Saturday, February 6, 2010

More Random Crapola

I am SO bad! I have not had much motivation to keep up with Twitter and Blogging and barely the energy to keep up with Facebook. And then here is the real question – is that bad? Is it bad that I am so wrapped up in my REAL life that I have lost the passion to keep up with my virtual one? Well, ok, I haven’t lost the passion exactly. Otherwise I would not be preparing this entry. But I just needed a little break. But the downside to that is that my peeps – those of you who read this blog – are missed. You are the only reason that I keep this up. I have developed a fondness for this huge group of people that I have never even met. How weird is that? What would I do if I could not read about Brenda at Mummy Time going batshitcrazy? Or reading some more Thought Vomit, courtesy of (Jen) Huckdoll? Or catching up with a few people that I actually know in real life, like K. at Mind The Gap? It’s been MONTHS since I have actually seen her and I miss her terribly. If life would just slow down a little…. But then I remember that it’s actually cool to have the blogging and the Tweeting and the Facebooking…otherwise we may lose touch and that would just plain suck.

Ok, enough of my bellyaching. Since a wee bit of time has passed - you guessed it, time to be random yet again. Here I go....

First off - my belief system. Someone asked me this week about my beliefs and was shocked when I did not profess to be a Christian. I guess because I'm not Jewish and I'm not Muslim then I MUST be a Christian. Right? Now listen, people...I think Christianity can be a beautiful and powerful religion. I've even dabbled in it myself. But I also think it can be destructive and volatile. And I kind of think that about just about every religion there is. They are all beautiful and frightening. I take what I like and toss what I don't and never take any of it too seriously. My bottom line is, I have no idea what happened over 2,000 years ago or more. And you know what, I'm not gonna act like I do. If you want to do that, be my guest. I will respect your beliefs. Now, can you please respect mine? I love the IDEA of going to church and having a community...but just without all the Jesus and sinner junk. But no thanks, I am not into self-deprication if there is no humor in it. I don't want to feel guilty all the time about being a shithead sinner. I know, I know, I'm totally hellbound. Cheers. See ya there! (Actually I think quite the contrary, but pray for me anyway. Prayer can only be a good thing. XO)

Hmmm....I'm on a roll. Hope I didn't lose any readers but if I did, at least I know where we stand and I'll wish you well. I am who I am. Ok, next topic.

My friend who writes this fantastic blog called Rants and Raves of a Lunatic posted about Howard Stern possibly being on American Idol. I have to tell you that is the one thing that would get me to watch. Now, before you go and unfollow me for this one, hear me out. I like people who are REAL. 100% real. And I don't think there are too many people who are as real as Howard Stern. I used to listen to his show every day before he moved to Sirius. For those of you who only know him by reputation, don't hate. There are some really wonderful qualities in this guy. Yeah, he has a perverted mind. But he is totally up front about it. That I admire. And when it comes down to it, most of us have a lot of crap going on in our noggins that we never share with anyone. Not even in our lovely little blogs. Much better than my former choice for president John Edwards, who has totally disgusted me beyond belief. His wife is dying of cancer and he's getting a little strange on the side. Totally unforgivable. Especially since it took him two years to man-up and admit that he is the father of that baby.

Ok, next topic. Back to favorite topic by far.

My son is the most adorable little stinker on the planet. He's getting to that age where he has such a funny little sense of humor now. He's just a little man. Oh, and his favorite music is Madonna. Have I mentioned this before? He LOVES her. To the point where we get in the car in the morning and if there is anything else on the radio but 'donna (as he calls her), he says, "Mommy, fick the mugag" (translation - fix the music.) By "fix" he means that he wants 'donna. So yesterday when I was dropping him off at day care I said to Bam-Bam, "Tell Miss Jodi what kind of music you like." He looked at her square in the face and such pride and shouted, "I yike 'donna!" I clarified that he was talking about Madonna and all of the ladies in the place just started cracking up. Too cute. In case you're wondering his favorite songs are Vogue and Justify My Love. That's my boy.

The other day I was flipping through the channels and landed on (of all things) Cribs. I've never watched an entire episode from start to finish and this was no exception. It was some rapper guy and his gorgeous wife and they were showing off their kitchen. What a super cute kitchen, I thought. It was painted lemon yellow. I excitedly informed the hubby that we MUST paint the kitchen this color. He looked at me like I was retarded (and no, I will not stop using that word...I don't mean it in a mean way so get over it.) We finally compromised and went with a color called "Bicycle Yellow." Well, he had the day off yesterday and he did the painting and! It looks bad. Really bad. It's like someone colored my walls with a neon yellow highlighter. Oops, my bad. You see, I failed to note that the rest of our kitchen is woefully out of date so it looks like a goddamn disaster. In order to keep this color, we would need to replace the countertops, at the very least paint the cabinets another color and change out our stove and microwave for sure. Great excuse to re-do the kitchen, right? Wrong. We live in suburban Detroit. Need I say more. You never know when you're going to need some extra money. We can't be spending all that money on our kitchen. Especially when our property values have dropped by about 50% in the last two years. Yeah, the walls are getting re-painted. That's the end of that phase.

So, my lovelies....that's all I have in me for now. This weekend will be filled with a bunch of busy running around. My least favorite kind of weekend. Nonetheless I am thankful to have it. And to have all of you who love me just the way I am. (Or not if you unfollowed me.) Safe journeys, people. XO


  1. Another reason we are kindred spirits - - I too watched or listened to Howard regularly before he started charging.

  2. I'm sorry the yellow didn't work out the way you imagined it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE yellow and I dream about a sunny yellow kitchen some day :)

    Don't stress about your blogging, you do what you want with it, all your blog buds are here when you are <3

    Oh and I tell people my religion is Love. That always makes for an interesting conversation, lol.

    PS. I haven't stopped using the word retarded either. Or gay. The E-Thugs can come after me all they want, ha.

  3. You are a brave soul to post so candidly about your religious thoughts- especially since they are not mainstream. Bravo to you! I'll save you a seat next to me in the hell that we apparently are both going to end up in (or so I've been told).

    I painted my kitchen red once. Let me rephrase that... I attempted to paint my kitchen red once. No one told me that you have to use gray primer under the red for it to look right. When the paint dried, I had myself one hot pink/ magenta kitchen. I feel your pain......

  4. First of all no need to apologize for the offline-liness. We would always be here waiting for you to grace us with your Awesomeness. Okay.

    And second of all your belief if your belief. And I totally respect you for that! Okay.

    And lastly, BamBam crazy for Madonna?! I like your kid cuz am crazy for Madge too.

    Have a lovely one, gorgeous one. Big mwahs.

  5. Nice to see you back. You have been missed! Good to know you have a real life.
    As for beliefs I'm with you. Christ was not a Christian and Buddha was not a buddhist. Thats what their followers became. In fact one of Buddha's sayings that I love is " Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unlessit agrees with your oen reason and your own common sense." Buddha's one switched on dude.

  6. I totally miss you too!! I know you don't normally go out on weeknights, but I have a girls night out coming up next week if you're interested in joining us. FB me if you want to come and I'll give you details. If that doesn't work, let's get something else on the calendar, k? xoxo

  7. The winter makes it hard to stay motivated and blogging SHOULD take a back seat to REAL LIFE. :)

    I feel that way about religion, too. The rules become more important than the message which is, usually, love and hope. But the little details like don't eat pork, don't marry someone who isn't exactly like you, don't eat meat on Fridays... AAARRRRGGGGH! Really? I really don't think God gives a damn about our stupid little rules.