Doing Things Is Exhausting

Posted By on September 30, 2008

There are a lot of bloggers who will say that if they have nothing to blog about, they just won’t write. Why subject your audience to crap just so that you put a blog post up? I’m the exact opposite. If I don’t write semi-frequently, I get out of the habit. And it makes it that much harder to get the motivation to start it up again. I work better when I have to push through and get words down on screen. Because eventually I will write something interesting and/or funny again. (I’ve been doing this almost two years and I’m still waiting.)

Well, that is the idea. I mean sometimes I just have nothing to say. I’m pretty sure that’s where Bacon and Death Is Not An Option came from. Because if I don’t stick to a routine and write every evening, then I will most likely get distracted by something shiny or a re-run of The Cosby Show on TV and then just damn it all to hell.

This is basically a long way of saying that I have not had much going on in my life. I was going to write last Thursday night until I decided I wanted to read all 600 pages of New Moon in one day. Yes, one day. And I was only up until 2 AM. That means I didn’t watch any of the new premiering television shows. I read a book instead! What the hell is wrong with me? I skipped The Office and Grey’s Anatomy for A BOOK?!?!

I decided I’m taking a break from the Twilight books right now. As Kerianne suggested, that I totally agree with, there is crack on those pages of those books. How else can you explain that I, of the easily distracted-ness of all things shiny, could sit down and read a book in JUST ONE DAY? Crack is the only explanation. Crack is wack.

Then I was going to write this weekend, but I was too sad with my bank collapsing. At least Chase bought it out and my money is safe. But I’m wondering how my bank went kaput when I have funded at least one branch solely on my overdraft fees alone. Where did my money go, WaMu? WHERE? That is so not WOO HOO at all.

This weekend I was actually very busy. I went up to visit my brother and sister-in-law and the world’s cutest kids, my nephew Noah and my niece Skyler. We celebrated my birthday with cake and ice cream and pizza and quesadillas and snow cones and more cake and then some candy. And I wonder why my pants don’t fit. Good thing I’m unemployed and can wear elastic waistband pants.

We didn’t eat that in one day. I was up there all weekend, from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening. It was a busy weekend. Saturday we had my nephew’s soccer game, where Skyler and I spent the whole game running up and down the hill. Skyler does not get easily distracted as we did this for about 20 minutes straight.

And Noah tried to score some goals on the field.

After soccer was the Family Fest in their neighborhood, which had a ton of those inflatable, bouncy things for the kids, which meant I took my niece around to all of them over and over and over. There were also pony rides and free snow cones, which was nice, since it was like 85 and sunny and I was a sweaty mess.

After the Family Fest, we went to an 11-mile corn maze in the middle of nowhere.

It was actually pretty interesting. It would have been more interesting if I had been drunk, but it was an event for Noah’s Cub Scout pack. It got really dark out there, which is kind of weird to be in a maze full of corn towering above your head and not able to see your hand in front of your face.

On Sunday we had a birthday party for a neighbor (yet another event I crashed throughout the weekend) where there were cupcakes.

Overall it was an excellent, yet exhausting, weekend. It was just what I needed.

Although I was quite excited I didn’t have a job to go to Monday morning because I needed a few days of sleep to rest up from the weekend. I don’t usually do that much stuff in a month, let alone in a few days.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


22 Responses to “Doing Things Is Exhausting”

  1. Melissa says:

    Your niece is adorable! Sounds like you had a busy weekend.

    As for the corn maze? Aren’t you daring. Corn in the dark? Yeah, not so much!!

    Melissas last blog post..Get On the Bus, Gus…

  2. Mahnee says:

    Ummmm…corn maze looks very scary. Too all that CORN!

  3. I agree; that sounds like excellent therapy. Especially the cute kids part!

    Jen on the Edges last blog post..Status update: Jen is feeling spy-like.

  4. I really don’t know where kids get all that energy. I’m exhausted after hanging out with my sister’s three kids.

    Dutchess of Kickballs last blog post..Kicking Balls

  5. Candy says:

    I agree with Mahnee…Children of the corn and all that. No way man.

    You’ve just reminded me I have nothing to write about. Thanks for bursting my blogging bubble for the day. Is Bacon busy?

    Candys last blog post..A Long Story. Maybe you should bring a snack. And wear comfortable shoes.

  6. Ashmystir says:

    I’ll miss WAMU. Chase better not charges me fees for crap I got for free at WAMU.

    Ok you’ve convinced me that I need to get that book Twilight.

    Ashmystirs last blog post..devil’s advocate…

  7. Molly says:

    Gotta love the Corn Maze – the first one I ever went to was the night before Halloween, and people in masks came sneaking out of the corn (I had nightmares for weeks!)

    And on a happier note, you’ve inspired me to write today.

    Mollys last blog post..I STILL Heart Donnie Wahlberg

  8. That corns maze looks crazy creepy, there’s NO WAY I would do that drunk!

  9. Noelle says:

    I feel like maybe if I don’t have anything to write about, I should just make up something. Or walk through a corn maze.

    Noelles last blog post..Your fibula is showing

  10. The Hubster deleted The Office because the DVR would not let me me record that and Grey’s while he watched the USC game. Yeah, we had a clarification of values summit over why he chose to delete The Office and not Grey’s. I think it went something like “The Office is stupid”. WHAT??? NBC saved my marriage by putting the episode on the computer.

    Grey’s…I still hate Meredith but Christina and Callie and the hot guy from “Rome” saved the day!

    Looks like I will be joining you in Elastic Waist Pants City.

    thec oconutdiariess last blog post..You Rock!

  11. Ann Marie says:

    You can’t take a break from the Twilight series now! The next one, Eclipse, is the best one of the series (IMO).

  12. Lara says:

    So wait – did you have to walk through 11 miles of maze? Or, maize? (har har)? Because that sounds kind of miserable. Even if drunkity drunk.

    Laras last blog post..This is probably only interesting to me.

  13. Mouncie123 says:

    What take a break from the books I couldn’t…I just finished Breaking Dawn the last one it rocked. I will tell you Eclipse was the slowest one for me. The kids have grown sooo much, wow. I remember when Skyler was just a little baby.

  14. heather... says:

    I live by the words of the great philosopher Homer J. Simpson, who so wisely said, “It is better to watch people do stuff than to do stuff.”

    heather…s last blog post..New Tricks

  15. slynnro says:


  16. Alice says:

    i’ve always wanted to do one of those corn mazes, except i sort of feel like i’d start to panic after like 10 minutes..

    Alices last blog post..drums & floods

  17. Vanessa says:

    There was a pony? And a corn maze? That rocks!

  18. Evil Genius says:

    You skipped the season premier of THE OFFICE for a BOOK???

    Pfffft. And I thought I knew you.


    Evil Geniuss last blog post..Of Asses and E-Coli

  19. Scarlet says:

    I’ve never been on a corn maze, which is pretty crazy since there EVERYWHERE around here since I live in the boonies.

    Scarlets last blog post..Television

  20. s.v. says:

    yay children of the corn!

    i understand what you mean about having to make yourself write an entry no matter what, or you’ll fall out of the habit. i’m so prone to laziness, i should have been a panda. so now, i can just post pictures of my yarn monkey when i have nothing interesting to write about.

    (charlie & bacon should get together sometime, write an advice column. it would be great fun!)

  21. beatnikchik says:

    Maize mazes are the best!

    beatnikchiks last blog post..preoccupied

  22. Kim says:

    Hi, Kristin!
    I’m doing some catching up here, you know I hardly ever take the time to go on the computer! I love the pictures! I had to comment on this post! See you soon, hopefully!!!

    Love ya,