Friday, July 21, 2006

All Quiet on the Florida Front

On the vacation front - well it's almost over. Here in Fla-da we go back to school in August, which is just plain evil. Yeah I know, you're just weeping for me. But school is meant to be started in September, in the Fall. Kids are supposed to walk to school crunching brightly colored leaves under their feet. But being that there is no Fall in Florida, it's all a moot point. How's that for apathetic? Or is it just pathetic? I always get like this when the subject of seasons comes up. Just ignore me, I'll be fine once I move back to Jersey. I haven't done nearly as much I meant to do during all this free time, but maybe for once that's ok. Sometimes relaxing is more important than anything else.

On the moving front: it took a lot of thought, but I'm not moving back to Jersey until next year. There were a lot of reasons for this decision. Family, work, personal - but in the end it came down to that it didn't feel right. I still want to go, but one more year down here will be the best for everyone involved.

On the family front: mom is back in NJ and doing well. She still has healing to do but she'll be ok. My brother, who had the heart attack back in April, had to have open heart surgery a few weeks ago. He's recovering nicely with mom. It's like an outpatient center at her place these days. Is at least one of the reasons I'm not moving up there right now becoming a little clearer? Yes, I'm a selfish bitch.

On the work front: I went to my classroom on Wednesday and I nearly had my very own heart attack. Apparently when the custodians wax the floors, they have to remove everything from the room. They did a beautiful job on the floors, but putting things back...not so good. My momentary freak-out was quickly abated when one of the custodians came in to tell me that he had set aside a brand new desk for me because he thinks mine is too wobbly. Now how can anyone stay upset with that kind of thoughtfulness? I get a new desk...I get a new desk...yayyyyyyyy! I'm actually ready to go back to work again. I can't wait to meet my new group of monsters.

On the personal front: yawn. Nothing exciting to report. I have had a few nice dinners and lunches with friends. I saw the Pirates movie. I played with my nephews. I have attempted to lose a few pounds with healthy eating and regular exercise. I have not contacted any ex-boyfriends. I have watched a lot of HGTV.

On the blogging front: it seems we are losing bloggers left and right. I wonder how much I will be writing once school starts again. I wonder how many readers I will have after they read this incredibly boring post.

57 comments:

Blonde Vigilante said...

Brookey, stop asking so many questions. You make my head spin.

Glad things have calmed down in your life. I was worried about you in an anonymous, no we really don't know each other kind of way.

I ate a piece of cake this morning that one of the bastards I work with brought in to be evil. It's funny how I only know you in Blogdom and yet I think of you while eating cake. Yes, I went back for seconds.

Übermilf said...

Zzzzzzz....

Just kidding. You know I love you.

Marilyn said...

When we lived in the tropics, I used to hate not having seasons...it was like "Groundhog Day"...without anything approaching the snark of Bill Murray to make up for it. I, too, work at a school and there's just something WRONG about starting school before Labor Day. Love the YouTube clip in the previous post...might have to steal that one...

Egan said...

Right there with you Ubie. This is a yawner. I didn't even read the post and it made me sleepy.

Brookelina said...

Blonde - don't you love the internet? You think of strangers when doing something as everyday as eating cake. And thank you for the worry, my lovely Blonde friend.

Ubie - move over, I'll nap with you.

Marilyn - thank you! Finally somebody understands my need for seasons!

Egan - actually your comment makes me feel much better since I never read your posts either.

brianna said...

oh, we'll be here. don't you worry about that.

also, i hate seasons. like wearing summer clothes all year long. :)

Übermilf said...

Why read Egan's posts anyway? I'll tell you what they say:

"I training for a bicycle race."

"I am scheduled to compete in a bicycle race."

"This weekend's my bicycle race!"

"Last weekend I competed in a bicycle race I won/lost."

Repeat sequence.

Egan said...

Ubie, you forgot to mention Speedos, triathlons, French, and house. Otherwise you nailed it.

Brooke, reading posts is time consuming. Please post pictures.

Egan said...

Ubie, does this mean the "No Pick On Egan Days" are over? I'm hurt.

Karen Little said...

Me! Me! I'm still a reader! And a blogger!

Egan said...

Karen, this blog blows chunks. Brooke hardly puts any energy into this blog.

Hey, have any altercations around town Karen?

sleepydog said...

You'll still have me Brooke, you'll always have me. You had me at hello goddamit.

Brookelina said...

Brianna - oh you are no doubt one of those tanned perfect-bodied girls that I hate...I mean.. admire.

Ubie - he likes to brag about his wife too. This is a habit of men who have married out of their league.

Egan - I will try to post more pictures for you and your tiny little brain. And I will be sure to sic Ubie on your ass on a regular basis.

Karen - yay!!!! Someone still loves me!

Egan - tell us all more about the bathroom at work, cause that's just riveting stuff.

Brookelina said...

Sleepy - hello hello hello!!!!

Egan said...

Please don't egg Egan on. He's in a weird mood today.

Brookelina said...

Egan - how do I get rid of this rash?

Egan said...

Fuck, I'm speechless.

Übermilf said...

Was that bubble gum in the urinal, or did Egan wash his pink speedo in there again?

Egan said...

Gum anyone? Pink Speedo anyone? No takers I see. I'm sure I can get Neil to bite. He likes my seed.

Blonde Vigilante said...

Egan doesn't even have a real penis...he Velcros it on everyday. He posted about urinals today so that we would think he was a real man and actually had the parts to use one.

Blonde Vigilante said...

I have fake tits.

Egan said...

Blonde Vigilante - tell us something we don't know.

Blonde Vigilante said...

My toenails are yellow.

Anita said...

Brooke, I hope you maintain better order in your classroom than you do on your blog.

Anyhow, (ahem) concerning the "family front" I'd like to say that self-preservation is very different from being a selfish bitch. If not, I too am a selfish bitch and I'd rather not believe that, regardless of the validity of those who like to play devil's advocate (Blonde Vig, Egan). So I would appreciate you not bringing this up again.

Congratulations on the new desk.

End transmission.

Egan said...

Anita, I love you.

Brookelina said...

Egan - that's a first.

Ubie - thanks for the image.

Egan - you are going to alienate your new friend.

Blonde - see now that makes perfect sense. Do you velcro your tits on?

Anita - as in my classroom, I allow for Fun Fridays. Next I'm going to hop them all up on sugar and then send them home to their parents. Good times.

Egan - I love her too. Can I keep her?

Brookelina said...

These comments are a helluva lot more interesting than the post. Thank you all for that.

Carry on.

Egan said...

Brooke, again we don't read your posts ever. Comments are where it's at.

I got two bloggers and a keyboard.

You can have Anita I guess. Her man might have something to say about that though. Plus she has a big party for a bunch of losers this weekend.

Blonde Vigilante said...

I asked my mom the other day what she planned on doing when she got older. She asked me "Aren't you going to take care of me?" I said, "hell, no, I'm not wiping your ass." So, no devil's advocate here.

I do, in fact, velcro my tits on. I lost one in a bar one time..I found Egan sucking on it in the corner. I was sad really.

Egan said...

Are you sure I wasn't making a dunce cap out of the detachable boob?

Blonde Vigilante said...

You were definitely sucking on it...saying something about "Momma...Momma".

Spinning Girl said...

Oh, I am here til the bitter end, baby. You had me at hello.

How hard does it suck that you start school soon?

We start ... ummm. August 31. I think. I guess I should check on that.

mernitman said...

Still here, but sorry, I dozed off for a moment. You were saying...?

sleepydog said...

Brooke - You complete me.


I've now exhausted my "Jerry Maguire" cliches for the day.

I'm spent.

darth said...

did someone say nap?

Übermilf said...

Blonde, I hope you got that thing dry-cleaned. You don't know what else Egan has put in his mouth.

sleepydog said...

BTW, Brooke - I always read your posts, no matter how boring you think they are. I do not allow myself to be distracted from your wit and wisdon, even by fake velcro-on tits that I find on the floor...I jes' keep reading as I suck away .....

BV, you should write your name and address on the inside of those things with a Sharpie so they can be returned* to you.

* Hopefully with a reward of some sort.

sleepydog said...

Remember "Idiot Mittens" that had the string keeping them together so you wouldn't lose them ? Maybe BV needs "Idiot Tits"

Jill said...

I'm also staying. You had me at "You're going to have to fight me for Viggo." Or something like that. Get in line behind the rest of us, etc.

Egan said...

Like a penis?

Lo Lo Lova said...

Just wanted to say hi, Brookie. Thanks for the update. Happy New Desk!

Knitty Kitty said...

i am always way to late to the party.
hi brooke!

yournamehere said...

Okay, we might be losing bloggers, but we don't need to lose you, too.

I'm in charge of Ubie's blog while she's out of town. Any ideas?

Tits McGee said...

Want to make out?

Brookelina said...

Egan - this must be a trap. You never give up so easily.

Blonde - I can't wait to say that to my mom!

Spin - teachers go back on the 8th, but I'll probably go back early cause I'm just that anal.

Billy - from now on I'm just posting pictures of hot men.

Sleepy - and we all appreciate that.

Darth - I totally took a power nap while these last 10 or so comments were happening. Now it's time for bed. Such a busy day.

Ubie - ew.

Brookelina said...

Sleepy - ha! Cheating on me already! And I see I'm not the only one who has been listening to old Bill Cosby albums!

Jill - and I'm still willing to fight for him, even if he does go through with that restraining order.

Egan - nice.

Lo Lo - thank you muchly stranger!!!

KK - you are just fashionably late is all.

Todd - I think you should post pictures of hot men...but that's just me.

Tits - you don't even need to ask.

Ruben said...

Don't worry Brooke, I will always be a fan of your blog and by the way I dig your blog's new look.

Egan said...

I'm a pushover Brooke.

Todd, you really have control of Ubie's blog? This could be fun. Think like Kelli would.

Kelli said...

egan likes to see his own name

Egan said...

Kelli, Egan likes to avoid working. Let's turn some tricks.

solethoughts said...

Losing bloggers? That's one of the reasons why I may not comment, although I read, because it takes sooooooo long to sift through all the comments here.

Übermilf said...

I don't know -- I think at least half of these comments are women insulting Egan.

Bill said...

I saw this online today -

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy -

Perhaps this is what blogs are too. (I find it hard to imagine anyone else's blog posts being more boring than mine.)

btw ... interesting that such a "boring" post has so many comments.

~d said...

*have you noticed that bloggers are dropping, too?!
I was wondering if it was a summer thing...a vacation thing.
Hmmmm.

Bill said...

Ah, but the glass is half full! As bloggers drop off, new bloggers come aboard.

Mind you, it takes a while to find them.

Anita said...

I think people who don't blog are lazy. So you may be boring Brooke, but at least you're not lazy. About this.

But you do seem too lazy to put on a shirt. Unless your shirt is exactly the same color as your face. Which is weird.

Danielle said...

I've been blogging and reading a bit less recently, but I'm still here and will continue to be! And your posts are definitely not snoozers!