Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New news

A few things have happened since Father's Day.

For one, I attained the long-awaited status of leaving the world of the 20-somethings. I have turned 30 and as much as it's JUST a number, I feel like I'm more of an adult now. I really can't say much more about being 30, except that I am yet another year closer to my dreams, my hopes, and my death. Not to be morbid, but I always grew up with a very intimate knowledge of my mortality. Anyways, I was wished a happy birthday by more people than have ever wished me such before and it really was quite a happy birthday, though I would like to have a few words with the owner of the restaurant my mother and I visited for lunch. I would like to also offer them the loan of How Clean Is Your House, open to the page about cleaning the grill. Nasty. But I got quite a few nice things, including a new camera and a book from my sister (Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, if you're curious). A friend sent me a large package with plentiful goodies. All in all, a very good day.

And then, fun and interest, I changed the colors of my blog. Now it's all purple and the little girl up on the bubbles is a little more appropriately dressed. I didn't realize that the fleshy part was not a blouse, it was her flesh. No, I'm not always very sharp. So I raised the collar, added a sleeve, and tried to fix her hair and face just a little. I may not have been too successful. Please don't look too closely.

I don't have pictures at the moment so instead, I offer a YouTube. Don't pay so much to the Kingdom Hearts II, it's the song that I love, performed by Moosebutter out of Utah. A good friend of mine has a brother in that group.

I dare you not to get this song stuck in your head for days after.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

I won't make another rant, I'll just say that how I feel about Mother's Day is how I feel about Father's Day.

But I will say that my dad has always been a really good one. He always says that he's glad that I "came to his house", grateful that I was born to him and that has always stuck with me, even during the most troubled of times when I've seriously questioned my self-worth.

Being only human, we don't always get along, but I never question the fact that he loves me. To have a dad like him makes me one of the luckiest people in the world.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

10 Ways the World Has Changed Since You’ve Been in School

1. Internet! When I started college, I got an email account on KU Telnet. It was kind of awesome and exciting and I had to use mom's office to access it.

2. Cellphones - I never had one until after my second kidney transplant. I had a pager up until before then and I would set it on vibrate and when it would go off, I'd always squeak because it felt just like a hamster digging in my pocket.

3. iPods - I had a tape player in high school, a CD player in college and then a MP3 CD player for a good while. I loved them all but my iPod has been the most awesome thing in the world. :D

4. TV - It used to be local channels. Then it was cable. Now it's satellite and flat-screens.

5. Grocery stores - Is it me or do most every one of them have a health food department now? Full of stuff made of soy and oatmeal and raisins and fake chocolate. I check it out for the sake of the tea.

6. Animated movies - I guess it's all CG'd now. Not that I dislike CG but there's something I like about cels and such.

7. Media in general - Increased violence and sexuality. I am pretty dang desensitized but even I get sick of seeing bedroom eyes and blood everywhere.

8. Kitchens - Flat top stoves SUCK. They just don't get hot enough. I like the ol' gas stoves. And then so many gizmos and gadgets! There's no room for half of these things I'm supposed to have to live day to day.

9. Health - It's all about being slender and no one thinks about the consequences of all these diet fads and how some of them just tear your body apart. Anything for the sake of "looking good", right? WRONG! Seriously, what on earth is up with this destructive attitude?

10. Cars - They're getting smaller and sleeker and give off water for exhaust. Neat!

What am I missing?