except for some people who think that they are awesome possum singers and will happily (for no reason) belt out “my heart will go on,” like for realz style, with full on vibrato and commitment. those people gross me out. i ralph on their heads. they can just go back to my bad dreams of being shunned by the high school show choir.
but regular, every day, i’m happy and you know and i-can’t-get-this-song-out-of-my-head-so-i’ma-sing-it-for-you? more people should do that.
I have Oh Sheila running on a perpetual loop in my head. At all times. But I only know “oh! oh sheila! let me love you til the morning comes.” Which will sometimes escape from me at random times.
I had to get headshots taken at work, since I started writing some of the blog posts there. I guess if I say something really good, they need to have a picture ready so that you can bask in my smirk and my words of clever simultaneously.
The photos were taken my Jay Graham, a local professional photographer with breathtakingly amazing work – who also happens to be the husband of a coworker.
The photo session was pretty quick. There were just two rounds, one looking off to the side and one looking at the camera. In each round, I think the expression on my face just got more and more skeptical, so the first one of each batch was the best.
He was gracious enough to let me use them for my own personal plastering, hence this is now my avatar for everywhere.
And this one is just extra, with one squinty eye and one less squinty eye because that’s the best way to see you through the interwebs.
I’m still ruminating over my recent visit with the fam on the other side of the country, so am purging some ruminating here.
1. My mother is a fraternal twin. My brothers are fraternal twins. Since having fraternal twins is genetic and is passed down through daughters (boys always, um, eject multiple chances for babies. girls *usually* just release one egg at a time.) I have a high probability of having twins if I ever have kids.
2. I hate the theme song to NPR’s morning addition. When we were kids, the radio was always on in the kitchen while we were eating breakfast. For whatever reason, this was a high anxiety time in our household and I associate that annoying little trumpet tune with Angry-Dad yelling about Bus-Time!
3. Speaking of breakfast, we were only ever allowed to have Cheerios or Rice Krispies and I’m pretty certain that both are just gross on purpose. This is probably why breakfast time was so angsty; eating this flavorless cardboard cereal was like medieval torture. One time, my mother bought us Nerds cereal. Who knows why. It was a miracle. There was much fanfare and heathen dancing to thank our cereal gods. When the existing box of evil boring Cheerios was finally finished, we knew it was Nerds cereal time the next day. Except it turns out that one of the brothers had fallen ill. Pukey little kid ill. But he could not be deterred and partook in the sweet sugar and red dye with us. 5 minutes later, he went running to the bathroom to have some pukey little kid time, but didn’t make it and ralphed on our hideous, 70’s, gold shag carpet. There was a big pink stain on that carpet evermore.
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