Thursday, December 10, 2009

I don't feel like bloggin'

I've got a Scissor Sisters song stuck in my head this morning because I'll admit it: I don't feel like blogging. Go ahead and play this tune while you read this mess, just substitute "bloggin'" for "dancin'."

I admit that I feel compelled to write something for you, my faithful and lovable peeps. If you were here right now I'd ruffle your ragamuffin hair and pinch your rosy cheeks (both sets) because I love you so. But I still don't feel like bloggin'.

What's a girl to do? I'll just give you a brain dump and hope you like it, of course! Here goes.

It's finally winter. It snowed about 9" or so at my house yesterday so school was canceled and we had a rather lazy day. Jim made Bloody Marys and we watched the newest Harry Potter movie with the kiddos, then I took a long hot shower and he snowblowed (snowblew? That just sounds wrong) the driveway. Last night we went over to our friends' house for a casual dinner, mostly because cabin fever was setting in and I didn't feel like cooking. In other news, I finally put some bad-ass snow tires on the Odyssexy, so hopefully I can avoid hitting any more trees this winter. Fingers crossed!

My doctor has me on a truly awful diet right now to prep for a thyroid test I'm having next week, so I'm a little cranky. It seems that even though I typically limit crunchy, salty, chocolatey snacks simply because they're fattening, when I'm told I absolutely cannot have them, naturally they're all I want. Oh well, it's not like it's the holiday season right now and there are yummy treats everywhere I look. Oh wait, yes it is! FML! Ah well, it's temporary and it's not like I couldn't stand to lose a few, so I'm keeping the ol' chin up.

Speaking of Christmas, I've been slacking off on buying gifts this year. No, really, I've only bought two things. I'm just having a hard time getting into the spirit this year. I don't want anything myself, and no one on my list has been outspoken about what they want, so I'm just going to sit down and hit Amazon hard this weekend and hope I get something right. I'm unapologetically apathetic, but hopefully getting the tree this weekend and decking the halls a little bit more will help me get into the swing of things!

I am already looking forward to New Year's Eve though, and not just because I can't wait to kick 2009 to the curb like the disease-infested whore that it is. What? I had a rough year. I am ready for a fresh start, and 2010 seems like a darn good time to get one.

I had a fun little auto-tune video for you to watch, but some sort of copyright infringment made them take it down. BOO. And MEH. BOO-MEH.

Oh! Just found it somewhere else online, and this one seems to work. Enjoy it while you can!

Ok, that's all I got.
Later, taters. (mmm, taters... I want tater chips, or french fried p'taters. CRAP!)


Organic Meatbag said...

Damn! Thought you didn't feel like blogging! Lay it on ME, Stringbean!

MtnMama said...

I could not agree more that this has been a rough year, and I'm ready for a fresh start. In many ways, this has been a rough decade. Yeah, I've got my daughter, but everything else? Good grief, haul it away! I've been stripped down to the bare bones, and now those bones are freezing! So, c'mon, 10s ! Let 'er rip!

Bloodys are a fabulous way to spend a snow day! They are the official start to every vacation, in my world. Sorry about the lousy food restrictions...

Mala said...

I'm so sorry about your Dr. Tu Wong Fu-induced diet. Total suckage. But I know you can do it! It's just a week (gulp) and then I will take you out to a feast of potatoe chips and and heavily salted french fries. Woot.

Brooklyn ML said...

One of these days, I am going to skip Christmas entirely. The holiday literally looms over my entire year, LOOMS! Bah humbug.

Mala said...

And your snow days are WAY better than mine. I spent the day shoveling, seperating bickering kids, shoveling, fielding a bagillion inane questions, shoveling, and topped it all off by coming down with a full-fledged cold.
Oh yeah, and no alcohol. No wonder...

jennybean79 said...

I love me some Scissor Sisters! I can't break down when I'm not in the mood (I think that's what they say).

Good riddance to 2009 *I agree*

Lastly, loved your reference to Slingblade. My husband and I go back and forth sometimes. "I want me some french fried ptaters," I'll start, "mmmmhmmmm." He'll finish. Ha ha haaa!

Bev said...

OM - Oh, I'll lay it on ya. And you will LIKE it!

MtnMama - Yes, the '10s are gonna rip! I love Bloodys and maintain that they're good for me, too! I mean, we use V8, so it's like a serving of veggies. RIGHT?

Mala - Yes, you've seen me in this state before, I know. I can do it, but that won't keep me from bitching about it! :)

Brooklyn - Agreed! let's skip it this year, shall we?

Mala - UGH! All that shoveling and no delicious alcohol? Forget that! You're doing it wrong!

Jennybean - Oh yeah, we use that Slingblade quote all the time, too! It's just so much fun to talk like Billy Bob with a mouthful of marbles.

2009 can bite me!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

You might be able to figure out what the inspiration for this is, but here goes:

What to do if you don't feel like blogging? Write a story about the shower sex you and your Ex had that ended suddenly in tragedy.

That'll drag you out of your funk.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

It's also nice to see I'm not the only who is underwhelmed with Holiday Spirit this year. You, me and Sass should make a club. We'd drink lots of coffee and shit. It'd be fun. We'd be cool. Everyone would want in our club.

I really don't want anything for Christmas, either. Take the money for my presents and put it toward our mountain of debt or something. I don't know. I don't care.

I've never been this down and this stressed about Christmas before. This crap sucks.

Bev said...

Jenks - I've been told that I have a future writing soft-core erotica, so that suggestion isn't really too far off the mark. Maybe you're right and that will get my (ahem) juices flowing. The creative ones, I mean.

And yes, let's start a "Boycott Christmas" club. We can call ourselves the Bah Humbugs or something cutesy like that. I would also like to apply any gifts/money towards my ever-growing pile of debt. Why can't we do that, DAMN IT, WHY?

Senorita said...

I used to have "Filthy Gorgeous" by Scissor Sisters stuck in my head ALL the time !

I remember back in 2006 I thought that year was rough. I was excited that 2007 came around and proclaimed what a great year 2007 would be. It turned out to be the worst year of my life.

Every year I just brace myself hoping that the year is decent.

Luckily 2009 wasn't so bad. Basically 2008 and 2009 were spent recovering from 2007, lol.

Frank Irwin said...

I've been anti-Christmas for years, now. I'll have to dig out my anti-Christmas rant from the days of your....

I talked my sisters into not trading gifts, but I still give to their kids. Now, everyone gets cash. Even Mom.

calicobebop said...

I love Scissor Sisters. Now that song is stuck in my head!

Wow - 9" of snow! I'd get cabin fever too!

Have fun on Amazon - it's the best place to shop, anyway!

Cary said...

I think I'll get me some o' dem french fried po-taters, umm hmmm. And some biscuits 'n' mustard.

'09 was just fine. Some great things happened -- one or two in particular. Some bad things happened too but more great than bad. Here's to a better '10 for us all.

PorkStar said...

The not blogging feel is around everywhere. I just did mine pretty much NOT wanting to do it but I did it because im so slick like that.

Also, and not to rub it in, I will be eating ALL sorts of treats and candy and things that ya'll can't eat only because I can and I need all the weight.

: )

I will write about that, so ya'll don't think I'm a selfish skinny mofo.

Anyhow, enjoy, dear.


Elliott said...

I got my pipes cleaned for Christmas, so even if I did want something else, it's too late. Of course, I ordered Lori's present, even though I refuse to declare a desire for anything real, which is why I was punished by the plumbing gods.

But my tree is up, and it's now raining festively outside. My wv is inedsme, as in 'I neds me some bloody marys if this rain doesn't stop.'

Bev said...

Senorita - Filthy Gorgeous is a GREAT song. I keep waiting for Verizon to get it as a ringtone because it's kind of my theme song. ;)

Oh, and I'm an eternal optimist, so I hope every year is a good one. No one can predict how much one will suck or not, so let's hope 2010 is filled with pleasant surprises for us all!

Frank - cash is the gift that keeps on giving! I wish more people thought like you. I would make Christmas a childrens' only holiday in a heartbeat, if I could.

Calico - Yes, I love Amazon. And yes, Cary, I'll use the LOTD link!

Cary - You're right; 2010 had some very good highpoints too. Can't throw the baby out with the bathwater, that's true. But let's hope we can carry all the good from 2009 into future years while adding other good stuff too, mmmk?

Porky - Ugh, don't rub it in, skinny man! This diet isn't permanent, so I'll be back on the Egg Nog wagon in no time. (not really b/c I hate egg nog, but you get the idea)

Elliott - Ordinarily getting ones' pipes cleaned would be a good thing, no? But I know you're talking about actual expensive plumbing ventures, so I'm sorry.

If it makes you feel better, we've spent a whopping $2000 on a generator and electrician to hook it up this month b/c we live in the sticks, and then another $485 yesterday for snow tires to make sure I can get to/from work from the sticks.... So yeah, not loving spending money right now.

Fuckin' Christmas. BAH!

tracey said...

had to do the thyroid diet a couple of times - it's a little window into hell. it sucks. hard.
hope you feel like yourself again soon.

Anonymous said...

i love a bloody mary! it is my favorite drink when lounging around with nothing better to do. yeah, i have one every sunday around 11:30am. as an old man used to say, "it's 11 o'clock somewhere!"

WV = ovuries!

laurieliz said...

Is PIZZA on this diet? LOL

Well, you need to keep writing even if you don't feel like it! Why? Because I said so! :P

Sarah was saying we need to get together (like a coven) and write down our woes (like a coven) and burn them (like a coven)! I say why not? Just another excuse to leave the men behind and get together I say...I nominate your house! Thoughts?

Bev said...

Tracey - "window into hell?" Yes, you HAVE done the LID, haven't you? Ha ha! It's okay - just a little over a week on it this time. Last time I did it for 5 weeks, and that was BRUTAL.

Anon - Oh yeah, Bloodys on a Sunday morning? Excellence. I worship at the church of Vodka too.

Laurie - Nope, pizza definitely isn't on it. Nothing with a taste fits the bill. Doc said 7 days on it, but I started it (half-assed) on Tues. and officially on Thurs.

The coven sounds good! Come on over, we can finally open that bottle of wine from last Jan.... ;)

Frank Irwin said...

Am I the only one who reads "laurieliz" and hears "LOLZ" in my head?

tracey said...

i have no proof, but i strongly believe LID can be traced back to al qaeda. i did a 5 week stretch two years ago - i was so cooked by the end i couldn't see straight. i ate like i was on my way to the electric chair when i was allowed to get off it.
are you going in for RAI?

Bev said...

Frank - if you knew her, you'd know how appropriate LULZ would be!

Tracey - HA! Al quaida, indeed. No, not RAI this time, thank goodness. Just an I-131 scan. I did have RAI back in 2000, though, so I've been there, done that. Once they finally cleared me to leave the hospital I went straight to McD's and got the biggest burger and salty fries I could fit in my mouth.

Mala said...

Tracey's comment killed me! HA!!!!

So I'm not sure if it's Windows 7 or blogger who's being the little bitch, but apparently I can no longer get follow up comments even though I've checked the box. I thought it was just a quiet week on all the blogs. Bastard!

Samsmama said...

I have bought one present, a Wii for my MIL. The most messed up thing is that it's not even from us, I did it as a favor for an out of town relative. I think I'm just going to give Sam vouchers.

Kate said...

Right there with you sweetpea, I am ready for 2009 to get the hell out of here. And the holidays? Well, screw the holidays. Again, Fucking Texas.

Can I trade bloody mary's for margaritas?