Mar 19 2008

What to write, what to write…

I fully intended to write a meaningful post yesterday about Senator Obama’s eloquent speech on race. And I never got around to it. Instead, I played with J in the afternoon, drawing on the driveway with new sidewalk chalk, and talking to my oldest friend, who is about to have her first child. A boy. I still laugh about that; she has no idea what’s about to hit. 🙂  So instead of a meaningful post today on Senator Obama’s speech, allow me to direct you to Michelle’s post, which is eloquent and heartfelt and to the point (be sure to either watch the speech or read the transcript). The comments…some are great, some are idiotic. I’m proud to call Michelle a friend, though we’ve only met for about 60 seconds back in December.

So, today, I could write about my semi-fruitless attempts to find affordable summer activities for my sons. Really? Three hundred dollars for five half-days? I went away to sleepover camp for a full week for that! Are they panning for gold? Are they exploring space? ‘Cause that price is freaking ridiculous.

I could write about my success in finding the perfect blue jeans. Levi’s 529…curvy fit. And thank you, Levi’s, for calling them “curvy fit,” instead of “you have an awfully tiny waist for that big ass” fit. I appreciate it. And if I can find more in my size, I’m going to pile them all on the floor and roll around happily, for my quest has ended. Until Levi’s discontinues this style, which by my experience, will be next Tuesday.

I could write about the non-stop construction behind my house and how I’m about to start throwing rocks at the trucks because the rumbling and beepbeepbeeping is driving me batsnot crazy.

I could write about today’s sad anniversary of 5 freaking years of a stupid, nonsensical war brought on by lies and greed and how my family fears that my Army brother will end up in Iraq.

I could write about the book I just finished, but I’m still digesting it, so that’ll be another post for another day.

I could write about how I haven’t had a cup of coffee in almost 6 weeks and I swear, I’m gonna lose it. Peppermint tea just ain’t cuttin’ it for me.

I could write about all sorts of things today, but I won’t.


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  1. Robin

    Yay on the jeans!!

    One of my favorite cousins is about to deploy to the Middle East. Again. To do very unsafe things that I don’t want to know about because I’ll never sleep again for worrying.

    Five years of this crap, and what do we have to show for it? Absolutely effing nothing. And worst of all? It was all utterly and completely predictable, and avoidable.

  2. karen (Pediascribe)

    I’m always looking for good jeans. Gap discontinued my favs a few years ago (reverse fit) and now I’m in LLBean which are good, but definitely “mom jeans.”

    Looked at the Levis site. Why doesn’t the model with the “Curvy” jeans on look the least bit curvy???? Compared to her, I’m curvy on steroids.

  3. Beatasum

    Wow! For a sec there I thought you had “finished” a book (as in wrote/written? one), but then I thought to myself, “Not unless she’s Samantha Stevens of Bewitched!”

    Your brother is in the Army? Wow. That is definitely worrisome. I have a 20 year old cousin in Afghanistan. War sucks!
    (and I rarely use that word).


  4. cursingmama

    so i’m thinking that shock and awe wasn’t so shocking or some awesome but refused to focus on it today i won’t give them that power

  5. Michelle

    “you have an awfully tiny waist for that big ass” fit

    OMG!! I have that ass! I have that waist! I must have jeans!

    Thanks Jen for all your nice comments about my Obama post. I just love that man!

  6. Denise

    Camp, schmanp! So right there with you..It could possibly be the longest summer ever.

    I like the hodge podge post..feels good to just get snippets out there doesn’t it? My brain is a racing machine these days, I can’t focus on one thing for longer than 30 seconds.

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