Friday, May 25, 2007

Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi

It's been approximately 1,000 years since I wrote in this thing for two reasons: I've been busy enjoying the things that make me happy and I'm also super lazy.

Yesterday I quit sugar, and I don't mean entirely because that would be impossible. I mean eating candy, pop, chocolate, Froot Loops - that kind of thing. I'm still eating ketchup, dammit. I didn't realize how much of an effect this would have on me physically. I have NO appetite and could kill everyone for fun and laugh at the blood spurting out of you all. There is one lone beverage in this world saving me right now, and it is Caffeine-free Diet Pepsi.

I can't have caffeine, and haven't had any in a very very long time, and I don't super miss it anymore. I don't really like Sprite or 7-UP normally, let alone in diet form and it's difficult to find diet ginger ale. And I miss my colas, I must admit. I was a Dr. Pepper addict for a very long time. I suspect if I had one now my heart would explode from three things all at once: the caffeine, the sugar, and the happiness.

Will is a total Diet Pepsi freak, and we discovered a while ago that their caffeine-free version is pretty darn tasty. So that's what I'm drinking right this minute. I think we should all give a silent thanks to it for keeping me from killing everyone I can get my grubby little hands on, and for making my mouth happy.

Monday, May 14, 2007


A bunch of us went bowling for my and Will's birthday (that sounds weird - I want to say "mine and Will's birthday"). It involved lasers and really awful pop/hoochie music, some of which I'm embarrassed to say I knew. A few balls were glow in the dark and my orange sleeves on my baseball shirts showed every piece of lint on them, what with the bitchin' black lights. We went for beers afterward, and I got nicely inebriated - not too much, but enough that I passed out in my bed while Steph and Ethan battled it out on Wii boxing.

The saddest thing is that my right thigh hurts like a mother fucker today - I am so out of shape that bowling injures me. I didn't turn thirty - I'm now ninety-three.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Cross Stitch

It's the easiest thing in the entire world. You sit in front of your TV, you watch yer stories, and you cross-stitch. You can make kitties or puppies or magic angels for your dead kid. You can pretty well do anything you please and it's the easiest thing I've ever done. You can also do things like this:

Really, it's all up to you.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I've been making excel spreadsheets of everything we sell at work. We used to have a massive binder with everything we sold, its price, and its code. And now we don't. I asked about it a few months ago and was told that she had it at home and was working on putting it into her computer. I haven't seen it, so I said nerts to this, and have made my own. I'm about half done the store so far, and it only took me a few days. God bless laptops. And it actually makes time fly at work, so hurrah!

If it wasn't clear, and I don't think it was, the thing I like today is excel spreadsheets. They're just good fun.