Saturday, February 14, 2009

What a V-Day...My sixth sense is reeling

SMELL

Betsy. Betsy is my dad's old Ford. I hate to say "old" because she's only a '95 and calling her "old" at that age makes me really old. But I guess she is pretty old in car years (I've always said 1 car year is equal to 6 human years. It's about right--don't argue with me.) Anyway, Betsy is the truck I drove when I first moved to Texas. I didn't have a car and my dad is always driving the company truck, so he gave Betsy to me temporarily until we got my car. She has a great old truck smell. I smelled it when I hopped in the cab earlier this week to take my dad to get his license back (LONG story). It made me miss her--even though she's huge, takes diesel, has two gas tanks, and is kind of a pain to maneuver--I miss her. It was great to drive her (and smell her) again.


TASTE

Starbucks caramel frappuccino. Freakin YUM. Less than five years ago, I'd never even been inside a Starbucks, let alone tasted some of their delightfully delicious products. My old room mate and I used to get a "caramel ice storm" from the Nordstrom Cafe at the University mall, but there are only so many Nordstrom Cafes so I broke down one day and went to Starbucks. I (needless to say) got a caramel frappuccino and forever changed my coffee product consuming future. So yeah--earlier this week I got a grande caramel frappuccino with extra caramel (I LOVE caramel) and no whipped cream (I HATE whipped cream)--which is how I always get it. I hadn't had one in forever, so it was heavenly!!


SIGHT


Fable II. We bought it and it has taken over my life. I am an RPG-er for life. Love 'em. I was obsessed with Oblivion but now it's Fable. All the way. The only thing I maybe like a little bit more with Oblivion is how big and open the world is--but that can be good and bad. The good is that you have so much freedom and in an open-play game, freedom is good. The bad--it's so open that it can be really overwhelming. Fable is more fun because you don't have to worry about being "over encumbered" like you do in Oblivion. You can carry anything you want. The graphics are better, the magic looks cooler and you can do more with it, the story line is a lot more fun, your character can do a lot more (expressions/actions), etc. Also, Oblivion is so...intricate. Again--both good and bad. Good because it makes you be very involved in the development of your character. Bad because, again, it can be a little overwhelming and time-consuming. Fable finds a great balance with all of this. I love it. I could go on and on comparing and rambling. I'm just having a lot of fun with it. I have a "Good/Pure" character AND a "Corrupt/Evil" character. Hee heee.....



SOUND

"Get a job. Get a job. Get a job." I've been hearing that all week. From everyone (myself included.) We're all right too. I need to get a job. I really do hate not working. I mean--it's nice to relax and be able to chill, but I hate not doing anything all day. I REALLY hate not getting a paycheck. I hate wanting something and not being able to get it. Even worse - needing something and not being able to get it. Ick. I've been on the hunt for a new job, but now I'm really buckling down. I need to get my sh*t together. ASAP


TOUCH/FEELING

Nice, cool rain. I'm kind of cheating on this one--but you CAN feel rain, so that's my excuse. I love the rain. When I was a kid, I used to go outside and play in it all the time until my mom made me come back inside. I never got sick from it though!! I love the way it smells after it rains. Mmmm.... Every time it rains, I think of that primary song about it raining and the world being baptized:

"I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain
And ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again

I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain
I want to be the best I can and live with god again"


THOUGHTS

Who am I? What exactly do I want out of life? It's hard to think right now. There's too much going on--too much swimming around in my head. I'm getting out of the rut I'm in. I need to defrag my brain - my life, really. But I need to start with the small, misplaced pieces of my life and then I can get to the big stuff. First thing's first, though. I need to get a job. Period. Ugh..

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