I'm not sure what it is...maybe the combination of ridiculous allergies, being surrounded by and talking to people all weekend, and some ridiculously busy days at work...but my head is all but empty of interesting thoughts. Devoid of humor. It's a sad state of being.
So in lieu of having anything actually INTERESTING to discuss, I have some random thoughts that are weighing heavy.
1. I am so ready for NPR's semiannual 'membership drive' to be over. SO READY. PLEASE STOP!!!! I loooove me some NPR. I've been an avid listener for the past two years or so. I feel like it's made me a better-educated, more informed, more interesting person. But twice a year it makes me want to die with its never-ending fundraising campaign. HOLY COW. I think it lasts like TEN WHOLE DAYS or something inhumane like that. Last week some fellow-membership-drive-hating friends made a brilliant point: they should figure out a way to make it so that if you donate, you quit hearing the rest of the membership drive. Like, back to your regularly scheduled programming! Because then we would all donate on the first day. Money like they've never seen before!! Because if I knew I wouldn't have to listen to them beg and plead for money for another week, I'd give STAT. Anyway. They don't do that, but they should. NPR, if you're reading this: please. I beg you. Stop the torture.
2. Sometimes being a homeowner sucks. Primarily when expensive things break and have to be replaced. This time it's our dryer. It broke the Thursday before Easter. So if you're wondering why I'm wearing clothes that haven't been in style since 1997, now you know. They're the only clean things left. We did do one small load of undies and such, but air drying is ridiculous and makes your clothes all crunchy, so...we haven't done any more laundry since. Our new dryer should be delivered on Saturday and we'll probably have 18 loads at the ready for the minute the installer guys leave. Ugh. I mean, the dryer is a slightly more exciting appliance to replace than our other two most recent Expensive Appliance Deaths (the water heater and the HVAC unit), but basically, I'm totally wanting new couches. And replacing boring appliances keeps stealing all of my money. Boo.
3. I took this picture over the weekend and it makes me laugh.
Welcome to Atlanta, where the painted and bejeweled dolphins hang out in random strip mall parking lots! (I can't judge- in Athens it's painted bulldogs everywhere.) (But at least bulldogs make sense (UGA mascot)...dolphins? In the middle of a landlocked, non-coastal city? Um okay.)
4. I have a craving to reread East of Eden. It just comes over me sometimes. East of Eden is my hands-down favorite book, my answer to "if you could only take one book on a deserted island," and the best book ever. In my opinion. I haven't read it in a few years and although it pains me to not be reading something new, I feel like I need to return to my roots. A slow, careful reread of the best book ever?? That sounds awesome.
That's all I've got today. Many apologies. Feel free to pray something interesting happens today so that I can be less boring tomorrow! Ha. But- interesting in a good way, obviously. Like maybe I win a large sum of money! Or overhear a hilarious conversation at the gym! Or...whatever, something good.