Monday, August 29, 2005

Hotpantsky And Nashville, Narcolepsy And Hurricanes

Thinking out loud...
I can't touch her, but I can feel her.
I can't see her, but I can see forever.
I can't put my arms around her, but I can't let go.
It breaks my heart, but it makes my heart pound.
It's way too much to handle, but I can't seem to get enough.
If it ended tomorrow, I would be so very thankful that it ever happened at all.

Unfortunately, I can't blog about all that has been going on lately. To sum up the weekend, I didn't get to sleep until 4 AM Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Here's the spaces in between...

I went to see 40 Year Old Virgin with Amber. The chest waxing scene had me in tears. It was so funny. It also made me reconsider my own chest situation. I like movies that make you think. We went to the theater in Florence and it was very nice. I think I've decided that I'm never going to a movie in Decatur again. The theaters there are so crappy. Years of spilled soft drinks, popcorn butter, bodily fluids, and no telling what else, caked up on the seats... yeah, not a good thing. You would think at 8 bucks a pop they could afford to make them a little nicer. Got an interesting phone call at 3:30 AM Saturday morning.

On four hours sleep, I worked 9-3. Right before I left, I somehow hit my head really hard on the bathroom doorway. It left a big knot and my head ended up hurting the rest of the day and all day Sunday. Anyhow, came home, changed clothes, and headed to Kyle's. We headed up to Nashville for Shane's surprise birthday party. On the way up, I got to see Kyle curse at an insect and a hamburger topping. That was interesting. We arrived at Shane's about 6:30. When I walked in the door and saw his wife's parents and a couple of other 40-something couples and their kids, I knew this was going to be a blast. Fortunately, there were a few single people there, including one guy who looked exactly like Jared from Subway. Unfortunately, he didn't bring any sandwiches. I also learned the names of all four Wiggles... Murray, Jeff, Anthony.... er, I seem to have forgotten the fourth Wiggle. When you walk into a party and spot four Wiggles dolls, you know it's happenin'. Despite that, we left the party kinda early. Sarah, Kyle, and I headed downtown for a bit. Buffalo Billiards had a waiting list so we went over to the Tin Roof and some other places I had never been before and listened to Henry Murphy & The Seahawks and some other really good band. I was really dozing off on the way home. Woke up to hear the radio talking about Big Foot in Ohio and giants. Weird. Got home about 2:00, I think.

Mostly rested. Did laundry. Went to Wal-Mart, where I got three new CD's, among other stuff: Weezer's latest, SmashMouth's Greatest Hits, and Will Smith's Greatest Hits. (I know, you're wishing you could hear them right now.) The greatest hits were like ten bucks, so I couldn't pass them up. Went running. And that was about it.

OK, that's it for now. Guess I'm gonna go and see what Katrina does. A couple of people have asked how it's affecting me. Very fortunate here to be 300 miles inland. They're still expecting flooding and possible tornadoes and power outages in this area. Some of the schools here are even letting out early today. This is a big one. Thoughts and prayers are with those in danger.

You had to be there
"What are you guys doing up here?"
"Uh... we're measuring each other."

"Wears high heels when she exercises. Ain't that beautiful..."
"Uhh, you do know that was out loud, don't you?"

"You know the Wiggles?"
"Yep, Murray, Jeff, Anthony, and _____."
"Wow, you rattled those off like John, Paul, George, and Ringo."
"What's the other guy... Captain Swordfish or something?"

"You look hot, Sarah... temperature-wise, I mean."

"You're really good with kids. When are you going to become a Mom?"
"Are you volunteering to help?"
"Hey, can one of you guys change the light bulb?"
"Uhh, I'll get the light bulb. Kyle, see if you can help her with her problem."

"If you said goodbye to me tonight, there would still be music left to write. What else could I do? I'm so inspired by you. That hasn't happened for the longest time..."


  1. Am still jealous of your weekend post

    Am seeing the 40 year old virgin today--heard it's the only adult movie around

    Glad that you're okay. Was thinking about you.

    If my post was less than up to standard, I spent all weekend answering comments in another blog.

    Sort of like a Jerry Lewis Telethon for nothing.

    Actually the whole weekend of comments was like a marathon Seinfeld episode--nothing about nothing equals nothing or something, not sure yet

  2. Is the Weezer CD good? I love Weezer!

  3. I wanna see The 40 Year Old Virgin! Looks great. Um? You don't wax???

    Children's characters...they make me shudder.

    Soooo wish I could have been there to hear the rest of those conversations.

  4. When I grow up, I hope I'm as good a blogger as yersulf.

    Weezer rocks.

    What are Wiggles?

  5. Sounds like a fab... sleepless weekend...

  6. Pia: Always good to mix in some lighthearted posts now and then.

    Lindsy: Yes, I am enjoying the Weezer. What is a weezer anyway? Is that anything?

    Lass: Um no, haven't waxed. Yet. I guess only a couple of you were around for my entry about that. Check it out :-)

    (Linking to your previous posts... a def sign of a blerd.)

    The Blonde: Well, your pics are MUCH better than mine ;-)

    Wiggles are um... well hang on.

    They can explain it better than I can.

    OC Girl: It was. Thanks :-)

  7. For the record, I had nothing to do with that phone call at 3 in the morning.

    As far as me helping the girl who wanted to be a mother... get back with me in 9 months. What?

    I may have to de-friend you, because you're 30+ and you're really getting into The Wiggles.

    There is something very wrong about that.


  8. LOL or laugh out loud is so overused - even by me occasionally, but really, I laughed out loud while I read your post. Good job. After the hellish day I had, I needed the humorous pick me up. The part I loved the best? The partial conversations. They're hiliarious.

    Sounds like you're trying to relive your youthful days, though. What's up with the extreme late nights? I hope things are going well for you and your friend Amber (is it still 'just friends'? I hope things are progressing - if you want them to.

    I'm glad you're doing okay so far with Katrina's effects - of course you've been in my thoughts as the storm damage is updated.

    My Apollo is leaning against my arm - wanting my attention, must go. Take care!!

    Again, thanks for the laugh! :-)

  9. Yep, sure sign of a blerd. You really should seek help. Maybe the local salon has a special...wax & blerd therapy for $9.99.

    OK, well, my $.02 on the waxing...unless you're going to keep it up, don't start. You don't look unkempt in your photo, so I can't imagine it's really required. Besides, it's a little sexy. ;)

  10. Java: No, but you were there for the "measuring each other" scandal.

    Cindy: Glad you enjoyed them. I usually have trouble remembering them. And yeah, it's still just friends.

    Lass: "You don't look unkempt in your photo..."

    I'm sure you say that to all the guys :-)

    If I do ever go thru the waxing, I think I'll definitely audioblog it now. KELLY CLARKSON!!!!

  11. My parents live in Huntsville and it took me two days to get through on the phone to make sure they were okay. I'm glad Katrina's not affecting you too much.