Shaken Not Stirred

Saturday, March 29, 2008


Nope, I didn't drink myself into oblivion last night. I did sleep way too much. I think the excitement of having my family over for the week finally took it's toll on me. I went to bed fairly late last night because I stayed up hanging out with my sister and parents. It was their last night visiting and they would be leaving at 6:30 a.m.

Anyway, I went to bed around 1 a.m. and then got up around 5 a.m. to say my goodbyes and have a safe trip and all that other sappy stuff. I went back to bed around 6 a.m. and didn't wake till around 1 p.m. (so excluding the 30 minutes of goodbyes, that is almost 12 hours of sleep). Now I'm groggy and my head feels heavy. It's that kind of groggy that I get when I take a Tylenol P.M. On top of that I feel like a slug. Who would have thought that too much sleep would have this kind of effect?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Really Good Book

I am reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the second time. I think the first time I read it, it was for school. I don't remember enjoying it the first time or maybe my immature mind (I'm not claiming maturity just yet--you can't be considered mature if you still laugh when someone farts) just didn't comprehend the concept of the novel. This time however, I am thoroughly enjoying it.

There are a lot of books that I enjoy the second time I read them. One of my favorites is The Catcher In the Rye. Everytime I read it, I get something more out of it.

This isn't mean to be a "read this" list. I am just saying that part of my absence from the blog, aside from enjoying American Idol is reading ZATAOMM (it took longer to think up the initials for this novel than just typing the whole title out).

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A New Season of Reality

I watched "Beauty and the Geek" yesterday via the CW site. I didn't watch it when it was on because I was watching American Idol. I am not sure why they did a second week of Beatles music. Last week verged on boring for me. It's not because I don't like the Beatles, but something about the interpretations by the singers just didn't sit well with me.

Anyway, about the Geeks, why the heck to I identify with them so much? Is it because I can see myself in many of them? I think I had written a post about this last year around the same time. I don't have any sweater vests and I know that my glasses aren't broken in the middle (and are acutally up to date). Makes me wonder a little bit.

But this season has me baffled. They aren't pairing the Geeks with the Beauties this year. Instead they are having them battle it out for the money. Now in true reality, the Beauties would kick Geek ass. Even if they weren't better, the Geeks would still get confused by all the flying mammary glands and nice soft feminine scents. I don't see the Geeks defeating the Beauties and in a couple weeks, after the Geeks have all been eliminated, it's just going to be girl on girl battling for the quarter of a million dollars.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


For some reason, this year I'm having a hard time adjusting to day light savings. Not exactly sure why. I've even tried going to be earlier. Every day this week I was in bed by 10. Every day, by ten! Who does that? But I still toss and turn till about two in the morning. Not very good. I feel like I just traveled to California and back and I'm jet lagged.

I know in the past that I've complained about having insomnia. I solved that problem when I stopped using the dull sounds of the television as a lullaby. Falling asleep in front of the television was difficult. The blinking lights, the strange music of some infomercials, someone screaming in the background, all stimulated my dull brain way too much. Plus, on Comedy Central they have repeats of The Colbert Report and South Park after midnight.

Now I've got to get use to this time change. It's been a week. One would think that I could adjust by now.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's Been Awhile

Thanks Phats for letting me know how neglectful I've been....and yes I've realized it's been awhile.

I have just been really caught up with watching CNN lately and all election speeches. I really am not interested in politics, but this year the run for the nomination has been interesting. So I'm not off in some corner playing by myself, I'm actually glued to any news about the political candidates.

Anyway, while watching the news, I saw a story on a baby disco opening . At first I thought the reel-the-viewer-in line was just that, something to keep me from changing the channel. But then when they ran the actual story, I realized it was just what they described. This place is a lounge where parents can bring their kids to socialize and play. Pretty creative if you ask me. I'm sure they'll get a few people to pay the cover charge. But really, how many parents are actually going to bring their children to this place more than a few times?

I may be old fashioned, but I feel that children should learn dances like the Hokey Pokey and Ring Around the Posey. And most children would (although I have none of my own so my findings may be from exposure to my younger cousins, nephews and nieces) probably be as happy dancing in front of their television sets at home, rather than on a lit up floor under a hanging mirrored disco ball.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Some Unimportant Things Bout Me

Mr Shife didn't tag me, but I'm going to pretend that he did and use his meme for this post.
So as part of the rules we have to name six unimportant things about ourselves, I may get to six, I may not. I may throw in a few more. It depends on what I think is unimportant and also what you feel is quirky and unimportant.

1. My favorite animal is the shark. However, my fascination with sharks also includes fear. This fear has kept me from going into the ocean. I have not been in salt water above my knees in years.

2. I took a 10 minute bathroom break after I wrote my first unimportant thing about me. I think that the bathroom may be the place to do some good thinking.

3. I have three different towels in my bathroom. One is the towel I use after I take a shower. One towel is the one I use after I wash my face in the morning or evening. The third towel is the one I use after I wash my hands.

4. I am one of those persons that prefers the mountains to the seashore. I don't like the feeling of sand beneath my feet. Usually you can't get that sound out of your car for years.

5. I love junk food. I could eat chips on a regular basis, even substitute it for a meal.

6. If a movie gets rave reviews, I don't tend to enjoy it as much as one that is low profile. Maybe it's because my expectations were high. Not sure...or maybe it's my passive aggressive way of being different.

7. I enjoy reading other people's memes, but don't really like doing them myself. I feel like they force me to look deep within myself for answers I don't really know the questions to. Diamonds or pearls, chocolate or vanilla, what am I wearing now---all difficult questions to ponder.

8. I can't drive in silence. There has to be music playing.

Okay, so there are some unimportant facts about myself. I need to eat lunch.