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25 Random Things

Posted by christelpistol on January 26, 2009 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

(a repost from my Facebook.  aka a Lazy Girl's Blog Entry)

1- i have 2 identical huge coffee cups that are my "day off cups" i will ONLY use them on my days off. regular cups can be used on a day off, but day off cups cant be used on a regular day.

2 - i don't eat blue MnMs. most of you know this.

3 - i am ridiculously in love. i honestly didn't think i would ever feel that again.

4 - most of my significant adult friendships were forged over the internet.

5 - i wanted to be a mommy by the time i was 23. i'm now 33 and still wondering what the
hell happened.

6 - i feel like i am a nag.

7 - i have 2 baby brothers that are 6 months apart. (different parents)

8 - i really really really miss grilled cheese sandwiches. i haven't had one in over 3 years.

9 - i know all the lines to Steel Magnolias and Princess Bride.

10 - not a single day goes by that i don't quote the movie Tommy Boy

11 - i want to take a tour of Scotch distilleries. in Scotland, of course.

12 - i want to see Van Morrison in concert again. this time in Belfast, Ireland.

13 - i am OCD about paper towels in a public restroom. i typically use 5. unless it's the motion detection one that takes forever and i will use 3. never 4.

14 - i have been able to tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue since i was about 4 years old.

15 - i don't eat certain foods due to texture issues. applesauce, grits, cottage cheese...

16 - i have a weird notion that one day i will be able to meet movie stars and singers that i like as if that's just as simple as a phone call.

17 - the last time i went out in public with unpainted toenails was 2001. before that it was probably 1991.

18 - i have a diamond earring in my left ear that i got on my 21st birthday from my mom. i have not taken it out since.

19 - i don't plan on getting married again, but if i do i have picked out the ring.

20 - i want to go back to London as an adult, since i missed so much of it as a 14 year old.

21 - i am a PIIIIIIICKY eater until it comes to sushi. then bring it on. it doesn't make sense.

22 - i am very self-aware.

23 - i miss smoking. the ACT of it. the gesturing with a cigarette in my hands like in the old movies. using it to punctuate a conversation.

24 - i don't like my smile.

25 - i have visions of myself from a past life in the 13 or 1400s, standing on cliffs of Scotland (maybe Ireland) in a long dress waiting for my true love to come back to me. i can smell the ocean and feel the wind in my face and feel the ache in my heart.


Posted by christelpistol on January 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

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this made me laugh this morning. 

Christel, you're a Grown Up now.

Posted by christelpistol on January 20, 2009 at 5:16 PM Comments comments (5)

earlier today i posted THIS on a messageboard that i belong to:


i'm excited and hopeful and feel guilty and ashamed that i didn't vote.


someone responded back with this:


Don't be. The popular vote means absolutely jack shit.

I went the whole day in school with just one mention of President Obama by a teacher, who merely commented on it since he's a history professor. I was kind of surprised. It was actually eerily quiet at school today. 

my response back to that was this:


i mean that i was a lazy schlub who hid behind my "there is NO one worth voting for, therefore i am not voting" stance instead of doing ACTUAL research and being a member of the grown up world where people listen and pay attention and make choices that affect not only themselves, but affect other people as well.  i feel guilty that i am excited for this new wind of change since i didnt help in championing it.  i feel ashamed that i hopefully will be reaping the benefits for other people's hard work in watching debates and reading up on the candidates and caring about the state of our nation.  i took the easy way out and i don't feel that i should be allowed to have the swell of pride in my chest or the lump in my throat at the notion of the man who has the potential, the drive, and the desire to change this country for the better. 





and it's true.  i DO feel guilty and ashamed.  many of my friends voted for this man.  and i stood in my bubble and stuck marshmallows in my ears and gave lip service to those who would listen.  i did NOT do my duty as an American.  and i'm sorry. 


Posted by christelpistol on January 16, 2009 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (1)

dinking with the bloggity.  i think i like it. 


we shall see.  it's the Whores Moaning that made me do it.  otherwise i would be repainting walls in WIO's house and changing the blog is WAY cheaper and easier and and and.

speaking of the hormones...  i am in constant fear that the City of Round Rock is going to cement my feet into the ground and use me as a back up water source for the entire county.  anyone have some water they need retained?  i am your girl.  no.  seriously.

also, the whores would like a sandwich.  with bread.  a LOT of bread.  if you could put EXTRA bread in the sandwich, that would be better.   a bread sandwich, if you will.  but smoking... no major cravings there.  it has been almost 72 hours which is the crucial peak for withdrawal and claw your face off cravings.  GO ME. 


in celebration i would like a sandwich.  did i mention that i would like a sandwich?  why not add some salami and ham and bacon to the sandwich so i can secure my spot as the Human Water Tower, too while youre at it.

k, thanks.



Posted by christelpistol on January 13, 2009 at 11:34 AM Comments comments (7)

i know the first rule of Blog Club is there is no Blog Club.


and the second rule of Blog Club is do not blog about work.  but since i am not blogging about anyone specific, i think i will be ok. 




on saturdays, we have a sales meeting early in the morning.  and last saturday, as i was sitting there with all of my sleepy co-workers, listening to the assistant manager conduct the meeting, a light bulb went off inside.  "i could do his job!"  not in an "i'm better than him" way, but in a "time for a change, toots" kind of way.




and i hadn't really ever considered BEING an assistant manager before, because i knew my time with this company was short.  not to say i haven't committed to the job and the company, but my long-term goals do NOT include wireless phones.  i assumed that i would be with the company for a few years and then i would put in my notice that i was going to part-time so that i could sit in my garage on a stool next to my roaster and listen to the chucka-chucka-chucka of my dreams coming to fruition and then one day, i would be able to break the ties to the company all together and have a going away party, complete with "we're gonna miss yous" and "you're gonna do greats" and "we wish you the best in all that you dos" followed with "please put me down for a standing order of 10 pounds of coffee a months" and i would tearfully pack up my stash of saltines and chiclets and walk out the door with my head held high that I was going to work for myself. 




but that dream is going to take a while. 


so when i realized that it's time to change things up and consider a different position with the company, it took me by surprise.  needing some perspective, i asked both biased previous managers.  they said "DO IT!  YOU'D BE GREAT AT IT!"  and wanting a third opinion, i asked our old area manager.  she ALSO said "GO FOR IT!" 




now, don't think i am going to just jump in head first.  right now i am seeing how the words even sound in my mouth first.  and we don't even have any open positions available.  but when we do, you bet your sweet asses, i am gonna go for it.





Posted by christelpistol on January 9, 2009 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (3)

ok so it's the 9th of January and i am JUST now posting my resolutions.  and they arent really all resolutions, more things i want to accomplish this year.


this year i will:

  • stop smoking
  • lose at least 20 pounds
  • give up bread (so far it's been 8 days)
  • learn to quilt
  • call my family more
  • finish 3 blankets for Project Linus
  • organize a canned food drive party with WIO
  • GO TO BOSTON with Angela
  • have a yard sale and get rid of a BUNCH of crap in my house
  • revive ChristelByDesign and start an etsy shop
  • take a vacation with WIO
  • learn 10 new kickass meals to make that are healthy and tasty
  • teach Angela's daughter, Ashton, how to knit
  • blog more
  • get the Numbers organized to start working on our book
  • love more
  • laugh more
  • live more

i also want to thank everyone in my life that cheers and loves and listens and understands.  you are all so precious to me. 



that damn KimmyDarling

Posted by christelpistol on January 7, 2009 at 10:57 AM Comments comments (4)

she posted THIS which now means that Allison and i will have the fun task of cataloging all of the colors we have that we would be willing to part with. 

and THEN deciding which colors we want to replace them with. 

jeeeezus.  cause you KNOW her current count is 297.  i haven't counted mine lately, but i know i'm hovering around the 250 mark.

but this WILL give me something to do with my sobriety.  yes folks it's that time again.  30 Days of Sobriety.  6 days down.  24 to go. 

WIO (FINALLY picked a pseudonym for the BF) and i were talking about the first time we did the 30 days.  and remembered that we had gone to some music-y festival thing and we were just rattling off all sorts of details about that day.  everything from what we were wearing to what we ate for dinner... and THAT was when we realized the difference not drinking makes. 

wish me luck.





Posted by christelpistol on January 3, 2009 at 12:33 PM Comments comments (3)


i was so let down.  the beginning dragged.  the plot was non-existent.  the actors were sub par.  the whole thing was just terrible.  the ONLY good thing i can say about it was that it was only and hour and 24 minutes of life i will never get back. 


anyone else have any opinions on this movie?



cause i ADORE what JJ Abrams has done with LOST.  i love that show and an ready for the next 18 days to pass until the new season starts.  but this movie.  this waste of time and film... i .. i... it sucked.


/rant off

ten, nine, eight

Posted by christelpistol on December 30, 2008 at 4:12 PM Comments comments (2)

i had this introspective post i was working on about the end of one year and the beginning of another and it wasnt coming out just right. 




so let me just say, I wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year.


see you in twenty aught nine. 


CP out. 

new digs

Posted by christelpistol on December 26, 2008 at 3:11 PM Comments comments (0)

so.  for Christelmas i have given myself a new home.

i will slowly transfer all the other posts from the other blog to here... but go ahead and bookmark THIS site as the new home for me.

don't forget to wipe your feet and put the toilet seat down, but welcome!


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To Do list

  • stop smoking
  • lose 5 pounds
  • lose 10 pounds
  • lose 15 pounds
  • lose 20 pounds
  • learn to quilt
  • pay off Target card
  • pay off Capital One
  • pay off HSBC card
  • yard sale
  • Canned Food Drive Party
  • 40 squares for Knit To Give
  • new glasses
  • wisdom teeth yanked
  • braces (?)
  • apply for financial aid
  • get my last college credit
  • teach Ashton how to knit
  • teach Maggie how to knit
  • vacation with WIO
  • vacation with Angela
  • donate to CAFB
  • 30 days of sobriety in January
  • 30 days of Sobriety in February
  • Sober till St. Pats.
  • blanket for Project Linus
  • etsy shop