Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On Who I am at the Moment

So it's my 100th post (yippee) and I figured I'd commemorate the day by recognizing exactly what/who I am right now.

(Inspiration for this post here)

I am…

…a very happy girl now that Idol is about to kick into full gear. Enough with the so-so singers and the crazy laughing girl who are only on the show for ratings, I’m ready to hear the real talent awkwardly trudge their way through J. Lo songs and musical numbers. I want the big stage, the increased dosage of Paula’s crack rock and Vicodin combo that produce even more asinine commentary and I want it now. (P.S. I’m a Gokey girl all the way. The boy has some pipes and I can’t help but tear up just a little when I hear him talk about his wife. Sad face. What about you?)

…anxiously anticipating our big move up North. 57 days and counting. Does it make me sound like a nerd if I admit that I can’t wait to start collecting boxes and buying packing tape just so it will all seem more real? Cause I’m totally stoked over it.

…extremely sleep-deprived and irritated. The combination of excessively boisterous neighbors and their addition of a new surround sound with bass that they blast at all hours AND the return of the fleas have left me very restless and itchy the last few nights. Laid down at 10:30 last night to finish Nip/Tuck (so predictable by the way) and after turning the TV off at midnight proceeded to lie awake in the dark until after 3AM. Do you have any idea what kind of panic attack that can cause? Cause I’m fully aware of it. Time to step up the heavy sedation.

…learning how to knit!! I bought myself a teach-yourself-how-to-knit kit yesterday and even though the instructions are circa 1982 and completely useless, at least I have the needles and yarn and stuff now. However, I have found Youtube videos to be pretty useful. If you know of any great sites or videos I should check out feel free to send them my way. I could use all the help I can get.

…researching charities to give my first donation to and really really excited about the prospects. Thinking about World Vision but I’m not sure yet. Any suggestions?

…really slacking on the exercise thing right now. I don’t know what it is, really but I’m thinking maybe a combination of stress, anxiety, and exhaustion. No matter what I say to psyche myself up for it I just can’t seem to get there. I guess it’s just a phase and hopefully it’ll pass but hey, at least I’ve managed to maintain my weight and keep off those 14 pounds I lost already. (For now.)

…so proud of my man. He got his acceptance letter to the school he wants to attend in Charlotte today!!! I knew he could do it. He’s brilliant.

…very happy with my life right now. Although (as mentioned above) it could always be better, I feel like I’m finally taking steps to get things where I want them to be. And, for right now, that’s good enough.

What are you at the moment?


KC said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! Feels good, doesn't it? ;-)

Kylie said...

I want to learn to knit and crochet also. I bought "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting" has done nothing but collect dust for about two years now. One of these days is what I keep saying!

I was extremely excited when we moved last May. I was so geared up to clean, organize, sort and pack. It lost it's luster after a couple of weeks though!

Good luck staying more motivated than me!!!

Stephanie said...

You need to check out the Stitch N Bitch book. It has everything a first time knitter would want to know and instructions with pictures and patters for stuff.

Also, look at It is a knitter's dream of resources. Every pattern on the internet, forums with tons of helpful people if you have any questions, cool ways to document your supplies and finished projects. I'm lesjoujou on there is you want to add me as a friend.

Wendy said...

Congrats on the 100th post. MAN, you're old.

I kid. :)

Anonymous said...

u r da bomb lil girly with the curly's. U make me proud. I am in awe of your talent and creativity. Luv u.....pops

Anonymous said...

Happy 100th!!! kiss kiss

Shannon said...

I am all about Gokey. And I like who you are!

Anonymous said...

Aw what a nice post!! It's great you're in a good place and able to reflect on it. I'm getting there, so it's nice to read this!

Emily said...

KC - thanks. it does feel like quite the accomplishment.

Kylie - good to see I'm not the only one but I have a feeling I'll lose my fervor for it quickly all the same. lol

Stephanie - thanks so much for the tips. I requested an invite from ravalry so whenever I get all set up I'll be requesting you!! :]

Wendy - man, don't I know. enjoy it while you're young, kiddo.

anonymous - thanks dad. (but no one uses the phrase "the bomb" anymore...except you that is.)

anonymous -!?! is that you? it's like a family reunion up in here. lol

shannon -gokey is where it's AT. I say he definitely makes top 2.

quarterlifecrisis - thanks. glad I could be of some help.

Matt said...

I'm tired.

btw, I think you're the only person I have ever seen or read that actually enjoys packing.

kudos to you.

Anonymous said...

That's so cute that your parents are commenting on your blog.

Congrats on your 100th post!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 100!!

What school will your boy be attending in Charlotte? I live just outside of there and there's quite a few good schools, so I've heard (I grew up and attended college in Pennsylvania).

- kimmy - said...

I'm glad you're so happy with life right now, that's such a great place to be =] good luck with all these things you wanna do!

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats on your 100th post...and no it's not weird. When me & Big Man were planning on moving up north I was pumped up to..I had moving quotes, lists, everything.

So@24 said...

The 100th is a big mile stone!


Emily said...

matt - i know. i'm a nerd.

jacqueline - ha! if you say so.

amindinmotown - unc-charlotte

kimmy - thanks so much :]

lil woman - glad i'm not the only one

so@24 - yea, despite the fact that a bunch of the posts along the way were bs filler...ha! thanks!

Bird* said...

Congrats to you!

I too, am anticipating a move... half of my condo is packed in a box piled up on top of other boxes and it still doesn't feel real.

JD said...

Here's a good site to check out how legit a charity is:

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Congrats on the 100th post! Can't wait to hear about your moving adventures. I totally love knitting, but I'm not very good. My aunt taught me, but the Internet is great for those kinds of things. I used Youtube to teach me how to do hemp. Haha, it was fun.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. UNCC is really good. I have quite a few friends who go there.

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