Once again I’m turning to Tumblr, because last year you guys were amazing and I found my choreography song through making a post like this (Penguin Cafe Orchestra, suggested by an anon in a follow up message).
I’m getting ready to start choreographing for the annual dance concert, and I need help selecting a song. This year my idea is a little more theatrical…think Fosse meets Woody Allen. I’m looking for a song like Koop’s “Koop Island Blues” or “Bang Bang” by Nancy Sinatra …Those songs are both perfect, but they’ve both been on SYTYCD so I don’t want to do it.
I’ve been looking on Spotify, but haven’t found anything I love. Suggestions for songs (or artists) in that Parisian cabaret style?
Alright cat people, I need help. My cat peed on my bed pillows again tonight. She’s been fixated on them ever since her midnight accident during the thunderstorm last week (basically Thursday night she was obsessing over my pillows, and when I went to get in bed I found a huge puddle of pee on my sheets right where she was laying the night before, during which we had a crazy thunderstorm that definitely startled her, so I assumed it was that and I was so tired the next morning that I didn’t look before I got up and threw the covers back on my bed). Although now I’m wondering if maybe she didn’t do it during the night and instead did it during her weird pillow obsession on Thursday evening.
I threw out the pillows, changed my mattress pad and sheets (and none got onto the mattress) so there’s no trace of the smell. She’s been obsessing over my pillows for the past few days, and I made her get down 4 times tonight out of paranoia (usually by distracting her with her toy or a laser), but when I was doing dishes tonight she jumped up there and I caught her in the act. I put her in the bathroom with her litter box while I cleaned everything up. She was literally peeing in between the pillows on my bed (between where she and I sleep at night).
She’s used her litterbox normally since the initial incident on Thursday. Nothing has changed in my habits/schedule or hers (it’s not like I have a new guy sleeping in my bed suddenly), so I can’t imagine it’s rebellion. I am cat-sitting for my former roommate’s cat, but she lives in my building so I just go up to clean the box/refill the food…the cats aren’t interacting with each other, and I only started that Thursday morning (potentially after the thunderstorm incident, otherwise the morning of the incident if it happened at night). And at my parents’ house there’s a dog and cat, and I play with other dogs all the time that I see outside, so the smell of another animal shouldn’t be the issue. Plus, I only check on the cat every other day, and I haven’t been up there since yesterday morning, so if that was an issue today it shouldn’t have been.
Otherwise her bathroom habits have been normal (pee+poo in the morning between 7-10am, and again at night between 8-10pm), and there’s no blood in her urine so I don’t think it’s a health issue. Maybe she’s drinking/peeing a little less than normal (although there was a lot on my bed Thursday night). She’s been acting totally normal, and we’ve been having the same amount of playtime and sleeping the same amount. She’s still as cuddly and cute as ever. My apartment is super tiny (<300 square feet), so it’s not like the box is crazy far away. She seems to intentionally be choosing the pillows.
She’s only ever peed outside her box once before, and it wa s when I was visiting my parents for a weekend in my dad’s leather recliner, right after she had pooped in her box. We assumed it was maybe because of the leather/smell.
Any suggestions? I’m going to take her to the vet Tuesday morning regardless (my first opportunity to), but any thoughts would be helpful. Right now I’ve covered all my furniture in plastic and blankets/towels, and am going to confine her to the bathroom + closet with her box while I’m gone tomorrow to prevent any other issues since I will literally be gone for 12+ hours because of work and class.
And her litterbox is clean, so that’s not an issue.
Today was the graduation ceremony for the physical therapy program that I was apart of two years ago&if I had not withdrawn from the program in 2011, I would have been graduating today with my…
Sometimes I forget I’m 26 years old, and then when I remember I can’t think anything but “That’s so weird.” Most days I still feel like I’m an 18 year old high school senior trying to get myself together, because that’s less terrifying than being almost 30 and still trying to get myself together.
Does anyone else wish they could glimpse into their future, just for a second, to see how things will be and see if insecurities eventually work themselves out?
I find my mind constantly worrying about the same things, and if I could just for a second see that I eventually work past it, that would be so comforting.
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This is terrifying.
I am honestly so much more content sitting in my room alone at night smiling and crying to myself as I watch my favorite tv shows, than being out in the uncomfortable situation that involves me pretending to be having the good time of my life with boring people, who don’t know a thing about me, who don’t care about me, who do pointless things.
Introverts of the world unite. This was my feeling all through college. At least now at 25, I don’t feel guilty about saying no to people and am learning to get over my FOMO.
Here is my annual obligatory year in review post.
This year has been pretty crazy, and mostly good. At the start of the year, I made my list of resolutions and a bucket list of things I wanted to do. For various reasons, I was successful in somethings, and not at all in others (e.g. my 50 book challenge that I didn’t even get halfway through). Looking back at my resolutions, which I admittedly haven’t done since the end of January, I am happy that I did make progress on the more important things on that list (e.g. working through anxiety, trying to freakout less about money, be more independent), and I’ve learned a lot. Mostly, I’ve learned that making a list of resolutions to last throughout the year is not helpful for me - so for next year, I’m going to take a more focused and short-term approach. More on that in a later post.
Here’s a brief summary of my life in 2012.
January: New temporary job reading for freshman college admissions. Two awkward kind-of dates via OK Cupid. My roommate was hospitalized with kidney stones. Tried tofu for the first time (life changing).
March: My 25th birthday drag show martini brunch. Spring break of R&R. Job interview #1. Started lesson-planning for my summer teaching job.
June: Job Interview #3b. Job offer from job #3 (full-time position). Accepted and resigned from job #1. Choreographed and rehearsed my piece for the summer dance concert. Taught a masterclass at my old dance studio. Flew to Connecticut for a summer job. Saw Rosanne Cash perform on the New Haven Green.
July: Taught and did program coordination for my summer job. Watched several 4th of July fireworks shows from a New Haven parking garage roof in the rain. Broke my iPhone. Went to NYC twice (first time I’d ever been there). Saw Newsies and went to the NY Public Libray, and then to Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Easily the best summer of my life. Weekly trivia nights. Saw Mayer Hawthorne perform on the New Haven Green.
August: My first (and so far only, knock on wood) migraine. Two more NYC trips (saw Mamma Mia, and then a day on my own exploring the village and taking class at Broadway Dance Center). A trip to Providence, RI. Great times to round out the summer. Flew back to Chicago. Apartment hunting. Started my new full-time job. Decided to start learning guitar.
September: Moved into my studio apartment. Settled into my job at work. Started my second/final year of my grad program. Back to lyrical class. My parents and I got our first cat. I got instagram again and a new iPhone (4S)
October: Busy with work. Busy with classes. Busy with my parents’ cat. Lovely weather.
November: Started TA’ing a class. Bottled/labeled whiskey and gin at the distillery. Parents bought a new cat for me. Finally finished knitting the damn scarf I started in 2008 and started knitting another one (which I’m almost done with). LL Bean pinned a photo of me. A delicious Thanksgiving. New cat moved to my apartment.
December: Submitted the first part of my thesis. My last lyrical jazz class for 3 months. Lots of kitty snuggles. My first time in 20 years without a true winter break (life of the working adult…not complaining). Seeing old friends. Decided to change this blog to purely curated material, and start a new one for my personal posts as of Jan 1.