Something about me that you should/probably already know: I am a mess. A total mess. I am unorganized and I ramble and I talk to myself and I can’t read my own handwriting and I never learned how to tie my tennis-shoes correctly so they constantly come undone. And when it comes to trying to get myself together? Oh. Forget it. I try to organize myself in writing but my idea of a to-do list always comes out with a few things I should do now, a few things next week, and a few to-dos to do years from now as well. Hey, might as well throw it all in there,right? Some of my to-do’s even become emotional goals that have more to do with my heart than my head. Yes.I’m a self-proclaimed awful to-do list maker. My brain doesn’t know how to condense properly. It’s better than nothing though, right? Here’s my current manic to-do list that’s been swimming around in my brain lately. (with some notes for your enjoyment, or something, added) :
–Buy groceries. Remember the coffee. And half and half.
–Take pictures for Un Poco de Todo. (on campus radio show. )We have a third member now,a dude friend/fellow student, and he really just completes the show perfectly. Two energetic and spastic girls and a funny boy make for one interesting online radio show. We’re starting to get more viewers and Katie,my fellow girl host, made a website for the show. The whole thing has definitely become more than I thought it ever would and now we’re starting to advertise. We wanna take some cheesy group photos and do a “Meet the Cast.” page. Silly. But oh so fun.
–Start writing in journals again. And poetry. Get back into poetry.
–Go to Big Brothers Big Sisters orientation. I’ve been really good about seeing my little consistently every other week since we’ve been matched, but I’ve been flakey about getting orientation in there. I have one more month before my time limit. Crap.
-Start saving money. Husband and I are for sure going to my family reunion in Colorado in July. I had my last one in Colorado when I was 18 and it was AMAZING. I’m interested to see how Robby will react to the whole entire, crazy, loud, Italian, Cirotto clan. ALSO. A few classmates/friends and I are hoping to make a trip to Europe this summer. Our Modern Fiction professor gave us details today. It’s a 16 day trip in July, counts for 3 credits, and involves a lot of touring and exploring. I’ve been to Europe once before and would love to go back. A few of us are brainstorming ideas to earn 5k each (20k total) in less than a year. We’re thinking a multitude of car washes, garage sales, and bake sales. I’m not getting my hopes up TOO high, as I feel this is a long stretch and some very expensive brownies to be selling. But getting there (or hoping to get there) is half the fun right? I see lots of yummy cookie-saling and soapy car-washing with girlfriends in my near future.
-Prepare news for podcast.Last Thursday, I started as a news girl on YourUnclesLap, a podcast starring three boys that talk about a random assortment of mostly inappropriate things. I was on top of my game last week, as I was nervous. I always over-prepare when nervous. Now that I’m comfortable and I had a lot of fun, I’m just now looking on the internet for strange/perverted news. For tomorrow.Though I have found one I’m definitely using about a cat who started a fire. By sitting on a toaster oven. Luckily, the cat-owner says she doesn’t hold a grudge on her cat. Touching story.
-Spend more time with hubby. I did get to spend time with him tonight, by catching up on the latest episode of Gossip Girl. It’s getting juicy! He also showed me something I had never seen before. Most people don’t know this, but dude used to be a bad-ass piano player. I knew that, but didn’t realize he got a little piano composer sculpture guy every-time he memorized ten pages of music. I also didn’t realize his mom had recently given him every sculpture he had ever earned in childhood. He has a kabazillion! So cute because as he would take each one out of the box I could see his face glow a little more. It’s always fun finding old memories you’re proud of and I’m glad I got to share this moment with him tonight.
-Relearn Phonics. Sigh. One of my friends told me that I needed to go back to school for phonics today. I can’t speak English properly. And I’m not really sure how this happened. I’m educated, dangit! It’s sad. I’ll just be talking, rambling on, and someone will burst out laughing. This happens frequently. I’ll ask what they’re laughing at and it’s almost always something I said wrong. Today it was “gestures.” Wouldn’t you think you pronounced this like “Guess-ture” and not “Jess-Turr“?!? Doesn’t that make sense!? Who decides how words were going to be said anyway!? Hmph. Other words I say wrong: Isotope, Ramada (the hotel), Valaro (gas station), philosophical, graffiti (this was a one time thing, my husband will never let it go. I pronounced it “gravity.”),etc. Yeah. Maybe I do need to relearn my phonics.
There’s more on my humble and ridiculous list. Take Spanish 3 (and 4), Buy some new boots, Keep making good grades, Love on people more often, Travel and befriend the world, Graduate, Go watch a football game with my parents, Explore Austin more, Learn as much as I possibly can about everything and everyone, Keep an open heart,Get a good job, Go see my great-grandma, Write a song that becomes a hit on the radio, Do laundry,etc,etc,etc.You know. The not so usual to-do list.