Thursday, October 29, 2009

My morning commute

La Traviata
Claire de Lune
Supermassive Black Hole
Flightless Bird, American Mouth

all on one cd.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Danger, Will Robinson

Having internet access at home is dangerous. Very. Dangerous.

Especially when you don't know how long it will last.

Tonight, I was to be packing. For a trip I leave for on Thursday, from work. Tomorrow night I have my small group (yay!) so tonight is the only night to pack, other than the last minute throw-ins on Thursday morning. BUT, instead, having (for the second night in a row, mind you) gotten a signal on my wireless connection, I wasted some time. Ok, ok, lots of time.

I got on the library website and reserved a couple things I've had no luck finding on my own. I looked up a couple movies I'm waiting on - both on dvd and in theaters. I looked up the weather for my trip, and for home so I know how to dress for work the next couple days and on Sunday when I am getting back home. I also looked at a recipe or two (I love the food network), and a couple tv shows to see when they come back on/when their season ends.

Now, as I sit typing this, I wonder how I could let my evening get so out of hand. How have I gotten to 11pm and STILL not started packing?? Granted, it won't be that hard: jeans, socks, tennis shoes, t-shirts, sweatshirts - we'll be doing yard work, etc. But still, I should have put it in my bag. And I'm realizing that even if I wait until tomorrow after small group, it won't be as late as it is now. But I will (most likely) be more tired ... I think. So, I still plan to at least pull things out, even if they don't make it quite all the way into the bag tonight.

I also started to get a little worried about what will happen when I have internet (that is faster, and easier, and doesn't require the slight shifts of the computer trying to get a good enough signal) regularly. However, I then realized that most of my ... obsession ... with it tonight is that it is a novelty. And I don't know how long it will last. Or if I'll be able to get it back tomorrow. If I try. Which means, when it's official, and I'm not sweating that I might lose it and never get it back, I will not be so obsessed with trying to look at everything (essential and non-essential) in one sitting. (At least that's what experience has taught me.)

So, again I state: the internet at home is dangerous.
It makes it far to easy to get Lost in Space...

but (of course) I still want it! ;)

This is Tuesday.

(this video got removed so now, click here.)

If only it were that easy to leave.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ratatat - Classics - Loud Pipes

(Band - Album - Song)
I'm pretty stuck on this song right now.

Interesting sound, beat, etc.
Quite repetitive, which usually drives me nuts in music when it's 'overused' like this, but...hey, what can I say? I guess I just like what I like.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


150 photo boxes is a lot.
it took me about 150 minutes to get them all unloaded, and put in their proper spot. (well, more like 180, but there were at least 30 minutes worth of 'interruptions' 150 is probably closer to true.)

for those of you who (like me) can't do math that quickly, that's about 2 & 1/2 hours. sheesh.
but they are safely in their 'home' -- until i need to take them down again.

of course, that won't be all at once, just a few at a time; and that i can handle.

it's always the 'little' things that take so much time, isn't it?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Yes, It's True

I can't wait for Christmas.

This morning, I was shivering at home. Then, I was shivering outside on the short walk to my car. Now, I am shivering in my office. Later, I will be shivering outside and then at home again.

I can't wait.
So much that I almost watched a Christmas movie last night.
No joke.

I really just want to get all my Christmas stuff out and start decorating. And listening to Christmas music. But I will wait (or try to) until Thanksgiving. Although truthfully, I haven't made it that long yet. Not once. The longest I held out, I still gave in to the music and at least pulling the stuff out about 2 weeks before the end of November.

What makes it worse is that it's supposed to snow sometime this weekend - who cares if it doesn't stick, or stay that long... it's snow! And, of course, I mean "worse" in a purely "how will I possibly hold out now" sort of way. (For those of you not crazy like me, and thus not quite paying attention, this post is frighteningly early. Last year I held out until October 17th. I'm about a week and a half early. Oh, wait. I did post this last week, so maybe this current post just solidifies the crazy. Shoot, that means I was 3 weeks earlier than last year! There is no hope now...)

Who's with me?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

'Fast' Sound

You know that sound when something is whizzing by you? You hear a voice in the moving car, a yell in the falling bungie jumper. The zoom of the car gets louder, and then more muted again as it moves away.

Today, I am hearing a yell. It is coming from somewhere ... inside me, I think. It keeps getting a little closer, then further away, but I can still hear it. It never gets far enough. I think I'm trying to run away from it, but somehow the ____ (insert whatever it is here - cuz I haven't figured out what it is yet) is still keeping up just enough to hear the scream.

It's driving me crazy. and it's making me want to yell. Maybe if I do, I'll get it out, and it will go away; I'll be able to outrun it. Maybe it'll just make it worse. I don't know.

but it's got to stop.
i'm starting to go nuts here.
and it's making everything else almost unbearable.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

cold air

the air has been pretty cold for a few days now.
mostly since last friday.
i love it. it's fresh. it's crisp.
it makes me want to pick apples, carve pumpkins, make pies.

i really like fall.
'cuz it means winter's coming.
mmm. winter.
winter means Christmas.

and i LOVE Christmas.
;) (edit: I made it, barely, but I made it -it's been a month since I mentioned Christmas.)