Thursday, May 3, 2012

Raining Craziness!

Whoa! You know the saying "When it rains, it pours?"  Well, I would like to adapt that to my life by saying "When shit's crazy, it's insane!"  I got about 2 hours of sleep last night (I would venture to say from about 3-5am) because of my joint pain/arthritis (knees, hips, lower back), & today I have had a crazy toddler, a crazy dog, a crazy husband, & a crazy computer... why is everyone & everything crazy at the same time?! Good thing I was able to dig deep & find at least a little bit of energy, or I would have crawled back in bed & called it quits 8 hours ago! (Actually the sense of humor has worked better than the energy itself!)  I still need to finish dinner, take the nutsos for a walk, & do our bedtime routine, before I can fully relax. I just needed to write a little bit in order to find the sanity to make it through the remainder of the day! Thanks for're my savior! ;)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gemini randomness (or, more to me than my Mama status)

So when I'm not busy being a "crunchy" (or, attachment) Mama to my energetic, adorable toddler, I am a total pop-culture junkie. I love celebrity news/gossip (E! News, Chelsea Lately, wuttt?!) & mindless reality shows (Kardashians or Jersey Shore, anyone? ...anyone??). Hip hop is still my default music genre, closely followed by Pop, R&B, & Rock. This is something I not only did not "grow out" of, but in fact "grew into" even more as technology, media, & social networking has exploded so much that we can effectively "follow" people from across the country (or world even) in real time, via Twitter, Facebook, Youtube (which are obviously my 3 favorites), or whatever strikes your fancy.

Maybe it's because I'm a Gemini, so I theoretically (or astrologically, or whatever) have 2 personalities, but I feel like the different aspects of "myself" contradict one another. I mean, yes I have a Bachelor's in Psychology & a Master's in Elementary Special Education & pride myself on using fairly legible grammar/spelling/punctuation/etc., but so what that I can speak/interpret most modern slang/ebonics like your average high school boy?  And yes, when I'm in "Mama L," or better yet "Teacher L" mode, I like to get on my soap box about being open-minded, non-judgmental, & compassionate to all fellow humans, but so what that my ringtone is a 30 second clip of a "Drake" song which happens to say the F word once & the N word 4 times?

These "contradictions" could probably go on & on.  Does this make me hypocritical? I like to call it: "well-rounded."  :P

Now, when I see Jenna Marbles on Chelsea Lately, my universe will have aligned to a degree of such awesomeness that silver unicorns will slide down rainbows & land in vodka puddles in my front yard. Weeeeeee!