Friday, April 30, 2010

argument #2

last night Chris and I had an argument about dinosaurs. well, not exactly about dinosaurs, but about Walking With Dinosaurs. you see, on Wednesday I had reminded him that tickets were goingon on sale on Friday, so he was prepared for the $50 ticket cost. I was definitely going and I couldn't very well go alone. he was displeased, but resigned. I didn'tt really give him a choice as to whether he was going or not. but I didn't want to him to be unhappy, so I asked if he was really so opposed to it. he said no, it sounds like a lot of fun, he just wished I didn't require the most expensive seats. couldn't we just get the $25 tickets? absolutely not. I didn't grow up and become an adult with a job and money just so that I could let child-me down and gt cheap tickets at what would most certainly be one of the most exciting events in my entire life. certainly not. but yeah, my point is that he said it sounded like fun. if you would hear this, you would assume that he wanted to go, correct?

flash-forward to Thursday morning. my mum calls me and tells me that there is a secret pre-sale for which she has acquired the password. she tells me that my dad and my sister are also going - will I still need a ticket for Chris? now, I enjoy having Chris around, don't get me wrong. but it is so rare that me and my dad and my sister all do something alone together... but no, he said he wanted to go, it would be mean to exclude him. I text him and ask if he still wants to go, but he doesn't get back to me. so I tell my mum to go ahead and order one for him.

flash-forward again to Thursday evening. Chris comes home and tells me home releived he is that he won't have to spend $50 on tickets for the dinosaur show. I flip out, telling him that it is too late, the tickets are already ordered. I am very upset. not only because he was upset, but because I was upset too. I mean, it wasn't a big deal to me if he went at all, I thought I was doing something nice for him by getting him a ticket. then - get this - he accuses me of buying the ticket for him withou asking! like I went into his wallet and stole $50 from him. I reminder him that we had discussed it on Wednesday, that he had been aware that I was intending to buy tickets on Friday. he reminds me that it is Thursday. I ask what different it makes if he spends $50 on a Thursday or a Friday - it is still the same amount of money. he tells me that my text led him to believe that he wasn't going to be spending $50 on a ticket at all, so it is a surprise to him.

I calmed down long before he did. I could not stop being upset. I was so excited about this thing, I have been wanting to go for years, and now he is ruining it for me. these plans had not worked out at all the way I had wanted. not only was I not going to get to spend a father/daughter evening with my dad and sister, but Chris wasn't even grateful that I had been thoughtful enough to include him. I could barely even stand to look at him.

eventually I calmed down, though I am still a bit upset, and went out on the side porch to read a book and watching him mow the lawn. nothing good ever comes from going outside - somehow while I was out there, I got a splinter. two splinters, actually. so I called my mum in a panic (yes, I am 26 years old and called my mum about a splinter) and she walked me through the process of removing them. she had offered to take them out for me if I drove over to her house, but I didn't want to lose my parking space. I'm telling you, this mile between us is far too large.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

counter-spells and all that

last night, Chris and I got into an argument about interior decorating. it started out when I expressed my doubts about his willingness to contribute to the cost of household items outside the budget. a new entertainment center, for example. or a table and storage shelves for the art room. that sort of thing. it's just that he's always buying things (like magic cards) and saving up for things (like a fish tank) that aren't inherently necessary to making this place look like a normal house. I, on the other hand, stockpile my money and fret about all the things we need for the house.

he told me that it was fine, he didn't have a problem contributing to an entertainment center fund, but we hadn't agreed on one to purchase. I though that we had agreed on one, but he told me that now he didn't know if he actually liked that one, that he had just been humoring me and actually preferred a different one we had seen a few weeks ago. I told him that one was tacky and more expensive. he told me that the one I liked was tacky, simply because it was from Ikea, and that he didn't like what he had seen on the internet. I told him that Sauder, the manufacturer of his entertainment center was the pinnacle of tacky, and whipped out my camera so that he could see actual pictures of the one I had chosen. he agreed that it looked a lot better in person and that it was okay if we went with that one.

then I thought we were finished and tried to go to bed, but he stared talking about fixing up the kitchen in a totally ridiculous manner (he wants to completely finish three walls and go back to the fourth later - just because there are some cabinets on the fourth wall that he will have to move) and I told him he was being ridiculous and he - get this- accused me of steamrolling over him in household decisions!

I was outraged, all thought of sleep gone from my head. when I asked him for specific examples, he couldn't provide me with any. he said that it never got as far as specific examples because I just make decisions and he doesn't get any say about them. i told him that, to be fair, no decisions have actually been made yet. the only room we have touched at all in our six months of living here is my office, which didn't have anything to do with him anyway. and he said that he didn't entirely agree with all of my ideas. so I asked him what, for example, he would rather do in the bedroom than the ideas I have suggested to him. he said he didn't know, he didn't really have any ideas about which he was particularly passionate.

this only served to further enrage me. if he doesn't even have any ideas, what difference does it make if I decide everything? I can't just wait around for ten years until he decides what he feels like doing with it. we've lived in this house for half a year and (besides our furniture) there is hardly any sign that we have been here at all. if you removed said furniture, the only difference from the day we moved in would be the paint in the office and the missing piece of paneling in the kitchen. we don't even have any pictures on the walls. even the curtains are almost entirely all original to the house.

my parents have always been very quick to leave their mark on a place. everything is repainted and decorated within, I dunno, two months at the most. we've been here for half a year and there is still a whole room full of boxes that haven't even been unpacked yet! it's just embarrassing.

so anyway, I told him that when I express ideas to him, he can't just nod his head and grunt or I will take this as agreement. he needs to disagree with me right away and provide contrasting ideas. I want to make this place ours as soon as possible. honestly, you can't accuse me of steamrolling over your ideas when you haven't actually presented me with any ideas of your own. if you want to have a say in things, you have to actually say something.

sorry, I imagine that was probably pretty boring to get through. I just needed an outlet for my exasperation about this.

we're going to look at paint and wallpaper this weekend.

Monday, April 26, 2010

not always awesome

don't worry, I didn't go grocery shopping! instead, we bought some cat food (the only really crucial grocery item) and then did something financially irresponsible - we went out to dinner on the the house bill checking account! now, before you become too disapproving of me, I should tell you that, over the weekend, we reached an all-time high in that checking account. currently the joint account has even more money in it than my own personal account. shocking! really, I am not all that surprised. every checking account I have eventually turns into a savings account due to my intense over-budgeting. but this is a good thing! now we have a decent amount of padding should something unexpected happen at the house. and I really don't think that the $36.00 (including tip) that we spent at On The Border is going to break the bank. and you needn't worry that this will become a habit, it was just a one-time celebration of our new grand total. we won't do this again - until we reach the next level of checking account awesomeness.

also, there was a thunderstorm while we were there, which was awesome. you can see storms really well over there.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

bleeeeeh

today is a day that sucks. I woke up earlish because I had to make sure Chris got up for work. I haven't felt well all day. I feel kind of sniffly and a little sick to the stomach. not enough to vomit but enough that I'm not really interested in eating anything. this is a feeling that has carried over from yesterday. I had tea for dinner last night. diner tea.

after Chris left for work, I tried to get myself excited about organizing my office and maybe the art room. I looked at pictures of the offices/art rooms/craft rooms of other people on the internet, took some notes about organizational options. but as soon as I started the actual organizational process, I completely lost interest. there's just so much crap to sort through, it is really very overwhelming. I emptied out one box that had been blocking to door to my closet and called it a day.

I got my laptop, made myself some tea, and climbed into bed. I decided on bed instead of sofa because it is really cold in this house today. you see, I am refusing to use the heat anymore, since it is april now and shouldn't be cold anymore. so unless it is below freezing outside, I am not using that heater. Chris has been a bit more lenient than I about this than I am, he uses it on the sneak after I leave for work in the morning. just because it is 57 degrees in the house does not mean the heat should be running. he's such a wuss.

but yeah, so I read blogs for a little while and then curled up with the cats and went to sleep. the cats have been pretty unbearable all day. The Mutz is just wandering around yelling because that is what he does when I am home and Chris is not. I don't know why, but this is one of the top five Things That Upset The Mutz. he will just follow me around all day, yelling. maybe he thinks I don't notice that Chris is missing? maybe he thinks that if he yells enough I will find Chris and bring him back. I do not know. all I know is that he will not stop yelling unless he is sitting on me. and Morgaine has been all riled up for some reason and will not stop attacking The Mutz and anything else that moves. but especially The Mutz because she hates the yelling. this is difficult because I hate the yelling as well, but I don't want her to think that I condone the attacking. but really I do, a little, when it is yelling induced.

so both of the cats took a nap on me and they were quiet and not fighty. we slept til 6:30. then I took a shower. and now I am sitting here waiting for Chris to come home and I don't want to go to the grocery store. I don't waaaaannnnnnnnnnnna.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

my first book finished for the Cozy Mystery Challenge is The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun. I have listened to almost all of the other books in this series at work, but I wanted to see how it all began. also, many of the recordings we have listened to have been abridged, so I really want to read all of them just to make sure I am not missing anything. it's weird, really, because I always thought that I didn't like mysteries. I have always sort of shunned them for no apparent reason. but listening to these at work has branched off into listening to Agatha Christie books, and I am really enjoying those as well. who would have thought? anyway, this post is just supposed to be about this particular book. I am rambling again.

okay, so, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. having "read" many of the older books first, I was a little disoriented reading this book, since the setting and many of the characters are different. it is pretty dated, which was very quaint, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I really felt like I was in the 60s. well, what I imagine the 60s to be, anyway.

the story was pretty much standard for a The Cat Who book, which is fine. I enjoy them because of their lighthearted, straightforward storyline. in this one, Qwill (James Qwilleran) meets Koko (Kao K'o-Kung) for the first time. he is not Qwill's cat, originally.

I was hoping to learn more about Qwill's history, since it had been hinted at in some of the later books but never really discussed, but it seems like the series starts off after his dark past is already over. I wonder if there will be more about it in some of the other early books that I have not "read".

anyway, the plot. there will be some spoilers, but I won't ruin the ending. Qwill has a new job reviewing art for a newspaper. he apparently used to be a crime reporter, but something happened and he isn't anymore (dark past alert). this newspaper has another art critic (George Bonifield Mountclemens III) who is very controversial. Qwill goes to meet Mountclemens to get a feel for him and ends up moving into one of the apartments in his house. he also meets Koko, who belongs to Mountclemens.

Qwill visits a few local art galleries and interviews a few artists. the owner of one of the art galleries is murdered. a little later, an artist is murdered. Qwill has a few theories about the murder. then Mountclemens is murdered as well.

after that, the books becomes a rather confusing free-for-all, and there is no way, as far as I can tell, that you could solve this mystery unless you were a psychic, over-intelligent cat like Koko. but again, that is one of the many things I enjoy about The Cat Who books. the ending is either completely predictable or entirely confusing and ridiculous.

this may sound like a bad review, but it isn't. I liked this book a lot. it wasn't my favorite in the series, but it was still good. I can't wait to read the next one.

if you'd like a better plot summary than I have provided, check out this one on Wikipedia. I've never been very good at explaining things.

podcast episode 1

oh man, I just realized that I haven't linked to our (me and Steve) podcast yet! here it is - everyone go have a listen. we're actually getting feedback on it and stuff, which is pretty exciting. hooray!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

take that, Bobby

I finally planted the rest of my plants today, to celebrate Earth Day. the flowers are not looking great, I hope they perk back up...





Chris was really excited about watering them. I made him stand outside with me while I planted things because I didn't want the neighborhood kids looking at me.

I did finish reading The Cat Who Could Read Backwards over a week ago, but I haven't had a chance to write a review yet. so keep an eye out for that soon. for now though, I think I should go to bed.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Meme Time Meme

Sunday Stealing: The Meme Time Meme

01. Real First Name: Kera

02. Birthday: o4/03/1984

03. Where do you live: PA

04: What are you studying/What are you working as: I work in accounting

05. What makes you happy: nothing!!! just kidding, lots of things make me happy. kittens were the first thing that came to mind.

06. What are you listening to now/have listened to last: I have been listening to nothing but John Denver and the Evita soundtrack for the past week.

07. What is particularly good/bad about your blog: the fact that it is about me is good. the fact that I do not post more often is bad.

08. An interesting fact about you: I have albino retinas.

09. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment: yarp.

10. Favorite place to be: hmm, depends on my mood.

11. Favorite lyric: currently? "I am the living ghost of what you need / I am everything eternally"

12. Best time of the year: spring, I'd say. or summer. or fall. anything but winter. winter is only good for about two weeks.

13. Weirdest food you like: fried mush!

RECOMMEND

01. A film: How To Train Your Dragon - I want to see this but I keep not seeing it.

02. A book: The Secret History - it is great, go read it.

03. A song: Spirit by John Denver - this song it the reason that I would like to name my children Andromeda and Vega, should I ever have any.

04: A band: Culture Club - <3

PLUS

01. One thing you like about a blogger that you have not met: um, many of them are hilarious...

02. Two things you like about yourself: I am super awesome and I am good at making lists.

03. Name three things that you need in a lover: sense of humor, intelligence, ability to put up with my... incongruities...

productive!

yesterday was a very productive day. let me tell you about it.

me, my mum, and Chris were supposed to go to Black Creek Greenhouse,but it turned out that his dumb M:tG pre-release thing started at 12:00 instead of 1:00, so there wouldn't be enough time for him to go. so instead we all went to breakfast at the Deluxe Restaurant and then I dropped him off at home so my mum and I could still go to the greenhouse.

it was really exciting to be shopping for things for my very own yard. like, the possibilities were endless. I can do whatever I want. that kind of freedom is very nearly terrifying. but not quite. I decided to wait for Chris to come along (we intend to go back in about two weeks, I think) to make any important flower decisions, but I bought some vegetables (cucumbers and brussel sprouts), a bunch of herbs, a pot of strawberries, some marigolds to keep rabbits out of my vegetables, and some snap dragons for my little tiny garden by the front stairs. I took a bunch of pictures of neat flowers to show Chris when I got home, so he could start thinking about what he might like to see in our yard. we also went to their pond and water garden store where there were lots of awesome water plants (including papyrus, which I want very badly) and fish and tadpoles. I am excited to make a pond, though I am not sure how to go about it without any outdoor electrical outlets...



when I got home I planted the herbs in the long herb box I bought. it was pretty cold and windy out there, so I didn't plant anything else. instead, I went inside and washed the dishes. I also removed my newly grown piles from the kitchen table and threw the tablecloth in the laundry. then I wiped down all of the kitchen counters and the stove, folded all of our clean clothes, and cleaned out the bathroom closet. this may seem like regular, everyday housework for most people, but for me it was an impressive feat of motivation. I was rather impressed with myself.

after that I took a walk with Kylie and Eli. she bought him a stroller and was excited to see how he would like it. he seemed to like it a lot, he didn't panic or yell or anything. it was pretty cold, though, so it was a short walk. I stayed at my parents' house for a dinner of scallops, which I had never eaten before. their texture totally weirded me out, but I was able to eat them if I cut them into small enough pieces. once I got past the texture, they actually tasted pretty good.

Chris finally came home around 7:30 and was impressed by all the things I had accomplished. we went to Queen City for dinner and then came home and almost immediately went to bed because we are old people. seriously, we were in bed by 10:45.

and that was my productive day. today was much less productive. I went to church with my mum, but that was pretty much it. well, I also sorted through one of my living room piles, which took quite a while.

it was a crazy church, though. it was huge, more like a venue than a church. and the service was more like an event that a church service. there was a lot of singing and clapping and excitement. I really enjoyed it.

Chris and I spent most of the day watching tv shows. we watched Ugly Americans and the first episode of Life. both were really good, in entirely different ways. I also took a nap, but it was only for half an hour. I am still pretty tired. I should probably go to bed.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

guns don't kill people

after small group, my uncle showed me some of his guns. we had been talking about some of the terrible and scary things that have happened to him in the city I drive though every day to get to work. one of the twenty-five most dangerous cities in the country, I might add. he thinks I should have a gun - two guns, even! I think this sounds like a great idea, considering how unhelpful Chris can be when it comes to home protection.

so anyway, when I got home, one of the living room lights was on. now, I pointedly remember turning off all of the lights before I left because I figured the light from Chris' computer monitor would be enough for the cats until I got home. so I saw the light on an figured that Chris had gotten home heard. he hadn't.

I immediately went on high alert, grabbing a battle axe from the corner and beginning my vigorous search of the house. I went prowling around, wishing I had a shotgun like to one my uncle had let me hold. I didn't find anything or anyone, but I was still pretty alarmed, so I brought the axe in the shower with me. well, not actually in the shower. but in the bathroom at least, so it would be nearby if I needed it. while I was showering, I heard Chris arrive home. I knew it was him because he was yelling for me. so when I got out of the shower, I grabbed the battle axe (so that I could return it to the living room weapon depository) and went down the stairs to find Chris.

when I reached the kitchen, I noticed that it was eerily silent. also, Morgaine was crouching in the middle of the room, fur up in full puff. hmm. I figured there were two possibilities: either there was a burglar after all and I had missed him and he had killed Chris, or Chris was hiding in the living room, waiting to jump out and scare me. so I readied my axe and stalked confidently into the living room, ready to face either option.

Chris leapt out from behind the doorway and was alarmed and amused to find an axe aimed at his midsection. I probably shouldn't have a gun.

Monday, April 12, 2010

completely true

this thing, right here? totally 100% my life. glad I am not the only one.

and I did them

this was a pretty busy weekend. Saturday was one of those great Saturdays where everything is just... great. we go up (relatively) early and went to the mall to go to the bank. it just so happened that there was an antique car show in there this weekend, so we walked the mall and looked at all of the cool old cars. when we had seen them all, we went over to IHOP for some breakfast. I got the International Crepe Passport with Nutella crepes, Chris got the new Loaded Country Potatoes. everything was delicious, as usual. after that, we went to Office Depot so that Chris could get some supplies for a project. he needed an ink eraser and sticker paper. we went home then so that he could get right to it. I (finally) got my clothes out of the trash bags in which they have been residing and moved them to the closet. I am going to need to buy some more clothes hangers. the idea is to move all of my work clothes to the closet and keep all of my regular clothes in my dresser. that way I won't have to wake Chris up when I get dressed for work in the morning (my closet is in my office).

but anyway, Kylie came over around 3:30 so that we could go to the Goodwill. we went to the bargain center and bought a bunch of things for our various works-in-process. $0.75 a piece - score! we then went to Michael's, since the eraser Chris bought earlier in the day was not quite strong enough. unfortunately, they didn't have what he needed. we stopped at Cold Stone to upse my birthday coupon, then checked A. C. Moore, but they didn't have an ink eraser either. the art stores around here suck.

we went home then and made dinner. we had pork chops, cheesy rice, and biscuits. Kylie is a vegetarian again, so she only ate the non-meat items. she helped Chris with Photoshop while I washed dishes. it warmed my cold, black heart to see them laughing and working together. such a homey scene.

after dinner, Kylie's Mike came to pick her up and we went to Steve's house. we played with my new Deluxe Yahtzee set for a while, then Chris and Steve played some Magic while I slept on the sofa. Chris got pretty upset about the changing group dynamics that have been going on around here, but I could not be bothered to join him, since I have long since become resigned to these facts. poor Chris.

Sunday was largely exhausting. Chris tried to mow the lawn, but the lawn mower was out of gas so he had to wait. my parents brought over the table for our patio set, as well as a bunch of my boxes from the basement. two boxes of clothes (I really need to buy those clothes hangers), two boxes of miscellany. when they had gone, we planted some seeds in the front garden and did some laundry. then we went grocery shopping and got some gas for the lawn mower. upon arriving home, I put away the groceries while Chris finished mowing. then we went to Smokey Bones for dinner with Steve.

we started playing Dante's Inferno when we got home from dinner. it is pretty much exactly like God of War, but with a different religion. I don't mind, though, because God of War is a great game. I would like to see them make the same game for Egyptian and Norse mythology, really. so yeah, no complaints.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

that was cat food!

I should really be sleeping...

so Steve helped me build a M:tG deck on Tuesday. it took over an hour; we recorded the process and may release it as a sort of episode 2.5 or something. last night I played it against him several times - I won two out of three games. not too bad, I think, but I am still not very good at making decisions. I think I was only as successful as I was because I kept asking him (and Chris) for advice before actually taking my turn. they wanted me to come to Friday Night Magic tomorrow, but I don't want to go until I can make my moves without asking opinions. here is my deck list. please do not tell me that it sucks:

25 land
4 raging ravine
4 rootbound crag
2 mountains
4 oran-rief
11 forests
25 creatures
4 bloodbraid elves
4 goblin guide
4 leathback baloth
4 nissa's chosen
2 elvish archdruid
4 rip-clan crasher
3 wolfbriar elemental
10 miscellaneous
4 lightning bolt
3 nissa revane
3 garruk wildspeaker

so there you have it. I would just like to remind everyone that I am doing this for a podcast. I still stand by my original opinions about the game, even though I was pretty excited about playing last night.

in other news, there are some sprouts in my garden. I will try and take some pictures this weekend. they are probably not very exciting to you, but they are very exciting to me. I hope the squirrel do not eat them - this place is crawling with squirrels.

in other other news, I have found some possible information about Gamesday 2011 here. it seems that Memphis, TN is a strong possibility for next year's location, or so these guys say. I am not overly excited by the idea. after all, what sort of attractions does Memphis have? probably nothing I like. well, except for a point Steve brought up - barbeque. he tells me that Memphis is one of the bbq captials of the country. I do enjoy bbq. so they've got that, at least. hrmph.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

FROWN.

GamesWorkshopAm The 2011 Games Day location will be announced at the end of the 2010 Games Day in Baltimore!

I cannot frown any harder than I am frowning right now. I'll tell you where the location of Gamesday 2011 better be - the answer is Baltimore. curse you, Games Workshop! our yearly pilgrimage to Baltimore is the highlight of my year. how dare you take that away from me.

Monday, April 5, 2010

tap your sword

so, my birthday was pretty awesome. it was warm, first off. like, amazingly beautiful day. it was as though the plants and trees and flowers started blooming just for me.

I started the day off with free breakfast at Shady Maple with Chris, Steve, and Mike. we went around 8:30 instead of going at the crack of dawn so that Mike could come along, since he wouldn't be able to join us for dinner. when we were finished eating (and Chris was finished vomiting), Chris and I went to the furniture store that is next door. we spent a good long while browsing around at the fancy furniture. we found a sofa and recliner that we might want, but I am still not sure...

on the way home, a guy cut me off. so I rode his bumper for a while until he pulled over to let me pass. that's right, I ran a guy off the road. what a great birthday gift!

when we got home I napped for a while with the windows open and the sunlight streaming in. it was pure bliss. then we went to Staples to buy a new printer as well as some fancy thumbtacks, rubber cement, a three hole punch, and a three hole binder. we got a great deal on the printer. it was originally $200, on sale for $130. we also got $50 off for our old printer and a $10 off coupon. amazing, right?

after that we went over to my parents' house to meet up and go to Red Robin for dinner. I got the same thing I always get - the teriyaki chicken burger. I also had a banana daiquiri and some onion rings. I know what you are thinking - I do still hate onions. I just peel the delicious breading off of the disgusting onion, silly! it's the only way to eat onion rings.

next on the agenda was the White Palm Tavern. all of the guys (except Mike) came out, as well as my sister, Kim, and my co-worker. the food was really delicious, even if it was a little difficult to find the place. and the parking lot was really small. and there was a guy in leather chaps. but other than that guy, the crowd looked mostly normal. I would definitely recommend it, assuming you can find it. I had the pretzellas, a white russian, and a whiskey sour.

after eating our fill, most of us went back to SteveMikeBobby's house. there I had a jello shot (which was pretty weird) and a giant grasshopper. I was feeling pretty good by the end of the night. then we went home and slept.

I was supposed to go to church with my mum the next day (Easter), but I wasn't really feeling up to it at 7:30 in the morning. after all, I went to bed after 3:00 - four and a half hours of sleep? not nearly enough! so instead my mum picked me up on her way home from church around 10:30. still not enough sleep, but better. she made me delicious french toast for breakfast, then I sat around and watched TV with them until it was time to go to my aunt's house for Easter dinner. everything was really amazing, and we got to sit outside in the nice weather. and I got to participate in an Easter egg hunt. I have not done this in years! it was a good day. it was a good weekend.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The 35 Questions X 2 Meme: Part Two

Sunday Stealing: The 35 Questions X 2 Meme: Part Two

36. If you suddenly became single or are single, do you think you could last in a relationship for 12 months or more?
I think that depends on the relationship.

37. Do you forgive or forget?
Neither.

38. Do you trust people?
Not very often.

39. What are you not looking forward to?
Waking up tomorrow morning.

40. Do you get mad easily?
Hahahahaha - yes.

41. Tell us about the last time you were told you that you have pretty eyes.
It happens pretty often, honestly. I can't remember the specifics.

42. Do you have strange dreams?
I sure do.

43. Ever licked someone's cheek or forehead?
Probably.

44. Tell us about the last time you fell asleep in someones arms.
Last night. It was too hot for it, really.

45. When did you last play a game?
Today - Easter egg hunt!

46. What do you have on you at all times?
My cell phone - except when I forget it at Steve's house.

47. Do you go out in public without getting all dressed up?
I won't go out in my pajamas, but other than that I am largely unconcerned.

48. Do you like fruity or minty gum?
Depends on my mood.

49. Favourite musician or group?
There are several. Top three are probably Bad Religion, Boy George, and Dashboard Confessional.

50. Do you like anyone?
Uhh, sure?

51. Favourite computer game?
Sims 3, I guess.

52. First album you ever went and bought with your own money?
Hmm... Not sure. I imagine it was probably something lame, though.

53. Think back five months ago, were you single?
Nope.

54. Do you believe in celebrating anniversaries?
It's not a bad thing to celebrate them, but I don't generally go all crazy about it. Except monthly anniversaries - those are dumb.

55. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
Probably.

56. Last thing you bought?
A printer, some thumbtacks, rubber cement, a three ring binder, and a three hole punch.

57. Are you a jealous person?
Yeah, but I think I used to be a lot worse.

58. Does it take a lot to make you cry?
Sometimes. Depends on the subject and my mood.

59. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?
Almost all of my friends are of the opposite sex. So yes.

60. Have you ever had your heart-broken?
I have, but it was fixed back up again.

61. Have you ever done something while drunk that you still cannot believe you did?
Nah, not really.

62. Is there anyone you secretly wish you could be spending your time with right now?
Not really, I'm good.

63. Do you text?
Frequently.

64. Do you wish someone would call or text you right now?
Nope.

65. Is your life anything like it was a year ago?
Eh, it is similar, but better.

66. Go back one year on your blog. Leave us a link to your favorite post.
I had one on the 3rd and one on the 5th, but nothing on the 4th.

67. You can only drink ONE liquid for the rest of your life, what is it?
Ssips!

68. Tell us about someone that you have lost contact with someone you wish you didn't.
There are several people, really. But I am trying to work on that.

69. What is the last thing you said out loud?
"Okay."

70. Will this year be better than last?
I believe that it will be, yes.