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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

RTT: Being pregnant can make you stupid


A Tuesday with interwebs! Huzzah!

*Being pregant seriously affect your brain. Seriously. During the early part of pregnancy, I would forget what I was doing in the middle of doing it. I'd get up to get something and then have no idea what it was I was I was going to get!  It gets worse as the pregnancy progresses.  Here are some examples:
--I nearly missed my own baby shower because I forgot what time it was being held.  45 minutes before the shower, I was at the PX.  I had not showered, had no makeup on and had not straightened my hair.  Fortunately, it came to me and I rushed home and got ready in record time.  I was only 10 minutes late!
--I saw a woman the other day that I've known for at least 2 years.  I could not for the life of me remember her name or figure out where I knew her from!
--Yesterday Indy and I went to the post office to mail something (aside: postal rates are ridiculous!!) and when we got back to the car, I couldn't get it to back out of the parking space.  I freaked out for about half a minute before I realized I had not put the car in 'reverse.'  Good grief.

*I got a new elctric toothbrush last week (A Sonic Spinbrush) and I feel like it's going to vibrate my teeth right out of my mouth.  Seriously, it's like a jackhammer.  My teeth feel really, really clean though.  I just hope they stay in my mouth.

*Topic on The View yesterday:  Does money buy happiness?  I'm guessing it doesn't, given all the crazy rich people on TV, but I'm sure it makes being miserable far more tolerable.  I'd like to try it.  Being rich that is.  Not crazy.  I've got that down.

*I have YET to receive my invite to the royal wedding!!!  I'm sure it's lost in the mail.  Kate, if you're reading this (and I'm SURE you are), could you just pop another one in the post?  Thanks.

*Allergy season has arrived.  SUCK!  Because of my pregnancy, the docs have taken me off all but one of my meds (plus a script eye drop, but that doesn't count) and I am not a happy camper.  On a normal day, I take 5 meds plus the eye drops and I'm frequently miserable on all that.  Down to one med and I could become a raving lunatic.  Stupid, stupid allergies!

*Obviously sensing my pain, my sweet Johnny Depp spent some time with me in my dreams last night.  He's considerate like that.In my dream he wasn't famous yet (though somehow I knew he would be) and was working as a fireman.  For whatever reason I was at the firehouse, oh wait, it just came to me-they were having a fund raising car wash (a wet, Johnny Depp?  Yes, please!) and I was getting my car washed.  I was wearing an amazing pair of red stilettos and Johnny complimented me on how nice they were and how they made me even sexier.  Is there any wonder why we're so in love?   Oh, Johnny.  Call me.

*Speaking of Johnny Depp, we went to see Rango this weekend.  Not because Johnny was in it though.  It was just his voice, but still.  Anyway, it was really quirky and weird, but awfully funny.  We LOL'd a lot.  There was a bit of language in it, but sadly all kids movies seem to have that in them now.  Indy gave it 2 thumbs up.

*I have found my first real issue with my beloved Kindle.  Well, not the Kindle itself (I still {heart} and adore it), but with the formatting of a book.  I'm really digging period mysteries lately, especially the Sebastian St. Cyr series, but as the most recent book just came out 2 weeks ago, I've had to find other books to keep me occupied until the next one comes out in a year or so (curses!).  Sorry, back to the point.  I downloaded an Edwardian murder mystery the other day, which is okay (not great, but okay), but the Kindle formatting is just bloody awful.  There are random hyphens and spaces in the middle of sentences, misspelled words all over the place, and practically any word with an apostrophe is jacked up.  "I'll" reads as Ull, "You'll" reads as yoUl, or /oUl (WTF?) and so on.  It's really impeding my reading and making me mad.  The book was $7 and for that, I'd expect not to have to decode half the words.  If it were a print book with these types of problems, I'd return it and get my money back.  I've downloaded tons of free books that have not ONE mistake in them.  What gives Amazon?

*Speaking of downloads, I recently downloaded a ton of 1980's songs for my ipod.  Amazon now recommends the most random things for me.  

*Oh, today is the Ides of March!  Beware the Ides of March!  Especially if your name is Julius Caesar.  Otherwise, you're probably okay.

*James Bond had to do a 10 mile ruck march (carrying a 40 pound ruck sack) this morning at 6am.  Better him than me.  My ruck sack is in the front right now (and weighs nowhere near 40lbs, thank goodness) and 2 miles is about all I can deal with.

*Sometimes sports fans just aren't that smart.  I think they were going for ESPN.  I would say they could blame in on pregnancy, but they can't use it as an excuse.

Okay, I think I'm done for the day.  Hit the creepy button up there ^^^^^ somewhere and join in the randoms!


Kristine said...

Pregnancy brain farts progress as you get older. Just wait until you hit menopause. You forget everything.
Gotta love hormones!

Happy RTT!

Unknown said...

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Thanks! Have a Great Tuesday! Pregnancy gets worse with each kid that comes out...they take your brains with them! I swear! And if you are nursing they suck out even more!! brains. Johnny Depp is very hot wet or dry!
Jennifer ~ Makobi Scribe

Anonymous said...

Postal rates ARE insane. I have just sold some things on Ebay and when I went to ship, I was way off on my estimations. Happy Tuesday!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Pregnancy brain never seems to go away...wait, what was I saying? ;)

I'm with you - I've got the crazy part down, now I just need the 'rich' part. ;)

I'm sure the invite has been lost in the mail - you know, with how horrendous the postal rates are now. Probably didn't put enough postage on it. ;)

Sorry about your allergies - my best friend suffers horribly this time of year, too.

Ahhhh Johnny Depp! Too funny he visited in your if he would only call. Princess Nagger wants to see Rango - but she opted to not go on Friday as planned, because she wanted to go get some Pokemon balls instead. Crazy.

Wonder if you remove the book then re-download it if that would 'fix' it? I haven't had that issue with my Kindle yet...knock wood!

Spring Ahead, (Cat)fish, Journal Critique - RTT

VandyJ said...

Contact Amazon and complain about the quality of the book--they may refund your money, I've heard good things about stuff like that from them.
I hate this time of year and the allergies. As the snow melts away, the dust ramps up and my sinuses hate me.

Captain Dumbass said...

The Ides of March, that totally explains the night I had. Thanks.

Toni said...

Took my four year old to see Rango last week. I agree, it was very quirky. I was also surprised by the language, more swearing that I expected that's for sure.

I would also like to test that "Does money buy happiness?" Theory. You know, research. :)

Happy Tuesday!

Raven said...

I've never recovered my memory after being pregnant. I hate that whole, what the hell am I doing and why? thing. It sucks.

That's funny that you dreamed of Johnny Depp last night, cuz I dreamed of my man Sully Erna this morning. It made my whole morning. *sigh*

10 miles? I would die after 1/2 of one. And that's no even carrying anything.

Happy Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

I have pregnant brain really bad some days. I left the house while I had some water boiling on the stove. I was gone for 2 hours. When I can home, my apartment smelled like hot metal! I was so glad I didn't burn down the housing complex. I also can't remember stuff like what I was going in the kitchen for or did I take my prenatal vitamin today... I was supposed to go somewhere with a friend, and I totally forgot and went by myself. lol

Maude Lynn said...

The part about forgetting to put the car in reverse had me rolling in the floor laughing!

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