Life was good, good… but awkward

Alright people. We’ve officially survived our first full week of the year Twennny-Tyen,  Byatches!!!

For me, it’s been so far so good. At least I haven’t suffered from any head injuries yet.

Thursday was an “ice” day for Dallas, which meant there was a “slight possibility” that there “might” be ice on the road… but “just in case” they decided to close the school district that I work in, which resulted in me getting to stay home from work. Seeing as how I haven’t been drinking this week, it was my first day off of work in a really long time where I hadn’t been hungover, or at the very least “for real” sick.

I just used a shit-ton of “italics” (that’s what I thought they (” “) were called for a very long time) and I have no idea why. I guess I’m just “bored.”

Edit: ** It was pointed out that I was using the word italics wrong, I thought it was clear that since the word was in quotations that it was on purpose, but probably not!! Just so we’re clear, I’m not a dumbass.. well I am, but not about this particular subject!

I was always jealous of the people I know who get to work from home, and to be frank- I always thought that the “stay at home” (there I go again) lifestyle would be kind of perfect for me. Turns out, notsomuch.

My roommates (yes I have 3 of em) all had to go in to work, so I was home alone, all by my lonesome, by myself,  for at least 9 hours. Sounds nice doesn’t it? Well you know what folks? I had no fucking clue what to do.

I woke up earlier than normal to watch for school closings, couldn’t go back to sleep (because I felt great) moseyed on into the kitchen where I made myself some oatmeal.

Then sat.

And then I ate a banana.

And then sat some more.

And then I ate a few string cheeses.

Basically that’s all I did all day. I read a few blogs, played around on Pandora, read the backs of books that I’ve had in my bookshelf for the last 4 years but have never felt like reading…. and then sat some more. I’m not used to being alone in my head for very long, and I’m telling yall… this was just pure torture. As much as I may complain about my job and having so many roommates… I realized today how much I dislike being alone.

I made a few other realizations today:

*If I were to spend too much time alone I would be as big as a house in no time because I would literally eat out of boredom All. Day. Long.

*It’s not near as much fun to make up dances in the living room without a purpose, or at least someone to laugh at you.

*Pandora is the shizdiggity. All this time I’ve been wasting on Amazon trying to discover new music when  I could have just turned on Pandora? I thought Pandora was just for snazzy iphoners.

*When I’m cold, maybe I should check to see if the heater is even on. I spent the entire day in 2 sweatshirts and 2 pairs of sweatpants.

*I am way too reliant on the roommates to do things like adjust the heater.

*Maybe I do need to spend a little more time alone to learn how to do such things.

Hmmm… well something to at least think about 3 months from now when I alone without a podcast broadcasting to my brain. (The ipod was in the car today and I was too cold to go outside.)

So wasn’t that “exciting.”

Moving on. I have asked for a little help from you guys with some suggestions for blog topics, questions you would like me to answer, and so on. Please keep em coming. I really do have a story for everything, and if by chance I don’t, for fucksakes, I’ll make one up.

I’m starting with an easy one.

Kirsten from Belly shirts wanted to know about the time I met my all-time favorite child-star crush, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, or “JTT,” just to keep with the italics.

My boy craziness started at an early age. Yall probably know by now about my obsession with John Cusack and my quest to become his girlfriend, well imagine that crush 10-fold. I had “posters” (tear out pictures from Big Bop and Tiger Beat) of this boy all over my room, even on the ceiling. I never missed an episode of Home Improvement, and you can bet your gluteos maximous dollar that I knew every line to the movie “Man of the House.”

My story of meeting him is actually quite boring, much like my day and this post. Basically, for some random reason or another, the Home Improvement people sent him to my little home town of Waco, Texas, to sign autographs at the local “Autorama.” (I don’t think those italics were necessary either.)

I stood in line for about 3 hours to stand next to him for about 3 minutes… but in my little eleven year old head it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. My poor dad, who had to watch hundreds of tweens wet their days of the week underwear in anticipation of meeting “JTT”, would probably disagree.

Afterwards, I spent my nights even more sleepless than before, dreaming up scenarios where we would meet again. Alas, we never did… but I do have a picture, just for you Kirsten!

Sighhhhh... A dream come true.

Sighhhhh... A dream come true.

Please excuse all the pin holes. That picture hung on nearly every bulletin board I ever had. And excuse the black denim and the vest for that matter, por favor.

Eventually I will get around to telling you my *NSYNC story, which I assure you is much more exciting than this one. In the mean time, if you haven’t read the post about my “oh-so-delightful” meeting with Chad Kroeger, then you should probably do so now.

As usual, I just wanted to add a few more bits of randomness before I leave you for the weekend.

First off, My bud Nikki over at Que Sera Sera had a great post yesterday about her Resolution, which was ultimately to keep an open mind. She also brought up the typical “dance pose” that anyone who ever danced in their childhood did for many a photograph. I danced for 18 years, and I have many of these pics… but not very many with me here. I had scanned this one a while back though, mainly because it is one of the most awkward photos of myself that I have, and it made me laugh. This particular picture was before an Elementary school talent show performance to, I believe “Shake Your Love” by Amy Grant. I wish I had the videos. Enjoy.

cropped dance pic

And lastly, one of my long time best friends “Bella Broccoli,”  recently started a blog and you should really go check it out! She’s not as crass as me, but she was definitely involved in many of my crazy shenanigans that you’ve read about here! So check her out and introduce yourself, I know you’ll love her just like I do!!

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  • lifeonahanger

    I'm pretty sure you and I are twins separated at birth because
    1. i live in houston and people are FREAKING the fuck out about this “arctic chill”..i swear next thing you know ppl are going to be saying to watch out for polar bears in the streets pillaging and eating people
    2. my bff from college gets to work at home a lot and im super jeal
    3. I WAS LITERALLY thinking of JTT a few days ago and googled him to see what the fuck happened to him. we were engaged to be married when I was younger, i was for reals OBSESSED with the kid…and I'm super super jeal you got to meet him…lucky

    stay warm and unbored!

  • edadams

    Who's your landlord? Mr. Furley?

    Aww, weren't you a cutie!

    JTT? Home Improvement kid, right?

  • thebacksofmyeyelids

    Q: How cute were you with your black denim ensemble?

    A: Not any cuter than your jazzy dance self!

    JTT, cute as can be (rhymes!), grew up to be what my friends and I call a tampon. He's so short, you have to grab him by the ankles and insert him. Talk about crass, right? We had our moments when we were younger….like, um, yesterday.

  • Pollypoptart

    Wow, I would LOVE an ice day! Mind you, I love my own company so it would be awesome for me. :)

  • shellthings

    Love the pic with JTT- so cute!

  • http://www.lifeofanewlywife.blogspot.com/ Tara

    Love the JTT pic! My last name (before I got married) started with a T, so I always said it would be great when JTT and I got married because I wouldn't have to change my initials.

  • http://twitter.com/GregSherb Gregory Sherbine

    i⋅tal⋅ic –adjective
    1. designating or pertaining to a style of printing types in which the letters usually slope to the right, patterned upon a compact manuscript hand, and used for emphasis, to separate different kinds of information, etc.:

    quotation mark –noun
    one of the marks used to indicate the beginning and end of a quotation, in English usually shown as “ at the beginning and ” at the end, or, for a quotation within a quotation, of single marks of this kind, as “He said, “I will go.'”

    Sorry, I just can't help it.
    Maybe you know the difference and use it wrongly for some reason?

    Thanks,
    Greg

  • CarissaJaded

    I know the difference.:) or im an idiot. im not sure.

  • thatkindofgirl

    Oh man, dude, I spent a whole year housewife-ing and I couldn't have loved it more. Although the non-stop eating thing is sort of an issue. Fortunately it coincided for me with a time during which I was seriously dieting, so I was already spending my whole day thinking about food and doing stupid stuff like counting out how many pomegranate seeds I was eating so I could log it in CalorieKing.

  • http://megsrantsandramblings.blogspot.com/ meg

    ohhh my ultimate goal is to work from home. or a nice beach somewhere. or a coffee shop. or anywhere that is not a boring ass office.
    i am so jealous you got to meet JTT!! and that is the cutest picture ever. i sent many a friendship bracelet and fan letter to him back in the day.
    and now I will commence googling of recent JTT pictures..

  • http://www.nikkidz.blogspot.com/ Nikki

    Oh MY GOD! I Love that photo. The pink unitard and sequin headband is CLASSIC. While you have an Italics problem, I have a caps problem.

    I can't believe you met JTT! I was a big Devon Sawa fan…and lately have been imagining those same “when will we meet” dreams about Robert Pattinson. Nope, doesn't seem to matter that I'm married 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1788392286 facebook-1788392286

    Thanks for the love, love!

    And if I had all the money back that I spent on Tiger Beat in the 90's just to have MORE photos of JTT…well, I could probably at least buy you lunch for the next year.

  • http://www.onesteptorecovery.com starzskymoon

    Hey English major, *ahem*, “. . . she's not as crass as I”. I! I! I!

    SMOOCHES

  • http://matthewjenks.blogspot.com/ Matt_J

    Whoa whoa whoa…back it up. Amy Grant sang a song called “Shake your love”?

    And the universe didn't pop out of existence?

  • http://thepqnation.com/showandtell SillyJaime

    a) I am so jealous you got to meet JTT!!!! I used to have every poster imaginable of him on my walls. I still want to lick his real face instead of paper.
    2) I miss my days of the week underwoos.

  • adrienzgirl

    I can't believe you couldn't figure out what to do with yourself. I would kill for 9 hours ALL. BY. MYSELF!

  • http://steammeupkid.blogspot.com/ Steam Me Up Kid

    That outfit is so sassy and jazztastic I don't know what to do with myself. Yeah, I remember that pose well. It's so natural, and…casual looking.

  • http://jmb1980.blogspot.com/ Just Another Momma

    OMG 9 hours of complete peace . . I would be beside myself in bliss. Bath time, reading . . and catching up on the 175 posts I have in my reader . . .

  • blacklog

    Thursday was an “ice” day for Dallas, which meant there was a “slight possibility” that there “might” be ice on the road… but “just in case” they decided to close the school district that I work in

    what the….I thought it was bad enough that the UK shuts down after 2cm of snow but giving up because their might be a chance of……On that basis the UK would never open :-

    Might be the chance of wind or at least a stiff breeze – better stay at home

    The sun might be hot today and we would not want to get sun burnt – not sure I should go near the windows…

    It's the UK there is a 96% chance of rain. There is a .ooo1% chance that it might be acid rain. That's it I'm staying in bed for the rest of my life….

  • http://www.dancersunite.net/ Julie

    At least you saved money by keeping the heater off?

    Hee, JTT! I would have been so proud of that picture.

  • http://bellyshirts.wordpress.com Kirsten

    yes yes yes amazinggggg

    Thank you for answering my question! I want to just pet his hair in that picture it looks so smooth. You totally should have jumped on that. At least you have John to jump on now. I hope you have made his fb account by now.

  • http://www.blogsareforlosers.com Sherri

    Oh my god, I love the dance pose picture!
    I always thought “JTT” looked like a mini-monkey.

  • http://twitter.com/GregSherb Gregory Sherbine

    “Maybe you know the difference and use it wrongly for some reason?” I wouldn't say you are a dumbass, at least not in those words. I gave you credit for knowing the difference (though I still don't know if you do. You are good at obfuscation.)
    You'll notice that I put the above in italics because I was quoting myself from my previous comment.
    Are we clear on this now? (shakes head) see that's in quotes 'cause it's like an aside.

  • CandiceW

    Hahahahaha, I love your use of quotations. I can imagine you doing air quotations and it makes me smile. Also, I too need roommates to keep my sanity in check.

  • hiphophippie

    Guuuuurl, I feel you! I have been “working from home” for the past 6 months! (with intermittent breaks to go work in Humboldt:) There are literally daaaays that go by that I don't get out of pjs or leave the house. It's horrifying! And then when I get in public I'm like chatty chit chit brain! Obnoxious! But I'm just so happy to be around people! Quite different than the last 4 years of my life when I bartended and hated being around people! Ha!

  • sandyra

    Yeah, staying home alone totally sucks! Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

  • http://bluntdelivery.com/ blunt delivery

    um….. we had like 4 feet of snow.

    and nothing shut down. we midwesterns are no joke.

  • http://greedygrace-greedygrace.blogspot.com/ greedygrace

    Before I had kids, I thought it would be great to be a stay at home mom. Now I know that's not the life for me. I need outside interaction with the world.

    And I would need help adjusting the heater, too!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

  • http://www.carmasez.com/ carma

    You met JTT!!!!! That's an accomplishment in itself. I work outside the home at a job so dull some days I can be there for 7 hours without any human contact – literally. I may as well be at home because then at least I could putter around and do things I like to do.

    Anyhoo, enough about me, Welcome to SITS!!!!

  • http://raisedqueer.squarespace.com RaisedQ

    Ha! I did a little jazz number in an outfit eerily similar to yours…except mine was to the tune of Blondie's “Rapture”. (oh looky, I'm quoting)

    You had me lmao w/the wetting the days of the week panties….seriously LMAO. You are too much!

    I just wanted to stop in and welcome you to SITS & to wish you a (little belated) Happy New Year!

  • http://imnotyouraveragesoccermom.blogspot.com/ Brandy U

    Pandora is the shizz! I love being able to hear all types of music, unlike a normal radio station, cd or even xm.

    Stopping by to welcome you to SITS! Enjoy your snow days…I'm sure you don't get many in TX!

  • http://www.theinternalmakeover.com/ kathryn

    Well, I'd say you definitely need to be comfortable with being alone…which is not the same as being lonely. You should've been dancing and singing and hand-washing all your unmentionables whilst running around half-naked.

    Isn't that what everyone does when they're alone??

  • http://littleinsomniaclolita.blogspot.com Andhari

    You sound like me because I eat all the time when I'm home. I need to get out all the time to possibly avoid being as big as a house :p

  • eminpursuit

    Nine hours. Alone in the house?! One woman's hell is another woman's heaven.

    We're in LISD – thank goodness they decided we were “brave” enough to tackle the maybe icy roads :-) Craziness.

    Swinging by via SiTS to welcome you to the gang!

  • kimwithak

    I adore the JTT picture. It's a classic…pinholes and all.

    Not having anything to do is the classic beginning of an eating binge. It just happens that way. I can't explain it.

  • http://interstitial-life.blogspot.com/ K

    I send my day chasing kids and working part time from home. The whole fridge full of food thing is definitely an issue

    Welcome to SITS!

  • http://joytotheblog.blogspot.com/ joy

    Great post and photos!

    Welcome to the SITS community!

  • http://littleinsomniaclolita.blogspot.com Andhari

    You sound like me because I eat all the time when I'm home. I need to get out all the time to possibly avoid being as big as a house :p

  • eminpursuit

    Nine hours. Alone in the house?! One woman's hell is another woman's heaven.

    We're in LISD – thank goodness they decided we were “brave” enough to tackle the maybe icy roads :-) Craziness.

    Swinging by via SiTS to welcome you to the gang!

  • http://perfectlycursedlife.com/ Kimwithak

    I adore the JTT picture. It's a classic…pinholes and all.

    Not having anything to do is the classic beginning of an eating binge. It just happens that way. I can't explain it.

  • http://interstitial-life.blogspot.com/ K

    I send my day chasing kids and working part time from home. The whole fridge full of food thing is definitely an issue

    Welcome to SITS!

  • http://joytotheblog.blogspot.com/ joy

    Great post and photos!

    Welcome to the SITS community!