Tuesday, May 29, 2007

and so you're back. from outer space.

it's been so long since i've blogged, i blanked out on the website address to sign into this thing. i was like, "www.blogspot.com?? that seems logical, but for some reason, incorrect." and lo - it was. blog-ger, kate, blog-ger.

so anyways. i am back, and boring as ever. i regret that this blog has gotten boring. i plan on changing that (truly, i do, and not in the "my new year's resolution is to quit smoking" kind of way). i'm going to write when i write - which is hopefully fairly regularly, but i'm not going to pressure myself to throw up some blahdy-blah just because it's been two days since i last posted - and i'm going to write stuff with a point.

revolutionary, i know.

(and i'm kind of lying - sometimes i still won't have a point. this is a blog, after all. but hopefully it will be less often.)

ok, so, before we get to all that point-having, i'll tell you a little bit about what i've been up to. mainly, moving the fuck out of virginia. here are some pics of the new place (the apartment is long and narrow, which doesn't lend itself well to being able to capture a whole room in one picture - the following half-assed attempts will have to suffice):

the living room, as seen from the kitchen

the kitchen, as seen from the living room

the itty bitty bathroom

and the piece de resistance - and not just because i just spent 20 minutes in microsoft paint deciding how to best anonymize BoyCat - the bedroom

i think i just made up that word, anonymize. and i like it.

so this is where we live now. it's pretty great, but i'm not gonna lie, it's taking some getting used to. a new job and a big move are both big events in and of themselves, and the fact that i took both on within one month has left me a bit...overwhelmed. as in, i've had about three mini-breakdowns in as many days. i'm tired, and anxiety-ridden, and wound up, and freaked out, and....so on. i'm just glad that most of the major logistical hurdles are behind us (except you for you, DC DMV...and oh how i am sick just thinking about you. the story of our car inspection process is a tale for a whole 'nother post), and that soon i can start trying to do things like breathe. and relax. ideally at the same time.

and finally, for the few of you that are still curious about what the unbloggable stuff was, i am going to have to remain mum on that for a little while longer. but really, don't waste any energy on it, because it's nothing bad and nothing really major - i'm not becoming an astronaut or having a baby or getting married or moving to portugal or anything. i hate bein' like that - you know i do - but i am. and when i finally do post about it, you all will be like "that's it? aw man. that's boring."

because boring is what i do best! did best, i mean, did best...things will be different this year, i swear. i'm gonna lose 20 pounds. and write a novel. and spend more time with my kids. and quit smoking, of course.

see you again when i have a point.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

i would like to interrupt this blog hiatus to say...

i fell down today.

on the street.

in front of strangers.

note to self: purchase summer commuting sandals that have something resembling treads on the bottom of them, so that when the sidewalks are wet, you don't resemble a three-year-old at an ice skating rink.

good grief.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

that dreaded term.

you know the one - the one that every blogger, at some point in his or her life, is going to find themselves forced to utter. no, it's not "unbloggable" - i've done that one already.


god, i am loathe to even type it. it sounds so self-important, doesn't it? tv shows go on hiatus. professors go on hiatus (no wait, that's "sabbatical." but whatever.). my little blog, with its 20-odd regular readers, should not warrant the term. but the blogosphere has deigned it so - any foreseen and somewhat lengthy absence from blogging shall henceforth be properly termed a "hiatus", it's there in the by-laws, look it up - and i am merely following orders.

i will be back at the turn of the month, after a number of crazy things die down around here. you know about the move - that probably would've resulted in a little blogging break all on its own! but add to that a little editing gig that is really not little at all (pages. hundreds and hundreds of them.), and another totally unexpected, totally exciting, and totally as yet unbloggable (oh god, i'm doing it again!!) development have all conspired to take me out of blogging commission for the rest of the month. but once i get everything done and regain some semblance of my sanity, i'll be back, and hopefully able to blog the unbloggable and continue to annoy you all with my generally self-involved blathering.

until that fine day arrives, though, go forth and read my blogroll. get to know each other. enjoy each other's company. and i'll see you later.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

your wednesday one-liner.

he or she has a point, courtesy of Overheard in New York:

Law professor: Death is bad, but there is a tax advantage.

--NYU Stern School of Business