Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Open Letter to the Internet Drones

Dear friendly people of Costco.com,

Are you trying to drive me crazy? Why do you ship something so quickly out of your warehouse, only to have it take almost a week to get to my house? I know my mother always told me that I had a problem with delaying gratification, so maybe it's just me. Or maybe it's the pretty new camera that I ordered - the manufacturer convinced me that I just couldn't live without it, that if I didn't order it RIGHT NOW my hair might fall out and my dog would die and I would never again be able to experience joy. Either way, it doesn't matter. You, people of Costco.com, are the ones who are holding my magnificent digital camera hostage - A.K.A. the key to my entire future's happiness. So please be so kind as to deliver it to my house, without further delay. I'm kind of fond of my hair. And my dog, for that matter. Hurry, for their sake if not for my own.

Thank you,
Online Shopper #6152949

Monday, April 16, 2007

Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming

This whole Virgina Tech thing has gotten me all worked up this afternoon. I can't stop refreshing CNN, watching as the story progresses. 32 students dead. I can't help but imagine what it would have been like if something like this had happened when I was at Michigan State. How would it have been to be wandering around my dorm room or just sitting in class, and hear gunshots ring through the air. How would I have handled it?

It's the kind of thing that makes you realize how life really is what you make of it. I'm sure none of those students had any idea upon waking this morning that something like this was going to happen. All you can do is live and enjoy life as much as possible.

I've decided today to think about and focus on all the great things I have in my life and all the reasons that I have to be happy. It's important that we enjoy what we can while we still can. I invite you all to do the same.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Moving on up

Why do I have the themesong for The Jefferson's stuck in my head right now?


Monday, April 09, 2007

Camera-phone update

I talked so much this weekend that I'm not feeling much like words today. So in lieu of an actual post, here is my life for the past few weeks - as captured by my cell phone.

Here's me at work this morning. Please note how excited I am that it's Monday.

I got to see the Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets two weeks ago! From the front row! I am officially a high roller.

My boyfriend likes to pretend he doesn't like my cat, but here we have evidence to the contrary

I like to pretend I'm not a biter. But guess what - I am.And he loves it.

Friday, April 06, 2007

So this is how it happens

Maybe I've finally hit that point in my life I can call my quarter-life crisis. I think I'm losing my mind. Has anyone seen it anywhere?

Let me list the evidence for you:

1. I might want to leave mortgages. I don't really know what I want to do, but I know it entails something more stable. I don't even have anything else on my resume (besides "excellent smartass" and "really good with a hole punch") so I have no idea what I would want to do, but I just I woke up at 5 in the morning the other night and thought to myself, I need to get a different job.

2. I can't stand the thought of living in Michigan anymore, with the economy the way it is. I need to get out. But to where?

3. My best friend and I are fighting. The whole thing is mental. I don't even know what happened but apparently our friendship, in a three month span of time, has suddenly become expendable.

4. I signed up to run a marathon in the end of May. Good Lord, can I do this? I feel so ill prepared to run 26.2 miles in less than 2 months time. What the fuck did I get myself into?

5. Two days ago it was 75-degrees, and this morning I woke up to this:
What the hell is going on around here anyway?