Thursday, September 08, 2005

A challenge

Hopefully, this entry will be more cheerful. Guess I'm gonna have to start setting myself on fire each day so that I'll have something to blog about.

I have been challenged. No, not to a medieval joust or a head-to-head Ms. Pac Man death match. I could handle those, especially the latter. (By the way, why was it Ms. Pac Man? They didn't want us to know if she was married or single?) Anyhow, I have been challenged by an intelligent, wonderful, and well, challenging, girl to go out in the next week and do something, anything, that I have never done before. Sort of a way of expanding my horizons and experiencing something new. It can be something simple or something significant. But I want it to be something creative. So I am trying to think of what I am going to do to meet this challenge. If you have any ideas, please share. Granted, you don't exactly know what I have never done before. But any creative suggestions are welcome.

Got some decent news today. It looks like an apartment that I had applied for may be coming open soon. I am really excited. It's a little nicer than here and it will cut my commute to work down from 30 minutes to about 5. And hopefully, it will also mean no more heathen kids and COPS on location once a week. Plus, it's two stories. I've never lived anywhere with an upstairs :-) (OK, so that's really what I'm most excited about, getting to run up and down the stairs.) How sad is that. Also, if you think about it, I've never been able to properly play with a Slinky. Boy, I really have some big drama going on in my life, don't I.

I watched the season premiere of the OC tonight. Just so that I will be able to talk about it with all the chicks who watch it. That, and that alone, is the only reason I watched it. Well, mostly. Been watching the US Open lately. The Andre Agassi/James Blake match last night was awesome! Agassi came back from 2 sets down and won in a tiebreaker in the 5th set. Unfortunately, USA Network, which was televising the match, decided to cut away when it was like 2-1 in the final set. I thought I had accidentally changed the channel, but no, apparently they just ended their coverage. What the crap?! So I had watched the entire freakin' match, then had to miss the ending. I turned over to ESPN and they flashed the results on the bottom of the screen.

Speaking of great tennis... hmm. On second thought, nevermind. Weezer was just on Letterman. What was that guy doing with his mouth?

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

"Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming. Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running. Didn't make sense not to live for fun..."


  1. Well, I don't have an upstairs in my apartment right now. Well, there is an upstairs, but I would be arrested for going there, because someone else claims to live there....go figure!

  2. Ever had a pedicure? Gone mountain biking? Volunteered at a homeless shelter? Slept in a tent? Visited a museum and just sat on the bench and watched the people, not the art?

    But if you move, you'll lose good blogging fodder! But hey, with gas prices what they are, a 5 minute commute is awesome! I cut mine from 45 minutes to 10 recently. :)

  3. Set someone's house on fire - bet you've never done that!

  4. Jer: Long time, no hear. Good to see you back up and blogging somewhat. I'm stoked about the stairs.

    Lass: I have never had a pedicure. Or manicure for that matter. Or a massage!! Hey! I like that idea. A massage!

    I like the volunteering thing a lot, too. Thanks for the ideas!

    Armaedes: That would definitely be a first. Although I've come close to setting mine on fire. (See 9/6/05 entry.)

  5. :) Anything I can do to help...I notice it's also been four days since you posted a run to your running could find a race to run.

  6. I say make a piece of plein air art, pastels or paints, what have you, get outside and make a piece of art. Start to finish on the spot.

  7. Hey, if you get the new apartment, you can sit on your butt and slide down the steps, too!

    (I tried that a couple of weeks ago - drunk, yes - and, oh sweet Jesus, I thought I bruised my ass bone. Turns out, doing that when you're 100 pounds heavier than when you were a kid, you just don't go down as smoothly... it's more like BUMP, BUMP, BUMP, CRASH!)

  8. Bone, you need to take Lass's advice come to visit me. I'll take you to Hotel Hershey, you can get a pedicure and a massage and be drenched in chocolate!! The hotel is the best! Everything there is the bomb-diggity! Ever been to NYC on your own, another reason to come this way. You can get good seats for the Open for cheap. Really, take the subway, it's no problem! Good luck on the new apt. Was Weezer doing a Buddy Holly thing?? :)

  9. So my new challenge is to figure out your lyrics at the end of each post. Silly, I know, but hey, you gotta live for somethin' ;-) Since I shut off my cable, I will now only be watching tennis if it's on one of the regular channels, so you may have to keep me posted on the fun stuff. I hope you get your apartment, not because of the shortened commute, because really, gas is only $3.00 a gallon, but so you'll finally be able to run up and down the stairs! And screw the slinky, it's much more fun to bounce balls down stairs :-)

  10. Can't wait to hear about your weekend adventure into the NEW.

    Have fun!

  11. Lass: Well, that's because I haven't run in four days :-\

    rebecca: Not exactly sure what that is. Guess I'll have to check out your site.

    Blonde: I will definitely try that. Wait a sec, are you trying to injure me?

    avik: Thanks. And thanks for stopping by.

    Carnealian: That sounds very tempting. I've only been to New York once, with five friends. I'm sure I will visit you all whenever I get around to my cross-country Blog Reality Tour :-)

    No, the Weezer guy was playing some kind of tube with his mouth, on the song "Beverly Hills."

    Brunette: I think I would do the same thing if I were reading my blog. Try to figure out the lyrics. Today's was "All Star" by Smash Mouth. You can always ask if you can't figure them out.

    OCG: It will probably be next week before I do the new thing, whatever it is. Definitely leaning toward the massage now, though.