Jazz Hands! Puppy Crush! Business Cards! September 30, 2011
song of the day - addicted to love - Florence + The Machine
Prepare to be bombarded by all the events that have taken place in the last few days! MWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! It’s as though I wake up in the morning and have three days for every one. Erg… did that even make sense? Am I just blathering again?
Ok. Last things first (apart from Tuesdays and bank holidays): From now on I am going to respond to my comments at the end of my posts. I got the idea from a post that I read written by Ellie (she’s over there chilling under my blog roll), and I happen to think it is a superswell dreamsicle explosion of a fine idea. I have gotten some very nice and kindly messages lately, and I want to be able to respond to everybody and give props.
Second story of the day: *spoiler alert* this portion of my blog contains mushy gushy throw-up-in-my-mouth a little saptastic crushy comments about my latest beau. You might want to gouge your eyes out now instead of later.
The other day I dropped Chris off at his house in Antioch. He showed me his extensive collection of awesome cameras (he loathes digital the same as me!), and let me look at all his photography. I was blown away. Sparks (who is my bestie from way back to answer Munchberry’s question) and my mum are both camera crazy with their Nikons, but I’ve never gotten into photography very much because digital and photoshop aren’t my thing. They are awesome and nifty, but just not for me. Looking at his pictures made me want to buy a camera on the spot and take ten billion pictures of everything. He looks at things and really sees them, and people like that impress me.
And we watched this movie called The Protector that had bad ass martial arts, Capoeira, a segway getaway scene, elephants, and a kick ass neck scarf.
And (no joke) a couple weeks back I was telling Sparks that Orlando Chris (who will henceforth be known as Not As Cool Watered Down Chris- NACWDC for short) killed it for me when I asked him if he wore a watch and he said, “No, because I am a guy and I don’t wear jewelry.” I was explaining how much I adore beautiful watches, and always wanted to buy one for a dude I liked, but have never known one cool enough or whatevies. Soooooo, Chris Two Point Oh has this super lovely watch that he wears and it is broken and doesn’t even keep time. Yeah. He told me he just wears it because he likes it so much. Yeah. Can you hear that dreadful puppy love song playing in your head? Now you can. And, yes, I am salivating like a puppy. An excited puppy that wants to hump a leg.
Ok, so I hung out at his house last night and watched season one of Archer (an animated show that NACWDC actually got me hooked on) on Netflix instant. After that he taught me how to use one of his cameras (the one I was drooling over the most) and then told me I could borrow it. WHAT? And gave me a bunch of film. HOLY SHIT, IS THIS REAL? The camera is called a Spinner. Look for it on Lomography.com and see what it can do. It’ll knock at least one sock off. Shit, I’ll up the ante for my chubby brethren and make the bold claim that it’ll knock a pound off.
Anyolddanghow, I am trying to keep my cool and save some pride for later, but I’m getting goggly eyed and nerdier by the second. I hate to be cliche, but I kind of stare at him and think to myself, “Gee, I wanna breed with this one. Can’t we just have babies now?” Oh. Em. Gee. I need to be slapped again. I am not kidding ladies. Punch me in my ovaries, please.
Cool collection of cameras. Check. Beautiful watch that can’t keep time. Check. Badass elephant kung fu movie. Check. Good for sexin’ up morning, noon, and night. Check. Deonn is now ovulating. Check.
Third tale from Wednesday evening:
After hanging out and getting starry eyed over cameras and round house kicks I rolled back into town at about six p.m. An old friend of mine called and wanted to cook me dinner. He is a fine cook, and I won’t turn down a free dinner. (Why do you think I’m on this site, people?) Long story short, he’s getting me very interested in Miataki mushrooms. He is obsessed with mushrooming, and wants me to give it a try. Did I ever tell you guys that I am something of a hobby collector? True story. I love learning how to do things. The last year was crystals, collages, and fabric dying. I still indulge in my old hobbies, but I am always getting new ones. Mushrooming and photography? WHEEEEEEE!
Oh. And we used to sing together sometimes and play guitar, so after his roommates and their girlfriends got home we had a hell of a sing along. We have great chemistry together, as we are both eccentric, humorous, and goofy, and we have talked of throwing a band together in the past. It never happened because the timing was never right. Now the timing is bloody brilliant. We’re going to get a mishmash of eclectic duets together and see what happens. I’ll keep you all posted.
Well, I actually have more to tell you about an amazing conversation that I had with my mother yesterday, but my cousin is here so I need to wrap this up. I will post more later. Also, my brand new business cards (all one thousand of them) got here yesterday! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! They have my new phone number on them, and I am totally ready to distribute and network and all that jazz. JAZZ HANDS! Didi is being productive!
@ellie- I am glad that I had you laughing in Starbucks. Everybody needs to look like a loon in public once and a while. Thanks for giving me the good idea of responding to comments in my blog. It seems so simple and obvious!
@ goodnuff - I laughed so hard at the “walking in my vag” image that naturally popped into my head. Oh, lord. I know why I continue to read your blog week after week and month after month. The saying over the door is “Let The Right One In” in Swedish. It is actually the name of a foreign movie that I am in love with, and I just thought it would be a cool saying to paint above the back door. (Over the front door is “Uva Uvam Vivendo Varia Fit” which is Latin for “A Grape Becomes Different Through Living” Which is from the book Lonesome Dove that I read every year) The house is my Wisconsin home, and my cousin and her two boys are going to move in the first week of October. We were going to rent a place, because we’ve stopped paying the mortgage and have decided to let this house foreclose… but it’ll take at least a year for that to go down so we may as well have free rent for a while.
@janeemosher - Hey, thanks for the tip. I like to cut fresh herbs and keep them in the freezer, but never thought of the onions and peppers. I put onions in EVERYTHING too, so that would actually be pretty convenient. I do a lot of stir fry and vegetable style whole wheat pastas, and also like to combine veggies with quinoa and lentils, so having my own frozen mixes is a pretty good idea. I will buy frozen vegetables sometimes when I am lazy, but they always taste like the freezer to me so I shy away from anything other than peas and corn. I bet if I froze my own blends they would taste better though.
@jewlz - clutter like that makes me nutty too! That is why I have slowly slowly been taking care of it. For some reason it has been trying emotionally, so I end up doing a little bit and then leaving for the rest of the day. I have a deadline though- everything needs to be done before next Saturday, so I will probably do the rest of it this weekend. I finished all the books
@munchberry - The house was given to me by my father when I was twenty. It is the house he bought when I was ten years old. It needed tons of repairs and whatnot (still needs a lot, lol) so I have done a lot to it over the years. Unfortunately, my dad refinanced because he used to make a shit ton of money. Since the economy went caput it has been hard trying to make the mortgage payments. We decided to just let it foreclose, since nothing else has panned out too great. While I was living in Florida a cousin of mine stayed at the house with my two cats to keep an eye on things. I would love to throw curtains over all of the piles of my stuff. Too funny!
@jitterfish - Ok. The chinchilla eating your paper on the behavior of chinchillas gave me the giggles pretty good. Let me know if you are going to start the Monday fasts. I think it would be interesting if we exchanged notes on it, lol. I haven’t gotten going on that yet, but I might give it a go this Monday.