Monday, September 29, 2008

random thoughts

Wow. It is so much more interesting to read about other people's lives then it is to write about mine. I guess you never think of your own life as exciting ...

Well, this past weekend I went home to spend some QT with my sis ... she leaves for LA tomorrow. She got the job at NBC (well, Reveille). She's super excited. She's super broke. She better be super good at saving her moolah or she'll be super emailing her sis for help ;-) I can't believe she's going to be so far away from me. It is weird to think that I won't be able to hug her whenever I want ... I mean look at her smiling face (pardon the drunk idiots in the background) ... Okay, don't get me started on missing my baby sister ... next subject ...

Oh, by the way, I've noticed lately that I use the ellipsis way too often in my writing (pause) and it is never for for any omitted word, phrase, line, or paragraph from within a quoted passage. It is merely me gathering my thoughts (pause) and thinking (pause). I use the ellipsis when I'm dragging out a thought or I feel like a full stop is just too harsh. Sometimes you have to leave a sentence trailing and the pauses I inserted in that sentence above just don't give the same feel to my thoughts as an ellipsis. I know, I know ... but y'all will have to get over it because:

a) I don't really think anyone reads this blog anyway
b) We all use and abuse the English language as it is with the happy faces, etc.
and c) It's my blog and I'll do what I want :-P

Man, I'm tired ... can you tell? Night y'all!

Monday, September 22, 2008

6 quirky things about myself ...

I've been tagged by Rachel to post 6 quirky things about yourself. Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about six unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag six fellow bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the six blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

My personal QUIRKS:

1. Everything has to be in its place. On my coffee table, my bathroom counter, my office desk, etc. I have this OCD need to have everything precisely in its place.
2. I can't stand when people don't take care of themselves ... especially those that go out in public looking like they don't take care of themselves. I realize that people "don't care" and are more about "being comfortable". It's BS and it bothers me. Like my mom always said, "You never know when you're going to meet the President." Take a little pride in your appearance people.
3. I am a lazy procrastinator. If I can put it off I will. Out of sight out of mind. I somehow end up completing things absolutely necessary which fools people into thinking I'm fairly motivated but secretly ... I'm a bum ;-)
4. I have to have the toilet lid down. Always. That is why they invented the darn thing. Put the lid down after every use please. Thank you.
5. Grammar. Please use it appropriately. End of story.
6. Punctuality is important. I had too many times being late to Girl Scouts, birthday parties, etc. that I now have an intense fear of being late. I'm always early ... I usually try to keep it to only 5 min but sometimes if I misjudge the time to get somewhere ... I'll be "un-fashionably early". I guess it's better than being "fashionably late" :-)

I don't know 6 people that blog regularly, so I also am going to break the last two rules and make it 3 people. However, if you read my blog and would like to tag yourself for me, please feel free.

I tag Rachel, Shay, and Sara. Have fun!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

today is a new day

That is my mantra from now on. I will approach every day as a new day. I will not worry so much about things that are out of my control. I will try my best to be as positive as possible.