Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In which I ramble on and on about really stupid stuff… and Twilight.

Do you know what really, really, chaps my hide? When people steal.

I bring bottled water to work with me. I buy a case of it at Costco, lug the damn thing in, and, knowing that people are just downright evil by nature, I hide it. I hide a few bottles in the back of my bottom desk drawer and the rest in a box. A box because it looks like something I’d keep old files in.

Recently someone figured it out and my stash has been depleted. I have no idea who’s been taking them, but it makes me really… sad. (And mad, but that’s a given.) I don’t think it’d bother me so much if they’d at least leave a note and say hey, I took a bottle of water, hope you don’t mind! ‘Cause, honestly peeps? I wouldn’t.

But this sneaky stealing behind my back really bothers me. Or maybe it’s just ‘cause that friggin’ case of water is so damn heavy. Or maybe it’s ‘cause now I know I can’t keep water here anymore, except for the few bottles I can squeeze into the bottom drawer. Either way, I’m pissed.

I don’t even care about the money! It’s five bucks for the case. Big deal. It’s the principal of the matter, damn it.

Man, I’m really steamed.

(Deep breath.)

Okay, I’m thinking about starting Project 365. Come on, you’ve heard of it. Take a picture every day for an entire year? Except, for me, it’d be more like Project 245 ‘cause I never finish what I start. (Sigh.) In fact, I can’t believe I’ve maintained this here blog for as long as I have. Which means, now that I’ve said that, you’ll never hear from me again.

I kid! (I hope.)

So… Project 365. Anyone interested in starting it with me? I warn you now, I’ll probably let you down. I mean, I’ll try really hard not to, but here’s what’ll happen. I’ll jump off to a really great start. Then, after a few weeks (possibly just days), the photos will start to get all ho-hum. Then you’ll start to see a bunch of cat pictures. And I’ll tell you no, really, I just took these today! but really? I dug them out of my hard drive. And then I’ll go out of town for a few days and I’ll just pretend like the whole thing never happened. And maybe someone will say what about Project 365? And I’ll act like you’re crazy and what the heck are you talking about?

Eventually, I’ll have to change my name, my url, everything… pick up a new identity and start over. It’ll be like Blogger Protection Program.

And the kicker? One day, a few months into my new blog, I’ll think hey, I really want to try doing that 365 thing again.

And the madness will start all over. I’m awesome that way.

So, what do you say? Any takers?

Can we talk about Twilight again? Just for a moment? (Or an hour?)

I know I already posted this, but I can’t resist putting it up again. And talking it to death.

I hope I’m not setting myself up for disappointment, but I am so excited for this movie. (I know, shocking.) But a BIGGER BUDGET means better effects, right? I was worried about how they’d accomplish certain things in the second movie (especially after the first one, which we all know I LOVED, had some iffy special effects) but after seeing Jacob’s transformation in the preview? Oh, Holy Mother of God, why isn’t this movie out yet?!

I was talking to J on the phone last night and we were both squealing like girls when she said, “Oh, my God, Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) looks SO HOT!”

To which I said, “Oh, my God, I KNOW! He looks freaking AMAZING!”

Then she said, in all seriousness, “He’s totally TOO YOUNG FOR YOU, but don’t worry, I won’t say that!”



Feeling like a child molester? Priceless.

So many of those brief scenes in the trailer look just how I’d pictured it in my mind. That’s important to me. I just hope that I’m not getting my hopes too high.

I only have LESS THAN SIX MONTHS to obsess about it.


  1. Maybe you could do Project 52? There are 52 weeks in a year.... much easier than 365. Of course, I say this all the while my idea for Visual Fridays has dwindled. I figured, Fridays are great days to throw some picture or drawing or video of interest up on the blog. But...yeah...it fizzled and I let it go.Re the water- set up the box again, right? and fill it with something like boxes of tampons/pads/other personal things (or you could go for gross, like fake dog poo or fake vomit). Do that for awhile, and you'd be able to do the water bottle thing again.

  2. There's just no way I could ever commit to a Project 365, I already know it. Or probably even a Project 52, even though I take a photo almost every day. I even belong to a group on flickr called "Self Portraits for the Short Attention Span" which is for all of us who just can't commit.I watched the trailer again. Goosebumps - every time.Oh, and the answer is: Poker Face by Lady Gaga

  3. AnonymousJune 02, 2009

    Project 12...It's the only way to go. Seriously.

  4. Since we seem to be dwindling here as the comments continue, how about Project One?I like the idea of 365, but my camera sucks and I can't take the heat, man.

  5. I'm game, a picture a day? Sure. I'm not going to say that I may not, at some point cheat and use a photo from a different day if I forget (because my brain is of the old hard drive type, total 5 1/2" floppy man) but I'm totally willing to try.Oh and I may have a solution to your water thief. Because I am cruel and evil and pranking stupid thieves is fun. Save your bottles, as many as you think would make it look normal. Fill them with sink water. Then put super glue on their bottoms and glue them to the bottom of the box. You could then spray a fine coat of oil on them so that when said thief went to steal one they couldn't get it out and they'd have a hand covered in oil.Now that one was just off the top of my head. If you'd like something more maniacal let me know, I'm sure I can figure out something better....

  6. AnonymousJune 02, 2009

    I saw the first Twilight movie and I really didn't know if I liked it or not. It was just so different, slow, quiet, mysterieus and strange. But seeing the trailer after 6 months now I know: I like it. Greetings from Holland T.

  7. Project 365? Whew. I like the Project 52 idea though. Or the every other day take a picture cause I can project.I didn't see the first Twilight movie, will you still be my blogging friend? Vampires and scary movies just well scare me and give me nightmares. I don't need to go running into my kid's rooms and jumping in THEIR beds.Sorry about your loser office workers stealing your water. You should add yellow food coloring to each bottle next time. It will freak them out, thinking its urine. That would teach them!Course then you would know who is taking your water by anyone sporting raised eyebrows at you.

  8. If there are waters in a box, they are obviously someone's! That would tick me off too. Are you sure you want to do 365 and not the 52? I love you, but you and I are just alike. Nevermind: you can do it. I can't wait to see your pictures!

  9. I would really like to say I would do the 365, but I know myself too well. I could probably handle the project 52...probably. Unless I get in a cranky bad mood, then I won't want to pick up my camera until I'm happy again! I totally love the ideas your other commenters have on the water bottles. You have some very devious readers! Twilight? You have me so close to giving in and reading the books!

  10. I think I may be in love with michellesg. That water bottle suggestion is the result of evil genius, and I am a big fan of the evil genius. I would figure out a way to add some glitter to the superglue/oil equation so the perpetrator would be marked. (Have you ever try to get glitter off? Yeah.)

  11. I don't know what's got me laughing harder. Your suggestions for a more "modest" photo project... or your suggestions for how to get back at my evil water thieves. I might totally have to try Michelle's suggestion. (I wonder if I could really pull it off...)

  12. It was really hot and humid today and I've been working outside all day so I'm a little slow but how are you thinking the 365 project would work?As far as the water goes, just open each one and drink a little of each. Nobody's gonna to mess with opened water.I like the idea about the yellow coloring but it would freak me out and I wouldn't be able to drink it myself.

  13. Put rat poison in the water. That way you will know who's stealing your stash. No?! Party pooper.