Friday, July 06, 2012

You Know You're Out of Shape When...

your muscles are sore the day following a rousing game of... bowling.

To be fair, it was a game and a half.  I mean, I'm not such a wimp that one game will take me down!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Downton Awesome

I'm just now joining the Downton Abbey craze, but I am loving it.  Some of the story lines seem a little unlikely to me, but it's fun to watch.  I love period pieces, and Dame Maggie Smith is so freakin' good.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


New favorite song:

I think the video is goofy, but the song itself is perfect.

New favorite TV show (American): Modern Family

I finally got on the bandwagon, after much resistance, and though the show is inconsistent, the characters are so likeable that I had to get on board.

New favorite TV show (British):

I love Sherlock (the real Sherlock, of course), I often love British TV, and I am a fan of Martin Freeman. Now I am also a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, who usually makes an excellent Sherlock and has one of the best names I've ever heard. (And his voice, sigh. Alan Rickman without the mush.) I have a few quibbles with some things they've done, but overall, a really well-done and absorbing show.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Christmas in ... January!

It's been a while!

Today I decided to organize my office so I pulled out all of these bags I had under my desk. I have a biggish, U-shaped desk, and under one corner I had been putting tote bags that I got at conferences and bags I used to bring things to work, like Target bags or the nice little paper ones with handles that some retailers use. I thought, "I might need these, you never know!" Well, the corner had become stuffed full. So today I thought, "Hello, nice little mouse neighborhood! Here come the bulldozers!"¹ and started cleaning them out.

I found a big tote bag I had gotten at a conference in *cough ahem* June. And it was full. of. stuff. This was like Christmas all over again, only with geeky stuff. So fun! I now am the proud owner of several new pens, highlighters, sticky note pads, bookmarks, flashlights, keychains, and what-have-you. Have I ever mentioned my fondness for free stuff? It may be a keychain that I wouldn't pay for in a million years, but y'all, it was free. You don't pass up free sh*t.

So here's a shout-out to all you procrastinators out there! It's totally worth the wait! If you go to any kind of a work-related conference, I recommend leaving all of the little free stuff sitting around for at least a month or two (I realize my more-than-6-month hiatus is pretty hardcore), you will appreciate it so much more.

¹ No mice were harmed during the course of this project. There were no mice.