Tuesday, June 24, 2008

and we were never being boring..

I am so bored with myself. Unfortunately this is not a great time for self-reinvention, seeing as my attentions are elsewhere - serenely staring at my newborn's sleeping face for example, OR serenely staring at my newborn's screaming face. All I can do is stare...serenely.

I think I've been boring for the last 10-12 months, actually. It must be something hormonal having to do with maternity and the fact that a pregnant woman's whole being is completely wrapped up in making a baby. That includes all of the (mis)firing synapses in her brain which also stare serenely at each other, waiting patiently for the time when the Hugo Chavez article in the recent The New Yorker magazine is both informational and entertaining, the topic potentially being conversation worthy at the next coffee house standard. I mean who doesn't want to know about Hugo Chavez? Seriously, is he a heroic, eccentric revolutionary or is he one vote away from being a power wielding psycho? Plus 'Venezuela' is such a fun word to say!

But nope. Hugo is a no go. And all of the vaguely interesting repartee that might normally reside on the tip of my tongue is listlessly lying on the couch in front of the Game Show Network, staring serenely at a newborn.


(sigh.)

9 comments:

rich said...

Fear not, your not boring. Let’s examine the last few weeks. It all began when they slashed open your gut and pulled forth over 7 pounds of cuteness and untold amounts of goo. Since then you’ve hardly been able to sleep more than 2 hours at a time and until today not allowed to drive. And honestly, you haven’t really slept in months. That’s about the same strategy they use at Gitmo. You should be brimming with pride that you have resisted the urge to confess to terrorist activity. Don’t let the man break you. Name. Rank. Serial number. All the while you are still able to discus the relative evils of the petroleum oligarchy whether centrally socialized or privately owned. Don’t count yourself out, this is just the current round of a very long involved game.

Christine said...

Yeah, what Rich said.

happyfunpants said...

Uh - Rich is so right.

Plus, I'm not sure you're looking at this right. You can play a game with GSN...after all - it IS the Game Show Network. You should be allowed to take a shot every time the "whammy" is shown on "Press Your Luck."

Wait - you're breastfeeding. And maybe you shouldn't be doing shots just yet (read - next week).

Alright, I'm kidding...

:)

Christine said...

Also... props on the Pet Shop Boys reference. Nicely done. (Guess those synapses are firing after all, eh?)

Mark said...

nice new blog(s) mrs mama!

also, so far i agree with everything rich says, so jack better be paying attention to y'all

love and warm hugs
mark in england

irlandesa said...

No. Not. Boring.

My precious one could only be calmed, and mesmerized, by Barbara Walters. Allowing just enough time to drop bread in toaster, flip on coffeemaker, grab clothing and mascara and then return to nonstop nurturing.

And I do concur with the counsel of shots. Especially once we [literally] reach those fun "teen" years.

Ginger said...

Hello all! And quit saying that you agree with Rich. He's now acting like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, struttin' around the house, thinking he's the shit. Thanks. Thanks a lot.

Mark is the only one who left the option for disagreement open.. He agrees "so far". I think that's much more sensible.

Or maybe shots are, indeed, the way to go.

Hi and welcome to you, Irlandesa! :) BTW how did you have time for mascara? You must be superwoman!

rich said...

"You can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man: no time to talk."

Mark said...

lol (and i mean, lo)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

and we were never being boring..

I am so bored with myself. Unfortunately this is not a great time for self-reinvention, seeing as my attentions are elsewhere - serenely staring at my newborn's sleeping face for example, OR serenely staring at my newborn's screaming face. All I can do is stare...serenely.

I think I've been boring for the last 10-12 months, actually. It must be something hormonal having to do with maternity and the fact that a pregnant woman's whole being is completely wrapped up in making a baby. That includes all of the (mis)firing synapses in her brain which also stare serenely at each other, waiting patiently for the time when the Hugo Chavez article in the recent The New Yorker magazine is both informational and entertaining, the topic potentially being conversation worthy at the next coffee house standard. I mean who doesn't want to know about Hugo Chavez? Seriously, is he a heroic, eccentric revolutionary or is he one vote away from being a power wielding psycho? Plus 'Venezuela' is such a fun word to say!

But nope. Hugo is a no go. And all of the vaguely interesting repartee that might normally reside on the tip of my tongue is listlessly lying on the couch in front of the Game Show Network, staring serenely at a newborn.


(sigh.)

9 comments:

rich said...

Fear not, your not boring. Let’s examine the last few weeks. It all began when they slashed open your gut and pulled forth over 7 pounds of cuteness and untold amounts of goo. Since then you’ve hardly been able to sleep more than 2 hours at a time and until today not allowed to drive. And honestly, you haven’t really slept in months. That’s about the same strategy they use at Gitmo. You should be brimming with pride that you have resisted the urge to confess to terrorist activity. Don’t let the man break you. Name. Rank. Serial number. All the while you are still able to discus the relative evils of the petroleum oligarchy whether centrally socialized or privately owned. Don’t count yourself out, this is just the current round of a very long involved game.

Christine said...

Yeah, what Rich said.

happyfunpants said...

Uh - Rich is so right.

Plus, I'm not sure you're looking at this right. You can play a game with GSN...after all - it IS the Game Show Network. You should be allowed to take a shot every time the "whammy" is shown on "Press Your Luck."

Wait - you're breastfeeding. And maybe you shouldn't be doing shots just yet (read - next week).

Alright, I'm kidding...

:)

Christine said...

Also... props on the Pet Shop Boys reference. Nicely done. (Guess those synapses are firing after all, eh?)

Mark said...

nice new blog(s) mrs mama!

also, so far i agree with everything rich says, so jack better be paying attention to y'all

love and warm hugs
mark in england

irlandesa said...

No. Not. Boring.

My precious one could only be calmed, and mesmerized, by Barbara Walters. Allowing just enough time to drop bread in toaster, flip on coffeemaker, grab clothing and mascara and then return to nonstop nurturing.

And I do concur with the counsel of shots. Especially once we [literally] reach those fun "teen" years.

Ginger said...

Hello all! And quit saying that you agree with Rich. He's now acting like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, struttin' around the house, thinking he's the shit. Thanks. Thanks a lot.

Mark is the only one who left the option for disagreement open.. He agrees "so far". I think that's much more sensible.

Or maybe shots are, indeed, the way to go.

Hi and welcome to you, Irlandesa! :) BTW how did you have time for mascara? You must be superwoman!

rich said...

"You can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man: no time to talk."

Mark said...

lol (and i mean, lo)