Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Random Thoughts

I realize the whole random thought deal is something many of you do on Tuesdays, but it's all I have the energy for today.I suppose a "Wordless Wednesday" post seems even easier, but see then I would have to walk upstairs to the desktop computer as it is where all of my pictures are stored. Yes, ALL the way upstairs. So, staying on the couch wins.

-Chris and I have this ongoing battle about the bedroom window being open during the night. I like it closed because I am an incredibly delicate sleeper, and I don't like the noise from the freeway, and I hate the sound of chirping birds at 5 A.M. I hissed at Chris for opening it when he got home from work in the middle of the night. Normally, he would concede, knowing how hard it is for me to sleep. But, this time he very firmly told me that since the entire apartment smells like fish, he's keeping it open. Confused, I rolled over and went to sleep. But, when I came downstairs this morning I could smell that he was right. I hunted for the smell in the fridge, the trashcan, and the counters before finding a pan I had used to cook mahi-mahi on...Monday, I think it was? It had been "soaking," and I forgot about it, I guess. Clearly, I am an excellent housekeeper.

-I just found a stray ant crawling on my leg. Fucking summer.

-Why is it so hard to get my child out the door to do anything? Even stuff she claims to really want to do. She'll be all excited about the pool or the library, but the second I start to initiate getting dressed or putting on shoes, or whatever needs to be done to leave, she starts whining about how she wants to stay home. We spend lots of time at home, but if I listened to her every time she claims she wants to stay in, I would never go anywhere, and then I would go crazy and drink even more wine than I already do. She always enjoys herself once we're out, and then she doesn't want to go home. It's more than a little maddening.

-Also maddening? The WHINING. Oh, GOD, THE WHINING! It's her default. She doesn't even try to get what she wants in a reasonable fashion before resorting to the grating and soul-crushing whining.

-My mom and her friend, Lynn, both loaned me a bunch of books because I was complaining about not having the money to buy new books. I have plenty of books on my shelf that I have yet to read, but they are mostly classics, and I realized I need to start reading more contemporary stuff so that I won't get overwhelmed and just stop reading all together like I do when I try to read only dense, period literature. And also because I realized I was missing out on good stuff. So, I'm reading The Help right now. I figured I'd give it a whirl since the movie is coming out soon. I'm liking it. It's not blowing my mind so far, but it's an easy and enjoyable read. And it didn't start out really slow like a lot of books, so I was able to dive right in.

-I'm starting to panic a little about BlogHer next month. I guess when I signed up in January, I figured I'd have my blog together a little more by now. I haven't even picked out my panels and figured out my schedule. I guess I'll just hope to have a good time, meet some new people, and learn what I can. I don't see this being a huge networking opportunity for me since my blog is still so...undefined. And, sporadically updated, too.

-I will be meeting Ginger on Sunday, and I am ridiculously excited about it. Well, there's nothing ridiculous about my excitement. Ginger is awesome.

Okay, that's enough randomness for now. Especially since it is now Thursday morning at 10 A.M. and my kid is still asleep. I could be reading! Or screwing around on Facebook. Whatevs


  1. I FEEL you on the whining!!
    You and Ginger better do something epic and awesome. Like planking. Just don't do it on the 405 because that would be rather dangerous now that it's reopen and whatnot.

    Oh, and take pictures.

    Oh, and don't feel bad about the pan: it happens. Sometimes it happens when you wash it straightaway. Sadly, I know this from experience. Damn fish and their fish smell.

  2. Yesssss the whining is epic at our house, too. It's horrible. Plus, Sam is a hitter. A hitter! I don't know what to do with that.

  3. J isn't so much a whiner at this point as he's a screamer/tantrum thrower/hitter/biter. I'm at a loss (although, some of my coworkers have taken to whining more than my kid, so I really seem to be losing all around).

    I am SO excited about Sunday. It's pretty much keeping me going this week :-)

  4. So funny, babe. I thought of Satine saying "I'll drink all the time," when I read the part about staying home.

  5. @Lex- You've seen my Facebook. Ever since I got my camera in May I take pictures of EVERYTHING. So, you better believe I will be documenting something as exciting as this!

    @Jana- Charlotte actually took a (very cautious) swing at me today, and I was like WHOA. Hang on there, drama queen. I can't handle hitting on top of whining and, as of today, constant tears. You'd think her boyfriend dumped her or something. Ugh.

    @Ginger- I am so horrified for you about the biting thing. I know it's totally normal, but the very thought of it freaks me out. C has bitten me a few times while playing, and even that was horrendous. I hate to think how much it would hurt if she was upset.

    @Mom- Yeah, on a day like today, I'll open the fridge to pour her highness some milk and will glance longingly at the bottle of chardonnay chilling in there. Days like that bedtime can't come soon enough!

  6. Ooof the fish smell is the whole reason I refuse to eat it. No worries though, soaking pans are always easily forgotten, well by me they are!

    Oh whining... Yikes. Mine has her moments and dragging her out of the house isn't quite as bad as dragging her from the playground or skating rink. Grrr!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  7. The whole "I want to go out / I don't want to go out" makes me into a raving screaming lunatic who says things like "Well if you just want to STAY HERE all day and STARE AT EACH OTHER then by all means IGNORE YOUR SANDALS."

    Whoah there drama queen indeed!

  8. We have the opposite problem with E, which is that he wants to go out ALL the time, even when it's satan's-ass-hot, and he CAN'T go out, but he thinks he can solve this problem by going out naked.

    No, dude. Because if you sunburn your penis, I don't even know what.

    Random Thought for YOU: let's read that Goon Squad book and talk about it together. EVERYONE is reading it, and talking about its brilliance, and I'm starting to tip the balance toward, hey, I think I better read it too.

    So I'm thinking, we read a section, and then g-chat about it, and then cut and paste the chat into a blog post. yes/no/maybe?

  9. Yes! I love that idea. I've been hearing a lot about that book, too. Maybe we can start when I get back from my conference? So, like a week from Monday?