Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Things that are official...

…I am no longer one of the millions of people who find love on match.com. I actually never WAS one of those people, but now that I have officially cancelled my subscription, I’ll never BE one of those people. And I’m not sad about that. At all. Because while I didn’t find love, I did find lots of fodder for the blog, and clearly, that’s what’s important in this case. I finally got tired of the emails entitled “Your Matches.” Dudes, those are so NOT my matches. I can pretty much guarantee you that. And how could they be, since I hid my profile like two months ago? Anyway, my foray into dating websites has ended. Thank God.

…I’m accident prone and as a result, I broke my pinkie toe on my left foot. I was running (yes, running -- I don't know why) out of my room on Thursday night and caught my toe on the edge of my partially closed door. I fell, and proceeded to roll around on the floor in pain. I was talking to my neighbor downstairs the next day and asked if he heard a big thunk the previous evening and he said yes. He wasn’t concerned, because if he called me every time he heard a loud thud from upstairs, we’d be on the phone all the time. He did call me the day after I may or may not have fallen into the fireplace that one time because apparently that was pretty loud. Hypothetically.

…I can now call myself a true Coloradoan because I have joined the masses of people in this state who own Crocs. For those uneducated on the newest ugly footwear craze to sweep this state, for the low low price of $30, you too can own a pair of rubber clogs. Frankly, I’m surprised that I didn’t get kicked out of the state for not owning a pair before now. I kept hearing how comfy they were and I’ve worn Sally’s, so I know that that’s true. Only they’re ugly. However, I found a black pair – apparently they’re called “the Metro” – that I can live with and I bought them. Because in the past three days I realized that I can’t wear backless shoes because it hurts to flex my foot, and I can’t wear tie shoes because they smush my toes together and flip flops are ALWAYS an option in my world, except for when it’s 30 degrees out. Crocs it is. And dammit, they ARE comfortable. Stay tuned for when I buy a pair of these – and then commit me, because it’ll be a clear sign that I’ve lost my mind.

…I’m looking for a new job. I know, I know, I keep saying that, but this time it’s OFFICIAL official. Due to circumstances beyond my control, my job may be in jeopardy – AGAIN. And then again, it may not. Stupid job uncertainty. I think I’ll find out in early December after our board meeting. Whatever. I can’t do anything about it, so I might as well do what I can, which is send out resumes. And go shopping. What?

…My new bedspread looks so good and I got all new pillows. Because my mom freaked me out with her retelling of something she saw on Dateline about dust mites and how you need to replace your pillows every year because they’re probably filled with dust mites. Gaaaaaahhhhhhh!! I seriously could not buy new pillows fast enough. And, as soon as I get Sally’s final take on paint colors, let the painting commence. I hate painting with a passion, but my house WILL be painted before the end of the year. That’s all there is to it. Now I just have to find new art for my bedroom, since the flowers are moving out. I’m looking at Ansel Adams stuff, because I prefer photography and I like the black and white images – and it’s pretty (for lack of a better word) nature stuff without being flowers. Any suggestions are helpful – keep in mind that this is art I’ll have to look at every morning when I wake up because it’ll be on the wall facing my bed. No pressure though – just the burden of knowing that if I choose your suggestion for art, you will be solely responsible for my mood when I get up because the picture makes me happy or sad. Just a small disclaimer.

Ok. That’s all. I have a busy day today, between going out to lunch and going to the mall. I love the fact that I can forward the phones at the office to my cell phone. I have no clue why I haven’t found a new job yet – it’s obvious that I’m the best employee ever.

29 comments:

Aliecat said...

Yeah, I'm letting my subscription to Match expire too. Not because of OBT, just because the whole internet-dating thing wierds me out a little. Plus, it kept matching me to the same guys week after week. Pathetic.

Edge said...
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Edge said...

Come to Texas and get a job and buy some boots and you can be an official Texan.

I know about that job search thing. Sucks, just look early and often.

~Jef

Cheryl said...

OW! Sorry about your toe. I hope it heals nicely. As for those shoes, yeah they are ugly but if they are comfy that's good. And as for those other shoes, I think the nuns used to wear those so please, don't even joke about it...

dasi said...

My cousin tried telling me that he knows the inventor of Crocs. He's been wearing them for over a year now. Truth... or fiction?? If you knew my cousin, you'd be uncertain as well. He's a real piece of work. Anyway, sorry about your toe, and good luck finding a new job and yay for leaving Match. They are being sued anyway, I hear, for hiring actor and actresses to date unhappy clients. Which really sucks, because I never got set up with a hunky actor, only impossible losers.

The Other Half said...

ohhh...online dating...i think if i did that i would be a closet online dater...

Whinger said...

Ahhhh...the Internet dating is at an end. So goes an era.

I refuse to give into the Crocs craze. It's easier here as no one has heard of them.

Hope said...

Are Crocs really comfortable? I see them all over the place up here, but they don't look too comfy to me, plus with snow you run the risk of ending up with wet feet, right?

And I will have you commited if you start wearing the others, my grandma wears those, lest I say she is not my fashion role model.

Kiki said...

You broke your toe???? Poor girl!! I've always seen those shoes and wondered if they are comfortable.

The Zombie Lama said...

I feel your pain. I'm fairly certain I broke my toe when I slammed it into the couch last month. Being a typical man, however, I just let it go. Finally stopped hurting though...

Hmm... I don't know about those crocs. Even the zomblings don't like them.

As far as Match.com and those other sites... boy do they suck.

Jill said...

I'm not sure I can condone those shoes. Is the whole state of Colorado going to come after me now? Sorry to hear about your toe!

Karen said...

I officially own two pairs of crocs, both presents to me, so that's how I justify them. I initially started wearing them just when doing yard work, and then I found myself running errands in them, and in general being seen in public wearing them. I'm not proud of this behavior.

lil'bitty said...

My bones are pretty flexible still, so I can't sympathize with the broken toe thing, but sorry, that sounds like it hurt.
As for the art and decorating. If you like the contrasts involved with B&W photos, try taking some of different landscapes and/or old architecture (snowy forrest scenes are especially cool but you would not want to go completely winter themed though, and buildings from someplace that you love work well) with the old digi camera and converting them to B&W. Then put them in small frames in an asymetrical pattern around a larger multi picture frame. Fill the large collage frame with old photos of your childhood or other happy memories that you've taken and had scanned and turn them B&W. That way you have a wake-up to happy memories and beautiful landscapes no matter what the seasonal mood you're in or where your looking when you wake up. That way you can also mix the photos up a little and change them around to suit seasons or different color schemes. It is pretty cool and not nearly as much work as it sounds like. Plus it is something to do on rainy or snowy days.

The Husband said...

rolling around on the floor crying...what a baby!

ha ha ha.

Kendra said...

This is one Colorado girl who will NEVER wear Crocs. Ever. I mean come on, you see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet! (Gold star for the first person who can name the movie that quote came from.)

Romeo Jensen said...

ya know seriously...

I just dont get that a really pretty and sweet girl like you has any trouble finding a companion.

I know it happens... and im so sad that it happens with you... but I just dont get it

I swear I could use up all verizon's band width just listing all your fantastic qualities... let alone the fact ur effin hawt!!
ack!!!!

okay... note to self... guys in colorado are gay

or blind

or gay and blind

okay i promised to be serious

Amber... I think you're fantastic and if there werent some 2000 miles between us... and what... like 5 or 6 years and... (and this is a big and)

AND

if you actually wanted my sorry butt

Id def want to be your guy!

Timmortal said...

How in the world could you go this long without crocs. When I was out there visiting my daughter, she wouldnt shut up about those things until we found the perfect pair of hot pink crocs. Then we decided to go shopping for her...

Kidding!!! I'm here all week folks!!

beckibee said...

ambular-sorry about the ugly footwear. i think you should frame your stick figure drawings and put them up. then youd laugh every morning.

kendra- clueless. what's my prize?

Kyahgirl said...

sorry about the toe Amber. Sounds like you're handling it well though.
People here also seem to love butt ugly footwear. I've seen them clomping around Alberta :-)

trish said...

Wht is it about these dating sites? There are loads of wonderful, smart, succesful women but when it comes to the dudes, its all dumb horny asses

Jhena said...

Oh, well there goes the saying, "Love comes when you least expect it." and that "Love moves in mysterious ways. It's always so surprising when love appears over the horizon." Anyway, guys in your place must be really blind or dumb or both.

And umm, that's a nice idea - you know shopping before losing a job.

I love pillows, lots of pillows on my bed. Hah! Make me feel like I'm sleeping on a bunch of cotton candies.

Thomas said...

Well I have to say that I know guys who date girls because of the nice bedspread and the nice pillows.

Alice said...

ah, good ol' internet dating. i never did match because i refused to pay for it, just used a free one i accidentally signed up for one time when i thought i was taking an online personality test one day when i was bored at work. then i got addicted to searching thru the guys online and having the power to veto them for purely superficial reasons. heh.

ps - YES i did get champagne, as a matter of fact! when are you coming to visit? ;-)

Marie said...

I have tried the match.com thing as well and I don't think I'll be going back! lol

I love reading your posts, Amber. You are quite a character and I mean that in the BEST way possible!! :)

If I don't catch up with you again before tomorrow, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Chief Slacker said...

Yeah, I was on Match.com and recently have also tried eHarmony. Match was nice when it had the messenger feature, then you could talk live instead of hoping someone replies to an email. When they killed that I cancelled Match. Eharmony has yet to give me a match that is at all attractive to me AND gets past their first "stage" of communication.

And be glad it's jsut the pinky toe, Calvin was chasing his cat around the apartment and broke his big toe on his coffee table.

For the artwork, get a big poster and frame it. Get something taht so pitiful it's funny. Like that poster of the cat with the horrible furr taht says "bad hair day." Soemthing that when you feel crappy still makes you smile ;O)

lil'bitty said...

Happy turkey day. Thanks for the "genius" appelation. I try. Maybe a few 4x6 and 5x7 frames to go around an 18x30 central collage. I think that would be outstanding. Much love,L

Okie said...

That gotdamn Romeo just kills me.

Romeo Jensen said...

hey thanks for the compliment (your comment on my last post) Chapter 3: Fairy Tale is up now and it's.... well it's different... kinda twisted... kinda funny... all romey

and chapter 4... woaaaaah
wait till you see chapter 4: Blind Lady it's... I think one of my best works... prolly put it up tomorrow night... maybe sooner

and... and this is for you... Im working on a comic strip inspired by your great art :) which you havent posted lately I might add

well have a great day today (proll wont read this till Monday) and I'll catch ya later

romey

Automaton Overlord, Esq. said...

internet dating freaks me out. i haven't tried it, but i'm sure it'd freak the f out of me.