January just…sucks, what can I say. Mark likes this month because it’s his birthday month, but sorry dude, that’s just not enough of a reason to like January right now. I don’t remember it ever being so snowy and wet around here, although I do have to say that I while walking to the dentist this morning at 9am, I could appreciate the frozen, ice covered branches. It was like the trees were encased in crystal. The branches – every single one of them down to the tiniest twig – looked covered in glass. It almost made you want to lick it. Almost.
Well, whatever with this ice/slush/snow that won’t melt. Spring had better come sooner than later this year because I just got some sandals that I ordered in the mail and as soon as I put them on, I knew that I’d be wearing them everyday when the weather gets warmer.
Some totally random things:
Thanks for all your comments on the NoStore! post. It still feels like a good decision. I think the bottom line is we value our freedom and flexibility too much to be tied down right now. We want to travel more with the girls and we’re planning our trips already this year. We closed on our books for 2010 and I know that we don’t need a store to make money.
When was the last time you had an eye exam? I think mine was like 15 years ago. I bring it up because my eyes have been feeling pretty blurry lately. I know it’s because I stare into this computer waaaay too many hours in the day and they’re really just fatigued, but maybe I should go check them out. You know, I always wanted to wear a pair of black rimmed hipster glasses. Even Mark has a pair. Sad, I know.
I’m still on my Dinosaur Jr / Pixies / James Iha / Pavement kick because guys, there is sooo much catching up to do on Youtube. All the concerts and festivals you didn’t go to, all the Lollapalooza tours you missed, all the shows you never saw (like this clip from the Pumpkins in ’98 because I sort of stopped listening to them at that point). You can see them all on the internets, people, and it’ll drag you into a time suck because it’s like you can go back in time and it makes me really miss the 90s something bad. But then I listen to Passion Pit which is helping to make January a little bit brighter because their songs are so damn happy in the same way that some New Order songs make me happy, and it makes me want to be young and 24 again like all those people partying in the video.