Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Institutionalization without hesitation

When I told my legalized lervemunkee about the title of this blog and that it'd be about the things that cross my little mind as I run, hike, bike and walk the dogs as well as the dreams that wake me at night, he said, "I'd have called it Institutionalization without hesitation." I've tried this before. I was so fed up with collecting the rubbish people leave behind that could be recycled, that I was going to blog it and then after I collected my weight in rubbish, I'd send the blog link to the papers and city council. GRRRRR! I was angry! But anger and wit aren't usually side by side and I deleted it after 2. While I definitely run faster when angry, I didn't want to put those vibes out there for others to become infected. I also felt I came off as Holier-than-thou. While I do feel my right foot is very attractive for a 38 year old, that is really my only claim to Übertoots. I can't really have a running blog, as I only have two goals every time I run. I must beat my PW (personal worst) and be happy when I run. I'm not very focused. I daydream and trip and fall... a lot. I used to set my watch to go off every 3 minutes to remind myself that I'm here to run and not plod and look at pretty birds. But I do a lot of thinking, planning, scheming, and if they gave away prizes for best plans for political coups, I'd be in the booty, tooty! I like to ride my bike, but I ride my bike like I'm seven. If I had more money, I'd buy a bike with a banana seat and plastic streamers, built to my height and weight. With a bell like a ladybug, natch! I'm not a good cyclist either. While I ride my bike to work most days, I usually run into the bollards at least once a week. Again, looking at anything but the road in front of me, and again... planning, plotting, avoiding blood clotting. I wake up several times a night and therefore remember several dreams most nights. Oooh, like last night's dream where I was rock climbing and had no gear, just decided to climb a cliff (I'd advise against that) and I was struggling at the top but finally got over it and my left leg was just meat. I didn't remember scraping it on the rock but I must have. But wait! It's not meat. I've not hurt myself. It's rotten tomatoes, figs, coffee grounds... my leg was covered in the stuff I collect to compost. What did I eat last night?!? And finally, I'm an immigrant. Mandy Vandy's Candy! Amanda Vanstone is the immigration tightass here. She is a scary cow. When you immigrate alone instead of with all of your family, you lose that group of friends who got to hear all your venting and ranting. They're still there, I've lost no friends really, but the daily contact is gone, but my need to vent is still here. The highlight of my immigration process was DIMIA (Department of Immigration, Multicultural, & Indigenous Affairs) losing my FBI clearance. Wheeeeee! Think of this blog as a way to give my poor husband's ear a rest. Don't feel sorry for him. He couldn't even remember the virgin Connie Swail! ...who, by the way, is a political activist and a tri-athalete... whudda thunk it for the virgin Connie Swail?

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Other blogs I check

  • Love, Charlie
  • a simple photo blog of an Iggy (Italian greyhound). one photo a day except for saturday.
  • Cute Overload
  • i check this daily before work. sometimes i see people with really ugly feet and i need a recent photo to keep the mental damage from becoming keloid scars.
  • Threadbared
  • this is a great collection of scans from old tacky craft (sewing, knitting, crochet) patterns. archives to the side are also done by decade. the 70s section is a gem.
  • You Knit What?!
  • like Threadbared, this is a collection of "what were you thinking" in the knitting sphere. while i am a knitter and love the rebirth it's experiencing, i think there is always the need for editing ideas. and boy do the comments get bitchy!
  • Stuff on My Cat
  • Oh ... just an example why the internet is great!
  • Kitten War!
  • Have I said how great the internet is yet?
  • Strindberg and Helium
  • August Strindberg's thoughts punctuated by his balloon friend, Helium
  • Pixieland's Peter Pan
  • i love this guy! he is who he is. we're losing these people today as the world gets more beige.
  • Candyboots's Weight Watcher's cards
  • THE BEST LOOKING BAD FOOD EVER! i'll pay you to make it and eat it!

Site I Try to Promote

  • Gay Wedding Fodder
  • Two Brides dot Com
  • Do you really think homosexuals marrying will destroy straight marriages? Of course you don't. While dem dare home'sayk'shuls can't have a "propper" wedding recognized by 49 states, they can at least have a place to go to throw a great civil union ceremony. My friend is the blonde in the first photo you see on 2Brides.