Tuesday, October 19, 2010


What have I been up to, you might have asked.  Well, even if you DIDN'T ask, here's the scoop:
  • Failing at taking a photo every day.  I know I said I'd do it, and I did do it.  For the first day. And then I forgot on the second day.  And then I berated myself when I remembered on the third day and made myself take a lame picture of my cat just so I could check that off my list.  And now I'm trying very, very hard to take photos as often as possible and not just let my camera or camera phone sit unused.  It's a process, people.
  • Slowly trying to keep up with commenting on the comments.  I'm trying to make sure I comment on everyone's comments, but I'm sure I've missed a few.  I do really appreciate all your comments, I really do. I love the fact that people read what I'm writing and they think about it and then are moved to react.  It means a lot.  Thank you.
  • Saying really nasty things about an ugly child.  There's no good way to spin that, so I won't.  But, as a mitigating circumstance, said child's mother is a bitch.
  • Missing reading blogs.  I swear, this work and commute are kicking my ass, and are cutting in to my free time.  I miss reading and commenting on my favorite blogs.  I really do.  I did, however, finally realize that I can check my google reader on my phone [please, I'm technologically inept] so I've been reading a bit during breaks, but have not been quick enough to also comment.  Rest assured, I miss you all.
  • Secret Society of List Addicts. Great news! I'm the official new Tuesday poster at Secret Society of List Addicts.  I was very flattered to have been asked, and jumped at the chance to spout off in list form.  Check out today's post - it's all about lying to yourself.   Or me lying to myself.  For all I know, you may be completely honest with yourself all the time.  Kudos to you.
  • Getting a jury summons.  Oh, yeah.  I'm excited, but it's downtown and I'm still panicky about driving, so that removes a lot of pleasure.  Plus, I got the summons on the same day that I had to take my car into the shop because the steering wheel's power steering was failing. AWESOME!
  • Got aggravated by excessive exclamation points. I'm the PTA president and I wanted to send out an email reminding people to come to the meeting, and the new secretary took my nice, precisely worded email and added! Exclamation points! at the end of sentences!  So I look like a chirpy idiot.
  • Searching for the perfect lipstick.  I'm still looking.  I thought I had a good one in Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, but of course, it didn't work out.  Despite how dark it looks, it came out kind of pink on my lips.  Back to the drawing board.
Soooo close.
 That's what's going on with me.  What about you?


    1. Hang in there! It'll all come together soon.

      Enjoy your jury duty. Although they probably won't let you take pictures there.

    2. well, clearly it's not PTA-worthy if it's not perky!!! (yeesh)

      the hunt for the perfect lipstick is so challenging. i just finally found a new neutral that matched my new hair color... then i changed the color SLIGHTLY. back to the damn drawing board. sigh.

    3. explanation points irritate me as well, but i find myself using them (along with smiley faces...ugh) a lot so people think i'm nicer than i sound.

    4. just take a deep breath. it will all work out. and you can ignore us for a bit while you breathe.

      is it bad that I'm laughing at your chirpy idiot email? it's funny because you're so not a chirpy idiot.

    5. don't be so hard on yourself! i never comment back on my blogs, that would require me having to spend another 30 minutes trying to come up with something witty, or charming.

      also, good luck with the lipstick. that's a tough one.


    Every time you comment, I get a lady boner.