Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stuff MY MOM says...

For my mom's birthday the other day, the family headed to the beach. Which, doesn't sound particular special, especially when you live about 2 miles from one. But, as most Floridians will attest, the closer you are, the less you go.

So, we're at the beach and my mom is reading a particularly horrid looking book....just one of those "she has a secret! but, poor girl, she's too scared to get close to anyone. and then she befriends an old woman. Nothing really happens, but still...It's the summer that will change both their lives FOR-EVER!" Boring for me, but something I imagine older ladies to gobble up like Twilight.

I took it out of her hands and examined it. "How do you like it?" I asked.

She turned to me, put her sunglasses down and said, "What do I think? I think they should sell a gun with it to put us out of our misery."

Looks like she'll be reading Twilight next.

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's official. I'm officially depressed there's no more football until August. I stumbled around on Monday, lost...wondering what I was going to do at 8pm. Luke (husband) is no help. He's worse than I am. Maybe I need a dog. Or a plant.

I know that soon, maybe not tonight. Maybe not tomorrow night. But soon I will get very very excited about college basketball. I can feel that it's coming. But it's a little like that feeling of getting one of your favorite band's new cds. You loved their last album. You listened to it every day, maybe even twice a day, and it made you feel magnificent and free, even if you were just driving to the grocery store. And then you go and you get their new cd (or you DOWNLOAD it, whatever, you know what I mean) and you're scared. Are you going to love it as much as you loved their last album? Will you even like it? What if you hate it? Can you even put it into the cd player? Yes, yes you can. Trust. Trust that you will love it. Trust that they will not disappoint.

Okay. So, maybe that analogy doesn't work as well as I thought it would at the beginning of my post. But the point is that, I'm going to trust that I will get back into college basketball and that I'll survive without football. Just like I'll keep loving The National with every album that comes out, because they're an awesome band, and that's the way it works.