formerly Diane's Addled Ramblings... the ramblings are still addled, just like before, and the URL is still the same...
it's just the title at the top of the page that's new

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sigh...

I made a rather disturbing discovery this morning. My life is incredibly boring. Well, OK, I didn't actually discover that this morning (I've known it for some time, really... though I do forget on occasion), but it hit home today. You see, I've been sitting here for a little while now, thinking about writing some sort of post, which you'll note I couldn't do yesterday, as I had nothing interesting to say then either. Now, upon finding my brain blank all day yesterday (not that unusual on a Monday, really), I thought to myself, "Self, tomorrow you'll have something interesting to say." But I got up this morning and after a couple of hours of Blank Brain Syndrome, I thought to myself, "Self, you clearly live the most dull existence in the history of existences." And I sighed.

Sigh.

How can one spend 10 days offline, presumably to actually live life, and have nothing to write about at the end of it? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

Sigh.

On the up-side, the weather has warmed up. Well, it's a bit chillier this morning, but that's cool. Ha ha ha ha ha... cool... get it? See, it's cooler than it was the other day... which is cool... oh, never mind. Anyway, it's been a bit bizarre, really. A week ago Sunday, Ryan was skiing in a snowstorm. It was about 2 degrees and I had to drive home that night at 20 mph, as the roads were snow-covered and slick. Exactly one week later, it was 72 degrees when I got her all stuffed into her ski boots and pointed her in the direction of the lift house. Bizarre. She found she doesn't like skiing in slush. Well, to be specific, she doesn't like falling in slush, as when it's too warm for a ski jacket, significant parts of her aren't covered in waterproof material... not pleasant.

Here's something funny (or not)... I heard an ad on the radio this morning for the Virginia Heritage Market. It's this big building on the outskirts of town that houses all sorts of small, local craft/retail businesses. The guy on the radio said, in a very country-fied sort of accent, "Whether you need you some grape jelly (pronounced 'jell-Eh') or a new rifle, we've got it at the Virginia Heritage Market!" How cool is that? You can get your sweets and killin' machines, all in the same place!

Sorry. I told you, I got nothin'. I'm going to just quit while I'm ahead. Hope your Tuesday is more exciting than mine.

Sigh.

23 comments:

Annie K said...

You're life is about exciting as mine. Although we don't have the Virginia Heritage Market....

blognut said...

I think I want to hear anything you have to say regardless of whether or not you feel it's boring.

I rather like the idea of this Virginia Heritage Market. I want to go there and put grape jelly in the killin' machines.

Sorry Ryan got a bit soggy last week, but I'd prefer that to skiing in 2 degree weather any day.

Protege said...

Hehe Diane, welcome to the club.;) My days are so booooooring and last week I wrote tons of strange posts and suffered a big nasty blog block too.;)) So no worries there.;))
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post, and laughed very much particularly when reading about 'sweets' and 'killing machines'.;)))

Jane! said...

Welcome back! We missed you.
I think this must be weird weather year. I hope Ryan finds some middle weather to ski in. We just got about 2 feet in the mountains. Yay!
You are SO lucky! We don't have a Heritage Market out here. We have to buy our sweets and killin' machines at plain ole Wal*mart.

Jenners said...

This is what memes are made for, silly! I dare you to do the one I did yesterday! HAHA!

And we had that same psycho weather -- a "Nor'easter" (term used by the hysterical weather people) and then sweating in t-shirt!

swenglishexpat said...

I enjoyed reading your "nothing"! What is less than nothing by the way?

LMN said...

Well - I, too, am relieved to know about the sweets AND killin' machine place. That is one-stop-shopping indeedy. Also, I do love the quote at the top of your blog right now. I am going to borrow it. Welcome back!

Drama Mama said...

OK...this confirms it...WE need to get together for a girls day and maybe hit the tobacco company for some wine while listening to a good band! Let's. do. it.!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I am with all those folk upstairs that love you, Diane, whatever you post, darling!

This was interesting, fun and the market is a little scary! Do they do Milk and Alcohol too?! xox

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Your very own store for grape jelly and rifles? Oh.my.goodness. That's priceless. Because ya know, rarely a day goes by that I'm sitting and holding my rifle that I don't think- hey, where's the grape jelly?

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Oh my I must put the VHM on my list of places to go before i die.

I love me some jelly and guns.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

LOL..I think what you wrote was amusing enough. Hey, look at it this way you just gave many of us something to reach for: Jelly and Guns under one roof!!

"Greenfingers" said...

I wish I could post with nothing to say but still say as much as you Diane! Talking about the weather is soooo English to!!

mo.stoneskin said...

The good news is there is always the weather. I may have to prepare some weather posts myself for one of those Block days!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Pretty good for a nothing post...

Nobody likes skiing in slush. Knees tire very quickly in slush, especially old knees. And if you're going to get wet, you might as well try pond skimming.

The Virginia Heritage Market might give new meaning to jelleh shots ?

Michelle said...

On 3

1 - 2 - 3

SIGH!!!

I love you Diane!!!!

Heather said...

I guarantee that your life is WAY more interesting than mine, so don't feel too bad, k?
And that's a pretty wide range of goods they sell there at the Virginia Heritage Market... impressive! :)

Sam_I_am said...

I've decided that I need to have kids to have anything to write about. Hope tomorrow is more interesting!

blueviolet said...

Nope, you've still got my Tuesday beat. My life is about as dull as it can get. I'll take your dull over mine anytime. And since your hands don't look fat when you look at them, I'll take those too.

hebba said...

I love reading about your nothing. I like to jazz my life up a bit, but really it's: get up. go to work. work out. come home. eat. blog. repeat.
It's just the funny things that go on INSIDE your head, eh?

Lisa said...

honey i dont care if your write about nothing, as long as you WRITE.
last week was LONG diane and i hold you personally responsible for the amount of housework i got done !!!
talk about letting the side down !!!!

lol
Lisa xx

blueviolet said...

These things do last for days, don't they? I rely on memes all the time.

Mel said...

My Tuesday, while not exciting, was eventful. I reckon I'll give you a call about it sometime this week.