Aug 21, 2016

MAYBE IT'S THE MOON....

I sure wish somebody would take a look inside my punky little head and tell me why my silly little brain works the way it does.

(But if you could do it without messing up my hairdo, that would be swell.  It took me a long time to get my Snookie bangs just the way I want them this morning.)

Synchronized swimming gives me the creeps, but I am sitting here totally transfixed by rhymic gymnastics.  As I just asked Misses Charlene and Jane...aren't they basically the same thing, but one has water and the other has sticks and hoops and stuff?

The whole Lochte/ND thug thing has turned me into one of the old man muppets, sitting in the balcony bitching about stuff.  I am muttering and stomping around like these guys did something to me personally.  Why?  What is it about these incidents that has my drawers in such a knot?

In the case of Lochte, I think it's because I keep thinking about the swimmer who was fleeing her country on a raft, and when the boat motor failed, she and her sister jumped into the water, tied the raft to themselves, and swam it to safety three miles away.  THAT is an Olympian.  

The ND jackasses just make me mad.   There are enough reasons on this planet to hate Notre Dame without these idiots piling on.  I am so weary of the "we were just blowing off steam" excuse.  You're twenty something.  You have no freaking idea what steam is.

All of this brings me full circle to the rant that I spewed to nobody in the Target parking lot.  Every year, I tell myself to stay the heck away from anywhere remotely related to a storage solutions aisle the weekend all of the college kids come back, and every year I inevitably find myself trapped behind  some pouty brat staring at SnapChat while their poor parents try to figure out if the $99 futon really is a good deal, and whether it will fit into the rental van parked outside.

I just want to shake the bejeesus outta these kids and tell them a few things...like, for instance, the world is more than the eighteen inches beyond the tip of your nose.  Put the damn cell phone down, wipe that puss off your face, and show a little gratitude to the parents who are sweating your tuition, have taken a third mortgage on your childhood home, and are watching their retirement savings complain that the wifi signal is "like so totally weak in here".

For the other ninety-seven percent of you who are coming to college to work hard, keep your noses clean, and incur enough debt to sink a battleship...I say welcome.  Suck up every single ounce of fun, knowledge, happiness, and heartbreak you can these next four years because...and I'm really sorry to be the one to tell you this...adulting absolutely positively sucks.

Speaking of adulting...I am going to get my act in gear today and prepare a few things for the week ahead if it kills me.  Stewey and Bosco and I are all just...off...somehow, but we made a pact to get it together this afternoon.  This will mean snoozy naps in the sun, some laundry, some planner time, and lots and lots of stitching.

Speaking of which...I'll leave you with the latest progress pic of Olympic Good Stuff:





16 comments:

  1. Your stitching is coming along beautifully. I totally agree re the students attached to the phones I've one @ my house LOL why the kids don't go to a resale shop preferably one that benefits a good cause like an animal shelter for the stuff they "need" is beyond me. Pants hanging off the bums phones sprouting from their ears & the inability to carry on a conversation has me concerned for the future. I'm thankful that at least my son is not totally ruined & is a sweet darling boy without droopy drawers able to converse & rather a good thrift/resale shop with a bargain then pay full price now if I could somehow remove the cell phone from his face I might be able to see how handsome he is. Hope Stewy is well today.

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  2. Your stitching is coming along beautifully. I totally agree re the students attached to the phones I've one @ my house LOL why the kids don't go to a resale shop preferably one that benefits a good cause like an animal shelter for the stuff they "need" is beyond me. Pants hanging off the bums phones sprouting from their ears & the inability to carry on a conversation has me concerned for the future. I'm thankful that at least my son is not totally ruined & is a sweet darling boy without droopy drawers able to converse & rather a good thrift/resale shop with a bargain then pay full price now if I could somehow remove the cell phone from his face I might be able to see how handsome he is. Hope Stewy is well today.

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  3. Agree with you on all points - 100%.

    I hope you and the boys enjoy your day.

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  4. I once read, "The greatest judgment God can give us is to let us have our own way" Sooner or later we wake up to discover we are not as savvy in life choices when we are
    given free reign as we might have been if humbled by
    humility. We should not be surprised...wisdom is no longer
    given credence..."don't burden me with real reality"
    We are seeing the effects of dumbing down America....
    Thank goodness there are still a number young people who have caught the message of true self-esteem and service
    and are "adulting" (great word, Coni.) May you and the boys have a relaxing day.



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  5. There is absolutely nothing wrong with how your mind works! I couldn't have said it better myself.

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  6. To quote Someone, "If you don't want to get your panties in a bunch, don't wear panties."
    Your words and stitching are beautiful. Love and Hugs for you and the fur boys.

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  7. Love your stitching! And your thoughts on "things."
    Lochte is a disappointment in many ways... but it's knowing that the lunk will be remembered for his bad behavior, and not all of his accomplishments, that is just very sad.
    And kids and their phones... you've said it perfectly!!
    Have a happy Sunday night.

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  8. I love these editorials of yours, Coni. I couldn't agree with you more! You go!!! Hugs & Prayers, -Cathryn

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  9. Go Coni. Your thoughts mirror mine. Your stitching is beautiful. I, too, have enjoyed the Olympics and some extra stitching time - enough to actually finish 2 WIPs.

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  10. My thoughts exactly! My oldest niece is headed to college & I'm fortunate and thankful that she is a grateful, respectful, hard working girl! OGS is looking fabulous!

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  11. I agree with you on all points. Notre Dame football is getting such a bad reputation. Did I hear only one was kicked out?? Lochte has become fodder for mean spirited radio talk show hosts but I just think it' is sad and tragic for him to have stupidly ruined his bright future. And yes, my husband and I are using all of our retirement on our daughter's education. She's getting a good one, and is appreciative. But it's hard watching the money dwindle.

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  12. It is gorgeous!! And I agree with you on all points!

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  13. I have given some thought as to why synchronized swimming might seem creepy. It doesn't to me, in fact I love it and wish we had gotten fuller coverage, but it may be the music that some of the teams used. It reminded me of music I used to hear when watching ice dancing. The Australian team had great music though. I also loved rhythmic gymnastics and would love to have seen more of it. They have the most beautiful costumes, even better than the ice skaters! I am volunteering to be the costume judge for both synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics! Can't imagine what those costumes cost. They said the bejeweled leotards the U.S. artistic gymnasts wore cost over $1,000!!

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  14. Well put. Keep on stitching, can't wait for the bug reveal.

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