Category Archives: Thinking Out Loud

Yes, I watched Tiger King

I watched it. I liked it.

It only really shocked me twice. The first time was due to footage of someone post tiger attack (not too graphic, but I mean you could pretty much see what happened).

The second time was the footage of a man who witnessed another man shoot himself in the head.

The second one was far more shocking. I actually didn’t expect it, but also DID expect it as they led up to the event.

All the twists and turns were played up a bit, but at the same time…EVERY SINGLE PERSON was shady as hell. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!

Whatever the true story (or stories) is, I did enjoy binge watching the entire series.

That’s all.

Brain Activity

I was trying to be very good last night…

I was going to bed before 1 in the morning. I had started driftin off when my brain decided, “Hey! Remember that thing you’ve been trying to do for days? I’m ready now!”

Some people would ignore this and continue into dreamland…but I knew if I did that…I would forget everything.

So I got up, turned on my computer and did some late night work. My cat joined me for a bit…more out of annoyed confusion as to why I was still awake…and I got it all done.

Hooray! And it only took me until 3 in the morning…yaaaay…

Anybut, one thing off my list before the end of the year.

Snowy Mountain…Snowy Mountain

Anybody else read that title like “Can-dy Moun-tain. Can-dy Moun-tain”…like the unicorns from that old Charlie the unicorn video? Just me? Okay.

Anybut, the good thing about the rainy days in Southern California:

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SNOWY MOUNTAINS!!!

The closest I get to snow every year.

Here’s another:

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Not as pretty color wise, but a little clearer.

YAY!!

But it did rain again after I took these pictures and got chilly so….boo.

Thought this would also be fitting as a December 1st post so there’s that, too.

Sooooo I Googled Myself

Not out of any narcissistic need to find myself…

I was just curious to see what others HONORED to bear my name have done with their lives!! (In case you’re new here….this is me being overdramatic for no reason)

Anybut, I learned a lot. I MAY just be the least successful person with my name. I saw 2 doctors, a few nurses, a graphic designer, a real estate agent, and a few others who still came up in the search before me.

The most interesting thing, though? 2 of them lived in Indiana, 2 of them are from Illinois (one of whom was born and raised in Chicago where one of my closest friends was also born and raised), and another was from Arizona. I don’t remember where any others were from cause I wasn’t clicking on their information. I’d read the google search results and move on.

I mean, so many of me living so close together and we never bumped into each other……

OH WAIT!!! That’s a lie! I did meet someone with my name when I worked at Barnes & Noble. Not making this up. I literally met a woman with my name who was a teacher and had our Educator’s card (or was it just the Membership card?) AND was a regular….

But I never had the courage to tell her that we had the same name…I thought that was weird and didn’t want to freak her out…..at least freak her out more than me staring at her trying to transmit the information using our same name connection…….that’s a thing, right?

Fun fact: She looked nothing like me. Good for her.

Doggone It!

There was too much excitement yesterday with the “mini” Thanksgiving my family did and by mini I just mean not a full-size turkey and not as much food.

We made the choice because my parents are going to see my brother next week and didn’t want to have too much left over food and so we all compromised and decided we’d do a FULL turkey dinner for Christmas instead…okay, whatever.

BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS POST IS ABOUT!

With all the excitement and adjusted time frames for the cooking…….WE FORGOT TO WATCH THE PURINA DOG SHOW!!!

HOW COULD WE?!

We remembered to watch the Macy’s parade, some football (not real hardcore fans), and some holiday baking shows.

But the MOST important television event of the year?! Forgot.

Anybut, congratulations to the dogs who performed well and congratulations too….

>checking google<

THOR?! The winning dog was a bulldog named THOR?! AND I MISSED IT!!! LIFE, WHY?!

I guess…there’s always next year….ugh….

The Tree The Tree

The time has come…

The Christmas tree is up.

And one cat, Lele loves it…and by that I mean he’s already sat under it and given his approval.

Midna refuses to go downstairs…too much excitement.

Anybut, here’s a pic:

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Yay. Holidays. The next step is cookies…but those’ll have to wait until later.

Friendsgiving

Yesterday I had a delicious dinner with friends.

I got to meet an adorable French Bulldog names Stitch who is (in my eyes) Instagram famous…but mostly the cutest little puppy.

You can see pictures of this adorable puppy at @sincerelystitch.

The food was of course absolutely delicious and I couldn’t move after. Which was good cause we played JackBox games after which require very little movement.

It was a special Friendsgiving since one of my friends had just flown back from Saudi Arabia the DAY BEFORE! He’d been working on a musical there for an Arts festival.

He was very jet lagged but did his best to stay awake through dinner but crashed early. We all definitely understood.

Anybut, it was a fantastic Friendsgiving and now today is the real deal with my family.

Power’s Back

That was an…ordeal…

First off, they told us they were turning the power off at 8:30am. It turned off at 9:45am. Okay. That’s no big deal.

And they were done by 2:30pm instead of the 5pm they told us. Also, okay. No big deal.

What was an ordeal was the cable and internet. My theory is the cable company forgot to turn them back on until about 4pm. Why was this an ordeal?

Well, my father isn’t very calm or impatient when things don’t work when they’re supposed to…wonder where I got THAT from?! Anyways, had to listen to him do that thing men do where they breathe loudly and huff and puff trying to pretend like they know what they’re doing instead of believing not only those around them, but one of those websites (looking at from our phones) that say there’s a blackout in the area.

Bottom line. The actual power outage situation was simple and easy. It was dealing with my parents……..who weren’t even home for all of it.

ANYBUT, I got a lot of reading done. Got halfway through Stephen King’s End of Watch which I’ve been meaning to read for…..four years?