Friday, May 1, 2009

Random thoughts

Thoughts, no discernable order or sequence:

Eventful baby days: my little man managed to speak about 30 new words in just a few days, as well as bring me a Time magazine that had Obama on the cover to show me and point at while Obama was making his speech (he's only two!). He's learned the most essential baby word, "mine". He had his first moment of fear at something scary on TV (a trailer for The Land of the Lost, featuring a dinosaur ready to snap off Will Ferrell's head...I tried to calm him by explaining that the extinction of Will Ferrell might not be an entirely bad thing, thank you very much, but he was inconsolable for a long time...must be vigilant to avoid a repeat). He's discovered giant Lego blocks, how to climb a tree, how to use the toilet, and that cats don't want their teeth brushed. So much joy.

CNN ran a streaming headline "Flu scare prompts trend of 'social distancing'". Woo hoo! Let's hear it for social distancing. I've been doing this for years. This is no trend, it's a lifestyle! Let's hear it for hanging out at home, stockpiling books, and not answering the phone! Seriously, the flu does scare me in that my baby has respiratory issues, and we are being proactive in not going out unless absolutely necessary, and we are pushing the whole hand sanitizer thing. I think it's incredibly pathetic how the media is blowing this up, as not all cases are life threatening. Again, I tend to think in my conspiracy theory mode that when something like this is blown up by the media, what is really going on that they are trying to hide? What newsworthy items are not being covered so they can go back to Sanjay Gupta in his medical scrubs in Mexico (yes, his hair does look blowdried!)?

Teenagers: !!!!! #$)(*)@#$@#)($* !!!!!!!! Can't live with them, can't live them. My teens are annoyed with me, for varying reasons, and usually I care but right now I'm just right-back-atcha annoyed too.

TV: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. What did I do before they came along? I'm so much better with current events now!

A new mix CD: nostalgically reliving the 80's, featuring Kajagoogoo "Too Shy", "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners, "In a Big Country'' by Big Country, "Stop the World" by Modern English, "People Are People" by Depeche Mode, "Strip" and "Wonderful" by Adam Ant, "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" by Wham. I know, ridiculously peppy pop tween music. I had big hair. In fact, in the 80's I had big hair and a small butt. Now I have the opposite. Damn.

Why is there no perfect set point to take a sleeping pill? I keep playing the bedtime sleeping pill seesaw game. I think I can sleep, I can't, I look at the clock, wanting to avoid the pill so as not to feel crummy in the morning. Still can't sleep. Toss and turn. Over and over. Almost get to sleep. Worry about bills. Get up and read. Try and sleep more. Watch a little TV. Have chamomile tea. Back to bed. Toss. Punch pillows. Look at clock. Finally dazed enough to get up and take sleeping pill, only to discover it's 5:30 a.m. and technically too late. Now I will feel crappy no matter what.

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