Monday, October 09, 2006

The Current Meme of Mostly-Bitchiness

Current clothes: I'm wearing my lounging-around-in pajamas -- large black pocket t-shirt, Pink Floyd PJ bottoms and Homer Simpson slippers -- because my clothes got all soaked while I was out walking in the rain earlier. (Sadly, that was more or less the high point of my day, too.)

Current mood: It's been one of those days where I pretty much want to crawl into bed, curl up into a ball, and whimper about how much it sucks to be a responsible adult. Well, OK, maybe it hasn't been quite that bad, but that's been a tempting thought, anyway. Although right now, I mainly just feel tired.

Current music: I just got a couple of new albums I've been playing: Weird Al Yankovic's Straight Outta Lynwood (as previously mentioned) and Love, Hope, Loss, Repeat by Carbon Leaf.

Current annoyance: Well, the biggest one is that my roof is leaking again. Aargh. It's been over a year since I last had a problem with it, and a damned rainy year at that, so I thought it was fixed for good, but apparently not. I called the roofers this morning from work... It's still under warranty, and they said they'd come out and look at it, but they never called me back, and when I got home it was still leaking, so if they fixed it, they didn't do a very complete job of it. It's maybe only leaking in one place now instead of two, but somehow that's really not very comforting. (Other annoyances, while I'm at it: my lungs are still full of goo, the same thunderstorm that apparently re-broke my roof also kept me up half the night; my internet connection's still flaky and my ISP never returns my phone calls; my gastrointestinal system is having a bad day, the details of which I won't go into; I just started on day shift, which I never enjoy; and lately I'm tending to feel surrounded by way too much contagious negativity for my own good.)

Current thing: Drinking cough syrup like it was Kool Aid in an attempt to keep from hacking my lungs out.

Current desktop picture: A gorgeous photograph of the Milky Way, taken in Capital Reef National Park in Utah.

Current song in head: Weird Al's "White and Nerdy." Which might as well be my theme song, really.

Current book: Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent. The author disguised herself as a man -- quite effectively, apparently -- and set about joining a men's bowling team, making dates with women through singles' sites, visting strip clubs, and even spending time in a monastery, all for the purposes of the book. The result is way more absorbing, engaging, and insightful than I would ever have expected.

Current DVD in player: Disc 4 of Brisco County, Jr.. And, man, Bruce Campbell really can be astonishingly charming when he has a role that lets him be.

Current refreshment: Lemon-ginger tea. It comforts me in my time of ookiness.

Current worry: The damned roof, I guess, and whether it's going to get fixed and stay fixed.

Current thought: I shouldn't have eaten that fried chicken. I don't know what I was thinking, other than, "Hey, comfort food!" Ugh.


  1. Pink Floyd PJ bottomes? where do you get those?

  2. Maybe you should get those lungs checked out :) I sound like Mom huh, sorry

  3. Jen: Right here. :)

    Kathy: I probably will, but this has happened so many goddamned times, and the doctors never seem to actually fix it. It hardly seems worth the time in the waiting room to be told to take some over-the-counter cough medicine and my prescription allergy pills and hope it goes away... I'm already doing that.

  4. I've got inhalers for this time of year as the other stuff just doesn't seem to cut it.
    It's wierd but it helps...

    I sympathise with the leaks. I just fixed (I hope) a constant leak in our house. It's such a PITA...

  5. "Pink Floyd PJ bottoms"

    It ain't going to happen, but marry me. Any woman with Pink Floyd pj bottoms scores high in my fanish books. (Sorry, big Floyd-head, just finishing listening to Obscured by Clouds as I type)

  6. LOL! Well, I do like a guy with decent taste in music. :)

  7. And the distance works in our favour - less chances of divorcing that way.