Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Random

So, I'm still alive. I just haven't felt very inclined to post anything, for a number of reasons. The Christmas season busy-ness has kicked into high gear, for one thing, and I have a ton of things to do (as does everyone else, I know). Also, there have been some changes at my job, none of which were pleasant, and they have left me more stressed and drained by work than I have been in years--I was asleep by 9 pm on at least three nights this past week. But I thought I would take a minute and post some of the tidbits that have been rattling around my head these past few days.

  • Normally, we have most (if not all) of our Christmas shopping finished by Thanksgiving. Not this year! We have completed exactly one (1) person's gift as of today. So I will be venturing out bright and early tomorrow morning with my shopping-hating, crowd-loathing, traffic-cussing, impatient Husband. TO DO ALL OF OUR SHOPPING IN ONE FREAKIN' DAY. We're going here. It will be a true Christmas miracle if we don't kill each other.
  • I am supposed to be in a living Nativity scene at church this weekend. Can I tell you how grateful I am that the forecast calls for temperatures in the 40s and 50s? We have been suffering through below-average temps for weeks, and I was not looking forward to wearing all of my clothing at once, under my angel robe and wings.
  • I've never had a dream about blogging, until last night. And it wasn't even my own blog! I've written several times about JD at I Do Things So You Don't Have to, and how I can always count on her blog to crack me up. Well, last night I dreamed that JD posted a "video riddle." It consisted of three YouTube videos. One was of George Michael in the 80s, singing "Father Figure". One was George Michael today, singing a new song, and wearing his hair in a little top-of-the-head ponytail like Tom Cruise had in The Last Samurai. The other video featured a group of Japanese teenagers who dress up like bats (!) and do a song-and-dance number. In this dreamworld blog post, JD wrote that anyone who could figure out the video riddle would win a prize. I had been working on the riddle for some time, watching the three videos over and over, and I neeearly had the answer...when I was abruptly awakened by a series of rafter-shattering barks. (Patches decided he just HAD to go out and poop at 3:40 am. Thanks, buddy.) I guess I'll never know the answer to the riddle now. Also, I probably should mention that I do not drink very often or very much; the only pharmaceutical I had in my system at the time was Tylenol PM, and only one of those. I just have incredibly weird, vivid dreams when I sleep on my back.
Now that everyone has conclusive proof that I'm nuts, I guess I should get back to the million and one things I have to do. If you live in the area and hear a news story about a couple who got arrested for assaulting each other at a shopping center, it may be us.


JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, that's hilarious! I'm so sorry your dog woke you up before you could figure out the riddle. Believe me, it's a GOOD one, but I'm not giving anything away.

Seriously, "Father Figure" is one of my favorite songs.

I wonder if I could get a blog post out of this???

JD at I Do Things

absepa said...

JD: Oh, please feel free to make this a blog post if you think you can. It was just so incredibly weird, words can hardly express it. It was all so vivid--if I had a speck of artistic talent, I could draw the bat costumes the Japanese kids were wearing.

I love "Father Figure" too. I was a HUGE George Michael fan back in the day.

Kathy said...

What's it like being in a living Nativity Scene? Do you look at people who come by to stare at you? Do you move much? Does your back start to hurt after a while? I'm very curious.

"Father Figure" is one of my favs, too and love the video. I always liked that the model in the video had very small eyes, like mine. Usually models have gigantic doe-like eyes. Mine are slits and seeing that model made me think maybe my eyes aren't so unattractive.

OK, I'm getting off track here. Let's just call this a Friday random comment, shall we?

absepa said...

Kathy: Being in a living Nativity scene is loads of fun, as long as it's not too awfully cold. You can move around a bit, as long as it's not so much that it disturbs the scene. I played Mary in the past, so I was always looking at the baby Jesus (a doll) or Joseph, not at the people. The one we're doing is a drive-through, so all the people will be in their cars, which will be a bit different for me.

I remember that model! I have kind of squinky eyes, too, and it was always refreshing to find someone that was considered beautiful without the doe-eyes. I've always envied people with those eyes. Random is always appreciated here, since that's how my brain usually works, anyway!

musing said...

I can just see JD's post now: "I appear in people's dreams so you don't have to." :)

JD at I Do Things said...

Musing: Brilliant!

JD at I Do Things

absepa said...

@Musing & JD: You guys are too much fun!