Monthly Archives: January 2010


Madeline has started teaching silks classes at her house (which has huge ceilings and some handy I-beams) and tonight she had too many people, so I came and did some trapeze with them to distract them. But she also split them into two different times, so I was a little moot, but it was still fun. Mostly I worked on shoulder exercises and some ab strength stuff, but a couple got to do some actual sitting up and all. It was kind of fun. I was pretty nervous about teaching adults, for one, they’re my size so spotting is harder. But also I was nervous about how to talk to them. With kids, I babble and keep up a stream of banter and I can be serious when I need to, but I can also be really silly, and I wasn’t sure how to teach without that. (not that you can’t be silly with grownups, just if I did it the same way they would probably think I was totally nuts.) But it went well. I certainly don’t want to do it in general, but I think I sort of could. I think I have a lot to learn about teaching first, though. You have to know something so much better in order to teach it than to do it. You have to put everything that you do into words, and intelligible words at that. Describing what muscles to use, and how to pull, and all that, you really have to study what you yourself do, and I’m pretty out of shape and need to remind myself of all that in the first place.

But, we were doing super basic stuff, and people seemed to like it, and I had fun, and got paid. Which was awesome and slightly unexpected. I’m thinking in a few months, if/when I have money, buying a slightly smaller bar and starting up a kids class. I like working with them. Be good side money to make.

Time, I think, for a shower and then sleep. Trapeze was about the only thing I did, but it was fairly intense to teach for 2 hours straight, and all the demonstrating means lots of sore muscles tomorrow. Too bad I don’t have a ceiling like that, I’d play more. Also too bad I don’t have buckets of money, I’d take more classes and be better at it, and watch how to teach. Someday.



In the “Gee, I’m dumb” category, yesterday I decided to take headphones and listen to Pandora on my phone. Twice I tried to do this on the subway. It does not work. Doh. But, it worked very nicely when I walked from 46th to 15th. It was a nice night.


So, I got my fashion week schedule from one company. It’s lame. All different shows, shitty hours. Oh well. And, only 66 hours, spread over 2 weeks. I also have 2 days of  unrelated stuff (at a better rate, yay) and 1 confirmed day with another company, 3 unconfirmed. And you can always pick up other calls as you go. So, going to be all over the place. With a little estimating, I figure I’m making about what I usually do from fashion, but because I’ve lost almost all overtime possibilities (I’m getting a few from stuff after midnight, but that’s going to be it) I’m working 14 days instead of 8, for the same money. And it’s worth a little less these days, yay dollar. Oh well. 14 days, 108 (estimated) hours, I’ll be busy at least. And it justifies getting an unlimited subway card again, and I’ll totally get my money’s worth from that. I hate watching the numbers go down as I use my regular one these days.

It’s frustrating, though, I thought I was going to be working with my regular boss, in one space, for the whole time. I feel a little mislead, though I wasn’t really. Just because he said there were back to back big shows in the space I wanted to be in doesn’t mean he was hinting that I would be on them. I am just change adverse, I guess, and need to get over it. I like the majority of people I run into in this business anyway, so working with new crews isn’t the end of the world. I just really liked that group that we had going. Before the old company folded and fucked us all. Bah.

But, yay work. Look at all that pretty work just waiting and lined up. Think happy.

I also met an actor from a shiny pretty tv show *cough*fuglybetsy*cough* today, and he was very nice and said he’d ask around at work and see if anyone needed an assistant. Chances of anything happening? Slim to none. How completely nice and sincere was he? Totally. So that helped brighten my day after getting my sad hours list, and being completely soaked by rain in the 2 blocks to the subway. It ended on a high note. As will this post. Ding!


I’ve been working! Hurray! It’s been very nice to be active and talking to people and all. And we’re getting close to february which means I can stop applying for any jobs for a little while since just about everything wants me to work during fashion, and that is not something I want to trade. So yay! Also, the late february Aruba trip just dropped by about 300 bucks, which is fantastic. To sum up, things are looking up.

I have work tonight, but a short call. It’s good because it’s work, it’s bad because I’m working for a crazy bitch. The kind who you can tell is kind of nuts in general, but it lurks most of the time, and then comes out at weird and stupid times. The angry kind of nuts. But whatever, it’s 5 hours. And then I have some free days of sleeping and hanging out with John and Madeline. It’ll be pretty fun.

Weird. Now I have nothing to talk about because I’m busy and happy. I got to hang out with Tenaya a couple time recently, which was fun. She’s moving back to California at the end of the summer, so we’re trying to hang out more before then. We were going to go ice skating, but it’s been too warm. I do love the 40 degree weather. I can wear a jacket and not a coat. This is what I get excited about now. Also, laundry.

I was going to try to lose weight before Aruba, what with the beach and sun and all, but then I realized I have Fashion first, so I’ll just work really hard then and eat nothing but chicken sandwiches and salads and stuff. It’s worked before. I love having a workout built into my work.

I haven’t been reading as much lately, which is a bit of a downer, but not a huge one. There’s another book club meeting towards the beginning of february, so I’ll do that.

Okay. I’m babbling. Nothing really to say. Yay work. Yay future plans. Yay lack of boredom. Yay.

2009 A year in review. At least, bookwise

So, I took forever to get around to updating the list because I had a list on my blackberry, stopped using it, a pile of books tacked up, I wrote them all down in a notebook and shelved them, and then another pile began. Coordinating it all required the right mindset. But anyway. Here’s the list with various comments. For further boring details of me trying to get a job, see the other entry from earlier today.

I didn’t really have a number goal, unlike last year, though I did vaguely have the goal of reading more non-fiction. It sort of worked.

1.The Elegance of the Hedgehog- Muriel Barbery

One of my christmas books. It was good. A little slow and contemplative, but a nice story. Sad, though, and a little frustrating because of that. I would have liked it to be a little longer, and had more from the girl’s point of view.

2.Apathy(r)- Paul Neilan

This book is awesome. I wanted a nice familiar funny reread, and this fit the bill. Sort of a murder mystery. But better.

3.The Thought Gang(r)- Tobor Fischer

Also awesome, but occasionally more belabored. The two are linked in my mind, since John gave them to me at the same time, so I had to read both.

4. After the War- Alice Adams

Meh. It was okay.

5. Color- Victoria Findlay

Non-fiction! A nice exploration of how pigments were/are made, and the history of their use. Fun to read, and not too pedantic

6. Perfect Figures- Bunny Crumpacker

Let’s all take a moment to snicker at the author’s name. And then move on. The book was really good. Very repetitive after about 3, rehashing the origins of the previous numbers a bit, but still awfully interesting. And some good random trivia facts.

7. On The Beach- Nevil Shute

Very good. Post apocalyptic fiction. Nuclear radiation slowly moving towards Australia, and everyone just waiting for the sickness to start. Very well done. Apparently the movie is really good as well.

8. The Wordy Shipmates- Sarah Vowell

This was pretty good. And more non-fiction! A much better version of the pilgrims etc than I ever got in school

9. Watchmen- Alan Moore, and Dave Gibbons

Kind of awesome. I’m not much a fan of comics and graphic novels, I have a hard time following what’s happening with the words all over the place and everything. But this was good, especially Dr Manhattan’s story part, very well done.

10. The Magic Journey-John Nichols

This sucked. I was so dissapointed. Technically, this shouldn’t be on the list since I didn’t finish it. Maybe some day. I really liked the other two in this series, and this just didn’t hook me at all.

11. The Coming Plague-Laurie Garrett

Infectious diseases! How they’re adapting to all the various things we do to try to stop them! Lot’s of fun. Somewhat terrifying. Very interesting.

12. God Knows- Joseph Heller

This was pretty good. Something Happened is still my favorite of his (other than Catch 22, of course. Nothing really touches that), but this story of David post-Goliath was pretty good.

13. Life of Pi-YannMartel

I loved this. There’s a tiger on a lifeboat. What’s not to love?

14. Huck Finn(r)- Mark Twain


15. Timequake(r)- Kurt Vonnegut

Other favorite. Possibly my favorite of all he’s written.

16. Year of Miracles- Geraldine Brooks

Not as compelling as her other book, but interesting. And the Plague is always fun.

17. Jude the Obscure- Thomas Hardy

This was fantastic. So down-trodden and depressing so so well done, and beautiful and I can see how it’s not for everyone, but I loved it.

18. Fugitive Pieces- Anne Michaels

Very interesting. I always forget that Greece had anything to do with WW2, but apparently Germany invaded it. And there were Jews there. This was an interesting book.

19. Ishmael- Daniel Quinn

Hmm. This started out good. And then turned frustrating. And then in the end I just wanted to argue with and yell at the writer and point out all the things he was wrong about. Because he was. So… it made me think? So that’s good? The whole thing is a conversation, and the guy in it is sometimes really retarded, just so that the author can introduce ideas the way he wants. Which is fine, but really. Just write a manifesto or something then. Sheesh.

20. Justine- Lawrence Durrell

Plod. Plod plod plod. But I liked it once I’d finished it. Once I could look back and see the whole piece, it turned interesting. Which is on interesting effect.

21. House of Leaves- Mark Z. Danielewski

Good grief. The idea behind this, of this house with a shifting interior of supernatural origin, was really interesting. Those parts were great. But that story was wrapped in another, and the other was weird and superfluous.

22. The Losers Club-Richard Perez

Meh. Boring. Good for a short read, don’t think I’ll reread it.

23. Balthazar- Lawrence Durrell

Second in the… not series. What to call it. Not sure. Anyway. Similar in that I liked it better at the end, but I also liked it better than Justine in general. It was pretty much the same story, from a different angle.

24. Three Junes- Julia Glass

Good beach read.

25. Sarah’s Key- Tatiana de Rosnay

Oh man. So, a bunch of these (Three Junes included) my mom lent me to read while I was at Camp. Almost all of them were depressing. Three Junes wasn’t so much, but it had it’s moments. And then we go to this. Holocaust story! Very good one, well done, and about part of the French occupation, not a story I’d heard much about before. So it was good, but not something to read at a summer camp. Eesh.

26. Taken- Edward Bloor

Young Adult Sci Fi. Pretty decent, and a quick read. Some kid left it on the lunch table.

27. Somebody Else’s Daughter- Elizabeth Brundage

More depressing! It was good, except you go along, there’s a story, and then wham, everything all collides and there’s a bunch of horrible stuff right at the end. And then there’s an epilogue wrap up a few months later, and everything seems pretty much back to being good. That was unsatisfying and annoying.

28. The Brief and Wonderous life of Oscar Wao- Junot Diaz

This was great. I didn’t like it as much as all the raving people said I would, but I did really like it.

29. Twilight- Stephanie Meyers

Jesus. I was curious. I read it as fast as I could. Which wasn’t hard since it’s so repetitive and substanceless. Apparently it’s a 4th grade reading level book. This explains a lot.

30. The Widow’s Season- Laura Brodie

Sad. But good. But weird.

31. St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised by Wolves- Karen Russell

Weird. Dislikeably weird. A collection of short stories.

32. Sonata for Miriam- Linda Olsson

Slow and sort of pretty, but not terribly engaging.

33. In The Woods- Tana French

Really good. I stayed up too late reading this a few times. I like murder mysteries that are not quite that straightforward. The end was sad.

34. American Wife- Curtis Sittenfeld

Apparently, this is a sort of parallel of Laura Bush’s life. It was very good. I liked the progression of everything.

35. Ellen Tebbits- Beverly Cleary

Does this really count? It’s like a 45 page kids book. Whatever. It’s a good story.

36. Breaking Dawn- Stephanie Meyers

Ooh. I was of course curious, even with all the suckage from the last book. So I read the 4th. It was just as bad. Maybe worse.

37. Object Lessons- Anna Quindlen

This, however, was good. It was a story of a glimpse of a chunk of people’s lives. I like those. Not particularly resolved or unresolved at the end, you can imagine that the characters keep on living. And she’s a good storyteller.

38. Which Witch?- Ibbotson

When I stay at my parent’s house now, I sleep in the living room, tucked in between some giant bookshelves and a fireplace. There are a lot of kids books lying around. If I were 9, this would have been pretty good.

39. A Month in the Country- J L Carr

I wanted this to be longer.

40. Benny and Shrimp- Matarina Mazetti

Very good. A little sad. Another chunk-of-life book.

41. The Silver Nutmeg(r)- Palmer Brown

I am so bummed that this is out of print. It’s a kids book about a pond portal to this world with really low gravity. It’s fantastic.

42. Here If You Need Me- Kate Braestrup

Memoir, sort of, about a minister for the forest service in Maine, working with search and rescue rangers. Really touching well told story. Made me like ministers more. At least, the ones in Maine.

43. Ballet Shoes- Noel Streatfield

Meh. Good kids book, lots of deus ex machina. But not in a bad way.

44. Mountolive- Lawrence Durrell

Third in the group! This was where it all started getting more interesting, and things started tying together.

45. Outliers- Malcolm Gladwell

10,000 hours of practice to be really successful at something. And a good bit of luck. And some non-luck. This was really interesting. Also, somewhat depressing.

46. Once Upon a Quinceanera- Julia Alvarez

With all the giant sweet 16 junk on mtv and all, this was a nice look at where the hispanic part of that comes from, and the forms it takes.

47. Persian Girls- Nahid Rachlin

This was beautiful. Possibly my favorite memoir. It was lovely and sad and explained the whole messy history in Iran in a clear understandable way. Everyone should read it.

48. The Scandal of the Season- Sophie Gee

Meh. Fun to read.

49. Clea- Lawrence Durrell

The final! It was great. You really have to read all four, though, for this to be any good. And it was.

50. The Deceitful Marriage and Other Exemplary Novels- Miguel Cervantes

Oog. It was okay, for the most part, but not to my taste. I especially liked the part where one girl tells another that the more a man beats you, the more he loves you. I couldn’t tell if that was serious or not. That aside, tough language to read. Probably would have gone better if I hadn’t read the majority of it in bits on the subway.

51. The Borrowers Afloat- Mary Norton

I don’t think I’d read this one before. But I love the Borrowers and their tiny lives under the floor boards.

52. Uncle Tom’s Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe

This was fantastic, and totally not what I expected. I loved it. And the term Uncle Tom rather does a disservice to the book.

53. Queen’s Own Fool- Jane Yolen and Robert Harris

I like books about Mary Queen of Scots. So this fit right in. Though I think I’d already read it, parts kept seeming familiar.

54. Blue Shoe- Annie Lamott

Blah. I figured everything out way ahead of the characters and was vaguely bored and annoyed. But it really wasn’t that bad. It was just sort of flat.

55. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes- Anita Loos

Short and sort of funny, and all in this great tone that sticks in your head and you almost catch yourself talking like it. Or at least I did.

56. Little House in the Big Woods(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Not going to comment on all of these, just that I reread them, and they’re fantastic. All the descriptions of how things were done, and what everything was like. She leaves some stuff out, I really want to get a copy of the original first draft.

57. Little House on the Prairie(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

58. On the Banks of Plum Creek(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

59. The Long Winter(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

60. Racoons are the Best People- Sterling North

I love how he writes about animals. Another book that everyone should read.

61. Far From the Madding Crowd- Thomas Hardy

Yay Thomas Hardy. Not as good as Jude, but the same style that I really like.

62. A Little Princess- Frances Hodge Burnett

Jesus, she’s way too perfect. But somehow not annoying.

63. Farmer Boy(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

64. Her Last Death- Susanna Sonnenberg

Weird memoir. Very good, but man, what a life. Eesh.

65. The Likeness- Tana French

Sort of sequel to In The Woods. Possibly better than it. This was fantastic. I think I read it in one sitting.

66. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Steig Larsson

Holy crap disturbing. I mean, a great book, though some of the plot diversions seemed weird and unnecessary, he had a point to all of them. But man. Eech.

67. The Jane Austen Book Club- Karen Joy Fowler

Oh, this was cute. It was fun to read. That’s about it.

68. When You are Engulfed in Flames- David Sedaris

I love David Sedaris. That covers it.

69. These Happy Golden Years(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

70. By The Shores of Silver Lake(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

71. The Crying Tree- Naseem Rakha

Not sure what I expected, but this wasn’t it, and that turned out to be a good thing. Really interesting and absorbing.

72. The Good Thief- Hannah Tinti

Gah. I didn’t like this. I’m not sure why.

73. The Secret Garden(r)- Frances Hodge Burnett

Always a good book

74. The Final Solution- Michael Chabon

Did not like. Again, not sure why. It was just kind of tangled and incomprehensible. I think I need to reread it in a different mood, maybe.

75. Unaccustomed Earth- Jhumpa Lahiri

Good short stories. I really like her writing.

76. The Prince of Tides- Pat Conroy

This was really good, but really sappy. Thick, syrupy writing. Really pretty sometimes, but it just keeps going. But I did like it.

77. Little Town on the Prairie(r)- Laura Ingalls Wilder

78. Young Pioneers- Rose Wilder Lane

Laura’s daughter! This was a sort of adult version of a bit of the Little House books. It was really good. I like her writing a lot, and it was interesting to see the contrast.

79. Life Among the Savages/Raising Demons- Shirley Jackson

Memoirsish of the woman who wrote The Lottery, among others. Constantly funny. It occurs to me that she’s sort of the original mommy-blogger. It’s that sort of style, a bit. A lot of fun.

Oof. I get a little bored of writing bits about halfway through. I’m sure everyone else gets bored of reading them long before that. Oh well. There’s my year. All in all, a pretty decent one.

Oh, some more

So in an attempt to be social and all that, I joined a book club. This is almost as dorky as it sounds. But it was fun! I joined one on saturday, waffled a little about going to the next meeting on monday, bought the book sunday, and read it all monday. And then went. The book (The Garden of Last Days, Andre Dubois III) wasn’t that good, we all pretty much agreed on that. But the discussion was really good. There were some pauses, but the main guy moved it along pretty well with questions. I talked a lot. This was a little surprising because lately I’m the kind to avoid the phone, and I don’t talk much at work. But at work, there are so many gregarious blabbering people, and I don’t have that much to add. I forgot that in academic situations (yes, I know, book club isn’t academic per se, but it’s close enough with the assigned reading and discussion) I’m an opinionated loudmouth. It was fun to do that again, and I think I had some good points. There weren’t too many differences of opinion, so no debates really, but lots of comments and insights and ideas. I’m excited about going again. And with my current wide open schedule am sort of irritated that it’s not every week. I think they do every 2 weeks. I hope.

I also interviewed for a part assistant drafting, part babysitting job that I’m kind of excited about. I have no idea if I’ll get it. I hope so, but it’s only 8 hours a week, so it’s not a huge deal. I should hear back from that tonight or tomorrow. Other than that, I have a few days coming up, and I keep applying to stuff. I think tonight I might send out a mass email to designers telling them that I am the most awesomest assistant ever and if they don’t hire me they’ll have nightmares about it for years. Or something to that extent. The mass email is a little crass, but doing every one individually is a pain in the ass. There are a lot. But it might be good. Feh.

I’ve rediscovered toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.


Argh. Did not get a job that I wanted. Waited almost a month to hear that. Oh well. They did like me, and there will be opportunities in the future, they’ll keep me in mind since they did like me, blah blah. Thanks. Oh well.

Also on the grouchy front, still waiting for a check from mid november. Going to call on monday and yell.

On the non grouchy front, have a few days of work coming up next week (okay, in a week) and also will be in a music video for a friend next saturday. So, that’s exciting. Should be a lot of fun, and the song is a good one.

I haven’t been doing much, so there’s not much to report. I applied for more work today. This is getting tiring and boring and stressful. And yes, I know, I shouldn’t have quit the data entry job I had. It may have sucked, but it was work. I’m telling myself I’d rather be broke and happy. Except this job stress does not spell happy. Really, I just need to hold on and stretch everything until Fashion. That’s where my money is. And I’m hoping the main company I work for needs some drafting before then. That would be awfully helpful.

Everyone keeps saying that the economy is doing better, stocks are up, hopeful blah blah. Sure, it’s on it’s way back. But since I work for all the companies that throw the parties, I can tell you it’ll be a while before it’s back. December is supposed to be a good month for my kind of work, and every december that I’m here, it gets worse. So. The economy is still sucking. Whee! Oh well. I’m still swimming.

And stuff

Applying to more jobs! Waiting to here from a couple. Just applied to a third. Sheesh. I’m debating walking dogs, even. Except that I really don’t like dogs. But, you know, they pay. So I could learn to like them. We’ll see.

In the meantime, I’m doing nothing, trying not to spend money, hanging out with the cats, and sleeping. It’s a good life. At the moment, I have one cat draped over a shoulder and breathing in my ear, and another lying on my feet.

A weekish ago I saw both Sherlock Holmes and Avatar. Sherlock Holmes was great. I didn’t expect it to me. I thought it would be good, but all the previews made it look too much like an action movie. And it sort of was. But with everything else as well. It was pretty fantastic, and very well done, and the ending credits were beautiful, and they left it wide open for a sequel. So wide, it was a wonder that the opening date of that wasn’t announced. So that’s exciting. And Rachel MacAdams is pretty. I wouldn’t mind being her. Or her character. Anyway. Avatar was mostly good. I saw it in 3d, but that seemed kind of unnecessary. There were some good moments of it, but overall it didn’t seem to add that much. It was, of course, beautiful. And sad. I’m glad I saw it, but it wasn’t quite the mind-blowing experience everyone made it out to be.

And then I just read Her Frightful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger’s new book. loved Time Traveler’s Wife, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this. It was very different, which I liked. It was also not as good, but given how much I liked the other, this isn’t surprising. It was great in that it’s the only book that has ever creeped me out. I get scared by visual and aural things, scraping, and popping out of places. It’s hard to do that in books. Because you read the words, and it takes time, it’s very hard to sneak up on a reader. This didn’t really sneak up on me, but it did have some nice unexpected creepiness that was pretty effective.

I’ll do my books of 2009 soon. I had the list on my blackberry, but since I stopped using that, I lost track some, and then wrote a bunch down, and now have a pile that hasn’t been written down yet. So I need to organize all that. It was a pretty good year for reading though.

So. Here’s to me getting one of the jobs I’ve applied for. Here’s to getting it soon. Here’s to this year being better than the last.

Somehow, when you (or rather, I suppose, I) have nothing to do, nothing ever really gets done. Which explains the neglect of this, and the state of my room. I haven’t been doing nothing, really, just not much. There was some work. There were some holidays. There was a lot of tv. Bullet point recap!

-John’s birthday! Good. Slushy big wet snow, good presentation of the pictures, he liked it. Has nowhere to put it, but someday. It was good. Then we went out for thai food. Also good. And then on his actual birthday, I gave him bacon muffins.

-Christmas! Almost didn’t happen. John bought his mother a stove, his family is such that this almost led to a divorce, the stove was returned. Then we had dinner. It ended up being pretty fun, though. Present highlights- I got a bathrobe, and a pea coat, and the new Audry Niffeneger book. So, exciting. I gave John a jar of baconnaise, and a beating heart in jello. Well. It was supposed to be beating. I kind of killed it by putting it in jello. He loved it. It was hilarious. If we can ever clean it off, it’ll beat again. Good times.

-Cat sitting! I stayed at my cousin’s for 5 days, hanging out in her well heated apartment, watching cable and eating her frozen dinners. It was awesome. Oh, and I watched the cats. Hers and mine. It was pretty fun, until Snippet went into heat, and I had to keep her apart from the (fortunately neutered, but still feeling like a boy) cat. But other than that, good times.

-New years! Holy pants, I am so glad 2009 is over. It wasn’t that bad, I suppose, but it really wasn;t that good, overall. There were some way high points, like when John came out to california. And some aerials stuff. But mostly, I’m glad to have moved on to another year. Even though I haven’t really. Time just keeps going, there’s no real separation between years. But anyway! New years was fun. John’s friend Sarah was in town, and we went and hung out with her and other interesting people. I made a boatload of cucumber sandwiches which were greatly appreciated, which made me feel good. We listened to a bunch of music, hung out talking and all were glad when the midnight hit.

There was also a big snowstorm a couple days before christmas, so everything was white and beautiful, but then by christmas all slushy and gross. But then on new years eve it snowed a couple inches, and I thought a white new years was much better than a white christmas. Since then, it’s snowed again, and is supposed to a few more times this week. So that’s exciting, winter acting like winter. Including being bitterly cold today.

I haven’t been working enough. It sucks. There’s just nothing going on, and I’m broke and my sleep schedule is all thrown off. But, it’ll get better. I’ll find stuff. I have my cats. Life is pretty decent.

I’m going to try to write here more regularly *cough*at all*cough*, and also do the 100 pushups, 200 crunches things from their respective websites, starting on monday. Sort of like resolutions, but not quite. I don’t really want to make resolutions this year. It should be a good year.