Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I'm so Punk Rock, I...

(this list is not in order of importance)

1. learned to knit when I was 19 years old. I asked my mom to teach me. I felt that I needed to learn patience. I'm not sure how well I've done on the patience meter, but let me tell you, knitting provides plenty of fuel for my OCD.

2. am the mother of a brilliant boy. Sure, you other parents out there think your kids are brilliant too, but mine is in the 3% of the world population considered genius. I lose hours of sleep thinking of ways to educate him, and pray that he doesn't do the freak as an adult and become the next Ted Kaczynski.

3. love Green Day. Especially the song "Jesus of Suburbia", which I listen to no less than 12 times a day.

4. am not legally married to the father of my son, though I refer to him as my husband. We have been together for almost 9 years.

5. was married once before to a German-American conservative, gun freak. Boy, what was I thinking?

6. admit Camie Vog is my third nickname.

7. wear glasses

8. haven't had my naturally tangled hair cut in over a year.
9. don't wear make-up. It takes too much of my valuable time to put it on.

10. watch the Gilmore Girls, and secretly wish I could be as striking (both in looks, and personality) as Loreli.

11. Love to read ( I know, more of a Rory trait). I read everything. Books, newspapers, magazines (gotta magazine? I'll read it!) Some of my favorites: Bust, ODE, Real Simple, ah....People...ah...okay, and I have a gift subscription to Martha Stewart Living... The news ticker on all the major news networks are a big hit with me. I can have my current events force fed into my brain, while I listen to "Jesus of Suburbia" for the seventh time.

12. used to work at a news stand. Early mornig shift. Yes, a news stand. I got lots of readin' done at that job. My attention span loved to browsing through just about every issue the store sold.

13. have a Culinary Arts degree (worked as a professional baker for 10 years), am 3 classes shy of a degree in Automotive Technology (worked as a mechanic for 2 years, service writer for 2 years), and have a certificate in Lymphatic Bodywork (my current profession).

14. 13 is my lucky number.

15. hit 5 out of 6 numbers for the state Lotto when I was 18. It was the first time I played. And yes, I spent the money VERY unwisely.

16. bit my nails until I became a bodyworker. Bodyworkers should NEVER put their fingers in their mouths, OCD or not.

17. intensely dislike Henry Rollins. Future blog post to support this fact...soon come.

18. could stay confined in my home for long periods of time and emerge metally refreshed. However, my current life doesn't allow for such luxuries. The guy who lives next door to me, he comes out of his house about once every two weeks (mostly at night). Outwardly, I often make fun of him. Inwardly, well, I wish my spouse would bring my food, reading material (though I doubt said neighbor reads), and my mail to me like my neighbors wife does for him. Too bad my husband doesn't play the co-dependant card.

19. am covered in tattoos. Okay, that's a lie. I do have them on both my arms, from shoulders to elbows. Yes, each one has a meaning. No, that info will not be shared. I do plan to tattoo past my elbows to my wrists when I turn 40. Age is leverage, baby.

20. am an extreamly private person who rarely shares inner thoughts with others. Yes, that makes blogging a challenge for me..

the end

Monday, January 16, 2006

Lyrics to live by, eh, at least for today...

So if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive?
It's driven me before
And it seems to be the way that everyone else gets around
But lately I'm beginning to find that
When I drive myself my light is found

(above: from Drive by Incubus)

Fluffy Stuffin's got me thinking

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone