Friday, January 30, 2009

dear february funk,

you found me a couple of days early.

UGH i'm in a funk. and i have no idea why. i haaate it when this happens. i'm not angry, i'm not upset, i have no reason to be either. but i am in a funk. i don't know if it's lunar or what, but i am prone to such streaks of blah every now and again. and nothing is more frustrating than feeling poo-ey and having nothing to blame it on. boo.

what will make it go away? oh please please please, just go away. or at least present a good reason for me to let you stick around.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


happenings and thoughts, submitted for your approval:
a) still no pictures. i feel like they've lost all relevancy at this point.
b) i didn't get a snow day. not even one. i don't want to sound ungrateful because i have power and i won't miss any pay, but still. just one day next time? please?
c) i stayed up until at least 4am on both friday and saturday nights drinking and carrying on. i am still recovering. hang on a sec... is that... yeah, the mailman's bringing my aarp card.
d) i miss having sleepovers with the boy i like. it takes a plane ride, which is suckey. i wish i could just say, "beam me up..." ha ha ha! if you know the rest of that line then you know why it's totally appropriate.
e) do you want to go see "he's just not that into you" with me? i usually only see special effects movies in the theater, but every now and again i like to make the same effort for a good old-fashioned chick flick. and i missed bride wars.
f) i have been eating a lot of rice. and feeling a lot bloated because of it.
g) i'm in love with that girl from american idol last night. the one with the tattoos and the long hair? i'd switch sides for her.
h) h is for haney. don't wear it out.
i) i'm going to stop now. i've become uninteresting.

Friday, January 23, 2009

bloop bloop

things that make me frown:
1. i haven't posted my pictures yet. i haven't even downloaded them. oops.
2. it's 1:32pm CST, yet it somehow feels like it should be at least 6pm CST.
3. i feel kind of pukey. thanks a lot, day-old subway sammich.
4. even though the weather's a bit warmer, did we really have to say goodbye to the sunshine in exchange?
5. GROW HAIR GROW. i'm having a pretty serious "missing long hair" day.

things that make me smile:
1. gracious, how did it get to be friday already?!?
2. it's 1:34pm CST... the clock IS still ticking.
3. i haven't worn make-up in three days, and i don't feel ugly.
4. i'm finally going to read the seventh harry potter book this weekend.
5. it's almost february, which is almost march, which is almost spring...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

say goodnight to hollywood

i'll be home tonight. boo.

i have some pictures. they are only okay.

it's closing in t minus three hours until go time.

i wish i could start it all over.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

go west, young (wo)man

in two days, i'll be going to california for a looong weekend. i don't necessarily need a vacation, since the holiday season just ended, but i want a vacation, so there you go. i'll be in los angeles, which brings up two important questions:
1. will i meet anyone famous? i'm certainly not going to hunt anyone down for an autograph, but if i see luke wilson in the airport, aren't i sort of obligated to try to kiss him?
2. with all those skinny anorexic girls out there, am i going to stick out like a sore thumb with my big ol' holiday thighs? ugh, cross your fingers. i don't need that kind of pressure.
so with these thoughts in mind, and not a single thing packed, i will be spending the next 48 hours doing some pretty serious california dreamin' (on such a winter's dayyyyy). i mean really, there's not much else i can do. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

lovebirds... sort of

so tatum and i occasionally hold hands in public when we see people looking at us, which in turn makes them look at us longer and meaner. but really, they're getting what they deserve because they were the ones looking at us for no reason in the first place. once when i dropped her off at a work function, we kissed right on the lips, just to see if anyone would say anything. come to think of it, did anyone say anything? hmmm... this post serves no purpose outside of saying that my roommate is the shit, and i'm so glad to have someone who loves to play "hetero girls scaring homophobes" just as much as i do. that is all.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

sicky face

i have it. i'm not sick in the traditional sense. no coughing or sneezing or any of that. but i am feeling sick lately. i think all the heavy holiday food and heavier holiday drinking has finally caught up with me, and my body is retaliating. i spent most of yesterday feeling nauseous and green in the gills which is NOT fun, and it only got worse as the day went on. BOOOOO. my head arms legs belly feet and brain are begging for a break, and i shall comply. sorry, cheese dip. sorry, merlot. sorry, every other delicious thing on the planet. got to take it easy... at least for a few days. ;)

Monday, January 5, 2009

what a tease

weather in central arkansas for saturday, january third, 2009:
sunny, high---70 degrees fahrenheit
activities included: looking cute, wearing a t-shirt, spending all day outside, feeling like maybe it was spring

weather in central arkansas for monday, january fifth, 2009:
rain rain rain, high---38 degrees fahrenheit
activities (so far) include: waking up late, rockin' dirty hair, working, wishing it was spring and cussing the weekend weather anomaly

Friday, January 2, 2009

promises, promises

i have a picture of me on new year's eve, giving all of you a new year's kiss, but i can't find my camera cord so this crappy pic will have to do. sorry. the sentiment is the same. : )
i've made some resolutions, and i will (hopefully) be able to make some serious progress in all of the following areas, but, as with every year, my number one priority is to just be a better melissa. with that in mind, here are the ways that i've decided i can do that in 2009:
1. stop cussing so much. i am not, nor have i ever been, a sailor. i don't know why i insist on sounding like one.
2. put less pressure on myself with regards to the way i look. i'm not sure where i got this ridiculous standard i've imposed on my outward appearance, but it's unattainable, at best. i'm not saying there's no room for improvement, and i'd like to look the best that i can, but i'm not a freaking supermodel. as soon as someone starts paying me to weigh 120lbs, i will gladly bust my butt to get there. until then, i should be happier with what i've got.
3. go back to school. please don't comment on this one. this is a personal decision, and i'm pretty sensitive about the subject. but this is an honest list of resolutions, so it must be included.
4. save money. i'm pretty bad to spend like there's no end in sight to my funds, which leaves me doing some pretty fast talking when there is any kind of atypical financial obligation. i can do better than that.
5. keep my bedroom clean. first, i have to GET it clean. : ) my good friend heather always says, "mess outside, mess inside." that is a true statement, and i'm done with both messes.
so there you have it. none of them is really that huge an undertaking, as best as i can tell. my biggest job is to basically love me and take care of me more, which all of the above will help me to accomplish. i will continue to laugh, play, and dance as much as i can, and if i can make a serious dent in these self-improvements, then 2009 will reveal the best version of me yet.
happy new year, boys and girls. xo