1. The Mullet
Yes…I, Cathy Zielske, have been channeling my inner Billy Ray Cyrus (see no. 8) and letting my hair do what it will, on the advice of my stylist, Max, whose been cutting the locks on my head for 8 years now. Why? I seriously have no idea. I'm saving money though. I plan to put this income towards a new orange sweatshirt.
2. Grey's Anatomy
Who knew? Working my way through Season 2.
Once I got past the get-to-know-you phase, and hearing my daughter say, "MOM! Don't do this if all you do is swear at your knitting!" I thought, "I could SO do this." And am. My dishcloths will so rock my sink's world.
Yep. Still got him.
And him. Still think he's hot.
7. Super Mario Brothers
I realize some of you may have found Wii under your tree, or PS3. We have none of those at the Zielske household, but we will kick your collective asses at Super Mario 3 on the original Nintendo game system, which we found in our garage under some old life vests and mouse dung. Who needs 64 bit graphics? Bring on PONG baby.
8. Hannah Montana
Didn't get her at first. Now i do. So happy about this.
9. Things I still don't get
The Black Eyed Peas but specifically, Fergie, text messaging and anything in moderation.
10. YouTube clip I just adore
Just Like Heaven Cover
I first saw this woman from a link at dooce.com, where Heather Armstrong had posted a link of this same woman, Amanda, singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, and it blew me away. I love people with talent and originality. This chick's got both.
11. Plans for the new year
I don't really make resolutions per se. I'm not good at keeping them, so I rarely bother. I'm going to try to make balance be a goal in my life. Balance. That's going to be my word. Thanks, Ali. And while balance is sort of a sweeping catch-all, it holds a lot of possibility for me. Balance means moderation, and peace in my home, and mind, and the hope that my 41st year is somehow less dramatic than this current one of 40 has been. In my mind, anyway.
Suffice to say, thanks for the welcome back. I do read every comment. Every single one. Good to be back.
Where will it all go? Stay tuned.