I think I might be needing a case of “grow up!”
Because, fight as I did last season, I have somehow inadvertently gotten addicted to this. Hello, I’m 30! It’s odd, because I was anti this type of crowd in high school. It absolutely boggled my mind to no end how girls in this crowd at my high school who were friends with one another could just pick up and date one another’s exes. Ick and ick. And now I’m all in the grips of Alex v. Jessica over the turkey Jason. Isn’t that just ill? Also, the crazy insane expectations set by this are frightening. If Monkey and I actually succeed at spawning and the kids come to expect parties like these, we are totally going to be hated by our kids. Because it is so not going to happen. Why can’t these shows show more “real” deals like this great show?
10 YEARS AGO TODAY: September 16, 1995
I’m pretty sure I was pulling all-nighters and cramming for exams. It was my junior year in college.
5 YEARS AGO TODAY: September 16, 2000
I’d just returned from my first trip to the UK with Monkey.
1 YEAR AGO TODAY: September 16, 2005
I was recovering from marathon crafting in preparation for Renegade. Boo, I am not doing Renegade this year.
YESTERDAY: September 15, 2005
I was really productive. I had shipped off a load of Walrus orders the day before, had a phone conversation with a prospective retailer/distributor, and cleaned the dining room (which I had hijacked and made into a second crafting center) and organized my craft room (which was a total disaster yesterday but is now a lovely exercise in organization galore today).
TOMORROW: September 17, 2005
Tomorrow is Saturday, which totally rocks my socks off always. Because even though I don’t hold a traditional day job (and hey, I can watch daytime TV while working, which also rocks!), it’s such a treat for me and for Casey to have Monkey home and relaxed for the whole day. Hooray!
5 SNACKS I ENJOY
I am a connoiseur of snacks. So hard to whittle down to 5, but here goes: fruity mochi cakes (is saying “cakes” redundant here, like saying “PIN number” or “ATM machine?” Seriously, I want to know), Salsa Verde Doritos, hummus (extra garlicky) + pita points, mini carrots with ranch dip, and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.
5 BANDS THAT I KNOW MOST OF THEIR LYRICS
Erhm. I am a lyric slayer…but I mostly know the lyrics for The Killers, The Cure, They Might be Giants, Sarah McLachlan (not a band but a band), and Coldplay.
5 THINGS I’D DO WITH A MILLION $$
Buy a house, buy my family houses nearby, travel, put money into the business, make some fat donations to nonprofits I support.
5 PLACES I’D RUN AWAY TO
I hear the following places are lovely: Melbourne, Provence, Saigon, Rome, Fiji.
5 BAD HABITS I HAVE
Procrastinating (I’ve been terrible with replying to emails lately!), making piles of papers and magazines, not eating when I get busy, being terrible at plucking up the chutzpah to pick up the phone and call friends/business (I’m just not a phone person), making the house a wreck while Im’ “creating.”
5 THINGS I LIKE DOING
Making things (simply for the enjoyment of making), reading, cooking, working (I do, I love working – when it’s for my own business!), traveling.
5 THINGS I WOULDN’T WEAR
Tapered pants (even when they’re in vogue–already paid my dues in the 80s), latex “clothing,” mesh anything, fur, dolman sleeves (again, already paid in the 80s).
5 TV SHOWS I LOVE
I think you know I am a TV fiend. I could go on forever about all the great shows I love. Here are 5 current loves: So You Think You Can Dance, House Hunters, Crafters Coast to Coast, Gene Simmon’s Rock School, Bands Reunited.
I’m in trouble when all the regular series’ fall season begins! Lost, Desperate Housewives, Medium, The Office…we need to get some way to tape all our addictions.
5 MOVIES I LOVE
Amelie, Lost in Translation, The Matchmaker, Alex & Emma, About a Boy.
5 FAMOUS PEOPLE I’D LIKE TO MEET
Eh. I don’t, really. It’d be nice if I came across someone famous, but no one really stands out right now. I’m blah that way.
5 BIGGEST JOYS AT THE MOMENT
My husband, my poochie, crafting, reading, working for myself.
5 FAVORITE TOYS
My computer, digital camera, Wacom tablet, paints, sewing machine.
5 PEOPLE TO TAG
I’m not going to tag anyone but would love it if you played along and let me know if you do!
Have a great weekend!!