Sunday, January 9, 2011

Alright, real post

Anyways, onto a real post. Things are going pretty well. Put down a deposit on a baby parrot today. Soooo excited. Will probably be another week before I get to bring her home. So... name ideas, mostly Disney based for some reason. Yeah, I'm a dork... which has been another theme of my weekend, but not in a good way. Anyways, the names are mostly girl names because that was the breeders best guess at the birds gender.

Cricket (as in the Pinocchio)

Shoot, there were other ones but I don't remember. Anyways, I've alllwaayyss wanted to use the name Tigerlily but it would be really hard to shorten it to something I could really call the bird buy and she'd probably never be able to learn it. It's just a really pretty name and it suits what she looks like.

Also, I'm addicted to the big bang theory and also trying to catch up on some other shows I let slide. And watch TNG. I think I may have too much free time. Hahaha.

ABCs of Gratitude

Been awhile but here goes... things are going pretty well but I'll write about that later. Right now doing the first half of the ABCs of gratitude, an idea I stole from my ex roomate. Not going to be all that deep, just want to see if I can come up with something for every letter.

A- Anne Bishop.
B- Books, Boys and Birds. Buffy & Battlestar.
C- Carrie Vaughn.
D- Dogs, Days off.
F- Friends and family. Duh.
G- Glen of Imaal Terriers.
H- Home.
I- Ireland and Indigo.
K- Kylie & Kaitlyn.
L- Love, laughter,
M- Mashed potatoes, Mom

Yeah, fail for now... I will have to come back to this. Which I probably won't do. I thought it would be more fun.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


So, I was off work today and had a hugely productive day. I think I'm finally realizing the power of momentum. I've always known that when I start working out, and see results... that's what gets me to keep working out. It's all hey, this works and is actually fun when I see something come of it. It turns out this works for other stuff too!
I'm doing national novel writing month this month and I've been pretty much behind all month because I skipped days 2-5 due to being an uninspired slacker. But the last week or so I've been really pushing myself to hit around 2000 words a day, which is wicked. But because I've been doing that I was all, if I can do lets push harder and see what comes of it. Today I've written 4500 words and am hoping to hit 5k before bed. Update: it was getting late, so I finished the 5000 before continuing on this blog. No I hope to reach 5k, I did! And I'll probably write a lot tomorrow as well, not 5000 again because I work tomorrow and that throws everything off but I'll probably do at least 2000 (To complete NanoWriMo you need to write 1667 words per day) and plan enough to maybe have another 5k day on Saturday, how epic would that be? But yeah, I went from being signifigantly behind the daily suggested word count to being a little ahead of it. Which I could take as breathing room to relax, or push harder and see what happens. But yeah, happy dance on a day well spent.

PS- Side note, this momentum thing also seems to be working for nail biting. My nails grew a little bit more than I usually let them so now I want to let them grow more because they finally look like a normal persons nails. That one probably wont last though.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This weekend= win

So, I've been home all weekend (first time since the store I work at opened that I've had off even one weekend day, and I managed to get both of them... yay!) to look after my Mom, who had surgery on Friday. I have been inside my house for like 60 hours straight, with limited company as Mom is mostly asleep so booyyy have I gotten a lot of stuff done of the epic get organized to do list. I was worried I would be bored out of my skull, but it has actually been a pretty solid weekend.
I wont bore you... not that you're anyone since I haven't actually shared the fact that I'm blogging again with anyone... with the silly things I got done. But still, it was good and my mom is feeling okay, so overall... weekend well spent! Hurrah!
I'm still a little behind on NanoWriMo, but not enough that I'm remotely worried about it. I've written at least 1667 a day, plus a little extra, so I am catching up with where I'm supposed to be. This will probably be my most successful noveling month ever. That's another win. Well, it will be at the end of the month and I'm hoping I can carry the good writing habits into next month.
Anyways, I'm going to go have a cookie... I've earned it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

100 Things That Make Me Happy

1. My Family
2. My Friends
3. My Dogs
4. Loud Music
5. Blizzard Games
6. Books
7. Joss Whedon Shows
8. Thunderstorms
9. Learning random things
10. Glee
11. NanoWriMo
12. Mario Kart
13. Clever Jokes
14. Anne Bishop
15. Ireland
16. Disneyland
17. How I Met Your Mother
18. Dancing
19. Blarney Castle
20. Venetian Masks
21. Airplanes
22. Harry Potter
23. KKK, G.
24. Christmas
25. Christmas Music
26. Celtic Thunder
27. Presents
28. Buying other people presents
29. The 10th Kingdom
30. Wicked!
31. Mamma Mia!
32. Pride & Prejudice
33. Cute boys
34. Bunnies
35. My new phone
36. Mumford & Sons
37. Jensen Ackles
38. Disney movies
39. Kaitlyn <3
40. Backpacking
41. Stew
42. Presidents Choice Crackle Icecream
43. Mashed Potatoes
44. Candy
45. Waterfalls
46. Monty Python
47. Sleep
48. LaserQuest
49. Used Bookstores
50. Perry Sound
51. Couch surfers
52. Oldies
53. Cute Hats
54. The Sims
55. Parrots
56. My fish tank
57. Filling my loonie tube
58. Kittens
59. Coyotes, Galway
60. Harvest Moon Games
61. Kingdom Hearts
62. Die Hard
63. Unexpectedly good movies
64. Gilmore Girls
65. Treadmills
66. New friends
67. To-do lists
68. SWAP
69. Roomate Bingo
70. Shoe Crazy!
71. Rachel Vincent
72. The Hobbit
73. Douglas Adams
74. I Never...
75. The thinking game
76. Frozen Dinners
77. Creating Something
78. Taking pictures
79. DJ Delirious
80. My job so far
81. Ellen Degeneres
82. Rediscovering old music
83. Books you cant put down
84. Crazy bread
85. Drive In movies
86. FML
87. Webcomics
88. Getting mail
89. Beaches
90. Seamus Kisses
91. Naps
92. Ribs
93. Sherbert
94. Cuddles
95. Hot tubbing
96. Scented candles
97. Stuff I loved as a kid
98. Not having to wear socks
99. Love
100. Life

Friday, November 12, 2010

First Post

Alright... I'm writing this just so I can fiddle with my layout. Can't really tell what this thinger is going to look like unless I get some text in here. Anyways, I had been thinking about getting a blog again for awhile but kept putting it off because I wasn't sure I would be doing anything besides whining about life (BLARG!ing) which is no fun.

Buuut lately I've had some other ideas of things worth writing about, or even just having somewhere to be held accountable for projects I start but never finish... which this could turn out to be. So, Blogging & Blarging is born. Let's see what happens.