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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stress blogging?

I have about 4.6 bajillion things on my "to-do" list right now. At the top of the list?

1. Procrastinate by blogging even though you jolly-well know better.

So. Some thoughts.

  • Cameron is now six. For his birthday he got a new bike and a rad helmet that has skulls on it. Also too (and may I interject that I'm glad this Sarah Palin phrase has continued on all the UMC blogs...because she truly deserves to be mocked into the next century for using it repeatedly), it has been raining every day since Cam's b-day. Meaning his brand-new bike is sitting in my kitchen just waiting to be used. Cam comes home from school, puts his backpack on the table and then lovingly gazes at his bike and dreams of cruising around the neighborhood. It's a bittersweet experience for me. I'm glad he has the bike, he LOVES the thing, but it breaks my heart that the tires are still clean. It deserves to be out in the sunshine.
  • And hey, speaking of school...I can't decide if I love it or hate it. I love that Cameron is having a good time. I hate that they send me notes requesting money every other day. Because my taxes aren't enough. I'm trying to figure out how they would feel about a pound of flesh being dropped in the mailbox with a note saying, "Now we're even. Sincerely, Anna."
  • Sonic burgers. They're delicious. If you don't have a Sonic near you I simultaneously feel sorry and relieved for you.
  • Smoking. My brother is quitting after smoking for nearly 20 years (I'm guessing here, but I think I'm close). He's also running and biking. So basically he's my new hero. I have a feeling he's going to kill the next Kilgore Reunion/Fanny Autrey Memorial 5K run. WOOT!
  • MTV. I know it's not family programming but wowzers bowzers. It's just disgusting. Like, make me want to toss my delicious sonic burger disgusting. There should probably be hyphens in that last sentence. But really, I tried watching the VMAs on Sunday so that I could watch the New Moon trailer (because I'm 12 like that). My SIL was tivo'ing it and thank goodness she was because we were able to fast forward through pretty much every syllable Russell Brand uttered, Lady Gaga's weird lingerie-on-men's-faces performance, and much, much more. oh and we also were able to watch the new moon trailer over and over while certain people who are not me insisted on pausing on the scene where you can see rob pattinson shirtless but like i said that wasn't me. but for five bucks i'll tell you who it was. jeni. not me. jeni but not me.
  • Kanye West. Just, yeah. (shakes head)
  • Patrick Swayze is dead. And now Baby will spend the rest of her life in the corner.


critts said...

I have a million things to do but instead I'm reading your blog. And laughing. You crack me up. Your post was a little ray of sunshine on yet another rainy, dreary day. I know we needed the rain, but enough already, yes?

Sara K. said...

Love it. Thanks for wasting time on our behalf!

You have to read this post
http://metalia.blogspot.com/2009/09/gah-guhm-ga-guhm.html It's like the best Patrick Swayze tribute/memorial ever. Her blog is seriously hilarious (not an endorsement by any means as she likes to swear, sometimes a lot).

Deb said...

And I'll forever sit at my facing-three-windows desk knowing that at least here, in my new office, he kept Baby out of the corner.

Nicely done, Anna.

Did I mention that I live across the street from Walmart (you knew that) AND Dairy Queen (you knew that also too) AND -- wait for it -- Sonic! (I think I hear clapping.) Relatedly, Chrysta sent me a link to PeopleofWalmart.com (which I thoroughly loved even though I did not see myself), and I'm thinking that if most Walmarts are surrounded by what my Walmart is surrounded by, well, I get it. Except the 70-year-old man with size DD breast implants. That one I did not get.

Nicole said...

"And now Baby will spend the rest of her life in a corner."


So in our lovely little town in GA, we have KFC and McDonalds -- both of which make me want to vomit. And that's the end of the list. No other fast food options unless you want to drive for at least 15 minutes. The absolute carnage that would be my bottom if this were not the case is beyond my ability to describe.

Alyssa said...

So glad you decided to procrastinate:)

Jeni said...

cool five bucks. you totally didn't even give people a chance to wonder. I am proud of it though. very proud. you just be lucky i dont blog the BIRTHDAY video. I dont know who was worse, lady gaga, kanye, or us.

Chi-townRawlins said...

The birthday video should NEVER see the light of day.
Note to self: Never make a video after midnight. If it worked for the gremlins, it can work for us.

Chi-townRawlins said...

And I only told people because I KNEW you'd be proud to admit it. I mean, there is that certain poster in your closet that has a certain vampire staring at you as you sit in special places in the bathroom...THAT'S commitment, Jen.

Sara said...

WHY do you have to rub it in that I don't live within 100 miles of a Sonic? I crave cherry limeade EVERY DAY. D.C. has everything...why can't they have Sonic? Or Primati's?