Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Want to get ourselves on the straight and the narrow, Gonna need a better plan*

Irksome Thoughts
  • I get really annoyed when people ask me why I dont want to have kids.  Seriously?  Why do you do this?  I don't ask you why  you WANT to have kids (it's a personal decision that has nothing to do with me), so why is it so abnormal for me not to want them?  And, PLEASE don't try to tell me I should have kids because I'm so good with them and like them so much.  I like them because they aren't mine, and I am good with them, because I can give them back.  I don't have to live with them 24/7.  It's a big difference.
  • I usually come in to work between 8:30 and 9:00 (I really like my sleep), but I occasionally come in at 6:30 or 7 (or earllier) if there is a need.  It's not unheard of.  In fact, it's not even all that uncommon.  Yet, everytime I come in before 8, I get the barrage of questions.  Why are you so early?  Aren't you missing out on your beauty sleep?  Ha, Hell must have frozen over.  Sigh.  I get it.  People think it's funny that I'm early.  It's really  not.  Especially not when I have heard it EVERY DAY FOR TWO WEEKS NOW.  Seriously, it's obviously not a fluke.  I'm early for a reason.  Get over it.  (I'm also apparently a little grumpy from lack of sleep, but meh, get over it). 
  • How rude do you have to be before someone gets the hint and leaves you alone?  My neighbor is DETERMINED to be my friend.  I am DETERMINED I will NOT be his friend.  Literally, this man followed me to the park, tried to follow me on my run.  (My favorite part was when he told me to stop and rest because he was tired....).  Has tried to invite himself to dinner with me.  And, last night, tried to get me to "invite him" for a run again some time.  I have been RIDICULOUSLY rude to this man.  I told him he couldn't come to the park with me.  I said I never want to run with him again.  I have told him I have no desire to be his friend.  I pretty  much just ignore him when I see him, yet he keeps persisting.  It's obnoxious.  (He's not really a stalker I dont think.  He's not from this country, and he has no friends, and is just kind of socially inept). 
Happy thoughts
  • Peppermint Mochas are coming back next week.  (It's the little things). 
  • I went to New York last weekend and got to see my aunt (and my favorite place).  We went to the Brooklyn Flea and I got an awesome necklace and watch.  I randomly love buying used jewelry.  Has so much more character that way. 
  • I get to see my JH this weekend.  I haven't seen her in what seems like forever (possibly since I moved?).  Fun times. 
  • I made the PERFECT spaghetti squash and ginger chicken last night.  I'm counting down the hours till lunch time when I get to eat it.  (Apparently  my day revolves around thoughts of food and drinks....)
So, what's making you happy today?

*Jakob Dylan


Pickles and Dimes said...

AMEN to the kids question. J. and I are not planning on having kids, and people get UPSET about it because they say we're "so good with them." Yes, because they're not ours and when they get cranky, we can give them back. Also, almost everyone we know either has family nearby to help out (we don't), or one of them stays home (we couldn't afford it), or they work separate shifts so they never see each other (no way). It's like the more they try to sell us on having kids, the least attractive the idea seems.

I wonder if it's a cultural thing with your neighbor. One of my friends is in the same boat and the guy is from another country, and no matter how rude she is to him, it's like he takes it as a sign she's playing hard to get or something.

Pickles and Dimes said...

Ooh, also, things that are making me happy:

- We haven't gotten any snow yet
- Pandora.com
- How the dog and cat blissed out when I hauled out my electric blanket for them this morning (it was for the older cat, who didn't even use it)
- I just realized I get the day after Thanksgiving off
- I also realized I get Martin Luther King Jr. day off (I have never worked at a place that did that)

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

making me happy: this unseasonably warm weather, plans for fixing up an Ikea hack, my son liking to make freshly baked cookies with me.

I think you would be fabulous with your own kids, heh heh. :-) Or mine if I kick the bucket.

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