Friday, December 28, 2007

Year In Review

I am currently without internet at my residence so I have not updated in a long time. Hopefully we'll get us some internet soon, but some people think having a couch is more important.

So, this will be my end of the year post. Reflections, memories, hopes for the new years. Stuff like that.

It's been possibly the weirdest year of my life so far. A lot of changes. I quit my job, lost a parent, got a new car, moved in with my boyfriend (and his son and dog). And those are pretty big changes in my opinion. And I've noticed that I'm not the only one with big changes going on. Steph and Bryan got the new house, Laura got married, Jenny's all in a serious relationship and crap. I don't even know what's going on with Nicole. (I hear people talk about how they don't talk to their high school friends anymore... I wonder if they're counting they're sister's friends...)

I am curious about the coming year and what it will bring. I'm really hoping it's easier. I hope to find a job (very soon). I hope to host a party. I hope to not be involved in a break up. I hope nobody dies or gets seriously ill. Seriously guys, try really hard to not get sick or injured. I have faith.

In conclusion, while 2007 was a year full of great memories and crap, let's try for less bad memories next year. Go team!


Friday, December 21, 2007

More stuff

Other stuff I want:
-Music! All those folky people: Hem, Ingrid Michaelson, Madeleine Peyroux
-A book called "The Victorian Lady". The copy is by my cousin, Janna Walkup, and it's very girly,
-Something that smells good. Soap or oils or something. Good smells are lavender, rosemary, sage, jasmine, anything planty. Not foody.

I'm feeling very greedy this week.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wow, am I behind...

...but I'd argue that I was supposed to have help with this thing. (Alison!)

So, listen: Does anyone want to go to a bridal show with me?

I know what you're thinking, I'm not engaged and neither is Nicole quite yet and even if you were, all the stuff at a bridal show is probably stuff you wouldn't actually want to pay for/take home.

But people go to dog shows without intending to buy dogs. And boys go to car shows all the time and still drive around in their boring little Hondas. And Grandpa loves steam engine shows, but I have yet to see one of those puffing away in his backyard.

So, who wants to go with me? Does it matter if all of us are either not engaged or already married? No! This is about entertainment, about spectacle! And about talking myself out of renting swans for Nicole's wedding.

In other news, I keep finding things that I want on my Christmas list and it's killing me. Usually I can forget about them, but I keep looking at ads and now I want:

-a digital camera (for knitting pictures)
-a knitting machine (on sale at Jo Ann!)
-an elliptical (Christmas is a season of dreams)
-cross country skis (why must you buy all the boot/strapping stuff?)
-a model train set (Something to start me, so I can model a landscape myself)
-a car (And I want an indigo one! Color is the only thing that separates one car from another! )

Capitalism. Yum.


Saturday, December 1, 2007

In which I steal a stolen idea

1. I saw this on Stepho’s blog. I had no pronounced excitement or disappointment, but I did see an idea to steal.
2. I have needed to seriously clean my room for about a year, but I’ve convinced myself that I’m moving out soon and I should just wait until I pack.
4. I have a recurring nightmare. I know exactly what it means. But I don’t know how to make it stop.
5. I don’t know that I have a favorite author, but if I did it might be James Thurber. (Ohio and proud!)
6. Holy crap, I have a yarn closet, too. When did that happen? Didn’t it used to just be a box in a closet?
7. I’m down to one cat. It doesn’t sleep on me and it barely let’s me touch it. Am I a failure as a cat lady?
8. I’m afraid of needing glasses. I’ve left my bra in how many places and you think I can keep track of glasses? Also, I’m afraid of needing fillings. I know that’s not really related, but it’s a big fear.
9. When I think about my real age I get really tired, and I’m pretty sure that’s a symptom of depression.
10. I hate most breakfast fast foods. And it’s not always easy to find other breakfast foods I enjoy. In general, I find there’s no incentive for me to get up before noon.
11. You know who's hot? Bill Nighy, that's who!
12. I like soup. But it’s so salty. Someone should invent non-salty, still-tasty soup.
13. I guess I’m a “sweet”. Although, if we’re basing our personalities on the food we like, I am “easy”.
14. I love whining about someone to a third party. I’m very judgmental and if I keep it all in, it will explode in a messy scene at some point. But I do think whining is best if prefaced by “I know this isn’t a big deal, but it just bothered me.” There’s a difference between whining about your pet peeves and seriously believing that people should change to suit your fancy.
15. I need to figure out how to get people at work to stop assuming I can knit them something in a few nights. Or that I want to. Or that I have lots of extra yarn and needles I am dying to pass out to the general public.
16. My trunk is still packed with stuff from my last move - which was December of 2005, if anyone is curious.