Tuesday, February 20, 2007

It's Almost My Birthday

I was just looking over my resolutions and they seem pretty keep-able. I've been thinking a lot about the tattoo, and I think I know what I'm going to get. I'm dead serious about going to Miami Ink, and I'm going to get a tat from Kat, who does really amazing portraits. And I think I'm going to get my two grandmothers on my arm, using photos of them from the early 1940s. It'll be so amazing.

Daniel has informed me that he's going to have Yohji do a tattoo for him when he's old enough. He's all, "Yohji rocks! Kat's boring!" I love it when Daniel get all hip on me.

Rob's mad because I still haven't posted his Proust questionnaire.

The Astronaut Farmer looks like a terrible movie. I mean, the only redeeming feature is Billy Bob Thornton, and I think we all know that's not necessarily a good thing.

See, this is what I usually do in my LiveJournal and don't subject the rest of you to. But I was feeling all bloggy tonight.

I've got frickin' All American Rejects' "This Ends Tonight" stuck in my head. Not cool.

I got the teensiest bit of laundry detergent on my lip earlier (long story short: it got on my fingers, I wiped most of it off, but missed some, and scratched my mouth or something and got it on my lip) and then licked it off and swallowed it, and so now I've been tasting damn laundry detergent for like an entire hour.

I'm not feeling American Idol yet this year. Usually I'm excited about SOMEONE by this stage in the game, but no. All I can muster is something resembling enthusiasm for Chris Sligh, who totally rocks.

I'm having a bowling party for my birthday on Saturday. I'm so excited. What's so hilarious is how excited people are about coming! If I'd known that all it took was mere mention of the word "bowling" to get a bunch of fun friends in one room, I'd have hosted a bowling party much sooner. Of course, Rob, Daniel and I suck at bowling, but we have a blast doing it. Apparently some of the party attendees are really good bowlers, so I'm hoping they'll kick my ass on my birthday. Something sick in my personality thinks that would be so funny.

I'm itchy. Specifically, my pinkie finger is itchy. How weird is that? An itchy finger. That seems odd.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


I can hear all of you snarking about how amazing it is that I've actually posted something new...

I've decided to take a page out of my sister's blog and make some New Year's resolutions. Except for me, the new year never really truly starts until closer to my birthday, so it's perfectly okay that I'm only just making the resolutions. So here they are:

1) Quit thinking that homework in kindergarten is stupid and just get it done.

2) Get to work on time more than twice a week.

3) Go a little deeper than "I love you" when I'm talking to Rob. I'm sure he'll understand.

4) Start saving up for my Miami Ink tattoo. I'm thinking Daniel's face on my upper arm. But I will likely chicken out and get it on my back...

5) Don't chicken out -- get the tattoo where I want it.

6) Keep better track of the books I read. Last year, I read about 100 books but only managed to write anything down about maybe 30 of them. Lame.

7) Figure out what the hell is wrong with the big toe on my right foot.

8) Finish reading U2 By U2 by the end of February (that one's for you, Trentster!).

9) Exercise.

10) Eat better food.

11) Learn to cook Indian food.

12) Work on my novel.

13) Put the Christmas decorations away before St. Patrick's Day.

14) Get car fixed.

15) Win more trivia contests. It feels good to win trivia contests. Or get second place when there's decent money on the line... Google "Geek Bowl 2007" for details... Being a geek is totally fun.

16) Speaking of being a geek, get really good costumes for Renaissance Fest.

17) Figure out long term solution for sensitive skin. Am tired of breaking out in hives at the slightest provocation.

18) Stay in better touch with people who live far away. For example, I haven't sent out Christmas cards since Hal and I were together. That's not on.

19) Brainwash my niece into liking good music. Of course, maybe this can wait a year or two, but really, it's important to begin early or people wind up like her dad, listening to KOSI 101.

20) Drink more tea.

21) Quit letting Daniel watch inappropriate television (i.e. Heroes, Lost, The O.C.).

22) Seriously: WTF is wrong with my big toe? It just gets worse and worse.

23) Stop judging grown women who talk like infants. I'm sure they're lovely people deep down.

24) Set some new goals.

25) Get addresses changed on ALL magazine subscriptions, not just the three I've done...

26) Blog more often.

27) Make final decision as to whether or not I'm going to become an American citizen before 2008 Presidential election.

28) Buy more shoes.

29) Stop prioritizing t.v. shows.

30) Prioritize comics instead.

31) Host "Potter Party" for fellow HP geeks on July 21st.

32) Get something fabulous done with my hair.

33) Buy bookcases.

34) Learn how to bowl properly. Am certain it will still be fun if done properly.

35) Stop fantasizing about Captain America. And Tony Stark. And Bruce Wayne. And Supergirl. They are comic book characters and therefore inappropriate to fantasize about.

36) Put more effort into photography.

37) Only make resolutions I'm capable of keeping.

There -- I'll be 37 on my birthday, so 37 resolutions it is.

Stay tuned for some pic spam and a Proust Questionnaire from the love of my life. The bald one, not the short one.