Wednesday, September 12, 2012

super deep, important, and related thoughts

1. I don't understand the people who flood your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram feed with self-portraits. There are a few folks in particular that I'm FB (not real-life) friends with that apparently spend HOURS A DAY taking pictures of themselves...and they're not even doing anything fun/special/picture-worthy!! I just don't understand! And they're not changing their profile pic-- just...sharing yet another face-shot...for reasons unknown. Anyway. This sorta astonishes me. I just don't get it. I would totally block these people, but sometimes they also post political rants that really annoy me, so I would hate to miss out on that, too...

2. My new roomie Cat is my TV soulmate. Seriously. We're a match made in heaven. Recent shows we flip the flip out over together: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Dance Moms, previews for Breaking Amish and Revolution, college football, most things on TLC, E, and Bravo. Shows we do not agree on: Abby & Brittany (I'm intrigued, she's totally freaked out), bird documentaries (I'll let you guess where I fall on that one).

3. I'm totally tempted to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. Actually, I've been totally tempted for like...the past 3 years. But not tempted enough to actually do it. Here's the thing. I am drawn by the camaraderie, the "we're all doing this hard thing together!", the push, the challenge, the eventual bragging rights of "I did NaNoWriMo!"...but as always, I'm totally clueless as to what to write about. There are no stories in my head, waiting to be told. No characters dying to get out. I read all of the time. Seriously. I've probably read 30 or 40 books in the last month and a half. I want to write. I just. Don't. Know. What. About. So that's why I'm starting my NaNoWriMo brainstorming now (instead of around October 28, which is when I normally start thinking about it, and quickly realize I started thinking too late). What do you think I should write a novel about? Have you participated in NaNoWriMo before?

4. It's been almost six weeks since surgery, and I am happy to report I'm feeling pretty fantastic. I hope it lasts. But here's the thing that sucks: remember how I hurt my foot/ankle back in June? Yeah. Well guess what. THAT thing still hurts the crap out of me every day. UGHHHHHH. I never went to the doctor about it because a) I thought it would get better on its own, b) I didn't feel like dealing with another panel of doctors regarding something that has nothing to do with baby-making, c) I didn't feel like paying doctors for anything unrelated to baby-making, d) I figured that at the VERY LEAST, it would have time to heal while I was on bed-rest for my already-scheduled surgery. Well...turns out, it didn't heal itself, not even with the last month of bedrest/minimal movement. BAH. Now I'm trying to ease myself back into low-impact, doctor-approved-for-my-tummy exercise...and it's my friggin FOOT holding me back. This is extremely irritating to me. So now I'm guessing that I probably need to go get it looked at. Awwwesome.

5. A blog friend introduced me to the wonder that is Suri's Burn Book this week. And I laugh my face off. Every time.

6. I'm closing in on my 500th (published) blog post! Woohoo!! How should I celebrate?

7. Today I wrote a wish-list on a post-it note. Just in case a wealthy benefactor or genie in a bottle dropped by...I'd want to be prepared. Or maybe it could be early Christmas/b-day prep. Or maybe I'm just materialistic. 

The end.


  1. 1) That also drives me nuts. However it mostly happens to be my niece (who is 11, by the way) who does it. That, and one other friend. And you're right -- I. Don't. Care.

    3) Write a book. I have no ideas for you but I want to read your book.

    4) That sucks.

    6) Drink 500 margaritas! Maybe that's a bad idea :) Write a history of your blog. How it got started. How you got famous (you do guest posts after all). Etc. Etc. Etc.

    7) Now I'm inspired to write my own list.

  2. Found your blog through Allison and Amanda. I am not good at the commenting stuff. I should be---but I am usually on the iPhone when I blog read and it's not as easy to comment. However, I get a lot out of reading the experiences of other going through infertility and such. I especially enjoy those who can find the smallest bit of humor in it all. It sucks the big one...but sometimes ya just gotta laugh...and then cry sometimes too. Thank you for sharing your story. Allison told me about your blog a couple days ago, but I haven't told her that I've actually been blog stalking you for a bit already. Love your humor and snark. Good stuff. From a recently diagnosed infertile noob. ;)

  3. Number one: Bahaha. Sooo true. I can understand the occasional "hey look at my new haircut pic" but what you are talking about drives me crazy. Narcissistic much? But then again I take a million pictures of my child but I really just can't help that.

    And I think you should totally do that novel thing!

  4. We don't get TLC but I've watched pretty much every show/clip online. We are addicted to Breaking Amish already! I try not to eat anything when watching A&B, is that wrong?? Unfortunately they haven't posted the Splash episode from Honey Boo Boo. That was 2 weeks ago. Boo.

  5. So glad you're feeling better (minus the foot), and also, I like Abby & Brittany too! Very intriguing indeed, especially as a non-conjoined twin :)

    You should celebrate your 500th post with a giveaway!

  6. I have a fb friend who has a whole album of her drinking things. Not just adult beverages, but things like Starbucks and Diet Coke. So weird!

  7. I don't get the whole self portrait thing either. Weird.

    I heart Breaking Amish. I'm actually really liking all the Amish type shows that are on now.

  8. Any PT friends? It sounds like you're probably going to need some for the foot. In all my anatomy/body pains/PT knowledge (zero), I'd guess it's a strain or a pulled/torn/stretched tendon or ligament. I can always send the hubs (he's a DPT student) out to Statham to take a look. : )

  9. 2. SO glad I'm not the only one watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo!!!

    7. I have a running "wish-list" on my phone. (I always forget what I want when it comes Christmas time) That and of never really do know when that wealthy benefactor is going to stop by!

  10. Okay, I also admit that I don't block friends who post political comments that annoy me...I don't know why, except that it forces me to look up what they are saying and think "are they crazy?!". Also, just spent the last 30 minutes on the Suri site, and it provided some much needed laughs. thanks!!

  11. Number 1 is pretty annoying, add to that the duck faces those self portraits will have. I want to scratch the screen every time I see it. I love Suri's burn book! I hope your foot feel's better.

  12. You crack me up. I also feel the same way about people who post self portraits on instagram/fb. I mean.. really? Bonus points if they have "duck face".

    2. Wish lists are needed sometimes. Truth. Apparently we were on the same wave length yesterday.

    c. I have NEVER heard of NaNoWriMo but now I'm totally intrigued!!

  13. You should do NaNoWriMo! I have done it and "won" three times. If you have any desire to write a novel, it's a good way to challenge yourself. :)


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