My Pensieve

It's been awhile since I've done a random thoughts post or a list, so, how about a List of Random Thoughts? Why yes, that sounds lovely if I do say so myself.  

  1. I went out with friends on Friday night and came off as Mama Superior about high fructose corn syrup. It started off innocently enough when a friend was talking about buying corn flakes and I was like, "Oh my god! Have you found a good brand without high fructose corn syrup?!" The look on her face said, "shut up" and then the rest of her said it shortly after that. 
  2. During that same little drinking party, we talked for a very long time about Cap'n Crunch. There is a special place in my heart for people who can spend an evening discussing breakfast cereals and their associated characters with the same passion reserved for serious political discussions.
  3. Is it Pigs in a Blanket or Pigs in Blankets? I think it should be Pigs in Blankets because it's not like they all share one blanket. They each have their own. Anyway, I'd never eaten them until this weekend and - let me just say - they go down quite easily with a good beer. I ate so many at my friend's house that I actually oinked a little when I left. 
  4. I have decided that being a middle school principal just might be worse than being a social worker.
  5. If you ever need to spill something on someone or trample someone at a crowded restaurant, pick me! I'm the best. I am gracious and overly kind. This server spilled beer all over me when I first arrived at this parent gathering and he barely even said that he was sorry. I was all, "No problem! I probably would have done that myself in a few hours anyway!" Then, I laughed a little bit too heartily and wandered off to spend the next two hours with parents who were probably thinking, "Poor Zeca...her mother's a lush" because I smelled like I'd been on a Beer Bender.
  6. It takes approximately 1½ quality beers to release my inner extrovert.  
  7. Just when you think the cold weather, gray skies, sickness and fatigue have made things as bad as they can get, things can get more depressing... if you watch The L Word.
  8. Don't forget to put a pull-up on your 3 year old before bed. They get pissed off - literally and figuratively - and you are left to clean up the mess.
  9. When you forget to put a pull-up on your 3 year old before bed and are faced with sodden sheets, don't call yourself "stupid" even if the child is in another room because you will get a lecture the next morning about using a "bad" word. You know you've hit bottom when you have a little kid standing before you, shaking her head and saying in the most disappointed tone, "Really mama..."
  10. Since I am neither the Executive Director of the Screen Actor's Guild or a newly appointed federal judge, I clearly did not get my money's worth from my four years at Grinnell College. I think I should sue which reminds me of the time my mother threatened to sue Grinnell for turning me into a lesbian. I wish she was still around because I would totally call her today and remind her of that story and see if she thought it was funny now.


This week is going to be crazy at work but I do plan on posting. My problem is that I don't have time to think of my own ideas. I want you to come up with ideas for me. Some might call this lazy but I like to call it clever. So, I will blog on the topics suggested by the first 4 people to comment on this post. Anything goes people....