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Thursday Thirteen Ed. #50

July 19th, 2006

I am not blogging this week. Or next. But Thursday Thirteen beckons, and I’m superstitious. The number 13 and all. So we have, from the world-famous home of Wacky Mommy…

THIRTEEN REASONS I’M NOT BLOGGING THIS WEEK

13. Eyestrain

12. Neck hurts from hunching over the keyboard, spazztically typing

11. Kids seem to think I spend too much time on computer, and it’s… summer?

10. Apparently you’re supposed to be outside in the summer.

9. Yet once the kids got me off the computer, they then dominated it themselves (ie — watching movies on it, visiting the Big Crunchy Site o’ Fun, yelling at me to find their I Spy Fantasy game)… so who’s spending too much time on the computer, huh?

8. In spite of their yelling, feeling waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too mellow to blog with my usual furor.

7. Can’t deal with writing about the dog piss on my neighbor’s patio, which reeks to high heaven and has been an olfactory irritant since the summer we moved in here.

6. Have come up with a new plan: Take the kids to the outdoor pool. Not their wading pool, the real pool. Have yet to implement this plan. (Items needed: Cash for admission, sunscreen, swimsuits, sunglasses, goggles, arm floaty things.) Much easier to go to the indoor center where we take lessons and turn them over to someone while I go to water aerobics. Is this wrong?

5. Need to find a floral swimcap for water aerobics, so I fit in better with the 70 year olds. Large pink flowers with white centers would be best.

4. Or, figure out a way to stylishly wrap a scarf around my head and lower myself gracefully into pool, fully accessorized (earrings, necklaces, large rings) in manner of said 70 year olds.

3. Need to recall conversation starters that do not include, “No, we’re not going to the outdoor pool” or “Stop choking your father.”

2. Am unable to think up clever sex tricks to publish on Internet. Except this one: It’s kind of sexy sometimes to try to be really super-quiet during sex. Like, sneaky teenager quiet. Also, it’s awesome to pitch a tent in the yard and get it on under the stars. Also, the best, coolest thing you can do to your partner after sex is give them something I call a Worship Caress. Not like a full body massage — more like a… OK, this is tough to describe. Kind of stretch out over them, like Cat’s Pose in yoga (this website I just linked to is a little kinky, if you ask me. What’s up with the huge carved wooden skull looking thing? Would find it hard to relax looking at that…) Next, start at the top, caress and kind of just run your hands down your partner’s body, all the way to the feet. It feels great, just try it. Only don’t say “Namaste” afterward, ‘k? (Ah-ha! Three! All is not lost.)

1. Really need to find an agent and get one of my manuscripts published. The blog is just not getting the bills paid.

15 Comments

  1. Tracie says

    Summer doesn’t mean going outside—it means staying in and turning the air to a lower setting! :)

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  2. Kimmy says

    This was almost my theme for T13. Great minds…
    Enjoy your blogging vacation.
    My 13 are up…

    July 19th, 2006 | #

  3. Kailani says

    I can totally relate to # 13, 12 & 11. My daughter thinks I spend way too much time on the computer. My carpal tunnel syndrome seems to agree.

    July 20th, 2006 | #

  4. liv says

    you are too funny! :D #10 is absolutely true! and i can relate to #13 too! :)

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  5. Raggedy says

    Enjoy your vacation. I hope you feel better soon.
    My TT is up

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  6. Meredith says

    Cool list!

    My TT is up.

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  7. christen says

    no, i think its way to hot to be outside during the summertime. best to stay inside. great list though

    i’ve posted 13 too at
    http://blog.myspace.com/christengarland

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  8. nat says

    You cracked me right up with the floral swimcap one! tee hee.

    Happy T13!!

    http://natsthename.blogspot.co.....en_19.html

    July 20th, 2006 | #

  9. Lisa says

    Hahah good list – and there’s no reason you can’t say Namaste! It’s a way of honoring your partner and what you’ve shared together. (You can say it in your mind, even!)

    Love that last suggestion. :)

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  10. carmen says

    If you find an agent, tell me how you did it. I’ve been trying for months. Good comments, no representation – YET!

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  11. Goddess In The City says

    Cool list!

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  12. Mama Duck says

    Ha ha ha ha, these are great. I need less computer time too…. I mean more…. I mean……

    Happy TT, mine’s up ;).

    July 20th, 2006 | #

  13. Karen says

    BWWHAHAHA! That was hilarious! Seventy year olds really dress up to go to the pool?? :)
    My TT is up!

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  14. Pass the Torch says

    Too funny!

    Um, but you ARE blogging this week? You’re addicted like the rest of us.

    Mine’s up – about why we love Grandma’s visits.

    July 20th, 2006 | #

  15. Zipdodah says

    Awesome list. Remember you are on blogger vacation!!
    My TT’s are down…….like the 70′s swimmers’ !!
    Looking for that “perfect swim cap?” Look no further….
    http://www.wbhswim.com/swimming_caps.html

    July 20th, 2006 | #

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