Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What to Blog About? Otherwise Known as Inappropriate Ramblings...

As one who now feels a certain responsibility to keep my blog alive and well, I find that the question that parades through my mind almost as often as “What to have for dinner?” is “What should I blog about?”  Yes, I end sentences in my head with prepositional phrases.  That reminds me of a joke.  It’s inappropriate, so you’ve been warned.

Northern lady and Southern lady are sitting next to each other on a plane. 
The Southern lady says to the Northern lady, ‘So, where y’all from?’   
The Northern lady looks disdainful as she replies, “I am from a place where we do not end our sentences with prepositions.”   
Southern lady is silent for a few moments and then she leans over and says, “So, where y’all from bitch?”
I’m from the North and it makes me giggle each time.  But back to blogging………

There’s been a lot going on in my life lately, mostly emotional ‘stuff’.  The situation with my parents has moved into even more serious territory.  They have been forced to evacuate their home and seek temporary residence as a result of my mother’s auto-immune illness and that the house is literally poisoning her.  My folks are 78 and 81 years old and insist there isn’t anything I could do by going home.  I straddle the fence daily of ‘go home’ and ‘wait and see’.

Punky is back in rehearsals and those rehearsals are later at night since this not a kid show.  Leaving the house at 7pm and arriving home as late as 10:30, is not something I enjoy really.  By 7pm at night I’m ready to hunker down and be home for the most part.  Those hours will get later and later as we get closer and closer to the opening of the show.

My husband will be deploying, again, but this time he’ll miss the holidays.  This will be the first year ever for Punky to not have Daddy home during this time of year.  She’s tough, but I know she has moments where she breaks down while he’s gone during ‘routine’ times of the year.  I am certain his being gone during the holidays will make it all the more hard on her and me.

I’m sick and tired of the campaign.  This is the worst time to be privy to every person’s thoughts and opinions, especially on facebook.  A lot of folks just can’t seem to have a rational conversation about the issues or candidates without turning it into verbal insults.  I’m not happy with either candidate – lest you think I’m getting ready to pitch for one or the other of the candidates.  I’m also a big believer in the fact that it’s the Senators and Representatives who make up the bulk of the troubles in our Nation today.  I’ll tell you why; you know, so I do have something to blog about.  
 My husband recently transferred from one Supervisory position to another.  In this new position he supervises more folks than ever before, but he will only be in that position for about 1 ½ years.  When he began the prior Supervisory position, he spent a lot of time learning the ropes and then ‘whipping’ his crew into shape, so to speak.  This time he has said, “I’m only there for 1 ½ years and this group runs well, for the most part.  They are mission successful.  I see my job as making sure that things stay good and offering insights for improvement if I see any.  Other than that, I just stay out of their way."

The President only has four years – with a shot at eight.  Yes, he (hopefully someday she) has insights and ideas about where this country needs to be heading and how to get there.  Some of them are quite good; others, not so much.  *IF* Congress would do their damn job, then the President could come in and oversee it all, make corrections where needed and offer insight and guidance - you know, a real leader.  Alas, this is a pipe dream because every President that walks into the Oval Office has an upward battle on his hands because Congress is just so jacked up!

There.  That’s my only political rant.  People should focus MORE on who they put into Congress.  Well, that and stop assuming that everyone who disagrees with them is an idiot.

Of course, Hurricane Sandy has wrecked her havoc and I have friends, friends of friends, and family who have been affected by the storm.  That’s serious stuff and I find myself in a somber mood, to a degree, as a result.

There’s other stuff going on, but I’m not ready to blog about it yet because I still don’t have full understanding.  I’m not 100% sure what happened or what I’ve learned from it and so rambling on about it on my blog would just make me appear insane…..God forbid.  LOL

I guess basically what I’m saying is that right now I feel a bit like an empty well.  I don’t have much to offer up right now except ramblings and oh, yeah, the cool ‘Inappropriate Halloween Costumes for Kids’ contest on my facebook page!  But, I did want to ‘check-in’ on my blog and let you all know that I’m alive and constantly searching for the next inappropriate topic about which to blog!  (See what I did there?)

~Mari B.


  1. I love reading your blog, as well as your page on Facebook. Even rambling blog posts. :)

    1. Thank you for that Essie. Your comment made me smile. :)

  2. I'm so sick of this election also! I'm getting robo called and people are coming to our house and everyone seems to have forgotten that a one of the most basic tenets of polite society is that one never discusses religion or politics in mixed company. The one good thing to come out of it though was that I finally decided that this was an excellent time to cull my FB friends list. :-)


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