Missed Opportunities

Bless me, Internet, for I have sinned, and it's been...a really long time since my last confession. When you feel yourself ambling toward a slump, what else is there to do but join the best link-up day of the blogosphere?
Picture is completely irrelevant, but also incredibly important. LOOK AT IT.

+ Let's start it off on a gross note. I have had this freaky ass skin thing going on on my right hand pinky finger for as long as I can remember and I have no idea what it's about. It's basically just a small patch of REALLY dry, flaky, tight skin on the top knuckle of that finger. But it doesn't seem to be medically important or in any way pertinent so I have no reason to see a dermatologist about it so I'm just left here to observe my weird skin and be curious. But oh my GOD I am really curious. I have generally dry skin so I moisturize constantly, but this knuckle takes it to a whole 'nother level.

+ My 2-year blogiversary came and went (last Thursday, February 25) and I did nothing to mark the occasion. A good blogger would have done a special post, or a giveaway, or maybe even published a post at all that day. I did none of those things. Sorry, blog.

+ So I was a Glee fan when it was on, and then after Cory Monteith died (and the show generally started sucking besides that fact) I actually had a really hard time watching it, and I never watched the final season. Netflix had a big issue with that, apparently, because it kept nudging me, so I finally watched the final season—guys, it was so much better than the second to last one!—and then went right back to the pilot and have been working my way slowly through a series rewatch. And I'm crying more than I ever remember crying before! I don't know if it's the fact that Cory died or I'm just more emotional now than I was or things are hitting me harder lately in general, but I'm like a bucket of tears almost every episode. I'm not proud of this.

+ It's officially my birth month. My birthday's the 29th, and I have to admit, I've been thinking about how to celebrate it for weeks now. Maybe actually months? It falls on a weird day this year—the Tuesday after Easter and before I head to DC for the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, so the bordering weekends are tough and I want to do something special. What, you ask? No idea. Not a clue. Help, maybe?

+ Also, I'm turning 27. I'm not freaking out about getting older, although 27 does sound REALLY bizarre. Just...who does that? Turn 27, I mean. It already feels like such a strange age. But mostly, I have fears about the 27 Club. Because obviously, I'm on the same talent, fame, and drug use plane as Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Jim Morrison. I have very rational concerns, you guys.

+ And finally, because I know you've been anxiously waiting over a month for this: 28 Thoughts I Had When Teaching My First Yoga Class.

Roll credits.

Linking up with Sarah + Alanna, Kathy + Nadine.

Comments

  1. Yay for being a March baby!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Happy Birthday month, friend. I think every birthday is a big deal so totally understand wanting to celebrate. Hopefully I'll get to see you during the Cherry Blossom weekend!

    Have you tried coconut oil on your pinky?

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  3. yay birthday month! i hope you find a suitable way to celebrate. 27 is a super weird age. i remember freaking out and crying about turning 28 and then KC was like 'you're only going to be 27' and i was really happy for like 2 weeks. it was weird. but it was a good year haha.
    the skin thing is odd. very odd. i have things like that where i'm like 'huh' but it's not killing me, so.. whatever.

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  4. happy birthday month! celebrate all month long. i discovered the joy of birthday month so you can bet that it will be happening every year.

    your finger - could be eczema.argan oil is your friend!

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  5. Yay for your Birthday Month!!! I'm all for celebrating all month long.

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  6. Yay birthday month!! I freaked out at 25 for some reason, I think its different for everyone. I always mean to celebrate my blogiversary and then I forget...maybe next year

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  7. 27 is kind of no-man's land. It's not really mid 20's anymore, but not close enough to start freaking out about 30 yet. So, I say just enjoy it. I felt weird turning 31. I forget that I'm 31 all the time. I'm not sure if it's because my marathon was 2 days later, so I had other things on my mind or what. But...age is just a number!

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  8. Happy birthday month!

    I did the same thing with Glee and for the same reason. Still haven't watched the final season, though. Maybe one day I'll get around to it.

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  9. Had to laugh because I posted my recent blog on FB and used the SAME pug stock photo... just like yours, it wasn't really relevant to the post but I had to include it because LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS.

    Anyhoo, I was just in DC & so jealous you're going to Cherry Blossom festival! I'm dying to go - might have to check out the closer one in Brooklyn this year.

    Happy birthday month!

    www.allisonarnone.com

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  10. March Birthday and YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH AGE 27! I did, here I am on the other side as a 28 year-old. Stay off the drug train and you've got this! Heading to Bad Yogi Blog, so proud of you for everything you do each and every day!

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  11. You're right- who cares what the picture goes/doesn't go with... it's AMAZING! :) I watched the first couple seasons of Glee and loved it but totally fell off the bandwagon for no reason in particular. But now you kinda' have me wanting to try them again and watch them ALL. Just what I need, another show to get sucked into ;) Happy Birth month!!!

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  12. I can't stop looking at that picture, hahaha, I love it! Could the thing on your knuckle be a callous?? I'm glad you ended up watching Glee and loving the last season! I've never watched it, but it's always the worst when a bad (and last) season of a show isn't very great. I feel like for some reason after 26 I lost track of how old I am-- like I have to stop and give it more thought because I feel younger than I am (as far as a number goes, not how I'm feeling if that makes sense?) And YAY for DC, but I need to talk to you about it!

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  13. Happy Blogiversary!!! And Happy Birthday Month!!! My little sister turns 28 on the 27th! I think your 27th year will be just fine. If I can make it, so can you! So proud of your Bad Yogi self!!!! Hope you have a fabulous bday month. Remember to treat yoself!!!

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  14. I stared at that photo for a while and then kept it open on my second screen for a while before I started typing this comment.

    March babies in the house! I don't like to "celebrate" ON my birthday, per se, aside from not working and wearing lounge attire and just doing in general whatever I want to do. Last year we were actually in Niagara Falls on my birthday and I just wanted to be home. It was weird. I like to do things AROUND my birthday, so your weekend sandwich sounds like a great place for your birthday to fall (if you were me and thought about these things like I do).

    I thought it was weird to turn 24. Like, REALLY weird, it bugged me out. And I got a bad haircut two days before my birthday. It was like the end of life. LOL

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  15. Stay away from heroin for a year. Maybe two years, just to be safe.

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  16. here's one of those weird times that I feel ancient, I mean older & wiser in the blogger world. I was 27 fifteen years ago. Yikes. I often thought about that "27" club (Joplin, Hendrix, Cobain, etc.) during my 27th year, thinking "damn, this is too soon to go." I think it made me appreciate life a little more. Happy birthday month!

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  17. As someone who is halfway through the 27 club...you can make it. Although now that I say that, karma will find a way to strike me down. Is it better or worse for multiple 27 year olds to be in a room together at any given time ? Regardless, congrats on your 2 year anniversary and your awesome bad yogi blog :)

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  18. All your concerns should uber natural to me ;)

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  19. That pug pic is too adorable. The skin thing sounds like a patch of eczema. That happens to me a lot in winter; I sporadically get a dry patch, and every year it lands somewhere new. So strange. YAY for birthday month! I felt like 27 was a weird age too, but for different reasons that I can't remember haha. Absolutely loving the thoughts teaching yoga class! :)

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  20. 27 IS a weird age. It just is. I'm sorry that you have that coming up but you WILL get through it! And then, if you're like me, you'll turn 28 and freak out and it will be even weirder. I'm telling myself 29 will be better? The late 20s are kind of pointless, like we aren't playing games anymore but we're not quite 30 yet either. It's a weird time, we should just go with it. I didn't put it together that Cherry Blossom is the weekend after your birthday but now that I have, I can't wait to celebrate you! <3
    Your BY article made me LOL! So funny and so you :)

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  21. Happy birthday month gorgeous! I will be turning 27 in November and I am definitely freaking out a little bit about it. Also, I completely understand the emotional-ness. Lately it has been so easy to make me cry.

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  22. 27 was kind of a transition year for me. And yes. The 27 Club is real. Put the non-existent drugs down and you'll be ok.

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