Friday, January 14, 2011


Okay, so first I need to apologize, not that I am banking on having any regular readers (besides my close friends who I force to read my blogs through the art of persuasion and a little guilt) but I definitely have been slacking on my blogging responsibilities. Every time I thought I should blog I couldn't think of anything to write about and then I just felt sort of stupid.

So in a sort of quick catch-up. I will talk about what has been going on with me, starting with January 1st, because in all honesty that is about as far back as I even remember. Don't even ask me what I did in 2010, I really have no idea.

First my New Year resolutions. Well 12 days in, I can proudly say that I have yet to lose my keys. Anyone that knows me should be very impressed. This resolution came after the realization that I probably spent a good month of 2010 looking for my keys. I finally reached my breaking point when I thought I was going to have to spend my entire Christmas break in Lexington, because I could not find my keys to drive back to Owensboro. After 3 solid hours of looking under every piece of furniture, emptying every bag I packed, crawling under my bed, and a little bit of crying, and with the help of my wonderful roommate Jill, I managed to find my keys, and Christmas was saved. I bet if you guessed for the next three weeks you would not be able to figure out where I found them, so I'll just tell you. They were under the stairs of my apartment, outside, partially buried in the snow. So having finally learned that enough is enough, and facing the fact that I waste far too much energy on finding things that i just had in my hand, I have decided to at the very least, always know where my keys are. And as of 1:53 am on January 14th, it has worked!

The next biggest thing that has been going on in my life is that I have once again, fallen victim to the dangerous and consuming addiction to the Sims. This has gotten  little out of hand, with me playing it for 12 hours at a time, completely unaware of the happenings on Earth or even in my own bedroom. Due to this addiction, I have a common problem, that a lot of babies experience, where I have gotten my days and nights a little mixed up. I cannot even consider going to bed before 5 am (hence me blogging at 2 am) nor can I pry myself out of bed before noon. This has made starting school a little complicated. I really struggled to make it to my 10 am class yesterday and I face the same battle tomorrow morning. I decided it was a bad thing when I asked myself, on the first day of school, if it was too early to start skipping classes. Even while I struggled to get out of bed yesterday at 9:30 am, I realized that it would be pretty pathetic if I could not even managed to make it to class on the first day and "Emily the good student" prevailed and I went (grumpily).

Okay enough about that, time to move on to bigger problems. I found out today that the person I have considered myself to be all my life is wrong. I am talking about my astrological sign. While I never really put much stock into that astrology crap, I do have to admit finding out that I am no longer an Aries but a Pisces has come as a bit of a blow. I think about reading Seventeen Magazine and looking up my horoscope. It was always so great because Aries came first (I assume because it starts with an "A") and I never had to look very hard for my horoscope. Now I'm a Pisces, and frankly I find this shocking and unfamiliar. While trying to find the silver lining in my identity crisis, I looked up the characteristics of a Pisces, and they are remarkably on point. Pisces are compassionate, emotional, easily bored, demanding of lots of excitement, spiritual, and prone to bad luck. That sounds like me. I also looked up the characteristics of Aries and I find it a huge relief not to have to pretend to be highly competitive, and I'm pretty sure no one has ever accused me of being "a force to be reckoned with". But this isn't the point. The point is you can't just go changing who people are and the sign they have identified with their whole lives, its weird and cruel and a lot to deal with when starting a whole new year.

So with the new realization that I am not who I thought I was but a whole new person indeed, I go to bed tonight with a lot on my mind. I do promise that I will blog a little more often than once every couple of months. That's assuming I have anything to write about, which the way my life is headed should be almost a guarantee. Goodnight!