Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Random Tuesday Thoughts of Nain


So I'm a bit short on words today and feeling unmotivated.  So rather than compose this really deep and thought provoking post, I'm jumping on the band wagon and participating in The Un-Mom's Random Tuesday Thoughts. Believe me, I have random thoughts. Lots of them. So here we go....

I woke up this morning with another headache and my stomach not feeling so well. Not cool. I'm pulling through, though, and am trying to make it through my work day as best I can. Maybe it's just a fluke. That's what I'll tell myself so that I don't get paranoid that I'm getting sick right before our weekend away.

On my way to work, every morning, as I'm sitting in rush hour traffic through downtown Indy, I have the same battle every day. Every single morning. Why can't I just listen to one radio station that plays decent music? Every time I pick a station, it seems I always come to the very end of an awesome song or they're playing constant commercials or just talking on the radio, which I absolutely hate. Eventually I give up and listen to a song that I normally wouldn't listen to, but I have no choice because it's the only thing on. So I'm constantly changing the station about every five minutes. It's very frustrating. I want XM radio like T so I can pick a station and just stay there. And I'm sorry, but I like my late 1980s/early 1990s crappy pop music, and all I want is for one station to play that 24/7 with absolutely no interruptions. Is that too much to ask?  And this morning, I turn on the radio, and the deejay is playing this sound effect that sounds like someone barfing rather violently, which honestly was the last thing I wanted to hear this morning if you see the above paragraph. 

Last night's lesson went pretty well considering. The instructor got out a basic book on technique and had me play a few exercises, which I did pretty well on so he moved to a little more advanced book. It's amazing how quickly I remember stuff. It's been 11 years, so when I'm reading the music, I have to stop periodically and ask him "Is that a B note?" or "does that mean I start with an up bow?" But hey, it's been awhile! And I have the shakiness, too, when I play, but T says I'm being too hard on myself. I am really excited to get back to playing, though. The trick will be to force myself to practice.

I came to the quick realization last night that next weekend is Father's Day. Oh crap. I haven't even thought of a good present, so I better get thinking. Any suggestions people?

Lastly, I started writing yesterday! Very exciting, right? Since Blogger was acting up yesterday and not letting me post or write comments or do anything at all, I decided to just start writing the book I've been talking about for YEARS. I have about 4 pages in. It's fiction, so I'm hoping it doesn't suck too much. T read it and said he loved it, but....he may or may not be just a tad biased. We'll see where this goes...

So those are my rambling, random thoughts for the day...come back again soon!


  1. Good luck on the book. I love reading but have never had the motivation or the brilliant idea to write about. I think that's why I blog. And for the sanity too.

  2. @VandyJ - Thanks! I've been talking about writing a book for years, since probably before law school. I just haven't found the motivation to do it, but luckily I have a good cheerleader in T who is keeping my eye on the prize :-)

  3. Oh shoot, are you serious? Father's day is that close?? Boy, am I glad I stopped by your blog today.

    If you ever need someone you don't know to read your book, I absolutely love to read. Basically, I wouldn't mind. Just throwing that out there.

    Congrats on your 4 pages :)

  4. @Lanie Ree - Thanks for you offer! I might just take you up on that because I would definitely love some constructive criticism.

    Better go shopping for father's day!

  5. Hope you're feeling better and have a wonderful weekend away!

    I have the same issue with radio stations - too many commercials! I wish they were like the DVR - you can fast forward through them or rewind if you only catch the tail end of a good song.

    I'm with you on the 'oh crap' mode - I forgot that Father's Day is sneaking up...my hubby is so hard to buy for! I guess I better get busy trying to find something good...

    RTT: Stylin', Rats, Frogs and Princss Nagger

  6. Write, write, write and read, read, read!
    Those are the best things you can do for your writing.
    I'm a professional, so listen up!
    haha Far from it, but that is some advice that I have heard. :)
    And thanks for the reminder about Father's Day!

  7. I actually wrote a little bit more at lunch time yesterday, so I have to keep it up and see how much I can get accomplished :-) Thanks for the words of encouragement!!!


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