Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I Got Nothin'

I'm sitting at my desk, eating pineapple (6 days without a soda, pineapple is my current substitute) contemplating my next move. My next move is decidedly not sitting here and writing this, though. I have phone calls to make, dishes to do, a hall closet to clean out and floors to sweep, but I have no desire whatsoever to do any of those things. You know what's so great about summer vacation? I'm still a little bored, like I am during the school year, but I don't get out of bed until, like, nine a.m. and I don't start making a mess until around 10:30. It makes a difference. The day is long when I'm getting up before 7, and making a mess by 7:15. Know what I did this morning, though? I made dinner for tomorrow. How's that for efficiency? I made pasta a week or two ago (a couple of mild Italian sausages, out of the casing, crumbled into a pan and sauteed, one jar of Bertolli olive oil and garlic pasta sauce, about a cup of red wine, simmer) and it was so much better the next day, after having been refrigerated and microwaved. So I made it this morning, put it in containers along with the pasta, and voila, dinner is served. Tomorrow.

Nothing interesting has happened today, no more booger drama, but I did wash the dog. He is frantically ringing the bell at the back door so he can suss out the grossest thing in the yard and roll in it. No dice, dog. You're staying clean if the sound of that damn bell kills us both.

Here's another thing. I know you're reading this; my google analytics tell me that I get between 40 and 60 visitors a day (God only knows what you see in me) but Where are your comments? I need some comments, people! I need to know you're really out there! You don't have to be witty, you can be anonymous, you can just say, "present" like you did in Bio all those years ago. She's back in school, I'm alone in this house all day,and I need to know that I'm talking to SOMEONE.

Hitting a needy patch, I guess. How many calories are in half a pineapple? And, why is it, when you have cut up a whole pineapple, one piece is delicious and another piece isn't? When you have a tasteless melon, the whole thing is a waste of time, but every bite of pineapple is like a little surprise.

Yeah, I got nothin'. Except to say... Everybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it, pickin' it and chewin' it, chewin' it, chewin' it...

12 comments:

karen said...

I read your blog now. It's funny. 40 to 60 people, though? I think your google analysts might be pulling your leg, sister.
Personally, i think you should update more frequently.

Lilykily said...

Well, I am here, on occasion and I enjoy you, Monica. ;)

lama said...

So for some reason I am now able to leave a comment (perhaps because I joined and created a blog which I will likely never update (obsessivelytechmama)... At any rate, we're here!!!

Anonymous said...

Present, every day.

Michelle said...

me too.

Alice said...

I know the pineapple answer - I just learned this the other day. The bottom of the pineapple is sweeter than the top - sometimes decidedly so. So the bottom slices are yummy sweet and the top ones - not so much. Now back to your regular scheduled programming.

Bored Housewife said...

Alice! You have solved a major mystery for me! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

reading this is something i truly look forward to

Alice said...

like I said, this little tidbit of knowledge was recently shared with me too. Who knew??

Lara Starr said...

LaSta in the house

Jen said...

I'm outing myself.... I check your blog multiple times per day to see if you've updated. I think I found you via E's Facebook page.... or maybe LO's.

Anonymous said...

reading your blog makes my life look exciting in comparison.