Nominated for Another Awk-award

i have this new game i play at work. it’s a game of risk.

i write someone an email who works near me, and then i hit send. then at about the approximate time they would be reading it (five seconds later), i get up to leave my office for the bathroom or whatever, and i avoid eye contact with the person (to whom i sent the email), and pretend i hardly remember writing it―oh, it was so long ago! (this involves acting)

the object of the game is to feel weird and to make other people feel that you’re weird also.

my behavior is like an awkward hug. good intentions, poor execution.
photo courtesy of Flickr and allygirl520

LAST WEEKEND REC(r)AP, for no good reason:

  • friday night, i learned i can keep a good pout going for an entire evening, even through a comedy show! i should win a year’s worth of smiles (or eyebrow raises)!
  • saturday night, i learned coffee can wake you up beyond coherency and usefulness.
  • sunday night, i learned movies about puppies and kittens can actually be terrifying to watch (multiple bear fights).
  • i have also been enjoying the idea of pie + hammock. the marriage of one to the other, if you will.

    photo courtesy of Flickr and VirtualErn

    photo courtesy of Flickr and heydrienne

    spring called. it wants to meet up!

    speaking of which, i’ve been hit with a new NBC LOVEBLUG!!!

    lastly, a sort of coda!

    WEIRD TEDDY BEARS/HIPPOS (this is a crowdpleaser/teaser)

    G-Rated Wanderlust

    Because it’s spring now, more and more people are putting up lists of their upcoming life events/engagements/summering locations!

    This is generally so that they have things to look forward to so that life doesn’t become a monotonous hamster wheel running on electricity generated by a potato (self-referential)!

    Anywhoo, because I’m jealous and petty, I want my own list. Without further ado about nothing:

    April 1: Pretty much a regular day like any other. Wink.

    April 12-14: Field trip to my kidney [get in touch with Miss Frizzle to finalize travel permits].

    Miss Frizzle, in chicken form
    photo courtesy of Flickr and just chaos

    March 8-9, 2004: Go back in time–say hey to old me, tell her to stop freaking out, come back. Note to self: eat dinner after you come back, or you’ll be hungry again [most common time travel snafu].

    April 20-23: Cairo, Texas!!! For ancestor’s cousin’s neighbor’s daughter’s current boyfriend’s didgeridoo recital. Note to self: Bring waterproof passport.

    playing one is a didgeridoozy
    photo courtesy of Flickr and Miguel Frutos

    April 31: Doesn’t exist. Celebrate that.

    May 5-6: Bunny’s wedding? Note to self: Buy/find a bunny. Draw a face on a carrot in edible ink. Rent out a high school gymnasium. Send out Evite.

    May 12-?: Marinate some peas.

    June 2: Bunny’s divorce proceedings. Finalize paperwork. Call tabloids.

    photo courtesy of Flickr and Climbing Rocks

    June 4-20: Traveling on coast of Spain via Google Earth. Note to self: Photoshop yourself into various pictures, and blog accordingly.

    July 4: BBQ at Steve’s. Note to self: Get back in touch with Steve to minimize awkwardness.

    July 15: Yearly physical. Note to self: Get TB test.

    July 22: Pick up milk. Jog for Slothfulness Awareness (telethon)!

    July 27-31: 2008 PTA Conference in the abandoned warehouse behind Chicago, IL.

    August 21: Olympics Happy Hour.

    wacky-colored chairs = one zany happy hour
    photo courtesy of Flickr and acnatta

    September 4, 2008-November 4, 2009: Watch The Secret everyday. Chart progress, or lack thereof.