A couple New Things I never wrote about:
New Thing #55: I made a cream cheese fruit dip, which I brought to my high school friends reunion. Now, the old me, well, if the old me was supposed to bring something to a pot luck type of party, he would have just gone to the grocery store and bought some pre-made food, like, immediately before the party, but I’ve been trying to learn my way around the kitchen on My Year of New Things so I decided to make something. But the problem was, I was supposed to bring a snacky type of food, and so I signed up to bring”fruit.” Which I couldn’t very well make. So that’s when I decided to make the fruit dip. I actually got the recipe from Jesse, who got it from his friend Kelly, who told Jesse that I did it wrong, but she wasn’t at the party, she was just going off of what Jesse told her over the phone, and I don’t even think he tried the fruit dip. Which is his loss, because I think it was pretty fucking good fruit dip. (Honestly, it was really easy to make. Just get a lot of cream cheese and a lot of marshmallow goo and a little bit of vanilla extract and mix it in a bowl until either it all mixes together pretty or your arm gets tired. Then start dipping your fruit.) (See? Easy.)
New Thing #56: I got a speeding ticket. This was really dumb of me. It happened over the weekend. I have never gotten a speeding ticket before. It was late and I really wanted to get home and then, boom, hello police officer. I felt really lame. She was like, “did you know that you were speeding?” And of course I did, so I was like, “yes, I’m sorry.” I really don’t have anything else to say about this one, except for the fact that it’s never happened before and (knock on wood) I’m hoping it’ll never happen again. But since it was a New Thing, I decided I should report it to the blog. Oh, and then, when she asked me to get my registration and proof of insurance from my glove compartment, this DVD called, um, "Giant Men," which I won at a raffle, like, a year ago, and which then went into my glove compartment for some reason and which has never left my glove compartment, well, it fell out of the glove compartment and then, for whatever reason, I felt even more guilty about the speeding, and I was certain that the police officer was moments away from asking me to "step out of the vehicle, sir," but I guess it's not against the law to have porn in your glove compartment when you're speeding on the freeway.
New Thing #57: I watched the first episode of Deadwood. I have the entire first season on DVD (which I borrowed from Jessica) and I have the entire second season taped on my Tivo and I’ve decided I’m finally going to see what all of the fuss is about. (I generally love everything that HBO does and there was no reason I didn’t watch this show from the beginning other than that I missed the first couple of episodes and with a show that’s supposed to be good as Deadwood supposedly is, well, I don’t like to start good shows late.) I liked the first episode of Deadwood, but I’m not anywhere close to adding it to my list of “favorite TV shows” yet. However, I hear it’s a slow burn and it takes a couple of episodes to really get its hooks into you.