Thursday Ten: Some Days Are Like That Edition

1. Sometimes I have a truly fantastic time at guitar lesson, other times (like today), I can’t seem to wrap my head around the most basic of concepts and can’t seem to get my fingers and brain to work in conjunction and then it’s all garbled crap. And those days are hard. Still working on Beethoven, and then some funky notes and I had to figure out the counting and the picking and it was one of those times where even after I said something, I had zero understanding of what it was that I just said and even less understanding in how I was going to execute it. Fantastic. Fantastically crappy.

2. New music of the week. TONS. Tons and tons and tons. I can’t list it all – but basically, in a quest to build a workout playlist for my 101 List, I listened to a lot of amazing music last week — and my iPod is a little happier for the process.

3. When I dropped Pumpkin off at school today a little boy rushed up to meet us – so excited to see my little girl. He said several times, “She’s my girlfriend!” My girl? She walked right past him without paying him any attention. Huh. That’s awesome. She can keep ignoring boys til she’s 25. Fine by me.

4. We have some serious snow falling now. I ventured out for my guitar lesson not realizing that the roads had gotten so craptastic since dropping off Pumpkin – but yikes! Slippery. Now big fat flakes are falling and I’m not liking it. Really, winter – you can be done anytime.

5. Speaking of… Groundhog’s Day is coming up. If that stupid little rodent says there’s going to be a longer winter, I may have to take a road trip to Punxatawny (seriously, is that how you spell it? No clue, and I’m not up for Google) to bludgeon a groundhog*.

6. Today might be a perfect day for some Five Minute Chocolate Cake. I have a four pound bag of chocolate chips in my pantry beggin’ to be used (don’t ask why I have so much chocolate chips, I just do).

7. One of my things on my 101 List is to get my karaoke on. Let me be clear: It’s not because I think I have a surplus of singing talent that needs to be shared with the world. Oh no. No no. Though I don’t think I would make a “worst ever” list, I’m less than fabulous BUT – I love karaoke (because I’m a dork). What is your favorite song for karaoke? Seriously?

8. I’ve decided I need a shirt that says “because I’m a dork”. I say it a lot. I’m dorktastic. I embrace it. Maybe it’s time to get the puffy paint out.

9. Somehow, I have a sneaking suspicion that school is going to be closed tomorrow. I hope to b e wrong.

10. After finishing “Revolutionary Road”, I picked up Candace Bushnell’s “One Fifth Avenue”. Just so you know, I am knee deep in a complete fluff read and though it’s not as good as “Sex and the City”, so far it’s better than “Lipstick Jungle”. But honestly: Fluff. I should be embarassed, but I’m not. So there.

*Disclaimer: I love all animals and would not really bludgeon one. Even a stupid groundhog who deserves it.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. If you decide to take out the giant rat (ie Puxatawney Phil), give me a call. I’ll be your wing man…uh, woman.

    And I have to say that if you puffy painted a shirt announcing your dorkiness, that would be fantastically dorky! Napoleon Dynamite dorky! I love it.

  2. FW – I haven’t forgotten that I owe you interview questions! I’ll get ’em to you!!!

  3. The Courteous Chihuahua says
  4. Totally unrelated to this post: Today I heard the Dixie Chicks sing Rainbow Connection on XM Radio Kids. It was awesome & I immediately thought of you. Don't know your opinion of the DC's, but it was good.

  5. I’ll have to check it out.

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