Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday!!!

Here’s a list of things I would like for my birthday
(and might end up treating myself to in some form):

* the domain name melaniekristy.com
* a t-shirt at the Kate Nash show I’m going to Thursday
* new flats! mine are falling apart ūüė¶
* a digital SLR
* a new computer! I can’t decide between a netbook and a desktop with a huge monitor
* lots of cupcakes!
* veggie samosas
* tons of books!
* a week vacation
* a trip to Europe



For the Love of Being 25


I’ll be twenty-six this Friday. In honour of that, I’m taking time to reflect on myself and my year.
Twenty-five has gone by surprisingly smoothly considering I anticipated some sort of a breakdown toward the beginning (and now I wonder if that break down is coming up for twenty-six instead). I started the year by¬†announcing my immortality in a drunken stupor from drinking countless glasses of White Zinfindel. Mind you, I hardly ever drink and this was one of five real times I’ve been drunk, ever. It was amusing nonetheless. I realized that when drunk on wine I love everybody and I’m too happy to really care about anything that’s going on in my house. Or head. Or life.
I think it’s important to recognise the things that you do in your life. It’s important to realize that while your day to day life is boring, ot’s made up of so many moments that matter. And while we’re bored or depressed or down we forget about those moments because they aren’t happening now.
Here are some things that have happened in the past year:
I started this blog. I love it, seriously.
I’ve dated four different guys, in person. This is¬†a big deal, guys, because I don’t date. They’re pretty much the only four guys I’ve ever dated. I’ve also kissed some. Big accomplishment. Twenty-five years without kissing, I’ve been missing out.
I’ve gone apartment hunting — the beginning of this year was a whirlwind of helping the BFF job hunt while calling apartments and going and looking at them. Nothing came of this, especially after I realized I’m too broke to afford an apartment, but it was fun either way.
Concerts! Hanson, Adam Lambert, Josh¬†Turner,¬†and¬†I’m going to see Kate Nash. This list isn’t nearly as epic as lists past, but hey, I do what I can.
Started countless fiction projects. Two novels, one short story. (At least, that’s all I can remember.)¬†I guess that isn’t countless, but it’s a lot more than some other years. And now I am participating in NaNoWrimo again.
Actually celebrated Halloween. Last year was spent at a dinner for my uncle’s birthday, I can’t even remember the year before that. This year there were parties.
Changed locations at my job. Less exciting than it my sound, but it was a big change nonetheless.

What have you done this year?


Rabbit Rabbit!


I remember way back in the day Nickeloden used to designate certain days of the week and claim they were to do certain things like bounce on a pogo stick or scare your sister. The one actual day I remember is that every first day of the month was Rabbit Rabbit day. Those were supposed to be the first words you spoke upon waking.

According to Wikipedia, Rabbit Rabbit is a common British superstition that is spoken in order to set the path for good luck for the rest of the month.

November is a huge month for me. I turn 26 (!!) in eleven days officially, there’s Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas season. I used to participate in NaNoWrimo this month, but for the past few years I’ve either had my best friend visiting, or I’ve been down in South Carolina, so it’s hard enough¬†to write 50,000 words in a month nevermind with one less week!

So here’s to November! You’ll be hearing a lot about the festivities (or just my birthday… or my multiple quarter-life crises.


Saturday Seven October 02, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone! I really had the best intentions of writing ¬†every day this week. In a way I did write, a little bit anyway, because I’ve been trying to free write in the mornings. So here’s seven great things about this past week:

* Book purging – this is actually really painful. I have piles of books on my floor that I’m telling myself I’m going to “get rid of” (Anyone want to look at the list? $5 for paperbacks and $7 for most hardcovers, including shipping…). I’ve been a little too lazy to actually list them on Amazon, and it hurts seeing all of my bookshelves a little more bare. But it’s for the best, I know.

* New books! Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Frenzy hasn’t reached my doorstep yet (though it was supposed to be delivered yesterday) but I can’t wait to read it.

* Girl With The Glass Feet – ¬†Ali Shaw. I finished it. I cried. Oh books that make me cry… why do we even read this books, when we know they’re going to be sad? Next up, Geek Love.

* October! Yesterday was Shaylin’s birthday. October 1st marks a more real beginning of fall. It’s the 6th week mark to my birthday.

* Ordering Radish earrings from Etsy. Anyone guess who I’m going to be for Halloween?

* Dinner with my dad. It doesn’t happen often, and hey we ended up hanging out at the bar after with my brother and some other people they knew, but I had a good time.

* My friend Lorelle is starting a literary journal! I don’t want to give out all the details here, so I’ll do that in a post of its own. But let’s just say I’m really excited for her.