Stage 1: Denial (AKA outright lying to yourself because you’re a dumbass) The overnight shift is going to be fine. I’m just going to go to bed late the night before, wake up late, down a Red Bull, and the knock it out. Whatever we’re doing probably isn’t going to take the full 8 hours… Read More The 5 Stages of Working an Overnight Shift
Moose and I have finally started watching season 4. Do you watch “House of Cards” on Netflix? What do you think about Meechum’s relationship with the Underwoods? Quite frankly, ever since Frank’s rise to assholery and the painful writing of Claire’s character, Meechum is the only endearing part of the show left for me, so far.… Read More Dead Week Reprieve: The House of Cards “Threechum” [No Season 4 Spoilers]
Kate over at Plethoric Thoughts thought it might be interesting to see what I would do with this game of “music tag.” I certainly hope I don’t disappoint a fellow narwhal. Here are the “rules”: List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipping, that’s cheating). Write your favourite favorite lyric from each song. [I’m ‘Merican, so I… Read More I’ve Got A Fever… For MUSIC TAG [Come Join the Lyrical Fun!]
Welcome the newest addition to our lonely tribe: Binx! [Follow him @barbar.jynx on the site of Instantaneous Gramming] He’s just over 6 months old and just over a beautiful 7 pounds. We got him from the wonderful Cat Adoption Team (CAT) in Sherwood, OR. Anyone in the Portland-metro area looking for a cat, I highly recommend… Read More Introducing Binx the Cat! (We Bow Down to our New Overlord)
I just started my first retail job yesterday and as a total noob, I learned a very important lesson: DON’T F*CKING WEAR FLATS. This likely sounds like common sense to most people, but as a person who A) is stupid about what business casual means, and B) is used to just wearing sneakers or flip-flops, I had… Read More Lessons in Retail #1: Don’t. Fall. Flat.
Moose’s birthday was yesterday, December 8th. We slept in and proceeded to get a free birthday drink from Starbucks. Afterwards, we hopped on over to Firehouse Subs for a free birthday sandwich. A cool waxed-mustachioed dude recommended the “Hero” sandwich. We split a large. So freaking juicy, tender, and 4.5 stars delicious. We stopped by… Read More Happy Birthday, Moose: A Photo Essay (Where All My Freebies At?)
Sooooo good. Dunno what they’re called, but I just found them in the kitchen and I had to limit myself to one rice bowl’s worth of these salty granola maggots (Seriously, what are these things called?) #yum #nofilter #jk #bored #lonelyaf #ohdeargeezus What am I doing with my life… Embarassing myself through filtered pictures of… Read More #Yuuuuuummmmmmmmmm (What is Life?)
Drumroll please. The Moose has his leg back! Yesterday, we made our last – well, fingers crossed that it’s our last – visit to the orthopedic doctor. We were jittery from the anticipation (and from over-caffeination). But the appointment lasted less than 30 minutes. Mr. Cute Assistant swooped us into one of the patient rooms,… Read More Giving Thanks: Getting a Leg Up on Life
The ballet company I work for is moving to a new location. The current building they’re housed in is an old bank that will be demolished within the next year to make way for the next wave of gentrification of this quadrant of Portland. Because of this, my supervisors encourage me to draw on the… Read More Promoting the Arts Through, Well, Art(?)
The tibia-fibula-pride recovery saga continues! After 6 weeks in a full leg fiberglass cast, Moose was set for yet another orthopedic appointment. The office was extra busy that day and he was one of the last appointments. We barely saw the doctor, as we was rushing from room to room in his private practice and… Read More Home Stretch: Introducing the Saw!
[Moose is currently recovering fabulously, but here’s what went down for the first half of his recovery] After a week of humility in a straight-leg splint and several percocets later, Moose had an appointment with the orthopedic doc. Here are the highlights: Moose didn’t need surgery. (Praise His Noodley Noodliness.) If anything, the doc is… Read More Casting Call: For Fractured Tibia and Fibula
As I posted a couple weeks ago, Moose has been recovering from a longboarding accident, which has left him to tend to a broken tibia and fibula. Never seen a broken bone? Here’s a fun x-ray! This picture was taken about a month ago and shows the spiral fracture Moose sustained from his accident. Here’s… Read More Look, Ma- No Tibia!