Monday, June 15, 2009

Quality Alone Time

I am enjoying an empty house while J goes to LAX to pick up a visiting buddy. It's nice having Quality Alone Time. Just me and the cats, hanging out, listening to Girly Music, watching Chick Movies, doing facial masks, yada yada. I built a fire, and ate half a watermelon for dinner while watching a Renee Zellweger movie. No Sports Allowed on Girly Nights!

But now I keep peeing because of the watermelon. Sigh. The trials and tribulations I face.

I had a productive day today, which feels good. It was busy, with many conference calls, but it felt good to get things done and be in a zen mode while focusing on one thing at a time. I need to be like that more often. I get so much more done that way. Being consciously zen about it all.

There are eight cats in my living room sitting all around me right now. We're all just chilling by the fire, in various states of doziness. I guess I've gotta get up to feed them before I pass out, otherwise they'll be angry with me in the morning.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

One other thought

How much of a b*tch is Daniella on The Fashion Show? Man, I hope she doesn't make it till the end. She is just one nasty mean person.

On Profundity

I was just thinking about how I don't ever really have anything profound to say in my blogs anymore, and why this is. When I started my first blog, back in 2002, I felt like I was profound all the time. Now sometimes I go back and read that blog and I get annoyed with how self-important I was, all caught up in the drama that was my life (the broken heart, the missing London, the blah blah blah blah of it all).

So it leads me to wonder - have I really run out of profound things to say, or has my threshold of profundity gone up several levels? I still notice things, think about stuff, make plans and all of that, but really, in the grand scheme of things, it all seems so small and petty. We are truly the center of our own universes, but really, my universe just doesn't seem as profound anymore.

Who knows.

Anyway, spent the weekend doing Weekend Things including buying a new netbook (i've been wanting one to replace my tiny asus, which I sold on ebay, for a few weeks), watching he's just not that into you (the book version convinced me to move back to Cali from Tennessee, where i was in a Really Boring Relationship with a guy who Just Didn't Care despite my making lots of excuses for him), finishing up tiling the walls in the bathroom, cleaning, laundry - all that exciting stuff.

I'm behind on my words-per-day, but I'm going to do some writing before bed, and tomorrow. Hubby is going to LAX to pick up a houseguest, and I'll have the evening to myself. I'm thinking a nice fire, hot chocolate, snuggles with the cats, and my netbook, all cozy in the living room with candles. All the girly trappings.

I go up to San Jose on Thursday - haven't flown in three weeks or so, and I had been getting into a nice rhythm of not traveling, but it's only for a day, and then no flights till July. One good thing about the stinking economy is that I have a reason to not fly so much.

I've been feeling a little bit depressed lately, which has been amplified by the fact that I listened to Tori Amos for two hours today. I had forgotten how much I loved her. But she does make me peevy. And the June Gloom is bothering me. It's been nice for a few days to feel like autumn is here already, but I'm getting sick of it and am ready for the sun to come back out. And I'm reading a galley copy of Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes, whom I love. And that's about it really. I am bemoaning my lack of profundity, listening to angry chick rock, and watching cheesy movies whilst vacuming. Such a cliche.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why didn't they have this when I was single?

How funny - a singles flight on Air New Zealand. The LA Times reported on it.

The “matchmaking flight” departs Los Angeles (LAX) for Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 13. Festivities will begin with a pre-flight gate party at the airport, and the flight cabin itself should be abuzz with food, beverages and games. Once you’re in Auckland, you’re invited to attend a Matchmaking Ball at Auckland’s SkyTower.

How frigging creative. I love fun stuff like this.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Pirate Party

To be filed in the People who Do Cool Things file:
The Pirate Party in Sweden might have enough votes to win a seat in the European Parliament. They want to essentially rewrite copyright law so that music, movies, and all media is freely shared online. They were formed after the government shut down a file-sharing site called Pirate Bay. A bunch of geeky IT guys are at the core of the party. Go Geeky Pirates!