Sunday, November 4, 2007

Well, Anyway

You know, I love my computer, and I love blogging, but lately, it just hasn't been the same. I feel I've lost my touch. Things don't seem funny anymore. I don't know how Heather does it, but every time I go to her blog, she's written a new post that makes me laugh...well, almost every time. I know you know what I'm talking about if you go there. All I do is sit down and tell my Dear Readers what's going on, kinda like a play-by-play. I think most of you like that because you like to know what's going on over here in the city of roses, but for me, it's a bit drab and boring. Part of it is because I'm stuck in this damned chair, and it's really not all that comfortable. But I'm not wasting the money to buy a chair I can't take home. I'd rather complain, thankyouverymuch.

November is supposed to be the month I try writing 50,000 words, thanks to a headsup from Dan. But I am less than motivated. I wonder if I've gotten into a routine that I don't much like. I was soooooooo excited to retire and make my time my own, but lately, I feel like I've wasted it. I've been here over a month now. I'm not exactly homesick, though I'm catsick. I feel like I'm in the way at home, though Wiley assures me I'm not.

I just went to John Mayer's blog, and it appears he's hitting the 30-mark soon, which he thinks is a good time to lose touch and he doesn't want that to happen, so he's listening to top-40 stuff. I have to snicker because I felt the same way right around that time, but being on the other side of 30, I have to say that I don't care. I used to try and tune into what the kids were listening to so I would feel young like them, perhaps relate to my nieces, but I have to be honest and tell you that some stuff out there is just crap...I would listen to it when I was younger because one of the things that makes you old is resisting change. Now, I realize that there are just some things I don't like, and that's just the way I am. So be it. I will forever love my Weird Al, which will keep me as young-feeling as I need to feel. But that little post from Mr. Mayer makes me question if I have lost touch with, well, not reality necessarily, but my old life, and if that's made me a bit rudderless and restless. Maybe I just need a haircut or dye job. But I suspect that introspection is what's needed, which means you could be reading a few things that are just a bit different, perhaps a bit darker, or maybe I just won't write quite as much. *shrugs* I don't know, Dear Reader. I feel a need to change something; I just don't know what. So there you go. Stay tuned. Come with me down an unfamiliar road. You can explore with me.


Spyder said...

A new do always helps. Start there.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. from our experience, it may be a combination of your own "rudderlessness/routine lack", trying to find your new way with someone else around when you're used to being alone more, and then doing it in a totally different environment is just mindboggling to us! so enjoy the wandering! auntie em

Anonymous said...

how cool. i just saw dixie on cara's site; she seemed so comfy with the dog! auntie em

Anonymous said...

I know when the first excitement of my retirement wore off I, too, had that "rudderless" feeling--and still do, some days. My volunteer word at STI has helped, esp preparing my "Turtle Talk" powerpoint presentation and looking for places to give it. Good Luck exploring. Aunt Tex

PS Popcorn and eggs, the onnly things I put pepper on!

JustCara said...

Just roll with it, I say. Have a bad day (or two or six) and just live life on your own terms for a while.

Oh, and more videos of TemporaryCat+PermanentDog sometime today or tomorrow.

Melinda said...

I'm looking forward to it!