Wednesday, June 13, 2012

here i am again, doing things that i said i wouldn't do

i have finally succumbed to peer pressure (and dying phones) and gotten myself a smartphone. and guys, a part of me died yesterday. the part that adamantly refused to jump on the smartphone bandwagon, the part that was more than willing to let the train going through the present to the future pass me by without hopping on to be left in the past with the polluted smoke and gum wrappers, the part that held onto my dumb phone like it was the only thing keeping me me, that part is dead. and part of me mourns her loss. part of me wants to host a funeral and set up a memorial for lasting as long as she did. part of me wants to bake a batch of gingerbread men and put icing frowns on every single one. but the other part is too busy playing games that don't require you to press six to go right and four to go left. the other part is caught up in trying to find an appropriate name for the new addition to our family of electronics. the other part saw the dead phone lying helpless on the nightstand this morning and felt... nothing.

so yeah, that's my big news of the day i guess. i really am working on finding the perfect name, i will let you know what i come up with. (the names i have thought of so far have been shot down so we'll see. feel free to suggest names in the comments. has to be a "j" name, though.)

i have also been babysitting my sister's plant while she's in the desert. his name is peter. i dunno why i mentioned that really, except that i thought i had something to say about him and then realized that i didn't.

also, i need to reorganize my bookshelves.

and i have the perfect lyric in my head for the title, but i can't for the life of me remember what song it's from or who sings it and google isn't helping and it's killing me. i've never even heard of the bruno mars song google is telling me to use instead, but there it is.

*Only When You're Lonely - Bruno Mars


  1. Anonymous hippopotamusJune 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Before you said it had to be with a j I thought of jimmy. Lol

    Or maybe jethro lol cuz jethro always reminded me of you haha

  2. Jethro was gonna be my suggestion.... I watch too much NCIS >.>

    So yeah... Jethro :D

  3. anonymous hippopotamusJune 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    loool i got jethro from the beverly hillbillies :D funny

  4. anonymous hippopotamusJune 14, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    hisham suggests jose, but then he said it should be julio because its a slick phone and cool and stuff. lol then he said it should be a spanish name.

  5. so far the list of contending names is: jethro, julio (in which i would never stop singing paul simon), jasper, jackson, jett, and john jacob jingle hymer schmidt. this would be a lot easier if i wasn't the most indecisive person in the world. (i'm maybe kinda leaning a little towards jasper, though? i don't knowwww. my children will have numbers, not names, and only odd ones at that.)

  6. that seems to be the fan favorite.

  7. anonymous hippopotamusJanuary 15, 2015 at 12:56 PM read what you wrote up there...your children will have numbers not names. :D

    1. oh i remember. nine was actually on my short list of names, but it was shot down. repeatedly. sometimes i still think i'll just get to the birth certificate first and name him nine before anyone has a say.