Wednesday, November 24, 2010

presents and bubblegum.

I'm Twenty Four. It has to be written with capitals because it seems so officially grown up. When I was in junior high I was convinced I was going to have my life figured out and be married and pregnant by now (HA!). Somehow I must not have accounted for university in that calculation?

My birthday was on Monday and it was wonderful. My mom and my brother and I went to a Greek restaurant for dinner and I came out stuffed and laughing. We always have a great time together. My dad called and sang "happy birthday" to my voicemail - he and I will have a date together when he gets home from work. I got some lovely presents and some baked goodies from my mom (which are half gone already.. ahem). It was a good day!

When I hit 22 I started forgetting how old I was. People would ask and I'd have to quickly do the math in my head because I couldn't remember. And also, this last year has been the fastest of my life, perhaps because I'm getting older, but maybe also because I spend so much of it staring at a screen.. not having internet at home is really making me realize how much time I've been wasting on the internet. It's crazy!

I don't want to make this post all about Glee again, but I gotta say.. there are two shows that reduce me to a sloppy mess and they are 1. Grey's Anatomy, and 2. Glee. Especially like last night when an episode consists of a dancing wedding and sappy, sappy vows. Disaster.

Aside: I now have 5 (FIVE) free passes for yoga classes that I'm hoarding for December and this 30 (31?) day yoga challenge. I'm excited!

I'm also excited for CHRISTMAS!!

WARNING: Don't click on the song below until you are fully prepared for a wonderful, bubblegum, butchered version of "Deck the Halls". By who else. My BFFs from Glee.

I'd better jet. Chair dancing at work with headphones on can only go so far..

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

what to do when you're too cheap to pay for internet..

..and your neighbors all have secured wireless networks. Sigh.

I have moved into my lovely abode and spent my first night there alone (DC visited this weekend). Unfortunately I do not have the internets because I'm choosing to squirrel that money away into my Future Fund (aka Travel Fund aka Thailand Fund aka School Fund??!). So this is what I've come up with so far:

1. Do dishes.

2. Play Solitaire.

3. Listen to music stored in my iTunes library.

4. Enjoy the boy channels that you get for free on your tv (Spike TV, TSN..).

5. Call Mom.

6. Make the bed.

7. Shower.

8. Text boyfriend.

9. Eat chocolate frozen yogurt.

10. Get really, really good at Minesweeper.

11. Go to bed by 10:30. With a hot water bottle.


In other news, I had three drinks out with friends the other night (over 2.5 hours, with dinner). And came home sufficiently loaded, complete with hangover the next day.

The job, the car, the single apartment, the banking, the budgeting - all of that was just a warm up.

I have officially crossed the line from "university" into "real life". As in, Adult Who Can No Longer Drink Like She Did In University.

Stay tuned for a post on knitting. Followed swiftly by "An Ode to the Graceful Feline".

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

an apple a day.

So I'm reading this paper at work called, "Antimicrobial effect of polyphenols from apple skins on human bacterial pathogens." I read the title aloud in my office and then commented, "Literally, an apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Without skipping a beat, my coworker (from Pakistan) adds, "And if the doctor is lady, keep the apple away! ..for the guys."

..I die.

Maybe you had to be there?