Feed on

1. Dried mulberries are delicious!

2. Regarding wedding planning: “You know, it’s going to be a pretty darn casual affair, but probably not so casual that we should have an officiate who might get drunk and put his head through the screen door.”

3. Good lord I have been riding my bike a lot lately. It about seems like I don’t do anything but. Between getting up to snuff for Dirty Kanza, running errands, going to offsite meetings for work, and just getting from home to work and back, it seems like I spend most of what time I’m not at the office or asleep pedaling. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I would like a little more balance in my work/bike/life situation.

4. Because I’ve been on-the-run all week and haven’t had much downtime or time to work on my various gardening or sewing projects, I’ve become kind of cranky and have less patience than usual for foolishness.

5. People who know me casually probably wouldn’t peg me as an introvert. That is because I put a lot of work into talking to people and being amiable. When I haven’t had the chance to re-charge my batteries, so to speak, I catch myself becoming less patient with others and less willing to engage in socially expected banter. I have to fight to retain my brain-to-mouth filter. I find myself lapsing into some wonderfully reliable stock phrases which mean absolutely nothing but which add a nearly-appropriate response to any conversation that might require acknowledgments. To wit:
· Ain’t that somethin’?
· Who’d have thought?
· I’ve never heard of such a thing!
· Really?
· That’s (shocking/crazy/amazing/unbelievable/somethin’ else)
Apparently I’m a little old lady when I don’t feel like talking. These conversation fillers are great when I just don’t have the brainpower to uphold a real verbal exchange because they sound pleasant and engaged enough, and they allow conversation to keep on flowing. Most of the time talk doesn’t really require much input from more than one or two people, so it’s not like my $0.02 is going to add to or detract much from the situation.

6. This weekend should be a blast (though no opportunity for actual down-time). On Saturday is the famous Tour De Cowtown, and on Sunday there’s a mountain bike race up in St. Joseph. I figure since I will be up there in St. Jo with Joel anyhow, I might as well sign up in the Beginner Women’s class and ride. I’ve been told the trails up there are nice – flowy and not super-technical. Pictures & write-up to follow, of course.

2 Responses to “My brain is only good for a list tonight”

  1. jane says:

    2. Ha!
    5. You know I feel you on all that. I’ve been known to deploy the grandmotherly, “My goodness!” on occasion as a well.

  2. Meetzorp says:

    My goodness! I’ll have to keep that one on file for future use.

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