Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stream of Consciousness

I'm on vacation this week. Well, technically it's a "staycation" since we're not going anywhere. I did take a couple extra days off last week, though, which we spent at Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. Ooh, that place was fun! Well, for kids anyways. I'll write more about it later.

This week is just nuts - there is so much going on. First, hello, I'm on vacation. FINALLY. That's huge, people. HUGE. I've been trying to take a vacation all summer but work has been so busy I haven't been able to take one until now. Second, Ashley started kindergarten on Monday, as you know. THIRD, it's my wedding anniversary this week. Scott and I have now been married nine years. Nine. Numero nino. All I can hear in my head is the principal's voice from Ferris Bueller saying "Nine times." It is nine times, right? I'd google, but I'm on my iPad and it's not simultaneous blogger/google friendly.


FOURTH, it's Ashley's birthday this week. She's turning 6. Holy crappers. You know, if I was a good, thoughtful blogger, I would probably put together a nice post about the decision process we went through in deciding to wait to enroll Ashley in kindergarten until this year, putting her on the older side of the spectrum. But meh, I'm a humor blogger, so I probably won't do that. As the wise Pinkalicious says, "You get what you get and you don't get upset." Or is it "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit"? I can never remember. And again, the blogger/iPad/google conundrum.

Fifth, I have all this random stuff I want to write about. Like, for one, I watched "The Human Centipede" on Netflix Streaming the other week. Um, EW. Do not watch it. I repeat. DO NOT WATCH IT. I felt like I needed to soak my brain in rubbing alcohol afterwards.

Also, I keep meaning to talk about Twitter. And how I suck at it. I keep seeing posts in the blogosphere about how awesome Twitter is and how people didn't "get it" until they joined but now OMG they GET.IT. Well, I still don't get it. I feel like I'm standing in a room full of crowded people just yelling out random statements at the top of my lungs, but nobody notices. And I got nothin' to say. I'm all like "I LIKE MOVIES!" Or "IT'S HOT OUTSIDE!" Yeah, I suck at Twitter.

Finally, I just wanted to say that my Scotty made me a vanilla milkshake tonight just because. Wasn't that sweet? I drank it in like 2 seconds.

And yes, I realize this post is totally stream of consciousness/random as hell/extremely wordy. But that's fun every once in awhile, isn't it? Anyone? You still with me?

Hmmm, maybe I've figured out my Twitter problem. Brevity is not my friend.



Marcia (123 blog) said...

Love your stream of consciousness! Brevity is not my friend either... and I hate twitter for that exact feeling - like everybody's on a soapbox shouting things.

Let's just say, we're much more about interacting :)

Seriously, would love to know your thinking about Ashley and Kindergarten...

Salt in Suburbia said...

I'm not on Twitter and I have vowed I won't consider it w/o a smartphone. But if I did have a smartphone AND was on Twitter, I'd probably start shouting random things, ahem, I mean, Tweeting at work and then I'd be jobless.

Different note: If I'm blogging on my iPod (which, believe me, I don't recommend -- I'm thumb-typing right now), I usually just open a new browser window to Google something and then come back to my post.

Have a great week and anniversary (it will my 9th wedding anniversary in Sept!)

Kmama said...

Happy anniversary and happy bday to Ashley!

Buddy just turned 7 this week. We had him start Kindergarten when he could, but he repeated it last year because of his maturity level. I'm so glad we had him repeat it. It was the best decision ever.

As for twitter...I'm on there, but because I work and can't spend all day on there, I don't really get into it much. I post stuff here and again, but no one replies. LOL

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I've not yet figured out Twitter, either. What should I post to FB? Do I expand on that for my blog? How does Twitter fit into the mix? Am I intereseting enough to have three separate outlets? Decisions, decisions!

YEA for last! Hope you enjoy your week! (BTW, Dairy Queen has Blizzards buy one, get one half price this week...I think it's a sign!) ;)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Lol don't feel bad I suck at Twitter also.
Happy Anniversary!!

Sadia said...

The whole kindergarten process is freaking me out to the point that I'm wondering whether I should wait another year. j/k sorta.

Happy birthday, Ashley!

We just drove through Kansas City the other day. Jess said something about having read that there were craters on the moon the same size as the city. How's that for stream of consciousness?

Pyjammy Pam said...

i'm with you. i am really trying to "get" twitter for a work thing, but i just can't. maybe i already have too much social media in my life. hmm.

Katherine said...

We just had a staycation ourselves. Now, I need a real vacation.

wonderchris said...

You sure have a busy week for a staycation!! Happy Anniversary - we just had one too!

Happy Birthday to Ashley!!

I don't get twitter either. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're "normal" and cried, I would have had to thump you upside the head.

MelissaKell said...

Happy anniversary, happy birthday to Ashley, and happy vacation week! Enjoy!

I referenced Pinkalicious to Becca the other day, too, when she said that she still likes princesses even though most kids her age don't anymore (really, btw?!?). Actually, I guess technically I referenced Purplicious, but still. And I reference "you get what you get and don't get upset!" ALL THE TIME. :)

Holly Ann said...

Megan, you never cease to put a smile on my face! Happy anniversary! and happy birthday to Ashley!!

Anonymous said...

will never watch the human centipede... Justthinking about the idea is physically painful.

Also, I have to do Twitter for work and I still don't get it. Don't tell anyone haha

bethismyname said...

I saw enough of The Human Centipede to know that was too much.

We are also waiting to send our boys to kindergarten. It was tough, but glad we did it!

Barbara Manatee said...

We went to GWL last summer (here in MI) and my kids keep asking when we can go again. I told them maybe this winter when we want to do something fun but can't be outside as much.

I have a twitter account but rarely post to it- I mostly just follow people. I used to kinda go to twitter when I wanted to vent/share something more anonymously but figured what was the point. SO then it was just when I was bored...but now Pinterest fills that niche!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Love this post, but at some point, I'd really love to hear about the kindergarten I'll be making a similar decision in a couple of years!

Enjoy your vacation...I don't know if I can keep myself from watching the Human Centipede now that you've given it your stamp of disapproval!

Brandy@YDK said...

i don't get twitter either. i think you have to be drunk.