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GOOD INTENTIONS

I recommit myself to this blog, this time with 20% more discipline!

REVERSE BUCKET LIST

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 bitscadillacgypsy
  • 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

WEEK 1

I haven’t cried in a really really long time.

precisely how strange is that, I wonder.

NOT IN MY HOUSE

Things I bought at Whole Foods today:

  • coconut water
  • one meatballPicture 1
  • bok choy
  • tomatoes
  • taleggio
  • white bread
  • salmon teriyaki

Things I meant to buy at Whole Foods:

  • coconut water

VIP STATUS

meats ingested recently:b77095c06a84a5e464ad07895828e00c7aff9ee9_m

  • bbq ribs
  • bbq brisket
  • more bbq ribs
  • umami burger
  • mongolian beef
  • flank steakĀ  salad
  • sopes carnitas

oof.

excuses:

  • 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.

yesterday:

  • three drinks straws
  • safety seal on contact lens solution
  • contact lens solution
  • bag containing fruit snacks

today:

  • two bags, takeaway food
  • plastic cupchris-la-weekly
  • 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.

RUN, RAT, RUN

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.

projects:

  • songza
  • delicious
  • google reader
  • manage netvibes page
  • friendfeed
  • shed some tumblr accounts27b3092c3a5d845ecf5e70cc77fb152a9361e3a1_m
  • 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.