Thursday, November 30, 2006
A Sense of Accomplishment, and a Mini-List
It's November 30th; do you know what that signifies? Of course you do; why, it's the day that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was presented with a controversial portrait by English artist Graham Sutherland which was destroyed on the instruction of Lady Churchill, of course! (I love you, History Channel! You're the smartest, prettiest channel of all!) In addition, however, November 30th is the last day of this, which I'm proud to say I completed. This is an unusual accomplishment for me; while I'm a huge fan of making lists, and crossing things off of said lists...(and in fact, if I leave something off of a list, I've been known to add it on, post-fact, for the sheer satisfaction of crossing it off)...I generally have a tendency to throw myself into projects, all gung-ho, and then lose interest. Just ask my poor defenseless bedroom chair, which has half of my folded laundry from last week still sitting on it. Or the skein of soft grey yarn that was going to be my son's "going home from the hospital" blanket (said son is now 6 months old). The point is, I'm sort of surprised that I followed through on the posting-every-day thing, but having now completed it, I can say that it was a lot of fun, and I'm going to try to keep it up :) . Thanks for all the great comments, and to my lurkers, I hope you've liked it, as well; did I tell you that I think you're all really super pretty? Yes, even prettier than the History Channel? I'm just saying. And now, three random things that made me happy beyond reason today: 1. Hearing the deployment of the term "scuttlebutt" in a serious conversation; (hee hee; scuttlebutt!) 2. Overhearing a middle-aged woman tell her companion, seemingly without irony, that since her husband retired, he's been "married to the sea." Not, like, "sailing a hell of a lot" or "loves his goddamn boat;" no, this guy? He's "married to the sea." 3. Discovering that my seemingly suicidal iPod was fixable (thanks, Internet!). Speaking of which, I don't know if anyone else pays attention to the music on Grey's Anatomy like I do, but in last week's episode, there was a song that I became obsessed with and promptly downloaded. The thing is, it's partly haunting and beautiful...and partly makes you sort of want to kill yourself, it is so melancholy and depressing. Take a listen; see what I mean? Lastly, I finally got a chance to sit down and read my "collectors' edition" (???) US Weekly, covering the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding. Um, does anyone else think that her dress was sort of fugly? Especially the tinsel looking mesh fence thing around the top?