Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Let's do the Time Warp Again

I can't remember which comedian said-

"Remarrying your ex is like getting out a carton of milk, smelling it and realizing it has gone bad, then putting it back in the fridge, thinking maybe it will be better tomorrow"

This weekend I am moving back in with my former room mate. Tomorrow I go back to teaching at a studio I quit two years ago. I am also back at Rose Hill jr. High directing a show. At this rate...pretty soon I should have my braces back on and I'll go back to driving my 1978 Dodge Diplomat. I'm thinking about having my wisdom teeth re-installed.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Deonn's Impractical Guide to Moving-January 5th

So I came across my 7th grade yearbook. Not an attractive year. It's not like I was a supermodel any other year but, Dang. First of all, I think we can all agree that big girls should not wear head to toe, white. They certainly shouldn't wear white with the multi-colored Jackson Pollack style paint splatter. When was that ever a good idea. I looked like a canvas. A canvas with a bad perm, acne and braces.

I made progress today. A few more boxes are packed. Okay one more box is packed. I found a Portugeuse dictionary, A CD of animal sounds and a riding crop. It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate and erase from your memory in only a year and a half.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Deonn's Impractical Guide to Moving-January 3rd

Packing Progress
I finally removed the boxes from my car. I packed some books. I kept the thesaurus out for future reference and distraction (diversion, divided attention, competing stimuli, cognitive dissonance) While sorting out books, I found one of my prize possesions. My rhyming dictionary. Must resist the temptation for distraction. Into the box you go my little packing kryptonite.

New Year's Resolutions

Last Year's resolutions included the same old sorry goals for the year. Lose weight, exercise, find soul mate, spend less, make more money, stop procrastinating blah blah blah. I think I resolved to drink more, but I don't remember. I was probobly drunk at the time. It is something I have repeated only two or three times throughout 2004. I couldn't even keep that resolution! This year I have a different set of goals.

1. Embrace procrastination.
(Notice I am making my resolutions on January 3rd) I haven't gone grocery shopping in weeks, so I am spending less money. I am snacking less, which aids in weight loss. I am supposed to be packing for my February 1st move, but instead today I went for a walk. Procrastination was actually the impetus for exercise. Okay so I haven't figured out how procrastinating can make me more money or find me a husband...but I have decided to put off caring about that.

2. Be more Decisive
This occured to me last night while wandering aimlessly through Larry's Market with someone equally as indecisive, but up for anything as I am. The mission was simple. Find something to eat. How hard could that be. We live in a city with so many culinary choices. I get overwhelmed by the possibilities. We ended up at a tasty Chinese restaurant in the International district, so it all turned out okay. So never mind, Indecision isn't so bad, I mean we eventually came up with a plan right? Hmm. Maybe I won't add indecision to my list. Or should I? I mean I've already written it right?

3. Be with People I Like
It sounds so corny and obvious. I want to be friends with people I like. It's not that I'm picky, I just don't like most people. That came out wrong. Let me put it this way. I don't like most people. Yeah I guess I was right the first time. That's not exactly true. I like people. I just don't need to spend a lot of time with most of them. How do I get out of this topic without sounding like a horrible person...I'll come up with something later. (See resolution #1)

4. Stop Caring
I am going to stop caring that I am almost 31 and single, moving back in with my former roommate and returning to a job that I quit two years ago. At least it's familiar. A known quantity. I am going to stop caring about my failed business attempts because as crappy as a failed business is, would it have been worse to have been successful at something you didn't really want? . I am going to stop caring that most of my friends have families and money and indoor plumbing. I will stop caring that I drive a Saturn. I am going to stop worrying about the fact that I only get hit on by married men, felons and lesbians. Yup, no more caring about any of that. I will instead focus on things that really matter, like TV and Scotch.

5. Come up with another resolution.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Deonn's Impractical Guide to Moving-January 2nd

Today I was actually going to bring the boxes in from my car. That's all. Not exactly a lofty goal. Baby steps right? All I have to do is bring the boxes in from my car.

The Zig Zag Cafe makes an awesome Mojito.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Deonn's Impractical Guide to Moving

In 30 days I will be leaving the Shangri-La that is Unincorporated Snohomish County. After much soul searching, checkbook balancing, wine drinking and cat juggling, I have decided to return to the big city of Seattle-West. I am a bit of an expert when it comes to moving. I move a lot. So as a public service to my fellow transient/hobo I have decided to create a "day by day step by step completely impractical guide to moving." Okay maybe day by day is a little ambitious. Maybe more of a "step by step whenever I feel like posting reference pamphlet to moving" (the first entry is on my old blog)

Day 1 of 31 (January 1st)
I managed to get boxes at Staples yesterday. They are in my car. At some point today I will go get them out of my car and start to pack books. I started sorting through books about an hour ago, but got distracted by my copy of Roget's Thesaurus. I started reading the Thesaurus. Then I decided I should blog my packing progress. I hoped to find some new words to incorporate into my blog entry, but alas my attention span is too short. So I thought maybe I would add some color instead. I think I'll take a nap.