Monday, January 16, 2006

It's all very random. Shocking, I know.

Another conversation I had Friday night.

A: How come you’re so handsome?
*No answer*
A: You’re so cute when you smile…
*No answer*
A: You’re such a sweet boy!
*No answer*
A: You’re such a good baby. Yes. Who’s a good baby? YOU are. Look at you – look at that big smile! Awww. You’re so precious. Yes you are.

Yup. That was the conversation I had with the 2 month old baby I was babysitting on Friday night. Ha. Did you think I was having a sad, one-sided conversation with a guy who had absolutely no interest in me? Of course not. I did that SATURDAY night. Oh no I didn’t. Ah ha ha! I crack myself up. Seriously, he was such a sweet baby. He didn’t fuss or cry or anything. I rocked him and held him until he fell asleep and then I laid on the couch, watching t.v. with him asleep on my chest until his parents got home. I was going to put him in his bed, but I just couldn’t. Babies are awesome.

Why do I have such expensive taste? I’ve been looking for a headboard for my bed. But I’ve run into two problems with that. The first is that all the beds that I like are over $1,000, which, unless I get a financial windfall in the near future, pretty much rules out my getting those beds. And second? I can’t decide what I want. I’ve always wanted a sleigh bed, but then there are a bunch of different styles of that. Do I want my room to have a Cape Cod-esque theme, thereby forsaking the sleigh bed? How do I feel about Mission furniture? Do I want dark wood? Cherry? Mahogany? No oak. I don’t like oak. Maybe I don’t get a headboard at all and create a sort of headboard LOOK using picture frames or something like that. Oh the decisions.


Sunday nights at the grocery store are a study in sociology. There are all the single girls over in the produce section, buying fruit and vegetables and things to make salads. There were no less than four of us, picking out avocados and apples and other delicious things that unfortunately, aren’t Oreos. What? We’ll be over in the ice cream section later where we’ll be picking out Ben & Jerry’s. I mean, sugar-free popsicles. Then there’s the obviously single guy in his sweat pants carrying ten Totino’s party pizzas. I’m not kidding. I laughed after he had gotten past me. There’s the couple arguing about salad dressing. They’ve obviously been together for a while. Then there’re the cutesy couples who still hold hands and compromise on what they’re going to buy. Precious. And of course, there’re the bag boys who are discussing the fact that they both got expelled from high school for upwards of seven months. Neat.

Anyway, hope everyone had a great weekend. Hopefully you have today off. I do not. I'm not bitter though. Nope. Not bitter at all, bitches. What? I meant have a lovely day.

18 comments:

Alice said...

oh amber. i feel your pain. aren't people, like, required to give us off today?? i'm SO TOTALLY NOT BITTER to be here either, incidentally. nope. not me. F*@KERS. heh! oops!

Sass said...

Fine then, I'll say it. It's days like today I wish I worked in the financial district and had the checking account to support my shopping habit.

Going in to a meeting now. Grrrrr..

C. said...

I'm off today... Thought I would rub it in a little bit..:) Playing in a golf tournament today and tomorrow...Hope you have a great day today babe...

C.

C. said...

Wow, I just noticed I have made the final cut to be put on your link list..:) This is a proud moment for me:)

C.

Kellie said...

I have also just recently realized that i, too, have expensive tastes.

I always realize this when I go out to eat, or to the grocery...and of course, clothes shopping.

beckibee said...

I have the day off, thanks for wishing me a lovely day! It will be full of FUN. And by fun, I mean laundry.

Anyhoo. Try bizrate.com for your headboard. Know my cherry sleigh bed? I got it for $250 by looking on that website and it linked me to a local place. There is less of a financial success sotry re: the heavenly mattress system (tm).

Casually Me said...

Just rediscovered your blog, how did I misplace such quality? Thanks for the blog.

Hope said...

There's a headboard I desperately want at Pier One. It's only like $300, but I realize if I buy it, it will make all of my other crappy furniture look, well, crappy.

I don't have the day off either! Lucky us!

The Other Half said...

i'll be hanging out in the frozen pizza section if you need me...

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dasi said...

Yup, I’m stuck at work too. But the good news is since dad works for the State, he gets the day off and can watch his granddaughter for me and save me daycare money! Although it would be better if I was off too… And about the bed? Charge it. Life’s too short. ;)

Cheryl said...

I'm at work too. We'll al get through it together. I love your description of the grocery store! It's so true. Get the sleigh bed!

Kyahgirl said...

yeah, the grocery store is interesting...I love airports too. :-)

good luck on the bed thing, I think you could do something really creative with a 'faux headboard'

Okie said...

Totino's? Gross. This single guy prefers the Red Baron classic. Mission style is my fave but if you've always wanted a sleigh bed, then hold out.

Whinger said...

We got our bed on Overstock.

Can't beat $3 shipping for a bed.

Marie said...

You crack me up! I have expensive taste as well, darn it. Hmmm... Oh, and you're right about the grocery store. I love to people watch as I'm doing my shopping. Do you have guys trying to pick up on the ladies in the produce section? ;) It is something I see at my store quite a bit!

Miladysa said...

I love people watching!

Was Monday a 'national' holiday in the USA?

Chief Slacker said...

I love the grocery stroe, always a great palce to epople watch. I always try and figure out what a person is like by their groceries. can be interesting sometimes :O)

Amanda said...

i used to have to rock my cousin to sleep like that whenever i babysat for him. he's six now and i still think "i used to rock that wild-man to sleep!" in a loving sort of way. love that child!