Monthly Archives: February 2008

All I can do is Twitter

All I can do is Twitter

 Okay, so I know I haven’t posted a real post in a few days but I have been twittering. Okay pervs, it’s not what you are imagining. I’ve been using Twitter to update my blog partly because I’m practicing for when I go on my trip to Virginia (I can update via text message) and partly because I am exhasted and perhaps depressed. Here are my latest twitters. Lucky you, you can always see what I’m doing on the left column or by “following” me and getting text message updates.

Working: On my resume…I’ve got to get out of here! about an hour ago
Wishing: I had a chicken salad sandwich in my top drawer. Oh, and a million dollars or a fullfilling job. about 4 hours ago
Working. If that’s what you want to call “sitting here on my butt, bored half to death and bored 3/4 of the way to tears. about 23 hours ago
broadcasting the podcast RIGHT now! Check it out~
www.theburbblog.com 1 day ago
Working….on a turkey sandwich…at the bookstore. 3 days ago
My abs are in pain and my Aleeve isn’t working quick enough. Also, I need to wash my hair… 3 days ago

Hmmmm…

Hmmmm…

 Vegetable Broth
Bag of carrots (small)
Celery
Bag of lettuce
Strawberries
Bananas
Tide Laundry Soap
Yummy! Looks like somebody is making some kind of ill-intentioned soup!

To our dinner guests for tonight,

Don’t worry! It’s a joke…I think.
 

You smell like a rental boot (#86 is down and out!)

You smell like a rental boot (#86 is down and out!)

Woo hoo! Those were some sick slides down the hill dude! This morning I woke up at 8am and made the two hour drive to the ski resort. Yes, I ditched work! Gasp! This being my first time ditching ever, (wink, wink) I wanted to have some fun. Circumstances led me to going all alone but I have decided that this was the best thing because I learned so much more than I would have if someone else was with me. I was less embarrassed when I fell, I didn’t care about my outfit and I quit whenever I wanted. I tumbled down the bunny hill my first two times but after that I was doing great!

When I arrived I had just missed the first class so I had to wait two and a half hours until the next one. In the end, this ended up being better because I was able to stand and actually go down the hill without falling before my lesson, so I got to learn turns and all kinds of other things that I wouldn’t have had time to learn before.

If I could pull down my pants and show you….you would see that that my knees are sooooo bruised! Yeah, I ate it. I actually ate it more in my private lesson than I did when I was going down the hill on my own. Also, when I took off my boots I found these two sores and they are icky. Those rental boots smelled so bad; hopefully it won’t turn into staph infection.

I recommend learning to snowboard for everyone. I don’t know if the expert snowboarder or even the experienced snowboarder would get as much of a great workout as I did. Falling and getting back up seriously works your abs and your thighs. My legs burn and my arms are also sore for some reason.

One more item knocked off of my 101 Things in 1001 Days list.


Snowboarding lunch. I couldn’t eat it.

39. Organize the game closet – DONE!

39. Organize the game closet – DONE!

The 101 in 1001 Days project is going well. Today I completed #39 – Organize the game closet. Here are my before photographs:
 
And here are my after photographs:
 
I know, I know. To you it may appear to be nothing or may still appear to be a mess but for me, it looks and functions as a game closet soooo much better. Now we might actually play a game that has nothing to do with the Wii.
More progress to come tomorrow because according to my calculations of needing to complete something at least every 9.9 days, I should have about 8 things crossed off and I don’t! Tomorrow I will enjoy my thing, after all, nothing can be worse than cleaning closets all week!

February again… 2008…Already…

February again… 2008…Already…

 The days were long and took forever to end. At least that is how Kat felt as she sat in front of the computer every day, day after day. Reminiscent of her own school days, she counted down the days until Spring Break and then summer. She watched the clock as the seconds ticked on and the bell rang, dismissing students and then finally her to the beckoning world outside.
Working as a computer technician in a high school, staring at the glaring screen all day long was not how she had imagined her life would pan out. She was destined to live a life of thrill, of danger, of excitement, of far away travels. She sighed as she noticed yet another student instant messaging, an activity which was not allowed in this place.

The click, click, click, click, tap, tap, tap, tap of the keyboard were the sounds that she continuously heard and that followed her home a night. She jabbed out a message on her keyboard and sent it to the offending student. The student looked up at her, shook his head with disgust and shut off the program. He got up from his seat and stormed out without tucking his chair in. Kat rolled her eyes and went back to staring at the screen.

Just a little bit more than eight years ago, Kat’s life had been anything but glamorous; however, she was delighted with the direction it was going. Just out of high school, she was one of the youngest people living and working aboard a hospital ship in West Africa. As homesick as she was at the time, the adventure that lay before her every day was bathed in gold and sparkles, much different from the blue glow of a computer monitor that she now bathed in everyday.

Back then her travels and adventures kept the tears at bay. The friendships that she was forming were slowly becoming as important to her as the friendships she left behind. Her amazing boyfriend wrote her letters and short messages almost everyday and her family sent their best wishes and little blurbs of news when they could. Yes, life was good.

It seems no puzzle that tragedy was the only way out of this situation. At the time it didn’t seem to Kat or to any of her supporters, family or friends that her life could be anything but golden. Kat looked above her monitor at the square clock on the wall; little hand at 10, big hand at 11. She willed the hands to speed up and for the clock to read 3pm and to be punctuated with the ringing of a bell…just like back then…

#88 Find a friend to also make a 101 Things list

#88 Find a friend to also make a 101 Things list

 Yay! #88 on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days is complete! Good friend KC decided to make a list of her own! Lucky for me she has a few things on her list that we might be able to cross of together.

I really wish that more of my friends would make a list. It has given me direction and made me find things that might make me a better person and help me find things that I enjoy and might not have tried before. For instance; last night Chandra and I went bowling and we had a great time! I am trying to cross off #19 (break a 150 at bowling). This is much harder than it looks! Last night I scored anywhere from the 80′s to 115! Generally I have a hard time breaking 100 but now I know I can do it at least 1 out of 2 games.
I also almost have my closet totally organized. This weekend I purged thousands of dollars worth of clothes in almost every size imaginable. I am going to try to take them to a consignment shop, sell some on Ebay and then give the rest to Goodwill. With the money from the clothes, I am going to repay our bank account for these shoe organizers and drawers for the closet. What do you think? After this and after I find something to organize my purses, I will be able to cross off #37 (Organize the closet). Also, I will be going snowboarding on Friday so #86 will be gone on Friday!

I just can’t WAIT for it to be SPRING!

I just can’t WAIT for it to be SPRING!

 Right now life in the suburbs is almost non-existent. Our neighborhood has the few people who sit in their garage or on the porch and observe in the winter, the very same way they do in the warmer parts of the year. However, for the most part life is quiet. The ground hog may have stuck his head out of the hole but I and most of my neighbors have yet to do the same thing.

It’s just a matter of weeks before life returns to activity on Maple Lane. I am really beginning to long for those afternoons spent sweating while gardening and mornings of waking up bright and early because my window is open and my neighbors are mowing their lawns at the butt crack of early for a Saturday morning. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to be outside for a while, yet cool enough to keep the mosquitoes away.

Mostly, I just can’t wait until I have some news to share with you all about what people are doing!