Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Simple Pleasures

I don't have a lot going on in my life but I have found a few things that make me happy- no matter how nutty you think I am.

1) The music on my blog.  I come to the library everyday and listen to it whilst I peruse the online job sites and other things that occupy my afternoon.  It's a mixture of all my favorite songs so how could I ever get sick of it? It's a work in progress. I still have many songs to add to it.

2) Don't. Judge. Me...

Last weekend I was here at the library.  They were having a book sale so I thought I would wander through it to see if there was anything I couldn't live without.  They had a whole wall of VHS movies for free- just trying to get rid of them.  I found a few good ones, but I was nearly brought to tears when I found:
Seriously, don't judge me. It was one of my favorite movies as a kid- It always made me cry. I don't know if it will now that I'm... old... but It taught me a lot about China! I still sing songs from it. I still want to meet the Monkey King. image via

3) Themed movie nights.  Since I've been unemployed I've had a LOT of time on my hands.  Nearly every night I watch at least two movies- but they always have to have something in common. I can't just watch two random movies. See if you can find the connections: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Last Unicorn and The Court Jester;  or Splash, A League of Their Own and That Thing You Do (those are really easy connections, but you see how it goes).

4)  That little red box at the bottom right corner of facebook.
I love it when I have notifications because generally that means someone has made a comment on something I've said, or written on my wall. I love it when people write on my wall- or make comments about things I've said.

5) Reading.  I love escaping this world. Which is why I rarely read biographies or other nonfiction, or could- happen-in-this-world types of books.  Some may think all I read is bubblegum- but it's a really cheap vacation away from this world that well... kinda sucks sometimes.

6) Indexing records for family history. I have done things like Wedding Licences, Death Certificates (one guy died in a fire, he got his leg soaked in kerosene and fell asleep next to a lantern... ouch) but mostly I do the Census records. I take the hand written records and transcribe them into type.  It makes it easier for people to do their family history work.  I love imagining the stories of these people.  Right now I'm working on the 1905 Census from Louisiana. It's a really good hobby. I highly recommend it. You can work on it during your themed movie nights.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A little Conceit

So, now that I'm back home and in the mire- the rut that was my life before I went home and got in the rut that was my vacation, I come to the library everyday to check my email, Facebook and Blogs.  Can I just say that everytime I come to my page, and that picture on my header pops up, I want to cry for how beautiful it is?

Seriously. I mean, Pulmaria are pretty no matter what, but this is just an awesome picture. It's not doctored or tampered with at all.  It is the picture in it's original state.  I have a hard time convincing myself that I took the picture- that a picture *I* took could turn out this awesome.  I'm just sayin'...

I have a lot of friends who are photographers- or married to them- so I have seen some awesome pictures.  I won't compare myself to them- cuz where I had *one* awesome picture turn out, they have had zillions.

It may also have had something to do with the camera I was using. Hmmm...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Time to go

I heard a joke once that went something like this:

A man went to see his doctor:
 "Well, Doc, what's the diagnosis?:
 "It doesn't look good," said the doctor.  "You've only got six months left to live."
 "Oh no!" said the man, "isn't there anything you can do?"
 "Well, there is one thing I can suggest..."
 "Anything, I'll do anything," said the man.
 "You need to find a woman with six kids, marry her and move to the wilderness where you have no comforts of home."
The man was confused.
 "And this will cure me?" he asked.
 "No," replied the doctor, "but it will be the longest six months of your life."

I have been "home for the holidays" about a month now- and as nice as it has been to be with my family and friends, it has been one looong month.  I'm ready to go home and sleep in my own bed, to cook for myself and have time to read again...  and find a job. Not to mention see my Denver friends- who I hope are still speaking to me after such a long absence. I hope they haven't forgotten me.