Let’s start with this:
Suffice to say, I have excellent friends, who have excellent friends, and less than an hour later, ended up with this:
Thank you, internet!
I haven’t even mentioned the move! Goodness me, last November me and the Real Estate Agent* finally made the big move and found a nice two bedroom** on the edge of Noe Valley and Glen Park. I keep meaning to make a picture tour and soon enough I will. But it’s been a few months and things are going swimmingly*** and I couldn’t be happier.****
* Just in case you don’t know, he is NOT a real estate agent, but this is a nickname Tanya gave him years ago that I love, for reason I don’t even understand.
** Which still doesn’t have a name, much to my consternation.
*** A word that I wouldn’t even undertand except for the best game on earth, Mad Libs.*****
**** You should be jealous.
***** Did you know that’s only been in the last year that I realized the connection between the phrases “Ad lib” and “Mad Libs?” Ah, adulthood.
So I was listening to KFOG on the way down to work, and I heard “Spinning Wheels” by Blood, Sweat & Tears,* and I realized that “War Photographer” by Jason Forrest is just a remixed version of it. CRAZY.
*not to be confused with Earth, Wind & Fire, or fifteen other bands that get mashed in my head as “& bands”
** God, the video is still SO GOOD.
So I don’t have a Tumblr – frankly, I can barely keep up on the sites that I do follow, but I am sad that I miss divine things like this, sent to me by Nomiland:
When your salad contains fresh cut corn from the cob and an heirloom tomato, you don’t actually need dressing.
There are a lot of pictures and photos of octopus on the internet, and there are a lot of pictures and photos of moose on the internet, but there doesn’t seem to be a single picture or photo of BOTH ANIMALS on the internet. Please fix this ASAP.
I keep hearing over and over again, on the radio, on blogs, on television, how 2009 was a terrible year and everyone’s looking forward to 2010. I appreciate the optimism (as I am an optimist, buried deep down under a cool veneer of cynicism and sarcasm), but this year wasn’t that bad for me. I painted my bathroom, got a brand new sister, sang a lot of karaoke, played a lot of Rock Band (including Beatles!), realized over and over that I have a great set of friends, lost fifteen pounds, saw some awesome shows, and was IN an awesome show (and from what I’ve heard, did quite well. I still can’t watch the video of my solo. Someday.)
I’m looking forward to 2010, as I expect every year to be greater than the one before. Of course, I’m coming into the New Year without the ability to breathe out of my nose, thanks to back to back colds. They say if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. I’m going to say if 2010 comes in like cement-filled sinuses, it’s going to go out with Puppy Dogs and Rainbows.
Happy 2010, everyone.
So Mace is a little busy.
It’s a good thing, really; we have a huge show in December* and we’re mounting a bunch of new numbers, one of which will (hopefully) be a solo by yours truly. So I’m dancing four days a week, which makes me really happy (and prone to injury), but it also means that I have even less time to spend with the people I care about. Sometimes I feel like I’m a broken record, saying over and over “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I wish I could, I really do miss you.” But I mean it every time.
For October and November, here is when I want to see you: Wednesday nights**, Friday nights, Saturday nights, and all day Sunday. Please please please. I hate feeling out of touch. And of course, I’ll still be emailing up a storm. I’m so thankful for the internet, otherwise I’d feel completely disconnected.
I have awesome friends.
* December 11-13th, more details after the promotion bonanza starts.
** Tenuous, since I do treat these as alone time nights.
So it’s 1:35 in the morning and I’ve just gotten home from a marathon of Rock Band Beatles. We finished the basic story line, though it took four hours and a hefty amount of cookies. I drummed mostly, sang a little, tried to harmonize, plucked some easy guitar. And now it’s 1:40am and I can’t remember if I have a 8:00am meeting tomorrow or not. This would nice information to know.
Hey, good job, kfan and folks at Harmonix. Totally fun game!
And thanks to Miguel for letting me rock!