Sunday, January 28, 2007

Am I a Republican?

Apparently not.

I am:
"I'm a tax-and-spend liberal democrat. People like me are the reason everyone else votes for guys like Reagan or George W."

If I were an office suppy, I'd be a pirated copy of a spreadsheet program, but that's another story.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

I could do that...if I wanted to

So Tyson and I got into this big discussion the other night about how we might not be living up to all our potential. Seems we spend most of our time wasting it--playing on the computer, watching TV and movies, reading in the bathtub, driving too far to get to work, and as a result all the grand plans we had for ourselves and our lives are not really getting anywhere.

An example: people who know me also know that I have been going to the gym somewhat regularly for five years now, and have yet to show any real progress. Sure, there's a pair of size 10 pants in a dresser drawer that I wore for, like, a week before they didn't fit anymore, but in terms of real results, even the invisible kind like being able to run a mile or bench-press more than I could a year ago, there's nothing. Nada.

Every few weeks (or months), I tell myself I am going to make some changes and become more active, friendly, artistic, creative, domestic, or whatever the adjective of the week is, but things sort of fizzle in the transition between my brain and the actual real world. So when I see someone doing something really productive with their time, I get sort of jealous because apparently other people sometimes stop making excuses and actually make a consistent pattern of doing things, and this makes them better people. Funny how that works out.

I had this whole post ready for January first about my New Year's Resolutions that I decided not to post because it would just be too dumb. It would probably be just another time I pretend I am going to change something and just sort of don't, then "forget" that I decided to do it in the first place. I am still not going to post it, but I will say that they pretty much revolve around becoming the person I really want to be, not just sitting around thinking about how nice it would be to be more active, friendly, etc, etc.

This post wasn't supposed to be that serious. I'm not really sure how that happened, exactly, when I just wanted to share something dorky and made of sugar, two of my favorite ways for things to be.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It's National Delurking Week!

That's right! The second week of January, all over the Blogosphere, has been designated National Delurking Week, which means all of ya'll that come in and read without leaving comments should click on the "comment" button below. I don't even require a sign-in, so you have no excuse! Let us hear from you!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Rent or Pirate This!!

Ricky Gervais is my new favorite actor. Rent or otherwise procure a great BBC sitcom called Extras--just trust my judgement on this one--and watch the first four or five in a row. Go on, I know it's not like you're doing a whole lot else right now, and maybe you got some Blockbuster gift cards or something and can go rent it.

I made bread!

Like, with yeast and everything! And no bread machine!

I got the new edition of The Joy of Cooking for Chistmas, and I'm learning all about the little forks and how to make stocks and tamales and different ways to make vegetables besides putting frozen ones in the microwave and all kinds of kitchy 50s-housewife-style things that nobody learns anymore. Last week I made split pea soup--yum!--and some chicken chili verde (actually a lot like my recipe for white chili, but with less cheating), and then yesterday was bread. Tonight is tomato soup, which is about my favorite food in the history of the world.

Anyway, I know I am a total dork, and I meant to capitalize on my Sunday evening second wind and write a less breathless and goofy post, but I put my powers to work for good instead and did laundry.