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Posted by Gin on January 30, 2009

Remember? A long time ago when I said I wanted something new? And then ice caps melted, and then it was a new year and, uh, life happened? I know, I know: it’s about damn time.

Go full-screen for the full effect. So what do you think?

Also, after a glass of wine, I’ve decided it’s a good idea to share the aftermath of The Big Spill:

This is one of four different pictures that I took, trying to get one that made my legs look as long and tan as possible. And then I remembered: I have just told you a story about falling on my ass over a dishwasher because I was distracted by the lights and noises coming from a box in the next room. My vanity is clearly not an issue.

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Posted by Gin on January 29, 2009

It occurred to me at 8 last night that I had volunteered to make a dessert for our boss’ birthday today. During my rush of cleaning up the kitchen, assembling a cake (homemade chocolate sheet cake with homemade chocolate icing with pecans yum yum yum!), and watching Lost, I fell backwards/sideways over my open dishwasher door, and ATE IT. As I laid there, trying not to cry (more from mortification than pain), it occurs to me that I haven’t cleaned under the fridge in a long time, and that if I had broken my leg and had to call an ambulance (J was gone to class), I would be ashamed at how dirty my kitchen floor is.

So now I have a large ugly scrape/bruise directly in the crease behind my right knee. It is quickly breaking me of my bad habit of sitting at my desk with a leg tucked underneath me. I’d post a picture of the damage to further illustrate my clumsiness, but I am also ashamed at how white and prickly my legs are.

So, uh, yeah, Happy Friday Eve!

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Posted by Gin on January 28, 2009

If you can give me a song that will dislodge “La Isla Bonita” from my brain, where it has been lodged for the past three days, I will kiss you. Or bake you a cake. Or something.

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Posted by Gin on January 28, 2009

It has been a long and strange day.

I’m at home, sipping a glass of wine, playing Scrabble, and listening to some Rolling Stones.

You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes
You might find
You get what you need

It’s gonna be okay.

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Manna From Heaven

Posted by Gin on January 25, 2009

Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix.

Dude. Awesome.

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Posted by Gin on January 25, 2009

Congratulations to newly crowned Miss America Katie Stam, who overcame a throat infection and laryngitis to win the coveted title.

Having been so inspired by her tenacity, pancake makeup, and big hair, I would like to announce my self-appointed title of Miss (Mrs.?) Sweatpants 2009. Hooray!

What do you crown yourself?

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Posted by Gin on January 21, 2009

C: Do you feel it in the air?
C: The impending Lost-ness?
Gin: I can feel it!!!1
: It feels like…awesome.

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Posted by Gin on January 20, 2009

Yesterday, I got my eyebrows waxed for the first time in 3 ½ months.

I’ve been so busy, and that when I DID have the time, my priorities were more to sleep or zone out and play Scrabble. I’d tried to keep up with them, but over time “Keeping them nice and cleaned up” turned into “At least there are still two. Mostly.” Yesterday, after it was done and the technician presented me with a mirror to inspect her work, my reaction was “Holy shit”, and then, to alleviate her fear that she’d screwed something up, “They were pretty bad, huh?”

I also got my haircut last week. Nothing drastic from what I’ve had for a while, though when I asked how much she trimmed off and she answered “almost 3 inches”, I nearly fell out of the chair – I didn’t realize how long my hair had gotten. Now the gross ends are gone, it’s all bouncy and shiny, and I want to walk around in the sunshine, tossing my head and giving a saucy look to…the people gawking at the fact that I’m pretending to be in a shampoo commercial.

So, freshly groomed eyebrows (EYEBROWS EYEBROWS EYEBROWS – damn, that’s hard to type – I keep typing “eyebrowns”) paired with a haircut, and I am a whole new woman. It’s funny how the little things can make such a big difference.

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I Resolve:

Posted by Gin on January 15, 2009

Not to flippantly toss off “Sure, no problem!”, when it, in fact, is a problem. And not just a problem, but a HUGE PAIN IN MY ASS.

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Posted by Gin on January 15, 2009

About 2 months ago I bought a pair of dress pants that fit great other than being too long. And so they sat in my closet, taunting me with their cuteness and unwearability, until last week when I finally remembered to take them to get hemmed up.

I finally got around to wearing them today and, alas, while they are the right length, they are now a bit too slack in the waist since I, you know, quit eating a few weeks ago. So yay/boo. Oh well, I guess one always needs Fat Pants.

(I am still wearing them today, though, since I didn’t have time to iron anything else – I’ll just spend the day hitching them up. Cute.)

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