Things to turn into a woo girl about.

Posted: December 13, 2008 in Arizona, best things, booze, Humiliations galore, Music, vacation, Video, weekend

First, there’s this:


This number is how many days until I’m eligible to take my second Sabbatical. I won’t actually take it until several months after this number reaches zero. But it’ll be heartening to know, at that time, that I’m in “the window”. Now, with the economy the way it is, and the way our financial goals have taken a back seat to our financial floatyness, I might not be able to do anything but just sit my ass on the couch for two months and watch reruns of Roseanne on TV. Dreams of spending two weeks in Ireland, a month in Maine, and two weeks driving along the west coast, may make way for a reality of spending eight weeks rattling around the house.

But it’s TWO MONTHS. Of VACATION. Any way it ends up, I’ll take it.


Next, there’s this:


I know, I know, I’m probably the only human being in this state that’s looking forward to three days of rain. But seriously, I’m looking forward to it like a little kid looks forward to a parade. I’ve always loved rainy days, even when I lived back east and rainy weather was a more common occurrence than it is here in the desert. I love the cool weather, the feeling of dampness in the air, the way everything smells fresh and clean and taking a deep breath is a tasty pleasure. I love the dim lighting that’s relaxing on my brightly over-stimulated eyeballs.

What I’m NOT looking forward to is how the majority of drivers in this state turn into a bunch of asstards on the road when there’s the slightest hint of a sprinkle. But, eh, you take the good with the bad, right?


Finally, Calvin and I went to Darkhorse last night (after a quite excellent meal at Carrabba’s – I love date night). Linda the Karaoke Queen runs the show every Friday night, and last night when she and her husband showed up to set everything up, she made a beeline over to me and almost begged me to sing. See, the DH has regulars who have regular songs which they sing EVERY FRIDAY, and she was dying for some fresh songs to save her sanity. So I agreed to help her out with a few songs.

I don’t like singing the girly shit. I don’t like the melodic and meaningful songs. You won’t catch me singing “Foolish Games” or “What’s Up” or ANYTHING country. No way, man. I sang Skynyrd. I sang Huey Lewis and the News. And I rocked out this song:

I might have sucked. Not sure I care. I certainly was past caring last night. I heart Smithwicks.


Okay, gang, I’m going to go haul my husband’s ass out of bed so we can get some crap done around here before we head out to my friend’s party. Everybody misbehave until I get back, okay?

  1. morningaftershow says:

    I love the rain too… but I live in a rain forest. haha

  2. Kim says:

    That’s what I hated about living in FL – nonstop heat and sun. People can think I’m crazy; I don’t care. I like VARIETY in my weather, thank you. I also have a deep unnatural love of hoodies and FL weather doesn’t lend itself to them very much. I may be the only one in SC praying for snow.

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  4. iamheatherjo says:

    When they start setting up the karaoke stuff, that’s usually our cue to scoot. 😉

    It’s raining here and I’m a very happy doek…because it isn’t snow and it isn’t freezing. I looooove the rain too.

    Oh yeah, and I love YOU, too! 😀

  5. Lana says:

    I ♥ rain too, But alas as I look out my window all I see is a few feet of fluffy snow, which I secretly love as well, I suppose I have to where I live we average over 200 inches a year. Enjoy your rainy days !!!

  6. Taoist Biker says:

    My mind shut off after the word “sabbatical.” Two months of vacation? *drool*

  7. Laura says:

    Morningaftershow – I guess it’s a good think you like rain, then!

    Kim – Yes, even NICE weather gets monotonous after a while.

    Heather – What, you’ve never sang karaoke EVEN ONCE? Love you back!

    Lana – I used to love the snow, too, up until February when I was HEARTILY SICK OF IT. Where on Earth do you live that you get THAT MUCH SNOW? Alaska???

    TB – Yep, for every seven years of slaveitude we get two months off, on top of our regular vacation. So in actuality I could take three months in a row off, if I wanted. Ain’t no thang.

  8. iamheatherjo says:

    How do I say this gently…fuuuuuck no. And I don’t like when I’ve been subjected to others doing it either. Hee! 😀

  9. Lana says:

    I live in Marquette, a City in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (south side of Lake Superior) Sometimes it seems like Alaska here well you know, Without the skanky Governer and all…

  10. Laura says:

    Heather – I’d PAY to see you sing at the bar!

    Lana – Good grief, you might as well be Canadian! :: ducks ::

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