Time for some lightness of being for a change. I know I could use it, I bet you could too.
As I sat trying to think of what I wanted to write, I turned to my Pinterest Pal, Another Pinner for some blog post inspiration. Another Pinner has always proven to be Genius! Brilliant! Epic! and those other overused Pinterest superlatives. Forget Wikipedia, I have Another Pinner to guide me through life. Want some proof? Allow me to copy and paste their pins and my reactions for you:
Another pinner said "AMAZING Homemade Crescent Rolls! I will never make another roll for the Holidays again. AMAZING". Need to try it. (Please note the use of double amazing in all caps designed to entice you never to whack that tube of unhomemade crescent rolls on your counter again.) Which won't happen. I LOVE whacking that tube. That sounds dirty.
Another Pinner said "This is how our pit bull, Roxanne was when I was growing up! Dad couldn't spank us around her! Lol" Hmmm. Dad's spankings make me and the crescent roll tube feel much better about our relationship.
Another Pinner said - Did this tonight with a ball between my inner thighs and another one behind my back.. down an inch and up an inch. RESULTS!!! I suspect you have a visual all made up for this, don't you? Now you're feeling dirty too. Let's just say that at this point I am totally at peace with the crescent roll tube.
Another pinner said, "I've made pouches before but this one is just adorable! Perfect for all my scraps!" (Wow, a pouchmaker. I missed that one in the "useless degrees you could have had").
And let's not forget Another Pinner's Coup de grace, feeding the Churchies.
Another pinner said she made this for a Church event, and people raved!
Anyhoo, we are back to my regular typing in a normal size font and I am here to tell you that one click of the Pinterest header and Another Pinner was right there for me, ready to dispense inspiration for my boggy writing brain. Under the pin Journal Prompts to get you writing I found the following gems; which I have answered truthfully for you:
1. What is your favorite color,place, food, song and movie?
Cerulean blue in Key West eating milk chocolate with Prince watching Sixteen Candles.
2. What do you like to do? How does it make you feel?
Well, I like to drink. I like to drink vodka. It makes me feel 100% better.
3. What is something you're good at? What makes you good at it?
4. What keeps you up at night worrying? Is this realistic? Can you do something about it? What can you do?
My dancing skills. No. Yes. Vodka.
Another Pinner, this is not working for me. This is not journal inspiration, this is more like the questionnaire notes I got passed in tenth grade. I fully expect to turn around and see Jake Ryan sitting behind me.
So here I am, still fairly uninspired but intent on giving you something light.
Thank God we need new tires, for now I have my very own journal prompt.
Because we need new tires I "get" to shop for them. Like any good consumer I called around for prices, and like any good consumer I spoke to a ratio of one normal person to four idiots. My favorite idiot conversation went down like this:
me: Hi, I am calling for prices on a set of tires for my 2010 Saturn Outlook. It's an XE base model (because we're poor) front wheel drive.
Discount Tire Idiot: OK, well let me just check here (clickity click of the computer keys) uh OH, did you know that they no longer make your vehicle?
me: Yes, I am aware that they discontinued Saturns.
DTI: Well, that's a problem. You're vehicle is no longer being made.
me: Yes, I believe we have established that.
DTI: This is a problem.
me: We've covered that, too. So, you don't have tires for my car?
DTI: Well, they don't make your car anymore.
me: Perhaps you're suggesting I trade it for a car that you DO have tires for?
DTI: (clicking on his computer again) Are you SURE it's a 2010? It's not a 2009? (and then; the kicker) "Maybe you'd like to put your husband on the line?"
At this point, I remove the phone from my ear, ready to press the "end call" button and obliterate this imbicile from my day. Then, mercifully, my inner warrior kicked in.
me: Why yes, yes sir, let me get my husband on the phone. That way, you can sit there diddling yourself while he walks out to the car and attempts to figure out what color it is, let alone what size tires we need. Let me assure you sir, that despite my unfortunate possession of an X chromosome and functioning uterus, I can identify the year, make and model of my vehicle. Now sir, I am going to let you go because surely you are late checking on the little lady at home rolling out AMAZING homemade Pinterest Crescent Rolls while barefoot in an apron. Send her my best wishes and thank her for enabling you to be the condescending turd that you are today.
Disclaimer: Bill knows what color car we drive (I think). And he may or may not know what size tires we have. More than likely, he does not care.
I should wrap up my light hearted, happy post now. I'm off to Belle Tire where they recognize that in order to get me to buy ridiculously overpriced tires they need to treat me like a chick who knows what P255/65/R18 means. Even if I don't. Or don't care. Or both. Pass the vodka.