Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Oh, and the drenched pat has to do with the pouring rain that soaked through my clothes on the way home. Yay!
Monday, January 28, 2013
I am not going to pretend I wasn't woefully late to the party when it comes to discovering the sweet bliss that is Icona Pop's "I Love It." Embarrassingly I only became aware of it while listening to the Pitchfork top 100 songs of the year. Since this is usually a pretty painful effort you can imagine my surprise when "I Love It" broke through the largely monotone din to smack me with silly smiles all across my face. Now, it wasn't exactly a mainstream hit in 2012, but given my musical weaknesses and the crowd of folks I know I can't believe no one introduced me to the tune and I didn't stumble across it on my own.
I guess I should just thank myself that last night's episode of Girls wasn't the first time I heard it because then that would have been really embarrassing.* Anyway, on the off chance you're even more out of the loop than I am, let's fix that right away.
*If last night's episode of Girls was your first time hearing "I Love It," you needn't be embarrassed. The comment above is directed squarely at myself and no one else.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
It completely made my day and has me still smiling.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
|Photo of us at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration by Mich.|
Thursday, January 17, 2013
To celebrate, I will share with you the first fifteen pieces of content--what we now call "tweets"-- I deemed noteworthy enough to share with the world when I first started composing updates in 140 characters or less.
just signed up to twitter, we'll see how this goes— tankboy (@tankboy) January 17, 2008
eatin' a pork chop!— tankboy (@tankboy) January 22, 2008
Just finished enjoying a Fanta. It was so delicious I think I just might have another. Fascinating, no?— tankboy (@tankboy) January 22, 2008
Wore a hat to work today, and whenever I take it off I am totally rocking NASCAR hair.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 22, 2008
Oh no. Now I can update from my phone. This can't be good.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 22, 2008
Saddened that Heath Ledger won't be alive when everyone is praising him for finally getting the Joker right. So depressing.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 22, 2008
Going to the gym and dreading the January crowd. Maybe it'll be too cold for many people to show up? I can hope.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 22, 2008
There was zero parking so I skipped the gym ... shame on me! I picked the wrong day to eat a bunch of junk food.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 23, 2008
At the Burlington getting fed shots by Lizz.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 23, 2008
How can someone have 16 hours of podcasts to catch up on?! I hadn't realized how many I was able to knock off going to and from Michigan.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 23, 2008
Scott has just reminded me just how fucking awesome Andrew WK is. Too much awesome in fact. Loved his Double Door show.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 23, 2008
Home, finally. And did Di a favor and shoveled and salted her walk.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 24, 2008
After 3 nights in a row at The Burlington I am taking tonight off. And going to Double Door.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 24, 2008
Oh yeah, and I'm in Time Out Chicago today.— tankboy (@tankboy) January 24, 2008
I still think Jenny McCarthy is hot, is that a sign that I'm old?— tankboy (@tankboy) January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The only thing that would top this surprise announcement would be another where he announces a tour with Blur as the opening act.
Maybe with a date landing on my birthday?
Welcome back David, I'm glad you weren't gone forever after all!
Monday, January 07, 2013
I woke up this morning at 5:30 a.m. and started to go downstairs until I realized I didn't have to. There was no one down there that had to go outside to go to the bathroom. When I got up from my computer at lunch to grab a glass of water I carried my plate with my food on it with me, and then realized I could leave it on the table because no one was going to jump up and gobble it up!
And while I threw out a lot of Betty's old bedding, the stuff that was just really unsalvageable after years of use, we still have her big pillow and favorite blanket in the corner of the family room. I don't know when we'll be able to finally move that. A little piece of me hopes the cats adopt it as their own so I don't have to. Because once that's gone, there's no clear sign of Betty outside photos on the wall and our bookshelves. And the scratches on our coffee table. Hee.
And then there's the weirdness of social media. the support of friends, family and even barely known acquaintances has been awesome. But I'm afraid of coming across as whiny if I keep posting about Betty on Facebook. Or Twitter. Or Instagram. And at the same time, even though I know I have to maintain my activity in those spaces I worry that jokes I tell or links I share will give people the impression I'm over my grieving and everything is hunky-dory Or even worse that I didn't care that much in the first place and just move on quickly. Grieving is weird in this day and age. Emotions take a long time to process but the conversation everywhere else just keeps zooming along.
Man, fourteen years is a long time to spend with anyone. I know you can't just jump out of that right away. And I don't want to. But I do want it to stop hurting so much.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
I'd really like to start being able to enjoy 2013
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I am not one for resolutions, but this year I am one for looking at the demarcation line between December 2012 and January 2013 as a place to gain greater strength and acceptance. In many ways I already lead a healthy and productive lifestyle, but there are some areas that are in great need of improvement and I am dedicated to making those changes. I guess maybe I'm finally at a point where I realize half my life is probably behind me so looking to my future is an ever shrinking window and I want to see the most in it before it shuts entirely.