Monday, April 27, 2009

I BORE myself


Ever get so seriously bored with yourself you'd just like to change channels?

I can't think of anything to post, political or otherwise. Nothing happening locally that's sick, depraved, stupid, unusual, funny or interesting. Even things in Wisconsin have quieted down. Perhaps we all have a latent case of senioritis?

The economy is hammering our downtown. Our bookstore has closed, as has a used book place that no one thought would make it anyway. However, everyone's favorite used book store has oddly seen a drastic DECREASE in sales since the other two closings, and the owner says he may not make it until summer. Another downtown icon, Tiny's Hot Dogs, may be closing it's doors. This is just incredibly sad. I've been doing my part, but our discretionary cash amounts to about $1.50 a week right now.

I'm in a mood to dance like no one is watching and howl at the moon, or at least at some Republicans. I have this overwhelming urge to just fall on my back and watch the clouds - in a not-depressed-but-tired-of-fighting way. In the way the Michael Keaton character let's go of the handle bar at the end of the movie My Life. In sort of a "thy will be done" way.

This is all I need for a good life: a safe warm house, a back porch, my husband at my side, my kids, my extended family, my friends (physical and cyber), lots and lots of laughing, good coffee, good books, good wine, good walks. Yep, that's about it. Yep, I'm boring. But if you were at my kitchen table I would serve you warm food, laugh at your stories, and keep your coffee hot or your beer cold. And we could love this boring life together.

15 comments:

Shan said...

Love this post. Amen! (Sad to hear about Monkey See Monkey Read....)

Dr. Monkey said...

For someone with not much to say you sure packed a lot into that post.

Anita said...

I would love to be boring with you!!!

Liberality said...

I'm sorry to disagree but I must. You could NEVER be boring ;-)

themom said...

Perfect. You couldn't have had a better post than this. My kitchen table used to be the hub of solutions or plenty of shoulders for commiseration. My friends are now gone - so if I need to fill a spot - I'm calling you.

Beth said...

Hey... what part of Iowa are you from? I spent Saturday in Cedar Rapids helping with some flood clean up...I am shocked to say the least with all the destruction!

Mommy Lisa said...

Hmmm, Shan beat me to the Amen.

Sheleta said...

girl, when the hot dog stand is talking about closing, we're all in trouble.

it's a pretty boring time indeed. we had absolutely nothing to talk bout on the radio today on fm 107.1, thankfully brian lambert, local news writer, came in to guest host and he was funnier than two fat women fighting over the last rib at the family bar b que. so he saved us. sadly, we're back tomorrow with nothing new to discuss.

it's going to be a slowwwwwww summer!

Anita said...

Hey sunshine, I left an award you over on my blog! I hope today was less boring!

Lisa said...

Boring? I don't think that word means what you think it means. You? Hardly boring.

Johnny Yen said...

Sometimes no news is good news.

That sucks about the bookstores. Nothing like browsing through a used bookstore. Or any bookstore.

Cheesecake Maven said...

Oh how I wish I could be sitting at your kitchen table right now, enjoying a hot cup of coffee and some great sister conversation! Remember those days in IC when you and AM and I used to spend hours together watching our little ones grow up? Good days those were!

Churlita said...

Having lived a non-boring life for years, I love being boring and never bored.

Missy said...

I wish the stores in Northfield stayed open later. I FINALLY went to Tiny's after 4 visits. I love the Indian Restaurant and the Carleton Bookstore was great, my friends and I were drooling over it when the clerk told us it was closing. Wha?

You rae right though, the things we really need are at home, wherever home is.

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