Thursday, January 25, 2007

new addiction

Actually, it's more of a renewed addiction: OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark nail polish. It's a wonderful shade of purple that is so dark it's almost black. I'd call it Eggplant. They've got a new shade, Lincoln Park At Midnight, that is exactly the same except with a little bit of shimmer. Yeah, it's a little bit goth and a little bit dangerous, and I like it. It's just how I roll.

Working on a new story. I don't want to say much about it yet ... but I might have some good news soon. Maybe. I don't want to jinx myself.

Speaking of no news, my mail lady is still delivering only bills, magazines, and junk mail. No rejections and no acceptances. How the hell am I supposed to buy World Series of Poker 2007 for the XBox 360 if I don't hear anything? Bah!

Sad news: Ken's grandmother passed away yesterday. She was in the nursing home, and we all knew it was coming, but still. Death sucks. (I love that I'm a writer and can't be any more eloquent than that. Yeah, that's sarcasm.) So another trip to the Quad Cities, which will make three trips in a little over a month.

Going to go do cycling at the gym tonight, and tomorrow I'm going to try to do Yoga Booty Ballet at home. It depends on travel plans. This extra ten pounds I've found has got to go.


Bridget (& Jimmy) said...

I'm sorry to hear about Ken's grandma. I'm thinking of you guys.
As for Yoga Booty Ballet - is it the one you see on TV? Let me know what you think.

Innuendo said...

My condolences to Ken and his family (including you) on their loss. :(

Death totally sucks.

Um, I'm thinking I might need some of this so-purple-it's-almost-black nail polish...hmmmmm. It reminds me of my favorite tulips.

I'm still fat and doing bare minimum about it, but red wine is good for you, right?

Anonymous said...

Kelly, yeah, death is a bastard about stealing breath and the words you would form with it. You never know just what to say. "My condolences" is all there is, often. I hope this relieves some stress and anxiety in the months and years to come, though. No one should suffer for any length of time.

innuendo, those tulips utterly rock. My wife and I used them last year in a black and white garden that we planted, and since all of the "black" flowers tend to be exceedingly dark purple, the effect was fantastic.

Kelly Swails said...

Thanks, everyone, for the well-wishes. The funeral is on Monday, which I expect will be cold and miserable. I don't think even Harris's pizza will make up for it.

Bridget: Um. So far I've only watched the "beginner's" workout, and it looks doable, but I have a feeling when I do it it'll kick my ass. And yes, it's the one on TV, but I got it at Target for $30. (It was $40 but I received a $10 gift card at checkout). I'll let you know if I can walk the day after I do it.

K8: Definitely go buy some--I got both of my bottles from Trade Secret in the mall. The "After Dark" one is a regular shade, and the "At Midnight" one is a limited edition, so I don't know how long they'll have it. You'll rock it.

Sean:black and white garden, huh? That sounds awesome. What all flowers did you use? I might have to steal that idea.