Monday, August 31, 2009

i am an evil bitch

have already succeeded today in making my boss cry. isn't it supposed to be the other way around?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

before I blow your cover

always the best disguise
a license to defile
everyone you despise will die
so smile
I should have quoted "Lazing on a Sunday afternoon"! Because that's what I'm doing. Still in my PJs, nursing an aching back, eating brownies, and espressos with goat's milk (well, in my defense, eating anything else would involve leaving the house, and I'm just not up for that).

Why am I updating? No reason really. There is another quote from boxing that I find funny...but I will have to change some names to make it ungooglable. OH! Also! I am probably going to change my blog over to something a little more private soon. I know some of my readers (mom) don't have blogging accounts, so I'm soliciting advice on a good way to do this. Wordpress has a good option of having a password for each entry. Any other readers want to weigh in?

Here is the quote. My name is Carrie Davis. The gym is called "R. Laud's Boxing Gym."

Gym Owner: Davis! ....Carrie!
Me: Richar....what should I call you?
Owner: can call me whatever you wa--
Me: Can I call you Dr. Laud?
Owner: No.

Oh, another solicitation for your help: I think I'm going to have an hour-long show dedicated to the works of Stephin Merritt. That is, all his incarnations. What should I play? If you recommend one I don't have, I might request that you send me a copy... And that reminds me to let you know that my new radio time slot is 1-2am Friday night/Saturday mornings, central time. I LOVE this new time slot. But I will miss my old cohost, so I might still show up to keep her company for the Wednesday 5-7am slot, minus the music prep and volunteer hours.
  • "Smile (No one cares how you feel)" Gothic Archies

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And all of a sudden, you wash out
Like a soft, sudden, summer rain

It rained in the late afternoon.

It yielded me nothing. All is dark. All is silent. All is humid.

Me: What do you listen to?
Boxing teacher who always has headphones on: Everything.
Me: Eye of the Tiger?
Boxing Teacher: constantly.

Friday night 1-2am central

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took

And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood

And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again

Well, I wasn't going to do a radio show. I really wasn't. But I got a great time slot for the next semester, and it's just an hour, so it'll be a lot less work. Which is great. So I'm taking it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

And as for loneliness
it greets me every morning.

jk/lol, it's Xander and Ladybird that greet me every morning, with affection that is far from loneliness. And this morning, DJ Laura greeted me, surprising me by keeping me company for my show. So sweet, and good to see her!

The show went ok, but the DJ after me didn't show up, so I was a little later than usual for work. Luckily someone else showed up, so that was a relief.

Someone called in and asked me to have lunch with him some time. That was kind of weird, and kind of flattering. I did say no, though. Then I second guessed it, but Laura said if it was fate that we go out, then I would have said yes. True.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

last days of radio

Now the trouble is over, everybody got paid
Everybody is happy, they are glad that they came
Then you go to the place where you've finally found
You can look at yourself sleep the clock around

Back from the sleep clinic (I took a 2 hour nap upon my return, for good measure; I dreamed Ladybird had put Xander in her belly, and later, there were three cats, and one of them was green). I have gum in my hair from all the electrodes they used to measure the brainwaves. If anyone is interested in hearing more details about what a sleep study entails, please send me an email or leave a comment or something.

I have the first of three 5am shows tomorrow (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). They might be my last real shows, so I'm making them of my very favorites., or you can listen on iTunes. I wish desperately I could record the show for you!

Classes start Wednesday, so I don't know what will happen then. My work schedule will change. We'll see to what extent that relieves the pressure I've felt on my sleep schedule. I think I'm just taking 1 class after all. Russian just won't work with my schedule, unfortunately. After all that work to get placed in a good year.

  • Sleep the Clock Around, Belle & Sebastian

video about the place i'm taking boxing lessons

when I put on the boxing mittens, I always feel a little like StrongBad:


"Did I fall asleep?"

Nap 1 of the sleep study is over and done with. I don't even remember falling asleep, but I think I must have because they ended the nap after about 15-20 minutes, and I think they can only do that if I've gone through all my sleep cycles.

Now I'm killing time, trying to not fall asleep before the next prescribed nap.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

sleep aids

We just know that you will do well
You won't come to harm.

Aleve has helped my back--now it just feels Regular sore, not Bad sore. I went to boxing twice despite not being able to walk properly, and while some of the abs exercises and reaching up for the speed bag were bad news, I actually felt a lot better punching the heavy bag.

Tonight is the sleep study I have. I maybe have already invalidated results by taking naps today, which they said not to do. But when you have boxing at 8am, it's hard to keep moving all day. I took a fantastic bath, and have given away half my stuff on Craigslist, and returned library books, and gotten my SIM card activated, and purchased eye drops at a great discount, cleaned the litter boxes, scrubbed lots of surfaces, charged the vaccuum cleaner, ran the dishwasher, did a bit of light stalking, and none of this took as long as I expected it to. So when Sigur Ros came on iTunes, and Ladybird nestled down into my lap....snoozers, to quote Brad Neely.

Trying to trick myself into eating by going places like Whole Foods for eggs. I did get some chocolate pudding at least, which makes me feel like less of a freak for not desperately craving sugar all the time anymore. Another boring list for you, of my WF purchases: a peach, cherries, goat's milk kefir, flour, rockfish, oil.

You should read Arcadia's perfectly valid criticisms of Ponyo, but I hope it doesn't make you enjoy the utter delight of Ponyo herself any less.
  • Radiohead "Melatonin"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

ok, i'm being creepy. must. stop. googling. crush!

katrina tales

everything on me hurts! i just sneezed and it almost killed me.

i spent the morning radio show doing a crossword puzzle and soliciting my listeners for help. one man called in and was very helpful. and he turned out to be from new orleans! he is collecting stories about Katrina in advance of the anniversary, so if you have one, you can try sending them to katrina.tales. it's a gmail address.

the greatest

I'm the king of the world, I am the greatest, I’m Muhammed Ali, I shook up the world, I am the greatest, I'm king of the world, I'm pretty, I'm pretty, I'm a baaaad man, you heard me I'm a baaad man, Archie Moore fell in four, Liston wanted me more, so since he's so great, I'm a make him fall in eight, I'm a baaad man, I'm king of the world! I'm 22 years old and ain’t gotta mark on my face, I'm pretty, I easily survived six rounds with that ugly bear, because I am the greatest.

boxing is the greatest! radio is the greatest! cats are the greatest! coke icees are the greatest (except this one is keeping me up tonight)! Russian is the greatest! Except listening comprehension! crushes are the greatest! sparkling water is the greatest! to many parties is the greatest! hypnosis is the greatest! espresso machines are the greatest! writing statistics memos at work is the greatest!

"summer's ardent rustling is like a festival outside my window."
  • Muhammad Ali (secondary quote Anna Akhmatova)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

awesome things!

Loved Ponyo. Loved boxing. Loved work. Things are looking up.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I left my phone on the bus. Sucks.

Had a nice trip to LA, with my mom and brother bickering the whole way, and the over-full car of stuff threatening to decapitate one of us at every wrong turn (of which there were many). Woo hoo. But I got to see Tabby and Rita, so that made it worthwhile.

Sorry I can't seem to update lately.

Monday, August 03, 2009

He's a mad man!
Had a productive day at work. At home, not so much. I did manage to eat that tuna salad. Nice going, me! But there's still a lot to be done.

Another Futurama quote: "Who needs courage when you have a gun?"

I'm having a madwoman freakout....gotta go shower and sleep, and edit blog entries.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

the nothing

The heavy hitters and the chichi music
all on your radio

I am slowly, slowly deleting my old posts as I archive them to my computer. I have had this blog for a long while. It's tedious going, but I want to make sure I record all your comments along with the post because the comments are usually the best part (hint, hint).

I spent today writing letters. I only have the addresses for 4 people, though. The rest of the packages will probably stagnate for months before the others get around to sending me their contact information. Their loss. These letters are awesome!

They are about: how I'm probably going to foster a golden retriever soon. And about my job. And about life plans. And about my boxing lessons. But I managed to make it all interesting, unlike here, where I'm just listing. Because I'm tired. From writing letters. And I can only manage sentences and fragments of a few words long. And I have a radio show in 5 hours. And I want to punch through the ceiling like a Superman in a hurry! But instead of going to the point of action, I just keep going up, up and away.

I watched Wizard People, Dear Reader with some friends today. Many of them were nonplussed for most parts, but some of them enjoyed it. Then we played a Harry Potter trivia game. My team partner kept asking things like "Is the last Harry Potter book out yet?" Clearly, I was the heavy hitter on my team.
  • Brimful of Asha, Cornershop