Skip to main content

Friday Vari-e-tay: Inside My Head

Clearly, daily blogging is a wishful thought.

Other thoughts from today:

Salt-water solution up the sinuses: uncomfortable but effective.

How can I stay inside and out of the rain today? And tomorrow? And the next day? Or I need to buy rain boots. I think it's time I bought rain boots.

What if I put it in my suitcase? Does it count then?

I was awake at 3am on Wednesday night with that song in my head...what was it again? Oh yeah.

Thanks, Sarah for bringing it at karaoke!(don't tell me you don't want his shirt!)

My desk is a disaster.

I need to write thank you cards. And a letter. And watch I Am Legend.

I double booked myself. Again.

When it rains, it pours. Literally. And figuratively.

Oh!! I am way behind on TV. Bones, The Mentalist, The Office - I haven't seen any of them this week. And am I going to keep watching Better off Ted and The Big Bang Theory? I think that five shows is too many. Something's gotta go. I'm a better person when I watch less TV.

I think my nose piercing is gonna go. I gotta call an end date on this sucker. Sigh. No piercings, too chicken for a tattoo...I'll completely lose my "badass" edge.

It's 10:30am. This is not being productive.


MLW said…
Ah this blog brought me laughter! I relate to a number of things. Right now I wonder if my blogging will happen even weekly. What is it you are thinking of putting in your suitcase and what would it count or not count against? Yes, buy rain boots ... then it willl stop raining! Isn't that how is works?
mellamovaca said…
OMG! i had that song in my head already as i started reading your blog!!!!!! crazy. (and i never say "OMG" so this is big.)
Beth said…
mlw - glad it made you laugh. :) the suitcase comment was regarding money & how much you're legally allowed to transport without claiming it

vaca - this is clearly some sort of sign. what sort of sign, i do not know...
MLW said…
Would you please post a picture of your new boots? I am interested to see what you chose. Thanks.
Rhianna said…
Why are you losing the piercing? And so soon?
francy said…
I remember when I ditched my eyebrow piercing.
I just woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and decided it was time.

I want to get tattoos, but I fear I'll have that same moment with them. Stifled.

Everybody wants to see your rubber boots ... including me. GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!
Beth said…
rhianna - remember that bubble of irritation? well, it's not gone...i am giving it one final chance before i pull the plug. i want a nose-piercing, not a nose-growth.

francy - the permanency of tattoos is indeed sobering, and the sole reason i do not have any. well, that and the pain part.

rain boot photos are coming. today was a SUNNY DAY WITH A HIGH OF NINE so there was no reason to take them out.
Rhianna said…
I think nose growths are sexy...

Popular posts from this blog

What About Travis!?

I just watched Hope Floats, the second movie in my I-really-need-to-vegetate night. Now that we have more than three channels, there are so many quality programs on TV! Like movies in the middle of the week. I enjoyed many of the lines in this movie, including:

"I went home and told my mama you had a seizure in my mouth."
(referring to her first french-kissing experience)

"Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me."
(the conversation in our living room then went,
Girl 1: Only Harry Connick Jr. could say that line without it being incredibly cheezy.
Boy: Without it being cheezy? That's all I heard. Cheez, cheez, cheez.
Girl 2: Yeah, but it was sexy, sexy cheez...sigh.)
"Better do what she says, Travis. Grandma stuffs little dogs."

Bernice: At home we had a pet skunk. Mama used to call it Justin Matisse. Do you think that's just a coincidence? All day long she would scream, "You stink Justin Matisse!" Then one day she just…

Fostering FAQ: What's Her (Mom's) Story?

This is probably the second most common question I hear about the baby currently in our care, right after, "Will you keep her?"

It comes in many forms:

"So, what's her story?"
"Is her mom in the picture?"
"How did she end up in your home?
"Is her mom a drug addict?"
"How could a mom not love such a cute baby!"

I get it. It's natural curiousity, and I know I've asked similar questions of my friends who are adoptive parents.

But here's what I'm learning: a child's story is their own. And equally as important, the parent's story is their own.

Imagine how it might feel to hear that for the foreseeable future, you are not allowed to care for your child. On top of whatever difficult circumstances you are already in - perhaps poverty, social isolation, lack of adequate housing, domestic violence, intergenerational trauma, drug or alcohol dependency, low cognitive functioning, or a myriad of other complex strug…

Simone Weil: On "Forms of the Implicit Love of God"

Simone Weil time again! One of the essays in Waiting for God is entitled "Forms of the Implicit Love of God." Her main argument is that before a soul has "direct contact" with God, there are three types of love that are implicitly the love of God, though they seem to have a different explicit object. That is, in loving X, you are really loving Y. (in this case, Y = God). As for the X of the equation, she lists:

Love of neighbor Love of the beauty of the world Love of religious practices and a special sidebar to Friendship
“Each has the virtue of a sacrament,” she writes. Each of these loves is something to be respected, honoured, and understood both symbolically and concretely. On each page of this essay, I found myself underlining profound, challenging, and thought-provoking words. There's so much to consider that I've gone back several times, mulling it over and wondering how my life would look if I truly believed even half of these things...

Here are a few …