Wednesday, January 31, 2007

can we all just agree that arm warmers are totally exciting?

i shall wear them tomorrow. yes.

can we all just agree that the return of self-indulgent bruise blogging is long overdue?

with special thanks to bruise photographer and nerve damage speculation expert brother bear. who should come back and visit as soon as possible. (seriously dude, it was fantastic.) also, in case you were curious, they're getting darker and darker by the day. and the swelling's going down too.

update: it should be noted that this is TEN WHOLE DAYS after the crash!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

can we all just agree that footnotes are totally fabulous?

oh my gosh, i had forgotten how much i love love love a footnote!1 i haven't really used them much2 since i finished my thesis awhile ago, but i'm writing an article right now and using them and i am happy as a clam!3 seriously!

1 a lot, in case you hadn't picked that up yet.
2 okay, i have used them a little bit. but not a lot.
3 even though i can't figure out how to make the numbers above superscript. well, okay, i probably could, but i really need to just write this article instead, unfortunately.

can we all just agree that beyonce's "irreplaceable" is a great song, ¿pero que es mejor en español?

porque es cierto. los estoy escuchando mucho, y a uds. los recomendiera.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

can we all just agree that paying bills can be kind of nice sometimes?

because, and only because, if you play your cards right, you can put two stickers on every envelope! hooray for self-adhesive stamps and free sticky address labels! yes.

can we all just agree that this is a good idea?

"i'm just done with crazy people." -jq


Sunday, January 21, 2007

can we all just agree that bicycle crashes aren't very cool?

i totally wiped out tonight turning left through a major intersection. i was wearing a helmet, gloves, and my brand new kneewarmers, and i was really glad about all of those. i skinned my hand, bloodied my knees, banged my chin (i'm going to have the kind of facial bruising that makes strangers wonder if i am a victim of relationship violence), and hit my head real good. my bike is fine, but it and i both flew a bit. but i was with a good friend, and then another good friend came to get us in his station wagon and then fed us dinner. but it was still kind of lame.

when i took off my kneewarmers (which somehow miraculously didn't tear even though my knees did), there was a bunch of skin stuck to one of them! gross!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

can we all just agree that knee warmers are spectacular?

seriously! my knees are so warm! and the rest of my legs too! winter bicycling just got warmer! hooray!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

can we all just agree that the brother is hilarious?

for a lot of reasons, but most recently because he said this,

"oh, it's robber-barontastic!"

that is all.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

can we all just agree that labels are kind of exciting?

especially if you nerdily enjoy categorizing things, but can we further agree that it's a real bummer that you can't use exclamation points? because i really want to make a label that says "food!"

so, if you would, please try to imagine that the posts labeled "food" actually read "food!" thank you.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007