Thursday, November 26, 2009

Stuff the Turkey or How I ate like a total pig, in three acts

okay, so there may not be three acts (yet), but i have eaten like a total pig today, and so far i have only had breakfast.  let me tell you, the minute i saw the holiday pancakes ad for IHOP,  i knew i was in serious trouble. i mean, really, egg nog pancakes?!  who could possibly resist?  well, me... i could,  and did.  i had pumpkin pancakes and they were the AWESOME!!!

anyway,  i am sure that as the day progresses, i will continue to consume ridiculous numbers of calories.  but i will do so (mostly)  guilt free because  'tis the season!

so i hope everyone has a lovely turkey day, or tofurky day, or ham day or whatever.  despite all the stress and turmoil and chaos that can lead up to it,  i hope everyone gets the chance to sit back, relax, enjoy time with family, and most of all remember all the things that we have to be truly Thankful for.

posted by tangeria @ 12:38 PM   1 Comments

Monday, November 23, 2009

not to be a "debbie downer", but...

when i was in high school, and college, i had great plans for my life. i was going to be a poet, and i was going to hobnob with artists, and live in a garret, and starve so prettily, and artistically, and just be "oh so bohemian", and blah,blah,blah. i was going to travel, and try new things, and eat exotic foods, and what is more, i was going to like them!

what the h-e-double hockey sticks happened to me? i used to be able to stay up until all hours of the night, (aka was a total insomniac) and wrote, and "sketched" (aka doodled) and was creative, and most of all, thoughtful and engaged in my life.

lately though, it is like my mind just stopped. i put so little effort into anything lately that i am pretty sure my brain has atrophied into something the consistency of rice pudding. (but without raisins. i HATE raisins.) i make tuna casserole on a regular basis. an exciting night's entertainment involves tv shows about the paranormal, with the occasional wedding planning show thrown in. (even though i have been married for three years now, and as far as i am aware, will not be marrying again, any time EVER.)

i should probably blame it on my thirtieth birthday, which was almost a year ago, and i am still experiencing the mental fall out. i just seem to have realized, that while the girl i was in college was an extremely troubled individual, there is a lot about her that i miss. for whatever reason, i was able to be more true to myself, and less hung up by my many and varied fears then. i was creative. i went places on my own. i didn't need constant company, and entertainment. i enjoyed being alone with my thoughts. I HAD THOUGHTS!

i think the girl i was would think very little of who i have become.

and so, i am resolving to try to recapture the best parts of who i was and wanted to be. no more caring what others think of me. so what if they don't get it, and would rather be bitten by rabid squirrel that look weird, or less than put together, or act out a little bit.

if it makes me happy, and isn't illegal, i am going to try to just get in the habit of going for it.

that is, as long as it doesn't involve sports, things flying at my head or going really fast on a motorized vehicle. after all, some fears are good things.

posted by tangeria @ 9:58 PM   2 Comments

Friday, November 6, 2009

oh poop.

while i would, at this moment, dearly love to write a flaming blog of death dealing with the evils of a certain pooper i know whose job title starts with an h and rhymes with wusband, i would probably regret it later. provided i actually decide to forgive him. (which i will, OF COURSE.)

suffice it to say, the thing that really sucks about not thinking before you speak, is that what you say will always be remembered by the person you say it to, and while you may not have really meant it, odds are, that person is wounded to the bleeding point.

i am going to be hurting for a long time over something that in the scheme of things, is pretty frickin' trivial. oh well, that is life.

posted by tangeria @ 8:50 PM   1 Comments

Sunday, November 1, 2009

now presenting!

the only real bummer about this costume is that the year i have my best idea, i have no plans, and spent the night watching tv. ah well, such is life!

posted by tangeria @ 2:38 PM   0 Comments