Okay, that title is a misnomer. My thoughts are rarely deep, except in the Jack Handey sort of way. I was going to do a post today about having nothing to prove, but I'm not feeling it, so random shite it is! Or more like a group of "why" questions that I really don't want you to answer. I think reading The Everywhereist's WTF Wednesday, planted a seed in my head.
Why do I have a neighbor who sits in his car with the door open, and blasts music in the evenings? Why is he in his 40s and still thinks this is okay to do? Probably the same reason his little mini van barely runs, and has two different colored panels, yet sweet ass rims. I would tell him he can't polish a turd, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't know what that meant.
Why for the past two days have I left for work and seen another neighbor's dog out front in the cold? If it happens again tomorrow I'm going to knock on their door. I usually don't butt in when neighbors do weird stuff, but if I think you're neglecting your animals, all bets are off.
Why ever since I told the homies across the street, the next time one of their friends parked blocking my driveway I was going to kick my gate open so hard it destroyed whatever car was parked there, has there not even been a car parked in front of my house? I don't own the street. I just know if you block my driveway, even if I have nowhere to go for the evening, it's rude.
Why does the lady at the end of my row at work need to yell in to her phone? I am tempted every time to go and gently put a hand on her shoulder and say, "It's not a tin can and a string."
Why did i forget to download the new Leonard Cohen album yesterday? I need to do that right now.
Why, when our state is always claiming how dire the budget is, do I have a training on SMART boards next week? I'm imagining SMART boards aren't cheap. Power point presentations do the trick. This thing is totally unnecessary.
Why did I take the SSM I test yesterday and pass with a 95%, only to have to wait 'til April to be able to apply for those jobs? Now I'm going to spend the next two months obsessively looking at the jobs available in that class, and hoping there is a non-supervisory one. I REALLY don't want to be a supervisor. I just want to make the money an SSM I makes.
Why am I still bothered by the fact that someone who was supposed to be my friend, hasn't contacted me since September? I want to know why, but I shouldn't care. I should feel blessed that someone who is that inconsiderate, is out of my life. But it still hurts, and bothers me. I have left three messages and that's all I can do. I'm officially done.
Why did I forget that I had dinner plans on Friday, and I have lunch plans? Yes, I can choose healthily when I dine out, but I don't. This is going to be a high calorie weekend.
Why did the people who sit close to me in my office think the building randomly shook, when really it's that I shake my leg so hard without noticing, that the floor shakes? Now I'll hear someone ask, "Melanie, are you shaking your leg?" And I will stop and yell, "Sorry." It's one of my many strange behaviors I have no idea I'm doing 'til someone calls me on it. I also rock from side to side when I stand, like I'm trying to soothe an invisible baby.
Why did I quit drinking coffee, causing me to have caffeine withdrawal headaches all week? I know why, but right now I'm wondering if I shouldn't have decided to be a weekend drinker. I heart you caffeine!
Why was I in such a bitter mood yesterday, that I started thinking lame thoughts about my boyfriend, only to wake up this morning to a "You're probably asleep by now, but I can't wait to see you in a little bit!!!! xxxxOOOOOoooooXXXXX" email? I am lucky, and I like these notes that totally knock me down a notch, when I get in to lame Melanie mode.
Okay, that's enough random for one day. Except the random happy picture. I love community gardens. Especially renegade ones where people don't ask, but just start a garden in the empty lot next to their home or apartment. They make me very happy.