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so far, 2011 sucks

i don't handle hangovers as well as i used to.

saturday morning, january 1 must have happened, but i didn't see it. i didn't get out of bed until 1 pm, and that's only because we went to see a movie. otherwise i'm pretty sure i would have stayed in bed the entire day.

there are two or three small theaters in walking distance from our apartment. one is literally across the street and was playing The Social Network, which i've been wanting to see for awhile.

the movie was just as good as everyone said. very rock star tech. i loved the venue, too. i will definitely go back. if you see a movie before 6 pm you save two bucks, which brings it down to an Oklahoma priced movie ticket.

next i successfully wasted the rest of the first day of 2011 being lazy. it started to rain, which washed away any motivation i may have had to do anything at all.

and it continued to monsoon through sunday, but i couldn't be lazy two days in a row. i did some work on my entertainment marketing internship. have i mentioned it?

i started an internship not too long ago that allows me to work outside of my day job work hours. the hardest part is finding a routine. i really wish that i was a morning person and could work an hour or two before i drive to work instead of trying to fit it in in the evenings. plus it's hard to get work done around the house. i'm always distracted by something that needs to be cooked, cleaned, or hugged. my little doggie sonic requires a lot of hugs, you see. i'm trying to put everything i can into this opportunity, however, because i see it going somewhere. hopefully so far that i can quit my day job before next year (fingers crossed).

working from home is definitely the way to go. once i've cleaned everything in sight and my tummy is full i work so comfortably here and i get so much done. it's easier to brainstorm in my own surroundings. plus, i can take breaks without feeling guilty. for example i've been reading and researching for a few hours, and now i'm taking a quick blog break to get my juices flowing before i do some copy writing. it's perfect! it's the way i need to work. and i would never be allowed to work this way in the office.

not too mention there would be phones ringing off the hook, angry emails, vendors who don't i really have to go back tomorrow???

anyway, back to day two of 2011:

our garbage disposal clogged up on day one, so we poured Drano in it. it did nothing. i called the property manager who called the plumber. while i worked and my doggie sonic snoozed, we inhaled a lot of Drano fumes. eventually i passed out, so we were both snoozing until the plumber showed up. at this point my head was throbbing and my stomach was doing flips. i felt horrible. i started to clean up the mess the plumber left, but i couldn't manage it.

even with windows open and fans blowing, the Drano fumes had won.

and so, day two ended in sickness and a fabulous fight with my Man that i'm not sure is over. neither of us seem to be good at this new thing called compromise...i'll look it up later.

but today is a new day. and even though the disagreement is throwing me off i have a good amount of work to do today. so...back to it.



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