I recommit myself to this blog, this time with 20% more discipline!
things I mustn’t do before I die:
- declare bankruptcy
- have a serious regret
- hold onto the last of my grudges
- resort to eating any human bits
- stay sad about something stupid
- become so weak I am unable to poop alone
- refuse laughter of any kind
- overthink things
- cause any harm
- lose any body parts that I need (appendix: go head, take it)
- appear on reality TV for any reason
- forget to write love letters to all my great loves, platonic and romantic
- buy a Chrysler 300 or a PT Cruiser
- worry up till the end
I haven’t cried in a really really long time.
precisely how strange is that, I wonder.
Things I bought at Whole Foods today:
- coconut water
- one meatball
- bok choy
- white bread
- salmon teriyaki
Things I meant to buy at Whole Foods:
- coconut water
meats ingested recently:
- bbq ribs
- bbq brisket
- more bbq ribs
- umami burger
- mongolian beef
- flank steak salad
- sopes carnitas
- brother loves bbq
- BBQ FEST 2009
- brother visiting
- in the neighborhood of Umami Burger
- cousin wants Chinese food
- Loteria is near the Fonda; running late to the show
But truly, it was just laziness + LA.
I’m terrible at consistency, which is strange, because I sort of enjoy routine.
I thought about consistently logging my daily plastic use, in order to keep myself honest. After reading about garbage bloggers in Mother Jones, I decided to reduce my plastic consumption as much as possible and recycle all the plastic I do use (which I did before anyway, but now with a new sense of self-righteous urgency). I cannot explain why environmental stuff gets me feeling so guilty. It just does.
If I were Bridget Jones, I’d tell you how many cigarettes I smoked today and how much weight I had (not) lost. But I am not a silly fictional twat so I will list the plastic I used.
- three drinks straws
- safety seal on contact lens solution
- contact lens solution
- bag containing fruit snacks
- two bags, takeaway food
- plastic cup
- plastic windows in two envelopes
- coffee creamer screw-on top
I would log how much money I spend every day, but then I would have to 1) track it, and 2) feel bad after seeing it in writing. Some days I spend nothing. Today I spent money on
- two meals
- a haircut
- a Mother’s Day card
- soy coffee creamer.
Let me just say this: Chris Leavins has the right idea. You make it, and you make it make $$. And do it in cyberspace so there’s no plastic involved.
Now I am going to spend another $12 watching a movie.
time is short.
trying to keep up with all manner of shit is trying.
and yet we beat on, oars against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
- google reader
- manage netvibes page
- shed some tumblr accounts
- put my work online
- create some work to put online
- turning this blog into something useful (or just be happy with what it is)
and then the perennial:
- reduce carbon footprint
- reduce 5K time
- reduce wrinkles
- use sunscreen (related to above)
- record all birthdays of friends and family somewhere safe
- manage multiple email accounts effectively
- learn to juggle
adios, guapos. it’s friday.