Thursday, January 22, 2015

I Need To Get My Act Together

I was looking at my poor little book blog today, and I really need to devote some time to updating things over there.

I've spent a lot of time in a funk, and yes, it is a funk I'm allowed to have, but I hate not being organized. I hate when things fall by the wayside. My reading list from 2014 is only updated through August.

ARGH.

And I read quite a bit during that time period, so it will take awhile to update all my links.

I hate falling behind on stuff like that.

But I'd rather be reading than playing with links etc.

Its a vicious cycle for me.

I hate the blog not being organized, but I hate the process of organizing it.

ARGH

I just can't win.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hump Day Hunks

I'm trying to be a better blogger. So why not bring out some pretty men, to make this blog worth visiting!
Ioan Gruffudd from Forever

Flynn from The Librarians

Nathan Fillion from Castle

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Am Angry

There is still no sign of anything being done with my car.

I have no problem with the car I have from the rental company, but I want them to start work on my damn car.

Make up your mind if you want to consider the incident under comprehensive or collision. It has been 18 days.

My car is sitting at the repair shop waiting.

It hasn't been started in probably 10 days, which means when the temps were below zero, no one tried the engine.

If anything happens to my head gasket as a result, I swear I will open a can of whoop ass on AllState. Becaue I hate to tell you, you aren't in good hands, when mayhem happens. They will treat you like crap.

And it isn't safe to drive a car that doesn't have a doorknob on the passenger side with the airbag light on.

Grrrr

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I'm Over Winter

Our upstairs pipes froze the other day. Yay for subzero temps.

Blech!

Today there's freezing ick, but at least I made it to work.

I consider the months of Jan-March to be times when I'm lucky to get 40 hours of work in, because making it to the office can be impossible.

The only thing I want to do is sleep.

I'm not sure if it is depression causing this or if I just want to hibernate until the temperatures start to turn warmer.

Oh and the cough that came with the flu I got on Christmas?

It is still freaking here.

It is getting old.

I'm hoping the 40 degree temperatures that are in the forecast for the weekend will put some pep in my step, because I'm sick of how I'm feeling.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Things To Think About In 2015

How in the hell am I going to buy a house? There's a small one in town that is very reasonable and looks to be in good condition. I hope it is something doable in the new year. Unfortunately there's the whole, what to do with the old house thing going on.

How to get my life back. I have to say, life after dad, has not been easy. At every turn, I feel like I'm being kicked, and even worse, I feel like I have no friends anymore. My life is very lonely, and I'm not saying it to make anyone feel sorry for me, it is just how it is.

I want to become less dependent on the computer. It is happening slowly but surely, but it isn't easy at all.

I want to renew my love of music this year. I have found another band to love....Owl City. I think they fall under that strange genre known as twee. Seriously, who comes up with names for these types of music?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

I Hate January

The first month of the year is so disgusting for many reasons.

1. All the damn weight loss and diet ads, spots on talk shows etc. Most of us know we need to lose weight and if I see that quack Dr. Oz tell us another sure fire way to drop pounds, I might just blow a gasket. Why haven't people figured out the guy is lying to the world?

2. The cold. Subzero temperatures suck, as does the snow. And I have no desire to move south as most of those states are red..and I'm a bleeding heart liberal.

3. Cold and flu season. Its been 3 weeks and I'm still coughing up a lung.

Pardon me while I go crawl under some blankets until spring.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Not a Good Way To Start The Year

I'm waiting for the tow truck to come for my poor little Ford Focus. It was stolen and taken for a joy ride some time on Jan 1. (Mind you, not New Year's Eve, but Jan 1st) Whoever took it sideswiped something and took off the passenger mirror and doorknob!

I feel like I'm being kicked when I'm down.

It doesn't help matters that I've been sick since Christmas night. Not sure if it is some nasty cold or the flu, but I have a lingering cough that is not very pleasant.

I'm not sure how much more I can take!

Monday, December 29, 2014

I'm a Sad Bunny

I saw an article about one of my school teachers who passed away a few weeks ago. She was a lovely lady who did much for the community, and her death was totally unexpected.

I felt a little jealousy when I read about the long lines at her visitation, because I wonder if there's anyone besides my immediate family who are crying for my father.

It is going on two months since dad passed away, and life isn't easier. It is more confusing and frustrating, and I don't know what to do and I feel like I have no one to talk to.

I feel so lost and alone and it hurts so much and I just want my daddy back.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Hits?

I love Christmas music. Everyone knows that. If the past 24 months hadn't been so awful, I would have had 2 more mix CDs done, or playlists or something.

This morning on GMA they were discussing why there weren't any big holiday hit songs, and there haven't been since Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You." That was in 1996,

Holiday songs are a tricky thing.

The problem is there are some beautiful and fun ones out there, they just aren't by artists that are really well known, or they aren't big enough ear worms. That's really the key. To be a holiday hit, the song has to be a huge ear worm. It doesn't matter if it is religious or full of sentimental references. (That was what was referenced in the segment) The important thing is that you want to sing it, ALL THE TIME!

That's why songs like "All I Want For Christmas Is You", "Wonderful Christmastime" and of course, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" are huge during the holiday season. You hear them once, and you keep hearing them over and over again.

So why hasn't Katy Perry scored a huge holiday hit? I'm not sure, but I'm kind of glad it hasn't happened, because I still have "Roar" stuck in my head and really, that's painful enough.

If you don't love The Moody Blues' "Don't Need A Reindeer", there is something wrong with you! But that song wouldn't make the hit list, because the guys are older, and lets face it, you don't get much airplay after 40. Can anyone say age discrimination?

Oh and please tell people to stop remaking "Do They Know It's Christmas" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)." The remakes, even ones done by people that I love make my ears bleed.

Truth be told, we just want to hear our favorite holiday tunes this time of year. Well, except for White Christmas. I am so sick of that song, and everyone's desire to see snow on the holiday.

But I'm going to tell you the real reason why there hasn't been a huge holiday hit in nearly 20 years. It is because music is so disposable and even the big artists aren't quite as..erm..talented and out there as they were 20 years ago or more.

But for those looking for a good song for the winter months and Christmas here's Owl City's "Peppermint Winter"