Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A new year, a fresh start

"Just one year of love
Is better than a lifetime alone"

I'm not good at resolutions, but I definitely do need to make a few changes in my life. I feel I'm not truly being myself. I don't really know who I am. So here we go, I'm committing to one year of loving myself. And, since rules are made to be broken, I'm giving myself guidelines which I'll try to follow. I may not be able to, but that's not failure, it's a chance for tomorrow.

30 minutes of sunshine/outdoorsyness every day.
30 minutes of action (dogwalking?) every day.
30 minutes of noncomputer/nonTV leisure every day.
3 vegetarian meals a week, could be a veggie day, could be 3 dinners.
Brownbagging it. No more drivethru lunches
Go to bed before 1am, even if I can sleep in tomorrow.
Try something new every month. More often if opportunity arises.
Learn to dress like a grown-up.

I'll come back and add more as I think of them. In the spirit of starting fresh, I'm fasting tomorrow. I may keep it up into the new year, but as I've never gone without food I don't know how my body will take it. As of this moment, I'm really committing to this idea. I'm giving myself one year. For one year, I'll be good for myself.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stories I'm Familiar With Without Firsthand Experience of Them

Cyrano De Bergerac
The Prince- Machiavelli
The Odyssey
Paradise Lost
Most of the Bible
Uncle Tom's Cabin (The King & I)
The Giving Tree
Rip Van Winkle
Where the Wild Things Are
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (haven't even seen the Disney movie)
The Three Musketeers
Don Quixote
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Taming of the Shrew (high school production of Kiss Me Kate)

I've Seen the Movie, Never Read the Book
Peter Pan
The King and I
Sense & Sensibility
Vanity Fair
Art School Confidential
Captains Courageous
The Little Princess
American Psycho
Most superheroes, excepting X-Men and The Punisher
For some reason, Nicholas Sparks books. I've only read 2, which aren't movies.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Am Uniquely Ill-Suited For Customer Service

I stutter or stall, and that really pisses people off.
I have a naturally frowny face.
My mind drifts at weird times.
I'm not great with conversations.
I'm allergic to 80% of perfumes and colognes, and OMG I can't breathe allergic to 20% of those.
I have bad breath from throat stuff. I will ignore any anti-gum rules.
I'm a horrible salesperson.
I'm a horrible liar.
I snap when I'm frustrated or tired.
I can't flirt.
I hate empty conversations, and I'm not good at them.
I have difficulty sustaining eye contact.
I have huge personal boundaries.
I can't wear or even handle synthetic or rough fabrics. It's the exact same reaction as nails on a chalkboard.
Once I set upon a course of action I have a really hard time deviating from it.