Lists & Such

It’s February 1, 2007, and I have a few resolutions for this month.

1. Write something, even if I ultimately deem it as crap.
2. Reduce fast food intake. I was “treating” myself twice a month or so, but I think I want to stop it all together.
3. Eat more vegetables.
4. Read four new books.

I also made a few decisions.

1. I am going to start using Mane N Tail products on my hair.
2. I am going to use my Barnes & Noble gift card to buy a copy of adamselzer‘s book for my mom, and I’ll have him autograph it for her.

Chores I did today:

1. Tidied up my room.
2. Washed (most of) the dishes.
3. Got a few groceries.
4. Did a load of laundry.

Interesting things I found out:

1. It’s VERY possible that it wasn’t the Ramen at all that made me so sick earlier this week. At least two other people were struck with it this week, and I remembered that I also threw up Saturday night. But I’d swallowed the wrong way and was coughing my head off, so I figured that was what had caused me to puke. As for the Ramen, I may wait a while before I actually test that theory…
2. The Columbus Metropolitan Libraries now have free wireless internet access!! Can I get a whut-whut??? As if I needed another reason to love the library. :):):)
3. A .54 lb steak does not need five minutes to defrost in the microwave.
4. Aidan plays VERY nicely with Play-Doh! :D

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I got to see Aidan today, which was a treat! Chris had to come by and pick something up and he brought Aidan along. Aidan’s such a good little boy, so funny and cute. Tomorrow I pick him up and we get to spend the whole weekend together. I think he’s excited. Especially since he discovered the Play-Doh. I’d like to take him to the library at some point, and maybe teach him some handwriting.

Today at work, I was checking some confirms/googol (which means that I’m checking revised confirm pages, even though confirms are supposed to be the VERY LAST STEP before PDFs and F&Gs and then bound book), and I found a page that I’d put a comment on. I’d requested that they put in the new SE redux, but apparently no one knew what I was talking about, because there was a self-stick note with THREE questions marks. Different colors, which means three people had no clue what I was talking about. My confusion came when I asked myself “why didn’t anyone just come to me and say ‘what do you mean put in the new SE redux? This IS the new one!'” And I could have said “No, see, the apostrophes are different sizes, and in the SE, that was fixed, but here in the TE, this SE reduced page is showing the old page with the different sized apostrophes.” Oh well. It got fixed anyway, and I got told I have a “good eye.”

And THEN I was copyediting these mazes for… well, a surprise to be launched May 31, 2007, and the instructions said “Help the gorilla find the grapes.” But at the end of the maze, there was a carton of JUICE! No grapes to be found, unless it was supposed to be grape juice, but I don’t know. It’s going to be a blackline master, so no one would have any way of knowing that it was supposed to be grape juice because it’s not in color. I love catching stuff like that. It’s fun.

Or maybe I’m just sadistic. I do enjoy making red marks all over things.

Lucy is on the floor, waiting for me to stop fussing around with stuff so I can give her loads of attention. She’s lying that way I love for cats to lay, with her front paws tucked under her. I think cats are so cute when they lie like that! :)

Lay/lie. God help me.

I think I’m ready to get off of the computer and read a bit. I got the sequel to Peeps out of the library yesterday, called The Last Days. I hope it’s as good as Peeps. I also just read the latest A-List novel. I swear, those books are like a train wreck. The name-dropping is sooo annoying, and the stuff that happens in them is way outlandish and over the top, but I can’t stop reading the damn things. It’s like Desperate Housewives for teenagers or something. I also read Anatomy of a Boyfriend, and that book is Judy Blume’s Forever for the 21st century.

Ta ta!

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Pluses and Minuses and Other Assorted Lists

+ Talking to Heather, and once again, feeling like we haven’t lost a beat in 16 years. She says that in 9th grade, she shook pig’s brains at me and made me cry, but I totally don’t remember that.
+ Getting my first ever pedicure. Lookeee!
Toe Nails!
+ Having the evening to myself.
+ Shopping and getting two cute pairs of shoes from Kohl’s.
+ Finding my USB drive.
+ LOTS of good new music discoveries. I might be late in the game on some, but hey, better nate than lever. (He knows what I’m talking about!)

– Work day taking FOREVER!
– Rain like whoa.
– I’m still not completely packed!!!!
– Needing more memory for my laptop. I almost ordered some last week but decided not to for some reason. But it needs it BADLY. Everything is crawling….Firefox is taking up to a minute or more to close. Things lke that. I’ve not even had this computer for six months. Not cool. I really need to clean it off.

To Do (still)
· Finish packing;
· Decide which messenger bag I want to carry when I’m in Chicago (and pack it as well);
· Dump camera memory card (in progress–part of why the computer is going so slowly);
· Write out instructions for pet care while I’m gone;
· Check in and print boarding passes;
· Find my battery charger for the Canon. I have a spare battery, but I like to have two FULL batteries!
· Write!

Looking Most Forward To
· Seeing awesome people!! ♥
· Taking pictures of the skyline at night.
· …Daytime too.
· Arts Fest;
· Ghost tour!

Song(s) Stuck in My Head
· Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira;
· Friday Avenue – Adam Selzer (adamselzer)
· The music from Boondock Saints when they go into the “adult” bar and do their things with the killings and such.

Okay, growing tired. Must get ready for bed now…..

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A Few Random Lists

Song Meme:

I’ve been tagged by jdcoleman02! :)

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.
[[not in any order]]

1. Somebody Said Goodbye – Enya
2. The Longships – Enya
3. Heartbeat – Annie
4. The Quidditch World Cup – Patrick Doyle
5. Silver Bells – Harry Connick Jr
6. Rods and Cones – Blue Man Group
7. The Quest of Culwch – David Arkenstone

Not tagging anyone.

People I Really Miss:

1. Aimzy (verytruly)
2. Monica (bluemo84)

People I Still Need to Get Christmas Presents For:

1. Ivy (swankivy)
2. Kelle Belle (itskels)
3. Aimzy (verytruly)

Things I Need to do This Week:

2. clean
3. Aidan’s laundry
4. put away my laundry
5. Christmas cards
6. pay cable bill

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– underwear
– bathing suit
– hair curlers
– hair dryer
– new clothes
– socks
– deordorant
– toothbrush
– toothpaste
– contact solution
– flip flops
– tank tops
– camis
– pillow
– contacts
– urling iron

– some Princess Diaries books
– writing notebook
– a small purse w/wallet and everything
– journal
– pens
– extra film and batteries
– teddy bear
– pair of underwear
– deodorant
– medicine
– cell phone
– iPod
– glasses case
– Pandernoodle

– laptop (duh!)
– cameras
– memory cards
– cables and cords (phone cord, hookup for cam to computer, cell phone charger, camera battery charger, etc.)

And that is all. I think. ;)

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Today’s AOL horoscope:

Sometimes the pressure on you Archers is that others expect you always to be aiming your arrow high into the sky. You believe that you need to be optimistic, looking upward into the heavens toward the greatest potential. But what if you don’t feel that way? This can create a conflict, for you don’t want to let others down. Today presents you with an opportunity to bring up some of your darker emotions. You might be pleasantly surprised at how others rally to your support.

I’m scared.

That horoscope sounds like the story of my life. I feel that I have to be perfect. I have to be pushing hard. That I have to be happy all the time. I have to be the perfect Mom, the perfect Christian, always smiling, never sad. I can barely relax at home unless Aidan falls asleep on me and forces me to sit/sleep/read/whatever. I wake up at about 6:40am, and I’m going going going until at least 1:00am the next morning. I feel like I always have to be doing something. Must always be productive. Cannot be lazy, sitting there, wasting time and space.

Darker emotions? I’m scared to reveal them. I really am. I know they’ll hurt a lot of people. So I will keep them to myself–except for my personal elite (Jen, Ivy, etc).

So anyway, it’s not even 11am, and I’ve been very productive already. I cleaned my desk, attended a meeting, did a bunch of stuff. I have lots to do tonight still, including going to the store. So, here’s my list:

[ ] Pop & drinks
[ ] Film
[ ] Cookies
[ ] Volleyball/Badminton set (?)

I have some chores to do tonight:

[ ] Put laundry away
[ ] Clean off half wall
[ ] Make bed

Think I can do it all in 2 hours? Let’s hope so!

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