Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm not dead. I promise.


I have totally been neglecting my friends, family, social life and obviously, my blog. I asked to work as much as possible, and my employers seem to think I was asking to move into the restaurant - I should probably just change my address and bring a pillow up there. I have no idea whats been going on with everyone - So HEY GUYS! What the hell has everyone been up to lately? Me? Lots of double shifts and home hunting - soon, the title of my blog will actually be relevant!

While I was out slinging onion rings and margaritas, I was tagged and got a few awards!! You guys! This iss probably just ya'll's way of saying, "Hurry the fuck up and post something, damnit!" but I'll take it as a compliment, dont worry.

This lovely award was given to me by Melinda, over at Musings by Melinda Zook. How freakin' cute is her blog? If you go there now you can watch the SNL skit with Sarah Palin (ya'll, I seriously just wrote Sarah Fey...they're practically interchangeable. Sorry, Tina Fey) and the moose. I know you've seen it already, but a preggo Amy Poleher rapping and mock shooting a fake moose will never, ever get old. Go! Now!

This totally professional looking award was given to me by Petra, over at The Wise (*Young*) Mommy:

My girl Petra always has my back, and here she is to instill a little "mojo" into my blog. This award also comes with being "tagged" to write Six Things That Make You Happy, so here you go:

Six Things That Make Me Squee:
2. Spending time with my daughter.
3. Going to the cafe behind our house to eat breakfast on the patio with my boyfriend.
4. Being with my BFF drinking wine
5. Dancing my butt off in a packed club
6. Having an entire day to myself to spend at my leisure

AND I was also tagged by Sandee, at Comedy Plus to tell you guys Six Random, Bookish Things About ME. Sandee is so awesome, and funny, and her weekend feature, "The Comment Game" is surprisingly insightful while being really fun and kinda addicting. Go visit her!

The rules:
  1. Link to the person who tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on the blog.
  3. Write six random bookish things about yourself.
  4. Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
  5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
Okay, um, I'll do all that stuff later but for now, here we go:

1. I have been trying to read some of the (not really)"classics" since last summer. I've read "Anna Karenina" (Ehhh), A Farewell To Arms (HATED. IT.), The Stranger (Really liked it), Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (really didnt see what everyone went crazy about, and I dont even care if that makes me sound ignorant), The Fountainhead (LOVED. IT.) and am currently laboring through Atlas Shrugged.

2. I am so proud of our bookshelves. We totally need more "chick lit" (BTW, I despise that term), but otherwise we have a fairly well rounded collection of books, and there are probably over 300 of them. I refer to the section of our apartment housing the shelves as "the library".

3. I have more than once went to Barnes and Nobles to hang out and read books. I will also admit that I have finished many a book there, without paying a cent. I am so sorry, and in the event that I fall down and hit my head really hard and have a concussion then wake up a great writer and decide to publish a book, I know karma will come back and bite me on the ass.

4. Also, I really hate Barnes and Nobles, Borders, or any other retail book chain. I prefer to buy my books used, because the thought of someone having it before me, and maybe before them, etc. etc. is very endearing and also because I love the way old books look.

5. I'll basically read anything. I am never NOT reading a book. But I really only like to read one at a time, and even if I loathe it, I will finish it.

6. And possibly the most bookish thing about me? I have a freakin' shelfari account! A social media tool for BOOKS! I am a nerd and I embrace it.

OKAY! I am going back to work now. I know. I'm a slave to the serving tray. Someone host an intervention!

EDIT: UH. Can someone please tell me why the bottom portion of my blog is highlighted and how to fix it? Thanks!
EDITED AGAIN: OWWWWW Jesus! That highlighted portion is
really bright!
EDITED AGAIN: Well, I just have no idea. I'm sorry. I tried to fix it, but no luck. Blogger hates me.


Heinous said...

Wow, that's bright. Interesting and entertaining, but bright. Do you have a background color set for that text?

Congrats on the award!

(Better luck on working towards the 'technical prowess' award.)

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...


I missed you...

I wish you could get a dang day off yo! What's up with that? But I understand because even though I work at home, I have been working WAY too much lately. I need to be lazier, it's way more fun. But those damn children keep screaming to be fed and we need this green thing called "money" in order to do that so, *sigh, I guess I'll keep working until my fingers fall off.

Don't let your fingers fall off! (or any other body part for that matter) and come back and post something delicious for me to read soon!!!


Keely said...

I would tell you, but my eyes just fell out.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I didn't realize you were so busy. I'll knock off tagging you. Yikes, I don't like your work schedule at all. I hope you get a day off soon. :)

Da Old Man said...

Good to see you back. Sort of glad to know you were busy working rather than anything bad.

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE that you read books at Barnes and Noble and don't pay for it. love it.

Chat Blanc said...

missin' ya!! congrats on the awards! you deserve all that and more. :)

btw, I might be a freak, oh wait, I am, but I think it's cool you're a book gal.

hang in there, we'll all be around when things slow down for ya!

Athena said...

Heinous - I have no idea whats wrong! I tried to fix it, but couldnt. I doubt I'll be getting the "technical prowess" award any time soon!

Petra - I MISS YOU, TOO! My fingers are still here, and so I am, barely! I miss blogging :(

Keely - Oh, damn.

Sandee - No, no, you're fine! I'm good! I can handle it! I'm invincible! ;)

Da old man - awww, thanks! :D

Vodka mom - somehow I knew you would :)

chat blanc - missin ya, too!!!! and thanks a bunch :D