Friday, February 15, 2013

The End.

I have decided to stop writing on this blog. I hardly use it any more so I've decided to stop worrying about it at all. I have a tumblr page that I'm always on, multiple times a day. So go here if you would like to continue following me. Otherwise, later gators.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I stole this off of tumblr because it looked interesting and fun but mostly because I haven't done one of these in FOREVER.

What song do you listen to when you're feeling down?
Pretty much anything by Sara Bareilles. The wonderful thing about her music is that it can fit pretty much any situation so if I want to feel better or if I want to indulge my emotions for a moment I'm covered.
 Do you drink Tea or Coffee?
Both, I drink tea when I'm sick or I drink coffee on the days I'm having trouble getting started.
How many languages can you speak?
Uno...wait. One?
Tell us three fears.
Lack of success, spiders (although living alone this past 2 years I've gotten pretty good at tackling that one) and having no purpose.
What was the last board game you played?
Are we talking an actual board game or a board game you can play online? I play Ticket to Ride online with my friend Jay all the time. The last physical board game I played was The Walking Dead I think.
What was the last book you read?
Drift by Rachel Maddow
Have you ever walked into a glass door?
No but I have walked into a wall.
Do five jumping jacks/star jump.
Only if I can have a cookie after.
Who's your biggest celebrity crush?
Lena Heady has always been my long standing crush but lately I've been crazy about Zoie Palmer on Lost Girl.
Do you believe in marriage?
Yes, but not in the way you think. I have a rather unromantic view of marriage in that I think it's a good way for two people who plan on spending a large part of their lives together to get the proper benefits such as healthcare, taxes and retirement. If it doesn't work out, no big deal, just get a divorce.
What would you do with 1 million dollars?
Set up a good retirement plan, make sure my family was taken care of and probably travel to a few places I have always wanted to go. I wouldn't be the type of person to just up a quit my job and never plan to work again, that would get boring after a while.
Tell us three things that your parents disapprove of?
Taking a break from college, getting my car, my decision to stay in Michigan for the time being.
What is one thing you'd like to change/fix?
Something I want to change is setting more goals for myself. This past year I found out that if I don't have a set plan and goals to achieve I just stagnate and feel completely uninspired.
Post a pic of your lovely face.
Oh jeez I'll have to find one to put up later.
Name three of your favorite blogs.
Name three Disney movies that you adore.
Are we talking Disney cartoons or Disney-Pixar? Oh what they hey I'll give you both:
Beauty and the Beast
Peter Pan
Lion King

The Incredibles
When's your birthday?
December 29th.
What do you aspire to be?
A good person.
Do you sponsor a cause?
Do I personally sponsor a cause? No, but support causes such as Habitat for Humanity.
Do you play/watch sports?
Yes with Michigan being number 1 in basketball right now I've watched more basketball than I have in a while and now that hockey is back on again I'll probably start watching more of the Redwings.
Do you play an instrument?
Kind of, I can badly plucky my way through a couple songs on a guitar and I still remember how to play the clarinet.
What's your favorite color?
Cerulean blue.
What is your favorite animal?
My dog Coda.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Miraculous Flying Kid

I was going through some old emails when I found this and it made me smile so I decided to share it.

The Miraculous Flying Kid
by Me
I knew a strange kid who wanted to fly
Who climbed a building so high in the sky
He got to the top
And thought with a flop
I probably should not have jumped, "oh my!"

Now, before you begin to cry
About the kid who decided to fly
This story's not done
It's only begun
So make sure you keep those eyes nice and dry.

Archibald, was this kid's uncommon name.
But people called him Archie just the same.
As some might say,
He was weird in a way.
He only cared about fortune and fame.

He knew what he wanted most was the fame.
And his plan had to be awesome, not lame.
So he thought and thought
Riddled with fraught
Until "Eureka!" the idea came.

He quickly started to write a manifesto,
But was interrupted by his best friend Ernesto.
He said "I think you should take,
A short little break,
And try some of my noodles and pesto."

The thing Archie liked about Ernesto
Was that he made the very best pesto.
So without delay
Archie put the work away,
Cleared the table and shouted "Presto!"

As soon as Archie finished eating,
He and Ernesto had a meeting
They had to decide
How to divide
The work they would be completing.

By teaming up the work would be fleeting
So they made a game and started competing
Archie was slow
Because he didn't know
His sluggishness was due to overeating.

When all of the work was done,
Archie knew he'd had some fun.
But he had to be serious
And a bit mysterious
So he told Ernesto he needed to run.

Archie was determined to be someone.
And he knew that his stunt would stun
So he put into motion
What would cause a commotion
And quite possibly never be outdone.

He alerted the news.
They thought it was a ruse.
"No way," he said,
"It's as real as my head,
This’ll be bigger than Howard Hughes."

He gave the media clues
To where they could find the best views.
Of his attempt,
They'd be verklempt,
But Archie was sure to amuse.

After he made the call
Archie prepared for his fall
With safety his focus
And no hocus pocus,
His room for error would be small

His equipment he had to haul
To the top of the building so tall.
He put on his gear,
Then without any fear,
Archie stepped over the safety wall.

The wind rushing past, he did hear,
He knew consequences could be severe,
But Archie hit the switch
And without a glitch,
His jet pack kicked into gear

As the crowd started to cheer
Archie's grin began to appear.
He went from a zero
To their national hero
And became an aeronautics pioneer.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Playlist 2012

It has kind of become a tradition for me to make a Christmas playlist and post it here. This year I started my playlist and then came across Cee Lo Green's new Christmas album and abandoned my playlist entirely. He actually put some effort into this album which is a nice change from the other artists just doing it for the paycheck. So do yourself a favor, get "Cee Lo's Magic Moment" and put it on repeat this year and pretend I put the playlist together. ;)

Merry Christmas

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Long Time No See

I have no legitimate excuse for the long absence. Except maybe for one. Remember that podcast I mentioned I started with a friend? Go here and enjoy.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Current Mood: I'm feelin' a little Billy today.

Ever have one of those moments where you're kind of bopping along and all of a sudden the perfect song comes on and it perfectly fits the mood you're in?

This song came on the radio as I was driving home. Couldn't have been a more perfect song.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wanted: Escape

If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain.
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
I'm the lady you've looked for, write to me and escape.

Can you fill in the rest? :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Laundry Day

I've mentioned before on my blog that I live by myself. I have a little one bedroom house that I rent that is absolutely perfect for Coda and I. When I first moved in I debated about buying a washer and dryer but the house is so tiny they would have practically been in my kitchen and I wasn't a fan of that. On top of that I'm at my grandmother's so often that buying a washer and dryer wasn't necessary since I could just use hers and I ended up saving myself a couple hundred bucks by going without.

Every week I stop by my grandmother's to do my laundry, I throw the clothes in the washer and either stay and chit chat with her or head out to run some errands. This week I decided to stop by on the way to karate. I always try to time it so I make it back before the clothes are done drying because I know my grandmother, being a grandma, will just fold them for me, and then I feel bad. This time I was late getting back, the karate class ended up running long so by the time I got to her house the clothes were already dry and folded.

As I saw they were folded neatly in the basket I felt that pang of guilt I always get. Even though I tell her not to fold them if I'm late getting back, she does it anyway. Le sigh.

I ran up stairs to tell my grandma "thank you" before heading home. She stopped me on the way out.

"I wanted to talk to you about something I found in your laundry."

I freeze thinking, Oh shit, what could she have found? And then I realize there couldn't have been anything in there, I checked my pockets.

"A certain pair of underwear?" She says with a raised eyebrow.

Now I'm really lost so all I have to say is, "huh?"

"I found some boxers in with your clothes."

Still lost, my mind is now racing trying to figure out what she could possibly be talking about. And then it dawns on me. A few weeks ago I bought some new underwear that were boxer-brief style, but made for women, meaning less crotch material.

"Those are mine."

"Are you sure?" She looks at me suspiciously. "I thought maybe you might be having a guy over."

"Of course I'm sure! They're pink, you didn't think that kind of gave it away?"

"Well you never know now-a-days, and I wanted to make sure because I thought you liked girls."

"Yes grammy, I still like girls."

"Okay, I was just checking."

Insert *facepalm* Here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Conversation With My Mother Part...I forget.

I dislike grocery shopping. It's kind of boring and the other people shopping drive me nuts. So as a distraction I decided to give my mother a call:

Me: So in Karate there are two moms and their son in my class.
Mom: Oh really? That's awesome!
Me: I know, I thought so too! I mean I kind of guessed when I first started but I wasn't 100% sure and today I heard the boy call both of them "Mom".
Mom: Well you have always had good gay radar.
Me: Haha you mean "gaydar", and yes I'm pretty good at recognizing others.
Mom: Do they know you're gay?
Me: Nah, not many people guess about me. I fly under the gaydar.
Mom: You do?
Me: Yeah, I'm a stealth bomber! They don't see me coming.
Mom: *Choking followed by hysterical laughter*

I think I need that on t-shirt or something.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Finally, a Real Update

It has been a while since I've taken the time to write a decent post. With the holiday season here work has been ridiculous which doesn't leave much time for a personal life. Keeping busy has it's pros and cons; I don't get bored and my bank account thanks me, but I don't have as much time for the things I love.

So when I do have time, I take complete advantage of it and you can find me doing one of three things; reading, writing, and making headway through my Netflix queue. Although, most recently I've added podcasting to that list. My friend and I started one about a month ago and it has been a lot of fun.

As far as reading goes I was able to finish The Hunger Games series. Each book kept me wanting more but I was a bit dissatisfied with the ending. I'm not one to criticize writers on how they end their stories, in my opinion it is a world that belongs to them and their decision should be respected but this time all I felt was disappointment.

I also started reading George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series. That one is going to take me awhile to get through but so far I like it. I expected I would since I loved the show on HBO so much.

Yesterday, I started reading The Help. Two days ago I rented the movie having never gotten around to seeing it in theater, even though I really wanted to. I can't remember the last time a movie has moved me so emotionally. Even when Dobby died in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 I didn't cry, I admit I got a little misty-eyed but tears did not fall. I was glad I chose to watch The Help by myself because there was no way I could have kept those tears back. To top things off, when I watched it a second time the next day, I cried again. Naturally, after that I had to run out and buy the movie and the book.

When it comes to my writing, I only write for myself. I don't ever talk about my writing with my friends or family. Part of it is because writing is the one thing I get nothing but enjoyment out of and I'm afraid sharing it will change that. The other part I have come to believe stems from a fear of failure. Cowardly, but honest. In my mind, I have failed at so much that this is the one thing I want to protect. The one thing I want to keep close and guarded because failure at this, would mean I have failed at everything I ever wanted to do with my life. And that would just suck.

Monday, December 5, 2011

In Other News...

...Coda and I put our tree up yesterday. I was quite excited about it because this is my first very own Christmas tree.

I bought a real one and got all of the lights and ornaments for decorating. I got Coda a stocking to hang and I've got some presents to wrap already.

And yes, that is a hat as my tree topper.

Christmas Playlist 2011

Every Christmas I look forward to putting together my Christmas playlist. All year long I keep my eyes and ears pealed for new songs to add to my growing collection of Christmas music (106 songs and going strong!). I have only one requirement; each Christmas song has to be original or unique in some way.

Don't get me wrong, I love the classics, but every time I step into any kind of retail location that's all I hear and it gets a little old. That is why I put these lists together, they're songs that you won't hear being played in the stores or on the radio, but they're well worth listening to and have as much to do with Christmas as the classics.

Without further ado, here for your listening pleasure, I give you my 2011 Christmas Playlist.

13. "Elf's Lament" by Barenaked Ladies featuring Michael Buble
The Barenaked Ladies never fail to make me laugh and I thought the song was adorable coming from an Elf's point of view.

12. "A Great Big Sled" by The Killers featuring Toni Halliday
The Killers always put out great music and this Holiday song is no exception.

11. "I Miss You Most on Christmas" by Bowling For Soup
 I originally bought the Bowling For Soup Christmas album because it was fun and catchy, but it was the vocals that caught my attention on this original song.

10. "Step Into Christmas" by The Puppini Sisters
One listen was all it took to make me fall in love with The Puppini Sisters. They take you to an entirely different time with their music and I loved this song for that.

9. "Christmas Island" by Kristin Chenoweth
<3. Kristen Chenoweth. Enough said.

8. "Winter White" by A Fine Frenzy
I've always had a soft spot for A Fine Frenzy, so you can imagine my excitement when I found this song. It's not traditionally Christmas-y, but that's the whole point of this list.

7. "The Christmas Waltz" by She & Him
Oh Zooey, how I love everything you do.

6. "Baby Come Find Me at Christmas" by Rachel Yamagata
Rachel Yamagata! I haven't listened to her in years but this was such a beautifully done song I couldn't resist.

5. "Always in the Season" by Pomplamoose
Not everyone can take a great song and make it better, but Pomplamoose does that on a regular basis. Their original music is no exception either.

4. "White Christmas" by Lady Gaga
I didn't think I could love Lady Gaga any more than I already do, and then she released her Holiday EP.

3. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" by Ella Fitzgerald
No Christmas list would be complete without a little Ella and her amazing voice.

2. "In the Morning" by Jack Johnson
It's not banana pancakes, it's better.

1. "Dear Santa" by Jay Brannan
This is my favorite Christmas playlist find. I had never heard of Jay Brannan when I saw this on iTunes and two seconds after I pressed play I was pressing buy. 

It's a bit shorter list this year than it was last year but to quote one of my favorite movies "more isn't always better, sometimes it's just more." This year you might also notice I went for more of an easy listening feel to the playlist as opposed to the last couple years that have been mostly rock/alternative songs. I'm actually really pleased with the list this year and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vlogbrothers Nerd Fitness

I was sitting at home enjoying my delicious Chinese lunch special when I came across this video during my journey through the backlog of vlogbrother's videos.

I am confident in saying that I know I'm not the only one that feels smug and self-satisfied when they come across a video of other people painfully sacrificing to stay healthy as you indulge your demanding taste buds. I even went so far as to smirk when I came to the conscious realization that I was sitting cross legged in front of my laptop stuffing my face while he, John Green, clearly worked so hard to make the video so I could sit cross legged in front of my laptop and stuff my face.

And then I got to the "dodge and deflect" part of the video where I promptly choked from taking a bite of my previously delicious rice noodles and laughing at the same time.

Karma, you bitch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coda Vs. The Bath

Guess what?

I made my first YouTube video today.

Well, not really, I just used YouTube as a way to put the video on my blog, and I'm not really in it. But it's a start.

Anyway, here you go.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gay Card: Revoked

Tonight, at work, while I was cleaning up to go home, I got to joking around with one of my Nerd Herd guys. I knew from day one that he's gay, but the big shocker was that apparently he didn't know I'm gay too. Until tonight.

The following tomfoolery ensued:

"Dude, what's up with these laptops on my counter? I'm trying to clean up here."

"Oh," he responded, "we were working on those earlier."

Jokingly I said in my best Cali-girl attitude voice, "Um, what are they still doing here then? I need them gone, like, yesterday!"

"Excuuuuse me, but we were just too busy to be bothered." Then he gave me a dirty look while he put them on a cart.

"Don't mess with me, Diva. I will take you down," I said as I snapped my finger at him.

He stopped and turned and said, "you want to see Diva? This, is Diva." And then he went into full-on Diva snap mode.

Needless to say I was practically on the ground I was laughing so hard. After I was finally able to catch my breath I managed to choke out, "you got me there. My snap was nothing compared to yours."

"Well, you kind of have to be gay or black to pull off the snap."

"Still," I said, wiping away tears from laughing so hard, "we lezzies have nothing on you gay boys."

Long pause.

And then he responds with, "I did not see that one coming."


"You're gay?"

"Of course I'm gay," I said surprised. "You seriously didn't know that?"

"I've never seen you at the [Insert local gay bar here]"

"I rarely ever go."

At this point we went into discussion of different topics, the LGBT center at the University, gay comedians we liked, until inevitably we got around to talking about musicals.

"Have you seen Spamalot?" He asked.

"No, I'm not a fan of Monty Python."

"Avenue Q?"



Sigh, "no."

"Gay card, revoked."

"What?!" I gasped. "You can't revoke my gay card just because of that. I've been dying to see Wicked I just haven't had the chance yet."

 "Your status is still revoked."

So that is how I lost my gay card tonight. Then again, everyone's reaction to me coming out as gay is always with surprise so it's not like I really had it anyway. I think it's time to break out the "No one knows I'm a Lesbian" t-shirt. I'm getting tired of flying under the radar, it's a total drag.