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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Random Thoughts Tuesday! The one where I gripe a lot. Surprised?


It's the most wonderful day of the week!
With the random thoughts flowing,
And followers going,
"what's wrong with her?"
It's the most wonderful day of the week!

I've been sitting around a lot over the past few days and am getting a smidgen stir-crazy. Can you tell?

*I lost 2 followers today! Either they didn't want to tell me who they are (perhaps they feared I would track them down?) or they don't share my love for GLEE and Johnny Depp. If that's the case, I won't weep for their loss. They clearly decided to follow the wrong blog.

*I have almost no voice. While Mr. HH might not be as upset about this as I am, it certainly makes it difficult to homeschool. Today I was supposed to read 2 chapters of Oliver Twist to Indy. Didn't happen.

*Our building won building of the month in June (yay us!). When you win BOM, you get a 150 Euro gift certificate to Dehner (a nursery). We got our cert last Friday. It expires this Friday. Way to keep up Army. My neighbor (TOM's Wife) and I went to Dehner last night and went crazy buying winter hardy plants. We were HOPING to buy a fire pit, but since it took the Army so long to get us the cert, all the summer stuff was put away and we couldn't get one. Again, way to go Army.

*For the past 5 weeks, our upstairs storage rooms (on the 4th floor) have been off limits while renovations were done. Back in the day (meaning the 50's and 60's) the storage rooms were maids quarters for the officers who lived in these apartments (man I wish we had a live upstairs maid!) but now they're used for storage (or in our case, Mr. HH's man cave). There is a large "community room" (directly above our apt) that was also being renovated. That room has been locked off since they discovered asbestos a long time ago. The renovations included removing the asbestos so we could use the room. Exciting! Today we were informed that after weeks of head pounding, teeth rattling banging, drilling and scraping, they are not going to be opening the community room. Thanks Army. Thanks a lot. I really, really appreciated the 7am wake-up calls with a hammer.

*I hate being sick.

*I hate mean people. Why can't people just be nice to each other? I try very hard to be nice to everyone, but sometimes people just make me want to smack them upside the head with one of my heels.

*The other night I dreamed (dreamt?) I was on Project Runway (Make it work!) and I couldn't remember how to sew. Being I worked my way through college in the costume shop, this was really distressing. I kept looking at the fabric and sewing machines and yelling "I can't remember how to do this! I can't remember how to do this!" Instead I decided to knit (something I do not know how to do, BTW) a full length 1910/20's style coat and matching hat. Isn't that crazy?

*Oh, I have to lay down. I'm feeling a bit piqued, so here is your funny sign for the week (I'm thinking of putting one in our bathroom):

*DRAT! I just looked at the number of posts I have and it's 206! I totally missed celebrating post 200! Well, that's one more thing for me to gripe about.


I am Harriet said...

I lost count of my followers a long time ago. Things happen.

Have a great RTT!

satakieli said...

That project runway dream sounds scary. That would actually freak me out.

Congrats on your building winning! Mine has only had it's stairwell cleaned once in the past 2 months (by me). With that and our lack of living plants/over-abundance of weeds outside I don't ever think we were in the running. Silly because I love gardening, but I just never seem to get a chance to do it.

Yankee Girl said...

My husband and I have been passing around a sickness for the past month. It is making us miserable. I hope you feel better soon!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

My question is: Did you win the challenge on PR?

It is ALWAYS kind of a bummer to lose a follower. I always wonder what's wrong with me!!

blueviolet said...

I wonder why they feel it's necessary to make a sign like that. But then I realize that yes, it probably is necessary.

Who doesn't like Johnny Depp?

Captain Dumbass said...

I've lost some followers lately too. Sometimes you lose them if they delete their blog or do upgrades so they might not... not like you.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I'm sorry you're sick! I've had a doozy of a sinus infection for the last week+ so I'm right there with you...

Captain Dumbass wrote what I was going to, so he saved me the trouble of typing it... :)

So did you win PR with your knit coat and matching hat?

Cool sign! I think I need one for our bathroom... ;)

Happy RTT - hope you feel better soon!!

JennyMac said...

Happy belated 200!!! I will celebrate with you. I just watched Glee and admit, I loved it.

And PLEASE TELL ME where you saw that is crazy in a very funny way.

KimAustin said...

Girl, where did you see that crazy sign? I don't remember ever seeing a sign like that when I lived in Germany! Did you find me a husband yet?

otin said...

Here is my expert construction worker analysis of your dream:

You feel that you are getting older and losing touch with things that you were good at in your youth.

The knitting was symbolic in two ways, it showed that you are in a phase of adaptation and that you are open to the next phase of your life. That is why you knitted a vintage item, it all had to do with aging! :)

Tia said...



and that toilet sign is hilarious.

Frau said...

You are so funny screw those two followers! I love your randomness..and signs are awesome.Hope you feel better soon!

Sarah said...

I didn't know there'a building of the month award. Huh. Interesting.

Don't feel too bad about the community roo mnot beign opened up. Our whole upstairs looks like they got halfway through rennovating it and then said screw it. Seriously, until a few weeks ago, there was a random ladder sitting on the landing up there. There's still buckets of paint and drop cloths too. Oh, Army.

Sybil Grey-Malkin said...

I still have the "can't sew" nightmare myself... and the one where the costumes have gone missing right before opening... and the one where I have to perform and don't even know the lines or even what the play is about. :-D

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