Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And the Month Just Slipped Away

I really wanted to write something but didn’t know what to write so I stole me a meme. I figured answering questions would be a good way to get my creative juices flowing again.

1. Lots of pillows or just one? Describe your pre-sleeping rituals.
Well, really this is a two parter. For the pillow part – lots. Lots and lots and lots. You can never have too many pillows. If you start to think you have too many pillows you are mistaken. You probably have a person or pet in bed with you that needs to sleep elsewhere to make room for your pillows. Now on to the pre-sleeping rituals. Once in my bedroom I turn on the TV, set the sleep timer to 60 minutes, check the alarm to make sure it is set (or to make sure it is not set if I don’t have to get up early the next day), get undressed, put on my nightgown, climb into bed, turn off the light, snuggle down under the covers amidst my many pillows, fall asleep watching TV.

2. What kind of books do you read? All kinds, mostly novels.

3. What are your neighbors like? Well, there’s Gladys. She’s a pill. She needs to worry more about her own business and much, much less about mine. Then there’s everybody else, and they all are just anonymous people whom I don’t know well. More’s the pity.

4. What's really creepy to you? Spiders, guys who get too close when talking to me, and anybody or anything too reminiscent of Michael Myers from the Halloween movies.

5. What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction? Angry Birds. I keep running the battery down on my cell phone playing Angry Birds.

6. Do you prefer your junk food sweet, salty or savory? Yes.

7. What was the last thing you expensive bought? (This was how I found the question worded. Awkward. I think though they are asking for the last thing I bought that was expensive, at least that’s how I’m answering it.) A new 40-something inch plasma TV.

8. What is your greatest fear? Not being liked

9. Do you get cravings? YES!! If so, what do you crave? SEX!!!

10. What do you do to change your mood? Masturbate, shop, take a nap – not necessarily in that order

11. What was the last meal you ate that you loved? Thanksgiving dinner. It turned out the best I’ve made in a long time. It was great.

12. Do you want to learn another language? If so, why? Yes, so I can hablo con mi amigos y amigas de Mexico.

13. What's something that you'd like to say to someone right now? Fuck you

14. What are you looking forward to? Christmas

Well, that was quite unsatisfying, not a thing that caught my fancy enough to make me wax poetic. Sigh. . .

Monday, November 01, 2010

November Already?

Today is All Saints Day. I’m not Catholic so I don’t celebrate All Saints Day. I’m not particularly into Saints. Oh the New Orleans Saints are alright, but I’m not going to be praying to Saint Christopher, Saint Xavier, or even Saint Nicholas anytime soon.

Well, that had nothing whatsoever to do with today’s post, but it is a reflection of the rambling way my brain has been working lately. This may, in no small part, be due to my sporadic, at best, use of my happy pills lately.

Again, that was a bit of an aside apropos of nothing. Here then lets start with the real post.

I am sad. I am so very, very sad. People are dying all around me. Two of the older ladies in our church passed away within the last couple of months. Both were in their late 80s so perhaps their deaths should have come as little surprise. They did though because both of them seemed so healthy right up to when they weren’t anymore. Last week the mother of a friend died. She was in her mid-60s. This morning another member of our church died, and he also was only in his late 50s or early 60s. I feel like I’m just all cried out about all of it, and yet every now then the tears come again. Too many people dying all in a bunch. It’s ticking me off. Stop dying people.

On a lighter note however, TS2 moved in last month. Goodness, having her around is like a breath of fresh air. I have someone to talk to. I have someone who likes to help out around the house and insists on doing so in return for the outrageously low rent I’m charging her. She fixed a window last night that both BJ and W had attempted unsuccessfully. TS2 ain’t perfect. She talks a lot. Of course, we all have our flaws. Maybe I have on the rose colored glasses (I’ve been known to do that occasionally), but I am no less crushing on her than I was before she moved in.

There are times when I am so damned tempted to make a subtle move on her of some sort, but dang it I am no good at it. I am so much better at it with men than women, possibly just because I have more experience with men than women, but I think women are much harder to read than men. There are two kinds of men – men who will and men who won’t. All you have to do is hit on the ones who will and bingo! With women, who knows? Every one is different, complex, and completely unpredictable. With TS2 there are times I think she’d welcome my advances, but then there are other times when I think, no, she’s just a friend. Bleah. . . I’m pretty sure nothing will ever come of this little infatuation of mine. I’m pretty sure I’ll never make the move. What I just don’t know is if TS2 will make a move on me. I tend to think not. I tend to think she won’t because she will want to respect my “marriage” (using that term loosely).

Or one of these days in a weak moment, I’m gonna plant a kiss on her, and then I guess we’ll see what kind of fallout that causes.

Must exert self-control.