I have a really loud, obnoxious laugh. If you’ve heard me laugh before you may or may not understand the varying degrees of obnoxiousness that my laughs achieve. It’s like a spectrum, and when I think something’s really funny and I laugh really hard, it’s ear-piercing and terrible. I’m really embarrassed by it at times, like when people visibly flinch at the sound of it, or when I’m at a bar (usually just the Pub) and I know that I’m totally being “that girl” with the annoying cackle. But I love laughing, so what the fuck’s a girl to do?
I get really overwhelmed by blogging sometimes. I love my blog, and I’ve found so many other awesome blogs in the past year and a half that I’ve been doing this, but sometimes (fairly often, actually) I get really overwhelmed thinking about how many awesome blogs there are out there that I’m not reading. Blogging and reading blogs is time-consuming! I already have a Google reader crammed full of blogs that I spend a lot of time perusing every week, and I feel really guilty when I get behind on my blogroll, especially when someone posts ABOUT ME and I don’t even see it til a week later. Case in point: this awesome list of 25 blogs you should be reading that Nova shared last Friday that includes MY BLOG (small personal victory!!) and tons of other amazing blogs that I can’t believe I never knew about until now.
I really want a pet but I’m waaay too lazy to commit to the responsibility. So instead I spend a lot of time looking at pictures of animals on the internet–it’s just better for everyone that way. There are times I convince myself that I need a pet, even if it’s just a goldfish, but then I remember the part about going to the pet store to buy food and remembering to feed it every day and cleaning out the tank and buying stupid accessories like a SpongeBob pineapple or whatever (all of which would be a million times more involved/expensive if the pet were anything other than a goldfish) and I promptly give up on that idea and go back to OMGbabyanimals.
I like country music. It’s not my favorite genre by any stretch of the imagination, nor is it something I listen to on a regular basis, but there are a handful of country songs that I totally fucking love and will shamelessly rock out to if I happen to hear them in my car or at a bar or something. My parents are kind of rednecks, and while they both listen to more classic rock than anything else, I think there’s something about growing up in, you know, the country, that makes you more inclined to appreciate country music. Plus Lady Antebellum is fucking catchy.
I think dreads are sexy. There’s no explanation for this one. It is what it is.
I didn’t do a confessions post last week because I was too busy celebrating Gretchen’s birthday, Sunday Funday style. We went to Creation Cafe for brunch and beers and came back to our place for a crappy(awesome) movie marathon that included Dumb and Dumber, The Sleeper, and Troll 2. It was a pretty great day.
As for this week, I’ve been working some overtime which will be nice come pay-day, and on Friday I got a free lunch from Bravo (Chianti Braised Beef Ravioli and chocolate chip bread pudding, MMMMMMMMM) because I won two of the weekly performance contests they have in our department. I also found out on Friday that I’m being promoted to the new team they are creating, which means I will be getting more in-depth training about our business processes, doing more specialized research to resolve client issues, dealing with less call center bullshit, and making more money. #46 on the Life List! Hell yeah. Now this week I need to start getting serious about #39 on the Life List, and hopefully also starting work on a new blog project that will tie in to #30.
I hope you all had a stellar weekend.