Monday, January 19, 2009

Sparkly Positiveness and More People Should Watch Peep Show

I was trying to write an email today, recommending a vegetarian recipe website to a friend, but I couldn't make it not sound like spam.

I guess because it was an unsolicited email but still. I know her really well and I know she would dig it. Especially now that she has a real kitchen with an oven and sink, instead of a hotplate and plastic bucket.

I think I'll just call her instead.
I've reread over the last few entries on this blog and realised that they all seem somewhat negative. My boss from PAI told me once that he felt I was too sceptical and sarcastic. I spent 3 days in a panic thinking that I was too sceptical and sarcastic. Then I woke up one morning (at 5:30am, so as to be at work on time at 6am) and thought, "What the hell? I've worked damn hard to cultivate a healthy scepticism. I think it's an important path towards growth and learning. What does he know? He thinks going to one Goo Goo Dolls concert consitutes a love of live music and that Burning Man is the end all-be all of creativity." (No. I've never been, I'm sure I don't understand. Or whatever.)

But since living in this grey land of the White Witch, I'm worried if I am actually getting too negative. It might be because I secretly hate it here. Which is most likely my own fault - I am a firm believer in creating your own happiness, it's just it's just a lot harder to create it when it feels like you're 3,000 miles away from the nearest person who understands why "Peep Show" is funny. Plus all my attempts at creating happiness haven't quite worked yet.

So. Here are some New Year's Resolutions to help gussy up this blog in sparkly positiveness.

1. Make more jams and preserves. This will be assisted by the joining of a CSA.

2. Find a place to use my new snowshoes (and use them. Obviously).

3. Knit a sweater. It's time, Alice. You've diddled around with scarves and gloves long enough. Knit something substantial for God's sake.

4. Read more and better books. Watch more and better films (Can you believe I only just watched Cinema Paradiso? I also just watched Night at the Museum, duped into watching a Ben Stiller movie by the additional presence of Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais in the credits. The less said the better, that movie is terrible.)

Okay. I think that's enough for now. Are we all smiling? Can we think of anything else I should do in my mimimally employed capacity?

1 comment:

La Nina said...

Yay Sweaters! May I recommend an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern. She makes them quite painless, and her designs leave a lot of room for personalization.

And yay! movies! I'm a stalwart adherent to feel-bad genres, myself, but I have a major soft spot for Cinema Paradiso. It makes me cry. I'll try to think of good ones for you, but recently, all I want to watch is 90210. I can;t believe I just admitted that.

And! I think we just read each other's blogs SIMULTANEOUSLY. OMG.