Tuesday, July 25, 2006

What I could tell you

So yes. Back when I used to blog, I would tell you about stuff that went on in my life. So I’ve had a bunch of potential posts that I can’t seem to get out of my head and onto paper. They seem boring to me. I could talk about the art of making a mix cd – at least I consider it an art. Or maybe a process. Anyway. I started to write it and then I was like “wow, this isn’t even interesting to ME” and I stopped.

I could write about how I am still unemployed and I still love it and I never want to go back to work ever again. But that’s not a whole post, because I pretty much just told you exactly how I feel about that. And it was a short paragraph.

I could talk about how lately I’ve been really wanting a baby. Don’t worry, I’m not planning on getting pregnant, because the sensible side of me (yes, I actually DO possess a sensible side, believe it or not) is like “you must be CRAZY because you don’t have a husband or a job or a desire to be woken up when you’re not ready and also look at that pile of laundry you haven’t folded – you can’t take care of a baby!” And then I see my neighbors’ brand new tiny baby and I’m like “but I WANT one of those” and then my head explodes, thereby preventing any further thought about it. So no. No baby.

I could talk about how there was this guy at my church who was essentially homeless and pretty, well, overweight, and he smoked like a chimney and also didn’t shower very much. And how he recently moved to another town because he met someone and was moving in with her. Are you KIDDING ME with this? I don’t smoke and I take showers and I’m STILL SINGLE. If it wasn’t so ridiculous, I’d be really upset. Apparently, my “standards” are getting in the way of me finding a man. Although, being logical and all, there’d be no way in hell I’d be desperate enough to lower my standards that low. Yes, sometimes it sucks being single, but I’d rather be single than settle. It’s like a mantra I keep saying to myself. Or something.

Speaking of being single, I could definitely talk more about the subject of relationships, but I will not. There’s tons of material in my head about THAT, but I can’t really get it out right now. Or ever. Who knows.

I could tell you about how I sent in a request today for an application to get into the teacher licensure program here. I’ve been told that I’d be a great teacher, and so I’ll send in the application and hopefully qualify to get into the program.

I could tell you about how I’m housesitting at the hot tub house and this morning I was walking the dog out by the pond and it started to rain and it was so pretty and so quiet. I wished it would have kept going all day. And how the last couple of nights the lightning has been amazing and so I sit in the hot tub room and watch the sky light up.

I could tell you about the horrifying nightmares I’ve been having. Last night was the first time in a few days that I’ve actually slept all the way through the night without waking up scared or crying. Maybe those nightmares are the result of me not being able to express anything lately. My sleep and my blog are suffering, I tell you!

So that’s about it for now. Give some suggestions – what do you want to know? Hopefully I’ll get camp pics soon. But until then, I need inspiration. Therefore I’m leaving it to you. Don’t fail me. No pressure though. Just don’t fail me. Ha.


Mike said...

I don't recommend going the homeless way to hook up with anyone myself...seems like a longshot at best.


Being single isn't the worst thing in the world either.

Okie said...

I want to hear more about the rain and the park. That was my favorite part. Or if all else fails, just start writing bad haiku. If no one else enjoys it, you know I will.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I think you would make a great teacher. That's an awesome idea.

I wish I could think of a topic for you. Maybe I can in the morning. I am better in the morning.

The Husband said...

here's a topic:
is the strange weather the country has had recently a result of global warming?

how about this one:
who are you picking to play in the superbowl?

i really hope you get the teaching gig. i think you would make a great teacher.

Jill said...

First I was really jealous of the hot tub house-sitting, and then especially jealous that you could do that and watch the lightning, and then I got really worried that something would go terribly wrong there... but I'm still jealous.

Marissa said...

i love this post -- honestly, sometimes its fun to just write a whole bunch of stuff like this! it's like a sampler of everything going on in your life! okay -- i have been having horrifying nightmares too lately! why?! and also, i've had pregnancy wishes too! and im in the SAME boat as you!!!! maybe we need to get together and analyze this! :)

TrappedInColorado said...

Hey, Amber! I may be jobless soon and I can't believe how not worried I am about it. I will definitely take a month or 2 off when it happens. Write about your favorite LoDo hot spots. Been to the new Jazz at Jaxs? How about the new Purple Martini? I love the new no smoking laws!! Sullivans if off my list of spots since it still allows smoking due to them being a cigar bar (idiots).

BYW - great post. I enjoyed it.


Heart Of Darkness said...

Great post!

I admire you for loving to be unemployed. I myself too love it - for about one day. Then I go into overdrive, thinking "what the hell am I going to do next?" and drive myself crazy. I thrive on stress (yeah, I'm weird).

I hate nightmares - they sneak up on you, don't they? They are like unjustified threats of some kind... *brr*

Take care & waiting for your next post! :D

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

You're unemployed and blogging? I envy you.

Spaceman Spiff said...

You could post about the boot again. That was funny. Maybe the misadventures of Amber and the Boot? OOOh, I got it. What would be the ideal (but realistic) job for you if you could pick any job in the world. Realistic is a fairly loose term so you could have fun with it.

Hope said...

I used to do the same thing you're doing about the homeless guy, "If he has someone why can't I have someone???" And my friends would slap me on the back of the head and say, "But would you really want to be with HIM?" True true. So consider this a slap on the back of the head from me to you.

And I think you'd make an excellent teacher, just look at all the fun you have with your church kids!

Chief Slacker said...

I think you need a puppy :O) Might fend off the baby thing and also take your mind off the relationship stuff because it kind of is one :O)

/hugs to you!

Cheryl said...

See, the thing is that you gotta wonder what this guy's woman is like. You know?

I too think you should get a puppy.

Spaceman Spiff said...

I have a cat I can box up and send overnight. He's really sweet and mellow and would enjoy the ride. He likes to kill things though, so you may not want him. But he has no nuggets anymore, as a selling point.

Beth said...

just stumbled across your blog--good stuff!

the homeless guy story...now that's cracked out. There is certainly NOTHING wrong with having expectations bout a guy, or a relationship for that matter. I'm the same way. I like to hold out. I'm getting to the point where it's almost better to be single, than emotionally wrapped up in a relationship. Then again, I don't really have any crushes right now so that could be why, too. haha.

Edge said...

Hmm, I have so many thoughts I want to express to you.

First, I rememebr seeing a couple of people like the smoking stinky guy you described while I was in college. I wondered the same as you why love hits some and not others. I figured out when I stopped looking it hit me. We give off some crappy 'stay away' phermone when we look. Ugghhhh!

Second, please post about the relationship stuff. Short posts are just as good as long if they are relavent.

Good job on the teacher stuff. I've flirted with that myself and Fred @ Fred's World, actually made this leap. Totally worth it in my opinion. I'm looking to do it in the future.

I'd love to make a business of house sitting if I could. Especially in CO. Too cool.

As Frank Sinatra said and I think you know, "I've got the world on a string!"


Spaceman Spiff said...

melody plays . . . . "I'm hot for teacher" . . . . who sang that anyway. Wasn't it Van Halen?

I can't believe I'm the first to say that on this post.

dasi said...

I always wanted to be a teacher - basically only so I could have summers off. Since I have absolutely no patience for teaching and get frustrated when people don't understand something that is so clear to me. That said, I think you'd be a GREAT teacher - and add my vote to the "get a puppy" campaign. But ONLY if it's ok with the Inspector anf Baby Kitty, of course!

dorkus andronicus said...

growing pains are overrated. that's why i regularly slather ben-gay on my sack.

i'd bet cannolis it's all gunna work out, sista.

Romeo Jensen said...

Now wait an effin' minute here... I just read that Denver is the 'Singles' Capital of the World???

And what happened to the church secretarial job (see... Im a guy but I still pay attention*)

man... I go away for a couple months and your life goes to shit

okay... lets review

1) Amber is a Hawtie
2) Amber is smart and intelligent
3) Amber is Saved by Grace
4) Amber is a Hawtie (I'm a guy... I tend to compartmentalize and repeat)
5) Amber has a fantastic Support system aka the 'rents / friends / and fellow bloggers
6) Amber is a Hawtie (it's that guy thing again)
7) Amber has a really big chest (works for me)

now... go be happy!

*Disclaimor -- Romey recalled the church secretarial job because Amber used the word 'Boob' in the same paragraph and it caught his attention

Peter DeWolf said...

I don't want to alarm you, but your lack of ideas for a post led to an awesome post.

I so feel your pain on the whole standards thing. I have the same mantra.

I do totally want to know your thoughts on makig the perfect mix CD.

Thomas said...

Why hasn't Amber been blogging?