Little Green Apples

A friend and fellow blogger declared it “irrelevant blog title day“, so who am I to argue?

I have a lot I could complain about but have been listening to myself lately as I talk and I realize…I complain A LOT. About a lot. I was able to eek out a “I’m thankful” post for thanksgiving, but really, I gotta stop whinging about everything. Cuz that’s annoying. And when you annoy yourself, that’s bad.

I certainly *could*. I have a raging headache. Had to deliver a presentation to my management team that I was unprepared for and went up there and made it up as I went. Hell, my Director asked me a really good question and I made up the answer. Ssh, don’t tell her. But honestly, it went ok. The headache will subside. The busy week will end. My cat will still love me (in her not very loving way that cats have…see the “I’m mad at you” photo at the end) and I get to go home at the end of the day and hug The Cute Boy™ (who inspired my blog title. It’s from a Roger Miller song. Cuz he’s made that way).

Mainly, despite all the little kerfuffles life brings, things are good. I think I may have outgrown my job. Having a week away from it really brought that into focus. Despite fighting the good fight for my team in management meetings, I find I don’t really care that much, and it’s not a good sign.

I wanna be a full time writer when I grow up. I want to get paid for my words. And this job isn’t it. But so far my writing doesn’t pay and this corporate blah does. So I get up every morning and keep making it work. Because I’m made that way.

And despite finishing my 50,000 word writing project, it’s not done. And I find my “incentive” to write is dropping. Bah! Time to find a new way to inspire myself.

Basically, I’m just checking in to say I’m still here. It’s back to work and crazy days. And I’ll just continue to “make it work”.

I also realize I’ve wandered away from the original intent of this blog, to be about New Mexico. So it’s time to wander back. I’ve been reading the ABQjournal with amusement regarding the uproar over the alien ads, got a good giggle over the misspellings on the historic marker in Santa Fe and was skeeved out to read about the third confirmed hantavirus case this year (I’m telling you, people, don’t touch the fuzzy wild things. Just don’t).

Oh Fair New Mexico, good to know some things never change. God I love where I come from.

Photo by Karen Fayeth

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  • Becci

    I love being from New Mexico also. I was born and raised in Artesia and now live in Texas. People just don’t understand why I’m always saying that I’m from NM. They just don’t get it. Being from the Land of Enchantment gets into your soul. I haven’t been back in a year and I really miss NM.

  • -s

    I linked you too..
    Gah, why didn’t I add you to my blogroll ageeeeees ago?

    *slaps self*

  • Natalie

    It’s easy to get on a complaining jag. I blame it on traffic. I blame it specifically on having to drive the I-40 every morning. The. Most. Stressful. Part. Of. My. Day. That would make anyone crabby. That and the fact that I bought middle child a guitar for his birthday and he’s in the other room playing the hell out of it. Um… what was I thinking? ;)
    It’s supposed to rain here. I love the rain and we really need it. However, now that I’m a barista, rain also means a plethora of double tall, sfhz, soy, no foam, extra hot, latte rudeness will be juking my joint and my joints. Gah, indeed.
    That photo of your cat looks like an alien turtle with a cat’s head sticking out of it. Don’t go all Rorschach on me, though. lol
    And, by the way, thanks… now I have that little ditty stuck in my head but I only know part of the first line so it’s like listening to a broken record.
    “Then all I’ve got to say
    God didn’t make little green apples
    And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
    And there’s no such thing as Doctor Seuss
    Or Disneyland, and Mother Goose, no nursery rhyme…”
    Over and over and over and over.

    Hey. By the way… Duke City Fix has changed their format and it’s really cool. Have you joined yet? You really should, you know, ’cause it’s fun and yet another blog to maintain.
    Check it out!
    *Solidarity Hugs*
    ‘Cause grumpy is as grumpy does.

  • Karen Fayeth

    becci – I haven’t been back in a while either. Got the yearning in a big way. Needing a green chile fix if nothing else!

    s – I added you to my blogroll as well. Look at all this linklove! It’s practically Kumbaya in here!

    natalie – ask and you shall receive. I just joined. I was unsure about it, haven’t had time to fully check it out, but ok, I joined!

    And you’ve been guilty of giving me an earworm song, so it’s about time I gotcha back!

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