yesterday (or, what i believe to be yesterday, but might not actually be yesterday, since alaska is turning out to just be one giant timewarp), my dear friend Britt posted about some of her favorite blogs to read. one of my favorites is that of Edith Zimmerman. she’s brilliant and i could read her entries over and over. they’re bizarre and terse and simple and funny and sometimes creepy but sad but wonderful all at the same time.
i highly recommend going back through all of them.
when i live alone, and know that no one is going to smell me for the weekend, i sometimes find myself slacking on the hygenic aspects of life. this weekend was no exception, as this morning was the first shower i took in 3 days. that’s not the story, though. the story is, that, in the tub, i saw a bunch of tiny spiders wriggling around on the bathtub floor. i turned on the water, said i’m sorry, but goodbye, and watched them go down the drain…except one. apparently, this one had been trained in water combat, and refused to surrender to the stream i forced upon him. so, i took a tissue, scooped him up, and dropped him in the toilet (i figured i’d flush after the shower so as not to mess up water pressure, etc). i get out, dry off, go to send him out to sea, and see he’s STILL SWIMMING IN THE TOILET WATER. WHAT THE HELL? at this point, i felt bad killing him, because he had fought so hard against all the elements. but i also didn’t want to save him and have a wet spider running around the apartment, so i sent him down the pipes. byebye.
my mom sent me clippings from a woman’s catalogue where there are these sweaters that look like cardigans, with a shirt underneath, but are actually just one piece…it’s lazyman (woman)’s clothing. instead of putting on a t-shirt, then the cardigan, you can just put on one top that’s actually a cardigan – tshirt 2-for-1 deal.
they’re really ugly.
mom, if you ever buy one of those, i don’t know if i can still be your daughter. just a warning.
this is my 200th post. i’m celebrating this evening by having laid in bed since 5pm alaska time.