Archive for August, 2008

Rampant restlessness

August 20, 2008

My brain is wearing me out, and I can’t tell it to shut up.

Well, I could, but I know that it won’t listen.

I feel like I’m on the verge of some big changes in my life, but I’m not sure if I want them, or even really what they are! Confused yet? Me too. Sigh….I’ve been playing mom-hermit here at home for almost 6 months now, and I’m REALLY tired of it.  I’m finally not stressed by my job anymore, so now I can focus on other things, like realizing my fence on one side of my house is now completely overgrown with vines and trees. When I first moved in, I was so careful about ripping out all the weeds and such, planting flowers, etc etc. Now I’ve got rampant wild greenery on one side of my house and the other side is completely bare now that my nice neighbor cut down my trees.

Anyhoo….on another subject, I’ve also been contemplating finally finishing my degree…I’d love to do it online, but I am overwhelmed with all the online programs and choices; and how do I know which ones are decent? I’ve found some at nearby colleges, but none of them offer the degree I want. Maybe I should just buckle down, pick something close to what I want and just get it over with. I’m such a dork, but I miss school, learning new things, and writing!  Hmm, maybe why I’m blogging? Nah, crazy thoughts.

I’ve toyed with the idea of actually attending vs online courses, but I really don’t want to put my son in daycare anymore than I already do…at least he loves the school he’s going to now, and so do I. The previous one he was in for 2 weeks..his last day was the day he got a broken nose! (note to self: blog on the dangers of shitty daycares! lol)

I’m so restless…before I had a boy, this is about the time I would move somewhere new or take a cross-country roadtrip. Damn, I miss that.  Some of the best times of my life were solo driving trips that everybody told me I was crazy to take. =)

Maybe I just need to cut loose….

Yeah, that’s it!

Okay, somebody come entertain me…..

Anyone?

No?

Alright, guess I’ll just have to settle for something fun this weekend.

Like some dancing…maybe even some drinking…or maybe just watching this, which has never yet failed to amuse me:

Over and over.

See how easily amused I am?

So sad.

Transcript of the Muffin Debacle

August 14, 2008

So a few times a week, I treat myself and stop off at the coffee kiosk on my way to work. Good coffee, and no line like at Starbucks. 

The other day I stopped for my morning coffee, and what follows is entirely true. Names have been changed to protect the idiots. Except me.  The dialogue is between “Me” (really, Me) and “SCG” (Smiley Coffee Girl).

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Me:  I’ll have a large mocha and….Hmm…what kind of muffins do you have?

SCG: We have blueberry and cappuccino!

Me:  Okay, I’ll have blueberry.

SCG:  Oh (long pause).  Sorry! We’re out of blueberry (she tries to look a little crestfallen).

Me:  Hmm. Well…. never mind then.

SCG: But wait!! The cappuccino one is really good! I’ve heard that a LOT of people like it!! Really!

Me:  Sigh…Well, okay (realizing this is my only shot at breakfast, and that it takes them 15 minutes to toast a bagel).

SCG: Great! You’ll love it.  I think it even has like, coffee in it, so it gives you a little extra, y’ know??

Me: (I grinned at her. What do you say?)

(skip forward a few minutes and my order is ready)

SCG: Here you go! I hope you enjoy that muffin! We should get more blueberry tomorrow! OK? Bye-ee!

As I drive off, I try not to laugh at her. She was very sweet and helpful, and I’m only being mean if I continue to mock her in my head.  Must….resist….

Anyway, a few minutes later I come to a stop in traffic. I reach in my bag, deciding to give this cappuccino thing a try, strange as it sounds. 

She did say she heard a lot of people liked it!  Who knows, it could be my new favorite.Like that time I tried sushi! Oh, wait, that ended badly.

Ah screw it. Here goes.

Unwrapping the package, I glance down at the muffin I’m holding.

 

It’s blueberry.