Month: June 2013

Month In Review: June

I very nearly forgot that today was the last day of the month. Something just reminded me though so, thanks, mysterious memory-jogging something.

  • Read every day. If there’s one thing I manage to do every day, it’s read. That’s a very small accomplishment, but it’s an accomplishment nonetheless, so yay.
  • Blog every day. This is pretty much the only other thing I manage to do every day.
  • Exercise every day. I did basically the opposite of this; can I give myself bizarro world credit? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
  • Brush my teeth every day. This should be easy to do, but my deep-seated hatred of all things related to oral hygiene makes it hard.
  • Break out of my comfort zone. Yeah, I’m still scared, so this hasn’t been particularly high on my daily to-do lists. Apparently acknowledging my problem wasn’t enough to motivate me.

I basically could’ve repeated May’s month in review verbatim (and believe you me, I was tempted to because my nails are too long and typing is physically uncomfortable – yes, I could cut my nails, but I don’t want to). That’s not really a good thing, is it? Oh well, all I can do is try to improve in July.

Until tomorrow.

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That’s Interesting

Very important thing I just learned: my autocorrect knows “Utley.” I didn’t know I wrote about Chase enough to teach “Utley” to my autocorrect, but apparently I do. I’m okay with that 🙂

And now that I’m paying attention I see that my iPad doesn’t think “Utley” is a word (it’s got that red spelling error underline). So it doesn’t think it’s a word, but it learned it anyway. Whatever, iPad.

Anyways, my brain is fried, so I’m gonna stop.

Until tomorrow.

Friday List: Whoops Edition

I wanted to post this before the Phillies game started, but I got distracted by BuzzFeed. I love BuzzFeed, but it’s as bad as YouTube for losing time. On the plus side, I now have more than two items for my list. Yay 🙂

  • Those animated Taiwanese news stories are the best, right? Have you seen the one about Wendy Davis’ filibuster yet?
  • Now, on to BuzzFeed. First, let’s give some love to dachshund puppies. I don’t actually have a favorite breed of puppy (or dog, for that matter); I just love pictures of cute puppies and dogs.
  • Second, remember 20 songs from 2004. I remember most of those songs. And there’s a couple that I remember the video more than the song. Is that weird? And thanks, BuzzFeed, for reminding me just how much I loved Hoobastank in 2004. Wait, no, the opposite of that. (I really did love Hoobastank, though; I’m not kidding.) And I’ve got that Eamon song in my head now. Yep.
  • Finally, 21 life lessons from Summer Roberts. I love Summer Roberts, man. And now I want to re-watch The O.C. again. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Until tomorrow.

Aww Man

These West Coast Phillies games are messing with my head. I had no idea it was almost midnight. I just ate gelato and then saw the clock and realized that was probably a bad choice. Oh well. At least I’m too tired to bitch about UPS (I STILL haven’t gotten my refund; good job, assholes).

Until tomorrow.

Fingers Crossed

I hope I’m not awake at 3 AM again tonight. Like, really hope. In a rare twist, however, I was not awake at 3 AM due to insomnia. Rather, I was awake due to a combination of reading and following the news of Wendy Davis’ filibuster. So I was awake for good reasons, but that didn’t make it any easier to get up at 7:30 (or, y’know, 10:30)

In other news, I am so, so thrilled about the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding DOMA and Prop8. Super disappointed about yesterday’s Voting Rights Act decision, though. Didn’t the whole Paula Deen thing prove that racism is still alive and well in the South? I’m trying to focus on the positive, though.

Until tomorrow.

No Time Like The Present

Do you ever think that it might have been better to have been born in a different time period? I don’t. As much as the world sucks (and believe you me, I think the world really sucks – this is a large part of the reason why I don’t want kids), it’s still better than any time in history.

I don’t know about you, but I like (dare I say love) indoor plumbing. I like being able to travel large distances in relatively short times. I love that I can carry thousands of songs in my pocket. See? Now is awesome.

Furthermore, as I woman, now is so much better than then. I love that I have the right to vote. I love that I was educated (even if my grad school student loans are weighing heavily on me).

I was thinking of this earlier when I was watching the Phillies game on MLB.tv and staying updated on Wendy Davis’ filibuster through Twitter. The technology we have is amazing; that one woman is willing to stand up for the reproductive rights of Texas women is amazing. In short, I’m grateful I’m alive in the 21st century.

Until tomorrow.

Oh Just Stop

I’m currently watching the Phillies on my iPad (I’m still at my parents’ house). It’s the top of the fourth and I have come to one very important conclusion: Microsoft desperately wants baseball fans’ money.

I’m not kidding. I’ve been subjected to two Microsoft commercials, one for Windows 8 Tablets and one for Bing, every break. Every. Single. Break. (Side note: I miss the days when there were no commercials when I watched baseball on my iPad.) At least the Bing commercial that uses “Anything You Can Do” is kind of cute. But, sorry Microsoft, I will not use Bing (and the more you advertise it, the less likely I am to use it) and I really won’t buy a Windows 8 Tablet.

I have to wonder at the efficacy of subjecting the viewer to the same commercial 15 or so times in a three-hour period. Like, maybe the first time you see the commercial you’re interested in buying or trying the product advertised, but by the 15th time you must have changed your mind. Right?

And here’s the best part: I started seeing these Microsoft commercials on Saturday. And they got old on Saturday. And I didn’t even watch the whole game because of my birthday celebration.

So, yeah, please stop trying so hard, Microsoft. You look pretty desperate.

Until tomorrow.