I’ve got too much to do! So today I’m sending you all over to Mike Phirman’s site to check out his new song!
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Yesterday was my 35th birthday…which I think makes me officially a grown-up. Isn’t that a terrifying thought? Anyway, I’ve done these lists for the last few years (it’s really weird for me to go back and read through them all, so much changed from each year to the next) so I thought I’d keep the tradition going this year. Here are 35 things you might not yet know about me (or maybe you do).
2. I ate asparagus for the first time only a week or so ago. It tasted green beany. (I like green beans so this is a good thing)
3. I still don’t weigh enough to donate blood.
4. My monkey sheets are my favorite sheets.
5. I have a mad nerd crush on Rachel Maddow.
6. I think we all have a little bit of Sheldon Cooper inside of us (yuk it up pervs, you know what I mean).
7. I have never eaten an artichoke and really want to learn how.
8. I *still* haven’t seen a single episode of Dr. Who involving Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor).
9. My favorite Pandora station is the one I seeded with Wheatus.
10. I use the torn off back cover of a notebook as my mousepad.
11. I want Louis CK to be my guru.
12. My favorite place to be at concerts/shows is behind the merch counter.
13. I haven’t bought new shoes in more than two years.
14. I am terrible at self promotion.
15. I am okay with my terribleness at self promotion.
16. For now.
17. I’ve been toying with the idea of trying my hand at fan fiction.
18. If the choice is between laughing and righteous indignation, I’ll choose laughing most of the time.
19. I think that whole “if you’re not angry you’re not paying attention” thing is crap.
20. I used to sing in front of people all the time. I don’t at all anymore. I think I’m okay with this.
21. Hug pouncing is my favorite sport.
22. Baseball is the only recognized sport that I understand and I think I would have fun at a game if I ever had the chance to go to one (the closest I’ve gotten were a few minor league games in Fairbanks when I was a kid).
23. I really want to learn how to play Munchkin.
24. I remember in photographs.
25. I might be ready to try writing for realsies (creatively for myself that is. The “get paid for a thing you wrote” thing I’ve got covered in spades).
26. My favorite place on the planet to be is a movie theater.
27. I miss Abbott every every every day.
28. I once sneezed so hard I accidentally punched myself in the face.
29. I read The Da Vinci Code in seven hours.
30. I have a weakness for college ruled black and white marbled cover composition books.
31. I love tomato sauce. Actual tomatoes make me gag.
32. I genuinely, whole heartedly, unironically love The Fast and the Furious franchise (except Tokyo Drift. That movie can suck it).
33. I know the movies are terrible, but I love them anyway.
34. In a few weeks I will be living alone for the very first time in my entire life. Because?
35. I found and have been approved for a new apartment.
I started reading this last night. I’m still reading it. It is filled all the way up with LOLs!
You should read it too!
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I promised myself that I would be out of my current apartment by July (or as close to the beginning of it as possible). That’s in just a few short weeks and I have to tell you, I’m ready. At least, I’m ready emotionally. Monetarily I’m not where I wanted to be–I have enough for the move itself and for a few necessities but it won’t be the cushy moved I had hoped for. That’s okay though. I’m kind of maybe sort of starting to begin digging the idea of being forced to go slowly. This way I really have to think about what I genuinely need as opposed to what I feel like I need because I’m used to having it around.
For example? A microwave.
Hear me out: Microwaves are necessary for my survival. I have no doubt about this. I am a big fan of those very bad for you microwaveable foods (taquitos, TV dinners, chicken patty sandwiches and even, from time to time, a hot pocket or five). I know, beyond the shadow of a doubt that I will use any microwave I buy until it’s very last dying gasp of sizzling…yeah, okay I’m not entirely sure how microwaves work. ANYWAY.
The thing is, it’s summer and from the feel of things and the weather reports, it is shaping up to be a scorcher of a summer. When it’s hot out, the last thing I want is hot food. I want veggies and fruit and Popsicles and cold juice and water (and, yes, soda). The likelihood that I am going to have the desire to eat anything that would get stuck in a microwave is going to be small until the summer starts to roll out. So why would I buy one right away when I probably won’t need it for a while and won’t know where to put it?
Another good example? A toaster.
I can’t even begin to picture a home without a toaster but do you know how often I actually use a stupid toaster? Almost never. Plus, you can “toast” bread under a broiler.
You get the idea.
So… it’s June 3. And I want to be out of here within the next 27 days. Holy cats you guys: TWENTY SEVEN DAYS.
I guess I should actually get up and go find a place to live. It’s time to take this from the theoretical and put it in the…realoretical.
Shut up. It’s a word now.
Today is the day we remember the people who gave their lives fighting for the freedoms and massive privileges that most of us take for granted. I’ve been thinking of them today, and the friends and loved ones they left behind. I hope that, gone or still surviving, they all know how grateful I am for the immense and irreplaceable sacrifices they’ve made.
“Happy” Memorial Day everybody.
I really want to write about going to John Scalzi’s book signing, but I’m going to Laurie Notaro’s book signing tomorrow and I think it might be a good idea to keep all of the post-book signing thoughts in one place as they are often kind of complicated and swirly. In the meantime, enjoy this video of a cat that I linked to from my vlog yesterday (and that I found out about via John Roderick’s Twitter feed a few weeks ago):
I was going to write a thing but then a giant tornado hit Oklahoma and decimated an entire town and a bunch of kids got trapped in a school and sometimes nature is awful.
So. Here’s a link for the Red Cross so you can help. If you don’t want to click on the link, you can text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to send $10 via your phone bill. As more information becomes available for “localler” efforts at rebuilding, I’ll post those as well.
So it’s another day and that means that there is a group of people who are upset with another group of people who have chosen to try to fund (or better fund) a project through Kickstarter.
This never stops confusing me.
You want to make a thing and you want to make it better than you could make it if you had to make it for free or you want to be able to devote real time to it instead of having to fit it in around four other jobs or whatever your reasons might be. Then other people look at what you’re trying to make and what you’re prepared to offer and say “heck yeah, I’ll give you some money to do that so that I can get that thing!”
I don’t understand why this causes so much angst and hoopla.
It isn’t like you have to sign up for a Kickstarter paid membership and then have no control over how that membership money gets distributed. You have complete and total control over who gets your money and how much of it they get…or not. It’s voluntary. There’s no rule that says that, just because a Kickstarter exists, you must back it.
And just because someone can make something more cheaply (or for free) doesn’t mean that they should automatically have to go that route–especially if there are people out there who are happy to pay them to make it better or more quickly or whatever.
So please. Explain it to me: What the frak is the big deal?
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