Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Gone by the wayside

I have no idea if anyone is reading this anymore. If you have been loyally checking back now and again I applaud you.

At one point this blog was a therapeutic outlet for me. I'm glad to have a chronicle of my experiences during this time of my life. Now, however, instead of a creative outlet it's more of a nagging reminder that I should be posting and this girl does not need one more thing on her "To Do" list.

I'd love for you to explore the archives if you so chose. If you have already done so, here's a brief update:

Friendster Guy and I are still together and co-habitating. We are in domestic, but still unwedded, bliss (that status could be a post or two in and of itself, but, as I've just said, I'm done with that.) We're so domesticated we're in the market for granite countertops. We also just returned from an Aussie/New Zealand vacation and if 8 days in a tiny RV won't solidify (or destroy) a relationship nothing will. We're stronger then ever.

So, they lived happily ever after. If that changes, I'll let you know.

Friday, February 27, 2009

I'll offer you $3,701

I heard something on NPR the other night that made me literally gasp out loud and say "holy shit!"

The commentator was talking about how much money GM has lost in the last year and said, "Put it this way, GM has essentially lost $3,700 on every single car of the millions they sold last year."

That's just staggering.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Try this...

Say "Irish Wristwatch"

Just once.

Three times is freakin' impossible.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

I like New Year's Resolutions.

Not only that, but I like creating themes for my resolutions.

In 2007 it was "Git 'er done!" and in 2008 it was "Use it or lose it!" (and addendum). I like blogging about them too because I can look back and both remind myself what the heck I wanted to accomplish and also see what I have accomplished. Looking back right now, I completed 5 of the 9 things in 2007. As for 2008, well, I did manage to get a massage every 6 to 8 weeks. That's gotta count for something!

This year's theme is...

2009: Sassy's Time to Shine!

It rhymes! And it's all about me! Whoo hoo!

Here, in no particular order, are the things I would like to accomplish in the next 12 months.
  1. Start a storefront at Etsy.com
  2. Figure out how to create and write an eBook. I've got a couple ideas rattling around in my head. Something about fitness or organizing. It's TBD, I've got 12 months to figure it out. The hard part is figuring out how to do it.
  3. Write an article for the personal training industry website I have to read an article from (and take a quiz on) every month.
  4. Start an IRA. Ok, so this has technically already been done but the first withdrawal doesn't happen until January 12th so I'm counting it.
  5. Go to Australia and New Zealand! I have tentative plans to travel there in August.
There you have it - one down, four to go!

What are you doing in 2009?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

My own personal chick flick

Sassy Pants to Friendster Guy: "If you need me I'll be upstairs."

FG: "OK"

5 minutes pass...

FG tromps up the stairs and into the office and says, "I need you."

Sassy: "You do?"

FG: "Yup." He then gives Sassy Pants a big hug and kiss and tromps back down the stairs.

That man's a freakin' keeper.

Putting my money where my mouth is.

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am disturbed by all the commercialism that is the holiday season.

Since I vowed to abide by at least 6 of the 7 virtues (chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility) I had better get cracking.

For my first act I will be investing in humanity, not Wall Street, by donating to Kiva.org (see the ad in my side bar). Essentially, you loan $25 or more to an individual or organization to start or grow a business. Once that loan is repaid you can reinvest the money in someone else. It's the gift of giving that keeps on giving!

I also plan to give a $25 gift certificate to my 6 year old niece for Christmas and help her choose someone to help. She can follow their story via journal entries and track their progress. How cool is that?


Hilarious! Star Studded! And right on the money. You go Hollywood stars!

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

Saturday, November 29, 2008

On the first day of Christmas...

The fact that a Walmart worker was trampled TO DEATH by people rushing to shop on black Friday makes me absolutely nauseous.

It makes me want to boycott Christmas. I had already boycotted store bought gifts this year and plan to give things I've made myself. This just solidifies my choice.

I'm not naive. I know Christmas is a capitalistic holiday but I didn't realize just how much the 12 days of Christmas are about the 7 deadly sins. The greed, gluttony, wrath, envy, pride, lust (originally defined as extravagance), and even sloth (indifference) exemplified by this incident is too much to even comprehend.

Happily, each of the seven deadly sins has an opposite virtue. I'd like to bring more of them into my holiday season. They are chastity*, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility. I'm going to start by not shopping, or when I do (for things I need like food), also buying something to give to those less fortunate (such as food for a food pantry).

Happy holidays.

*Ok, maybe not chastity.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Slacker continued

Between the fact that I don't sit at a computer all day anymore and when I do I'm updating my FaceBook status and occasionally writing posts on a professional website/blog I created for my clients I never get around to hanging out here on this here blog. Also, my life nowadays is pretty boring. I've gone through my divorce and subsequent dating frenzy and ended up on the other side as a homebody. I don't have a lot to write about at the moment.

I'm not giving up on Big Girl Underoos though. Maybe my 2009 resolutions will include a resurgence of posting.

We shall see.