A Week Into This Thing And I’m Out Of Ideas

Posted By on March 8, 2011

Well, apparently I can’t keep blogging like it is 2006 because I have run out of ideas about what to write about.

Actually, I’m sure I have plenty of things rolling around in my head, but I’m currently sitting here debating how I could chop off my legs because I’m pretty sure that would be less painful then my legs are currently. I’m currently afflicted with some TIGHTNESS in the calf muscles right below my knee. Which isn’t a problem when I’m sleeping or sitting, two of my favorite things. But sadly, I can’t do this all day as I am required to walk places – my car, the mailbox, the bathroom, the copier. And after sitting and letting these muscles get all comfy in that postition, when I go to stand up, I almost fall over. No really. I cannot straighten my leg. Have you ever tried standing and walking without being able to make your legs straight? IT IS NOT PLEASANT.

The thing that sucks is that walking makes it better. But again, I cannot spend the day walking. We have a sales conference this week at work which requires a lot of sitting. More sitting than normal. Sitting and paying attention and not thinking about your old, creaky legs.

Also, currently, I’m thinking about how full I am. We all went to dinner tonight for the sales conference, at a Mexican restaurant. The food was OK, but they made guacamole fresh in front of you tableside, and well, that is the best thing ever. So I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in chips and guac (and steak tacos) and added a sangria margarita the size of my head to the mix. Because I didn’t have to pay for it, so I might as well enjoy myself. Because I have learned NOTHING in these 3 months on WW. It’s a wonder I’m not losing any weight.

And other than that, I’m thinking that it might be a little too early to go to bed, but I want to anyway. Because as I mentioned above, sleeping doesn’t hurt my legs and I am tired. I blame that on the combination of the food/margarita coma.

Oh! I was actually going to write about what kind of music I like. Yes, I was going to write a whole post on that. Because Monday on Twitter, in a conversation about Casmir Pulaski Day, it came out that I did not realize there was a Sufjan Stevens song called Casmir Pulaski Day. And then it came out that I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard a Sufjan Stevens song. Which led to this:

Which apparently she did not know (SHE DOESN’T KNOW ME AT ALL!). Which is actually something I’ve dealt with often in my life. Apparently my 6-foot tall, pale-white ass doesn’t scream RAP and HIP HOP! Yet? That’s the majority of the stuff on my iPod. That and anything a 13 year old would listen to.

I don’t discover music. If I like a song, it’s generally because I heard it on the radio, on Sirius, on a commercial or on a TV show. Which means then it is probably already an old song to people like Ali.

So there you have it. That’s the kind of music I listen to. I like Katy Perry and Ke$ha and Pink. I’m not ashamed. I like music that is catchy and that I can sing along to.

Oh, that’s also something I do really well – I know the words to A LOT of songs! Just ask Rhi! She was shocked when I knew all the words to every song that came on her radio on my visit to Portland in the summer!

Is that weird? Did you think I was an indie rock lover? A classical music lover? Is there anything else I need to clear up? Do you also think I have three arms? Because I don’t.

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.


17 Responses to “A Week Into This Thing And I’m Out Of Ideas”

  1. Jenn says:

    A) Eat some bananas and see if that doesn’t help clear up the leg thing. 2) Hubby caught me listening to The Pussycat Dolls yesterday and was all, “WHAT is THAT?” I told him, “Shut up. I’m 13 and proud of it!”
    Jenn´s last blog post ..The Cure

  2. Mahnee says:

    You DO know the words to a LOT of songs!!! Understatement.

  3. Lisa says:

    Despite persistent exercising, I have not lost any weight on WW either. Probably because of the persistent cookie eating.

    My ipod is full of old school rap. I have very little music made after 2001. Peak years are 1992-96. Real Love by Mary J is the best song ever.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..the worst dinner in the whole world

  4. Wait – how many arms DO you have?
    Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah´s last blog post ..My Lifehack

  5. kirida says:

    Um, I only listen to Top 40 and Rap. I know so many rap lyrics, it’s hard not to quote Tupac in a work meeting when I know “Keep Ya Head Up” would really illustrate the struggles we’re having in our strategy sessions.
    kirida´s last blog post ..out of it

  6. Rhi says:

    It’s true. Your song lyric knowledge is astounding.

  7. Andrea says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only white girl in her mid-thirties with a potty mouth and an intense love of rap. Thanks for keepin it real, yo.
    Andrea´s last blog post ..Of Brain Juice and Dog Lick

  8. I have been a hard rock, heavy metal music lover since WAY back. And people just can’t seem to believe it, because they say I don’t “look” the type…..I even had one person tell me I looked more like the Barry Manilow type! *sigh*

    Give me some Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Sammy, Ted Nugent any day of the week – – Barry Manilow be damned! 🙂
    Liz J in Central Illinois´s last blog post ..Yes- I Took A Break

  9. Kristy says:

    So um not to freak you or anything but just MAYBE go get the leg thing checked out? Does it feel like a dull Charlie horse kind of ache? Like your leg has spent all day cramping and is still recovering? Does it feel like you need to stretch it or soak it in a hot tub? Because I had that and went about two weeks thinking it would get better until I woke up one morning and felt like I had broken my foot. Went to the doctor and turns out they found two clots in my lower leg. Bad combo of sedentary work, lack of exercise, birth control and smoking. Not trying to get all hypochondriac or anything but it sounds vaguely like what I had and if I can prevent anyone from going thru what I did I will gladly go around freaking out the squares!! 🙂
    Kristy´s last blog post ..31 Days- Day 9

  10. Angella says:

    I know the lyrics to TONS of top 40 songs too! We should definitely karaoke together next time we get the chance. 🙂
    Angella´s last blog post ..Body Talk

  11. Beckie says:

    If you are tapped for ideas you could totally do a DINAO post…….

  12. regan says:

    I spent an embarrassing amount of time in my late teens and early 20’s denying my love of top 40 music. Now I openly embrace that love. Ke$ha is awesome.
    regan´s last blog post ..burny

  13. Alice says:

    i have no idea how people find the time to “discover” new songs and artists. i have a lot of tv-watching to do in my spare time, thanks, and i’ll be spoon-fed whatever music the radio and my google reader tell me to listen to, and i’ll LIKE IT.
    Alice´s last blog post ..new print options! eh eh

  14. Chris says:

    I watch 90210 and I’m 43 years old. Geezzz.

  15. My legs do that from time to time. I’ve started to get used to it, so it’s amusing — as long as there is a bed to catch me when I start to fall over for no reason. Sigh. Maybe we both sit too damn much. (;

  16. Jessica says:

    Get a tennis ball and use it to massage the tightness out of your legs. 🙂 Oh, and I love me some angry rap and catchy pop myself…..
    Jessica´s last blog post ..Weird Wednesday

  17. gorillabuns says:

    i not-so-secretly love Pink and pretty much push anyone out of the way when it comes to singing her at Karaoke and Rock Band.

    One could say I’m a Pink-whore.