Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Fabulous fabulousness.

I can’t write here for very long because I need to get back to work. And boy, do I have a lot of work to do. I hate the end of a quarter in the business world. I thought I was done with quarters when I left twelfth grade. Apparently not.


Hello, three readers. Sorry that I’ve been neglecting this. Chicago has been experiencing a record-breaking warm-up. Currently it’s 70 degrees outside. 70 degrees! It’s just a tease, though – we’re expected to go back down to 30 by the weekend – but it still has me feeling passionate! I also like a huge weight has been taken off my chest. Steve and I started out last week in the throes of winter depression. We didn't leave the house for two days, just because we could. And now here we are! Fabulous.

So that’s the first thing that has elevated my mood remarkably. Here are some others, in no particular order:

2. Daylight Savings Time starting 2 (or is it 3?) weeks early. Hooray! I can’t be more excited about this. I love coming home from work when it’s still light out. The change bit weekend plans in the ass a little bit: we had just gotten our first round of drinks at
Club Foot and were about to start gettin’ jiggy with it when the bartenders yelled Last Call, even though our watches still all said 12:30.....but still! You can’t beat those 6:30 sunsets that make it absolutely impossible to drive West.

3. Being less irresponsible than my boyfriend. This morning, I opened the door to let the dog out, and there, still hanging in the doorknob, were my keys. Steve launched into his customary Shame On You speech that I get when I do this (ok, ok, it’s happened more than once), which I mostly listened to as the dog and I headed out the door. So I’m outside, following Mojo around as he does his business (Mostly to watch for any treats he might find...condoms! Baby diapers! Styrofoam cups!), when I turn towards the front door of my house. What’s lying on the top step? Steve’s car keys. Oh, revenge, thou art sweet! If I said I didn’t go into the house and proceed to viciously rub the fact that his blunder was waaaaaay worse than mine, well, then I’d be a liar. Also, it was sort of a good way to start out the day, realizing how flippin’ lucky we were not to have lost the car. Didn’t check to see if it had a shit-ton more miles on it than the last time we drove it – a la Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you know – but the fact that it was still parked in front of the house is pretty frickin’ fabulous.

4. My
Alma Mater has finally decided to get rid of it’s racist mascot. About damn time, U of I! Even though I have to sadly admit that I didn’t do a goddamn thing to help this cause when I was actually going to the school (hey, come on, I was busy losing my virginity...I had priorities), I still strongly stand behind this decision. Also, I have to say, that the passion that those that are pro-Chief have (including 3 people in my 6-person office....talk about a can of worms I shouldn’t have opened around the watercooler) makes me chuckle. Such devotion! And all for a dance that consists of jumping around in bare feet! And doing scissor kicks in the air! I do that at home at least once a week, people. Get over it.

5. Steve bought a laptop. A laptop which he’s going to mainly keep at my place, he says. I’m excited! I’ve never had a laptop before. Finally, FINALLY, my dreams of perusing
Flickr while having some Quiet Time in the bathroom will come true! How awesome is that? Multitasking! Even better, and slightly less gross, is having a laptop at my disposal for when I go back to school in the summer. My last semester really drove home the fact that I can’t focus on work when I’m at home. There’s a whole harrowing story from that semester about a big paper, leaving it to the last minute, and walking out on a once-in-a-lifetime Iron & Wine/Calexico show whilst having an anxiety attack, but I don’t have to rehash that. I lived it.

6. I have the best boss ever. She gave me these black beads in the shape of birds, and she also let me borrow her idea to make these bird earrings:

I'm a big fan. I don't wear earrings often, so I still feel like I have two footballs hanging off each earlobe, but I think that feeling will subside.


That's about it for me. Now, Internet, go take a walk. It's lovely out.


Sharyn said...

We totally did just take a walk! The warm weather hit the Twin Cities a little later than Chicago, and it's not quite as summerlike (it got to 66) but boy did it ever feel good.

Crazy about your keys. I am super ultra paranoid about that stuff. I remember coming back from the playground with the little man once, flipping out because I couldn't find the keys. Yep, they were in the door.

Andrew said...

you've got more than three readers... and i agree that daylight savings is the best thing ever. the new law is causing all kinds of problems for software folks (including me) but it's still probably the best piece of legislation since at least the GI Bill.

Jeff said...

yay I'm reader numero 3!