Friday, April 22, 2016

Totally Random, Unscripted, Unedited, Winging it Blog Post

I don't even know where to start. And it's not because I have anything worthwhile to say, because I hardly ever do. But I am not ready to give up blogging. I don't care if people do it or not. I'm going to still write when I get the urge the just write stupid shit about everyday life. It's a Friday night and my husband is over the mountains to see his mom. My brother Troy is in the other room taking an online test on my desktop for a final phase in his job hunting. It's sort of an IQ test. He doesn't want my help. Hahaha! So I just poured a glass of wine and am waiting for him to finish so we can eat dinner I have in the oven.

I have no idea what I want to write about but I'll just start numbering and see what happens.

1. Record breaking temperatures in our area. Oh my, it was 87 degrees last Monday! For three days in a row we had hot summer temperatures and no rain. It was wonderful. I got me inspired to do that horrible job of switching out the winter clothes for summer. I hate doing that and it takes so much longer than you think. And why do I have about 47 tank tops? I don't even look good in them anymore. I swear I used to be so vain about my arms, which back in the day rivaled Michelle Obama's. Really, should find a photo and put it up later to prove it. I could have beaten her arm wrestling. But now they are starting the get that crepe-y look and a little bit of wiggle, even though I am still doing my 8 lb free weights every few days.

2. Just started a new YMCA schedule again after giving up yoga back in September because it was too stressful for me, what with the people showing up late, old ladies who couldn't stand any deviation from the routine and even requesting more lights be turned on and the final straw for me was that chick who came in 5 minutes late, grabbed a YMCA mat and proceeded to scrub it down with some kind of scouring pad that sounded like fingernails on the chalkboard. The instructor said not a word and THAT is what pissed me off the most. I never went back. So now I'm going to try Pilates.

Get ready. I'm sure I will have some Pilate Rants.

3. Politics. Holy Moly. Who could ever predict that this would happen? I am going for Hillary though of course I chose Obama over Hillary before. I like Bernie but he's out there. And maybe it's his supporters that even irritate me more. The ones who won't vote for anyone but Bernie. I haven't sent Hillary any money, yet. Maybe I won't even. I like her but I'm not super passionate about her as I was Obama. Besides she probably doesn't need my money. But I get a little bit irritated with the Bernie folks in the same way I get irritated with people who proudly claim they never ever watch TV, as if they are beneath it. There is a lot of good shit on TV first of all. Maybe they are just too cheap to pay for cable.

4. Speaking of TV. My new favorite show is "Better Call Saul". Jonathan Banks and Bob Odenkirk are so awesome! I also love "Walking Dead". And my all time favorite show is "Breaking Bad" (which is why I am watching Saul). Never thought I would like anything more than "The West Wing", but I do!

5. I was thinking about stuff I am missing. I was thinking about cars and I said to someone the other day that I really miss chrome bumpers on cars. You know, like in a '68 Camaro or an older Mustang. And I miss playing CDs. I think they sound better than streaming music. I still play them and in fact right now I'm playing Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" as I type. I miss when people used to talk to each other in restaurants instead of looking at their phones. Damn, I am going to quit with just these because I am starting to sound old or like Clint Eastwood in the El Camino movie....(speaking of chrome!)

Prince died yesterday. And all of a sudden I sort of got obsessed with his death. It feels like when Michael Jackson died. I actually don't own any Prince CDs but I really love so many of his songs and "Little Red Corvette" and "When Doves Cry" are way up there in my all time favorite songs. But I mostly loved them covered by someone else. I could never find a version that Prince did that didn't sound like that 80's pop sound (which I hate). The Be Good Tanyas do a great version of "When Doves Cry". I always hoped Prince would do acoustic versions and release them. And of course Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares to U" was so amazing.

7. Lately I've been thinking that maybe I am starting to get Alzheimer's. The broke my favorite Le Creuset lasagne pan because I laid it on the burner to make room but I didn't turn off the burner and even though it was on low it heated that cookware up and shattered and just like that $200+ dollars out the window. Yesterday I caught myself starting to put the leftover salad bag in the cupboard instead of the refrigerator. And where I used to be good at remembering names I am no longer. Also I can't keep characters straight in books, though in truth, I always did have a hard time with retention in  anything I read unless I wrote it down. That's where I learned to take copious notes and write really fast! Anyway I put this down for reference. I am going to be 59 years old and I feel like I'm slipping.

I have to end this because blogging is a bitch on the iPad and my brother is still online with my desktop. Maybe I will come back and edit and add a Prince video or a photo of my favorite Le Cruset pan, RIP! :)


Amanda said...

Too much too soon with the hot weather. It was hotter here than in Florida those few hot days. It seriously impacts my mental health. I can't function when it's too hot. I'm glad it's cooler, but I'm so worried for summer. Last summer was brutal.

Can't wait to read about your pilates experience. I've never been a group exerciser, but I'm not exercising at all right now and I need to get my act together. Maybe I need the commitment of group exercise? I dunno. I'm excited to hear how it goes. I miss your yoga stories.

Politics. Ug. This year is really bumming me out. I'm not happy about the Hilary option. I love Bernie, but he's starting to sound like a broken record. I need him to talk about more than just a handful of issues. I love the guy and I really want him to be president, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to be an option. And Hilary is about as exciting as dry toast. I wish I didn't have to vote for her, but I will. Maybe she'll choose Elizabeth Warren or Alan Grayson as VP and I'll be excited again. Love them.

I love Better Call Saul! I'm so far behind, though. I wish they staggered it with Walking Dead. I have time for one show per week. I can't manage two. And now Game of Thrones is back. I need to get caught up on Better Call Saul, though. It's such a good show and I don't know anyone else who watches it.

I've never been a Prince fan. I just don't get it. His songs are kinda gross. Too much sex, maybe. I dunno. I'm in the minority. I was hit much harder by the deaths of David Bowie and Merle Haggard.

Sorry to hear about your LeCreuset pan. That's a bummer. Hope it's not Alzheimers, though I heard on Doctor Radio last weekend that dementia symptoms start appearing in your 40s. Shit just falls apart, man.

I hope you don't give up blogging entirely.

jojo cucina cucina said...

Amanda, thanks for being here! I totally agree with you about Bernie. I also love Elizabeth Warren but if he is the nominee and he chooses her for his running mate I feel like they are too similar and he needs someone who knows something about foreign affairs. They are both focused on breaking up the big banks, and maybe I have not been paying attention, but exactly what is the plan for that? Also he won't be able to do shit if Congress isn't a Democratic majority and he's not raising money for the DNC as Hillary is. I think she raised $15 million for the DNC, I might need to check that amount.

We go to Pilates again tomorrow. It is harder than yoga but I'm not afraid of that. I just could not get into the Zen of cleaning my mind with yoga as I was supposed to. Pilates feels more athletic and not so meditative. I probably really need to learn to meditate but I don't want to. I am too Type A for yoga. But I'm sure I'll have some Pilates experiences as I continue. I hope I can keep with it.

Just after I wrote that stuff about Alzheimer's the very next day I left a burner on again. How I did not see the light I will never know. It was on for probably two hours. I know because I had it on when I made my coffee. Now I am hyper diligent about it. But I want to record it here because it's the first time I've caught myself doing this.

I will probably give up FAcebook before I ever give up blogging! I hope you don't either Amanda. I wish you lived closer I would want to babysit Harry!

Amanda said...

Bernie and Hillary are a good match. Yin and yang. Bernie and Elizabeth Warren would be too much. I think Congress may shift from this election, though. I hope enough people see what shitshow the Republicans are right now. I couldn't make this stuff up! It's just bonko. Scary bonko.

I tried a ballet exercise dvd that I know you would hate in the best way possible. The woman was so thin and rubbery, and her "beginner modifications" were absolutely impossible. She's clearly been doing ballet since she was a toddler, and has no concept of what a beginner might be. She spoke in the softest voice, had perfect makeup, a butt-length, perfectly smooth ponytail (that didn't look fake), and she wore a white leotard in a white room and played classical music. I kept thinking how I wished you were there to make fun of her with me. The video really was impossible. She kept putting her leg over the top of her head and calling it "a little stretch." Ridiculous.

I think you're only an hour away. That's not too far. It feels like a long way sometimes, though. I almost never make it up there, even though I miss it a lot.