Monday, July 4, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I am so glad that I didn't put "Write more blog posts" on my list of New Year's Resolutions. I'm not a big fan of setting myself up for failure.

With the end of my semester (NTS: taking two classes while working full time is DUMB) approaching quickly, I would like to take this time to remind myself of things that I like and will get to enjoy the second that I finish the busy work that Dr. Idiot Professor is requiring. Call it procrastination motivation, if you will.

1. Introducing Beej to Wishbone.
Wishbone was a PBS show that came on when I was in middle school. It features a Jack Russel Terrier who reenacts classic books with himself in the title roles. There's humans in there too, but honestly, who cares? B.J. mocks my love of this show and thanks to a DVD from Sams, we are going to make him love it through total immersion. I wonder if he'll notice if I switch his ringtone to the theme song.

2. Oscar Nominated movies
This past year was unusual in that a lot of movies were released that I wanted to see. Of course, I'm cheap, and refused to go see them in the theaters like a normal person. Thanks to Netflix and the library, I am planning on taking in Black Swan, the King's Speech, Temple Grandin, and a few extra showings of Inception.

3. Actual sleep in an actual bed for actual hours > 6.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A good day

I love lists. (My entire family just went "duh".) One of my favorite things about the start of the year is the cultural endorsement of massive amounts of list making. As one of the things I'd like to keep up with in the new year is blogging, here's some of my favorites:

Movies that we will watch in January (from the AFI list)
1. Cabaret
2. Star Wars
3. American Grafitti

Home Improvements we will make
1. Shelf in the bathroom
2. Bar stools
3. Repaint B.J.'s office

Today was my last day of vacation. I celebrated by getting things done. To wit:
1. Laundry washed, folded and put away
2. Christmas lights taken down and (mostly) put away
3. Four miles on the exercise bike (starting small and working my way up)
4. House vaccumed
5. Library e-book app installed and working, with two Jan Karon novels downloaded.
6. Blueberry lemon scones baked
7. First two lessons of math homework completed
8. Art project completed and hanging on the wall
9. Husband's choice of movies watched*
10. Lunch packed and things gathered for work tomorrow.

* The Fountain, Animal House, and Bad News Bears