Archive | January, 2013

Winning the war on TEABS

31 Jan

I know, I’m terrible. I really have been blogging-ish, just on Tumblr. Which, if you want to know what I’m doing, is a way more reliable place than WordPress. And what I’ve been doing is waging a war on TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome). 

I’m a voracious reader with a not-so-secret affinity for YA fiction. This means my heartstrings are constantly getting tugged, nay, lawnmower cord-ripped, by fictional high schoolers learning about love and magic and shit at boarding school/summer camp/dark magical forests, etc. By the time I have finished my chosen book (or rather, by the time it’s finished with me), I have invariable been reduced to a puddle of all the feels. I wouldn’t change a word, and yet I crave more! I’m never ready to leave the world that I’ve been so thoroughly immersed in, albeit usually for less than 24 hours (what can I say, when I read, i read HARD).

My name is Caitlyn, and I have TEABS.

This past weekend, I was wallowing in TEABS-induced melancholy after speeding through Sarah Zarr’s Sweethearts. Now I love my fella, he is the best dude I could ever ask for, but holy shit, if Cameron Quick were real James would have to learn to share. So I’m moping around, all heartsore for this poor, sweet, wonderful guy (who is COMPLETELY MADE-UP), when Andrew Bird pops up on my Spotify shuffle. And it’s like I’m back in the world of this book, and nothing’s different, but I get to linger just a little longer. 

Ladies and gentleman, I have found the cure for TEABS (kind of). I have discovered a way to alleviate that harshest of sounds – the final closing of a book – by making playlists for fictional characters (I also just really love making mix-tapes). Scoot on over to my Tumblr and have yourself a listen.

You’re welcome.

 

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Goal #3

14 Jan

Goal #3

Goal #2

10 Jan

I actually posted this yesterday, but apparently WordPress didn’t think I should be blogging during my anniversary dinner. Oh well, pretend you read this yesterday. It’s romantic and time-travelly. You’re welcome.

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I love hanging out with James, he’s easily the weirdest person I know and I absolutely adore him for it. However, it’s really easy for us to get wrapped up in our own weirdness and just stay home watching Adventure Time all night (especially during the winter). So, goal #2 is to go on actual dates.

Last night we went out to dinner at Interstate, the bar/restaurant where we had our very first date. We colored on the (paper) tablecloths, ate some very tasty food, had some very tasty drinks (I almost snorted mine out of my nose when James kept insisting on calling it “Old Man Milk”, and then pondering how exactly one would milk an old man), reminisced about our very first meeting (I drunkenly kept insisting that we walk in the wrong direction and he was enough of a gentleman to humor me – and then never let me live it down) and were generally wildly inappropriate. It was great.

Then we both got sick to our stomachs and spent the rest of the night in bed, watching Adventure Time. Like I said, romance.

One Year

9 Jan

Today marks one year since I started dating this weirdo:

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This last year has been filled with adventures and cartoons and boozey bike rides and love. And occasionally sexy times :

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I’m a pretty lucky lady.

January 8th is my new favorite holiday.

8 Jan

Happy January 8th, or, as I shall henceforth be calling it, Rock ‘n’ Roll Science Day! Because of all the amazing shit that’s happened on 1/8 over the last century. And by amazing shit I mean the births of:

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Elvis “The King of Turtlenecks” Presley

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David “Eat Your Heart Out, Annie Lennox” Bowie

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Stephen “All The Science Things” Hawking (people totally call him that)

Happy January 8th! Now go smash some test tubes with a guitar.

2013, I’ma kick yo ass.

7 Jan

Hey dudes, we are a whole week into 2013! And I’m 8 entire days into being 28! And I haven’t broken any hips yet! I think this warrants some form of cake-celebration.

Every year for my birthday, I like to do a goals list. I’ve never particularly liked making New Year’s resolutions (so much pressure!), but the idea of multiple goals is really appealing. It allows for a more well-rounded approach to the new year, and for anyone whose birthday isn’t at the end of the year, it also provides a more personal resolution schedule.

Spoiler alert: One of my 2013 goals is to be this awesome, all the time.

Spoiler alert: One of my 2013 goals is to be this awesome, all the time.

To help me actually stick to my year 28 goals, I’m going to post every single one of them on here, starting tomorrow. This is super-terrifying! Partially because of the opportunity for you, dear reader, to get real judgey, and partially because I might have to actually try to stick to my goals this year! Ugh.

Bear with me folks, 2013 is going to be…entertaining.

Kate Leth, you make my little heart get all skippity.

7 Jan

Hey dudes! It’s Monday, and Mondays are stupid. I had a pretty rockin’ weekend, and now have absolutely zero desire to do actual work. Pfft. Work. So here’s an awesome comic lady that I’ve recently become way obsessed with:

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Just you try and tell me this isn’t completely adorable.

Apparently I have a thing for Canadian comic ladies. I am completely okay with this.

Happy Monday!