Friday, August 27, 2010


Since I don't have any original thoughts these days...

This is what I know: When you don't work for a living, every day is Saturday.

This is what I think: I think I am actually looking forward to rejoining the workforce. Then again, lollygagging at the pool whenever I feel like it is pretty nice, too. So is grocery shopping in the middle of a Thursday.

This is what I’m wearing: Fuchsia "sleepshirt" from The Avenue. It's cute and comfy - perfect combo.

This is what could change my life: Nothing, please. I'm full up on change right now, thanks.

This is what I’m eating: I am going to make Rotel cheese dip and eat it with potato chips for dinner. And nobody can stop me.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A new meme

Oh, memes, how I have missed you!

Hi, my name is: Violet, Auntie Pip, that mean lady upstairs who wouldn’t let us tap into her wireless network.

I've never been to: Barbados. I will get there someday.

I hate it when: people are selfish and self-serving to the degree that it significantly impacts other peoples’ lives.

The one person who can drive me nuts is: my mother. ‘Nuff said, n'est-ce pas?

When I'm nervous: I sigh and take lots of deep breaths in an attempt to calm the butterflies in my stomach. If I’m really nervous, my mouth goes dry and I get shaky all over.

The last song I listened to was: hmmm, I don’t know. I had the radio on in the car yesterday but I don’t remember what was playing. I can tell you that it was a station that plays the hits of the 80s, 90s, and today.

If I were to get married today my maid of honor/best man would: Mary Alice. Again.

My hair is: surprisingly pleasing to me. Except it won’t stay red.

When I was 5: my mom made a Stop Sucking Your Thumb Before Kindergarten calendar on a piece of poster board for me. It worked.

Last Christmas: I stayed with my sister and her family for 10 days. It was wonderful.

When I look down: I see cleavage.

The happiest recent event was: being invited to interview for a job the day after I submitted my application.

My current annoyance is: the elephant/monkey living upstairs. No sound for hours, then a thunder of scampering that is so heavy-footed that it rattles the glass in my balcony door.

I have a hard time understanding: manipulation, calculated behavior, and taking advantage of others.

There's this girl that I know: who is more happy than unhappy with her life right now.

The thing I want to buy is: a laptop with a docking station set up. And a flatscreen TV.

If you visited the place I'm from: you WILL become a Huskers fan. It’s inevitable. It may even be required by law.

Most recent thing I've bought myself: I bought some new clothes a few days ago, including a nightgown made of cotton and modal that is so soft and comfy I wish I could live in it.

Most recent thing someone else bought me was: Mary Alice bought me styrofoam as a housewarming gift. Isn't that sweet?

My middle name is: Ann. I have always wished it had an E.

Last night I was: Cleaning and cooking between Weeds episodes.

If I was an animal I'd be: A dog. They love and are loved – is there anything better?

Tomorrow I am: going to apply for more jobs.

Tonight I am: going to watch more episodes of Weeds. I just discovered it when I got cable here in my new home and I have watched 4-and-a-half seasons since then. Season 7 starts tonight so I need to get caught up!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hello from Nebraska!

Hi, it's me! I have finally dug myself out from under the mountain of boxes that have been my only focus for the last 2 weeks. All but three of them are empty and my new apartment is starting to look like my home. Doesn't smell like my home yet, though.

Here are a few observations on moving:
  • Moving sucks.

  • I might actually have been better off renting a god-forsaken, don't make me tell that story again UHaul rental truck and doing this move myself. It would have cost about the same and I have no doubt that I would have ended up with less damage to my belongings.

  • I have a lot of stuff.

  • And yet, I don't have a lot of stuff.

  • I DO. NOT. LIKE. misplacing things. It's inevitable in a move but I almost started crying this morning when I couldn't find the capris I wanted to wear.

  • The capris were in the dryer. Shuddup.

  • Nebraska is HOT. Yes, yes, I realize that in January I will be saying Nebraska is COLD...but today it's 97 degrees PLUS the head index. Dude, that's HOT!

  • I knew I would, but I really, really, really love having full access to a pool. Even a pool that isn't even remotely cool right now.

  • Filling out job applications online is annoying. How the hell am I supposed to remember what my salary was 5 years ago?

  • I adapt to the not working thing way too easily.

  • Mary Alice flew home on Monday. I miss her.

  • I am happy.