Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday musings.

I've got a lot of things rattling around in my head, it's time to get them out and see if that helps me look at them differently or make a decision.

1. To tweet or not to tweet? I really hate Twitter and I'll be honest, I don't understand the point of it.  I only kind of understand Facebook. But I feel like I'm one of the last people to get on the Twitter bandwagon. Almost everybody else has one and I'm feeling like my blog and my writing could go to the next level if I got on Twitter. Thoughts?

2. I am going to start my book. It's been decided. I am such a pain in my own ass that I don't know how to start. I have three concepts of books in my head. I'm trying to decide if I should write a chapter outline then go from there. I don't think I can just write freely without structure. I'm OCD, clearly I need structure.

3. I'm going to be a legit soccer mom. Jackson is doing outdoor soccer and I'm kind of dreading it. Mostly because I know it'll be rainy and freezing on every game day. You just wait.

4. My 2013 concert season is shaping up nicely. I'm kind of excited. Right now I for sure have Airborne Toxic Event, Fleetwood Mac and Beyonce coming up. I'm going to get a few more in there before the year is out.

5. You know what I haven't done? Booked a rental car for our Florida trip. I keep going online to look for one and I start having all of this anxiety about it. Like, what if it's a piece of crap? How do I make sure I have booster seats for the kids? Why doesn't any website give me the option to pick up and drop off at the Orlando airport? Why is this so damn difficult?

6. Matt and I are going to quit caffeine in April. We're currently trying to work ourselves off it. Matt is going to struggle far more than me. His voice quivered when I said we were going to do this. The main reason for this is that soda is expensive, and I need to lose weight. Double win.

7. Also starting in April, and I'll document about this for you of course, but we are taking on the no-yelling parenting challenge. I have read so much about this in the last few months and it's basically parents who don't yell at their kids. Which I know what you're thinking- what if they start the house on fire? Do you still not yell?? Apparently you do not. Now I am going to struggle., I won't even lie. As of late I have almost no patience and Olivia's sass would turn me into an alcoholic if I even drank. But I'm realizing that it's not working. I need to switch up my game and I think I'll make it. I've taken enough parenting classes, I read a lot of useful information online and I have some books to turn to. I'm worried for Matt though who refuses to  utilize any of these things.

8. My new favorite show? Ridiculousness. I can't even explain why I like this show but I cannot stop. I need to get rid of satellite before my brain totally wastes away.

9. So I have a friend who is offering to be my personal trainer. I'm equally excited and terrified out of my mind. Not going to lie, the first thing that pops into my head is every gym teacher I have ever had who screamed at me for sucking at everything having to do with athletics. I did make sure to tell her I suck at physical activity but I want to get better. I also need to lose weight and do I know I have to do this. But again, I'm kind of scared.

10. Tomorrow I'm going to blog about the Rhianna concert, how I was almost mugged, and how I'm fairly certain I saw a body in a trunk on the highway. SUSPENSE!

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Unknown said...

Rental car---we booked it through Costco (which I'm pretty sure y'all don't have), but EVERY freaking agency is represented at that airport, b/c they loooove charging an extra 20 bucks for the um...pleasure of returning your car to the airport.

No yelling-- totally working on these kids I watch. I used to freak and yell way too much. I stopped and chilled and life is much MUCH better, and frankly, the kids listen a whole lot better now too. Good luck!

Also, good luck w/ the no caffeine. May the peace be with you...literally.

Life Love & High Heels said...

Every airport has a place to pick up a car, it's like a given. When I was in Denver though, I picked up my car from the middle of downtown. The sucky part- taking a taxi to have to get it. Suckfest. So even if it's a tad more expensive to get it at the airport (which I dont think it costs more), you're saving time and money if you picked it up somewhere else.

Twitter is....dumb. yes it is. it's a complete time-suck too to be honest. BUT everyone I read went from blogging to tweeting and that's how I stay current with bloggers. WIN.

Withdraw slowly from caffeine. SERIOUSLY. I did it cold turkey and I had headaches for a week. Super withdrawal symptoms. However, now I can fully say I am NOT addicted to soda/sugar, because it doesn't bother me to not drink it and I really don't think about it unless I know I have low blood sugar, then I'm all- get me a soda! Good luck!

ps- Beyonce is clearly going to be the top concert this year ;) I mean, it's BEYONCE. She let the superbowl open for her this year. HAHAHA

Ruth said...

I have no clue what show you are talking about. I don't watch much TV anymore. When it gets nice enough to put up an antenna, the dish is going to go by-bye. Why pay $100/month for shit you don't watch?
You can totally do the no caffeine. I do get a little in my tea, but that is about it. My husband is losing weight and I cut down his soda. He now only drinks it on his days off and it is the no caffeine kind. He works overnights and he made it. Matt can to. Willpower will see you through.
You may even find out that it helps your migraines. Caffeine sometimes makes my head hurt.

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

TWEET. Yes yes yes. I hardly ever get on Facebook because I love twitter so much. Nearly everyday I say, "you know, I really wish Sara had twitter" like when I tweeted about your amazing package to me. Btw he's missing an ear.

And no caffeine? Girl. You crazy. I stopped drinking coffee but I drink like 60 oz of black tea a day. And that's not an exaggeration. My cup is 20 oz and I drink at least three in the morning. I have problems.

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

TWEET. Yes yes yes. I hardly ever get on Facebook because I love twitter so much. Nearly everyday I say, "you know, I really wish Sara had twitter" like when I tweeted about your amazing package to me. Btw he's missing an ear.

And no caffeine? Girl. You crazy. I stopped drinking coffee but I drink like 60 oz of black tea a day. And that's not an exaggeration. My cup is 20 oz and I drink at least three in the morning. I have problems.

kimberrleigh said...

1. You should totally tweet. I can even give you a crash course in tweeting. Like legit. I've been on it since 2009 and I have like 14,800 tweets. It's alot, but it's not all what I've said but what I've retweeted too. I know the twitersphere. :P

2.Start that book girl! I think I probably have enough random writings everywhere between my 5782141 notebooks to start my own book, but I'm too lazy to try.

3. I'm sorry. I weep for your soul.

4. The only concert I have lined up for this year is JT - which is fine with me because I'm gonna go to it and meet him and he's gonna divorce whats-her-face and marry me. Life problems solved.

5. Can't help you with this one - I can only rent a car by paying out the ASS for extra insurance or whatever since I'm not 25 yet.

6. It really isn't that bad. I never drink pop (soda, whatever) anymore and when I do I get sick. It's all about telling your brain that it basically will give you cancer or some other scary shit and you give it up. Except my substitution is Sweet Tea. Which is no more healthier for you. But I'm addicted.

7. I should take this challenge, but with my cats. Because yaknow, they're basically like toddlers. Demons.

8. You need to watch Workaholics. The humor is dirty and ridiculous, but it's SO funny. Like I literally pee a little each week (season ended last week, you can watch them on On Demand or whatever you have, & the first season is on Netflix) from how much I'm laughing. It's right up your alley.

9. I want a friend who's a personal trainer. Seriously. That's my biggest downfall is not having somewhere here to yell at me to get off my ass and run. I don't even have a workout buddy. It's hard living in a new city all by yourself.

10. They need to make a TV show about some of your blog posts. I'd be hilarious. :P

carelessly graceful

Tamara said...

For a long time I was convinced that twitter was just effing stupid (and well, it kind of is still but all social media is) but I really enjoy it a lot more than facebook since it allows me to connect more with my blog friends.

And to be honest, I like more blog friends a hell of a lot more than high school "friends" on facebook.

It's good to be a little scared of a personal trainer friend because they're not going to let you slide on things & they'll push you to do better. It's going to be fine. Just embrace the want to punch them in the face (don't do it) and before you know it, your time is up & you're looking fly.

Gini said...

So many awesome things!! Sads for the no caffeine (love me some coffee), Twitter is meh (follow me @giniandtonic, only non-people follow me right now), bravo on the no-yelling challenge! BRAVO ON THE BOOK. Fuck yeah I will read the shit out of that shit. What'd I miss?

Lin said...

Tweet! I love twitter. It lets me vent & bitch at all times of the day, not just on the blog :)

You're writing a book? Bad ass. Dude, book that car. You're gonna end up walking everywhere if you dont hustle it. I've always used Enterprise, they're great.