It turns out that when I have “free time” (which qualifies simply as Nugget being a very happy & easy child and willing to just hang out and chatter while I do whatever I want), I really don’t know what to do with myself. I need to get some new web projects in, STAT.
Anyway. So I (clearly) did a little tweaking here. And I went through a bunch of things I had drafted, and old archives and things I’ve had saved since 2002. Dear god, have I had a blog for that long? No – longer, actually.
I found a bunch of old “about” pages, because, ya know, blogs have about pages. It’s more for me than anyone else, really. And I’ve kept them and reposted them, because to me, they’re hysterical. My, how things have changed. Here are some of the funniest bits from 2002 & 2003, complete with my comments, now.:
Renee Placek is not my real name. It’s my real middle name + my grandmother’s maiden name.
Well, first there is the fact that I had this super secret identity. It feels very… I don’t know. I think back on some of this stuff and wonder, “What, was I 12 years old when I started blogging?”
I live in Philadelphia, PA but I am fulfilling my dream of living overseas by moving to the Czech Republic around March 2004.
Hey, I really did this!
I am of German, Irish, Scottish and Slovakian descent.
I mentioned this ALL THE TIME.
I’ll scream at you if you tell me I’ll change my mind about wanting children some day. I don’t. I won’t.
This needs no explanation. You see why this is probably THE funniest thing I read, by far.
Last Great Book Read: Let’s just go for “really good”: “Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum is pretty rockin’. Better than the movie. And “Teach Yourself Italian”. ha. (I’m seeking a new foreign adventure /secret agent type thriller to read… got anysuggestions ??) I’m currently trying to FINALLY get through the rest of DeLillo’s “White Noise”, the rest of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”, Anna Karenina, Stephen Kings, “The Craft of Writing”, Ludlum’s continuation of the Bourne series “Bourne Assassin”. One of my favorite all-time books is Erica Jong’s “Fear of Flying.”
Erica Jong. I was having “a phase.” I feel pretty annoyed whenever I read her stuff now. Do still rather enjoy the original Ludlum books, though.
I’ve been told, quite a few times, that I look like Bridget Fonda. I don’t see it. I WISH I looked like Franka Potente, Kate Winslet, Audrey Tatou or Carrie Anne Moss.
People still tell me this. I still don’t get it. I still would love to look like Franka, Kate, Audrey, or Carrie Anne (think Matrix. I am a geek.)
If I had to pick 5 items I can’t live w/out, I’d say: Email, physical contact, the ability to travel, Banana Republic, the ocean
Uh. Well clearly this is no longer the case, but did I actually say Banana Republic? I’ve never been a BR-lookin’ kinda gal and I don’t think I ever even shopped there that much.
I hate: George Bush, inconsiderate people, cell phones, meat, Philly cab drivers, pro-lifers, republicans, SUV owners, being told what to do, american arrogance, Mondays, getting up early, being spoken to first thing in the morning
Oooh, so political. You know what I hate now? People who get all political. I also LOOOOOOVE meat. Oh, right. And that “kids” thing. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
I love: The joy of being able to stay in bed and be late to work on rainy mornings, Starbucks Frappuccinos, La Colombe lattes, writing, witty dialogue, the idea that I will someday live overseas, foreign spy thrillers, matzoh ball soup, fall weather and wearing sweaters, steamed milk, Tampopo’s Tofu Teryaki
So I think I still love all this stuff. I miss sleeping in on rainy mornings. I miss sleeping in, period, actually. I don’t do Frappuccinos anymore (hello, crappy sugar!) and every time I go to Philly, I make a point of going to La Colombe. (And yes, yes, when nobody is looking, I still run around the house naked. I’m working on getting back into shape where I’ll do it when someone is looking. As in, Mr Nikki. I don’t mean I want to get into shape and show off to the neighbors. )
I have six tattoos. I’d like to get a full back tattoo which would cover up the two that are currently there.
Hey, whaddya know? I got that full back tattoo, after all.
I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time (since I was 12), but this doesn’t mean I like all vegetables. I don’t eat mushrooms, tomatoes, cauliflower, or string beans (though I do eat snow peas and sugar snap peas).
How weird was that? I didn’t like vegetables? Dear god, I was a fussy eater. Anyway, I’ll eat anything now. Except, uh.. mushrooms. Still don’t like those.