Friday, January 14, 2011

macbook macbook macbook!


Here I sit, typing my first blog in what seems like ages, on my brand new MacBook.  I’m so excited! It’s my very first personal laptop ever – my other laptops have all been through work. I must say it’s a different experience all together from my pokey Dell computer from work.

In other news, life is going pretty splendidly at the moment. Work especially is going really well, I feel like 2011 is going to be MY year. “Own it!” as my friend Tori would say.

I spent this last week in Los Angeles again. On the way home today I got really sick for some reason. I started shaking and had the most horrible headache most of the day. I seriously thought I was going to have to ask some airport personnel person to call a doctor, it was THAT bad. I stopped at a Starbucks (of course) to get a sandwich in hopes that would help. It didn’t taste good (nothing would have) but I snarfed down half of it anyway. I started feeling better so quickly that I’m wondering now if I should go get checked for hypoglycemia or diabetes or something. It was scary how quickly just a little food made me feel so much better.

I’m reading the Twilight series again. Yes, it’s my secret shame…I LOVE the Twilight series. There, I said it. I LOVE TWILIGHT! I’m not really sure why – maybe because the story is just filled with so much youthful angst and passionate ups and downs, and it’s been so long since my life has been that way – it’s kind of nice in a “I’m sort of glad I won’t have to go through that again” type of way. I can read about it without having to actually go through it.

Hopefully tomorrow morning I’m off to go get tabs on the Jeep – and an emissions test. Ew. The “check engine” light is still on even though we just had a tune-up. BandGeek is pretty sure that there is no reason for it to be on so it should be easy to turn it off, and that we can’t get the emissions test until it’s off. So, tomorrow morning off to go get it turned off, then emissions, then tabs. At least this time I’m only a month overdue – one time I went like six months with expired tabs. Seeing as I’ve already been pulled over once with less than a month overdue this time, I’m not sure exactly how that came about before.

Also on the agenda for tomorrow is the gym. Now that I am quitting smoking (!) I should be able to go more than five minutes on the elliptical without feeling like I’m going to die. I am down to smoking only a couple cigarettes a day, and this past week when in LA I actually went a few days without smoking any at all. Considering that in the past I smoked over a pack a day, I’m pretty proud of that accomplishment. It does mean, however, that I can’t go to the Bird until I have the no-smoking thing down pat otherwise I know I will be right back to smoking a million cigarettes a day.

Here’s what I need to remember: smoking = black lungs and $377 a month out of pocket. Not smoking = health and a new MacBook! J

Mush out, for now.