Archive for December, 2008

Fleeting Productivity

December 21, 2008

snow penguin, originally uploaded by sisterpuff.

It’s no secret that it takes a lot of effort to get myself to do even the things that I actually want to do. I didn’t want to lose my chance to make the first Snowman I’ve made in all recent memory so I paused the episode of Weeds I was watching, got out my gloves and a bottle of water and went to it. Unfortunately, the snow wouldn’t really pack and it took forever to make just the one “ball.” So instead, I made the first Snow Penguin I’ve ever made. Ever.

In the end, of the things that I actually manage to finish, maybe I like him best because he will melt. Also, crouching for nearly an hour was a great little work out.

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What is an accomplishment anyway?

December 18, 2008

I did finish something before the last time I posted. Two somethings. Now, I just can’t seem to finish the incredibly insightful follow-up post I’m working on.

So instead, I will show you the two somethings.

The first is a wedding present for my cousin, and I’m reluctant to post it. The second is 10 years in the making, but I finally did it. I’m also reluctant to post that. Thing is, finishing the present is only the first step. I still have to get it printed, framed and sent, three things I’m notoriously terrible at. The second thing? That too is just a first step. Gee, I know I’m being vague, but I want to keep these things for after the cut.

First, I’ll build anticipation by listing some other recent and ridiculous accomplishments in order to encourage you to find pride in your own little feats:

  1. I thought of AND purchased an excellent Christmas present for my father, who never gets anything good because he doesn’t LIKE anything.
  2. I’ve been keeping my nails manicured and painted: I have not been biting them off!
  3. I finally unclogged my bath drain! (EW!)
  4. I watched seasons 1 and 2 of Californication, which I’ve determined is a) the most 90s show made not in the 90s and b) ‘Dream On’ if ‘Dream On’ wasn’t fucking wretched.

What I have not been able to do:

  1. Persuade Jen to write another post.

What I would like you to do:

  1. Browse the Wallpaper Graduate directory.
  2. Be grateful for the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping.
  3. Love the shit out of Blazers Basketball.
  4. Be kind regarding what’s after the cut…

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Don’t Hold Your Breath

December 11, 2008

Apparently Jen’s idea of procrastinating is not posting to this blog. Good thing she has a Blackberry to post all the around-town-goings-on. But really, she should be sending pictures to this blog as well. I guess food is much more entertaining than the desperation of writer’s block. No wait, I know it is.

So I’m posting. That must mean I finished something. And I did, but I’m not going to post about it right now. That’s right, this is a little post about nothing because it’s been so long since I have posted that I just couldn’t wait another second. But right now I need to shower and go to bed. So stay tuned. WHAT WHAT HOLLER.