Monday, December 19, 2005

Shakespeare Was a Visionary

To paraphrase the Bard - All the world's a blog and all the men and women merely blog fodder.

My friend, Ninny Beth, just left a comment on a previous post about a T-shirt that says, "I'm blogging this." And it's true. I've heard that photographers start to see the world as it would look through the lens of their camera. For being such a reluctant blogger, I am starting to see the world through the lens of my blog, finding interest in all the mundane bits of my days, attempting to be more descriptive in my phrasing, and assuming you want to hear about it. About just finishing The Kite Runner, about the almost full orange moon over the city on Saturday night, about my flight home for Christmas, about the new music I just downloaded, about weird reunions with old boyfriends, about my future plans after nursing school.

And so the warning goes out to all around me, you might show up on these pages. I cannot, in good conscience, give the disclaimer found so often on the front pages of books, that any resemblance to person living or dead is purely coincidental.

If I’m figuratively wearing the “I’m blogging this" shirt and commenting on the world, I hope the world isn’t wearing this shirt.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Luxuries of Snow

There are so many reasons to love Portland, the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Powell's books, views of Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, and Mt Rainier from the top of the Fremont bridge, Forest Park, Multnomah Falls, Farmers' Markets, the Oregon coast, First Thursday, Pioneer Square concerts, and the list goes on. One other reason is the weather; sounds weird to say that about a place with a reputation for daily rain 8 months out of the year. Rain doesn't bother me, I am however, less fond of snow with the icy roads and walkways. And if slick roads weren't reason enough to be grumpy, here are a few more, all plans for the rest of the day are cancelled including homemade pizza with friends and a Christmas party, Tamara couldn't get to church which means she has been in town for 2 days and I still haven't seen her and probably won't for at least 2 more days, my very part-time, 2-day-long job being cancelled for tomorrow which cuts my Christmas budget in half, and being stuck at home with no hot chocolate. But if it must snow, as it did today, here are the luxuries of snow, the good things that only happen when it turns this cold and icy.

Slipping and sliding in high heels but not falling

Feeling more in the Christmas spirit than before

Broken boughs of fir trees on the snow-covered sidewalks and roads, as if Mother Nature decorated for the season

Enjoying my heated car seats even more than usual

A good excuse to put on PJs and be cozy and lazy for a long afternoon

Lots of time to chat on the phone with far away friends

Remembering a forgotten bar of dark chocolate I could use to make chocolate chip cookies

Scarves, coats, and new corduroy skirts

The fastest tithing settlement ever, so everyone could get in, out, and home safely

Homemade soup

Being the first person to drive through the pristine fresh snow on my cul-de-sac

My landlord leaving a small bucket of sand outside each apartment door

Work being cancelled tomorrow and getting to sleep in; which leads to the last item...

Realizing many things that originally seem like annoyances can turn into joys

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Blogoblast - n, 1. a baby blog

So if I'm actually doing this, starting a blog, I guess it's best to tell all the ugly secrets right up front (I'm sure that "open-book" technique doesn't have any bearing on my lack of dating). Anyway, here it is, I'm a nerd. I won the math award in high school. I was a chemistry major my first year of college. After graduating with a slightly less scientific sociology degree, I am now back in school getting a nursing degree. What this all boils down to is that Mandi, my college roommate, was right, "Once a chemistry nerd, always a chemistry nerd." I love chemistry, pharmacology, and math. In fact, when I go to the gas station, I figure out the miles per gallon in my head decimals and all. Balancing equations gets me all sorts of hot and bothered. Trivial Pursuit is my favorite game but no one will play with me so I'm subjugated to watching Jeopardy alone, gloating and boasting only to myself.

In case you didn't believe me about the nerd thing after all that supporting evidence, let me convince you by explaining the title of this post, see a blast is a type of cell that will then turn into something, like an osteoblast becomes a bone cell as it matures. Not exactly sure what this blog will become but I'm excited to see how it and I both mature through this process. Thanks for stopping by and lending your support.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Yep it's my first post. In fact not too sure I want a blog, I'm kinda of an anti-blogger who is being sucked into it because everyone else is doing it. Peer pressure and the fact I had to set up an account if I wanted to stop being anonymous while commenting to my friends. Although, the air of mystery was nice so, maybe I won't post a picture for a while.

Wish me luck!

Oh and don't worry about me giving in to peer pressure too much, for example, I never did follow the NKOTB fad, well I guess just enough to know it and use it as the title of this post.