Archives for January 2014

Find a Better Idol.

I’m almost 34. I keep accidentally saying I’m 34 already. This isn’t a post about getting older. It’s actually about being young, to be honest. I remember being young and crushing on an actor or singer, thinking they were perfect and good. But that was back in the 90s, before the internet (I know, I remember life before the internet, and the early days of the internet). Back before the 24/7 news cycle, where it was possible for a celebrity to have a personal life that different from their public persona. When it was utterly shocking when River Phoenix died…

An Update!

I feel bad, but I never blogged that I came home from the hospital. But here I am! At home, living my life. Now, Crohn’s is a seriously weird disease. It doesn’t affect me constantly, and once you can get the pain of a flareup under control, life can be pretty normal. I honestly spent most of my hospital stay pain-free, watching television and sobbing over not being able to eat normal food. (You try eating nothing for a day, then only being able to have broth for another day) Right now I’ve been cleared to eat normally, but advised…

Two years and a month ago…

Two years and a month ago, I was nearing the end of doing NaBloPoMo- which was doing a blog post a month, like Nanowrimo. That year I’d been getting cramps, spiking fevers, and occasionally vomiting. But towards the end of November, it was so bad I went to the hospital. And after a lot of tests, and three days in the hospital, I was diagnosed with either Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis- they weren’t sure because the damage was so new. Nearly two years ago, I had a colonoscopy, and they still weren’t sure which I had, just that I was…

Ant-Man, focusing on Lang?

Earlier this week Edgar Wright announced that in the upcoming Ant-Man movie, that Michael Douglas would be playing Hank Pym. Which caused me to pause and wonder. Because they’d already announced that Paul Rudd was playing Ant-Man. Turns out that Rudd is playing Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man. And I’m disappointed. While yes, Hank Pym’s history in Marvel comes with some controversy (he beat his wife Janet, which led to their divorce)… there is no way to tell Hank Pym’s origin that doesn’t include Janet Van Dyne. Who is The Wasp. They were two of the founding members of the…

Getting back into the swing of things.

We’re on the final week of the Kidlet’s Winter Break. Three Weeks. Three weeks away from routines, and so on and so forth. It’s going to be chaos next week, I can tell. Just last night, the Little Kidlet threw a fit when I tried to get him to go to be in his room (versus having a sleepover on his air mattress- everyone else in the house had to get up early for work). Or, maybe they’ll surprise me and just snap right back into their school routines. Who knows? All I know is that I’m completely thrown off.…

Goodbye ’12, Goodbye ’13, Hello… 2014

If you caught that I shamelessly snagged the title of this post from A Chorus Line, I love you. If you didn’t, you should probably listen to the score. If nothing else, you’ll learn so much about me. True story: I took my first steps to One. Even as a baby, I had a great sense of timing. 2013 was a big year in so many ways. It was the year that I ran two 5ks at Disneyland- the Neverland 5k in January and the Disneyland 5k on Labor Day weekend. And more importantly, I pushed myself a lot in…