Torture and Beauty

Dec 16, 2009 at 9:33 PM
I got my lips waxed today.

Why do I think lip waxing makes me more desirable?

The redness and swelling on the upper lip that I dealt with all day probably doesn't do it for most men.

On the plus side, nobody flirted with me today. They were probably more worried about catching whatever I obviously had going on on my lips.

Kind is so last week

Dec 4, 2009 at 5:59 PM
You know what? I think that  takes to be a world-class blogger is a total willingness to destroy the pride of those you love.

I have so many fantastic anecdotes for this blog that i just CANNOT post. Because I love the people I love enough to respect their privacy and not destroy their pride by telling the stories.

And that right there is completely why you're not hearing from me so much anymore - actually I have tons of draft posts I just deleted today because I simply couldn't post them.

The stories I most want to post are completely  unpostable without hurting other people's feelings. I feel like I'm three again, trying to choose between friends...

Anyway, even if this won't make sense, I'm posting it here because I need to start talking more.  I've been stalled out on the blog and it's time to get over it.

I don't hurt the people I love, so my blog will never make the huge audience I see at sites where gals will air everything out for the world to see... I need to deal with that. I'm too kind for modern social media.

Argh.

Small World

Dec 3, 2009 at 5:57 PM
I'm on my way to Costa Rica in a few days again.

I have so much family, spread across ten or so states, all within the country. I so rarely get t see most of them.

We've all spread out so much over the last 20-30 years.

The funny thing is, it looks like I'll finally get to see some of my favorite cousins, but not HERE in the states. No, while I'm in Costa Rica. Turns out they're gonna be there, too.

How weird is that?!?

Two Paths

Dec 2, 2009 at 4:29 AM
Yesterday, I was laughing at the jokes in "The Big Lebowski" which had the most swear words EVER (or close to it) and I peeked up to hear Aurora looking at me through her loft window and shaking her head. She looked so disapproving.

I've also been saying things out loud I used to not. You know, zingers, pointing out innuendos with my sister, laughing over and discussing candidly the sex jokes in movies.


Apparently, I'm starting to return to the lusty, bawdy, raunchy sense of humor I had before I had kids. Before "mommy mode" clamped a lid on the stuff it's inappropriate to discuss around little ones.

But it's startling my children. My kids are a little weirded out that I can define/explain pretty much any sex act or innuendo mentioned in any movie. The seem to disapprove of my laughter at the jokes they now get.

Maybe I'm just raising little squares. Uncool cats, to square to be hip to my jive.Or maybe I'm just a little too well schooled for my children's sensibilities.

I feel less in "mommy mode" than I used to. Always so careful to avoid curse words, always having to find interesting euphemisms for things that most people would simply say plainly.

I'm kind of glad my children don't have to be quite so protected from the universe anymore, but the mental dexterity it used to take to discuss "the act"  with my little sister, when around my kids, well - it will be missed. Like mental gymnastics, it kept me on my toes.

I mean, they've both read Pride and Prejudice. We all enjoy dressing up in antique clothes, and the girls are definitely growing up into sensible, precocious, yet innocent little women. Most of the time, everything is still as it was when they were younger. But there are hints, obvious signs the girls are on that wild, overwhelming cusp of adulthood everyone calls "teenage" these days.

So, what's your thinking? Should I clamp the lid back down on my dirty jokes and occasional expletives, so as not to spoil that innocence a moment early? Or should I try to  make my children accept me along with my off-color  jokes in preparation for the harsher reality of the real world?