wisdom teeth says...: January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's nothing new to anyone who knows me at all, but I have an amazing capacity for laziness. Evenings when I'm home from work or weekends, I have a tendency not do anything productive at all. I spent last night watching that awful reality show about people who can't sing (I refuse to mention the name) even though I loathe it and the people who are on it. And not because I secretly enjoy it, but because I don't have cable and I couldn't be bothered to do anything besides watch television. It wasn't just that one either, this went on for hours. I'm not a snob about watching tv, I rather enjoy zoning out to shows that I like but I just feel crappy after watching hours of shows that I don't even like. There are plenty of things I could have been doing. Like setting up and learning that computer software for recording that I bought, what, 6 months ago? Or, jeeze, even just going down and renting a movie that I might actually enjoy watching. Meh.

Monday, January 21, 2008

My two weeks of worklessness are almost over. I have to get back to the grind on wednesday morning. I'm kinda ready to go back but I feel like I'm just getting in my no-work mindset. I had a nice time off though (aside from that first weekend when I almost puked myself to death). For the first week I got the house all set up and nice (mostly) then for the second week I've been reading and piddling around. There more stuff to do but I kinda ran out of steam.

OK, now I have to walk down to the tire place and get my car.

Friday, January 18, 2008

It is very cold. My toes hurt.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Dear Internets,

This morning I woke up at 7:30am and went running. For 15 minutes. Which may not sound like very long but is in reality 15 minutes more running than I've done in close to 20 years. Or maybe more like 18. It was cold.

Now I'm puttering around on the computer while the plumber fixes the undersides of my kitchen sink. It was pretty messed up. I poked a hole in the pipe with my finger.

I feel like I was pretty productive this weekend despite the endless hours of football watching. I went frame-crazy as they were 1/2 price at HobLob. I now have some nicely framed old flyers and posters and college-era intaglio and lithograph prints. I also cut up an old Beatles calender and put some of the pics into a multi-pic frame. Hmm, I also put together a big, new bookshelf. For the first time in a long while all my books have a home besides large piles on the floor.

All the football watching made me rather anti-social on Sat/Sun but Friday night Dan, Choo, JLowe and Staci came over and we had a Wii party. Staci was definitely the n00b wii-nner. I wish I had gotten my camera out.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The number one reason the people of this country will never elect Barack Obama is that he says things like, "We are happy warriors for change!"

It's odd to finally be sitting in my own house. I got a couch today so my living room is feeling living room-ish. Instead of hiding out in my bedroom I'm hiding out in the living room. Also, I have a temporary roommate, Jack G. He's staying here until he leaves for tour in March.

I'm off of work for a couple of weeks. Instead of my usual 2-3 months down time, I'm only off for 2 weeks. While I'd like a bit longer to relax, it'll be nice to have $$ coming in.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The newest fad in weight-loss! The 7-pounds in 2-days Dysentery Diet! That was seriously one of the worst two day periods I've ever had to endure. I couldn't eat, drink or sleep for about 48 hours this weekend. Well, I take that back, Sunday night I got almost four hours on sleep but that half a banana I had for breakfast? Body says no thank you. Or more like No! Thank! You! I'm pretty much over it now but still really weak and light headed. Ug, I hate being for real sick instead of plain ol' I just feel like crap sick.

Friday, January 04, 2008

The folks at gawker media have launched a blog about all things sci-fi called io9.com. Just in time, too, since the worker-bots here at work have just blocked boing boing.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The girl from Juno was Kitty Pryde in the X-Men movies! Damn, I knew I knew her from somewhere.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I never do resolutions for the new year and I'm not going to start now, but I am going to try to set a few goals for myself.
1) Let go of things. Not things as in physical stuff but irritations and slights and grudges. I'm just not going to dwell on this stuff anymore. At the same time, I'm going be less of a push-over. I think these tie in together pretty closely because it's my resentment that gets to me and if things are taken care of in a straight forward manner, there will be less resentment. Just less passive-aggressive BS in general.
2) Do less. Do more. I'm going to do less meaningless stuff and hopefully use that time and energy to do more important things. Just focus on what's important and what gets me towards my long term goals. Less time in bars more time creating a real life.
I know it's a bit lame to list stuff like this but I feel like the more I say it, the more I'll do it.