Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The June blues

Yes, I wasn't posting much in June and it was one of my "Gamer Goals" to post three times a week. But I have my reasons . . . okay, they're more like excuses, so just hear me out.

Excuse #1:
Normally the May/June/July time period at work for my territory is very quiet. I can take it easy. Relax. Blog. The busiest time is usually Sept/Oct/Nov. So far this year that hasn't been the case. I don't know what it was but my work load has gone through the roof. In this economy I guess that's good, job security and all. But it doesn't leave much extra time for blogging. I normally like to type a blog post up at work while on a break. If I don't, they might never get done except for on the weekends. By the time I get home during the week the last thing I want to do is fire up the old computer and stare at another monitor screen. On the weekends it's not so bad. If I'm busy at work that means I have less time to post to my blog. Oh well, whatever pays the bills right?

Excuse #2:
From the end of May through the middle of July it's birthday season in my family. Just in my immediate family I've got my dad, 2 brothers and my birthday in that time period. Throw in extended family and you can add a niece, a couple (or three?) of nephews and an aunt. And I'm sure I'm forgetting someone. It seems there's a certain time of year when people in my family "get busy" if you know what I mean. Since I always want to give the perfect birthday gift this time of year can be very stressful for me. And when money is tight, as it is this year, that only adds to the stress. You'll know when I just kind of give up finding that perfect gift when I give out gift cards (sorry dain, maybe next year).

Excuse: #3:
As mentioned above, my birthday is in June. I hate it. Why? Because it's a yearly reminder that I haven't accomplished all the things I said I wanted to do with my life. Am I rich and care-free? More like in debt and stressed out. Have I written a NY Times bestselling blockbuster novel? I can't even write a post on my blog. Married? Nope, single. Kids? Well . . . I do have a dog now. She's like a two or three year old so maybe.

And before all of you with kids say it's not the same things listen up. Zoe finally got into the pool all on her own the other day. Every time I've wanted to have her go swimming I've had to carry her into the pool. She's so unsure of the whole thing that she nows runs away from me when she sees me in my swimming suit (I'm sure that's the only reason). When I say her tentatively putting a foot out trying to find that first step I got all misty eyed and couldn't help but cheer her on. I'm just a big softy.

Having a birthday makes me reflect on all those things I wanted to do in my life. And when I find out that I haven't done any of them I can get very depressed. Rich? I guess I could start playing the lottery, but I don't want to waste money. Write a best selling novel? That would require getting an idea and following it through to the end (and playing less video games and writing instead). Married? I have to find single guy friends instead of you married types. Kids? Well, I do have my dog. And if I'm stress now with a new house and dog do I think adding a kid to that mix is going to make me LESS stressful? I guess that's why I have nieces and nephews. Love 'em, play with 'em, then send them home. Although I still would like to have a kid some day, but at my age those "some days" are getting numbered really fast.

Excuse #4:
Stress and exhaustion have been taking their toll on me. And now it's the heat. I waited all winter long until I could get into my swimming pool without freezing. When it was finally warm enough to get in I couldn't get the chemicals balanced properly and the water looked a little cloudy. Who wants to go swimming in that? And then there's the weeds. Why won't they just go away? I pull. I spray. I pull some more. But they just keep coming back. It's very annoying. I've got weeds growing all over the place, but can I grow any grass? Not at all. I think I just might let the weeds take over. At least they're green.

It's not like there hasn't been things to blog about. I had a front row seat for a spectacular two-for shot by c5ride. He shot a Long shot or maybe a Torque Bow that went through the head of one player and killed the guy standing behind him. Both of them were chasing me and I turned around just in time to see the shot. It was like sitting in the front row of a Gallagher or Shamu show. Too bad I didn't have a towel on me.

And I could have done a post about the new accessory I think all my male friends might be keeping handy when we play. What is it, you might ask? Why, a pillow of course. I say "of course" because my group of friends seem to have become a little "randy" lately and I'm always happy to oblige and . . . um . . . peak their interest if the conversations sways that way, if you know what I mean. If you don't, wait until your voice drops and you get out of elementary school, or at least go look for your dad's old Playboy magazines. I mean what's a little bit of *cough* innocent *cough* flirting among friends? I respect marriage vows so nothings going to happen on my end (pun intended) . . . which is why I'm probably still single. Oh well.

So anyway. Now that work has stabilized, birthday season is over and my pool is filled with sparkling clean water I think I can get back to a more normal three posts a week schedule. And boy do I have a lot to say, so stay tuned.


Kralon said...

Sounds like your family all like to have sex in September since you have a lot of births in June. Probably not something you want to think about. As far as your problems with growing grass. Google Zoysia grass. I plant it almost everywhere that I live. It is almost hassle free. It grows thick and chokes out weeds and once you get it established it doesn't take nearly as much water to keep it green. It would probably grow very well down there.

Pengwenn said...

I think everyone in my family was married in Sept or the end of August. Kai is the only exception I can think of. So it all makes sense.

We have Bermuda grass down here that grows well with little effort . . . supposedly. I have two patches in back yard (seperated by a big patch of dirt) one is growing well, the other is dead.

metallicorphan said...

LOL,best opening line ever there Kralon