Friday, July 06, 2007

Friday Wrap

Stolen from Kelly. Because lists are more fun.

Rockin' Girl Blogger

Nello has named me a Rockin' Girl Blogger! And, best of all, she said, "Because she puts the 'Diva' in 'domestic'. And because she likes pink." That is so perfect, it could almost go on my gravestone. I'm honored that she would even think of me! So I thought I should link to her at least 3 times in the first 20 words of this post.

And. I have too many people who I think are Rockin' Girl Bloggers (see my blogroll), but here's a few must-sees: Lena the Cheeky Lotus, Cat the Princess in Galoshes, the Fluid Pudding, Ellen of Miss E's Musings, and Kiki of Sistr sLedge.r. Read them. Please.

B) Sarah tagged me for an 8 Random Things post. I'm not going to tag anyone, but here are eight random things about me:

1) I have random insomnia. Once, I was on sleeping pills for 6 months, when it was worse, but now I just take Tylenol PM when I think it's going to be bad - unfortunately, I don't know it's going to be bad until midnight, which means I'll be groggy until noon if I take anything.

2) I'm going to Light Bistro in Ohio City tonight. Matt and I figure we have about three weekends left in Ohio (after all the traveling we have planned), and we're going to have a shitload of fun during all of them.

3) July 1, I went with Matt and some friends up to Blossom to see John Mayer, with Ben Folds opening. And, as predicted, Ben Folds was amazing, and John Mayer was ok. But the entire thing was really fun. And I took about a million pictures:

Ben Folds

Ben performing.

He sang a lot of his good ones: All U Can Eat, Jesusland, Army, Narcolepsy, and my favorite Postal Service song that he's been singing lately, Such Great Heights. (Here's the Postal Service's version, and here's Ben's.)

As expected, John Mayer brought out the 15 year old girls in the slutty clothes, and as expected, it was disturbing.

4) This is harder than I thought. Matt and I have set our last day in our apartment in Akron as August 15, and I'm shocked at how rapidly approaching that is.

5) As soon as Matt and I sign the lease on our new apartment (which will be the week of July 15), and I have a Manhattan address to put on my resume, I get to start job hunting.

6) After a year of inactivity, I'm more excited than I ever thought I would be to get a job.

7) I read cookbooks like they're literature. I brought home Larousse Gastronomique and Julia Child's first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking that used to be my grandmother's. Also, my sister-in-law was just in Spain, and brought me home cookbooks from Spain and Morocco. I'm going to have reading for months. I think I'm a little crazy for reading cookbooks like this, but I LOVE it!

8) After Matt ran the half marathon a month and a half ago, he developed some tendinitis in his knee. And he developed a huge limp. But he went to a sports medicine doctor, and he's rehabbing it, and he's a lot better. He's walking almost normally now. But yesterday, while he was crossing a parking lot to go to Panera for lunch, a guy in a minivan leaned out the window and yelled, "Hurry the fuck up, Gimp-a-long!"

I found this both rude and hysterical, but I can't stop calling him Gimp-a-long.

There, I'm done. Finally.

C) A pink dolphin was spotted in Louisiana.

Now, isn't that just the cutest thing ever?

It's sad though - they live in the Amazon, and they're hunted for their eyes and teeth, which supposedly have magical qualities (um, of course they do), so they're extremely endangered.


Princess in Galoshes said...

I would like a pink dolphin. VERY much.

Princess in Galoshes said...

I would like a pink dolphin. VERY much.

Marcia said...

Princess -

So much that you said it twice? I think so. I almost deleted the second comment, but I thought it was appropriate.

:) M

Kelly said...

OH, the pink dolphin is awesome. I had no clue pink dolphins even existed. And. I'm excited for you to get a Manhattan address because I go there every now and then. Which means we will finally get to meet for reals!!!!

blog Portland said...

Had that been a pink unicorn, it is very likely existence would have folded in on itself.

One Step From the Edge said...

"But daddy, I want a pink dolphin now". Sorry, that is how it sounded in my head.
My daughter colors everything in pink, including dolphins. If she catches wind that there really are pink dolphins, I am so screwed.

theidlereceptionist said...

wow...i remember when you moved to the kron and now you're off to manhattan!

*sniff* my leetle marseeah's all growed up!!

Princess in Galoshes said...

Ha ha. I totally didn't mean to do post that previous one, twice. But it is pretty funny. :-)

Also, thanks for the plug!

Ellen K. said...

Thanks for the shout-out! A pink dolphin -- I thought that only existed in Lisa Frank designs!

Andie said...

Heard about the pink dolphin the other day. That's big news out here!!! Went out to the gulf this past weekend, and I just saw regular old bluish grey ones... but if I see a pink one, I'll try to tell him to come up your way. ;)