Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Got a lot of nothing here

I love vacation time because I’m able to stay awake long enough to watch the lame awesome television shows that come on after 9 p.m. so late.  Last night, we watched Hoardersa show about people who can’t part with their stuff (including trash)There is often a lot of crying and near break-down moments.  Can I just say, I love shows about people who make me look so boring non-psychotic normal.  Still, I feel sorry for the kids growing up in that environment.

Today, I cleaned out a couple of drawers just to prove that I. am. not. a. hoarder.  I’m not! I need all those random notes and lists.  Don’t even think about throwing out the recipes!  And how could we even begin to think about throwing out something the kids made/wrote? because I’ve had some extra time on my hands.  I found some old journals from back in the day when I hand wrote all my thoughts down you know, back when the Earth’s core was still cooling

1/1/01 Today is the beginning of a new year…. blah… blah… blah  and my resolutions are to:

*Start running

*Write more

*Wear more green

… NEXT ENTRY …

9/17/01  Blah, diggity blah….

So, let’s see how I did.  First, I DID start running.  On May 2nd.  Two thousand nine.  Eight and half years later.  Sadly, I struggle to remember my anniversary (I know it is in June… shouldn’t that count for something?) but the day I started running is engraved in my mind.

Second, after declaring my intent to write more NINE MONTHS passes before I write again.  How good am I?  I could have conceived and birthed a child in that time frame.

And the last one about wearing more green has been on my resolution list since the late 80s when my boss told me I should wear more green because it really brought out the color in my eyes.  This advice I took from a man with a serious comb-over.

While the rest of you may be thinking of ways to better yourself by making resolutions, I think I am going to work up a list of things I want more of.  Like eating more peanut butter.  And Stoned Wheat Thin Crackers (because the visual of crackers smoking something funny makes them that much more tasty to me). 

36 comments:

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I will never look at stoned wheat thins the same again.

Keely said...

Hm, I thought I was the only one who thought that about Stoned Wheat Thins.

I hereby resolve to drink more red wine and watch more television.

mama-face said...

ha. This is hilarious. I love the half of a paragraph crossed out. bahaha.

I think this would make a great new year's meme.

ps where is this show and am I the only person on the planet who hasn't watched it? It's not like I don't have eleventy billion channels...

only a movie said...

I'm not sure about the whole resolution thing. Other half and I used to set intentions every year. One year we didn't write them down until May.
So I'll do that. And read more books. I've been watching too much lame tv. Although American Idol starts soon, and Lost, and... I have a problem.
The stoned wheat thins is classic. ;-) Enjoy your time off, sweetie.

otin said...

You are like me, always a decade behind!

I just figured out cell phones, now everyone is texting! LOL!

Jaime said...

i don't bother with resolutions. i have resolved not to keep them :)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

One year I made a resolution to make only ONE resolution at a time. So much more doable. Last year I resolved to not buy groceries until we ate what we had on hand. I made it through til mid-March and we got rid of a lot of stuff in the freezer...... the combinations were a little strange. I think my husband cheated and ate other stuff he bought and hid from me. I am still thinking about this years resolution....hubby says we aren't doing it this year....we will see about that.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

One year I made a resolution to make only ONE resolution at a time. So much more doable. Last year I resolved to not buy groceries until we ate what we had on hand. I made it through til mid-March and we got rid of a lot of stuff in the freezer...... the combinations were a little strange. I think my husband cheated and ate other stuff he bought and hid from me. I am still thinking about this years resolution....hubby says we aren't doing it this year....we will see about that.

carma said...

That is quite an ambitious list you had back then ;-)

Paula said...

I came over here from The Qi Papers and just wanted to say that you make blogging fun. Also, as one of those shy, withdrawn kids I wish I had had someone like you for a principal when I was in school. What a joy that would have been.

smiles4u said...

I have watched parts of the show Hoarders but it just pains me to watch it so I end up shutting it off. I personally have been in a couple of homes of people that hoard and it really was HORRIBLE and sad. I helped the one family clean up most of their house...convincing them to throw stuff away(stuff like garbage and it still was like pulling out teeth) into a big dumpster and to give stuff away(no one needs 5 toasters and 10 shower curtains) and then organizing what they kept....took me weeks of doing this because it was filthy underneathe the mountain piles...ugh! Tried to help them learn how to clean and to keep it up as we went along. They kept it up for 4 months and then one day when I went there for coffee, it was a big fat mess. When I left there I cried all the way home. They went right back to where they were before I started!!! Ugh!!!

I like the idea of eating more peanut butter. And I love your crack about stoned crackers. :)

Enjoy your break! :)

sherri said...

let me first start out by saying, "blahh diggity blahh" having said that, I also watched hoarders for the first time last night and it frea-eeked me out. and made me want to purge.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Hoarders? Sounds like a show about my mom.

Balh diggity blaha dn a yada yada yada.

Cristin said...

stoned wheat... tee hee.

"wear more green" cracked me right up.

Herding Cats said...

Stoned Wheat Thins - Ha! Sorry, that's just too funny.

The Things We Carried said...

Oh if I kept track of the years and my resolutions... Yikes!

Brian Miller said...

maybe it took those 9 months to birth the writer?

stoned wheat...officer, i was eating crackers, really!?! lol.

hope for a great new year beth!

sAm said...

OK - I hereby resolve to wear some color other than black, grey, brown, or white.
I also resolve to drink more. Not water - beer.
I resolve to quit keeping my anger in. Let it out, baby!!

carma said...

Did you ever leave a comment and then realize the commend did not call for the "winking smiley" - well I did - and I regret it...

You see how I overthink things - even the day after!!!

Your goals were actually a lot more ambitious than my "non-goals" :D

Jan said...

Reality television sets my teeth on edge - this Hoarders show sounds like it would drive me more crazy than Wife Swap. So I resolve to watch a lot of Turner Classic Movies and listen to Beloved rant about Robert Osborne's wardrobe.

See? I've kept my resolution already.

TechnoBabe said...

Hey, you run and you write in your blog. Two out of three. Who said you had to keep track of the time.

Amy said...

Shows like that make me want to clean my house. Since the holidays are over I am going to attack the basement this weekend. While down there I saw some things that need to go. Have a great day.

lisa said...

It takes some of us longer to warm up to new ideas than others ;)

I enjoy running too, but my knees scream at me every time.

gayle said...

Sounds like you do so much already!! Make me feel like I better get busy!!

Gaston Studio said...

SMB said it for me about never looking at Stoned Wheat Crackers the same way again...LOL, Beth!

Pearl said...

What do you supppose the Wheat Thins eat once they're stoned?

:-)

Pearl

p.s. I absolutely LOVE the show "Hoarders"! Wait. THat doesn't sound cool, but you know what I mean...

Becca said...

I have never written new years resolutions - and therefore I complete all my resolutions. HA!

Masala Chica said...

stoned wheat thins. lol. i honestly never thought of it that way. but i bet some people would love to eat them stoned. So maybe its not really a condition of the crackers but the intended audience. Hmmm?

Love it Beth!

Kiran

bernthis said...

Yeah, those are things I know I will stick to. More Skittles around the house, stuff like that, works for me

My name is PJ. said...

You're a RIOT!! Where have you been all my blogging life?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting so I could find you. I read blogs in the early morning and a GREAT LAUGH to start the day is ALWAYS what the doctor ordered.

I'm your newest follower!

JennyMac said...

Wear more green from the man with the serious comb over made me laugh out loud.

leslie said...

This whole post had me laughing! I just signed up for another journal-per-week project that I'll not even start, just like I never started LAST year's. At least I am consistent.

Mrsbear said...

I watch Hoarders too, for similar reasons. Also because my in-laws hoard and it makes me feel like I have some insight to their crazy. Like me showing up at their place with my finger pointed calling them hoarders cause a reality t.v. therapist told me so is really any less crazy...

I have the more writing goal on my list every year. It motivates me for maybe a week and a half. Lame.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Nothing worse than looking at old written down resolutions. Mine always centered around writing, exercising, blah blah blah.
I should be a best selling, model-thin, super star by now. Oh, I forgot, that's what's gonna happen in 2010...

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Stoned wheat thins! LOL!!! I love those and eat them all the time, I will lol and think of you every time I look at that box. You are too much, happy new year!

kanishk said...

I hereby resolve to drink more red wine and watch more television.

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