Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Confessions of a Chronic Insomniac Part II

I think breakfast cereal is an utterly useless and unhealthful source of calories.  I cringe when I feed it to Cricket every morning.

The fact that I'll be 24 in a few days terrifies me.  Five years ago, what did I think I'd be doing by the time I was 24?  I have no idea, but I'd bet my left nostril it wasn't this.  Mostly I'm just scared because it's one more year gone by without babies - mine or anyone else's.

I just made my last payment on Alix's engagement ring.  Thank. The. Effing. Lord.

You know that viral video on YouTube about "put a bird on it"?  I don't find the video nearly as funny as most people do, but I laugh when I think about how I "put a bird on it" when I got my last tattoo.

I've been cooking the same peanut eggplant stew for two weeks running now.  There's enough frozen in my freezer to feed a small army.  So sue me, it's delicious.

I haven't been running in nearly two weeks and it's killing me.  This whole working 13 hours a day thing (and sleeping four hours a night thing) doesn't exactly lend itself to running.

I wish that it was still age-appropriate to make birthday gift request lists.

I looked better in my Target dress at my Yale interview session last week than forty other people in suits.  Hells to the yeah.

I used to be at least a little bit indifferent about getting into Yale.  Not anymore.  I will be devastated if I don't get in.  On the other hand, if I don't get in, I have two other fantastic routes to go on to becoming a midwife.  Half the time that I'm awake at night, it's because I can't stop thinking about the pros and cons of these three possible roads.

I eat the same thing every day.  Quite literally - the same exact thing(s).  You'd think it would get boring but for me, it's more of a relief than anything.

One time, I got bucked off a galloping horse over her head and landed head-first on the ground, only to look up and see her jumping over my prostrate body and see her back hoof landing six inches from my head.  I still think about that sometimes and am grateful for a) riding helmets and b) that I'm alive.

I think my one brother's artwork is the best you'll ever see and my other brother's music is the best you'll ever hear.  Call me loyal, call me biased, but whatever.  I believe in both of them.  If anyone in our family is going to make it big, it's going to be them.

By this time next year, I hope I'm either pregnant or have a baby.  Partners (or lack thereof), logistics, money, and good sense be damned. 

I know for a fact that I'll have lots of wrinkles when I'm old.  I smile a lot, I don't wear sunscreen on my face except in the summer, and I don't use any of that anti-wrinkle product crap.  Whatever, I'm just hoping they'll look good on me.

I have a penguin-shaped humidifier named Poppy.  Be jealous, because she's just that cool.


Anonymous said...

ANY age is appropriate to make a birthday gift request list!!

also, you're awesome.

- a fan

Allison the Meep said...

I am now very curious about what the foods you eat every day are. If I only had 3 foods to ever eat again, I would pick broccoli, quinoa, and avocado. I never ever get tired of those.


Cereal is ridiculous and unhealthy—unless you make it yourself. (After making homemade granola for years, I will never get over how gross and expensive boxed cereal is.)

I also have an artist brother, and I feel the same way. Go, loyalty!

Cait said...

Hey Anon - don't be anonymous! People who call me awesome are instantly my favorite.

Allison - daily foods include: smoothie (banana, blueberries, soy yogurt, soy milk), hummus and veggies, and oatmeal. I imagine you are literally collapsing in a heap of excitement over that stunning array of culinary genius. But props to you on the quinoa thing. Quinoa gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Noelle - yay loyalty! and serious yay for homemade granola. Easiest thing to make vegan, tasty, and healthy in the world.