Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good riddance 2008

I am so glad to see this year end. Some very rotten stuff has happened this year right up until the end and I can't wait to say goodbye to this terrible, no-good, very bad year.

So somewhere on the mayhem that is my desk is my list of resolutions for 2008. I can't quite remember every item on it, but as I am a woman I'm sure losing weight ranked high on the list. Saving money for a house and car were on it. I guess that covers the important stuff of, security, transportation.

Weight. I can happily report that I have lost a grand total of 3 lbs in the last year through no effort on my part. I started the year working out several times a week for several months, but the last few I can always find other things to do instead of working out. Laundry, sleep, helping my sister, cleaning.

Savings. Not so good on that front. I honestly don't know where my money goes. It's not like I go shopping much (and my sad wardrobe can attest to that), I gave up all my hobbies, and as I lack a drug habit I really wonder how my money just seeps from my account. Too many movies perhaps?

Still, with the housing market tanking (neener neener overspending greedy bastards) I have some hope that I may finally be able to afford a home of my own. Soooo not looking forward to having my mother move in with me, but she's getting long in the tooth and I do need her to fulfill my spinsterly destiny. She'll take the place of a cat.

I will have to work on my resolutions for 2009 but for those of us who sorta left our 2008 resolutions by the wayside, check out the link below for ideas on how to get some of the most common resolutions checked off your list in ONE DAY. How efficient is that?!?

Diary of a Crafty Chica
Warp speed resolutions? Bring 'em on!

Thursday, October 09, 2008


One of the highlight of my year. Certainly the best time I've had in a long time.

New Kids on the Block concert last night at Staples Center. They are still so yummy.

But here's an old school video. It's obvious why it was so easy for a 12 year old to love Joey McIntyre.

And here's one of them now. Clearly, still yummy.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

This year just sucks in so many ways. I thought it was just the month of May being bad, but I keep hearing so much bads news lately. Just when I think I've got a handle on one pile of crap, suddenly there's another heaping portion.

If I've learned anything in the past few years, it's that times like this make me appreciate all the more the hugs I get, the kindness I receive, the laughing fits I have. That's the stuff that we call life and what makes us human. Too bad with all that good comes the bad and the ugly.

My sister has cancer. Stage IV gastric cancer to be exact. In the last few weeks she's had abdominal surgery, a medication infusion device implanted, and started chemo. Several other people I know have recently been diagnosed with some form of cancer. And now 2 other people I care about are waiting on results. These are all young people. Not to be mean, because I love old people more than most people do, but honestly, it's just not fair for so many young vibrant lives to be threatened. It's just not right and I'll never understand it. But it is what it is.

There's no reason for this post other than my wanting to record my feelings at this moment. I look forward to the day when my biggest concern will be whether I'm dating or not.

Monday, June 02, 2008

I ran into someone today

My first boyfriend. So even HE is married and has kids. If you ever met the guy you'd understand my surprise. Though he did say if he had to do it over again, he wouldn't have married. Seems like I keep hearing things like that. I think the universe is talking to me again.

Anyway, just strange to have a blast from the past.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


So I've mentioned that I think in terms of lists. A while back, I found this neato book at Urban Outfitters. I haven't actually filled it out but figured I may as well make it a bloggercise. Seems like a fine way to procrastinate.

List Pets You've Had and Their Names

*1984 - a furry (not sleek, yuck) guinea pig named Squeaky. The day she died I ran into my sister's room screaming "She's dead! She's dead!" and my sister thought I was talking about our mom.

*1985 - another furry guinea pig by the name of CeeCee. We took her with us when we moved to Texas. Some asshole(s) broke into our house, stole some stuff, and killed her. How cruel is that?

*1989 - a runt of a cat my sister bought from some kids on our street. His name was Bandit since he was all white except for his black paws and the black patch across his eyes. He was a cutie. My mom got sick of him for no good reason and gave him away. I still haven't forgiven her for that.

*1993 - the BEST dog EVER, my Doberman Dukie. He used to run sideways and could see ghosts. To this day if I see a Dobie that looks like him I get teary-eyed.

*1995 - a psychotic cat name Nala. She's the demon feline who made me think that cats have the Devil in them.

*1996 - another cat, Jonah. This one was foisted upon me by my roommates and had a horrible snot problem. In the end, my mom and I got stuck with the cat despite the fact that we never even wanted him. My mom got rid of him. I wasn't too mad at her for that one though.

And that is it. I'm done with most pets. Unless I buy a house with a yard, then I'd get a Doberman and name her Pandora. Or Aeryn Sun (I'm a Farscape geek remember?).

BTW, you can build your own lists at Just in case you need an excuse to procrastinate too.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm back...

But only for a shameless plug. Please please please sponsor my grueling 2 mile walk on the beach for a great cause. See link below...

And just to make it worth your while, here are 5 things I've been up to in the past 2 months.

1. Celebrated my 31st birthday in Dallas.
2. Saw the Chicago River in all its green-dyed glory on St. Patrick's Day.
3. Went to Disneyland.
4. Went to my first hockey game. Brrr.
5. Got my teeth cleaned.

Tons of excitement round these parts, no?

Next trip, Brazil! Yep, I'm visiting a friend in the south of Brazil next month. Hoping I get my visa in time. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Friday, February 08, 2008

I luvs me some KROQ right now

So the radio station that I've listened to most of my life (but not so much in the last few years because I'm an old spaz and I can't handle the music anymore) is doing a Top 10 with a twist this weekend. They've come up with some great lists and I was sooo digging the ones this afternoon. Songs for losers, 1995 (year I graduated high school), Pearl Jam, 1993, they're doing Green Day right now. I live my life in lists. I categorize and sort and re-sort everything into lists. I have my Top 20 Boyfriends List (celebs I *would*), Top 10 Songs to Jam to in the Shower, Top 5 Places to Visit, etc. A few years ago I participated in a circle journal. One of the girls picked music as her theme. Most people did a layout about their favorite song or band. I couldn't narrow it down that way. I made little file folders with lists such as 5 Songs That Remind Me of Boyfriends, Songs to Crank in the Car, Songs to Dance To, I even threw in Religious Songs. Someday I'll have to open up that file in my old computer and see if anything has changed.

I really dig this format. So check out the lists they have planned this weekend.


Listen to KROQ today and all weekend long for your Top 10 songs from just about everything, with one top 10 countdown after another. We've got your top 10...

Songs for losers
Songs of 1995
Old School Punk Songs
Beastie Boys songs
Songs from bands that Kevin from Kevin & Bean broke up
Songs of 2001
Cover songs
Pearl Jam songs
Songs to take with you to rehab
Songs of 1993
KROQ songs in Guitar Hero
Green Day Songs
Songs for the ladies
Songs from movies
Songs from 2005
New School Punk songs
Songs by Sublime
Breakup songs
Songs from the crypt
Songs from 1999
Stoner songs
Rage Against The Machine songs
Songs by OC bands
Songs from 2000
Foo Fighter songs
Songs from chicks who rock
Songs from 1990
Grunge songs
Songs about So Cal
Bob Marley songs
Songs from bands who aren't as good as the original
Songs from 2007
Songs for the color blind
Linkin Park Songs
Songs from one hit wonders
Songs from 1992
Guyliner Songs
Offspring Songs
Most annoyng songs
Songs from 2004
Songs from 1998
Road Rage Songs
Electronica songs
Songs from 1991
Songs from 1996
Acoustic songs
311 songs
Songs of 2003
Ska songs
Smashing Pumpkin songs
Songs of 1994
Songs of 2006
Red Hot Chili Pepper Songs
Teabag Songs
Songs of 1997
Shortest Kroq Songs

Anyone care to post their lists?