Friday, January 16, 2009

Is It Just Me?

In the past few weeks, I've been very busy working to finish and edit, Lost and Found. During this time, I've realized a few things about myself, and most are not flattering. This post isn't about writing today, but I thought I would share, only in hope you would comment and tell me I'm not as unfit to take care of others or myself as I feel.

During the holidays, I had 11 days off from work. I tried to stay busy writing and relaxing. My husband and I had a chance to take a trip to Las Vegas to unwind. Man, do I love Vegas. I realize now, during those 11 days off, why I do not have children, nor am I fit to take care of my two cats or myself...kinda. Below are the things that opened my eyes to the fact:

  • Looking at my Christmas list (yes, I still make a list) and the gifts I received, they resembled Christmas for a 16 year old, not a 29 year old. It included 2 CDs, a video game (Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii. This game freaking rocks! Any AC fans out there?), three books (two of them YA books), an external 250 gig hard drive (for my iTunes library), a package of 2 new iSkins Slims (I love these...I have the Claro case for my iPod Classic and it works fab if you're in the market for something like this), a slipcase for my new Macbook and a Moleskine journal (if you haven't tried a Moleskine and you're as addicted to journals/notebooks as I am, it's a must).
  • I run home every night, despite my busy schedule, to play Animal Crossing so I can water my turnip. I mean, come on, it's worth 16,000 bells!
  • While in Vegas, I bought a few things: An Uglydoll, a Harry Potter beanie (toque to our Canadian friends) and a new pair of Converse that are white with small black polka dots and red ladybugs.
  • One of the hotel rooms we stayed in while in Vegas had two bathrooms. Yes, that's right...TWO BATHROOMS. My husband and I used both at the same time...just because we could. I had a huge urge to jump on the bed and do cartwheels in the center of the floor, giggling the whole time.
  • I had a candle burning on the coffee table the other day. One of the cats, always curious, went up to smell it and got too close. She proceeded to singe an eyebrow off and is now lopsided. I don't know if this makes me a really bad kitty parent, or makes her a really stupid cat. Sadly, she's the smart one out of our two "kids".
  • I don't think I took a shower/changed out of my pjs before noon the whole time I was off of work.
  • When I looked in my refrigerator on Christmas, I realized we still had a turkey leg stuck in the back from Thanksgiving. It was really sad looking...and gray.
So, please share and make me feel normal! Am I still a 16 year old living in a 29 year old's body?


mjmbecky said...'re not alone there. :) I'm past the 30 mark, and my procrastination and silly nature matches my teenage students' every single day! Thankfully, our reasoning skills are much better. Well...maybe not, when you consider that I stayed up until 3 am the other night watching funny clips on YouTube!

Tami Klockau said...

Thanks for making me feel better! It's amazing the stupid things we as humans do, no matter how old we are, isn't it?

My husband and I stayed up not too long ago playing Wizard 101 (an online video game) until like 2:30. We had to get up at like 7:30 the next morning to entertain in town visitors and take them to Disneyland. Not pretty. Not pretty at all!

Tess Sharpe said...

::Giggles:: I think all YA authors are secretly 16 or so inside.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

hahah well, I'm not old enough to say (only 18), but I have a feeling I'd be just like at 29. And I doubt you're alone, b/c I've talked to a lot of YA authors who are always saying they feel like teens in an adult's body, and they often DO have kids. LOL

It's just fun, and besides, who wants to be such a stuffy grown up anyway? ;-)