Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hi Blog

Wow, this whole neglecting my blog thing is really getting worse.  I will attempt to try to catch up.

1st: The police called us a couple of days ago and said they matched the fingerprints from the scene of our breakin with a guy who was arrested for another B&E. He was arrested yesterday. The real question seems to be will he get probation again or will he get active time.  There was an article in the paper a month or so ago about B&E's here and probation is really what seems to happen in these cases.  The paper remarked about one case where the guy had 20+ breakins and hasn't served any active time.  I just really think this is ridiculous.  I think any crime where there is a victim calls for active time.  And if you've never had a stranger break your bedroom window, come in and rummage through your underwear drawer I can assure you there is a victim.

I'll talk about this more as the case progresses.

2nd: My SIL had her second baby, a girl.  I started my period just a couple days later.  Funnily, ha, ha, okay not that funny, I was slightly late.  But I wasn't pregnant.  Ha, ha.

3rd: I've been planning a Halloween dinner party.  I know that doesn't seem like such a big deal but I've been really seeing it as sort of a hobby.  I've been designing and making the costume for Brian and myself (mine is easier) and thinking about decorations and food.  It keeps my little active mind going, thinking, and creating, something it desperately needs.

I think that's it for now.  My mind is a little jumbled thinking about the arrest and stuff.  Take care.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Totally NOT Helping

 I was reading Charleston hotel reviews and this hotel manager responds to a guest who said there was a bug in his ice bucket.  It was too good not to share:

This is a most unusual and unfortunate occurrence. The airborne palmetto bug is an insect native to the Charleston area that is often mistaken for a common cockroach due to their similarity in appearance. Because of the palmetto's ability to take flight these bugs can slip in through an open door. Therefore, it is impossible to tell when this palmetto managed to find its way into the Inn and into this guest's ice bucket. While we take full responsibility for our guests' experiences while staying with us, no member of the Vendue Inn team would overlook a palmetto in the ice bucket nor place ice in a bucket with a palmetto inside. 

Can I just tell you this manager's response just scared the daylights out of me about visiting Charleston.  Sir, you are not helping!  I was just about to book this hotel and now I'm just flat out worried.   You don't see a giant cockroach fly in the room?  I can hear them when they land.  THUD!  Mini-earthquake.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


I don't know what this place is supposed to be anymore.  It started as a story of triumph in daily reflection and kick-assery.  I miss those days and I know I can never have that same experience again.  Then it became even more, something I was proud of and excited of, a depth of honesty and insight, any person would be crazy to do these days.  And now...?

I have no idea.  No earthly idea.  I just miss the way it used to be when I knew I had direction or I knew what I wanted to say.

Brian was telling me the other day how my mom decorates too much.  We saw her car at the Pier One parking lot.  To put this in context you'd have to know all my mom does is talk about money, her lack of money, and what on earth will she do when she runs out of money.  The rest of the time she talks about how she spends money and the justifications, the necessity, the "investment."  I get frustrated with her about it, mostly because Brian's right, I can see myself in her when it comes to this sort of thinking.  He said, "You constantly have to be doing something and when you run out of something to do you want to change something that's perfectly fine."

I thought I was just doing what the majority of the blogs I read do, decorate their houses, but it's kind of stumped me and left me still, which of course makes the world circle around me in a dizzying way.  I thought I had linear movement when it comes to decorating, I thought I was doing something worthy that gives me IMMENSE joy.  But besides the internet (and my mom) I don't know anyone else who constantly buys things to fix up the house, constantly wants to change the house, constantly has the next project ready to go.  People buy sofas and hang pictures (usually too high) and then leave it like that for 20 years. 

HGTV is my ESPN.  I watch it when I'm not even watching it.  If what I do is wrong how do I reverse it?  And then what will I do with my time?  The weirdest part of the whole thing is I don't even share my projects here and that's what I was supposed to do.  Why haven't I posted anything of worth since the move.  Even when we moved I did a pretty lackluster job of putting that on my blog.  And now I feel kind of embarrassed about it.