Thirteen things on Friday the 13th. Yes, another fucking list.

Look.

I think I’m doing pretty good to have already published one list-less post this week, under the circumstances.  And the circumstances are that I CAN’T FUCKING WRITE.

So here’s another fucking list:

1.  I realize “fucking list” is ambiguous.

2.  I re-wrote my “ABOUT” page today.  That was hard.  I hadn’t revised it since the very first day of my blog – you know, back when I had a job, my artistic genius mom (with great hair!) was alive and my son still sometimes lived at home.  Heavy sigh.  So many changes!  Big ones!

3.  I went scuba diving on Tuesday for the first time this year.  It was my friend Linda’s first dive ever.  She’s in her 60’s!  She did so well and I am so amazed at her passion for life.  I hope I’m still trying new things when I’m in my 60’s.  I also hope I look as good in a swimsuit as she does.  Holy shit.

4.  Diving helps me put things into perspective.  I can’t really put it into words right now, it just does.  The ocean is vast, I’m small.

5.  Then I got a really bad sore throat/head cold and laid in bed for two days.  Being sick is no fun.  I wanted my mommy.  Which is weird because my mom was not the kind of mom who took really good care of you when you got sick.  She would be like “here’s some Coke and some grapes, call me if you need anything” and then she wouldn’t answer her phone.  STILL.  At least I used to get to tell her I was sick and she would at least feign sympathy.  I miss that.

6.  On the other hand I got to watch a bunch of Six Feet Under episodes.

7.  WHY DIDN’T I KNOW ABOUT SIX FEET UNDER WHEN IT WAS ON TV?  What else have I missed?!?

8.  I have cable (“Cablemas”) here in Mexico, but I don’t have many U.S. channels and I can’t figure out how to increase the volume on my TV so I never watch it.  Note to self:  Cancel Cablemas!  I rely on iTunes for my television/movie viewing.  Which is great and also very expensive after awhile.  I need to figure something else out.  If I stay here I will look into getting some kind of satellite service.  That’s what all the Canadians seem to be doing.

9.  Have I mentioned that there are lots of Canadians here?  There are.  And now I kind of wish I was Canadian.  It has a certain cachet.  Exotic, but not too exotic.

10.  And I read the book “Happy Baby” by Stephen Elliott. (No, that’s not an affiliate link, I don’t know how to do affiliate links)  I loved the book, but it’s definitely not for everyone.  It’s disturbing.  While it’s not the entire thrust of the story (or maybe it is) the main character spends way too much time being bounced around the juvenile justice system — foster care, group homes, locked facilities and horrible bad shit happens and his guardian ad litems (3 or 4 of them) sucked.  Which triggers all my shit about being a guardian ad litem and feeling like nothing I did could help and that the entire system sucks.  The author was in the delinquency system from age 13-18, so I’m guessing much of what he’s writing about is based on his real life experiences.  Anyway.  If you dont mind graphic violence, drug use, BDSM and straight up sexual abuse, check it out.  Let me know what you think.

11.  I haven’t been in the sun since Tuesday and my tan sucks.

12.  I’m wondering if 2012 is going to be the year that I finally get my shit together.  Whatever that means.  It’s already mid-April.  Or, it’s only mid-April.

13.  Wouldn’t it be funny if I finally did get everything together and then the world really did end on December 21, 2012?  No.  No it wouldn’t.

xoxo,

kim

p.s.  it just occurred to me that perhaps i should use the whole 2012/end of the world thing as motivation to write.  i mean, i want to write a book before i die, right?  who am i kidding?  even that won’t work.

p.s.s.  note: i haven’t been locked up inside my house for two days.  i had to go out to get popsicles.  twice.  🙂

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3 responses to “Thirteen things on Friday the 13th. Yes, another fucking list.

  1. Sue T

    Hi, Kim,
    This wasn’t writing? Coulda fooled me.

    In honor of the above, the following:

    1. Friday the 13th never sucked (for me) before today, but I got distracted listening to politics on the radio and put a contact lens in my eye without washing off the cleaning solution. Owwwwww. Never do this. The doc said, “Your cornea looks like it’s been stuck with thousands of tiny pinpricks.” I now have three kinds of eye drops, no-lenses-til-further-notice warning, and a followup appointment on Monday.
    2. Six Feet Under was a great show, glad you found it. You’re watching it on the Internet? Where & how?
    3. I ordered “The Untethered Soul” — thank you!
    4. You asked … I scubaed (sp?) at Grand Cayman and Oahu. Floating, no diving. Wimpy. Sore ears is my excuse, I think.
    5. Getting your shit together can take just as long as it takes. For example, I’m finally getting my seven years worth of income taxes filed. And five years of my Mom’s. Plus her estate. With a lot of outside assistance. Did you know that tax refunds are only available for 3 years? Don’t try to find out. I hope you have tax assistance down there or somewhere.
    6. Would you like me to send you some of the Breathe Easy and Throat Coat teas I use to head off or reduce colds/sore throats? I bet you won’t see them in Mexico, either. The local curandera may have the ingredients, though.
    7. I have cousins living in Canada. Does that count?
    8-11. Library is closing, computers are shutting down.
    12. When I get my shit together, I will power up my laptop, get it recharged, sign onto my never-activated cable company internet line, install the software, and stop having to worry about the library schedule.
    13. When I really get my shit together, I will take you up on your office to visit and scuuuba.

  2. Two of my favorite things: lists & Friday the 13th. I especially love your lists. Always endlessly entertaining.

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