Monday, April 20, 2009

Top Ten Benefits to Not Being Allowed to Leave the House

I'm trying to look at the bright side of this.

1 - I can't catch a cold. Germs are communicable. No communicating, no germs!

2 - I won't get a sunburn. I don't follow her blog -- it was linked through a site I do read. But funny she was in Mexico. (Although I did get a bit of a sunburn yesterday.)

3 - I can watch all the movies and read all the books I want. Yes, I do that anyway, but we're looking at the bright side, remember?

4 - I won't miss an update on my latest obsession. Don't ask, it's better if you don't.

5 - I'll be here in case anyone wants to chat via Messenger, Facebook, Skype, Yahoo, Google... (okay, but only those people who already have my information. I do have some boundaries...)

6 - I can finally count the number of cracks in the walls caused by the numerous mini-earthquakes we've had.

7 - Umm, what else... I won't miss any late-breaking news from the megaphoned-cars that drive around whenever there's late-breaking news.

8 - Still not to ten? Let's see... I can scrub the gecko poop out of the window sill. Hmm... this isn't really what I had in mind when I started this.

9 - Wow, this is harder than I imagined... ooh, I know. I can thank my parents for providing me with an education so that the life I'm living is by choice, not because I have no other options.

10 - Oh! I thought of a good one -- I can finally start my edits! That's write -- er, right -- the new writes are done! Current word count: 80,058. Now back to the beginning.


Care to add to my list?

29 comments:

Penguin said...

Conduct a head count of the Geckos.
Name them, by their personalities.
Make tags for them so you know who is who.
Bleach the grout on your tiles(I don't think anyone does this).
See how many times you can rearrange the furniture.
See if you can move throughout the apartment without touching the ground.

Melanie Avila said...

Ooh, I like the last one! I did a quick look and I can make it through the kitchen, living room, and bathroom, but the bedrooms will require rearranging the chairs first.

The grout could use bleaching, but I just mopped the floor with bleach last week. No scrubbing today.

Janna Qualman said...

Niiice. ;)

And way to go on your completed rewrites! I'm sore jealous of your wc.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, that took me a full minute to figure out what wc meant. :P D'oh. I'm in the midst of a work-hunting crisis -- a green worm was crawling on my hand and I had to figure out where it came from (the broccoli). Today's shake was almost greener than normal.

Melanie Avila said...

Umm, that's WORM-hunting crisis.

Sheesh.

Turkey Lurkey said...

You can also browse Youtube. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Aww, crap! I'd forgotten about that.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Oh.. I was just telling Mr. Turkey about your week long house arrest, and he mentioned that you should work on your own website. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Mr. Turkey is very smart. In fact, I have a couple CSS questions for him...

Penguin said...

So what you are saying is you denied Ibis of extra protein in his shake this morning.

Melanie Avila said...

I initially put the broccoli in there, then decided I couldn't do that to him. I let him decide. :)

spyscribbler said...

Oooh! My yahoo instant message thing is pianomagic1. I think. At yahoo. Dot com. I guess. :-)

I've got that open much more often than Facebook, so you can message me if you feel like chatting!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Spy! I really don't use the yahoo one very often -- I just downloaded it to chat with my former coworkers. But I'll add you. :)

Melanie's Mom said...

Having an education is probably the most important part of all of this as it does give you perspective! You're welcome!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks mom. :)

WendyCinNYC said...

Well, you don't have to feel guilty about sitting around inside and not getting errands done. That's something, right?

Nadine said...

I cracked up at the gecko poop comment!!

I'm here if you want to chat - I'm pretty much on bedrest for the next two days.

I'm so excited for you to edit! And I agree with Janna, I'm totally jealous about your word count!!

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, I wish. Because the lady told me they wouldn't come until after 11am, I still have several hours in the morning. Drat!

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I am so fricking mad for you. Can I come there and smack her? Really?

Anonymous said...

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Melanie Avila said...

Spam much?

Lauren said...

That is rough to be stuck in the house all day. At least you get an excuse to not have to do anything... Does that count?

Melanie Avila said...

Lauren, most of what I do happens on the computer anyway, so really my day is pretty much the same. I just had to remember to shower before 11am in case they appeared. :)

Robin said...

Oh, Melanie, go to You Tube and watch the Onion news videos. Just thinking about them makes me laugh. There's one news item about a scientist using monkeys to prove that multiple stab wounds are bad for your health. It almost made me pee in my pants. OK. I did pee in my pants.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, I'll have to look that up. I do enjoy a good Onion article.

Penguin said...

Just think..........
Only four more days.

Melanie Avila said...

You suck.

A woman appeared on my landing around 2pm but never knocked on the door or said anything. I don't know what that was about...

Allen said...

M.A. said "A woman appeared on my landing around 2pm but never knocked on the door or said anything. I don't know what that was about..."

It is the marriage police. She is listening to see if you took my advice.

Next time she is there, put on some porn music, sit in the living room, and yell, Oh Baby! Oh Baby!

{not that I would know what porn music sounds like}

Melanie Avila said...

ROFL!! You know, I hear there's stuff like that on the internets. I bet I could find something suitable there.

She was dressed too warm for the weather, too. It was very strange.