Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I am overthinking this post.

I've actually erased it five times. This is what happens when I have lots to report but I don't want to be ramble-y or seem like I'm bragging or burden anyone with things that are bothering me. Sometimes blogging makes me self-conscious and my ability to share little anecdotes about my life becomes clogged. I've actually been sitting in front of the monitor (sighing) for over an hour and have only written this one paragraph. In an effort to overcome this, I am going to try to spew a freely flowing unedited update. Hopefully it will be cathartic and allow me to post regularly and cheerily again.

Everything I think I'd like to say:

I went to the EllO opening (shown above) and felt very nervous/awkward but was really pleased with the show. Even though I left early due to hunger and anxiety, it was a good experience. We also visited the famous Friendly Toast restaurant and had a wonderful late dinner of waffles and french fries! Spent more money than I have. Here are some photos from the show.

Yesterday I made lasagna (always thought it was spelled lasagne until this spellcheck corrected me) for two friends of mine from college who I have not seen in a long time. I am excited about our new pact to see each other more frequently. They are both excellent creative forces and will be a good influence. I'm optimisic that we'll forge some sort of dynamic craftmaking trio.

My friend Jess got a puppy!

My mind is heavily weighed down with recent news that my Uncle Will (who is probably my favorite relative) is suddenly in very serious condition due to leukemia and a bunch of other scary things that keep piling up.

I overdrew from my checking account (again!) and got an embarassing phone call from my friendly neighborhood banker.

I just saw the short film "Glory at Sea" and it made me feel overwhelmed in a good way.

I've now joined Facebook and have reconnected with some of my fondest "long-losts". Now I have lots of typewritten small talk to do. I prefer typing my small talk because I can erase inevitable blunders.

I have hermitlike ways and I think I have stretched my socialization reserves to the max in the past few days and there is still more to come. I feel equally lucky and exhausted. I'm going to try and relax tomorrow so I can gear up for Thursday's NYC adventure.

The mouse is still in my apartment.

I feel better now.

If anyone has read the entirety of this messy and epic post, I would like to throw some confetti in the air for you.


leah creates said...

You'll have to show at ellO again so that I can meet you! Or, when your socializing fuel has been replenished, we should get together sometime. I like Salem and my boy-sidekick and I could come visit. =)

Sara said...

This was far from epic, and I was very happy to read the whole thing!

I'm really sorry about your uncle.

ink and ginger said...

I was thinking about you after I saw that Twitter entry this morning. I'm sorry to hear about your uncle; I hope things work out for the best for your family.

Jen Collins said...

sometimes i just post an image or don't blog at all to avoid all the rubbish i'll inevitably spill into the box! but i like your writings, so don't hide them too much.

one of the things i want to cook this year is vegetarian lasagna! i'm an unenthusiastic cook, so this is a small goal for me.

january was a full on month of reunions & such for me, i seem to be recovering by sleeping too much in february. it's always good to see friends though. :)

i'm sorry to hear about your uncle, i hope you're alright.

okay, i must go as i'm going to be late for a haircut appointment, but confetti, hooray!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

*catching confetti*

Anonymous said...

*dances in the confetti*

I know exactly what you mean about having hermit-like ways. I once read in a book that someone described the feeling as 'needing time for your soul to catch up with your body' - I feel the same when I go out of the house, I have to pause in corners of quiet coffee shops and write things in notebooks.

Sending good thoughts for your Uncle and family; I hope he recovers.

Kim Bagwill said...

This was a great post! I do the same thing -- wonder how much of my "real" life people actually want to hear about. Don't worry, your posts are great.

And now I'm hungry for waffles and french fries....

Amelia said...

Congratulations on all your fantastic successes and socializing! (Let's hear it for hermits!)
I wish the best for your uncle.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

I feel very lucky to have you all as friends. I am feeling good today and all your thoughtfulness has helped :)