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You know how normally I got a few months without posting anything, and when I finally do update, there isn’t really that much to note?
I was going to say ‘hah, not this time’, but then I figured most of this month hasn’t been all too eventful either. Still, its felt like it has been. So in no particular order….March in a nutshell.
This past weekend –
On the bright side, I don’t work again till Easter weekend, since we’re off to KY on Saturday.
In other cool news, my laptop has been at the boyfriend’s house for months, as it’s been acting up/not working for ages. Didn’t care much if it got fixed, since I have my desktop at home, so we didn’t make it a priority. Mentioned something about it last week, he said he’d look at it. Texts the other day that it’s good to go. Get here last night. New laptop. Whut. All the gold stars.
In also cool news, I finally caved and started up my Etsy shop for no particular reason. Just a few things up, but by some miracle I managed two sales in a week and I can’t fathom how or why but I’m just going with it. Thank you, Internet.
On the off-chance anyone feels like giving it a look-see, have at it and clicky the banner. Or that square hanging out on the right side of this site.
Anyhow, that’s been my life.
It’s 10:30 and practically bedtime because work. But I happened to log on, so I figured I’d might as well be productive. [I feel like it’s sad that my idea of ‘productive’ is writing a pointless blog post that no one will or should bother reading.]
In any case, here we are. I can’t decide if writing a bunch of random short stories would better fulfill my time, but I imagine probably not, so I won’t feel too bad about not doing that. Not that I could justify feeling GOOD about time, considering the time I’ve spent on formspring tonight, and the….roughly four hours I spent updating my watched-movies list on Trakt yesterday evening. Blaming my best friend for introducing me to that. All her fault. Either way, it’s hours of my life I’ll never get back, but there are probably other things I’m less proud of. [Maybe…probably…]
Saw Flogging Molly last week. Oh my god the level of amazing. Can check that one off the list of to-dos for the year. And I have tickets to the Dropkick Murphys show in May, so that one will be getting checked as well, as long as nothing changes. And on that note, it’s time for the Bullet List of Concerts and Trips and Things Planned For So-Far This Year:
OTHER NOTABLE THINGS –
And I think that about covers most of it. Should also take a stab at getting through the list of movies I have that I’m apparently ‘supposed to watch’, considering the time I spent adding the ones I HAVE seen, and the to-watch list has been in progress for…..nearing three years. Not okay.
In any case it’s bedtime because I’m forgetting what I’m writing at this point.
If you know me moderately well, chances are that you know I like punky, loud, sometimes goofy music. So apart from the fact I’m anything but a pothead, the ska-punk genre is just about always my favorite.
Basically what I’m getting at is my sister and I saw the Ska Goes Solo tour about a week ago – said tour being made up of three ska-punk singers doing acoustic sets, and a few local bands as openers. The tour consisted of Less Than Jake’s Chris DeMakes, Catch-22’s Ryan Eldred, and hilarious solo-performer/was in Arrogant Sons of Bitches-and-some-other-bands, Jay Tea, aka J.T Turret. So basically it was bound to be awesome. And it was. Made more awesome by the fact I randomly met the person I was mainly there to see, being Chris DeMakes. For as much as I like Less Than Jake, you’d think I’d have noticed him hanging at the merch table before I got there. But no. Instead I’m looking at stuff and the guy behind the table says something about still setting up so I’m like ‘yeah cool blahblah’ look and HOLY SHIT WHAT LSAJBNOLWGJ. My sister later told me I may have stepped backwards in shock. “You have red gloves.” “Yeah. They’re too big for me. Baby hands.” “Better than having really big, fat hands and really long fingers.” “Suppose there’s that.” “You’re a very petite woman, so at least they fit you.”
Something something about coming back later, walked back to my sister and my brain did a bunch of things at once and I think I shrieked or something and tried to inhale/exhale simultaneously. So that was weird and great.
In other news, I’m back to ordering presents obnoxiously early. Boyfriend’s birthday is towards the end of May, I’ve already ordered/bought essentially all of what I’m getting him. Planning everyone else’s as well. Easier, especially when you have people who are RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO BUY FOR OH MY GOD WHY CAN’T YOU PEOPLE JUST ALL WANT FINGER PAINTS LIKE ME
And ice cream. Finger paints and ice cream.
More good things: I have so far managed to avoid the cold that has plagued by entire family. Maybe there is a god after all.
Also I now have things to look forward to. [The shitty bits of life are almost always made easier when looking forward to things.] Going to the Keys again with the boyfriend’s family in September, best friends are congregating at my house for a few days in March and I do believe we have plans for the beach – if the weather isn’t obnoxious, and tattoos – if we can decide on someone who conveniently has time for us on the day we need. So there’s all that. Yayyy or something.
Boyfriend also insists we can probably get me a car after tax season is over, thus bringing us that much closer to moving the fuck out. So I’m trying not to get my hopes up or anything yet, but here’s hoping. Fingers crossed and stuff.
And now I’m sleepy so it’s bedtime.
Been a while.
Been quite a while, actually. 4 1/2 months or so? While.
Anyhow, it’s now a different year than it was last time I posted, and it’s time for the annual ‘this stuff happened last year, hopefully this stuff will happen this year’ rigamarole.
I’ll skip the whole standard recap of what happened since last I posted, since most of that will be included anyway, and there’s just no sense in being redundant. So, moving on, we’ll start with a refresher on last year’s resolutions, shall we?
So with that in mind, we’ll skip ahead to ‘Noteworthy and Less-Than-Noteworthy Mostly-Good or New Stuff That Happened in 2013’. You know how I love my bullet point lists.
And then, on the flipside, ‘Not So Great Stuff That Happened in 2013’:
Yeah, tan lines and sour milk are on the list of ‘bad’ things for the year. That should show fairly well that 2013 was, as hoped for, at least as good as 2012. I would vote better. Still haven’t managed a car or getting out of this house, but those weren’t really expected for the year, so I’m not disappointed. Maybe soon. Ish. Shall see.
Speaking of maybe soon, I suppose we should go with resolutions and stuff for
next this year. But first, a list of ‘Things That Are Planned or Hoped For but Not Necessarily Set in Stone’ for 2014.
So that’s all stuff that I won’t be crushed or terribly, terribly disappointed if they don’t work out. But I will be moderately disappointed. So here’s hoping. And actually, I’m already doing okay on the last one. In last year’s New Years post, I posted a picture of a giant canvas [box that held a desk and was being used as a canvas because canvas is expensive] on which I painted bigass eyes and stuck over my closet. Had been meaning all year to do something with it, and I finally got around to it today. Behold the before and after.
So there’s that. Kind of like it. Certainly like it better than what it was. Maybe it’ll serve as inspiration for the rest of the year. Yay for melted crayons.
And as usual, my resolutions for this year are acceptable and attainable. I know, I know, ‘shoot for the stars blahblah whinewhine’. Could do, but then next year I have to write the 2015 version of this post and go ‘WELL I WANTED THIS AND THIS AND THIS BUT THAT WAS ALL BULLSHIT TO EVEN CONSIDER POSSIBLE AND I ACTUALLY ONLY DID THIS SO FUCK ME RIGHT’. Really, it’s less because bigger things are impossible, and more because I’d rather focus on important, smaller things, hope for the best, and see how it goes, rather than crowding myself. Stress is not your friend. So instead of ‘work out more, eat better, move out, become rich, magically do everything you want in life, don’t die’ [and I did actually get a gym membership this year, so go me], I’ll stick to simple but useful. So, I give you Resolutions for 2014.
So that’s a fairly small, somewhat-easy list. When going back over this next year, I’ll gather this one and the ‘less important hopefully-will-happens’ together, but these are the important ones. I’d stick ‘move the fuck out’ on there, but that might be another year or two. Could go either way, but I’m not counting on or expecting anything, so it’s not going on the list.
Now, considering I’ve been here over an hour, I have other shit to do and it’s time to go. Can’t spend the whole year on the computer, after all. [I’ve apparently acquired one of those things people call ‘lives’ recently. Weird.]
So…this is another one of those posts where I try to apologize for being absent so long despite the fact no on really cares. So we’ll just skip ahead to other important or semi-important things.
-I’m going to Michigan in October. [Chill on the Hill anyone? Never been there, never been on a plane, and never seen live any of the bands on the second day, so my excitement is utterly unbearable, even if my bank account is less pleased.]
-Work is good and the oddly creepy/irritating dude everyone hated at one of the locations I’m often at got fired recently, so work is better.
-Work is doubly better because I finally got a set schedule and I don’t constantly sit around in horrified impatience any longer
-I’m getting paid to go to the beach for a day next month, because a family I babysit for [the one I spent mornings with this past school year] invited me to go with them if I could watch the kids while the parents went to a concert, since it’s out of town. Booya.
-I love Groupon entirely too much because it allowed me to see Fuel/Alien Ant Farm/Trapt earlier this month [was going mostly for AAF, and seeing as seemingly everyone agreed they were the best…happy camping] and take the boyfriend to the zoo for a day last month. [I saw owls and an octopus in the same day and I can die happy.]
-Boyfriend forced me to watch all three seasons of Game of Thrones and now I’m semi-patiently waiting to see what in the everloving fuck will happen next spring when the fourth airs. Because dear lord what even is this show.
-Got a membership to Anytime Fitness. Go me. Or something.
-Found out Less Than Jake did a cover CD of songs from Grease. Considering how I grew up on that movie, I love LTJ infinitely more than I already did, and am that much happier I get to see them next weekend. WAHOOO, YEAH
-YouTube taught me how to temporarily dreadlock hair, and now I’m desperate to find some reason to do so.
-I’ve gotten into RuneScape again. It always comes back. Always.
-My dad’s got a new job [doing the same thing, just for a new company], and mom’s doing Real Estate, so overall those are good things.
I finally bothered getting around to cleaning up my room. Er, organizing. Mostly. It’s not perfect – in fact, it’s still a slight disaster zone. It’s just less of a disaster zone. So we have that.
-Finally got to see Monsters U; still have yet to see Despicable Me 2. For shaaaaaaame
-What with buying a few things lately [like all the things required for my Michigan trip, plus a couple new dresses since apparently I do things now and variety is good], I’m trying to be less spend-happy. So the fact there are always amazing concerts sitting around the House of Blues is a bit of a kick in the face. For instance: Rancid, Anberlin, and Jonny Lang, all in the next few months. WHAT DO.
-Apparently NBC is airing a new game show on September 9th, called the Million Second Quiz. There’s an app where you can play a version of the game. Conveniently, playing this app can qualify you to be considered for the show. Basically, it’s a trivia thing similar to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. In the app, you get matched up against an opponent also playing the game. There are ten multiple choice questions. You have five seconds to answer each one. It is ungodly addicting.
-I’m either falling asleep, or the past month or two has somehow been less busy than I thought because I’ve run out of things to say. Until next time~