Archive | December, 2010

Moon and Spoon

30 Dec

I have a little black and white cat named Moon. She’s named Moon because she has these really round, really orange eyes, like the harvest moon. She’s my best friend most days.

My cousin got a kitten recently (okay, months ago). We didn’t know what to name her at first so we just sort of called her “Kitten”. Then we decided she should be named Rani (hindi for queen), sort of after the tiger in Aladdin.

But the thing about our house is that E and I have Wisconsin accents. We know this, and we like to exaggerate them as often as possible. So we found it hilarious to pronounce “Moon” like a Yooper. Then we started rhyming a bunch of stuff with “Moon”.

And somehow, but some witchcraft or act of God, our “Kitten/Rani” became “Spoon” because she was Moon’s Spoon.

Then we gave the cats pedigree names. Moon is officially Harvest Moon and Spoon is Moon’s Spoon.

You wish you lived in this house, we’re pretty cool people.

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Way Back When

28 Dec

I was browsing Facebook this morning, and I came across someone that went to my high school. So I checked out her friends list…which happened to be everyone else that went to my high school.

And it got me thinking, I’m so different from way back then. I mean, it’s only really been 3-4 years, but still.

I grew up a lot. I slowly began to care less and less about being liked by the cool kids, and in turn, I think I became one of the cool kids. The secret is the confidence I grew. Yeah, I’m making an ass out of myself, but I’m enjoying every second of it. If you’re gonna do something, do it all the way, own it. People won’t notice as much if you’re screwing up.

I stopped calling so much attention to myself, in a negative way. I stopped wearing “weird” things, stopped trying to be weird. I’m weird all on my own and the people who know me well enough to know how weird I am love me so I don’t need to advertise.

I’m not dependent on people like I used to be. If nobody was doing anything I’d be sitting at my house just being bored. Now I have no problem entertaining myself. I learned that I can be my own best friend and that sometimes looking at art is much more enjoyable solo.

I have more friends than I used to, because I’ve expanded my social circle to include people I wouldn’t normally talk to. People have this amazing ability to surprise if you let them.

I’ve also learned how to let go of people that are just bringing me down. I don’t need to hang on to toxic people just to have a quantity of friends.

I also drive a way cooler car. Actually I have a car, that’s a big enough improvement. And my own place. And really awesome roommates. And the most adorable and cool cat.

And I’m comfortable being who I am every day.

I wish I could go back and tell 16 year old me all of these things. She’d be a lot happier.

Sick

28 Dec

So I’ve been sort of out of commission the last couple days. I’ve caught some sort of virusey goodness and I’m under the weather. So instead of doing anything actually productive I’ve been laying about and sleeping, mostly.

 

Just in case you were wondering.

 

You totally were.

New Year…New Me?

23 Dec

I guess I’m jumping the gun a little bit with the New Year’s Resolutions thing…but I’ve come up with a couple good ones and I want to post them now before I have time to go back on it.

First off, I’m going to look good. All the time. I’m going to stop grocery shopping my pajamas, or going to Webb’s in my pajamas…or doing anything other than sleeping in my pajamas. I need to stop dressing like I’m 40, and I’m discovering that skinny jeans really do work on me. So I’m going to explore style and come up with something that works for me and implement style into my everyday life. I need to have that extra bit of confidence. I want to learn how to wear makeup in a way that doesn’t make me feel painted.

I want to be able to get enough rest at night so that I’m not waking up ten minutes before I have to leave in the morning. I need time to shower, dress, maybe drink a cup of coffee, and put on some mascara before heading out in the morning. I feel like it’ll be better for my skin too. Because it hasn’t been too happy with my sleep/diet lately. Which brings me to my next point…

No, I don’t want to diet. But I do want to stop spending so much money on fast food, and convenience food. I feel like that alone will help me feel healthier, and maybe slim down a bit. I’m not unhappy with my figure, but I FEEL unhealthy, and that’s usually my red flag. I want to start using Sundays to make a bunch of foods that I can stick in gladware and bring with me to work. Then I’ll save money AND be healthy.

Because this is the year I want to learn to become financially savvy. I want to get rid of a bunch of my debt, and I want to improve my credit score. I don’t want to be so stressed when it comes to money, because I do have the potential to keep my head above water.

I think that all of these goals are completely attainable. I’ve had a good run… in 2009 I managed to get my license and a car. In 2010 I’ve moved away from my parents, gotten a cat, left a bad relationship, had a couple good relationships, and became WAY more comfortable in my own skin. I want to keep that up, because no matter how many times I think all the bad things are closing in, I want to be able to look back and think well…that actually wasn’t so bad.

I think I’m starting today.

This Is The End

15 Dec

Of the semester, at least. I have one more class period of Human Sexuality, some online Biology tests and labs to hand in, and two more French periods. AND THEN I’M DONE.

Also, my hours are hitting the standard mark (25 per week) next week, so not only will I not be in school, I’ll not have work all the time. Which means I’ll have a day off. Which means I don’t know what to do with my time.

So I think you guys get to decide. What should I do with my days of free time? I checked my dashboard just now and apparently a lot more people read this than I thought, so come on, speak up.

Things I Like

13 Dec
  • Dachsunds.
  • Squirrels
  • Coffee
  • My cell phone
  • My computer
  • Almost everything on modcloth.com
  • Almost everything on Uncommongoods.com
  • Our eagle statue named Kegels.
  • The fact that all of our animal knicknacks have sexual names.
  • Our dining room
  • My bedroom, when its clean
  • Libraries
  • More importantly, books
  • The smell of books
  • The sound of books
  • Books
  • The sound of ice clinking in a glass
  • The smell of dirt
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Eggs in a basket
  • Wine
  • Vodka
  • Knocking people off their pedestals
  • Knowing that I’m better than a lot of people around me
  • Not acting like I’m better than everyone around me
  • The fact that I haven’t murdered anyone….yet.
  • The semester being almost over
  • BRAVEHEART
  • My cat, Moon
  • My bestie Tony and my bestie Sarah
  • My roommates
  • My whole house, let’s be honest
  • You

Because I Can’t Say It Better

5 Dec

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)