Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
i am neurotic (and so are you)
by lianna kong
kong compiled a list of neurotic tendencies that people entered on her site: iamneurotic.com
and i am here to share some of them, a little at a time, with you. i may interject some neuroses of my own, but i might not tell you which. i thoroughly encourage you to add your own or if you find someone else experiences the same thing you do, comment on the likeness. i love to see that we all share some neuroses.
so here is segment #1
food on my plate cannot touch other food. any part that has touched has to be placed to the side on the plate and not eaten.i consider it contaminated.
i am very picky about my chocolate chip cookies. i'll separate the batter into forty-eight tablespoon balls, and then add twelve chocolate chips to each ball. they are much tastier with the perfect number of chocolate chips.
i have precisely 20 nuts every morning before 11:00. these are counted out of the packet individually using a homemade cardboard nut counter, which consists of 5 rows or 4 equally marked-out squares.
i can only eat the middle of foods, like chips, eggs, or sandwiches. i leave all the crusts in a perfect form so they make up the shape again.
i hate tomatoes. yet whenever i order a sandwich, i deliberately order it with tomatoes and then pick them off. this way i keep what i call the 'essence of tomato'. i don't like sandwiches that don't have the essence.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
step 1: makeup
bare face with lots of moisturizer in preparation for the loads of crap i'm about to slather on. i love this eyeliner-lashes look so much, i want to do it all the time. i can hear tink screaming, "don't do it!!!"
Thursday, October 22, 2009
start with plain almond breeze (almond milk)
pour into a cup and serve to 4 year-old
12 hours later (once children are in bed, and the house is quiet, and you can think) clear dishes off table
realize that your 9 year-old neglected to unload the dishwasher
realize that you are exhausted
place dishes in sink
leave for 36 hours
stop waiting for someone else to empty dishwasher and do it yourself
discover almond cheese in a plastic cup
non-dairy, almond cheese.
spread on crackers, serve with vienna sausages
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
i'm working on my costume for this friday. not to be confused with my costume for next friday. that's right, this year i have TWO costumes. two parties, two costumes.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
ebay really has never disappointed me.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
i finished dot's halloween costume. sherlock holmes. i will take a pic of her when she gets home and post it. post haste. i got the idea from the martha stewart halloween issue.
any ideas for my hair? remember: victorian vampire.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
then i watched it today. yes, i came in about 45 minutes into it and missed 2 key relationships of the story. but you know what? he was actually the most miserable person in the whole movie. that in conjunction with what we know has happened in jude law's real life since this movie...
alfie is always looking for the next best thing that will walk into his life. when things seem to be getting too committal - he bolts. when he finally realizes that the one he wants is - wait for it - old susan sarandon, he finds her with another.
'what does he have that i don't!?!?' alfie screams.
'he's younger.' she replies. this destroys him.
in the end he is alone and unhappy. and i think, 'what a depressing movie.'
finally someone lets us in on what might actually be going on in the head of the confirmed bachelor. he eventually finds fault in all the women he's been with, yet finds himself alone and unfulfilled.
i've seen him in this sort of character before. in a.i., he was gigolo joe. in the holiday, he's the swinging bachelor with the secret life of single, widower dad who doesn't bring anyone home to meet his daughters. in real life, his marriage gets broken up by his inability to resist the dowdy nanny. his wife was sienna miller! if she can't keep him, no one can. what is his problem? he's been led to believe that his looks, fame, looks, money, and his looks make it okay to do whatever (or whomever) he wants. he deserves it. why should he be held to the standards of ordinary mortals? he's bigger than that. he's a superstar.
looks aren't everything. alfie even says this in the movie. if i were married to a guy with movie star good looks, i would be nervous that he knew it, and might feel he could do better than me.
a man's ego and a woman's insecurity. it's a deadly cocktail that tastes of bitter regret.
this claritin really clarifies the brain.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
on the up side of things, i did win a trip to boise, idaho. another concert. and i ordered my costume elements for my halloween party, figured out what to do for my kids' costumes, and my hubby's. he always gets the last minute planning with his non-costumes.
my party theme this year is vampyrs through the ages. any and all forms of vampires are welcome.
on monday, i started a somewhat extreme 'diet' and i've lost 3 pounds already. that's cool.