Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stuff and whatnot

Maybe I was serious when I said I might start writing all blog entries in Facebook status format. Frankly, I am too exhausted at the moment to muster much more than that, and if you have been following my Facebook status updates, you might know why. As I typed in that little "What are you doing right now?" box yesterday, I am TIRED of being Rosie the Riveter, all "I can do it!" I much prefer the Homer Simpson philosophy at this point. My slogan is "Can't someone else do it?" Home ownership has its benefits, my friends. At the moment, I just can't remember what they are.

That said, I have had a satisfyingly productive weekend. My lawn is mowed, the jungle of knee-high Dr. Suessian weeds eradicated; my garage door cable is fixed; my house is clean(ish); my laundry is done (almost); and most importantly, (if I could get a drum roll, please?), my garage is finally fully repainted. Really. I don't know what I'm going to do with my weekends now, with that project no longer lurking in my consciousness like a cloud of residual Catholic guilt. Actually, that's not true at all. I know exactly what I will do. I will lounge with fewer reservations, perhaps take a bike ride or two before the snow flies. And in a few weeks I will be procrastinating on some other odious chore or project, the recently scraped-down and painted garage a suppressed memory.

And let's see... What else have I been up to recently, instead of typing idly on the Internet? Well, I officially closed my match with "Bob," the pierced and heavily tattooed man in the scary t-shirt. (Sorry to everyone who was hoping I would go out with him just for your amusement.) Much like meMarmony, the site I'm on currently provides a drop-down list of reasons when you choose to "archive" a match. But also like meMarmony, sometimes the list of stock standard reasons simply aren't all-inclusive enough. "Because I would be afraid to be alone with this man" was not a provided reason; hence, I had to settle for the decidedly more vague "Not a good fit" explanation instead. Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe, as they say.

What else? Well, I went out with Mr. Arty-Looking IT Guy (the man whose profile prompted me to pony up for membership at this latest venue in the first place). It was a positive enough date to warrant a second one for more research, but that's all I want to say at this point. Also, dude needs a better Internet alias. If he happens to stick around, I'll work on that.

Hmmm. Also, I finally saw the Little House on the Prairie musical at the Guthrie, I received a semi-hefty property tax refund I forgot I had coming, and I did an absurd little happy dance in my car as I crossed the new 35W bridge for the first (and second) time. My house to Midtown in less than 15 minutes, instead of the 30+ it has taken for the past year! I tell you, it's the little things (particularly when those little things are sort of big things) that matter. Man, I have missed that bridge.

I'm sure lots of other things have kept me busy lately, but at the moment, my brain is too addled to think of them. Also, the third of those ridiculous teen vampire books is waiting for me, patiently neglected on my bedside table for the past week or more. I think I'll spend a little time with Bella and Edward and his purportedly velvet voice and then call it a night. I'll catch up with you soon, my friends.

16 comments:

nancypearlwannabe said...

Woo! A fully painted garage AND a successful first date? Sounds like the Year of Stef mantra is coming to fruition!

Tress said...

Houses should really include a full staff, don't you think? I spent a good part of Saturday on my hands and knees scrubbing kitchen and hallway tile with a sponge. Good times.

Glad your date went well!

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Little House musical? I'm jealous.

And I feel your pain with the house. I spent the entire weekend putting down a new kitchen floor and it just didn't go as quickly as planned. Or as cheaply in fact.

-R- said...

What did you think of Little House? I have heard mixed reviews.

lizgwiz said...

Yes, elaborate on the Little House musical for us, please. I personally can't stand Melissa Gilbert, so if your review trashes her a bit, I won't mind. ;)

I would be THRILLED if a first date left me even remotely in the mood for a second date. My fingers are crossed for you and Arty.

Alice said...

hmmm a good first date?? those are few and far between (at least in my life)!

god, was i ever obsessed w/little house on the prairie growing up. i think i had the books memorized. totally want to hear your review on it!

One Smart Cookie said...

I'm very impressed by your weekend of productivity. And I completely agree that while I'm sure there ARE benefits to home ownership, I can't quite seem to remember what those are right now. Unless you consider "when something breaks I have to pay for it AND fix it MYSELF" to be a benefit. Which, no.

Mickey said...

So productive! As someone who tends to the Homer Simpson end of the motivational spectrum, I'm genuinely impressed.

Sauntering Soul said...

I keep telling myself that when I move I want a place with a garage. And then I come and read your blog and it makes me really give that second thoughts.

abbersnail said...

Is it sad that I'm nearly finished reading the entire vampire series for the SECOND time in a month?

I think it might be.

Also, yay for good dates!

Melliferous Pants said...

I'm supposed to meet up for a drink with a guy I call Kid Rock...well, because he looks EXACTLY like Kid Rock. Totally not my type, but I figured what the hell. If he's freaky I can always call 911 from the bathroom, right?

Aaron said...

Just reading about all the crap you did made me tired. I am an exhausty baby.

Courtney said...

I am impressed with your productivity! Me, I just sat around watching football.

flurrious said...

If Mr. Arty-Looking IT Guy works out, maybe you could just shorten his alias to Mr. ALI G. No, wait. That would be bad.

Noelle said...

Oh man, I'm totally disappointed that you're not dating random psychos just for our reading pleasure. I guess I'll just have to go elsewhere for that kind of literature.

Whiskeymarie said...

Is it wrong that I'm glad to hear that someone else is kind of swamped right now, blog-wise? While I'm not in love with Facebook, it is a quick way for me to check in with folks these days...

Hmmm...I wonder if you've had your second date by now, as I'm late (as usual) to the party.