Unconscious Mutterings: Week 570
Posted on December 29th, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

Unconscious Mutterings:

  1. Business cards :: Vistaprint
  2. IT :: Degree
  3. Liver :: and onions
  4. Rugged :: man
  5. Destruction :: Legos
  6. Cast :: iron
  7. Gratification :: instant
  8. Pizza :: Hut
  9. Cutest :: little cat
  10. Best :: man

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“You’re waiting for someone to push you away”
Posted on December 29th, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

“But you still hide away / The anger of angels who won’t return”

There are times I feel this song is about me.  At times, I don’t feel like I’m looking for someone to love.  Instead, I look for the next person to push me away. I wonder why.

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2013 In Review
Posted on December 27th, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
I bought a house.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t make them because I’m destined to fail with them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not as far as I know.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully, no one.

5. What countries did you visit?
Stayed in the US, as usual.

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
That someone special.

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
March 27, 2013: I closed on my house!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
The house!  Sense a theme here?

9. What was your biggest failure?
I can’t say that I’ve had a failure this year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Again, the house!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Signing on a house.  Yes, 2013 has been the Year of the House.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My family did some things this year that got me upset. I also did some things that got to me.

14. Where did most of your money go?
The house, paying bills, keeping the family afloat when my dad was furloughed.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The house.

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
“Threaten Me With Heaven” by Amy Grant

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? About the same.
older and wiser? Yes
thinner or fatter? About the same.
richer or poorer? Poorer in some ways, but I have a house!

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Traveling. I traveled quite a bit this year, but it wasn’t enough.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying about stuff I have no control over. As I tell my dad, I do worry about it because I am the type that likes to be able to react quickly to the chain reaction.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Christmas Eve was spent looking at some Christmas lights with my father. We came home to my siblings over at my house and spent time with them. Christmas day was low key ans Christmas night was spent watching Doctor Who.

21. Question #21 must have fallen into a crevasse on Mt. Everest. I think it’s still stuck there.

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
No. And sometimes it pains me and scares me.

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
The Amazing Race, Survivor, How I Met Your Mother, Revolution.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
I need a Kindle so I can start reading books again.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
“Love Takes Me Over” by Steven Curtis Chapman.

28. What did you want and get?
A house!

29. What did you want and not get?
The handsome arm accessory.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I saw plenty of good ones this year. Hard to choose just one.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned an age no one wants to admit to because “it’s old.” 😆 I slept some of the day.  I cried.  I put up a Christmas tree in my bedroom.  I had a low key night with my family.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not feeling like a loser.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
What fashion sense? 😆

34. What kept you sane?
Photography, music, and work.  Oh, and having my own house where I wasn’t too far from my family.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None, really.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The budget and sequester.  I am not going into details here, but Congress, in general, is full of pantsless hypocrites.

37. Who did you miss?
My mother, as always.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013:
Work hard and your dreams may come true.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“Love, take these thoughts that I’m thinking / Love, take me over” – “Love Take Me Over,” Steven Curtis Chapman

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New Plugin Test
Posted on December 24th, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

I just added a plugin on the site and is now trying it out.

I forgot how much fun blogging could be.

And we’re testing again….

Last one. If nothing posts to my Twitter account from this, I will have to try, later.

Ok, so this is the last one!

A new day means another chance.

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Merry Christmas!
Posted on December 24th, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

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Nikon Coolpix Battery Door Fix
Posted on December 22nd, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

This video post is so I don’t forget it. I need to fix this camera door.

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Nyan Cake
Posted on December 21st, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

I just thought this was interesting.

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“I want to reach out and pull you to me / Who says I should let a wild one go free”
Posted on December 19th, 2013 @ 12:05 am

“That’s where you belong / In my arms baby, yeah”

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“Met my old lover in the grocery store…”
Posted on December 17th, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

I haven’t blogged in several days. I have just been busy living life. I had a birthday to celebrate. I had a birthday and unrealized dreams to cry over. I went and celebrated the Christmas season.

I’m posting this song since it plays into this post. I had a dream last night I ran into a boy from my past. I’ve mentioned him in the past. It was not the high school crush, believe it or not. And it’s was like “Same Old Lang Syne” – “How are you? Oh, that’s sad. I’m so sorry. You still look the same to me. Oh, that’s great! I knew you had it in you. I always believed in you.”

I woke up, kind in a daze. I knew it was a dream, but at the same time, I didn’t want it to end. But all things must come to an end. I think thinking about it more now has me a little sad.

I just had to get that off my chest.

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“Edelweiss, Edelweiss / Every morning you greet me”
Posted on December 5th, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

Today is the 8th anniversary of my mother’s death.  During the day, I was fine.  I had a dental appointment today.  Sadly, I have a cavity.  It’s a tiny one.  My mother was always about having me see the dentist when I could and keeping my teeth in shape.

Actually, my annual breakdown in relation to her death came during watching the live production of The Sound of Music.  I remember watching that with her every year as a child, until I fell asleep on the floor as it aired.  She used to play from the songbook on her piano all the time.  She loved the names of the girls in the film.  She just loved the movie.

I couldn’t help but think of her as I watched it.  What would she say?  What would I say that would cause her to break out in laughter because she thought the same exact thing.

Even as I cried, I did laugh.  Thank God for Twitter and the #TheSoundOfMusicLive hash tag.  It as nice to see people think the same as me!

So, as to how I felt when watching the live production?  Here we go:

  • Carrie Underwood was not strong in that role at certain parts. She worked as the naïve, postulant , but as the play progressed, she just wasn’t as strong as the other people.
  • A live Broadway production on TV was nice. Next time, let’s get people with stage experience.
  • Christian Borle reminded me too much of Tim Curry’s Rooster from the 1982 Annie.
  • The girls playing Marta and Gretl were cute.

Tomorrow will hopefully be a better day.  I can’t promise if Saturday will be.  That’s my birthday and a milestone birthday.  There are certain things at this age I have yet accomplish, but thought I would have by now.

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