the last month’s weekend evenings in the house, rather than going out to bars.
  • It’s spring break, and I’m at work this week. And even though I do have two days off tomorrow, I already have a list of errands to fill that time, and those errands do not involve driving to PCB.
  • I’m genuinely happy when I receive gifts like place settings and knife blocks. (I cannot WAIT to actually get my hands on the new knife block- I’ve reached new levels of excitement for that one.)

I’m not unhappy with these developments, but some days, I do wish Geoffrey the Giraffe would swoop down, take me to his magical land of endless aisles of toys, and I’d enjoy it just as much as I did 20 years ago, without wondering in the back of my mind if I can get all the laundry done tonight.


March “this is not really angry until brackets start falling apart” Madness March 17, 2009

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So I just made my Facebook bracket for March Madness (what up, Lil Wayne bracket), and I’m pretty enthused about the total lack of research I did this year. Aside from one slideshow on 12 teams to not include in your bracket (which is impossible, by the way, since all 64 have to be in there somehow, and you aren’t going to pick SFA over OU if they match up, duh), I went into it blind, and I think I came out with pretty OK results. It just occurred to me, though, that I’m in a league with a sportscaster. I think he should be disqualified. If I beat him, I will officially be a March Madness idiot savant.

See, things like this are the fun parts of sports. I do not like basketball. But I’m ok with the tourney, because I like watching underdogs. George Mason University is one of my favorite schools ever, just because of their awesome Cinderella story from 3 years ago (I’m guessing at that- give or take a year). And I like watching #1 seeds get trounced anytime, but it’s especially great during playoffs  (UConn, I’m talking to you). It’s fun watching these teams give it everything they have. This is one of those rare times when basketball is worth my time; however, I probably won’t watch a whole game, not going to lie.  Wouldn’t it be AMAZING if there was an NCAA football November Madness? It would just make my birth month even greater. Actually, I’m pretty down with tourney style-anything NCAA; NCAA is just more interesting and full of more heart and passion.  Professional sports bore me lately.  I have been a diehard baseball fan my whole life (I’ll still take Craig Biggio as my betrothed if he ever should want that), but Roger Clemens and his needle crew have made a major dent in that. NFL is just drama left and right (this is NOT meant as a slight to the NFL player who accidentally killed someone with his car not long ago or the NFL guys who are presumed dead at sea- just to be clear, those are unfortunate. I’m more talking about T.O.)  And basketball- no interest of any kind. Apparently jocks don’t change after high school- the baseball players are still smart enough to get away with a lot, the football players are still causing drama and throwing fits, and the basketball crew is still kind of awkward (sorry, Yao).  The more random sports (hockey, lacrosse, water polo)- those guys were always the ones you wanted to hang out with, so maybe I should start working towards developing a fanship in those areas (I’m already the #1 fan of the former #55 for UT club lacrosse!). People might disagree with my assessment of sports, but I’m not a sports anchor, so who cares. Then again, if I whip someone’s butt in the tourney, that job may just be in my future…


After 4 days home from work… March 12, 2009

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Today marks Day 4 of what my friend Erin calls her avian flu, a weird cold/flu/lack of rest hybrid that has pretty much ruined my week. I tried to go to work yesterday, but after 12 pm, I was back on my couch watching another rerun of “What I Like About You”. (Fact 1 about me: I love crappy television, and I won’t apologize for it. Some people find their zen moments in yoga or poetry, I find mine through the “Real Housewives of Orange County”.) So the boredom of being home this last day, when I have slept too much to sleep anymore but still lack the energy to clean the kitchen, has led to this. And the boredom has also led me to think about a few things I really want to do that I haven’t done or have actually made regressions on:

1. Get a damn haircut already. I know I’m growing out my hair for the wedding (I’m getting married at the end of May, in case anyone besides my immediate friends reads this and needs that info), but it’s just getting shapeless and blah, very Anne Hathaway before the makeover in “The Devil Wears Prada”. I don’t like blah hair, especially on me. Hence, need a haircut. Perhaps Saturday.
2. I want to start Pilates or yoga. I did Pilates once or twice a week for almost a semester and I enjoyed it; I also did bikram yoga a couple of times, and I loved it. I need to figure out a way to get back on this that will not cost me $450 million a month. Must commit to working out if I’m going to be spending a week in a bikini in under 3 months time.
3. I need to figure out a creative outlet. This might be part of the blogging desire. I acted for a long time, and when I was younger I wrote “novels” (OK, they were like 150 page stories handwritten in notebooks, but they had plots, and that’s solid for a 13 year old.) And I sang for a long time, too. And I miss that. I miss having some sort of creative product of any kind coming out of me. I blame my desire to be creative on the lack of career ambition; maybe I’ll figure out a way to use it to my advantage, but I always thought I’d stumble into a glorious creative career and didn’t plan ahead. But I do genuinely like my job now. At least I never took the creativity to my wardrobe, because then I would be flat broke instead of typical mid-twenties poor.
4. Stop being sick. This is the most immediate short term goal. I shall start there.