I can usually get through the week without experiencing too much mental trauma. But for some reason, this week has pushed me over the edge of psychological stability. Too many meetings? Not enough sugar? Who knows, but EVERYTHING this week makes my teeth grind.
Here are the top culprits today:
- The pointy sponge on my eyeshadow applicator keeps flipping off and falling into the sink.
- I’ve resolved to eat healthy today–so all I can think about is a glass of ice-cold Coca-Cola.
- I keep humming “Disturbia” which is freakin’ disturbing.
- Every TV station in the world is showing highlights of the royal wedding.
- I’ve resolved to eat healthy today–so all I want is to eat the chocolate ears off my Easter bunny.
- Utah weather.
- Listening to my husband TALK about Utah weather.
- Having to talk to auto mechanics about my broken turn signal.
- Taking out a small loan to pay for my broken turn signal.
- My anti-wrinkle cream has stopped anti-wrinkling.
- I don’t have a maid.
Since tomorrow is Saturday, and I have NO meetings to attend, maybe my brain can relax and I can stop being pissy. Breakfast for tomorrow: Ice-cold Coke and Easter bunny ears.
I like to read. I read all the time. I’d rather read than do laundry. I’d rather read than go to the dentist or get a pap smear. I’d rather read than give birth. So on occasion in this blog I will share the book I’m reading and give it a review.
This past week I finished Tom Clancy’s new novel “Dead or Alive.” It weighs approximately 45 pounds and comes with its own shoulder harness to protect the lower back. I’ve always loved reading Clancy’s books. I love the idea that someone in the government has our backs–because I’m pretty sure that’s fiction. I like that the good guys win–even if sometimes bad things happen.
“Dead or Alive” was boring. There wasn’t that hanging-on-the-edge-of-my-seat suspense that Clancy writes so well. I thought the writing was choppy, the story was bland and the characters were flat–except for the women, who always seem to have large chests. I trudged through 900 pages hoping it would get better–but it never did.
Give me “Hunt for Red October” or “Clear and Present Danger” and I’ll be in espionage heaven. But this one didn’t work. Too bad. But I’m not giving up on Clancy yet, maybe next time he’ll be back better than ever.
There’s my inexpert opinion. Let me know what you’re reading. I’m always looking for something new!
If you heard vast amounts of cursing coming from the west side of the valley for the last few days, that would be me.
You see, I’ve been trying to get this &#&%ing blog set up and if it weren’t for chocolate chip cookies and Southpark episodes, my computer would have been crushed under my garage door–repeatedly. My laptop likes to think for me. Since I’m not always thinking clearly–that’s not hard to do. But in THIS case, I wanted it to mind me. And it didn’t care. No amount of mouse banging, button pushing, cord wiggling or cupboard door slamming could make my computer work any faster.
Here’s what my computer looks like when I “command” it in any fashion:
Notice the little gallery of photos at the top of my blog? That took 48 HOURS of screeching until my lungs were scraped raw to make that work. Changing the font? An additional 12 hours of sobbing into my pillow. And don’t even ASK about how I added links. I’m still recovering.
So as AMAZING as this blog is today–expect changes as we go along. God help us.