Monday, December 13, 2010

A Real Post-Plus Reverb10

I'm going to answer today's Reverb10, but I'm saving for later, because I feel like I owe the internet a real post today. Answering the questions has been great, but I would like to write about something else. A list of things that I'm enjoying right now:

1) Cleaning. I know, how plebeian of me. BUT, since I've been basically immobile for a week this place has become a little bit unruly. This morning the foot was feeling considerably better so I vacuumed, wiped down the counters, and started in on the bathrooms. I feel ten pounds lighter.

2) Tom Waits lyrics. Sure, listening to Rain Dogs is a visceral experience, but have you ever sat down and read through those lyrics?

3) Internet shopping. It's not nearly as much fun, no, but since walking around is about as much fun as hobbling down the street while passersby stare and wonder if you're permanently handicapped or just hurt and walking like a lopsided clown–oh wait, that's what I'm doing–, online shopping is the way to go this year. Already got 95% of my gifts for the family...and they're pretty spot-on this year.

4) The anticipation of flying home for Christmas. I know I just got here and I spent FAR too much time complaining about the cold on the East Coast, but there's something pathetic/depressing/mean about a Christmas tree in the sand at the beach and it being 80ยบ. I want to put on my coat, hat, gloves, scarf and red lipstick and whine about trying to get a cab on New Year's Eve. I want to be cold. I want it to feel like Christmas. I want to see my friends. I want to be hit by a gust of hot, dirty, air from a subway grate and smile about it. I want to smell street nuts. I'm just really excited to go home. I know that's bad, very bad, and it will be incredibly difficult to get on the plane to fly back here on January 4th, but I'm still psyched about the trip.

5) Band of Horses. Two years ago, when I first moved to New York, one of my co-waitresses gave me the Cease to Begin album and it still reminds me of December 2008 and makes me crave bagels and working the brunch shift. Never thought I'd say I missed working brunch, but there you go.

6) Terrible hip hop music. That stupid Rihanna song, What's My Name has been stuck in my head for roughly three weeks, and it kind of doesn't bother me. Secret? I love listening to shitty music while driving.


Now, on to today's reverb10:


December 13 – Action When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)

The next step to making my ideas happen is being proactive. I've already decided that I'm not allowed to wait for things to happen, I have to do them myself. So I've decided to spend today writing stand-up and letters, in a public place. And I'm going to make myself look pretty and be social and do this in a public place. I need a few things, in this order 1) a career 2) income 3) some friends, so let's go...now. Seriously, I'm going to get off the computer now, shower and eat lunch and get out of here.


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2 comments:

Randall said...

It's nice reading about your Christmas-doings. Sorry it all has to be on one-leg, though. Hope you're healing well.

Allison said...

I finished my shopping today! Woo! I too did a lot of it online. Next step: Wrapping :)