Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dentist/Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris was at my work today. I don't know why.

I went to the dentist. I went to lunch with my boyfriend. My car's battery died. Boyfriend assisted. Got to to work five and a half hours late.

Am slacking on my music reviews. Am slacking on homework.

January 09 is a real winner so far.

Yours very truly,

P.S. I think C.N. was here because I told someone my mom took Kung Fu in the 70s.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Car

OK, so it's not exactly a new car, but close enough. My Dodge Moron was sent off to Backwoods, TX for repairs in the secret shop of "Dennis Jared," whose main accepted denomination for payments is BROWNIES.

I will let everyone know how fantastic it runs.

Yours Very Truly,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Quick Update

I have just virtually set up shop on etsy, so that I can sell there, too. What will I sell? Oh dear... I'm not entirely sure. I don't know if my media gift basket idea is going to be allowed. Ha.

As of right now, I have yet to take any photographs for Ghost Parking, but I got the name cards, isn't that enough?!? No. Answer is "no, it's not."

This week, I will post an album review on Tim Gilbreath's blog. My friend Elizabeth and I are going to be the music review girls and yesterday we solemnly vowed to post something by the end of the week.

In other news, school starts on Wednesday! This is my schedule this semester:

Environmental Science
American Literature since the Civil War
American History since the Civil War
Piano Lessons

Work 25+ hours a week, on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and sometimes Sunday.

Knitting Hats for Chemo Patients
Mentoring Juvenile Delinquents

TV Night with Tim on Thursdays! (Office & LOST) (ew to LOST)
Esperanto Study!
Party-a-Month (You're invited)

I hope I don't drown or die.

Yours very truly,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No, Lupita!

Why is it that men can't dress this well all the time anymore? I have a new juvenile delinquent, Joshua, and he made the comment this past Saturday that men look stupid in sweaters. My boyfriend, of generally opposite opinional make-up from the average JD, has also expressed this alarming sentiment. What's the matter with you guys? Sweaters are fantastic.

I'd also like to mention that my sister and I have just discussed a wonderful episode of MST3K, featuring Creepy Santa, Pitch the Devil, and Lupita. I miss the days of watching that show. Any favorite episodes?

Just another reminder - the clothes swap party is this Saturday! Clean out your closets and bag up your unwanteds! We're going to have a great time. Also, remember to bring a couple LPs to play. Nothing like spinning some vinyl. (That was a really comical sentence. I'm only thankful that I didn't say it out loud. Ha.)

Very truly yours,

Note: Picture taken from the snail and the cyclops.

A Good Night

Last night, I had a cup of ice cream, watched a Clint Eastwood movie, finished a book and listened to the Velvet Underground. All in all, a good night.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shout Out to Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, as pointed out to me just today by my best friend, Lisa, is the ulitmate genius, mad scientist. Kudos to you, Nikola.

Discussion on MLA Citation: Who hates this and who likes this? Of late, I can barely seem to resist putting a WORKS CITED at the end of ridiculous places - most notably, in emails to my brother-in-law, Robert. I think giving credit is fabulous, and the MLA way is just the classiest of all. Alternately, it could be the case that I just finished a three week class in which six research papers requiring MLA citation were due. It's possible. Maybe.

Because I've earned seven As in as many months at the humble Houston Community College, I've decided to treat myself this spring with a week in Boulder, CO. I'll let you know more as my plans develop. In other news, I went to the dentist yesterday, and had some work done. I'll say this for the UT Dental School - they sure are thorough. Geez, I'm not getting away with anything at that place.

Street fashion blog update: I've got my business cards, I've got my camera, I have the photo release forms ready to print... and I'm still at square one. This is because I'm a certified pansy. Please encourage me (read: ask me about it and irritate me until I get it started).

Very truly yours,

Friday, January 2, 2009

Clothes Swap Party!

I'm hosting a Clothes Swap Party in a couple weeks! I hope it will be successful. Whenever I read about or hear about them, they always sound like fun. I'll post about how it goes. If you have any suggestions, let me know!


We've all done it. Told way more than we needed to. And ended up feeling stupid at the end. How does one stop oversharing?

CONSCIOUSLY. It takes a conscious effort, and even then, it's still possible. If it's something people ask about often, think of what you'd like to say, and keep it to two or three sentences. Sort of like an opening paragraph with a thesis. If they want to know more, they'll ask. Be ready!

Don't over-explain. It makes you sound guilty. Ha. This sounds funny, but notice sometime when someone is doing it to you. The more concise the answer, the more mature it sounds. And don't think you're too old to sound immature - you're dead wrong! Maturity and immaturity don't have an age range.

Something for everyone (myself included!) to think about in 2009.

Yours very truly,