Friday, August 29, 2008

the week in a review

Well, fear not. Montastic has made it. One week of working from home.
There was laughing. There was crying. There was lots of bathroom breaks. Cups of coffee. Cups of water. Food. A shower or two. And then there was my sanity.
I learned very little about myself this week. But here's what I know...
- If you don't shower, you don't need to do laundry, because you smell as clean as the clothes. Duh.
- Orange nails are nice. Bright red nails are better.
- Getting outside once a day is absolutely necessary. When you forget what wind feels like...it's a problem.
- I am in a romantic love-affair with peanut butter.
- Davers and Ryan are my favs. They have helped keep me mildly normal this week.
I use the term "mildly" loosely.
Apologies for the back-to-back adverbs in the previous sentence. Although, one might argue that "mildly", in its original context, is an ad-adjective (though this is not a real thing). But not so! For it was used to modify the verb "to be" in regards to my being normal.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

obligatory DNC post

and really, I'm only posting these vids because this happened RIGHT outside my window. I'm standing beside my apartment building taking these vids. In my pjs of course, since I didn't much get dressed ever yesterday. very cool.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Day 3 **UPDATE**

My hair is dry.

I have yet to snack.

I drank my half-old, half-new coffee.

I am still wearing sweats but I changed my shirt and bra-ed up. Although I never applied deoderant.

AND...I DID LAUNDRY.

Then, naturally, I supermanned dat ho.



Please note the tumtum hanging out. Please also note that looks are free. No touching.

write when you don't want to

if i were to guess...i would say these are my biggest blogfans. ie: the dashingly handsome people who read Bella and Brutta on the reg.
please, if i've forgotton a regular reader, let me know.
and i'll be sure to put a most-flattering picture up of you as well..and you give you props as well-seasoned Montastic intellectual.

write even more than that

Working from home, Day 3:

- I just washed my hair while hunched over the tub. Because it was dirty. Because I hadn't showered in almost 2 days. Because I'm working from home. Because I didn't think a shower was really worth it since I have a soccer game later and a full shower will come immediately thereafter.

- The exciting challenge of my day is going to be to try and NOT snack throughout the day just because my food is all within 50 feet of me. Don't act like you're not jealous of my exciting challenge.

- I'm still in pajamas. I have no motivation to put on a bra, normal clothes, my contacts or a happy face. What's the point? There ain't nobody nowheres!

- My bedroom is a mess. And I should do laundry. And I don't want to. And it's only getting worse. And I have plenty of time to do it. And I still probably won't today.

- My coffee cup today is filled with half a cup of coffee from yesterday (that, consequently, had sat on my kitchen counter all afternoon and overnight) and half a cup of fresh hot coffee. Even though I have a full fresh pot, it seemed silly to waste yesterday's. But the remainder of the fresh coffee in the pot will stay there until tomorrow when it will become the new-old coffee. Which I will finish tomorrow after making a whole new pot and topping of my half-cup of new-old coffee with the new-new coffee ...while still leaving half a pot of new-new coffee in the pot. Only to do the same thing on Friday. It's a sick cycle.

- If one were to paraphrase: While working from home Montastic has perhaps lost some of her self worth. And she is dirty. And over-caffeinated.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

write when you don't

So, the DNC has come to Denver. Big news. I guess.
For Montastic this means that I'm working from home. And for Montastic this has brought the realization that working from home sucks.
Admist shoddy communication with my coworkers regarding numerous projects, I am quite possibly going stir crazy.
While likely overdosing on coffee (hot, then iced, then hot, now iced again), I've been working a bunch, cursing at my half-witted dinosaur of a computer, hitting the refresh button on my email web browser incessently, starting to develop a sore ass from my cheap hand-me-down desk chair, jamming to jams (naturally), and painting my finger nails. Orange, if you're curious.
I've also periodically stared outside, longing for the chance to run free in the sunshine.
Please note, Montastic enjoys grabbing coffee mugs by parts other than the handle.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here I come to save the day!

That means that Mighty Mouse is on his way.
Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right
Mighty Mouse will join the fight.

Thursday Fun-Day song sendoff!

Well, I have tomorrow off. So naturally I must include the Friday Funday song sendoff today. Apologies for the weird karaoke version, but the actual music video has embedding disabled.
Anyway...here's the JAMMER! blast it. do it. do it now.


Also, I leave for Portland tomorrow for the Borqs 24th bday and some time with my ladies and close peeps. CANNOT WAIT.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

this is why i know we are related

my brosef sent me this picture the other day. big wangs = awesomeness.

to paraphrase: just write



found on copyblogger.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

BAAAAAAAA!

HAHAHAHA!! Oh my god. I cracked up. This goat just made my entire month. I can't stop laughing. or watching it. good lord.


Yes, this goat sounds like a man...making goat sounds. absolute perfection.

rob ryan, doin it again


man i LOVE this tile! and Rob Ryan.
Yes, I've posted about him before.
Yes, I've shown you his stuff before.
Yes, I enjoy being astonished.

a few things I've found astonishing recently:
my endurance
reduced fat woven wheats
my brother's life change
olympians
cat-callers
myself
Matt
red meat
Perry's adventures in Africa
my excitement for Portland
the weather

yearbook yourself

a mildly entertaining site.

Montastic, through the years:

1952

1960

1966

1992

All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day...

...put the pieces back together my way.

A jam by which to be inspired.

Friday, August 15, 2008

the friday round-up

two weeks ago it was 105 in denver. today the high is 69 (holla!....and i do mean "holla" in the i-love-rainy-and-wet-weather-way, not the sex-related-69 way. turd). while i did have to drive to work since it was so wet this morning, the smell and look and feel of cloudy, overcast denver took me right back to oregon and made me SUPER excited for not only my trip out there next weekend, but the potential move there in april. a pic from phonesy on the short drivesy:


the next run planned is the Sombrero Trail Run, a 4.5 run through Estes Park. and my two favorito work boys are joining in me the beautiful hell that is a trail run at 8,000 feet, with 900 ft of elevation gain. i'm pumped. awesomeness will be achieved on Sept 13th.

OMG RAIN! LOLZ!

next 14er goes down (err...up) on Saturday. well that's the plan. but this glorious stormy weather may stick around. so, maybe the plans will be moved, yet again. sadface.

soccer starts sunday. and, if you've played, and taken a couple months off, you know that when you come back to it, no matter how much you've been working out or running...you will feel completely dead and laid-up after the first game. wait, maybe that's just me. give me 2-3 games and i'll be conditioned and fine. trust me.

i'm selling a pair of Anon Truth sunglasses. the white/grit color. they usually run $80-90 dollars. i bought them online, but am not quite sure I like them enough. the shape is cool and funky, but i may not be cool or funky enough. anyway, i wore them once. and they are pretty rad. just not for me. $55 and they're yours. yes?


i've been on a health-kick lately. no fried shit. very minimal cheese. lots of fruit/veggies/yogurt/protein/grains etc. no booze. well...i feel great and my body feels very energetic. but DAMMIT if i'm not seriously craving some pepperoni pizza.

Dear Rain,
I like you. Do you like me?
_yes
_no

Kisses,
Montastic

today is National Relaxation Day. So...sit back, relax, and live longer. Apparently this thing called "relaxation" is healthy and good for your body. who knew? anyway, this is just perfect because i only had about 4 hours of sleep last night. so in honor of today, i'm just going to rest my eyes for a brief moment.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

If I couldn't fail, I would...

...do a cartwheel
...complete a triathlon
...get married the moment I thought someone was the one
...open a coffee shop
...befriend a complete stranger on the street
...tell you EXACTLY how i felt
...design shoes
...and jewelry
...never worry about money
...be a mother of 5

bunny didn't make it very far


what a most excellent picture!

clean streets. thanks to him.

so i know i haven't posted much lately. and i know my very last post was about my walk to work. but i had to post about this lovely bum. i see him every morning when i walk under the overpass right by my apartment. and he sits on his bike but doesn't actually ride it. he slowly walks and scans the ground.
the first time i saw him, i thought he was looking for change or who knows what. well it turns out he walks on his bike in order to find garbage and pick it up and throw it away. and today, i tried to sneak a camera phone picture of him. so here he is, under my overpass. (yes, i realize the overpass does not belong to me, duh).
anyway, he makes me smile every time because instead of lounging on bum island like many others, he takes the time to pick up garbage left by others, maybe even his fellow bums.
my everyday hero:


********UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE********
so i had this lovely bum-experience this morning on my walk. and, after getting to work and getting settled i received the following text from my favorite chaseypoo:
"a homeless smelly guy carrying around a sleeping bag full of stuff asked me if i wanted to go get a meal at a restaurant around here."
to which i responded:
"oh mo go! you have a date!! sexy thang. I'm jealous"

to sum up: we both had very exciting experiences with the people of the streets this fine thursday morning.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

piggy go WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

so, i'm sure you've all heard this, and it may not warrant repeating, but this year was the FIRST TIME EVARRRRRRGH that a woman has won the hog-calling contest at the Illinois State Fair.

please do not laugh. this is a very very serious competition. people have died* trying to perfect the hog call.


*this is damn lie.

reasons i heart Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

reason 1:

reason 2:

oh the walk to work

it sure is full of stupid guys in cars who think that whoopin' and hollerin' is really gonna melt my pants right off. today was no exception...and actually, worse than normal.
dozens of "look-a-girl-who-is-walking" glances
8 blatant hang-your-head-out-the-window gawks
3 honks (2 with yells)
2 yells (without honks)
1 creeper who thankfully stayed across the street but stayed directly with me for 2 blocks before i turned.
and of course, this feel-good license plate.


nonetheless, i'm feeling great today. and i hope you are too!

Monday, August 11, 2008

and i did it! finally. after years of talking

Montastic whacked an easy 9 inches off her hair. yep. tada.

and it's bouncy and fun! much like jello, bouncy balls, boobies, bounce houses, beds, water ballons, and babies. DUH.

ps. i've NEVER had my hair short. not even when i was a wee lad. yikes.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Royal Arch Hike, a Montastic day to herself

a tougher-than-expected ass-kicking hike I took this morning. 2 hr 15 min. perhaps almost 5 miles, judging by the map. so tough. but so many rocks! which, if you know me, you know i love cool rocks and piles of rocks, and funky rocks and most rocks. man-made: nature-made: Montastic-made: me being sweaty because this hike kicked my ass, then me being a dork becuase i am one, then the pay off at the end of the trail: and lastly, my friend Blellow, the black and yellow snake, of course.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

friday funday song send-off

it's not actually friday, but I have tomorrow off which makes today MY friday. so here is a pleasant little jam from one Mr Michale Buble. and it goes out to a few special people who came into my life or to visit this summer, and then quickly left.

smile all around

found by Zack Attack, this website lets you sketch a little doodley doo, then spin it around the X, Y, or Z axis (for you math nerds who know about 3D planes). there are lots of colors. and lots of ways you could spend hours crafting something.
me? i wrote the word SMILE diagonally from the bottom left to the upper right, using different shades of blue (no irony intended). so...each shade of blue is a different letter. pretty rad!
and here it is:

i did a few others with more colors. but Montastic likey this one.

same walk, different things

so i walked to work again today, for the first time in a couple weeks (i've been biking). and i noticed that the weird old poster of the man surfing had been changed.
from this, which i took a picture of when i first saw it and has since been the wallpaper on my cell phone:

to this, which i actually really really like and i want in my apartment:


i also saw an abandoned stuffed dino, with a tear in its tail.


to sum up (and by sum up i mean expand my discussion of the walk), i enjoyed the walk this morning. i've found that when i walk, i truly like it. i take my time. and take pictures, clearly. i trust the drivers to notice me and not hit me. i trust the city to welcome me. and i trust myself to walk the streets.
having been biking, i realize that when i bike, i don't trust the drivers. i think the will hit me and assume i'm going to be unpredictable on my bike. i also don't trust other pedestrians to not get in my way. i find that biking rushes me and makes me want to get to my destination and thus off my bike, asap. i don't notice as much. i don't enjoy it. and i feel like a commuter and not a denverite. very interesting if you ask me.

i was pleased by the 2 new changes on my walk. same walk. different things. which is how i feel about Montastic this week. same Montastic. different thoughts.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

because kids are amazing


i wish adults were as naturally curious and creative and inventive and unphased by logic as children are. this is amazing, inspiring, refreshing...and it makes me wish i was as creative as this little boy.
someday Montastic, some day!

Monday, August 4, 2008

crosswords + sex = more smarterer


awww yea! my brain is so healthy and big!...thanks to yahoo's daily crossword of course. nothing else.

found on boingboing. click for a bigger view.

Friday, August 1, 2008

oh Batman.

You have to watch this.
ok well you don't HAVE to, but it is quite funny.
random interviewer stops random people on the streets and reads them random quotes.
They are then supposed to guess if the quote came from George Bush or, of course, BATMAN!
oh silliness.
i should start talking with big epic statements so that my words may then be confused with those of batman. that's when i'll know i've truly made it in this world.
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