That’s how bored I am. There’s going to be a whole mess of crap in here. Please read the Headings of each section and decide what you would like to read so you don’t wind up bored. to. death.
Wednesday’s Post by LeClown
Thank you to Le Clown for his OTB guest post on the Magnificent Ringmistress this past Wednesday. I appreciate the time he and the other bloggers took to do a post for me. When I was Freshly Pressed a couple of weeks ago, my daily stats went through this blog’s roof for three days and then receded to normal levels. WordPress has a bar graph of the number of hits your blog receives per day and shows 30 days at a time. Since I was FPd there are three days that are really high bars and then a bunch of low bars so it kind of looks like my stats are flipping me off, mocking me. On Wednesday when LeClown posted, my stats went up again so now it looks more like a sort of hang ten bar chart than a flip off bar chart.
If I knew how to get a picture of my stats page in here, I could show you and then you would have a vague idea of what the hell I’m talking about.
I’m thinking that I would like to have other bloggers write One Tough Broad posts occasionally. And the OTB doesn’t have to be a blogger, my next one isn’t. The OTB could be a guy, it could be your mom or your sister or your neighbor. I’m also thinking that I would like to write about good things that people do everyday that no one takes note of. When I wrote about my brother’s friend, Brett’s efforts to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, many people wrote that is was too bad that it takes disasters to bring out the best in people. I don’t agree with that. I think it takes disasters for good deeds to be publicized so I’d like to recognize good deeds without a disaster framework.
Back to the Boredom
You know why I am bored? It’s my job. I come to my job everyday and make an acceptable salary and I have health coverage including dental and vision, so I can guarantee you I ain’t walking away from this gig. The big BUT is I don’t do much. I have days where I am editing reports on exceedance probability on river reaches. I do some expense reports. Answer the phone. Every quarter I write a newsletter (not on who had a baby last summer but project/industry news). I go to Target and buy coffee and sticky notes.
I have a B.A. from Colgate University not that that makes me a brain trust, it just means I am really bored. And the worst part is that I could be home getting shit done! Or out making an ass of myself so that I would have good stories to blog about but nope, five days a week I sit here and read the interwebs, read and write blogs, play Friends with Words, pin things on Pinterest (more on THAT later). My lack of interaction with others is boring me and thus, boring you my legion of readers.
The Funny File
That New Yorker cartoon above is from my funny file; old New Yorker, Far Side cartoons stuff like that that I have saved and look at when I need a laugh. Since I have been working here, I have acquired an original for the funny file. Last Christmas, a woman I work with who is from Italy made some treats for the office. She left them on the front desk, which is also my desk, in a Tupperware container. I took them out and put them on a plate so that people would know the treats were available for consumption. D didn’t like this because the treats would dry out and I said that people wouldn’t know they should open up a Tupperware container and see what’s inside because they might like it.
Sooooo, D put them back in the Tupperware and put a note on it and I have saved that sticky note and I happen upon it occasionally and laugh out loud. The sticky note says,
“OPEN ME AND EAT ME.”
HAHAHAHAHAHA I laugh out loud every damn time.
I’m Getting Married
I could plan my wedding which is now set for sometime in June. I discovered Pinterest and started pinning things on there. I have a file for wedding dress, invitations, decor, food, honeymoon. I couldn’t think of any other wedding things so I moved on to redoing the bedroom. Here’s the thing, apparently pinning things on Pinterest does not equate to them actually happening so I’m stymied there.
I made this sandwich for lunch. Doesn’t it look good?!
Oh my gawd, what have I done to you my readers? I just posted a photo of my lunch. Something has to give. Derwood moves in this weekend so I will go through his stuff and decide what gets given to charity. It will give me the opportunity to discuss why the nightstand he found on Craigslist is not going to work. I have to pick up Annie and her friends from the football game tonight. Oh yeah, Brigid has an eye doctor appointment today.
I’m sorry, I really am. I don’t know what has happened to me. Maybe I was never that entertaining. Perhaps I am not only fat but boring. I can’t think of a blog title and I can’t think of a conclusion either.
This is what happiness has done to me. I’m boring. Perfectly content and boring. Derwood, don’t get offended. That’s it. I have nothing else. I brought leftover salad for lunch, too. I love leftover tossed salads, that’swhatshesaid.
I know I need to stop this. I don’t know how. There must be a blogging cliff I can jump off that will make this post stop.