Friday, March 26, 2010

ABC's of me

Kindly yanked from

A-Age: 25

B-Bed Size: Full

C-Chore you hate: Dishes

D-Dog's Name: I am pet-less, but the family dog is Munson

[this is not him]

E-Essential start to your day: Diet Coke

F-Favorite colors: violet, silver

G-Gold, Silver or Platinum: platinum. no, silver.

H-Height: 5'1

I-Instruments you play: oh... ALL of them! no, just flute, some piano, and back in the day a little trumpet and horn... some sax... my voice... and PICCOLO!

J-Jewelry you wear everyday: nose ring

K-Kids: kid brother=Sam

L-Living arrangements: college-y apartments in a neighborhood I have seriously outgrown (listening to keggers at 11:00 on a Thursday night gets old fast when you have a real job...)

M-Mom's name: Jane

N-Nicknames: Meggo... Meggie?

O-Overnight Hospital Stay, other than birth: never

P-Pet Peeves: a-holes who call others out on crimes against grammar. unless you teach sixth grade, it's so uncalled for.

Q-Quote: "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you'll start missing everybody" -Holden Caulfield

R-Right or Left Handed: Right

S-Siblings: two cool-as-heck brothers, the best sister-in-law ever, and i'm going to stop there.

T-Time you wake up: usually around 7. even on the weekends (but i'm always napping again by 10!)

U-Underwear: pink polka dots

V-Vegetable you dislike: asparagus

W-Ways you run late: snooze button

X-X-Rays: stomach, both feet, teeth

Y-Yummy food you make: i don't

Z-Zoo Favorite: otters

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Go-Go-Go-Go-Goals! A Girl Can Dream.

I'm not moving until August, but it's going to be a major ordeal. I moved into my first apartment, the one upstairs where I live now, in the fall of 2005. Prior to then, I was moving around between dorm rooms and my room at my parents' house. In other words, I had quite a manageable load of stuff, which by necessity had to be combed through often.

It wasn't until nearly a year ago that I decided I needed to find a different apartment. At this point in time I wasn't entirely thrilled with life in general, so I approached the apartment problems the same way I do all others in such a mood: half-assed. I lazily set my sights on the apartment directly below my own and vowed to go through my stuff and purge four years of enthusiastic shopping, throw things away, take things to goodwill, maybe even have a garage sale.

Just when I was beginning to think life could go as planned for once, I lost one of my favorite people in the entire world. Life literally stopped for a week and a half and things like my apartment, my job, my shady friends were completely out of my mind. Needless to say, moving was not as carefully calculated as I had hoped, consisting mostly of heaving stuff down the stairs and piling it up in my new entryway. I had zero time to really organize and decorate as all of my earned time at work was spent planning and attending a funeral. I literally moved empty boxes, which now sit empty in my new apartment begging to either be packed or tossed.

I don't move until August, but I already have some boxes. The changing weather lends itself well to packing away my coats, long-johns and winter accessories. There are only so many books I can read in four months, so I might as well pack up some of those. As much as I wish I do, I will not be needing my skinny clothes by then. It's also not unreasonable to try to finish stuff off - empty the shampoo bottle rather than buy a new scent a month later, use up the free samples, make sure the ibuprofen is gone before picking up another bottle (I am notorious for having lots of doubles in the bathroom). And stay on top of the trash because everything is just that much harder when the whole apartment is buried beneath one solid layer of junk mail.

This is entirely reasonable. If I can carve out a comfortable space within the mess, I can work this through in a weekend. I'll be updating...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I Think I'm Bored

I'm so proud of myself for getting so much done this weekend. I went to the parents' house and did three loads of laundry, got groceries and spent lots of quality time with the little bro. My mom asked me to make it a point to hang out with Sam, but little did she know I was bringing my Planet Earth DVDs precisely so I could hang out with him. There is nothing in the world quite like having a kid who looks up to you.

Tuesday night I'm going back to E-Ville because I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday, and then I come back up Thursday morning (and have the day off Thursday... yaaay!) If only all weeks could be like that - 2.5 days off, work two days, off two more days, work one day, and then another weekend.

So... I'm writing right now to kill time because I think I'm bored... even though I need to put away my clean clothes, pick up my apartment, dust and some other stuff... so much to do!