Wednesday, May 06, 2009

forgive me odin...

this picture has nothing to do with anything
i've just been taking my merfish for a walk again
and the paparazzi are always about when i do that.

i really love polly's weekly confessions and have been wanting to do some myself since i first read hers a couple of weeks ago, but all this blog camp excitement kinda blew away any plans for posts that i had. now that it's coming together and settled down to a dull roar (tho' we could still use someone in the US who would/could host a blog camp: US at the same time as our june 19-21 sessions in DK & SA), i feel a list coming on...

forgive me odin, for i have sinned, it's been...well...a lifetime (what with me not being catholic) since my last confession. however, i hereby confess...

~ it's really windy and blustery outside today and as much as i am starting to believe that google is controlling the weather, i sometimes also suspect that i am. because the weather often reflects my mood. and i feel a bit stormy and restless today. so sorry about that, anyone in my meteorological region.

~ i have to do an interview at my former place of work. it was supposed to be today and i was very nearly psyched up/prepared for it when they called and changed it to monday. in a way i am relieved and in a way, it only prolongs the dread of going back in there. because that place wasn't good for me and it's taken a long time to get over it. and i'm actually pretty worried about what just stepping into that stuffy, cold, stiff environment will do to me. and we don't really have any more space for any more structures in our garden, which is my therapy.

~ those little music player thingies that trigger automatically when you visit some blogs drive me up a tree. they interfere with my alanis, man.

~ i have a tendency, despite my new years' non-resolutions, to leave pots on the stove until they become scary and have incubated a new life form that may or may not cause a global pandemic if i then open the lid and release said life form. which is why i don't risk it. and why i'm jealous of extranjera's maid, even if she does break the glassware. wine tastes the same out of juice glasses, i say. and if i had a maid, she could take care of those pots. also the one outside on the outdoor stove. that one's bad.

~ i'm a little envious of extranjera's creative post labels.

~ i totally have stewardess flight attendant envy. i know they're waitresses in the sky, but they're always so perfectly coiffed with beautiful makeup, artfully swept-back hair, pumps of just the right height, perfect nails and great jewelry, probably bought in duty frees around the world. and they travel all the time. i love to travel. and they get to hang out with pilots and pilots are often pretty cute. sigh, why oh why didn't i become a stewardess?  oh well, maybe it's not too late. SAS does stand for Sexy After Sixty, after all.

~ i'm not above threatening to blog about bad service in order to get better service (be watching for a post on this one coming soon, since it didn't really work).

~ i need to stop obsessing about follower numbers. but it's just so much fun. except when someone stops following and they go down. which seems to usually be after i swear too much or tweet about faulty usage of it's/its. dammit.

15 comments:

eyebuzz fine art said...

love this, all. I think you write best when you're stormy and blustery.
Do you ever wonder about stewar...flight attendants houses? You know, if they keep everything stowed and upright?

Gwen said...

Your European flight attendants must be much more glamorous than their American counterparts. Because ours are infrequently perfectly coiffed. Or maybe I just think that b/c they're always so grouchy, which diminished their levels of attractiveness.

An Open Heart said...

You know the rule about confessing and then asking for forgiveness, right? It's free.....You get to be forgiven immediately, for FREE! Even if I NEVER did anything to confess for...... (how do you make a 'tongue in cheek' face with emoticons?).

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

I have always felt the same way about flight attendants. I may have even become one if I was taller and more importantly, not terrified to fly. I mean, I do it, but often in a catatonic state.

I also obsess about follower numbers, but have significantly less than yours. It makes me feel like I belong to a club and when people leave, I take it personally. That's just a little sad.

Swear away, I say. People get offended way too easily.

Polly said...

Great confession!!! You're doing really well. A couple more of those and you'll be accepted as an honorary catholic, you know :-)

B said...

I also hate those music things in blogs! AND I sometimes open several pages at once and then I can't find the one where the music is coming from, and I just like have a mental block and can't find the silence key in my keyboard, and it drives me MAD!
I'm looking forward to your bad service post! I looove those! Is that bad of me?
Ah, obsessing our followers, tell me about it!
Soo looking forward to blog camp!

Sara said...

That little music player drives me batty. Sometimes I won't even open the page in my feed, no matter how interesting it looks, because I know that page will play music. I just think "I'll get back to it later" (and then forget to).

I have to admit that getting a new follower gives me a little thrill. I'm secretly thinking "they like me!" and then "but why?". Ha.

Shauna said...

I'm not a fan on the musical blogs too. I'm so glad i stumbled across your writing. I look forward to reading more.

AquaSass said...

I would like to take this (Irrelevant) opportunity to complain that they have completely stopped feeding us for free on planes. what the heck? Where are the inedible trays of rubber eggs and lunches with an oreo cookie? They don't even have peanuts and pretzels anymore! Cheap bastards.

Just Jules said...

about the followers - get it. However, holy! look at those numbers! Has any other blog of note gotten that many followers? geez...holy cow!

Char said...

ack - I knew you "when"...LOL

you have better flight attendents than me because usually the ones I met are either grouchy or overworked. I dislike those music things too and blogs I know that have them, the first thing I do is scroll down and pause them.

Char said...

well, except on Joy's blog..but that's because she has really cool taste in music and I always find stuff that I want to put on my iPod.

tangobaby said...

That's a fun little photo, and lotsa links to peek at!

Ali McGillicutty said...

I love your blog ... the idea of Blog camp is great I am new to all this and already obsess about followers, I only have 4!!! haha.
I have aspirations though!!!

Convolgulous said...

It was stormy today on the other side of the world. Your meteorological range is out of control! I want a merfish for no practical reason.