Wednesday, February 02, 2011

punxsutawney

(as an aside the title is one of the nicknames Dave calls me punxsutawney hill)

Today was hard getting out the door. We got nailed with a storm last night and as any on Twitter who follow me knows my commute took over 2x as long last night and people were nasty. It was freezing rain this morning on top of all the feet and feet of snow. Cold, wet and pure ice. My work got a delayed start so I slept in an hour and man oh man was it hard to get out of bed. I got dressed with literally the things on the top of the pile of clothes. I couldn't get a picture I felt cute in either. But I DID at least try. (Thats the fourth time in the past few weeks I got photos I didn't use or want to use.) EDITED TO SAY I liked my clothes, I felt cute in them I didn't have any PHOTOS I thought I looked cute in. I got frustrated and gave up. Static imagery just isn't the same as reality some days.

Proof  I tried. I made it small on purpose. I am still wearing my winter boots which might be part of the issue.

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I kept finding myself staring out the window this morning, longing to be out there. WHY I don't know its still raining!

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Yeah so. eh. How is your week going?

I want to say I am not complaining. Just talking but I can see how it might sound like it because you can't get inflection over the internet. A lot of friend and family of mine are going through some insanely rough times right now. Stuff I can't even imagine what it is like to go through.All I just wish I could be there for everyone. Physically there. I need clones and an endless supply of money. I also wish I knew what to say. To make someone feel better.I don't even know what makes me feel better. eh. Yeah so that was terribly way too deep and I am sorry. Lets lighten it up a little.


What is the best compliment you ever got?
I don't know why I ask questions I don't know how to answer...  This is kinda silly and macabre all at once but at my Grandfather's funeral my cousin gave a eulogy and he talked about how Pop always talked about how smart I was. I honestly had no idea he felt that way. Smart? I have been called a lot of things but smart is usually never one of them. That and Pop always did this thing where he wouldn't compliment you to your face but whoever isn't in the room that is who he gushed about. So cousin got all the Hillary stories and I got the oh B is so great stories. We never knew he did that until his funeral. I just thought he liked B more. :P

19 comments:

hillary said...

Hey I am missing 2 comments... that Disqus thingie is confusing for me , I can barely keep up with blogger!
however thank you for taking the time to check.

hillary said...

I am sorry if I am not getting them. These are the only ones I can see from your IP.
If you left more than that I have not gotten them. Someone else said something the other day about if you don't log into Disquis than their comments got stuck and all came through to me at once. I'm sorry I didn't know but if it doesn't come to me there is no way for me to know it got stuck. I can see if the help menu says anything.


This from last week:
My Monday is kind of boring and I am really tired.The weather is gorgeous, its sunny and really warm.

2 weeks ago:
What a pretty sweater, I am surprised you don't wear it more often.
I pick clothes in a very similar way to yours.... but sometimes I just grab and go.
Congratulations on Dave's graduation ! It's your success too.

3 weeks ago
I totally adore your nails !!!
I agree with you, polish in shorter nails does last longer.

Last month:
The best holidays are those spent with family!
I don't think you were spoiled, i think you were a good girl and got what you deserved - specially from your inlaws, it was a beautiful gesture for them to give you a card with that written on it and of course, who would not be delighted to get the key :o)
I spent Christmas eve in two places, one in my aunt´s (mom's sister) house but it was bad, like bad vibe, bad i don´t know what.
The other part of the time we spent it at my husband's sister's house. She invited us to her house AND SHE ASKED us to bring the TURKEY and asked her mother to bring the HAM. Seriously, what kind of invitation is THAT ?!
nevertheless, it is great to know yours was a good one :)

hillary said...

What comments aren't showing up? Anyone in particular? There aren't any sitting in my que.

hillary said...

I dont understand
I am leaving comments but they are not showing up.....

hillary said...

I was struggling to take a decent picture of one of the hats I knitted tonight. It might have been easier if I had been wearing makeup, a scarf that didn't clash and something other than a sweatshirt, but whatever..I was cold and sleepy.

The best compliment I've ever gotten wasn't with words. I had just sung the country song, Crazy, for a few thousand people at a banquet. And listening from the front table was Roy Clark (a country music legend.) While the audience was clapping, Roy Clark stood up with a spoon literally hanging out of his mouth and gave me a one-man standing ovation. =) At the time, I didn't really understand how cool it was, but now I think it's pretty awesome. My dad loves to tell that story. =)

hillary said...

Yea---not being able to take cute pics is so frustrating. Sometimes photographs just don't turn out nearly as nicely as I hope they will.

hillary said...

I spent the day wearing sweatpants and my greasy hair in a ponytail, so I didn't feel great about how I looked today either . . . although I could've done something about it. I think that's why I never feel very productive on snow days, because I don't get dressed . . .

Best compliment ever - "I want to be as kick ass awesome as you are when I grow up," - one of my students. Normally I don't condone swearing, but I think exceptions can be made. I'm still not entirely sure what "kick ass awesome" means, but it's definitely a way better compliment than, "Hey baby, you look good" from a random guy on the T.

hillary said...

That happens to me a lot, that I like my outfit and clothes but don't love the photos. C'est la vie I guess.
The best compliment - you really don't act Japanese. Ha!

hillary said...

I think you look cute. I understand the 'static' photo thing though. Some outfits are just better in motion.

My week is going better than expected. Granted it's only halfway done. I got new boots (Bad Megan), am considering joining a club at the college to get out of the house more and have been cooking dinner most nights. Slow-cooked pork ribs tonight.

I don't know about EVER, but Melissa left me a comment the other day saying I was her hero. I'm terribly flattered because I think she's got an adorable style and a great optimistic personality. I used to never remember compliments, but I try to let them stick instead of letting the negative BS.

I think it's sweet of your Pop to compliment you guys to each other. He sounds like a great man.

hillary said...

He is a total hero and I told him that. Well I emailed him that he isn't contactable otherwise. I'm proud of the kid. (I know he isn't a KID but he is to me! He will always be little in my mind)

hillary said...

B is a hero. Thank him for me if you remember.

A rolling blackout is where they intentionally turn off power to areas of the city. No warning, the power is out for 15-45 minutes. Then then turn someone else off, and you get power again.

hillary said...

I like the clothes. I didn't like PHOTOS they were underwhelming. what is a rolling blackout like a wave of it traveling along? that would be so frustrating. yeah B and I never got along I always thought it was the huge age difference but we are both INSANELY jealous of one another I think. I thought I was just jealous of him all this time but I think its a little 2 sided. Honestly we had the best grandparents in the world and we were and are lucky. Pop was always supportive of me and kind and sweet but it was the big OH HILLARY IS SO SMART he only said to B. i think because he didn't believe on verbally doting. He always told me how much he loved me and good job and that sort of thing. In that vein. I found out B was hurt in Afghanistan and I found out because he got a purple heart and it was in the paper. Now that pop would be so proud of. (I am too. very proud)

hillary said...

I think you look cute. I can understand how you don't, with your very high standards of excellence.

We are in the 20s today--very rare in Houston. And two power plants somewhere else burst pipes, so we are on rolling blackouts. Four times so far today. Hard to do work. Meanwhile, Texas Stadium in Dallas--where the Super Bowl will be played--is getting full power; it uses as much power as a medium sized city, or 21 Super WalMarts.

Tomorrow we are slated to get sleet and then snow, 1-3" in all. If so, it will be the first time EVER that Houston got snow three years in a row.

I don't get compliments, or dismiss them, so I don't remember them. I'm kinda sorry Pop did that to you and B, hurting your relationships with each other. He could have affirmed you to your face instead. I reckon I need to check whether I do that myself.

hillary said...

I think I need to edit the post I think I look cute today. I couldn't seem to take a photo I thought i looked cute in. If I didn't like an outfit I mostly wouldn't post it at all.

hillary said...

I'm sorry you don't feel cute today--you look cute!

I don't know if it was the best compliment I ever got, but the one I've most remembered is an old boyfriend who told me I "made jeans and a t-shirt make look like I invented it." I've always really liked that.

hillary said...

Years ago I worked at Berklee and man they'd close ALL the time. They still do and I'm always jealous when I hear friends who are still there and their endless snow days.

hillary said...

I like my outfit. I didn't like the photos.

hillary said...

That must have been so sweet to hear that about your Pop. I'm sure it made you feel good. It gave me the warm fuzzies on your behalf. :)

I think you look cute today. Sometimes we're too hard on ourselves and we should stop that. Really, we should.

Hope you have a good day! :)

hillary said...

I can't believe you had to go to work today! Even my husband's school, which never closes, closed today! It's his first snow day ever. Good luck out there!