Tuesday, October 13, 2009

what else is new

i'm a jew and i've found the grail.

granola + trail mix = miraculous experience

in other news, i'm working harder than a mexican day laborer. which gives me plenty of time to compile random thoughts in my head but no time to sit and elaborate on them and weave those wonderfully imaginative scenarios that i like so much.

maybe now is the perfect time to thank some special bloggy friends. i've received a couple of those awards that are being passed around like the high school ho and i'm so happy for the herpes, i mean honor, that i'd like to make an official acceptance speech.

first there's jules, of mean girl garage. i'm convinced that jules is the sweeter, funnier version of myself that i imagine i could be when i grow up. her writing is truthful and clear, and her personality makes it so easy to relate to. i admire the shit out of her, in the friendliest of jealous ways. so thanks jules for this awesome peep show award!

and this is the part where i list seven personality traits about myself:

1. i internalize my thoughts so much so that most people i meet often tell me later on 'when we first met i thought you were the biggest bitch because you never said anything to me.' i may mistakenly come off as aloof, but really, i'm so awkward that i think things and forget to say them out loud.

2. i clean things by throwing them out. i've been obsessed with that tv show about people who hoard crap. it makes me anxious because i want to go to their houses, equipped with face masks and a bubble suit of some kind, and throw everything the fuck out. i can't think straight when there's clutter around, it's the worst distraction for me.

3. i have poor self-control, i.e. i've never been on a diet in my whole thirty years of life. i'll exercise like crazy, because i enjoy it. but i'll also eat whatever the fuck i want because i enjoy that too. then again, working in a culinary capacity has definitely changed what i enjoy eating. if you ever saw the color of the oil in a deep fryer after a busy day, i promise you'd never look at a single french fry the same way again.

4. i thrive with routines. i like to do things over and over the same way. i can also play a song that i like on repeat fifteen times in a row. i'm only slightly compulsive and it makes me happy.

5. seven is a lot of personality traits to think of, even for someone who likes to talk about themselves as much as i do.

6. i absolutely cannot hide my emotions and/or true feelings about a person or situation. if there's someone i don't like, or something that makes me angry or upset, i have tremendous difficulty hiding my discomfort even just for a few hours. i know there's some times and places where you just have to fake it to get through something, and i feel like i've never been very successful at faking it.

7. i plan a lot. i'm so busy planning for tomorrow and the next day, that sometimes i forget about today. but those are the times that i just cut myself off and go for a walk in the woods with monster or play in the park with little miss or ditch little miss to go on a date with b. i think that makes those times even more special.


not really, i have another award/meme coming at you. this time i'd like to thank the wonderfully trashy-talky alyson, also known as other worldly one from calling people names. if you think i have a potty mouth, you should be warned that i have nothing on aly. and i mean that in the best kind of complimentary way. thanks aly for this sweet award!

this one is that one where you have to answer all those questions using only one word. one word is a challenging concept for a chatterbox like me, so no promises there. but here it goes:

1. Where is your cell phone? - next to me
2. Your hair? - wet
3. Your mother? - away
4. Your father? - not good
5. Your favorite food? - the consumable kind
6. Your dream last night? - rowboats
7. Your favorite drink? - coffee
8. Your dream/goal? - independence
9. What room are you in? - living room
10. Your hobby? - work
11. Your fear? - being broke
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? - working
13. Where were you last night? - home
14. Something you aren't? - your mom
15. Muffins? – anytime
16. Wish list item? - house
17. Where did you grow up? - the 'burgh
18. Last thing you did? - feed the fuss
19. What are you wearing? - jeans
20. Your TV? - off
21. Your pets? - annoying
22. Your friends? - busy
23. Your life? - more
24. Your mood? – fired up
25. Missing someone? - my girls
26. Vehicle? - perfect
27. Something you're not wearing? - socks
28. Your favorite store? - grocery
29. Your favorite color? - all
30. When was the last time you laughed? - 9:58am
31. Last time you cried? - last night (watching hoarders)
32. Your best friend? - b
33. One place that I go over and over? - hiking
34. One person who emails me regularly? - k
35. Favorite place to eat? – home

i know these things are supposed to be passed on, but i feel like i'm joining the game in the last twenty seconds so i'm going to skip that part. and also because if i don't go blow dry my hair at this exact crucial moment i'm going to have the most horrific fro for the rest of the day.

on that note, happy tuesday!


otherworldlyone said...

Haha! That's how I clean too.

The people at the dump/recycling center LOVE me. I take the most random, still usable shit and throw it away. They dive after that crap like paparazzi after a shot of Britney Spears's va jay jay.

mo.stoneskin said...

Despite not being Mexican, or a day labourer, I'd like to speak up on behalf of all the Mexican day labourers out there and thank you for the positive reference.

I also like playing a song (or album) on repeat. It never feels over-played to me, I just want to absorb it totally.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Great Post. I too have no unexpressed thoughts in my head. I just have to say what I think about every situation or person. People say they appreciate that because they know were I am coming from. I can't keep a secret so I am telling you that I am stealing those survey questions.

Mr. Condescending said...

Why did you laugh at 9:58am!?

Jules said...

1. Did you call me sweet? My mom laughs when I tell her that someone calls me sweet. For real. I have to go call her.

2. When you grow up? I think that means I'm old. I guess I am. That kind of sucks. Shit. Well, they did say that the average age for deaths from swine flu is 37. That's how old I am. So if I die, you have to take my place. YOU HAVE TO. It's all on you now.

No joke.

hee hee.

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

Wow. Minus the exercising, you and I got A LOT in common.

Lana said...

owo- thank god we don't live in the same town. people would be stalking us for our garbage.

mo- you're welcome. and yes! that's how i feel about music i like too.

cal- do it! and take the award too, you deserve it buddy!

mr. c- probably some combination of my kid doing something cute and my dog scratching his ear and then sniffing his paw that was just in his ear.

jules- no, you're not old, I'M old. and i was being totally sarcastic about how my days of dreams are long gone and i can only wish i was as sweet as you :)

cuz- don't worry love, the exercising may be intense while it lasts, but it's only sporadic. twinsies at heart forever....