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Life is like a Godzilla Movie [Nov. 15th, 2012|10:42 am]
terribleturnip
Dear Knee,

Yes, thank you, I KNOW it’s raining. I have a window and now we have this cool thing called the internet, where I can choose from dozens of weather forecasts. Plus a window. There is no need for you to get all swollen and grumpy.

Dear Uganda,

Have you even READ the Bible? Because seriously, even though I’m an atheist, I hope Jesus comes down and delivers an ass-kicking.

And Jesus, while you’re here, please take Pat Robertson back with you, because now he’s comparing the discrimination that Christians face in American is akin to what Jews suffered during the Holocaust. I don’t care what you do to him…you and Satan can draw straws, I don’t even care. Hell, er, heck, wave your hand and restore his sanity. But he WANTS to go, he’s told us that, and you still won’t take him. C’mon, be a pal. I know it’s just a drop in the bucket of crazy, but the bucket overfloweth.

Dear Microsoft,

This whole making the top of any given screen sort of translucent so that I can’t really see what’s underneath, but now the top of everything looks like a white board in need of a good scrubbing? Please fill in the rest of this sentence: We did that so that you could do _________ more efficiently/easily.

Yeah, thought not. Proof that the geekiest kids in class are still running things and that "because it's COOL" still has currency. Although to my eyes, it simply looks as if you've decided on "thermal receipt paper exposed to high heat" as a theme. Or that scary chick from Ringu is about to crawl backwards across my screen really fast. So, I'm STILL not going out with you.

On other notes, this week included my last night for wrangling for quite some time. I am done caring whether people have a ride or not, whether they’re included or not, where they want/need to go, how to facilitate making that happen, communicating….Now begins selfish season. If I’m leading it, I’m announcing when/where and headcount’s the only thing I care about. Of course, selfish season for me coincides with the bringing food and gifts to people season, so selfish only gets so much exercise…

I subscribe to word a day from Wordsmith.org, which I just adore. I do know a lot of the words, already, which makes me feel SMART, and who doesn’t need that from time to time? But also, I’ve found a few where I didn’t know what it REALLY meant, and many that were brand new to me, which is very EXCITING! (That snapping sound you’re hearing right now is my dork flag, flying proud.) They also have a Thought for the Day, which is completely unrelated to the word of the day, but which I enjoy just as much. This one, I may need to tattoo onto myself to remind me. Although I’d have to have the tattoo done in shorthand because it’s awfully long. And I don’t read shorthand, so maybe I’ll just tape it to the refrigerator instead.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. -Jerome K. Jerome, humorist and playwright (1859-1927)

I am clearly setting myself up to be the biggest Idle Thief EVER.

Even now, I'm having an internal brain debate: "You haven't thrown a holiday party in YEARS. You should do that." vs "Seriously, why don't you relax and enjoy yourself and let other people do the heavy lifting for a while, give the house a good cleaning, paint the kitchen, re-finish the stairs, repaint the living room, so that when you DO entertain you don't have to feel apologetic for living in such an expletive-hole." I haven't decided which one is Godzilla and which one is Mothra...or is that Gamera...but there's definitely that weird little chorus of Japanese girls singing "Oh, don't let the condition of your house stand in the way of entertaining, who cares, as long as there's booze and food".

All that's missing are the crowds of screaming civilians running through the city. Ah, but it's early in the day.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2012-11-15 03:48 pm (UTC)
For the record, I did finally manage to get the tentacles out of the front window. However, there's still a severed foot sitting on the counter, so you can clearly see the insanity of me thinking that putting another party on the calendar is as smart an idea as....oh, dropping an atomic bomb, or putting zombie-making chemicals in a steel drum.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2012-11-15 04:27 pm (UTC)
If you did a Nightmare Before Christmas-themed party you wouldn't have to switch out the decorations from Scary Perry.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2012-11-15 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oh. Dear. But I'm totally telling the neighbors it was YOUR idea. Next year, hmmmmmmmmmm......
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2012-11-15 05:06 pm (UTC)
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. -Jerome K. Jerome, humorist and playwright (1859-1927)



that is a pretty good thought ... so now I guess I need to make a second list

the list I already have are the things I need to do ... so now I need to have a second list to show what I didn't do in order to have quality idle time

or is making a list for quality idle time counter to the whole idle time philosophy?
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[User Picture]From: giantsloth
2012-11-16 04:43 pm (UTC)
With great wrangling power comes great responsibility. Wait, that can't be right.
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