Listen, I've been having a pretty crappy couple of weeks over here ("over here" meaning this side of the computer screen). You know how when you are cranky or sad, everything starts to bother you? Even little things that are meaningless start to eat away at you? You hear a song, see something and immediately think "No". Well, that's me right now. You know I love to make lists, so humor me for a few minutes and just take a gander at a list of things that have been irking me. No worries, this will not be a depressing post. As always, I will try to spin these irritations with my delightful sense of humor and throw in a few things that I love to balance things out. See? Win-win for everyone.
- The B52's "Love Shack". I'm going to admit it, I don't like this song. I may have liked it at one time but now it kind of makes my ears hurt. I don't want to hear it anymore.
- Getting pulled over. Yes, friends, for the first time ever, I was pulled over last night for speeding. I haven't even told my parents about this yet, so I'm guessing my mom is probably calling me an idiot as she reads this post (Love you, Mom!!). The cop was nice enough and let me off with just a fine but I still feel like a big dummy. I was weirdly calm when it happened too, which is surprising since I'm pretty quick to cry in a situation where I think I'm getting into trouble (you know, because I'm not a 31 year old grown up or anything). When I got home and informed Jeff about what happened, he laughed and said "I'm shocked this didn't happen sooner". So, apparently I drive like a speed demon all the time!
-Markers without caps. Drives. Me. Nuts. No one wants to see a perfectly pretty marker dry out! Put the cap on!
-Not liking a book I've just read. It is so frustrating to sit down and read a book, thinking it's going to be a really great story, only for it to turn out to be blah. For example, I just read City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It's the first in her Immortal Instruments series. It was lame. I knew everything that was going to happen before it happened and I was just annoyed with it. I won't be finishing that series.
-Cooking. I've talked about it before but I truly hate cooking. The idea of having to plan a menu for the whole week, grocery shopping and rushing home from work to create a magnificent meal is so frustrating. If I could afford a personal chef, I would be ALL about that.
-Hockey Shoot-outs. I think they are a cop out. So what if the game ends in a tie? I feel like the shoot-out cheapens the flow of the game. Like it's forcing a winner upon us and it also takes away the effect of the penalty shot. They used to be so rare and I would get so excited to see one but the shoot-out takes away the magic of it because they happen allll the time. For lack of a better word, it feels unnatural.
-Not being able to help C figure out a level in one of his Wii games and having to resort to "cheating". By "cheating" I mean, looking it up on the internets. It's a video game for goodness sakes! it shouldn't be that big of a deal!
-Not having anything to write about. It makes me sad.
Ok, here are some things that I love to leave you all feeling happy and content...
-Charley, right after he gets his haircut. He looks like a little man and so fresh and his hair sticks up in the back (even more than it does regularly) and I just love, love, love it.
-The Bruno Mars song, "It Will Rain" from the Breaking Dawn soundtrack. I adore this song. I don't even know why because normally, I'm not all that crazy about Bruno Mars but I could listen to this song on repeat. Over and over and over again. I LOVE IT.
-That really great feeling of excitement you get after watching a new show and it was actually good. Case in point: Alcatraz. We watched the first two episodes last night and I kind of loved them. I didn't hate the lead girl character (played by Sarah Jones) which is a huge plus for me and it was Lost-y and intriguing and interesting and it had the #47 in it. So with all that, I'm sold. I'll keep watching.
-The smell of coffee. It's calming and delicious and perfection. Such a great smell.
-Seeing my niece Emily get excited about reading and writing the way that I do. It makes me all sorts of proud.
-Having a home-cooked meal by my parents. As I stated above, I hate cooking so when I don't have to, I jump at the chance not to. But, when I don't have to because my parents are cooking for me? Well, that is just the best.
-Taking a day off during the week. Knowing that everyone else is at work, while you are not is a really great feeling.
- Watching TV with Jeffrey. It's relaxing, it's fun and I like that he puts up with my side comments and snarkiness after all these years without getting annoyed with me. I'm sure he gets annoyed sometimes. I tend to go a little overboard at times, like while watching The Secret Circle (I can't help it with that show. The characters in it are so dumb and they say "Dark magic" every other sentence. We get it! YOU HAVE DARK MAGIC! Ugh! See?? I can't help myself.) and he has to say "can you maybe stop now?" but I appreciate that he says it lovingly.
So, there's your grumpiness combined with a little happiness. Thanks for bearing with me and letting me write a pretty pointless post. If nothing else, it has helped my crankiness a little bit.
Oh, and remember to watch your speeds out there, people!