1. Despite all my mockery, sometimes i think i would become a vegetarian if i wasn't so lazy about having to come up with things for dinner. Or maybe i would just be a fair-weather vegetarian. A vegetarian when i want to eat well and a carnivore when i need a good steak. And to remember my dinosaur roots.
2. You know those word verification boxes some people have on their blogs? You have to type in this nonsense word so they know it's a real person. It is my hope, my dream, that one day I will come across a word verification word that is a real word, backwards. I check it every time i think one looks promising. Nothing so far. I feel like they're teasing me. But i'll not give up hope, no not ever!
3. Consider this: I live in urbia, in an apartment. My apartment is on the ground floor. I am reminded of this when a person rings the bell at 7:30am when i'm in my bedroom, undressed and unprepared/unwilling to come to the door, especially because i know it's not for me or someone i want to direct elsewhere, and instead of leaving, the person tap tap taps on my bedroom window. Think about that. What if some solicitor or whatever tapped on your bedroom window while you were in your pjs in your bed? Ahhh.. i start to feel a liiiittle bit claustrophobic.
4. I need to eat more vegetables. If I've gotten out of the habit, mostly because I'm laze-arific, after a while my body starts whimpering "veggies please.. oh please.." (it doesn't have a super loud voice) Anyway, i kind of like eating the same things for breakfast and lunch.. i mean, not as each other, but the same thing every day. It's more convenient and it keeps me from eating a bag of gummi bears for lunch.. most of the time. Anyway, so my new goal is, for lunch: a pear with cheese and/or a whole bag o' vegetables. We bought a bushel of frozen vegetables and i really couldn't be more pleased. Especially when i inadvertently eat the same thing for lunch as the baby. And then i excitedly yell in his face, "HEY! I'm having greenbeans TOO!" and he gives me that awkward/nervous smile to show he appreciates my enthusiasm but has no idea why the hey.
5. The phrase "super loud voice" from point 4 reminded me of something. I used to tutor English at this lovely place downtown and I had a partner who was Japanese and, despite our cultural differences and the many language barriers, I'm pretty sure is kind of a soul friend. We had a ton in common and we used to laaaaugh and laugh while we'd look around the room at other tutoring partnerships that were quiet, awkward, and stale, saying things like "what are your favorite things about New York?"
Anyway, i also taught a class at this place. While tutoring and teaching, i would do my best to teach what words or phrases that were actually commonly said in everyday American English. Also, I would just use my own personal slang and not do much to alter it. It made me quite aware of the very many times I use the word "lame." Anywho, one of my slang words is using "super" as a form of "very." Well, my tutoring partner told me she had an additional tutor with whom she met on another day, who was an older lady--irrelevant, but just a bit of info. Apparently, one day Tomoko, my friend, was chatting with this woman and Tomo used "super" as I do in a sentence something like, "It is super sad..." about a sad movie or something. (pride!) The woman was startled, confused, and admonished Tomoko somewhat saying, "Super? Super?? What is that? Super?" HAHAHA. At first i just laughed and laughed and apologized for teaching her crappy English, but she told me she wanted to learn how to speak how the "young cool Americans speak," which is exactly what i am. So, you're welcome Tomo. Man, i miss her.