Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friends I used to know

I was perusing my myspace page today when I notice one of my friends had a new profile picture. I went to look at it, and saw that it was a picture from another persons wedding. This myspace friend is someone I went to college with and was pretty close with. The persons wedding is also someone I went to college with and was pretty close with, as were several of the other bridesmaids. I didn't know the girl was even getting married.

Looking at this pictures made me a little sad, as I am no longer friends with these people. I had a bit of a falling out with one, and didn't stay in touch with they others, neither did they stay in touch with me. They did stay in touch with one another however, and I think that makes me a little sad and jealous.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Working from Home Today

I have an appointment this morning that made it more convenient for me to work from home today. So Jake, Lucy and I will all be trying to work basically from the same room all day long. Biggest problem, my job requires a lot of talking on the phone. Jake's job, requires a lot of quiet concentration.

Wish us luck. I'm not sure we'll still be speaking by the end of the day!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New York Times Article on Blogging

This article appeared last friday I believe in the New York times. I have very good intentions of blogging about it when it first came out. But blah, blah, blah, blah blah....you know how it is, something always comes up.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/magazine/25internet-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp

So, for those of you who haven't seen it, I thought it was a good read albeit long. I have to admit my first reaction was pretty negative. I felt like she was bashing anyone who blogs calling them attention whores(her word, not mine) who need to tell people about their experiences to get the attention they crave. While I'm sure to some degree that is true, I think it's safe to say that is not completely what blogging is about. I've read several blogs where people are going through a hard time and are able to blog about it, and the get support (not the attention) they desperately need. So I have decided to look at blogging in that way, a support network, a place to share thoughts, feelings, and opinions. Doing so in a public space comes with responsibilities of course. And since I'm behind on posting they NY Times has since come out with another article where the writer responds to some of the comments posted about her piece. I found those interesting too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/27/magazine/27gould.html?pagewanted=1

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Music

I'm looking for some new music. Got any suggestions? I think I'm looking for some new Indie stuff. Things that I have liked in the past include

Death Cab (they have a new CD out, but I'm too cheap to buy it)
Postal Service
Arcade Fire

It doesn't have to be out new, I'm not that into it, so there is a good chance there is an album from two years ago that I've never heard.

Oh and if you have a favorite that is not Indie, let me know that too.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cannot Post

Too busy since this happened.

I know I own you the winner of the what's in the bag contest. Everyone guessed right. Donut Holes. I thought you'd be more original....Jerks! Since pretty much everyone...ha all 4 of you. I'll go ahead and pick one using one of those random selectors on the web, once Jake shows me how.

Have a good night.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

For Mama Andie

Top 5 Things I Couldn’t Live Without Under $5

  • Sour Patch kids
  • Twizzlers
  • gas(less than $5 per gallon for now!)
  • paper and pencil to make a list
  • Starbucks
Top 5 Favorite Movies
  • Juno
  • Love Actually
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • American President
  • I only came up with 4 I just don't watch that many movies
Top 5 Baby Names You Love But Won’t Use (or maybe will)
  • Emma
  • Mathew
  • Amelia
  • Jack(or Jackson)
  • Hayden

Top 5 Songs I Could Listen To Over and Over Again
  • The District Sleeps Alone tonight, Postal Service
  • When I get Where I'm Going , Brad Paisley
  • Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for Once
  • Great Day to be Alive, Travis Tritt
  • Just don't think I'll ever get over you, Colin Hay
Top 5 People Who Have Influenced Your Life in a Positive Way

Top 5 Things That Stay in Your Purse at All Times
  • Cell phone
  • kleenex
  • Hair tie
  • Wallet
  • checkbook( I don't know why I never use it anymore except at home)
Top 5 Moments That Changed Your Life Forever
  • Deciding to Moving to Texas
  • Meeting Jake Good and dumping the model
  • Studying Abroad in China
  • Doing the personal work that I do to understand that I am a human being and don't have to be perfect.
  • Making a decision to end a 5 relationship that I didn't think I could end. (well before Jake or the Model)
Top 5 Obsessions You Have Right Now
  • Blogs
  • Decorating my house
  • budgeting
  • Lists
  • Finding new Hobbies
5 Places You Would Like to Go
  • Beach (I am majorly jonesing for a beach vaca anywhere)
  • Costa Rica
  • Thailand
  • Europe.....yes, all of it
  • South America…. yes. all of it :)
5 People I would like to see their Top 5

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Homesickness

Since we've moved to Texas I ocassionally get homesick, but I'm not sure if it's really homesick or not. I remember when I was in college, I was SO homesick I would start to cry for no apparent reason. There has only been one time since we moved down here that I have felt that way.

I think the feelings I have now are less homesick, but maybe more, just miss stuff about home. I miss my friends, or at least the fact that we had friends. I miss how easy thing were, we already knew the good pizza places, and the good sushi places. I already had a doctor and dentist, and a place where I got my haircut. My parents where only 5o miles away, and I could visit any time I wanted.

Lately I guess I've just been missing home. Maybe not homesick because I love it down here, and most days I really enjoy finding new places, to eat, etc, and I don't think I really want to be back home. Maybe I just miss the comfort. This isn't a feel sorry for me post, or anything, because I am really really happy. Maybe it's just that this place is fun but it's not home yet.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Better than a poke in the eye

It is safe to say that I am not a morning person. I don't believe I am a night person either, but who ever heard of an afternoon person?

I am however one of those people who hits the snooze button over and over and over, each morning. But this morning, I only hit the snooze once, and therefore got up on time (did you catch that? I actually set the alarm for earlier than I need to get up because I know myself and I will always hit the snooze button).

My typically morning routine is get up, shower, dress,brush teeth, leave.

A good morning is get up, shower, dress, make the bed, brush teeth, leave.

THIS morning, brought to you in part I'm sure because I went to bed at 9:15pm last night, I had time to get up, shower, dress, make the bed, brush teeth, put on makeup, do hair, pick out some cute jewelery and a nicer outfit(one that involves more than jeans, tee-shirt and flip flops).

So I walk out of the bathroom feeling all good about myself, and what I've acomplished and go to stay good morning to Jake and Lucy.

Jake says, very concerned, "are you alright?" I say "yes", He says "wow you just look really tired this morning. You have bags under your eyes" "Maybe it's the way you've done your makeup"

At least he noticed I was wearing makeup. That's better than a poke in the eye.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What's in the bag?

Yesterday Jake went to this donut place called Dales Donuts #9 to get some coffee and a donut for a morning treat. He sent me an IM telling me how yummy the donuts where and also about these bags that were on the counter that everyone was buying. He tried for a few minutes to figure out what was in the bag with no success.

So I decided I would make a little contest out of what's in the bag???

I'll give $10 chipotle gift card(yeah, I know big spender, but I just got my rebate check; HAVE to stimulate the economy) to whoever gives the best guess for what is the bag at Dale's Donuts #9. Comments are eligible until next Saturday. If you don't have a chipotle near you, we can work something else out. The winner will be picked by me.

If you know what's in the bag, I'd be curious to find out, but wait until after Saturday to post.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Must stop laughing and help my dog

We try to keep our bedroom and bathroom doors closed because Lucy has a bad habit of stealing toilet paper, shoes, my underwear, from those rooms.

The other night, one of us left the bathroom door open, and the next thing we see is this





Our bathroom garbage can has one of those lids that swings back and forth and Lucy was sticking her nose in and got stuck.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Great American roadtrip

I found this story yesterday in the Minneapolis paper.

http://www.startribune.com/local/18577379.html

check out the guys blog, I thought it was neat.

http://greatamericanroadtrip.us/

Monday, May 5, 2008

Starting Over yet Again

So if you can't tell from my last few posts, I just finished my class for the semester. I have decided not to take a summer class, so I'm doing that thing that we all do once we finish something. We try and start something new.

So far I've decided I'm going to....start working out again, make the bed in the morning, start eating better, floss, clean up the house, keep up on my blog posts and drink more water.....whew that was a lot of work.

Unfortunately this is my natural reaction whenever I finish something, try and pile on a bunch of other stuff and ultimately not end up being successful with any of it.

This time, I vow to only try and do a few of those things. Jake and Lucy and I have gotten into a really nice habit of going for walks in the evenings when I get home from work, as it's gets hotter we are going to attempt to get up early and go in the morning. However I would really like to start lap swimming, maybe on the weekends. Does anyone in Fort Worth know of any outdoor community pools that have lap swim times?

And maybe I'll try to floss, and drink more water, and shower daily, and....

Speaking of starting over, I seem to have messed up my google analytics when I updated my website, so tell all of your friends to come visit again.

Friday, May 2, 2008

For all My Minnesota readers

Tonight Jake and I are meeting my friend Hector, who I studied abroad with in college, for dinner. We are going to a kind of swanky place in Dallas and I am looking forward to it. I might even put on makeup and wear a dress.... but it will have to be a long sleeved dress because it's only supposed to get to 80 degrees today, so it might be a little chilly tonight as we sit out on the rooftop and sip our cocktails and enjoy our dinner!

Final over! You could say my mood is improving by the minute.

Have a great weekend ya'll!