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February, 2009

  1. into the woods

    February 26, 2009 by louissa

    my blog-a-day is going to turn into no-blogging-through-the-weekend.  why?  well, let’s just say that there are a few joys about going to a house that’s hidden in the woods.  and they are: limited internet access (no time warner there, baby!) and limited cell phone reception.  and that’s just fine by me.

    a few days without access to the world does a soul good.

    yes, into the woods i go today.  the way is clear but by the time i leave the light might not be.  thankfully i don’t have many fears… well, except for the very large moose that i’ve heard suddenly appear in the middle of the road at times.  you hit one of those bad boys and your life is over.  but that’s all i have to worry about.

    and if you don’t know the musical into the woods then everything i just wrote seems like utter nonsense.  i apologize.

    all of that to say, the consistent blogging, although it has been fun, will pause for a bit.  but it’s not that i’m ignoring just you — more like i’m ignoring the entire world.

    i’ll be back though — no worries.

  2. of coding and driving and loneliness.

    February 25, 2009 by louissa

    a few sentences for today…

    my code is all messed up so my sidebar is at the bottom of the page.  one would think that after blogging for so many years i would know how to fix something like that.  do i?  nope.  good thing i have a brother who does.  too bad he’s so ridiculously busy he hasn’t gotten to it yet.  at some point he’ll make it right.

    i’ll do laundry tonight and think about a prayer meeting and leading worship this friday night at a church i don’t really  know.  i’ll wake up tomorrow, work, and drive 4.5 hours to go visit a boy (ha. weird.).  it’s the going somewhere by myself that i don’t like.  it’s like eating out by yourself and we already know my feelings on that.  going somewhere you’re not altogether that familiar with and going by yourself without even a GPS to keep you company — can we get more lonely than that?

    don’t listen to me.  i’ll come back and tell you about how much fun i had.  it’s just the idea of driving by myself that makes me feel lonely.  i’m the least independent person you’ll probably ever come across.


    and it’s all so silly.  someday i’ll act all grown up — i promise.

  3. going with bandaids and sorting and lullabies.

    February 24, 2009 by louissa

    my brain is telling me to be done.  it’s been struggling to keep up since 9am this morning when i first sat down at my desk and now that the clock has ticked past 5pm it’s warning me that it will shut down if i don’t go and rest for a bit.  but i’m surrounded by papers and piles and plastic sheet protectors and a big black box and i hate leaving an office like this.

    i dislike jobs that can’t be finished in an afternoon.  i started out thinking this particular endeavor would only take a few hours at the most.  four hours later, i’m only half-way through, and i’m ready to throw the towel in.

    but you don’t really care about that.  hmm… something a bit more interesting.

    i’ve been wearing a bandaid on my thumb for two months.  yes, every morning for the past sixty days i’ve woken, taken the old band aid off, showered, put product in my hair, and put a new one on.  it’s become part of my routine and i don’t even think about it anymore.  no big deal.

    the big deal is that my thumb stinks.  think i’m being dramatic?  you try putting a bandaid on the same spot for that many days and see what you smell like.

    so you’re wondering why not just take the stupid bandaid off.  i can’t.  well, unless i want my nail to catch on something and then rip off.  back in december i cut the base of my nail with a paper cutter and the very mangled nail has been growing out since.  we’re on the final few weeks stretch but i still can’t live life without the bandaid unless i want to risk having to start this growing out thing all over again.

    ah. and i’m ready to be done with my stinky thumb.  this coming from a girl who hardly uses bandaids because she dislikes the feel so much.  two months has been torture.

    . . .

    as you can see, my brain really is mush.  all i can think to write about is how smelly bandaids make your body.  i apologize.  but really — you come try to organize the worship music here at CFC and you’ll understand why i can’t think.

    the one good thing is that while i’ve been sorting and tossing and protecting, i listen to songs like this.

    ah. and the world is good again.

  4. keep going…

    February 23, 2009 by louissa

    i used to blog.  daily.  you know — i wrote something every. single. day.  even if it was just a few sentences, i wrote something.  you know — back in high school when my life was interesting.

    so a few things.  just a few sentences.  every. single. day.  i can do that.

    ramen noodles and orange juice are being put on the table.  it’s 8:15pm and dinner has been done for two hours now.  on to round two of the night.

    i just watched law & order.  i love law & order.  i used to watch it all the time.  i kinda miss it.

    i found out last night that stalking me online is much too easy.  google my name and one thing leads to the next.  i’ve left many traces of myself over the past years.

    i would like to be in a warm place today.

    everyone makes fun of my phone.  but it was free.  and it’s worked for over a year now.  i can talk to people and text.  i don’t need much more… if i did i would be even more attached to it than i am now and that just wouldn’t be good.

    and i’ve written a few things.  not very interesting things, but things nonetheless.

  5. status update

    February 1, 2009 by louissa

    facebook, gmail chat, and twitter have proved that people love to write about themselves in third person.  and for some reason, people also love reading it.  so why not blog one ginormous facebook status update?


    is in California and enjoying the sun.

    thinks that she likes the idea of summer all year round, but is a bit partial to experiencing all four months.

    is wearing her favorite red shoes.  she can only wear these when there isn’t snow to tramp through.

    ‘s favorite sweater has stupid sap drippings all over the back from sitting under a tree.  this is quite vexing.

    loves goodnight kisses from the cutest two year old.

    is sitting on her sister’s couch, watching her sister walk the most squishy boy in the world.

    thinks her brother-in-law is a crack up.

    enjoys sitting by water watching the sailboats while laughing and talking with her sister.

    is convinced that lazy mornings are the best.

    thinks it odd that her blog never loads properly.

    will be watching the Super Bowl shortly… in the afternoon.  she can add that to her strange Super Bowl watching experiences.

    purchased a card for $5 yesterday.  what a rip off.

    couldn’t help but purchase the card.  it was so perfect!

    is looking forward to talking to a certain someone more than watching the all-american football game (don’t tell nobody).

    isn’t too sure about returning to the cold north country.

    is glad there are a few more days to be spent here.