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One Update and Two Uninformed Opinions = Three in a Bush

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to dip one’s toe back in blogging waters, the extended family (EFM) member I mentioned in Monday’s post struck again. It seems in the 30 minutes the hubby and I were on the phone with him, EFM neglected to mention their vehicle was going to be turned off if they didn’t pay a couple hundred dollars to the rental company. Don’t pay? Remote shut off. Gotta love technology. And I imagine it’s cheaper than sending out folks to repossess the vehicle. Ever notice it seems we find more ways to take jobs away from people than creating them? Just my opinion.

Husband Vs. Extended Family Member: Gene Pool Smackdown

Monday, July 27th, 2015

There have been moments in our twenty years together when my husband has looked at me, usually in frustration, and spoken those little annoying words “There are times I don’t think you know me.” Which is about the moment when I want to ring his neck and scream “I would if you didn’t get so annoyed every time I ask you a question!” He stares at me, arches his eyebrow and let’s off a “Fascinating. You know I don’t like questions.” Grr… It’s true, though. He doesn’t like it when I ask questions. He barely tolerates me opening my mouth to speak. Fortunately, his frustration levels also apply to his family.

Uh, Oh. So Here’s What Didn’t Happen…

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

I’m confused and feeling slightly let down. Remember when marriage equality became the law of the land last month? We were promised an end of times light show. Life as we knew it was supposed to end…HORRIBLY. I even went grocery shopping and stocked up on extra toilet paper and canned goods, plus another can opener or two because you just know the first thing to break is going to be the trusty can opener, then where are you? The most amazing thing to happen that weekend came from the opposition; silence. Well, dumbfounded silence, like they couldn’t get over the fact the majority of the Supreme Court judges weren’t buying their “Just cause we don’t like em’” defense.

Through Eyes Different Than Your Own

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Isn’t that the expression? I usually get “His is a face only a mother could love.” But, hey, there’s a kind of beauty in that too. I’m a people watcher. I enjoy looking around and picking out the people who present themselves in ways that absolutely fascinates me. And they most likely wouldn’t fascinate you in the least. These are the people I wind up talking to, the ones whose stories I gently prod them for and listen to.

Long Live Air Conditioning!

Monday, July 13th, 2015

I spent the 4th of July holiday up north with my husband. Sadly, due to issues with our vehicle, we had to come home a little early. This wound up being a blessing in disguise because he needed to go have a vision test, order new glasses, see the dentist, and get a few other odds and ends taken care of. It was also a curse because we spent three days outside in the freakin’ hot garage going through boxes and bags of things from when we combined households two years ago. Still, in the end, it wasn’t as bad as my first post-college job.

The Cost of Nuptials…Are People Nuts?

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Yes, I took a break from writing a blog post last Monday. I’m not typically inclined to do so, but I was up north, the internet was spotty, and I had two half Asian adults with me running around comparing the sizes of their latest electrical gadgets all while making a mess of the place. My husband’s is bigger…as it should be. Undersexed-Brother-in-Law’s Long-Term-Unaffectionate-Girlfriend wasn’t there to make sure they picked up after themselves, so I had to take up the slack. At some point during the weekend, the topic of weddings came up and it absolutely made my head spin.

Needing A Thick Skin In This Family

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Tuesday was a bit of a bizarre day. It ended with me dreaming I was in a pitch meeting for Top Gun 2. Yes, Top Gun 2. I was concerned the studio was just going to make some cheap, awful film with a crap storyline, bad actors, and zero direction. Why would I think that? Probably because there haven’t been many movie out lately that excite me. Like…at all. I continue to have zero interest in seeing Jurassic World, and even the new Terminator film didn’t cause my eyebrow to raise. I’m not in the habit of missing Arnold’s movies, but this one? Meh.