Thursday, March 30, 2006
Great Outdoor Fight
I'm a big fan of Achewood
--but really, who isn't? But this latest storyline has been a thing of absolute beauty: The Great Outdoor Fight. I think that you need to read it, because it is really the best thng ever.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Embracing the Future (As a Concept)
I think that I don't use enough jargon. In my blog, in my life, in my cooking. More jargon. I'm going to come up with some "power words" (pow-words?) and develop a whole life philosophy, and then market it.
I'm thinking about starting a new blog. And get this--it's going to be about learning to program! I'm surrounded by programmers, and I don't even know what it means to program. So, I thought to myself, it's time to figure out what the hell my boyfriend does all day long. And then maybe I could make something! Of my life!
Oh! Exciting! I went to Copynight
last night, and it was a lot of fun. Seriously. There were a lot of lawyers there, and I learned that I could get sued for linking to a website from my blog, unless I am commenting on it. Actually, I feel more confused about copyright law than before, but I think it's mainly because I just think that I should be able to do whatever I want on the internet, because it's the INTERNET for chrissakes! Come on, people!
Sappho is drinking unsweetened organic soymilk from my cereal bowl. I swear, that cat has boundary issues. That is MY soymilk, cat.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Greg brought lattes over this morning--like he usually does when he picks up Chris to go to Less Distracted
. How to describe what Less Distracted (LD) is like? Remember when you were between the ages of seven and eleven, and you would make-believe that your backyard was a magical kingdom, and you were a double agent ninja princess, and the patio was your castle and the swingset was where the evil spies were? LD is a place where you can pretend that you're in an internet start-up circa 1997, with your very own desk! I like to think of it as "playing office" or "playing cubicle." That's what it feels like to me, although I know they do get a lot of work done while they're there.
I'm going to go to the gym today. I'm excited because today is lower body day, and my legs are by far the strongest part of my body. (For instance, I can bench press maybe 30 pounds, but I can leg press over two hundred easily.) Weight lifting makes me feel stronger and I can see progress everytime I go in. I've also decided to change my cardio routine. I am doing more treadmill and less eliptical. I don't like running, but if I put the treadmill at a really high incline and walk at a fast pace I get totally sweaty. I like to think of it as training for San Francisco. Pseudo-hills.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Hello! Well, it's been a while, hasn't it?
So, basically, after the big invitation push, wedding planning has been smoother. There's still the whole "ceremony" thing to be worked out. Aisle? Vows? That sort of thing. But, as the RSVPs roll in, I'm starting to get a little bit excited about the party part. It's nice, because I know that people I love and care about are going to be there. Chris's Aunt Holly sent us a package with a DVD of Chris's cousin's wedding, and a beautiful bracelet. It has pictures of vintage brides.
It's also tax season. I don't have a problem with taxes, as an idea. But doing taxes scares me a bit. I met with my German Tax Lady. She is wonderful, if a little bit strange. One of the first things she asked me, in a German accent, was, "What are your dreams?" It was disconcerting. I mean, I want to get my taxes done, and she's asking me what my dreams are. And she uses a lot of German: numbers, names, relationships, exclamations. I left her office feeling dizzy. Also, inspired. She's good, though, at what she does.
Tonight we made dinner together: turkey meatloaf with broccoli and greens, spinach salad with dried cranberries and blue cheese (Lindsay's mom's recipe). It was a good combo pack, although the meatloaf could've been better. We made it up, so of course it was off. But it has potential.
I was on the back porch, looking in on the house, and thought, we painted the kitchen, we painted the living room. It made me feel good, seeing something that we did together and thinking it was beautiful.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Just wanted to let you know
I am seriously considering spending over $200 on personalized m&ms.
War leaves long lasting effects
Monday, March 20, 2006
I woke up in such a happy mood today! I am still in a good mood. I think it is because Chris and I spent a long time organizing the office and gettting our tax information ready. Although, I did have a nightmare that the wedding was tonight and we didn't have a DJ.
Actually, this weekend was really great, mainly because Chris and I spent a lot of time doing things together. We even went to the gym.
I still don't have a wedding cake. And there are still some people to whom I need to send invitations. But . . . so much is done!
Monday, March 13, 2006
The loudest knock in the world
Lindsay's dog Sedna is barking, the house is shaking, and a knock, a loud series of knocks is coming from the front door. It is most definitely pre-wake up time for the house. After knock number 15 or so (note: the knocks only get louder as they move forward in time) I roll out of bed, disturbing cats, and as I walk downstairs, and Marissa is coming out of her room, I see man through the window in the door. Thinking it's Lindsay's medication, I open it up.
"I'm sorry, I see you guys aren't up yet. I saw the mattress in your backyard. I haul things away, and I was wondering if you'd want me to take it for you?"
"No, thank you."
I close and lock the door, put Sedna back in with Lindsay, and go back upstairs. In bed, I think about all the other things I could've said. I am angry. Mostly, I am stunned. You do not knock loudly on a stranger's door at seven in the morning unless: their house is on fire; their door was left opened and you don't want them to get robbed/cold; you are delivering something (preferably breakfast). I just happened by and saw something that maybe you don't want and I thought you could pay me to take it off your hands is not one of those reasons.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Status: On bed, with cats.
I decided to pull everything out of the bedroom closet this afternoon. It has been basically a catch-all closet for the longest time, ever since the rod collapsed from the weight of our style. I've stopped in the middle, am currently stopped, to check on my NetNewsWire. I'm not checking my email again. It's all the way up to 27 unread emails. Most of them are stupid anyway. I hate email. Anyways, I'm going to finish cleaning the closet, which means putting things back in it in a new order. Huh-huh, I just said "new order"!
Chris thinks that Grey's Anatomy is on iTunes, but I've checked. It is not. Desperate Housewives is on iTunes. Knight Rider is on iTunes (did you hear about Hasselhof getting drunk and beating up his wife? Allegedly?)! Although, there is a Grey's Anatomy Official Podcast. Who wants to listen to that?
It is fairly cold here, and it's even been snowing for the past couple of days. Nothing big, and nothing sticking in our neck of the woods (how provincial), but snow in March?
At breakfast this morning we were next to this table of two ladies, late twenties. The one speaking directly into my ear canal (her mouth was at a right angle to my ear hole) kept talking, loudly about Spinning? Like, the class? With the bikes? And the guy who yells at you? If he sees you slacking off? And everything she said? Was in the form of a question? Like, when she was training? For her triathalon? Or how hard weight-lifting is?
It's bad enough that her intonation was so annoying--like a really well designed fire alarm. But the worst part was that she was a loud talker. She had, like, no inside voice?
Thursday, March 09, 2006
What's so bad about Toxins, anyway?
Ah, yes, if you didn't already know, I am on a detox diet. It is the beginning of day three for me. I've eaten: steamed vegetables, quinoa, juice, herbal tea, water, and chicken breast (I needed some protein). I've been fantasizing about cooking a real meal, sauteeing onions and garlic, buttering toast, roasting lamb. Something significant. I've been threatening to give up, to eat some real food again. But I never do. I'm starting to like my food.
Why am I doing this? I am sick and tired of holiday tummy every day. I have had no holiday tummy for the past few days. I have, however, been sleeping almost constantly.
Monday, March 06, 2006
I rub your belly!
It's time for me to do something else today. I've made some calls, sent some emails, read some blogs.
For the longest time I didn't read any blogs except those my buddies wrote. Lindsay
, Shouting at Each Other
, Greg's Dad
, Chris's Dad
, and Claire and Marian (both of who stopped blogging a long time ago). And also Boing Boing
, and Waiter Rant
. Now I've found some neat feminist blogs by some smart women who do some awesome things: Granny Gets a Vibrator
, I Blame the Patriarchy
, as well as this awesome lady in Canada who has a whole comprehensive site about women and weight lifting called Stumptuous
I just wanted to let you know what I was up to. Oh, and the Oscars totally blew last night. Amazingly boring, and made me feel little respect for the Hollywood Establishment (excepting Felicity Huffman and George Clooney). Poor Jon Stewart. That was an awful night for him. And is it just me, but do the starlets look like they've been stretched out on the Rack? And what's up with Reese Witherspoon winning Best Actress? Or Crash, for that matter?
I am going to pump some IRON!
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Everyone is still sick in the house, except for the kid, who is enamored of buttons on the computer. "I typing!" "Me type!"
Today is Sunday. I think I might enjoy some juice.
I've been pretty down in the dumps lately. I'm going to have more coffee.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
I'm working on the wedding. It kind of gets exciting, but equally frustrating. It's tough to have to entertain a bunch of people.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
This is not a political blog--I'm just not that into (writing about) politics--but I've been reading so much about impeachment lately that it's disturbing. Why? Because, when Clinton got a blow job everyone jumped onto the impeachment bandwagon, but when we have PROOF that the current President has been breaking the law, it seems to me that no matter how many Harper's cover stories are written, or how Garrison Keillor
feels about it, it's just not gonna happen. Why? Because we're LIBERALS, which means that it doesn't matter what we say about W. I would love to impeach George W Bush! He's earned it! But I don't believe it will happen.
In other news, I feel almost completely better, except for my nose skin, which is dry and flaky.
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