Oddities, or more random thoughts

September 6, 2010 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

Just some more general, random, oddball thoughts that have come to mind over the past few weeks.

  • Calvin and Hobbes will always be my favorite comic. Ever. For all time.
  • I wish there was a way to transmit what I was thinking (not all the time!) to paper.  I do my best thinking in those moments when you are just getting comfy in bed to go to sleep or on the couch to take a nap.  My mind wanders and I have such great ideas.  I don’t know what happens in that time where I lean over to scratch the thoughts down on paper that I lose the trail of connections of that great idea.  Therefore, I need a way to transmit those ideas to paper without moving.  Sounds easy enough!
  • I love coffee ice cream. I even like the smell of coffee. But I do not like coffee.
  • I do not like the smell of baking bread – especially in the morning. If you want to wake me up in one of the worst ways possible, bake some bread in the morning!
  • I don’t know why people say gift cards aren’t special or are thoughtless gifts.  I disagree.  You can never go wrong with a gift card for Target or Amazon. Oh wait, that is just me!
  • I love snow. I love winter. I could easily live where this was the weather 9 months of the year, then a short break for a spring/fall-like time then back to winter.
  • I don’t cook. I don’t like to cook.
    • My parents came to visit last year for my birthday and my mom was going to make lasagna for dinner. I didn’t have a single spice she needed. Actually, other than salt and pepper, I didn’t have any spices.  It has been 10 months since that dinner and I have not once used any of those spices.
    • Did you know that there is more than one way to boil an egg? There seems to be some question of putting the egg in first prior to boiling, adding after the water boils, etc. How do I know this? Because I have had to google this.
    • If you know I don’t cook, that I don’t even like it, why do people share recipes with me?  I get the “oh Anissa, it’s easy, you just ….” and then they go on forever.  If it was just that easy, my eyes wouldn’t have glazed over.  Oh wait, that would happen anyway!  Recipes mean nothing to me – it’s like listening to people speak in German
    • If wish I had a person who would cook for me. Nothing else. I would clean up after them; they wouldn’t even need to clean a spoon. I would do it all, just to be fed healthy, fresh food.
  • Speaking of food, I hate grocery shopping. Worst dreaded chore ever.  Simply the worst.
  • Naps are good. Anytime.
  • I don’t mind cleaning at all.  The best time for cleaning? When I am procrastinating for school and need to write a paper.  Cleanest my place will look!  I especially like vacuuming – seeing those vacuum lines is great.
  • I can’t work with a messy desk. I will actually have to tidy up so that I can work
  • Spring cleaning? I do that about 3 times a year.
  • I like simple. What is wrong with that?
  • From the minute I get up to walking out the door is 30 minutes for me.   I don’t understand the intricacies of makeup – that is not a “process” for me.  I can do all of what is needed in about 2 minutes.  And hair, well when I have it, other than blow drying and a little gel, again, done.  Maybe I am just lucky.
  • Here are 2 of the easiest things you can get for me if you ever need an idea
    • Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream.  No, not Breyer’s, or Edy’s, or Haagen Dazs.  Just Baskin Robbins.  We can get a cone, walk around and wala, happiness
    • A cookie bouquet by Cookies by Design.  Not from any other place. It’s a cookie on a stick. A sugar cookie.  Not interested in box or tin of cookies.  Just the cookie on a stick – you can buy one or a bouquet.
    • Why are either of these those hard?  I have had people bring me Godiva ice cream.  Nope, sorry, lovely gesture. Truly. But you missed the mark.  Cookies from Cheryl’s cookies.  No, sorry, she does have some nice tasting cookies, but oops, not quite there.
  • I don’t really like flowers so instead of flowers see bullet above.
  • I hate when people interrupt me.  Not during those times when jokes are flying or times like that. But when you are telling a story or something more involved. Why are your stories that much  more important than mine that you must interrupt?  Arrghh
  • I really wish people would be on time.  The occasion miss is totally fine but constant tardiness, really irks me.  And the reasons – oh vey.  Just say your sorry and move on with it.  Your reasons are so ludicrous.
  • I have no idea why, but Mew likes to lick my hair, especially around my bangs.
  • I love office supplies.  If I could own an office supply store, I would.  But really, just look in my office and my closet – I already have most everything anyway!
  • Menley likes to sleep forehead to forehead with me.
  • I watch way too much tv.  One could say the DVR was an awesome invention (it was) but it is also my nemesis!
  • Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. Yes, more than Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think it brings out the kid in all of us.
  • I love 80’s music.  Oh sure, I love Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Rush, Audioslave, Cage the Elephant, Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, Dave Matthews Band, and a ton of others. But my first love, even now, is 80’s music, especially Alternative 80’s music.
  • I love movies. I have seen some random movies that many haven’t heard of (Opposite of Sex with Christina Ricci – hilarious!!) and haven’t seen some that others gasp when I tell them.  Nope to Casablanca, Blazing Saddles, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Gone with the Wind.  If I have seen the Godfather, I doubt it was in one sitting because I don’t recall much.
  • I am a reader. The majority of what I read is non-fiction these days, compared to 15 years ago when it seemed like all I did was read fiction.
    • My favorite author is Jonathan Kellerman. His books have the unique blend of psychology, mystery and drama. I have read everything he has written and anxiously await his newest every time I devour the latest.  Other than him and reading most of James Patterson, there aren’t too many other fiction writers I follow like a religion.
    • I read about 3 to 5 books at a time. Depending on mood, I have different book tastes. There is one that is usually related to leadership, positive psychology, education or other similar topics.
  • Hmmm, maybe this is it for now

Entry filed under: Books, holidays, humor, Miscellania, movies, music, pets, Relationships, school, sports, television, thoughts, Who is?.

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