{the story of a girl}

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Random? Absolutely.

One of the pleasures of FaceBook is the instant messenger option. You can interrupt any one's day and give them a reason to smile. This blog title is brought to you by a good friend who said this to me today. Meaning that I, adorable I, am random. Okay, he's got a point. But, in that same conversation he also said I was flighty (he said it a bit nicer, but the intention was the same) and that I have a kind of insane charm. And he wasn't using insane to mean "totally cool." He meant insane as in crazy. But, again, he had a point.

Moving on.

Today, I am posting random things, such as:

  • I once heard a rule-of-thumb for cleaning out your closet was: "If you don't love it, lose it." I am applying that theory to my entire apartment. One truck-load of junk has already found its way to GoodWill and another will soon be joining it. I'm discovering what it's like to live without every nook and cranny being full of junk. Now, if I can just keep that aesthetic going in the new place...

  • I created a new pick-up line for FaceBook: Do you believe in love at first sight or do I need to reload your FB profile?" Yes, I am a genius.

  • I gave notice today to my apartment complex. It felt so stinkin' good! I will miss the free gym, but that's about it. After six years, I'm ready to move on.

  • The project desk I am lusting after at Pier 1 is phasing out. Hopefully I can still find one a month from now after I've closed on the house.

  • My vacuum is on its last leg. Need a new one. Trying to decide between a Dyson and a Hoover. I've heard great things about Dyson but I've also heard it wears carpet out easily because of the powerful suction.

  • Apple (light) green will be the accent color in my brown living room. I wanted blue, but a friend has a blue and brown house and I don't want to look as if I'm copying her.

  • The other day I saw a gentleman sitting outside his van on a street corner offering windshield nick replacement for $25.00. I started crying because this man was sitting outside of his vehicle in 115 degree heat trying to earn money. He, like so many others, is a casualty of this horrible economic climate. I felt badly because he was reduced to working like that when I still have my comfy office job (at less pay, but still have it) and am buying a new house. I called my mom and dad and they were laughing because I was crying. My dad then said, "Well, take the money you would spend on the new house and all that stuff and give it to that man." Uh, no! So, perhaps I really wasn't feeling guilty. Or maybe I was but I'm just selfish.

  • Two weeks from tomorrow morning I will be on a plane on my way to Wyoming (well, the first plane is to SLC, then Wyoming from there) and I'm counting the minutes to seeing my family and being able to do nothing but read and veg and fish and golf and laugh for 10 entire days.

  • I ordered new organizational elements for my desk at work and can't wait to get them. I'm a dork that way.

  • Sometimes, I get so wrapped up in life and wants that I forget how much I have been given in this life and how blessed I am. I have family who are friends and friends who are family and both make me laugh and feel loved and secure. I have a good job, a cute car, and, soon, a brand-new home (that I've waited 13 years for). I have my health, my sanity, my intelligence. I have a strong moral compass and am a genuinely nice person (if a bit sassy at times). I have peace that stems from my religious beliefs and yet a mind open enough to allow tolerance. For these things, and countless others, I'm grateful.

End randomness. For today.

No, there is no point to today's picture. It's random. I just liked it when I found it and I prefer to post with pictures.


Blogger Nikki, Cristy, and Codi said...

I love that you get excited about office organizers!! I do too! We are both nerds! I think the apple green color suits you perfectly. I think it's a great color for your accent wall. I can't wait to see it. Also, I applied your rule-of-thumb about cleaning this weekend. It worked beautifully! A whole truck load went to DI. Thanks for the great advice!!

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