Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nail polish color sign of deeper mental unrest. Details to follow.

My nails are this color right now:

I bought myself this color as a birthday present last September. The weird thing about my wearing this color right now is that this is the single only nail polish I think of as a summer color. Sure, I tend to wear more pastels in the spring, more dark reds in the winter, but overall, I just wear what I feel. I'm a rebel, you can't fence me in with your SEASONS.

But this color...I don't know. I think because if I wore blue nail polish in the winter it would be too much like my fingers were cold? Or something. And now here we are in this weirdo "spring" in Michigan and it's hot enough that I want to wear my one summer nail polish color. Up is down and black is white, people.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Golden Text

Do you ever stop yourself in the middle of doing something and think, "There. That is my whole life in a nutshell." Well, I sent the following text today and while it's not my whole life, it is a huge statement about my life right now:

"I just found a recipe for Weight Watchers Crab Rangoons! I pinned the shit out of it on Pinterest!"

Attempting to eat delicious, unhealthful foods while still on Weight Watchers? Check.
Obsession with Chinese food? Check.
Obsession with Pinterest? Check.
Gratuitous use of the word "shit?" Check.

That is life right now.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

And Pinterest is not helping!

Happy Thursday, one and all! It is SO springy up here in Michigan! Spring gets me all kinds of wound up: it makes me want to clean and organize and do projects and be a better, tanner, thinner, Zenner (is that a word?), fabulouser (hahahahaha, I know that one isn't...right?) person. Maybe this is a fairly universal phenomenon? That would explain Spring Cleaning. I have to carefully monitor myself, though, otherwise I will set goals so lofty they simply cannot be accomplished. And once I start sliding down the, "Wow, I really don't have time to herd sheep like I thought I would this weekend," scale of non-productivity, I can slide right on past things that are fully achievable , such as "Wash Dishes" and "Scoop Kitty Litter" until finally I'm on the porch with a glass of wine and a book, unfinished tasks be damned.

But because I would rather take joy in my faults than, you know, fix them, here is my to-do list this weekend. Please note the influence of both Spring Project Madness and St Patrick's Day:

-pick up book at Kris' store
-drop skirt off at tailor shop
-drink a shamrock shake
-make room for new table (my best thrifting find ever, OH MY SWEET LORD)
-go to bank
-watch Boondock Saints
-drink a Guinness
-go to hardware store for paint stripping supplies (heaven help me)
-take down winter wreath
-make summer wreath
-go buy that cart at the junk store I've been eyeing for well over a year

I promise to report back next week and let you know how far I made it through this list. I'm also hoping to be able to do more with this blog starting next week. If I do, I owe it all to the table I bought last weekend. Seriously, you guys, I am in love with this table. I think it's going to change my life. I'll tell you more about it next week, but for now I'll leave you with these words: 1950's, yellow, formica.

Yeah. It's probably even cooler than you're thinking.