October 27th. I love it.

So happy this week. Here’s what I love.

First up, having actual channels to watch on TV. My dad bought be a digital antenna so now I can watch the World Series, football on Sundays, and “Once Upon a Time” when it actually airs. I’m so excited that I don’t have to constantly watch Netflix or wait until the day after a show airs to watch it.

I love it.

Next up, becoming a Louisiana resident. I love it. I got my Louisiana driver’s license this week. The first thing I did after I got it? Went to the library. You see, if you don’t have a Louisiana ID, you can only take 3 things out of the library at a time. You can only place three things on hold at a time, too. Now that I’m official, I can get as many as I want (so I checked out four things just because I could).

I love it.

Finally, having my dad here. I love it. It’s been pretty rough for me lately so I asked my dad if he would come visit (I gave him two weeks notice and he made it happen). He got in yesterday and we went to the Tulane football game (we won), did Bourbon (went to Spirits and got a really cool cup that glows in the dark), ate at Liuzza’s (and brought home leftovers), slept, got up and ate food at Frostop (City Diner was closed), drove around the lower 9th ward, filled up my fridge with food (and lots of it), rode the streetcar downtown, ate oysters at Acme Oyster House, got pralines, and gambled, and we still have one more full day together! I’m so glad he’s here and I’m gonna be really sad when he leaves.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

October 20th. I love it.

I’m glad to report that this week was better than last week so I’ve got plenty to love.

First up, burger bowls. I love it. It’s exactly what it sounds like. An burger in a bowl. Add pickles, lettuce, onions, and ketchup, and you’ve got the finished product. The inspiration came from having no burger buns in the house and a bunch of meat that I needed to use. It’s like a burger chipotle!

I love it.

Next up, hanging with Rey. I love it. Since I had this weekend off, and I didn’t want to be alone on Saturday, I asked Jose and Diana if I could borrow Rey (and they said yes because they are such good friends). We ate lunch at City Park, took a long walk, went to help fix an exploding washing machine at work, read on my porch, and took a nap. Sometimes, just having someone around (like Rey) can make you’re day better.

I love it.

Finally, not using the air conditioning. I love it. This week has been so nice, I haven’t had the air on. I’ve been keeping my sliding glass door open and wearing sweatshirts and sweatpants (and yes, it’s only in the lower 70s, but I’m from Louisiana – I can’t do the cold anymore). What I’m most excited about is having a lower electric bill because it was insane during the summer.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

Life is good.

I’ll be the first to admit that I can get totally down in the dumps sometimes. Actually, a lot of the time. It’s hard to stay positive when you’re alone all the time and have nothing to do but think about everything until you get so depressed you lay in bed all weekend (yes, I’m guilty of this).

Well, in order to give myself a constant reminder, I made a sign and put it on my porch. That way, when I’m sitting on my porch or even on the couch, I can read it and realize that things are not as bad as I think and that if I look at the big picture, I honestly have nothing to complain about.

October 13th. I love it.

Despite the terrible week I’ve had, I still found a few things to love. That’s the point of this blog, right?

First up, “Prisoners.” I love it. I went to the movies today for the first time since I saw “The Hobbit.” I did it mostly to get out of the house because I haven’t left it since Friday, but spending two hours watching Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal will never hurt you. It was very intense and surprising, and it definitely kept me interested – even though the people around me decided to talk the entire time.

I love it.

Next up, “Once Upon a Time.” I love it. If you know me at all, then you know that OUAT is one of my two favorite shows (tied with “Parenthood”) so I’ve been re-watching the first two seasons this weekend. My goal is to have it finished by Tuesday, although I’m not sure what to watch next. Suggestions?

I love it. 

Finally, being spontaneous. I love it. Due to my inability to relax lately, I’ve been cooking/baking a lot and doing laundry and cleaning and playing video games… and not even on their assigned days! Party animal, I know. I can’t tell if it’s helping me or making my anxiety worse because I haven’t been feeling like my-awesome-self at all. What’s life without whimsy, though?

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

15 lesser known facts about me.

  1. I read one book every week.
  2. I’m a published author.
  3. I’m an award winning film maker.
  4. I don’t eat tomatoes.
  5. I only go grocery shopping once a month.
  6. I slept in a tent for 6 months straight last year.
  7. I learned how to read music in one night when I was 8.
  8. I don’t use metal forks or spoons.
  9. I have no idea how to work a dishwasher.
  10. I have an interest in the Holocaust from the perspective of trying to understand the affect that authority/peer pressure can have on people.
  11. I used to be a teaching assistant for an astronomy class.
  12. John Travolta was my first celebrity crush. When I was 7.
  13. Sometimes I get words or phrases stuck in my head for weeks at a time where all I do is repeat it in my head over and over- lately it’s been “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” But I can only think of it in my grandmother’s voice.
  14. I am much more interested in the behind the scenes of the movie rather than the actual movie so I do a lot of research after seeing movies.
  15. I don’t listen to the radio in my car.

Tics.

Last night I had an incredibly vivid dream that I will not discuss in full, but just point out that my tics were so bad in the dream, I felt like I was having a seizure. My neck was really stiff and people were looking at me and all worried and I was crying and I couldn’t speak.

Very scary.

So today my tics have been really bad. Not that uncomfortable but more frequent.