Friday, August 15, 2014

fiveday friday ramblefest

I'm listing five things so I can link up because it's fun to make friends, no?

1) Speaking of friends, some of mine made my day this week. I was full of crabitude (crabby attitude, see what I did there?) on Monday due to the house, people in my life, hormones, and other things and expected Tuesday to follow suit. But it didn't. I had an unexpected lunch date and fun email conversations and Kate was finally back to keep my work day sanity in tact and a lot of little things piled up to make a great mood.

2) So pretty much all of my friends were made from work or my blog. Some days I want to not blog anymore because I have nothing to say and what's the point and I get discouraged by numbers and boring posts. And then I remember what it's given me and I read a post unlike anything else and I want to be that person who has that voice whose words you want to read. Probably never five times a week and likely not on a set schedule, but at least the person who you see every so often, like a friend you didn't realize you missed until you get a birthday card from her in the mail. Only I will probably show up a lot more than once a year. At least once a week.

Bauer turned six last week and I didn't even write him a birthday post but you can read last year's about love at first "site" here.

3) We bought a Macbook two years ago and I admit, I have never fallen in love with it. It's pretty and all but (blasphemy) I just find a PC to be so much simpler. I know, I should have confessed this on a Wednesday with Kathy. It was running kind of slow and then on Tuesday night, it gave a grey screen with a flashing question mark. Dr. Google said that meant bad things and sure enough, the Geniuses at the Bar deleted the hard drive which didn't solve the problem, but $60 and a tiny wire did. I know, $60 for a few more years of use out of a computer isn't that bad but come on Apple, I was expecting smooth sailing for at least five years. (Also, back up your stuff, people. I don't think I lost anything too important but time will tell.)

4) Oh! I bet you've been spending every waking moment wondering when my house will sell and where I will live next. Or is that just me? Probably. Either way, it's officially been on the market for eight days and we have had eleven showings. Bauer oh-so-preciously puked on the floor for one and beyond that, the feedback has been about things we can't fix, like the layout and the neighborhood. I am anxiously waiting for the right person to come through the door and buy this thing so I can stop making my bed and ensuring there are no dirty dishes in my sink every night. How do you people live like that by choice?

5) Sometimes I try to de-stress and end up looking like a bum. I decided to spend a nice summer lunch break on my school's 6th floor terrace. I needed a break from my phone, so I went to a mostly-hidden bench and decided to lie down, stretch out, and let my mind wander. School hasn't started yet so the non-smoking side was deserted. Well, if the ability to sleep was a super power, I would be in the next summer blockbuster because I was out almost instantly. It was a nice break from my desk and I got some Vitamin D, but I don't think sleeping on an outdoor bench is going to become a new lunchtime hobby.

Life in five points. There it is. Crossing all my appendages that I have zero time in my house this weekend because too many people want to come check it out and they all want to buy it and a bidding war ensues. Fine, I won't be greedy. All I need is one person willing to pay asking price.


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17 comments:

  1. selling your house is annoying, frustrating and exciting all at the same time. the worst part for me is that you have to keep everything in order so you're basically a guest in your own home! we ate out all week and barely spent time in the house because it was always being shown to the public.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. First, Happy Birthday to Bauer. I would miss you if you went, so don't disappear. Keeping your house clean when selling is a pain in the rear. Hoping for many offers on the house this weekend!

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  3. Eh. I am not an Apple fan. I have no doubt they have good products, but I am not paying their outrageous prices for a logo. Thanks, but no!

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  4. OMG number 4. My first house was on the market for a year, and living like that all the time made me crazy. After about 4 months I said fuck it, because you almost always have a day's notice of when it's going to be shown. :)

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  5. hahahah @ how do you live like this by choice. Thug life! That's how.

    Just think of blogging as the place where you share your thoughts with all of your friends at once. When you think about it like that, numbers are irrelevant. And you know that if you don't show up to talk one day, your friends will still like you anyway. So frequency is irrelevant too. Boom! Friend forum!

    I used to have a MAC at my old job. Not a fan. It's not intuitive to me.

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  6. I hate Mac's they confuse me and I really prefer a PC.

    I've been hoping your house sells, then you can tell me stories on the blog all about house hunting. HGTV blog style.

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  7. Awww look at little kitty blogging and such! Mac's 4th birthday was Sunday and I completely forgot until Wednesday when I wrote the date down and was like...oh shit! Bad dog mom right here. I did the same thing to Gracie this year too.

    I am sure that the right buyer will come along soon! I will send you some good house selling vibes!

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  8. I'm always available via text if not gchat!!! :)

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  9. I feel the exactly the same way about blogging sometimes!! You literally stole the words out of my brain (except I don't have irl friends from it although I wish that I did). The bottom line is that I can't NOT blog. So here I am!!! Two years on a Mac is no bueno. Mine lasted five and I got another. The only thing I miss about a PC is windows. I like windows.

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  10. I'm no Apple fan--but I dislike Windows 8 enough to almost make me try something else. All I want is a reliable computer that will last me for years--my 1 year old pc with windows 8 crashed right before we moved to China and is only minimally useful right now.

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  11. I love these kinds of posts... it's like catching up (and with an honest approach) with the blogger. It sounds like you have a lot going on right now, lady, and thank goodness for good friends- near or far :)

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  12. I used to nap in my car alllll the time during lunch. hahaha! Idk if I could do it on a bench though!

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  13. Good luck with the house sale. A nap outside sounds lovely. In fact...maybe I'll actually get my ass in gear & go to a park for a nap.

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  14. Wow 11 showings that is a great start!! Do you guys have any neighborhoods you are focusing on? I love the mac...I actually find it more user friendly but have a hard time switching between pc and mac sometimes. Hope this weekend was great (and you were not home) :)

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  15. I hope someone buys your house really soon! It would be really frustrating to keep everything so neat all the time. Even thinking about that -- let alone putting our house on the market when that time comes -- makes me anxious.

    That's too bad you don't like your Macbook. I talked David into a Macbook because the latest PC software looks super chaotic and confusing.

    Hooray for great friends! Sorry I have been so MIA lately (blog and gchat!), but I'm glad I still get to catch up on your life on here. :)

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  16. napping on a bench in the sun sounds pretty fabulous to me. if i didn't wear dresses to work all the time, i would totally do it. :)

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  17. Happy birthday Bauer!!!

    Also, George has a Mac and I can never get used to it either! I also can't get used to Windows 8 on my PC, but whatev.

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