accidental existence

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“…but the part that really gets me, are all the moments in between…” June 22, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — emletterman @ 4:31 pm

I’ve been so busy this Wednesday I almost didn’t have time for my blog post.
What would Wednesday be without a blog post?
I shudder to think.

The criminals are out in full force today.
Hence why I have been so busy.
I just posted two to the web.
The crazies keep me on my toes.

I had a Yakisoba for lunch today.
AKA gourmet ramen noodles.
I’m not sure the nutritional value, but they have vegetables.
That has to count for something.
And they are 85 cents.

Made a mid-morning Starbucks run.
They always know how to perk up my day.

Adam introduced me to the show Firefly.
I got addicted.
Mal is a hottie.
I think I’m becoming a nerd.
(I already was a nerd.)

Popped in some HIMYM last night.
Made me miss MWM and KW5.
(Only about 2 percent of you will understand that post.)
(I’m sneaky.)

Adam and I need more couples friends.
We have some.
They all live far away.
We need to find our Marshmallow and Lily Pad.

Gave Danny Boy a bath yesterday.
He’s not fond of it, but he tolerates it.
Chuck sat on the edge of the tub watching.
At one point she poked him.
I think she was taunting him.
He gave me the puggy death stare.

Summer is in full swing.
It’s hot.

They are converting all the Springvegas QuikTrips into Casey’s.
I hate it.
QT’s were clean.
They had decent coffee.
There were two on my way to work.
Every time I go into a Casey’s it like the attendant just finished a line of meth.
And they smell.

Maybe brats for dinner tonight.
Maybe biscuits and gravy.
We have yet to decide.

My laundry is piling up.
I washed some underwear.
I’m good to go.

I think some shopping is in order this weekend.
I need some serious retail therapy.
Paying for a wedding is hard work.

Speak of the wedding.
We got a food processor as a gift.
I have ALWAYS wanted one.
Used it last night to make fresh pesto sauce for pasta.
It was like a little bit of chopped up heaven.
I LOVE fresh basil.
(I think I could just eat it raw.)

Tent theater this weekend.
A murder mystery from the 1940s.
I love live theater.
And I haven’t missed a season of Tent since I was a freshman in college.

I wish I had a Dr. Pepper right now.

My C25K is less 5K and more C right now.
I need to get back on the trail.
It’s so hot.

Some serious Shutterfly time is in order soon.
I need to make some wedding albums.
People are starting to ask.

Sidenote: We have filled out wedding thank you cards.
We need to buy stamps.
Curse you governmental regulations.

I need to get Millie’s oil changed.

Just got two more press release about criminals.
Give it a break people.
You are no Al Capone.
You will get caught.

Sidenote No. 2: I should have had a hot Capone for lunch.
Damn you Ben’s and your ridiculously tasty, yet mildly expensive sandwich.

It’s time for a pug.

Imagine this pug is Danny and this cat is Chuck and that's exactly how it happened.

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“…young and full of running, tell me where that has taken me…” June 15, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — emletterman @ 1:04 pm

It’s Wednesday afternoon.
It’s time for a blog post.

It’s community guide week.
I dislike community guide week.

I also dislike being yelled at first thing Wednesday morning.
No matter what I write I will never please everybody.
Ever.
Despite the fact that you think I slighted you, I didn’t.
You never even crossed my mind.
Chew on that one.

I just had a bowl of frosted Cheerios.
They made the day a little better.

It’s hot outside.

I went to Walmart to get milk for lunch.
I stepped in gum.
Hot, sticky, parking lot gum.
Another reason I hate Walmart.

I shouldn’t write blogs when I’m in a disgruntled mood.
The post has dark overtones so far.
I can feel it draining out of my fingers and on to the screen.

Bright spot: I talked to KW5 today.
He always has a way of making me smile.

Long day and it’s not even 1 p.m. yet.

An Ozark man won $100,000 in the lottery today.
Scratchers.
I just put the story on the web.
I’m green with envy.

We’re grilling hamburgers for dinner tonight.
Adam wants to put cheese in the middle.
I have seen this done.
On TV.
Everything always looks easier on TV.

Triple B hosted a “hey you got married and registered here, now come buy some more stuff” event.
Everything was 20 percent off.
We got a complete new bed set.
It’s so soft.
So fluffy.
We also bought popsicle molds.
I’m gonna try tomato basil from the Food Network Mag this month.
(you know my love of basil)

Speak of which, we need to go grocery shopping.

Adam and I are headed to the Show Me Music and Arts Festival this weekend.
Press passes.
:)

I feel like a break will never come.
Closed doors.
Not even a cracked window.

I missed the Republican debate.
I followed the sass on Twitter.
That’s all I really cared about anyway.
That debate is the best thing to happen to the Obama campaign yet.
(Coming from the lamestream media, take that for what you will.)

I miss The West Wing.

I’ve been playing Words with Friends non-stop lately.
Love that game.
I’ve beat Adam in 4 of the last 5 games.
Cause I’m a rockstar like that.
I still can’t beat MattyClaus.
He sucks.

The office is quite today.
Not many people here.
You know except those calling to yell at me.
And the lady placing a classified up front for “thousands in 1940s jewelry.”

Andy’s has a new mint chip concrete.
I must try this.

It feels like summer is dragging on.
It just started.

I feel like taking a drive.
Going nowhere and anywhere but here.
Gas is too expensive.

Made stuffed pork chops for dinner last night.
The result: A happy husband and a happy pug.

Married life is great BTW.
It is gouda.
#reversecheesejokesareevenmorefunny

I imagine Danny will look a bit like this when the Andy's comes.

 

“…I might just be hanging around…” June 8, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — emletterman @ 4:22 pm

It’s Wednesday.
It’s the end of the day.
I’m ready to go home.

I’ve been super productive today.
Interviewed and wrote two articles.
Thank you Frosted Cheerios for breakfast.

Going to the mailbox shouldn’t involve a stop for ice cream.
At McDonalds.
On the other side of the highway.
While I’m doing your job.

My C25k plans are back on track.
Ran last night.
Felt good mentally.
Felt like shit physically.
But I made it.

Maybe Brew Co. for dinner tonight.
We have a 417 Deal of the Day.
Sorry Tricia.

I need to get the oil changed on my car.

Leftover pizza for lunch.
Yesterday was Cheryl’s work bridal party.
The fridge was plumb with bounty.

I want to go swimming.
It should be easy.
I see other people doing it.
Everyday weekend we have plans.
Or I have to cover an event.
The universe is conspiring so it doesn’t have to see me in a swimsuit.
Too bad.
It’s cute.
With purple flowers.

Chuck got her first bag of adult cat food this week.
They grow up so fast.
(Tear)
(Not really)

The next couple weeks are gonna be hella crazy at work.
Donna is gone on vaca.
It’s community guide time.
And we are short staffed.
Let the chaos ensue.

What do you do if your friend from college, whom you haven’t talked to since, uses your baby name.
Mind you, we are still to poor to even look at other people’s babies.

#Weinergate.
It’s like a Twitter wet dream.
Almost literally.

I think I want to go on a cruise.

Little Kyle Wilson set a wedding date.
What are the odds of snow in Iowa in December?

I started using Firefox instead of Safari.
Bold move I know.
I’m not sure if I like it yet.
I did get to change the”theme” to gummy bears.
That made me smile.

I need some summer shoes.
I have flip-flops and a couple pair of sandals.
I need some summer heels.
Or wedges.
Or anything my feet can breath in, look cute and feel comfortable.
(I’m a dreamer.)

I wish I worked in Springfield.

I’m looking at a giant black foam No. 1.
This will make more sense when the community guide comes out.

Heat makes me apathetic.

We have almost finished the West Wing on DVD.
I want to see who wins so badly.
But I don’t want to give up my new friends when it ends.

Boxed up the wedding dress for “preservation.”
I don’t know what this means.
It has something to do with sugar.

Crazy people keep coming in the office.

It’s time for a pug picture.

This is how I imagine Danny would look doing C25K.