Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Belated Music Monday and Update Stuff.

I might be super lame, but I saw this on my friend Amy's blog (Just A Titch) and I love it. Plus my brain isn't working for an interesting post today, and so I'm doing it. :)

Current Books: I'm currently about halfway through You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark. It's quite interesting. I didn't go out and buy this book... I was at Starbucks waiting for a client and saw it sitting in their big basket of books and magazines. It had a sticker on it from www.bookcrossing.com and so I started to read it and took it home. I look forward to returning it to the same Starbucks when I'm done. :)

Current Playlist: I can't stop listening to Sara Bareilles' album, it's wonderful. But recently... OBSESSED with Chris Thile's band Punch Brothers. Their album is really fantastic, and I can't get enough of the fourth movement of Blind Leaving the Blind. The words are amazing, the composition is beyond brilliant, harmonies off the chain, and Chris' voice is just sent from heaven. I missed Music Monday yesterday so I'll give you this clip of my favorite portion of the song:

Current Guilty Pleasure: Driving fifteen minutes out of my way to try to see John Cusack at the Post Office. The last two times he wasn't there, and I felt cheated.

Current Color: Green is my favorite color, but I just end up wearing grey and black. I'm lame and boring.

Current Drink: Diet Coke. And Starbucks Venti coffee with half and half, two splenda and two sweet and lows. I have no idea why I order it that way, but I'm sure the staff has wanted to say, "Why do you do two of each? What freakin' difference or kind of sense does that make?" But... that's just how I do it. I also drink a lot of sugar free cider at night as well as peppermint tea.

Current Food: Can't stop with the roasted chicken noodle soup from Subway. Hello, 80 calories for the bowl and it's delicious on a cold Milwaukee day!

Current Favorite Show: Biggest Loser (check out Fat Bridesmaid's liveblog Tuesday nights if you like the show and want someone to talk to about it while it's airing.) Also I youtube the X Factor a lot. Oh, and DEXTER. (I'm considering adding him to my top five, he turns me on so much. Yes I'm a freak.)

Current Wishlist: To steadily drop three pounds a week until I hit 140. That's 44 pounds to go, and if I lost 3 pounds a week until then, it'd take just under 15 weeks, or until January 19th. If I lose 2 pounds a week, that means it'll take 22 weeks, until March 9th. To book at least ten more 2010 weddings before the end of this year. To subsequently buy another D700 and the 70-200mm 2.8 VR II. For the meds the vet prescribed to continue to work on my cat as they appear to be working (finally) - he's slept on the bed with us four nights running and no accidents. Also, I got this great new kitty litter (It's actually sawdust stuff, and it's amazing) so I think that's helping a great deal.

Current Needs: All my needs are met. That feels wonderful to say.

Current Triumphs: Fitting into size Medium anything.

Current Bane Of My Existence: Dishes. I am so sick of them, and it's NEVER ENDING.

Current Celebrity Crush: That would be, as previously mentioned, Michael C. Hall. I have an incurable thing for pale guys with reddish hair, (obvi.) This is of course not to supercede John Mayer or Chris Thile, 'cause I don't know if either of them will ever make it out of my top five. OH! And I slip into sweet, eye rolling, orgasmic bliss every time I hear David Cook belt it out (you don't know how bad it feeeeels) ((I wanna die, it's so hot.)) I play this song over and over in the car, and considering the fact that driving is considered operating heavy machinery... that might not be the safest idea. Oh, and it should be obvious I love live, acoustic performances.

Current Indulgence: Umm, my whole life is an indulgence, I'm spoiled rotten.

Current Blessing: Wonderful clients. Sleeping in. Money to live. My blogging community. Freedom, fall weather, constant inspiration, cheap clothes, chapstick. And my boyfriend has been amazing lately... super affectionate, bringing me flowers, footrubs, etc. (I'll stop now so you guys don't puke.)

Current Slang: I don't really think I have one, but I would love to be able to incorporate "Totes McGotes" into my conversations more. It's hilarious and awful.

Current Outfit: Size 14 jeans (not for long!) with a black cardigan. That's my life, and it doesn't usually get cuter than that despite all the cute clothes in my closet. I have lots of dressier / work style clothes, but I feel weird wearing them because I don't have a regular desk/office type job anymore. I'd be really overdressed to go to the grocery store.

Current Excitement: Biggest Loser tonight!

Current Mood: I really need to go to the bathroom. Oh wait, that's not a mood, is it? Well then... anxious in that I'm entertaining the thought of participating in NaNoWriMo... too bad it has to be fiction is all I'm saying. And too bad it has to be starting something new from scratch. I'm 8 chapters into my memoir. Maybe I just continue what I've already started (finally) and call it FiWriYoShiJe. Or I could just change it all and pretend it's not all about me. That might help to conceal the identities of guilty parties...

Current Link: This wonderful post over at Eating Journey about negative Fat Talk. If you've ever uttered the words, "I'm so fat," get thee to this link post haste.

Woo-hoo! :)



Unknown said...

Fun post!

.... time for a dishwasher. Its my favorite thing about my BF's house and then he washes all the big stuff and stupid pans. yay for great BFs!!!

Anonymous said...

Nanowrimo doesn't have to be fiction!!! You can write anything you want. They recommend you start from scratch, but you can still continue something you've already started. Their goal is to get people to write, that's all!! Join us!!!

Drew said...

I joined NaNoWriMo... It was an impulse thing...Now I have to think about what to write. I think I already have writers block!

Sara said...

Im doing NaNoWriMo for the first time this year, I am really really excited. I would go for your memoir thing, the point is to get yourself writing...even if you are already writing something, you are supposed to write through writers block simply by doing it, not overthinking about doing it. My User Name is Sara-Laine, come be my NaNoWriMo writing buddy, lol.

Julie, The Wife said...

A) My dishwasher broke, and I hate dishes. Enough that I want to break each and every one of them. And then break them again into smaller pieces.

B) I broke my cherry and joined NaNoWriMo, and I don't know what writing buddies are! But I'm "Snarkypants", and I'm open to buddies! Whoo-hoo 50K!

Karina said...

STUCK at an office job myself, I'd love to hear your story of making it a go on your own! I'm not going to lie, I have no idea what is a Totes McGotes and really feel I need to know because it is fabulous to say.

100in12 said...

omgomgomg. so many things. TOTES MCGOTES. my best friend's 16 year old sister said it one day and i immediately thought to myself "i need to work that into my vocab ASAP" haha, i LOVE totes mcgotes. and i love you for loving it.

2. DEXTER. girlfriend. i am with you on the turning on. he is so freaking hot. haha! you're not alone there. such a great show, i love it!

3. peppermint tea is the bomb.com

Future Me said...

I love this post. Might have to steal it. :)

Claire said...

"Oh, and DEXTER. (I'm considering adding him to my top five, he turns me on so much. Yes I'm a freak.)"

Me, too. :)

Kristen said...

I now have Chris Thile to add to my ever expanding crush list. When it comes to clothes I say wear the other stuff in your closet, even if you are only going to the grocery store. The other people at the store don't know that it may be your only destination of the day. All they see is that you got it all together and who doesn't love that feeling? Also I say finish that memoir for nanowrimo. Forget the rules! I believe in the spirit of the whole thing, just write your heart out : )

MadScientist said...

Thank you!

I have the biggest crush right now on the lead in Glee. I don't even remember is real name. Love it!

You're doing amazing things. It's such a great feeling when life is content.

Erin said...

my current music obsession is Adele. i love me some jazzy, brassy broads.

dexter...yum. my favorite dexter "hot moment" is in the opening titles right at the end when he pulls the shirt over his face and looks out. mmmmm
i think i know why chicks are always trying to marry serial killers now lol

kaitlin said...

YES, do NaNoWriMo!!! I did it for the first time last year and it was the most fun I had in probably ever.

Bubbie said...

Isn't real life much more compelling than anything someone can make up? I liked "my whole life is an indulgence". Doing blogs certainly are. We're lucky to have the time to work on ourselves. Enjoy your blogs. My next blog which will be posted tonight focuses on the dreaded 'insult' that people heap on single women past a certain age: "You're too set in your ways". That's actually a good thing. . .

crystal said...

I am such a fan of NaNoWriMo. This is my second year attempting it and I totally can't wait. But I don't see what's wrong with creative nonfiction. I mean, really, what are they going to do to you?
Well, okay, they could kill you. But I really doubt that they would. So, my vote is that you do NaNoWriMo! It's a total blasty-blast. And, if you want a buddy on there, I'm "sloppywords". :)

Li Meng said...

Kinda funny!

rachaelgking said...

I've almost gotten into Dexter just because he is the Hotness.

You may have just convinced me...

StepherB said...

I LOVE Mary Higgins Clark! That is a good book!

Erin said...

Re: Your comment on my blog...

Have you tried Feliway? I'd much rather go the natural route if at all possible.

I've tried non-scoopable Feline Pine but she didn't like it much, so I switched to Fresh Step. I used Arm & Hammer before that, but it didn't cover up the smell so great. I might try the scoopable Feline Pine and see how that works.

We only have one litterbox because that's all we have room for. Once we get a house and some more space, I plan on buying at least one more.

Oh, and I've been peed on in bed, too. It's not fun, but I feel a teensy bit better knowing I'm not alone.

franki_vee said...

Jenn this has nothing to do with your post, but I wanted to thank you for the book you sent me. It's so interesting! Thank you very much.

Btw, I hate the dishes too. My boyfriend always gets mad at me cause I make him do them like three times in a row before I'll do them. =0)