Tuesday, January 26, 2010

In Case You Didn't Want to Read Sarah Palin's Book...

...but wanted to know what she wrote about, please, please, please check out Margaret and Helen's blog.  Helen is recapping "Going Rogue" in only the way that Helen can.  The woman may be in her eighties, but damn, girl, you're funny.  And when I say "funny" -- I mean HYSTERICAL. 

So there you go.  I'm shamelessly plugging one of my favorite blogs.  Sometime last year, she also read Ann Coulter's latest book, in case you were interested in that recap.  It was so funny, I literally laughed out loud.

Helen is a raging liberal, which is exactly how I like my liberals, thankyouverymuch.  Enjoy.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Random Thoughts to Entertain You

Isn’t it funny how you can be surrounded by people yet feel so alone in the world?

My addiction to Farmville has waned. I’m still a dedicated farmer, yet I am not obsessed with it like I was.

Daughter is obsessed with making up songs about pooping and peeing. Yesterday, she amused herself for most of the day recording songs on Husband’s new Blackberry regarding these topics. I’m half tempted to let her record one on mine and set it as my ringtone.

As you may have inferred from the above statement, I finally broke down and bought a blackberry. My cell phone contract ended a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to leap into the next decade on the cutting edge of smartphones. Granted, it’s no iPhone, but I’m morally against iPhones, so a blackberry was the next best thing. My problem with iPhones is that everyone has one or tries to convince you how great they are, so I immediately want to buck the trend. I’m like that.

My new job is awesome. It takes up so much of my time, but that’s a good thing because I have no life anyway and it’s not like I need all kinds of free time. (No sarcasm intended here. Really.)

My dad’s aunt passed away a week ago and her visitation and funeral were this past Friday/Saturday. Was it wrong of me to pull a no-show? I wasn’t close to her and probably haven’t seen her since my wedding 14 years ago. She treated my dad like crap and I just didn’t want to be bothered.

Sometimes it’s better not to wear your heart on your sleeve.

Husband drives me up a wall sometimes, but last night I was reminded by a friend of mine on Facebook, that sometimes things could be worse. My friend took a job in New Orleans because the job market is so bad here. He left his wife and three daughters. Last night, he posted a status message that said, “Two hours and 11 minutes on the phone with the love of my life, and it still wasn’t enough.” They’ve been married over 12 years. (*tear*)

I have had Lady Gaga’s song, “Bad Romance” stuck in my head for the last several weeks. It’s driving me INSANE. Damn that woman for making a overly-catchy song. It’s the fucking “Ra-ra ooo la la, ra-ma, ooo ga-ga” shit that keeps running through my brain like a wildfire runs through the hills of dry California in the summer. I can’t decide if I should just give into to it and sing it out loud like a lunatic or if I should keep the lunacy to myself.

Ever need a friend and they’re not there for you? I hate it when I call my friends over and over and I can’t get a hold of them. Especially when I have an issue that appears to be life or death and I need a friend to talk to. Although I must admit, I have the ringer turned off on my phone and have missed a friend’s emergency a time or two. Ooops.

What the hell is the matter with Gary Coleman? Looks like the guy needs some anger management classes? I’m always disappointed to hear stories like this about him because I used to love “Different Strokes” as a kid.

Does anyone really give a shit about Brad and Angelina?

Saw my mom last weekend and she took me to a cosmetics store. She ended up buying me a bunch of make-up – and then told me at the checkout counter that since I’m a lawyer “now”, I need to look more “professional”. WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?

I need to get my car washed in the worst way. I’m now officially embarrassed to drive it because it’s so dirty. But I consider it a waste of money to go to the carwash because the weather is so wet and crummy around here, all it is going to do is immediately get dirty again.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Update: 2010 Thus Far...

I must apologize once again.  I have neglected this blog.  I have been so busy with living life lately, I haven't had time to write.  Hopefully, I will find more time in the days, weeks and months ahead to write, but until then, I owe you -- all of my wonderful readers -- an update as to what has been keeping me away from making you laugh.

Besides the regular holiday "I'm so busy shopping and cooking and visiting" -- in the midst of all of that -- I found a new job!  As some of you remember, I passed the Bar exam this past fall and can now officially call myself an attorney.  In that spirit, I found my first attorney job!  I am really excited.  And it's sort of a funny story of how it all happened -- not funny "haha" but more serendipitous than anything else.  After losing my job around Thanksgiving, and the economy being what it is (READ:  THERE ARE BARELY ANY JOBS OUT THERE, PEOPLE!) I was thinking about starting my own little law practice.  I remembered I had a friend on Facebook who, I believed, had started her own law practice, and I messaged her.  From that message came meeting for lunch, and from that lunch, came a job!  I am now working in HER law practice, doing mostly family law (divorces, child custody, spousal support) and probate things (wills, trusts, conservatorships, etc.)  I am really very happy right now with where my career is and where it could possibly go.  My workday flies by, and I feel like I am helping our clients, which really, is the whole reason I wanted to be a lawyer in the first place.  My only complaint is that the money I am making is total shit.  But even that is not enough to rain on my parade, so to speak.

This new job keeps me very busy and I'm putting in 9 and 10 hour days.  By the time I get home, I am exhausted and mentally drained.  I don't feel like getting on my computer and being witty.  So I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me (I'm sure you will, don't make me break out the puppy-dog eyes), and hang in there with me.  I am still trying to find a balance between work, my personal life and my writing.  I will find it too, I'm sure of it. 

I've had family drama (seriously, does it ever end???) -- my dad has had some medical problems for the past few weeks, in which the drama with that began Christmas Day with me placing a phone call to 9-1-1 and calling an ambulance to my house because he had a nosebleed that wouldn't stop.  After bleeding profusely for nearly 20 minutes, I placed the call and the paramedics showed up and carted him off to the hospital.  My mom when after him.  He's ok, in case you're wondering.  He ended up having surgery last week where blood vessels in his nasal passages were clamped. 

Then there has been some ongoing drama with my brother.  I don't even want to get into it -- but once again, he's ruining his life with drugs and alcohol.  Sadly, I have a feeling that I'll be attending his funeral someday soon.  He's always had problems and can never quite get his life on track.  He's also very resentful and jealous of me, because as he would put it -- I have gotten every break and he has not gotten any.  Which couldn't be farther from the truth.  The fact is I have worked for where I am in my life and he thinks shit should be handed to him on a silver platter.  It's just sad and it should be a story saved for another day. 

And the cherry on top of all of this family drama?  My brother's former fiancee has now gone on a few dates with one of Husband's younger brothers.  I love this girl to death and would welcome her into my family any way I could.  My brother doesn't know, but my mother does and she's OK with it.  If a serious relationship comes out of this I don't know how everyone will react -- my inlaws or my dad.  My brother will flip, I'm sure of that.  I would be very happy and so would Husband.  And Daughter would shit a brick, because she LOVES this girl too.  Crazy, huh?
So what have you learned here today?  You've learned that:

New Job + Long Hours at Work + Family Drama = No Blog Posts

And to put my lack of time in perspective -- I didn't even make any New Years' Resolutions this year.  Right now, though -- here's my first one -- TO BLOG MORE!  :)