Hodgepodge of thoughts

Remember yesterday when I said it just doesn’t feel like summer yet? Yeah, I take that back. Today’s heat index is going to be well over 100 degrees (thanks to the humidity), so all of a sudden BAM! SUMMERTIME! Why so hormonal Mother Nature? I’d like a gradual warming if you please, not this body slam of furnace heat in the face. Kinda rude, if you ask me. I mean, it kinda ruins the lemonade when there’s sweat dripping in it, ya know?

Me: never satisfied with anything since 1971.

You may or may not know that I don’t do well with conflict, so Facebook right now is giving me hives. I have both Christian Conservative friends and Liberal Left friends and a whole bunch more who live somewhere in between, and all of the polarizing viewpoints are making me cringe. I finally just had to stop looking at FB yesterday because I just want to pull a Rodney King and yell “CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG???” Can’t we all just agree that what happened in Orlando was awful and horrible and leave it at that for at least a few days before we launch into the rhetoric of blame? Some days I just can’t even with this world. *deep sad sigh*

On a much lighter note, you know how some people have weird/funny/exciting things happen to them all the time? Like they meet interesting new people or they stumble into fun little adventures and things like that? Why does that never happen to me? My best friend used to come back to our apartment with stories of how she bonded with some old bearded biker at an intersection over “Low Rider”, or how one of her coworkers brought everyone a souvenir from a recent trip and hers was a nice bottle of perfume, or how she and her new age hippy hairdresser had this great connection and now they’re going to hang out on Saturday night. I mean, I sometimes feel like I’m living my own version of Groundhog Day – the same places, the same people, the same non-adventures. How does one get interesting things to happen to them? Am I walking around oblivious to cool things happening and I just don’t notice them? Is it possible to become that sort of person? Maybe that should be my new summer challenge: seek out the weird/funny/bizarre people/places/things in my life. At least it would be an interesting experiment, and give me more to write about than just the weather. :/

Okay kids, go forth and create interesting stories for yourself and send those vibes my way!








5 thoughts on “Hodgepodge of thoughts

  1. You made my day by writing this (I think.) I was just moping around looking at stuff on my phone, and your post popped up!

    We’ve already had our first heat wave of 100 degrees, and this week its heading back down to a high of 67 degrees by Thursday! That’s too cold to enjoy lemonade on the terrace (I don’t have a terrace, but it sounds good 🙂 )

    Oh man. The conflict and FB. I’ve already been on strike against FB for weeks, and now I know I was wise not to look at it after Sunday.

    Ha. The bizarre, interesting people? Not so interesting, if you ask me. Big time-sucks. I think you’re wise not to indulge them.

    Thanks for writing!!!

  2. While you may think your life is boring, I love your play-by-play descriptions! I think you have a gift of describing and writing about the most mundane of things. You make me smile.

  3. My aunt, who is one of those people, says it’s not about the situation so much as finding a good story in whatever situation you’re in. In her theory, no experience is ever a bad one as long as you get a good story out of it. So, I guess the trick is to just look for the story in every situation.

    1. I was actually thinking about that this morning Bonnie. Maybe the interesting things are happening, I’m just not noticing them. I can be fairly oblivious at times!!

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