keep your expectations low and i will rise to the occasion.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 36

"we rattle this town. we rattle this scene."

love the dance parties. ours look JUST like that.

(the actual 202 disco ball)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 35


There were these four college kids, and on the night before their final exam, they partied.

The next morning when they woke up, they realized that they had missed the test, so they all gathered together and thought of a plan. They decided to go to the professor and tell him that they had a flat tire.

The professor hears the story, smiles, and says "Ok, just come in tomorrow to take the test."

They ran home excited because they had tricked the professor.

The next day, they went to the professor and he handed each of them a test and put them in four separate rooms. It was a two question test, get one wrong, and you fail.

They each saw the first question and smiled because it was such an easy question. They each turned the page, excited that everything was going very well for them.

The second question was: "Which tire was flat?"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 34

i found myself in a starbucks tonight in adams morgan, finished with work that needed my immediate attention but still an hour left on the parking meter. i decided to just sit tight at the starbucks, slightly adjust my chair so i had a front row seat to the outside world and enjoy the show.

i sometimes get so wrapped up with every check box, every to-do on my list that i forget to stop and look around. i sat in that seat, staring out onto 18th and columbia and just watched life unfold in front of me while i nursed a cafe americano.

for an hour, i watched people scurry about. some coming from or going to their yoga class, with their mats harnessed to them like a satchel. others seemed to be coming home from work. some were families getting a late dinner. and there were some who aimlessly walked about the intersection without purpose. nothing particularly earth shattering to report, just a solid hour where my brain took a breather.

unfortunately, this was only temporary, catching my watch for a second realizing that my car was over the time limit. i hustled from my cozy spot and ran out into the cold and took the long drive home.

(sigh) and... the beat goes on.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33

slightly relevant sidenote: im allergic to cats... but only sometimes. weird right?! who knew you could have selective cat allergies.

mid-day addition: this song has no video but i've been listening to it non-stop.

all american rejects - "mona lisa(when the world comes down)"
in leiu of a video, here are the lyrics...

Here's another pity
There's another chance
You tried to learn a lesson
But you can't

If we could burn a city
In futures and in past
Without a change our lives will never last
We're going fast

You can sit beside me when the world comes down
If it doesn't matter then just turn around
We don't need our bags
And we can just leave town
You can sit beside me when the world comes down

What can we do better?
When will we know how?
A man says from the sidewalk to the crowd

If we can change the weather
If you wanted to yourself
Well if you can't
I guess we all need help
I need help

You can sit beside me when the world comes down
If it doesn't matter then just turn around
We don't need our bags
And we can just leave town
You can sit beside me when the world comes down

We say,
We do,
The lies, the truth
And all I need is next to me

We're going fast

You can sit beside me when the world comes down
If it doesn't matter then just turn around
You be the queen, and I'll be your clown
You can sit beside me when the world comes down

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 32

with january coming to a close, im not sure what to think of 2011 so far. there have been some extreme highs coupled with some solid lows. the occasional situation that reeks of awkwardness and others that were a complete surprise. and of course, some situations that fit both categories quite nicely.

needless to say, february has a big task laid out before it and fewer days to get said task done. that task obviously being "be a better month than january and knock 2011 up a notch!" as i review the current calendar of my life, i see definite opportunities for february to come out of nowhere and rise to the challenge. you know, really take it to january and give march a nice high bar to aim for.

so without further ado*, 3-2-1 and go! rock it out, february!

*so i wasnt exactly sure how to spell "ado" in the popular phrase "without further ado" so i looked it up. below, please find the definition of "ado" along with its origin. first official thing you learned in february... and you're welcome.

ado [əˈduː]
bustling activity; fuss; bother; delay (esp in the phrases without more ado, with much ado)
[from the phrase at do a to-do, from Old Norse at to (marking the infinitive) + do1]

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 31

here are a couple things i learned this weekend:
1. there are, in fact, people who have not seen the WTD rap video! i was shocked.
2. there is a wedding planner in capitol hill that loves to buy me lemon drop shots! he was nice.
3. bars in capitol hill dont like it when people do the cupid shuffle...
4. those same bars also dont like it when you knock over a table with glasses and pitchers on it (please refer to point 3)
5. if you get stuck in the snow, your floor mats placed under the tires can free you!
6. a car blasting music on an ice rink while people dance around it is awesome
7. there is nothing wrong with driving 45 minutes north just to play uno AND apples to apples!
8. four loko plus long island iced tea makes you bad at cooking late night pasta
9. you can pull a muscle playing buck hunter
10. if you feel bad about yourself, watch episodes of tosh.0 until you feel better. it wont take long...

oh, hello monday.