Thursday, November 06, 2008

Surprise! More random stuff...

It seems like all my posts have been random thoughts lately… and since I don’t have anything substantive to talk about today, it looks like this one will be no different. So here we go:

I am drinking a Starbucks peppermint mocha in a red holiday cup! Peppermint mochas taste like Christmas… (and crayons taste like purple… but that’s another story for another time).

So a new president has finally been elected (I say “finally” because doesn’t it seem like the presidential campaigning for this election started somewhere back in 1987 and just NOW came to an end??). He is not, in my opinion, the best person for the job… but perhaps the best person for the job wasn’t even running this year. Eh, what’re ya gonna do? Presidents come and go. And I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but only for about three months. After three months, I’d better see some magic happening. I’m serious – Obama had better be able to control the weather and spontaneously create jelly beans out of thin air and provide every American household with one of those big blow up castles that you can bounce around in… otherwise, I will honestly start to wonder what all the hullabaloo was over this guy…

I’m also starting to wonder if our house will ever sell. Even with all the open house traffic we’ve had, no one has bothered to come back. And no one has requested to see the house through their realtor, even though the fliers out by the curb have been disappearing at a very rapid pace. I mean, c’mon – it can’t hurt to just LOOK at the place. No one will force you to buy it if you hate it. I guess the way to assure a viewing is to allow the house to fall into disarray. So from now on, I shall cease to clean – dirty dishes will pile in the sink… cat hair will collect on the couch… dust will settle on all surfaces… the carpet will need a good vacuum… the counters will be cluttered with junk mail and odds and ends. But I will resist the urge to straighten up – because once the house looks horrible, THAT will be when a realtor calls and says some people would like to stop by. In five minutes.

I wish it was cooler here. It’s hard to drink a peppermint mocha that tastes like Christmas when it FEELS more like Memorial Day…

My computer has been very temperamental lately… it continually disconnects me from the internet and then connects again at random intervals. It’s really sort of starting to annoy me. It’s obviously time for a new computer…

I keep hearing and reading about how we’re depleting the oceans of fish and how half the fish out there contain dangerous levels of mercury and can be hazardous to eat. So there’s a lot of talk about eco-friendly fishing, and which fish are mercury-free, and how we can be responsible seafood consumers. But I have a better idea – how about we just stop eating fish? I, for one, have NO problem with that at all. I mean, what if someone came out and said that cheese contains all sorts of contaminants and destroys the environment? You think dad would have a hard time sacrificing his cheese habit?? Absolutely not. And I am willing to do the same with fish to save our oceans…

Well, I should go hop on the treadmill and work off the calories in my peppermint mocha… (I need to not make this a daily habit… :))

3 comments:

Jannie said...

...you are living up to your random tangents and doing a wonderful job of it!

But can Obama make those little Sunspire chocolate drops fall from the sky, if so - he's my man!

Yes, let the house go to hell and it'll sell. Hey, that rhymes.

Can't imagine life without shrimp, tho.

Lisa said...

Haha! Thanks! I DO have a tendency to be random at times. :)

If Obama can make chocolate fall from the sky, I'll even vote to re-elect him in four years...

Keeping the house neat and clean certainly hasn't seemed to help the selling process -- and it's a lot of work to keep everything looking so perfect all the time. I think I may have to take your advice...

And I WISH I liked seafood -- I really do. Because it's supposed to be so good for you -- all those omega 3s or whatever they're called. But I've NEVER been able to develop a taste for fish. I'll only eat it if it tastes absolutely nothing like fish. Which is pretty rare for fish... because it's, well, fish. :)

Rick said...

"It’s obviously time for a new computer…"

It is? Why haven't you mentioned this to me? We'll have to see what we can do about that...

Perhaps a new Chicago laptop is in order once we move up there. :)