Thursday Thirteen: The Grumpy Version

13 Things that have annoyed me recently:

  1. People sitting near the front of the bus who attempt to engage the driver in conversation while he's driving!
  2. People on the bus who hog the armrests.
  3. Not having time to play with my new Treo because I'm getting home too late after work and the commute and going to the gym.
  4. Running out of space (again) on my hard drive.
  5. Missing pretty much this whole season of Supernatural.
  6. And America's Next Top Model.
  7. Sleeping poorly despite doing to bed at a decent hour and eating properly and exercising and all that good-for-you-stuff that's supposed to make you sleep better.
  8. Doing poorly at NaNoWriMo this time. Seriously, the story is going nowhere fast.
  9. The cancellation of Justice.
  10. All the time it takes to sell stuff on eBay. It's becoming less and less worth it every day.
  11. The chicken breast in my chicken sandwich slid off the ciabatta bun into the ketchup that was for my fries.
  12. Packages getting lost in the mail.
  13. I've missed two days of blogging for NaBloPoMo.

Okay, that's enough grumpiness. I'll start feeling better now!


It's Sunday Afternoon and I'm All Grr!

I pampered myself this morning by getting a mani/pedi, but it hasn't improved my mood. Not even the lovely Malaga Wine on my toes ...


... or the yummy Dark Chocolate on my fingers ...


... could cheer me up. Why so grumpy, you ask? On this beautiful Sunday afternoon? When the Packers won their game (and I didn't get to watch it; that right there is enough to make me cranky!) and the Seahawks are (so far) doing quite well?

Because I'm still selling stuff on eBay, and it's becoming an annoying chore rather than an exciting "let's see what I can get for this crap" game. Then again, maybe I'm more grumpy that it's the last day of my three-day weekend, and while I had fun (mani/pedi aside, mom and I went shopping Friday afternoon, and I scored lots of great new clothes!), I guess I just want one more day! One more day to sleep in, lay around in sweats, take an afternoon nap, and not have to take a shower or wear make up or be a responsible adult. Just one more day!

Hey! It's Another List!

13 Random Thoughts

  1. I am really excited to get my Treo 700p smartphone and portable keyboard! I just placed my order for them at the Verizon Wireless Day (offering special discounts to County and Court employees), and should be recieving my new toy next Tuesday or Wednesday! Squee!
  2. I’m thinking: how much easier it’ll be to work on my NaNo novel once I have the above-referenced device, as well as how much fun it will be to do some Bus Blogging!
  3. Now that I'm getting a new phone, I'll have to sell my old one.
  4. I need to come up with New Year’s Resolutions soon. Gah!
  5. I also need to come up with my gallery of Best Photos of the Year.
  6. I should decide what, if anything to do with my journal. Poor thing has been so neglected since I’ve started paying more attention to my blog.
  7. I’m looking forward to trying a new skincare line from Noevir; I got a sample packet of cleanser, etc. from one of the girls at work (That would be Pregnant Whistling Girl One. There’s a Pregnant Whistling Girl Two as well. Help! I am surrounded by Pregnant Whistling Girls!)
  8. I am excited AND apprehensive about starting with a Personal Trainer at the gym next Monday. I spoke with him (M) on the phone last night, and he sounds nice; he also said he would take into consideration the fact that I haven’t worked out in any kind of serious manner for several years, so he won’t try to kill me on the first night! We’ve scheduled Monday and Wednesday meetings from 6:30 to 7:30. I bought 18 PT sessions to start with, and after that I’ll see where I am and decide whether or not to continue with the PT or go on my own. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 I can take a couple classes at the gym, so I’ll get at least four days workouts in a week.
  9. I am so happy tomorrow is a holiday!!
  10. I can't decide what to do about my bangs. Continue to let them grow out, or cut them again? They are really starting to annoy me.

  11. It's been really hot here lately. That annoys me, too. I guess I shouldn't complain that it's so nice when other parts of the country are having miserable weather, but it's hard to think about Thanksgiving OR Christmas when it's sunny and 90 degrees out!

  12. Hooray!! This makes me very happy. Target? Are you listening??

  13. But, oh! This makes me very sad.


An Update

Yes, I know: I'm slacking in both NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo, but I have some pretty good excuses. At least for the past two nights.

  1. Monday night, well, c'mon! The Seahawks playing the Raiders in Seattle? I had to watch every. last. second. In my nice comfy recliner. With a beer.
  2. And last night ... well, last night I made a life-changing decision. It's not a new life-changing decision; it's the same life-changing decision I've made probably once a year for the past six years, but still, I made it. Again. In short, I joined a gym. The only difference this time is that I've hired a personal trainer as well. Paid for it all up front. K in Membership has a couple different trainers in mind for me, and put calls out to both of them, but I haven't heard anything yet. Still, I have the gym membership, and can start going in anytime I want. I'm thinking Friday might be good, as I have the day off, and after I take my grandmother to the doctor in the morning, I'll have the rest of the day to go work out. Or get my nails done. Or do some shopping. Or go back to bed. Whichever sounds better at the time.

The only other thing I have to say is that I've decided to buy this fabulous thing. I sold my old Handspring Visor and the portable keyboard, so really, I need a new set up, right? And the Treo will let me blog on the bus a la gigglechick. Or work on my NaNo novel, which at this point, is really just a rambling bunch of words which may or may not ever make sense.


First Update of the Month

Happy November! Hopefully this will be a much better month than the last half of September and most of October were. I would say I'm feeling great, but I'm not really sure. Yesterday I participated in an Emergency Drill wherein County and Court employees were able to get free flu shots. The Drill itself was really well organized - I was done in about an hour - but I ended up being chosen for the Flu Mist rather than a shot. They based it on age, and I was totally discriminated against because I'm not old enough to have a needle shoved into my upper arm, but I am old enough to have some obnoxious liquid shot into my nostrils and run down my throat. Gah. It was disgusting. All night long I imagined live influenza critters dancing on my tonsils. *shudder!*

In other news, I've decided to participate in this as well as this. Yeah, I know, I'm crazy.

I've also been pretty succesful selling stuff on eBay. Already I've shipped off two items, and have two items to ship off tomorrow. At this rate I'll be getting my new toys in no time!

And finally . . . um, no, I guess that's it for now. Cheers!