Friday, December 19, 2008

Bounce-Bounce Bouncing Around in my Brain

I’ve got plenty of blog topics lying around in the twisted recesses of my brain, but it’s too cold and I’m too tired to work real hard at it. So instead, I’m going to do one of those random numbered posts that jump from topic to topic. Enjoy. –if you can follow, it is.

1. I’m not sure when I’ll blog next. Maybe Sunday? Maybe next weekend? Because I’m getting surgery on Monday (just call me Leaky McGee!) I’ll probably be out of it for awhile. I’m not real great at posting on the weekends anyway, so sadly my dear lovers, you may have to go awhile before you get a post from the Briester.

2. We won’t be in our new home by Christmas. :( There’s just still too much to do. I’m disappointed, but we should be in by New Years’, so I’m trying to be oh so brave. I mostly just feel bad for my beasts of burden. I try to go to the new pad daily to feed them and love them and groom them and apologize for being a baaaaaaad mama, and they’re so sweet and act like they’re not mad at me and don’t seem to be holding a grudge at all, which is why animals rock my socks. They don’t judge, and they don’t grudge. (Um. Who else agrees that this should be the new motto, for, like, The Entire World??) Wish humans were as cool.

3. I have SO MUCH to do before Christmas. And because of the surgery on Monday, I have to get it ALL done this weekend. I’ve got two Christmas parties to traipse off to, several more Christmas gifts to comprar, grocery shopping to do, (if I don’t get a new 24 pack of Diet Coke immediately, Something Bad will happen!) etc, etc. It’s overwhelming. And, to make matters worse, go to number 4—

4. There’s a HELLACIOUS snow storm that’s hitting Sick Lake pretty much all weekend. What is it with our planet right now? I swear last winter it didn’t even snow till after Christmas, and now this winter already we’ve already gotten several snow storms, and there’s one scheduled to come in a couple of hours, and in my area of town they said to expect 8 INCHES JUST THIS AFTERNOON, and how am I supposed to get all my errands done this weekend in a HELLACIOUS snow storm? Also, the wind is really bad, and cars are getting blown over on the freeway, and I can hear it whistling through my office building, which brings me to number 5—

5. The wind is so awful right now. You see this Christmas tree, and behind it, the door? Well this was taken sitting at my desk just now with my camera phone; I can see the floor below. It’s actually pretty hilarious to watch people try to open the door with the wind. The door’s so heavy, and because the wind is blowing east, (the direction that makes the door especially difficult to open) by the time people struggle to open it, and literally almost fail, and get it open like 5 inches so they can squeeze in, I’m just tickled inside. (EXCEPT IT WASN’T FUNNY WHEN I WAS TRYING TO OPEN THE DOOR!) But then the door slams shut superhard, and we’re all betting here at the office that at some point that glass door is going to shatter. Now, this would be a good thing because a) I don’t have to pay for it and b) it would increase our chances of being able to go home early and c) it'd be fun to see a glass door shatter at some point in my life. Oh, and consequently, I watch that Christmas tree get precariously close to blowing over every time somebody opens the door, too. What do you think the chances are of me being able to leave early if the Christmas tree blows over? Eh. Not nearly as good as a GLASS DOOR SHATTERING. (Why do I wish for bad things to happen??)

6. Oh Dude! Some guy just got hit by the door and his coffee spilled on him! I actually kind of feel bad for him because he got all pissed and I heard a muffled cursing and then he looked around to see how many people saw him get hurt. I don’t think he saw me from my high vantage point. But seriously. I hope your head’s okay, bro.

7. My precious baby Whit lover is coming the 2nd week of January to Utah! I haven’t seen my BFF in FIVE MONTHS and I can’t wait until we can hug and like grope and stuff. I’m kidding. Really, we only hug.

8. I have a pretty nast cold that’s crept up on me. Seriously, my tube was like half-way out this morning from sinus sewage, and when I was blowing my nose like 39860509870293 times this morning, I swear to you on my life I could FEEL the snot deposits coming OUT OF MY CHEST via my throat and then out my nose. Can you feel shiz like that? Methinks you can!

9. Here’s another Bad Weather Gem ‘fer ya: tomorrow it’s only supposed to be like 15 degrees. It usually only creeps that low at night. But not tomorrow. I get to bundle up in the snow like this all afternoon while I shop. Not cool. So not cool.

10. Obviously, I hate the cold. And the snow. And wind. And especially wind that doesn’t even end up doing anything cool like maybe SHATTERING A WINDOW.

11. THERE IS A WARRANT OUT FOR MY HUSBAND'S ARREST from a stupid fricking partially un-paid parking ticket. As a result, and because of some anesthesia fees for my surgery, we need to come up with $500 BEFORE Christmas that WE DON'T HAVE. I LOVE Christmas.

11. I hope you all have a very merrymous wonderous Christmas/Hanukkah/whatever you do on the 25th. Just in case I don’t get to wish you this beforehand…

11 comments:

H said...

I just wrote an entire comment and it got deleted. Crap-o-la! In any case, I love your randomness...it reminds me of myself on a daily basis. Also, about the cold thing......my assistant at school is actually, for reals, ALLERGIC to the cold. She breaks out in huge hives and starts puffing up awfully weird looking. I usually have to end up sending her home where she can get warm and have benadryl. Maybe you could use that as an excuse one day to skip out on work or whatever you don't want to do????? (J/K). Anyway, I have major cabin fever here cuz it's been snowing blizzard-style here for 3 days now and it's supposed to continue for yet another week. In Seattle they don't have all the equipment to make the roads all nice and smooth, cuz this never happens, so I can't really go anywhere with out getting in a crash. But I'm BORED!!!! Oh, and I mailed your card....I think to your new house, but if you're not living there yet, will you still get it or will it be sent back to me? Or will it go to your moms? Anway, I will cross my fingers and hope that the glass shatters too...that would be hilarious! Of course, with no one getting to badly hurt.

Kara said...

Good luck with the surgery!

Laura said...

you need to move somewhere warm NOW!

H said...

If it's not too personal, what kind of surgery are you having?

brie said...

haha yeah H, it kind of is a leettle personal. email me privately though and i'll tell ya.

jana bananas said...

You should at least tell people it's not vag surgery.

Haha.

Whit said...

I can't freaking wait to see you! This is the longest it's been in like 3 years...How sad is that? I'm actually kinda happy that the whole Cali thing didn't work out right now because I don't know that I could live without you....Wow, that sounded kinda like I was in love with you and that is definately not how it was intended....I do love you though! Bff's forever!

Love Always,

Whit

Lisa said...

Oh no, your hubby's wanted by the po-po!

I hope your surgery goes safely and relatively painlessly. Take care.

Penny said...

Hey, random one,
The pic is absolutely awesome. That made me laugh thinking it could be you! Loved your post, thanks for helping me grin through my evening.Love ya.

Paige said...

I can't BELIEVE this snow and wind! I had things to do today too, but there's no way my fancy minivan would make it anywhere on icy, unplowed roads. Good luck with your surgery!

Brooke said...

When John heard about Bran's experience with the warrant the biggest smile came across his face. For he knew, he wasn't the only FELON in the family. He is no longer alone. Now we just have to get Bran in jail twice and we'll be even.....