Friday, January 28, 2011

Gravitas of music

I really enjoy Dido’s music; I find it very easy to listen to for most background music situations. When I’m at work my music comes from youtube playlists which is great for variety. It is also often amusing when I catch a glimpse of say, Dido’s video for "Here With Me". What I want to know is how Dido’s breasts don’t fall to the side when she’s lying on the bed. Gravity is constant and there’s only so much that garment tape can do, right? On the other hand, I’m sure there are drag queens that would tell me differently....

Snip snip

I’m going to cut this mullet right outta my hair, gonna cut cut cut this mullet right outta my hair…and send it to someone else! I am embarking on the always torturous grow-out from my faux hawk to long hair. I’ve got six months until I’m a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding and I’m just hoping that’s long enough to get me past the godawful stage. That stage where you could be a supermodel with a team of stylists and your hair will still be fugly. It’s a Catholic wedding which means no hats in church – this could be grim.


I have thought of funny comments, rambles and asides most every other day. The hell of it is that I am never free to write down these thoughts at the time. My brain apparently can only be creative when I am otherwise engaged and once they have shone their light into the recesses of my mind, all goes dark once more. No, I have not suffered from any strokes lately. But thank you for caring. No, really, it means the world to me. In any event, I shall attempt to capture those moments to be shared here with greater frequency.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Eat Dessert First

One of those quizzes going around that will reveal your soul in one quick question: Which dessert would you pick? Well, I'm a fiend and picked two (even though it said I could only have one...I'm a rule breaker!).

LEMON MERINGUE -- Smooth, fun, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent caregiver and a good teacher. But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others and have many friends.


STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE -- Romantic , warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can be very emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like to do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Round hole, round peg

I blame my mother. It’s not unusual – many people blame their mothers for all sorts of reasons, justifiable and otherwise. I blame my mother for my need to have things neatly organized in the kitchen. It’s not her fault really; in kindergarten a child is told to fit the round pegs to the round holes. Stacking plates, bowls, pots and pans and organizing the silverware is the same concept. Largest to smallest, like objects together. It may be impossible to organize your Tupperware, no matter how many racks the pieces come with, but the same cannot be said of flatware.

Similarly, when our family purchased a dishwasher the task of loading and unloading was shared by everyone. My mom would go to empty or start the dishwasher and ask, “Who loaded the dishwasher this way? This is ridiculous.” Therein lies the root of my desire to fit, puzzle piece-like, as many dishes as possible into the dishwasher. It’s not just the quantity that drives me: it’s so pointless to have dishes left out when a moment of thought will ensure that everything fits. In the office, I am constantly rearranging cups and bowls to correct for other people’s careless habits.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Take Five

So for those who are keeping track, this is actually take three at writing here each day, each year. But Take Five is a fun jazz song and it’s my blog so here we are. I’ve got some big goals for 2011 and they mostly revolve around accountability to myself. As I just spent the day completing a puzzle instead of cleaning I think some system is needed.

I’ve read some interesting articles about multi-tasking, efficiency and how our brains work. The information also tied in the ability to act with self restraint and making choices that will not grant immediate gratification. By considering the longer course and acting in the best interests of a long term plan, the brain is stimulated to process in a more efficient manner.

In other words, not only are the results better for the person but they also make the person a better problem solver. I can see the long term plan but time and again I will choose the short term benefit. This year I would like to challenge myself; if 2010 was the year in which I learned how easy it is to regress, I want 2011 to forge a new direction.