I just got all your karaoke discs recently. Big Machine did a good job. Though I may not have done such a good job singing them. As my crazy neighbor can attest to.
I’m looking foward to your 5th album next year, although I may give up trying to go to your concerts. At least until you’re a little less in demand because it’s virtually impossible to get tickets. Plus, I’d prefer you play in a venue with better acoustics. I want to be able to hear your words because they are so eloquent. Anyway, keep on plugging on. I think you’re swell.
I was at the communal mailbox of our apartment, picking up mail, absentmindedly humming to myself. I do that. Hum a nonsensical made up ditty or an earworm. This old lady who was there getting her mail as well barked something at me as she walked to the elevators. I didn’t catch what she said but I could tell by her tone she was mighty displeased. I walked to the elevators just in time to catch it up with her. She started to reprimand me.
“Humming at people is rude!”
“Oh,” surprised. ”I’m sorry!”
“No you’re not! You did it on purpose and it’s bullying!”
“No, I’m really sorry. I don’t mean to be…” I trail off as she gets off the elevator. ”Sorry!” I yell after her.
Granted I’m not a great singer but I wouldn’t call it so awful that it was offensive.
To my recollection, this is the second time in my life I’ve met someone I didn’t know, nor exchanged words with before I’ve offended her inadvertently. I think just my existence offends them. Oh well. Can’t please them all.
Things I learned from Tina Fey:
- “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”
- “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through.”
- “When people say, “You really, really must” do something, it means you don’t really have to. No one ever says, “You really, really must deliver the baby during labor.” When it’s true, it doesn’t need to be said.”
- “When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way.”
And a whole thing on cruises:
- Cruises are for people who are afraid of flying.
- The entertainment staff are in charge of running the life raft in the event of an emergency.
- Those staff have guns and can shoot people who freak out on said life rafts.
Yesterday was a nice little snowy day. I listened to Tina Fey’s Bossypants while playing Plants vs Zombies 2. I’d been having an overthinking moment as of late and Tina helped me out of it. And it helps to know the overthinking bit is quite common and maybe sometimes a touch of neurotic is okay.
Then we ate out at a local Indian joint for dinner. Nothing spectacular to report back, just the usual goodness of enjoying a heavy spicy food on a cold autumn’s night. I think it’s ridiculous that it’s still fall in this 20-30 degree weather but when it’s not windy, it’s good to get bundled up for a bit and go out to enjoy the brisk air. I just want there to be food at the end of it all.
This isn’t the first snow of the season technically. The first one I observed was Thanksgiving Eve. It didn’t stick to anything though. And it was more a mix of sleet. Today’s is actual snow! Fluttery white stuff that is staying on the grass and rooftops. The roads are fine though.
Our hall light blew out and when we tried to twist it out to replace it, the glass bulb came out without the metal piece.
We had to go to the hardware store to get one of these doohickeys:
It did the trick. Got the metal piece out. And I’ll try to remember not to screw in the lightbulb too tightly next time.
It’s December! The final stretch of 2013. We’ve still been staying up late during this break playing games with the cousins and sipping coffee and wine at the same time. Staying up til 5 in the morning. Basically partying like it’s 2013.
The concept of Black Friday is kinda’ meaningless since the stores decided to start their sales on Thanksgiving. If you went looking for sales on Black Friday, you’re already late. Which is fine by me. As much as I do enjoy shopping, the crowds scare me away. I’m happy to be home, sleeping in late, eating leftovers. We may set off midday to see what’s left. Assess the aftermath.
I hope you’re enjoying your version of gluttonous eating.
The first time we went to Cava was at their original location in Rockville. We loved it. The haloumi cheese on fire was so warm gooey and tasty. We went back there two or three times. So good. Still is, I’m sure. Then they opened one in VA so we went there instead. Just once. It was way too loud for us to enjoy the conversations. Then this weekend, on the suggestion of folks we were dining with, we went back for lunch. It was a late lunch. 1PM. Off hours really. But we really enjoyed it this time! Of course besides being quieter, the menu looked more expanded with a wide variety of vegetable and meat options as well as brunch dishes. I got mushrooms, and we also tried their branzino fish dish which was good too. I’m glad we tried it again. Probably not my first choice in restaurants overall, but among the better options in the local area.