Monday, January 30, 2012

Catching up . . .

Ironically, one of my goals for myself for 2012 (not a full-out "resolution" - just a goal.  I like to set the bar low . . .) was to be better about posting at least three times a week on here.  Unfortunately, I then came down with the worst case of bronchitis and/or tuberculosis and/or the plague that put me out of commission for a good week and a half.  THEN I had two back-to-back trials that I had to work on so my attention was focused elsewhere.  And then after THAT I just got plain lazy and uninspired.

Don't judge me. 

Since it's been so long since we've chatted, I feel like I have a lot to catch you up on.  So get comfortable and focus all your attention on me, pleaseandthankyou . . .

I've decided that there is an epidemic of the misuse of "lol" in the world today.  Have you noticed it?  People text things like "It was so good to see you today lol" or "Oh my gosh - I love your new haircut lol!"  Wait - what?  I don't understand.  I mean, are you being sarcastic?  Are you mocking me?  What's wrong with my haircut??  Does it make me look fat????  And just like that, a nice text from a friend turns into life-altering paranoia.  All because someone mishandled a "laugh out loud."  What a shame.  I mean, the only time you should use "lol" is to indicate that something was funny - like a joke or anything that I text you (because I'm always HILARIOUS, of course.) And you should NEVER jam-pack a bunch of lols into one poorly punctuated thought like so: "We need to get lunch soon lol maybe fajitas lol we need to catch up lol." Either you are misusing the lol or you are suffering from some sort of clinical hysteria.  Either way, please get help. 


I've been watching a LOT of HGTV lately - and I do mean a LOT.  Sometimes it's because it's interesting and I want to see how the redecorated room turns out.  And sometimes it's because I've been watching it for 2 hours and my brain has disengaged so I can't do anything but stare and drool.  BUT all this TV time has had a curious effect on me - I'm now super-motivated to do projects around my house.  And it's quite unusual for me to have that reaction.  Normally, I'm the type who will watch a show like Hoarders and, rather than getting the urge to clean and scrub my house, I look around at my shoes on the floor and the dishes in the sink and pat myself on the back for not having dead cats in my living room or 100 boxes of dish detergent in my garage.  But, for some reason, when I watch HGTV I want to re-paint my bedroom, rip out my kitchen counters, and find a chair on the side of the road and reupholster it.  Buuuuuuut so far all I've done is hang some peg board in my closet and replace light bulbs. 

Baby steps, people.  Baby steps.

My sister Erin recently watched a documentary called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" which is about two men who do a 60 day juice fast and end up with amazing medical benefits, including weight loss.  Erin watched it and got totally inspired by the story of these two men so she decided to do a 30-day juice fast.  I gave her a hard time for being so easily influenced by a movie but I told her that I'd support her by joining her for a 15 day juice fast.  Then I decided to watch the documentary, too, so that I'd know what I was getting myself into aaaaaaaand, before I knew it, I was crying over the success of these two men and had vowed to do a juice fast for 40 days.  I don't know what happened.

Clearly, I need to stop watching TV.

Okay, that's enough about me.  I want to hear about you, too, because I care about you lol.

Uh huuuuuuuh . . . now you're paranoid, too, aren't you?


Christi Muhle said...

Oh. em. gee... lol.

This is fantastic!!!! :)


Katie said...

Something must have been in the air this Summer b/c Jason and I watched it too. We were obviously only 1/6 inspired since we did the fast for only 10 days. But, good for them for doing 60. Did you do the full 30 days?