Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pine FuckNuttery Part 2

Dammit.  Remember this?  So, I decided to try pine nuts again, thinking that maybe my reaction last time was because of a bad batch or specific to a particular type of pine nut.  This time I bought the teeny, tiny, wee pine nuts, as opposed to the big, torpedo-shaped ones like last time.  I thought they would be good with brussel sprouts.  I THOUGHT they'd be a nummy treat after not having had them for a year.  Why did I think this?  Because I am teh dumb.

Yuck.  Food is gross again.  And you wanna' know the REALLY sucky part?  I just bought the tastiest, sweetest, most flavorful blueberries (Chilean, natch) I've ever eaten and now they taste like battery acid.  (Ok, well, I'm guessing on that.  I've never actually had battery acid, so who knows, maybe it tastes delightful?)  Just like before, sweets and bread taste the blechiest, so maybe that's a good thing.  Maybe I'll lose a few ounces. 

Luckily, this time I only ate a few, because I wanted to see if I'd tolerate them.  I'm hoping maybe that means I won't have this nasty bitter taste for as long as last time.

Oh and not related to anything above - I taught Willow to come when I call her by using a hand command.  How cool is that?  She still ignores me about 50% of the time, because she IS a cat and they are hateful, little things, but the rest of the time, she actually responds.  She also sits for treats.  If I can just get her to stop whining at me from across the room, she'll be my favorite cat EVER.  (Shhh, don't tell her, but she already is my favorite cat ever.  Shhhhh, she'll get all cocky and shit if she knows this.)

So, I haven't talked to you kids for a while.  What's going on with you?  Any news?  OH and don't freak out or anything, but I'm probably going to post another entry tomorrow - TWO days in a row!  Can you even stand the excitement?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No More No Whining Wednesday?

Hiya!  So, I started the whole No Whining Wednesday thing about 6 months ago and frankly, it lasted about 5 1/2 months longer than I thought it would.  The enthusiasm and participation has been WONDERFUL and greatly appreciated.  Seriously, I really can't begin to express how many times you guys have yanked me out of the Bitter Barn with your positive comments and how appreciative I am - thank you! 

That said, I think it's run its course and it may be time to try something else; a new day with some sort of alliteration and theme.  I, of course, have not actually spent any real time thinking about this, so I'm putting it out there for you.  What should be the next day/theme?  I'm open to all suggestions and I'm looking forward to your ideas!

I'll still continue to observe the spirit of No Whining Wednesday, on Facebook and in my fleshlife, and I absolutely encourage everyone else to keep it up if you're feeling it, but I'm also looking forward to a change.  I'm looking forward to a new challenge and I hope you are, too!

Happy No Whining Wednesday and lay your suggestions on me!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quick and Dirty

Quick and dirty and short and sweet - I'll let you make your own joke.

Ok, so, even though Cindy's on vacation and isn't around to nag me about my blog, I feel obligated to post something anyway. 

It's like seconds away from being Wednesday, so I'm not really allowed to whine about how MEG keeps kicking my ass in Scrabble and making me wonder why I continue to play with her and I'm not really allowed to whine about how that boy's flight got canceled last weekend, so we didn't get to make the kissy faces at each other.  INSTEAD, I'm going to focus on how I WON a game of Scrabble (not against that damn Meg though!) and how that boy's flight got rescheduled for this weekend, so I'll get to make kissy faces in THREE days!

Yeah, so if I can just get through the next 3 days (AGAIN), things will be good. 

Here are a few more of those calendar things (holy BALLS, thank god for that damn calendar so I don't have to think!)
  • Meatballs
  • Barbie doll hair (Seriously, it says this)
  • The smell of popcorn (Ok, but not the microwave kind.  Sometimes it smells VILE.)
  • Whimsical toothbrushes (Is this a thing?)
  • Having pizzazz (Oh man, I love that word!  Could you even have that word in Scrabble?)
  • High ceilings (Unless you have to paint them)
  • A hemidemisemiquaver note (Anyone?)
  • Toasted and buttered English muffins (Mmmm, with blackberry jam!)
What's going on with YOU kiddos?  Do you have anything fun planned?  Are you looking forward to anything?   Do you have anything to add to the happy list above?

Happy No Whining Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Extra Whinyless No Whining Wednesday

Today's No Whining Wednesday post is going to shock you!  You should probably make sure you're sitting down.  If you have a nervous condition or startle easily, you may not want to read this.  Are you ready?  Are you SURE?  Ok, don't say I didn't warn you...

Thirteen is being helpful and is only barely getting on my nerves.

I know, right??  None of you saw THAT coming, did you?  Me either!  I don't know if she changed medications or has just finally settled into the job and relaxed a bit or if I've finally gotten used to her, but I've noticed that the last few weeks (I don't know how long it's been - I have no concept of time) she really doesn't seem to bother me.  She asks questions still, but not stupid questions and she doesn't babble about Robert Pattinson or fucking Twilight, so there's a huge improvement right there.  Plus, you can ask her to do anything and she'll just do it.  It's awesome!  She doesn't question it or complain, she just does it.  It's so cool!  We're working on a giant, icky project our boss gave us and she whined a bit about how stupid it is (and she's not wrong!), but she buckled down and did it and didn't bug me once.  I'm gonna' give her a sticker tomorrow if she keeps up the SUPER attitude!

So, yeah, that's pretty noteworthy, right?  Hmm, what else is going on?  Not much.  Life in 2010 is pretty much like 2009.  I still have my Christmas tree up, which really shouldn't surprise anyone.  Um, what else?  I've been watching "The Wire" and it's good, but I'm not blown away.  Uhhhh, what else...

Oh , here's some more of those things to be happy about from that calendar:
  • Picnics around the fireplace
  • Using chopsticks
  • Chocolate fondue
  • Commonsense folk sayings
  • Sea monkeys
  • Pockets of tranquility (which I originally read as "tranquilizers" - I like mine better.)
  • A terrific hair day
  • Lyrics sung incorrectly
  • A glassed-in sun porch (which I think some people call a "Florida Room" - how cute is *that*?)
  • Short naps
What else?  Oh YEAH, that boy?  He's coming to visit me this weekend!  Hugegianthappyface!

What's going on with you?  Did you have a good New Year's Eve?  Has your 2010 been good so far?

Happy No Whining Wednesday!