Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm thinking I'm bored

So, I've noticed that in the last month I have updated my blog more than I had for the entire year of 2007. Is it because I have more to say lately than I did last year? Is it because I *want* to say more than I did last year? Am I just a lot more bored this past month than I had been last year? I'm going to go with the bored one. Cause, really, I'm pretty bored. All the time. I must even be bored when I'm sleeping because I usually remember my dreams, and I haven't been lately. Why? I'm guessing because they are boring. So, I'm going to have to make an effort to unbore myself. I really have no idea how to go about doing that, since if I knew how to be unbored, I really wouldn't be having this issue.

So, if you have any ideas on how to be unbored, I'd love to hear them! I can't say that I will try everything, but if it's interesting enough, I'll give it a go.

And, Squark, I have a pretty good idea as to what you are going to suggest, so I'm just gonna beat you to it and say "no" right off the bat.

Music pick for the Day: "Escape (The Pina Coloda Song)" by Rupert Holmes
Beverage pick fo the Day: water
Socks for the Day: pink with MONKEYS on them

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Touch My Body

So, Mariah Carey has a new song. And a new video. And she seems to be branching out to appeal more to the geek crowd. Laser tag? Guitar Hero? She's even wearing an anime school girl outfit. My favorite part? That Jack McBrayer is the geek boy. <3 Kenneth!

And, speaking of Jack McBrayer: he had a bit role on Arrested Development as a waiter. And what do I love about Arrested Development? Michael Cera, aka George Michael. I hearted him even more when I saw him get fired from "Knocked Up", which is a parody of Lily Tomlin and David O. Russell on "I Heart Huckabees". He also has an internet show that he started with his friend Clark Duke, and the show is called... wait for it.... Clark and Michael. Watch it. Love it. Love Michael. And, everytime I say the name Michael, in my head, I sound like GOB....
is that weird? I can't tell anymore.

And, speaking of Arrested Development... Jason Bateman has spoken out a few times about how there is much interest in making an Arrested Development movie. Last time I'd heard anything about it, they were talking about starting after the writers strike...which is done, so I'm waiting quite impatiently for an update! But, I keep watching Keith Olbermann give his shout out to the movie. I kind of <3 Keith, too. And I <3 that he seems to be such a big fan of the show.
So, please, powers that be, make the movie a reality!

I mean, COME ON!

Music pick for the Day:
"Mr. Roboto", by Stix (cuz, Tony Hale was in that
VW commercial...and he was Buster on Arrested Development... )
Beverage pick for the Day: coffee... SHOCK AND AWE
Socks for the Day: black, green and white argyle

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The monkeys, they don't a-do it... they make-a love

So, today was, again, "meh". But, it's betterish now. And, since I'm in a good mood, I shall now post clips from one of my favorite shows from long ago, "The State".

"Watch the Monkeys Do It"
"The Barry Lutz Show: Monkey Torture"
"Barry and Levon.... awwwwww yeeaaaah"
"The Jew, The Italian, and the Red Head Gay"

*sigh* So many skits that I can't find! Bacon, The Bearded Men of Space Station 11, Sea Monkeys, Blueberry Johnson, Antonio, Tammy Wilkins: Notebook Artist, The Animal Song, Dan the Very Popular Openly Gay High School Student, Bikini Thong, Porcupine Racetrack, any of the Doug skits...

Seriously, this show has to be put out on DVD. I will buy a copy for everyone I know and they will watch it until they love it.

Suzie, if you're reading this, I just want you to know: I love the tacos. Ok? They... they may be the best tacos I've ever had. It's just that.. well, I think if I had to choose between the tacos and the mail... I'd have to choose the mail.


Music pick for the Day: "The Mariner's Revenge Song", by the Decemberists
Beverage pick for the Day: coffee... I've become predictable, haven't I?
Socks for the day: black, with multi-color argyle ankles

Monday, February 25, 2008

"Obi Kenobi"

Oh. And after I was in a good mood again tonight, I was reading FO and they linked to this ADORABLE little girl, giving her recap of Star Wars.
It's seeing things this adorable that makes me want more babies!!! Must find Mr. Wonderful ™ and make lots of babies so we can have our own little army of cuteness!! Jackson can be the Commander or something and teach the babies the ways of the Cute. Yes, that will work quite nicely.
*sigh* Calm down, Karen. No more babies yet. Once you find Mr. Wonderful™, then you can have the babies. Although... Colten is still pretty young. And he's very fond of Jackson... perhaps I will have to be a bigger influence on his life... and maybe babysit him a lot when he's 3ish... and maybe make him watch LotR a lot... and maybe video tape him as he talks about dorfs and hobbitses... Ok. The image of 3 year old Colten telling Jackson the story of LotR just broke my cuteness meter. *sigh* and I just got that thing fixed!



So, lately I've been "meh". I've had some good moods, some crazy moods, some meh moods, some sad moods and some everyonediafkthnxbai moods (the latter, very rare, but not unheard of... and, let's face it. I prefer my everyonediafkthnxbai mood over uncontrollable-crying-and-not-talking mood any day). I was in the good mood this morning (yay getting my Threadless tees today!!!), then the meh mood as the work day went on, and then I was in the sad mood after I got home. You may be asking yourself "Karen, why were you sad?". Well, remember how the other day I was talking about "Practical Magic"? Well, whaddaya know, it was on tonight. Me, attempting to remain in my 'love is good' optimism, decided I should watch it.

...not the best idea I've ever had.

Instead of feeling all "Awww! See? Even she gets her Mr. Wonderful™ in the end, and so will I!", I was feeling a bit "WHERE THE SHIT IS MY AIDAN QUINN, DAMMIT???" And, this is a movie that I cry at on a good day (I am a HUGE wuss when it comes to anything with...well...anything. I cry at greeting cards. I cry at dog food commercials. I cry at freaking EVERYTHING), so I was already getting weepy just at the thought of watching it. But, as the movie went on, my pile of Kleenex grew larger. By the end of the movie, I knew I was gonna need some cheering up, so to my computer I went! Thankfully, Amie sent me a link to this video, which was in response to this video (watch this one first!!), and about 30 seconds into it, I was all smiles and giggles again, so wooooooot Amie!

So basically, fucking Ben Affleck was the highlight of my day.

slash. rawr.

Music Pick for the Day: "Almost Lover" by A Fine Frenzy
Beverage pick for the Day: Coffee
Socks for the Day: white and pink (they actually say "PINK" on the bottom in pink)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Screaming Boys

So, another thought for the day: if I had been alive in the 60's and would have had the opportunity to have relations with Eric Burdon... I so would have had his babies or died trying.

/rawr, Eric.

Putzy Duckie, You're the One

So, Amie and Crystal were over last night for an Indiana Jones marathon and somehow we got to talking about old movies we love. One of my picks was for "Pretty in Pink", because Duckie is basically one of the best characters in any movie ever. I am pretty much only posting today to say that I love Duckie, and to post this.

*sigh* Duckie.

Music Pick for the Day: "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding (...duh)
Beverage Pick for the Day: Water
Socks for the Day: ...I actually haven't picked out my socks yet today. I am sockless. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE WORLD!?!?!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wheeeeeere is Love?

So, the musical "Oliver!" has been a big part of my life in the last two days. Yesterday, I listened to the fun songs quite a bit ("Oom-Pah-Pah", "It's a Fine Life", "I'd Do Anything", "Be Back Soon"), but today I was more somber and reflective, so I gravitated toward "As Long As He Needs Me" and "Where is Love" and it got me thinking about love. You get some people who are in love and are pretty "meh" about it. Not too happy, not too sad, just really content and comfortable, which is fine. Then there are people who claim to be in love, yet bitchbitchbitch about their significant other relentlessly and never seem to actually show that they are in love. And then there are people who are actually happy in love. You can just FEEL that they love their partner when they talk about them. You can see in their eyes that being with them completes them. Now, this last type of love usually exists for most couples in the beginning of the relationship, and then after they are together long enough, it fades into the "content and comfortable" stage. And honestly most people stay in some form of the "content and comfy" love forever. Now, this isn't a bad thing. Heck, I think even my parents are in the content type of love and they've been married for almost 40 years. It's the most normal type of love out there.

But, I want more than that. I want the love that makes me want to wake up early, just so I can look at him sleep. I want the kind of love that makes me smile just to think about him. I want the kind love that makes me want to actually shout from a rooftop (or balcony or somewhere equally highish, yet accessible). I want the kind of love that makes my heart flutter when I'm with him. I want the kind of love that just gets stronger and stronger the longer we're together. I want the kind of love that, 30 years down the road, will still make my heart flutter.
I'm sure that it's not rational to want a love like that, and maybe I'm silly to think it even exists beyond movies. But, honestly, if that type of happiness doesn't exist, then why bother trying to find love at all? I think setting myself up to end up in another "content and comfortable" relationship would be settling for something less than what I need and less than what I deserve. I want a love that will make me genuinely happy.

This makes me think of the movie "Practical Magic", where Sandra Bullock's character picks her prefect man and gives him qualities that she doesn't think exist. But, fast forward a decade or two and who rolls into town? Why, it's Aidan Quinn! And he's Mr. Perfect, with all of his impossible qualities! I shall now make my own Mr. Wonderful™, who most likely doesn't exist, but I can dream, can't I?

Mr. Wonderful™ will be tall, handsome, witty and charming. He'll sing to me a silly song at random times, even if it's in the middle of a crowded restaurant, just because he knows it will make me smile. He'll slow dance with me in the kitchen while we make tacos and hum our song as we sway. He'll play Legos and Hide & Seek with Jackson and will love kids. He'll love to snuggle and watch stupid movies, but will back off when I need some me time. He'll tell me he loves me and mean it every freaking time he says it. He'll be less paranoid and more laid back than me and be able to talk me down when I get hung up on something, which will happen quite a bit... (I stress out a lot!), but that won't phase him. He'll be the kind of guy who likes to be able to be there to rescue me from my own mind and then tell me I'm crazy and then bombard me with kisses until I'm smiling again. He'll be the kind of guy that will never have to tell me he loves me, because I will know just by looking at him that he does (but, of course, he'll tell me all the time. And mean it.). He'll still piss me off sometimes, but we'll never be so mad that we belittle each other, and we'll never go to bed angry (and the make up sex will be FANTASTIC!). *ahem* Where was I?... He'll get along with my whole family, and will enjoy their company, and vice versa. Oh, and he'll leave me little notes with little haiku poems when we aren't able to see each other at home...*sigh* Sounds pretty wonderful to me!

Ok. I think that's enough daydreaming for one night. But, it did serve its purpose. It's made me optimistic about love again, which is always a good thing. Now to just find this elusive man one day and all will be right in the world of the Karen.

Music pick for the Day: "I Caught Fire" by The Used
Beverage pick for the Day: Cherry Coke (booo soda. Need to cut back again!)
Socks for they Day: white, pink and black Felix the Cat

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Oh, happy day! So, I've been on a kind of mood rollercoaster this last week. And, I basically blame Valentines Day for it. Stupid holiday with its stupid couples and its stupid candy hearts that I can't stop eating. But, mainly the "stupid couples" part. Pre-Valentines Day mindset: I'm single and that's ok, because I'm going to get my life together and find someone perfect for me that will be a great father-figure for Jackson, and then have perfect babies and find a perfect house and just be perfect forever. Post-Valentines Day mindset: I'm single and that's not ok, because I am the last single person on earth and I will be alone forever, with millions of cats and end up mummified in my son's attic one day (sorry, Jackson...but it could happen!). So, needless to say, my overly-dramatic post-Valentines attitude (mixed with some crazy hormones for this time of the month) has made Karen all WOOOOOOOOHAPPYCRAZY followed by BOOOOOOOOOOOCRAZYCRAZY in the span of like 30 seconds. Not cool, I say! Yesterday was my low point for BOOOOOOOOCRAZYCRAZY attitude, and I vented a bit to some work friends (vented= had a bit o' TMI regarding the crazy that is Karen). But, after work last night, I locked myself out of my apartment when I went to vote (woop woop Obama!!), and somehow that helped cure me! Well, I can't say that was the only thing that helped. Jackson did kill all of the "crabbiness" that he could find with his nerf gun, so there was no crabbiness left to make me sad and crabby, so <3 Jackson for that!

Hmmm... lost my train of thought. V-day sucks, candy hearts are gross but delicious... crazycrazy... woop Obama... nerf... Oh!

So. I went to bed semi-early, since eventhough Jackson did help (as well as my idiocy), I was not completely de-crabbified. I woke up this morning, and was in a pretty darn good mood! I did my hair all straight and rockstarish and wore my new skulls and hearts hoodie. I get to work and Curt reminds me that we're going to lunch today, so boooo for the boys making me take my lunch early (but yaaaay for them waiting until 11:15, so it wasn't tooooo early). But, I had fun, as usual, and then the rest of the afternoon, I was CRAZY. But, HAPPYCRAZY, so it's coo'. I was all hugging Althea, then hugged Curt, then got hugs from Myke. Ah, I love hugs. People need to hug more!!! *hugs herself* So, yeah. I was a hugging freak. And then I started getting sleepy, but not just regular sleepy, but giddy sleepy. So, everything was funny and I felt retarded, cuz I think I was the only one who found things funny, so that in itself was funny to me, so it made me laugh more! So since I was so crazy, I thought to myself "Why, I am awfully crazy today. I wonder if there is perhaps a full moon tonight?" So, I google "full moons" and pull up the farmers almanac and you know what? There is a freaking full moon tonight. So, now I can blame anything crazy I did today on the full moon and be void of any responsibility for my actions.

So, after work, I go and pick Jackson up and we head to the grocery store for some eggs (yay, cupcakes!) and then Taco Bell. As we're driving, we see the gigantic moon and Jackson is all "whoooaaaa, a full moon! That means..." and I go "that we're going to turn into werewolves??". He laughs and says "noooo, mom. It means that...." and I go "Other people are going to turn into werewolves and then turn US into werewolves???" and he laughs again and goes "noooo, mom. When there's a full moon, it means we can see Venus better" (which, I have no idea if this is true or not, but it's what he says, so I go with it). So then I go "And then Venus turns into a werewolf??" and he laughs and that's basically how our conversation went for the next 10 minutes.

And... for some reason keeps calling me "chicken nugget" today, which is kinda O.o, but what are you gonna do?

Hmmm.. what else. Oh! So, I ordered 5 new t-shirts from Threadless. Now, I really don't NEED anymore t-shirts, but I really, super WANT more t-shirts, so yay for want winning over need! I have such a soft spot for t-shirts with cute saying or cute pictures, and Threadless is like MECCA for that. I got me a new Sumo shirt, a shirt with a diagram of the earth, a weird sci-fi comic book looking shirt, a shirt full of cliche super villians and one that shows us how hamburgers are made. Niiiiiiice. woop woop new shirts!

I think that's about it. So... ok then. I'm gonna leave now. So, see ya. Buh-bye! Hasta luego! Ciao!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand scene.
/exits stage left

Music pick for the Day: "I'd Do Anything" from Oliver! ("what, fisticuffs??") ^_^
Beverage for the Day: Agua
Socks for the Day: red and white Felix the Cat

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bye Bye Long Hair

And hellloooooo short hair!
So, it's been ~3 years since I last chopped my hair off. I've always been a grow-my-hair-out-get-sick-of-it-and-chop-it-off kind of gal, but tonight I am venturing into new territory: I'm not only chopping my hair off, but I'm layering it, so it's gonna be kinda super short in parts, which has caused me to have a few freak-out moments these past few days. Part of me is sooooo excited to get it done, since it's new and exciting and different, and then another part of me is soooo nervous because I've never had this style before and it could look like ass, and then yet another part of me wants to rock in the corner and vomit a bit because she is scared of losing her long, blonde hair.

But! I'm not going to chicken out. I'm going to walk into the salon at 5:30 and I ain't leaving until my hair is cut and dyed.

And then, after I get my new 'do, I'm off to Joann Fabrics to get some super sweet fabric to test out my brand spankin' new sewing machine! It arrived last night, and I set it up on my kitchen table and licked it. So it's mine now. I have to get a craft table eventually, but for now the kitchen table is as good as any! I'm pretty stoked about (yup, I said "stoked") making pillows and various clothes and such! My first project, however, will be to make some sweeeeeeet drum stick cozies!! \m/ (>.<) \m/ Oh, yeah! So, I bought Rock Band last week, and let's just say that it is beyond addictive. I am a drum goddess and can rock that guitar like it's no one's business. Also, I can belt out some tunes and feel like a rockstar (man, am I metal or what??) Ok, so I'm not metal, but I can totally pretend to be in the comfort of my living room, dammit! And, to tie this into the original topic, I'm hoping my hair will add to my new rockstar persona and will somehow boost my guitaring skills so I can get my freaking 5 stars on the medium level of Paranoid! *crosses her fingers and prays to the rock gods*

Music pick for the Day:
"Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Beverage pick for the Day: Starbucks Breakfast Blend coffee
Socks for the Day: knee high pink, black and white argyle with SKULLS (totally metal!!!)

*edit* PICS!!!