Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

Let's dive right in, shall we? 

1. I am hating on my apartment building right now. Cos I'm not sure whether to hate the Strata or Developer or someone else entirely. Last week they posted something in the elevator saying we had to be home ALL DAY today or tomorrow for fire alarm checks, giving us less than a week to organize time off work. I did it, only to discover that they put up another sign last night canceling said check. With 24 hours notice. Awesome.

2. I've taken up knitting again, but there's this stitch pattern I really like and want to make a scarf out of that I'm pretty sure is crocheted. So it's looking like I'm going to have to learn a whole new craft. Which could take awhile.

3. I have come to the conclusion that I will never be on time for work. No matter when I leave the house I am always somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes late. It's like the world (and the transit system) is conspiring against me. 

4. It's supposed to snow tomorrow. No joke. And I still haven't saved up enough for waterproof footwear. This should be interesting.

5. So those of you who have been reading awhile will not be surprised to hear that Californication is one of my favourite TV shows. Mostly because of the witty one-liners and downright offensive language.

Example 1:
Hell-A Magazine blog number 1. Hank hates you all. A few things I've learned on my travels through this crazy little thing called life. One, a morning of awkwardness is better than a night of loneliness. Two, I probably won't go down in history, but I will go down on your sister. And 3, while I'm down there it might be nice to see a hint of pubis. I'm not talking about a huge '70s Playboy bush or anything. Just something that reminds me that I'm performing cunnilingus on an adult. 

Example 2:
[looking in bathroom mirror] Nobody likes you. You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny. Now smile, you fucking douche. 

Example 3:
How the fuck do you option a blog? What is there to option? The title? The font?

I could go on, but in case you don't enjoy Californication as much as I do, or in case you DO enjoy it as much as I do but want there to be something you haven't heard when you watch it, I'll stop now. Anyway, I was in Chapters the other day and I discovered this, which is the book written by Hank Moody, the fictional star of Californication. Intriguing. Will read and report back.

6. I'm on a new budget, and already I've fallen off the wagon. Twice. Oops.

7. I'm going through one of my healthy(ish) eating phases that involves salads for lunch. Mainly because I discovered that if you add cranberries, quinoa, mandarin orange chunks and sharp cheddar you barely notice that you're eating vegetables. Don't worry, it won't last.

8. I'm starting to look forward to Christmas. Not because of Christmas, but because I've saved up some days off and am really looking forward to spending a whole week sleeping in and not doing anything I don't want to do. It's going to be awesome.

9.  I stumbled across a blog the other day that made me think about how different some people's lives are from my own. I mean, I know this, of course. But sometimes I'll read or see something that really underlines it. In this case, I began thinking about what it would be like to have a lot of money and work in a profession that is completely concerned with appearance. On the one hand you'd get to live in a house with a pool and drive a nice car and spend $3,000 on one piece of clothing. But on the other hand you'd have to get surgery when there's nothing actually wrong with you, and spend an inordinate amount of time and energy worrying about what you eat and weigh. I wonder if that's a better life than my broke-ass one. Somehow I doubt it. Mine comes with chocolate.

10. Let's end on a funny note:

Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me!


  1. 1. omg someone's ass would be grass! How aggravating.
    2. I'm thinking a few How-To youtube videos are in my near future. I want to knit cool stuff too!
    3. Me too. Hell, I was late almost every work day this month. Luckily I snuck in some of those days so the boss lady only knows of 4 late days. No lie, I was practically crawling on the floor trying to get to my cubicle lol.
    4. Snow? I've seen it in movies, photos & on the mountains that are about 80 miles away but never ever at my house. Semi jealous.
    5. Love this show! I would tear David Duchovny to pieces if I could...hot piece of man right there. Also, I now need this book like now.
    6. Bwahaha...I have a budget. I use it. And then I go & ruin it all by overspending.
    7. That looks good.
    8. You & me both sistah. Actually I'm sort of looking forward to presents...I love presents.
    9. I like your life :)
    10. Torture fo' sho'

    Loved your 10! Thanks for joining in every week.

  2. 1. Don't worry, I'm writing a diplomatic yet strongly worded email.
    2. Yes! Let me know how it goes!
    3. Oh, I'm late pretty much every day. It doesn't set a good tone to the day, but then again, neither does getting up even earlier only to STILL be late because the earlier I leave, the more people there are competing for room on the bus.
    4. I wouldn't be - at this time of year it will last a few hours - a night tops - and then become wet, dirty slush that soaks through your shoes as quickly as if you stood in a puddle. Not what you see in movies with snow angels and snowball fights.
    5. I just can't stop laughing when I watch it. Totally my sense of humour. Gross and irreverent.
    6. I think we're wired that way. I am excellent at justification. I'll see something I really want and it takes about two seconds to get from "I don't need to buy any more books" to "but it's SUCH a good deal, and if I wait it will be gone and then it will cost me twice as much, so REALLY I'm SAVING money if I buy it now." Doomed.
    7. It was! :)
    8. I have come to worry about presents because they're rarely what I want and I'm not a good actress. I like giving them, though.
    9. Me too, but I wouldn't complain about having a little more money....
    10. Yep! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!


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