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o hai…again…

i don’t really make new years’ resolutions, but it’s kind of hard to ignore that fresh-starty feeling of january. as my friends join weight watchers and clean out their file cabinets, i’m inspired to do a few things differently myself.

namely, floss my teeth (i have a dentist appointment at the end of the month) and resurrect the blog. maybe?

it helps that we changed internet service providers. now our internet service provider actually provides internet service. also, i’ve had time to adjust to my new post-grad busy life: working full time and raising an extremely moody kitty cat. things don’t seem quite as hectic.

SO: shall we begin again? hi! i’m kricket. i am a happy teen services librarian living with a cute architect and an extremely moody kitty cat. i read lots of books and sometimes make borderline wearable crafty things. i am looking forward to the printz award announcements and i have frequent nostalgia attacks.

stay tuned.


blogger’s block

things are calming down after the rush of new city/new home/new job/new kitty cat, so i’m trying to blog again. i make no promises since we still have comcast (we’re going to cancel after the summer olympics and see if we can find some internets that don’t poop out every 5 seconds).

i’m self-absorbed, so i’m going to start out with one of these meme thangs.

What were you doing five years ago?

hooooo boy. summer after my sophomore year of college, i was back home with my parents, dating an extremely hairy boy, and working as a sushi waitress with my best friend pixi. my work uniform consisted of polka dot warrior headband, hairnet, kimono, white capri pants, and white slip-on sandals from walmart. pixi and i were also night custodians for her father’s company, which was hilarious. and gross.

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?

  • walk down to the pharmacy and get some soda.
  • go visit rae, mr. rae, and little e.
  • clean out cat box.
  • read book on front porch.
  • convince beloved to go car shopping

What are five snacks you enjoy?

  • whole grain pop-tarts
  • yogurt smoothies
  • chocolate soy milk
  • cheez doodles
  • greek yogurt with honey

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?

  • pay off student loans for myself and beloved (one practical thing)
  • spend a summer in crete lying on the beach and eating yogurt
  • spend the fall in athens writing a book and drinking wine
  • buy a condo in downtown seattle
  • shop shop shop for myself, beloved, family and friends.

What are five of your bad habits?

  • hatred of exercise, except for walking and monthly tennis
  • addiction to diet soda. my bones are slowly being replaced by aspartame.
  • always making someone else drive
  • cannot pass used-book store without buying something
  • am anti-social when in the middle of a really good book.

What are five jobs you’ve had?

  • waitress at old folk’s home
  • assembly line at rear-view mirror factory
  • sushi waitress
  • barista
  • librarian!!


o hai again…

since we last spoke i:

-finished grad school. the work, anyway. gradumacation is next week. i am a master! hohah!

-finished my beloved internship, which was sad, because i got really attached to it, and my coworkers, and my teens, and the other patrons (even the wackadoos) and the building and everything.

-rented a lovely lower flat closer to my new job which we are now in the process of moving into. it is so lovely and a bit roomier and the location is perfect. our landlord is a family man down the block, let’s call him “leon”, and he’s also a magician. as in, if you call and get voicemail the message says “hello! this is leon jones…THE MAGICIAN!!” which obviously never fails to make my day.

we were lucky enough to get 2 weeks of overlap but not lucky enough to get a pristine flat. so today i drove out with my buckets and swiffer and 6 crates of books to scrub the last tenant’s gunge out of the kitchen. midway i went out to sun myself on the lovely front porch and locked myself out, and the blinds fall off the windows every time we pull them up, (happiness hotel style) but other than that i think it’s going to work very well.

jangle, jangle

what up homeslices. i am graduating in less than a month, which means things are getting pretty strange around here and i haven’t read much of anything lately except for collection development policies. which i am not going to review here.

so, a while back when i did that felt ipod case program i was helping one girl do a skull & crossbones. skulls are all the rage these days, and i still have enough of that teenage mentality that when i see high school girls wearing them i think, omg, that is so cool. so i whipped up this little heart/skull patch at the program. and then didn’t really know what to do with it, because let’s be honest: i am just too old to pull off florescent skulls.

so i put it on jammies. i sometimes sleep in my beloved’s undershirts, because on me they fit like comfy, stretchy dresses.


when i wear it, i dream about being hip and youthful.

o hai

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