Thursday, April 28, 2011

Please Let It Be Over

My brain is all over the place today. Every time I start a post, it turns into something else because it's just a maelstrom of emotions and thoughts. So I decided to just let it come out and be a little bit random. Bear with me.....

This past weekend, I watched my little sister get married. Not only did she look beautiful, but she looked happy. Her husband is amazing and balances her out brilliantly. The wedding was perfect and I didn't kill myself walking in heels....mostly because we abandoned that idea in favour of flats so that people would actually be looking at the gorgeous bride instead of her giant blueberry of a sister sweating like a roast pig and in danger of passing out. It's a bit surreal to think that my sister is a wife at the ripe old age of 20 but I've never been prouder. But I'm glad it's over.

Speaking of weddings, I'm beginning to think that I am the only one who doesn't really care about this Royal wedding. Actually it's a bit beyond not caring. I'm kind of stuck in the camp that would like it to please be over as soon as possible before I throw my tv out the window. If we were playing a drinking game where we had to do shots every time someone on tv mentioned the upcoming nuptials between Prince & commoner, I'd have been dead of alcohol poisoning a long time ago. Please let it all be over. Now.

We've been enjoying school holidays for almost two weeks now. I use the word "enjoying" loosely. I came into these holidays with optimism. I was looking forward to some quality time with the kids, playing the parks and having a great time. Thing is, the weather's been shit. Total and utter. Last week wasn't so bad but the kids spent most of that at a fun holiday program in the mornings and then we spent the weekend in Wellington at the wedding of the year. This week? Craptastic. In fact, we had some mini tornadoes touch down in a town not far from here and rip roofs off houses. So, needless to say, we've been cooped up. Also fairly obviously, I'm going nuts. The kids are stir crazy and they're doing everything in their power to make me go completely gray. Please let it be over.

When we moved here, we got a $2000 Honda Accord. It was a 1989 so, given that we aren't completely stupid, we knew it was an old car and was going to need some work. What we weren't prepared for was the amount of work involved. CV joints, brake lines, brakes, new tires, CV joints again, steering, alternators, blah blah blah....we fixed them all. We borrowed cars, we went without cars, we dealt with it. The latest in this long string of stuff is that the transmission is shot. Now, if this was a new car, we might consider fixing it. But it's not and I am past giving a shit, so we are giving up. We'll soon have a slightly newer car which, if the universe is at all smart, will not give us any crap. Please let it be over.

I don't usually pay tooooo much attention to what the celebudorks are up to, but I'll be damned if Charlie "I'm Winning" Sheen isn't hard to ignore. What is wrong with the guy? And people are buying into his crap! That's what's even harder to believe. People are paying money to go and see this douche-canoe spout his bullshit on a stage, half dressed, while his "goddesses" make out behind me. Excuse me, but is there perhaps anything better your money could be spent on? Maybe next time you have an urge to spend that much money to see someone rant on about ridiculous things, you could just hand me the wad of cash? Please let it be over.

Here in New Zealand, drunk drivers are a huge problem. Because of this, they run ads all the time that are meant to combat this. Some of them are ok. But there's one that they run all the freakin' time that is driving me and Hotty Hubby crazy. Please let it be over:

And because I love you all so much....I'm going to let this post be over. Right now. You're welcome.

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  1. Oh, I hear ya...please let it be over!! I can say that to alot of things too. And, fyi, I don't care about the Royal Wedding either!!

  2. Married at twenty... aah so sweet.

  3. You crack me up!
    I too nearly went nuts over the holidays.
    I had ONE day with just my two kids and the two men of the house! ONE. I tell ya next holidays I'm having NO ONE here to stay.

    I loved the royal wedding!

    And yeah, I friggin well HATE that ad too.

  4. I was going to ask where it was that you were getting such long holidays but when I saw New Zealand it made sense - summer break, right?

  5. Oh yea, I was SO happy when that stupid royal wedding crap was over. Seriously, I cant believe people actually had royal wedding parties at their houses at 3am. Insane!

  6. Maggie, are you doing okay? I'm thinking about the Rapture and wondering if you've been taken up to heaven. It's supposed to happen where you are first, but hopefully there's no sign of it. Alex and I are pagans so we aren't going anyway. Some religious nut has told everyone the "Rapture" is coming on May 21st. Jesus comes to earth and takes all the good Christians with him. It's actually on the news here. Give me a break. You're still blogging so nobody took you, thank Goodness!

  7. Hi Maggie,

    I just discovered your blog recently and I have to thank you for my new vocabulary that I've picked up just from this blog alone, such as:

    douche-canoe (makes no sense whatsoever but somehow I knew EXACTLY what you meant)

    and my personal favourite...
    Craptastic (when saying "crap" just isn't enough)

    Thank you for sharing.


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