Wednesday, January 2, 2008

What I think

What do I think? I think it is so cool that Melissa Sundell is my friend. I think it is even cooler that she came to visit me. Some people do not make good company--do you know what I mean? Melissa is not one of those people. She was content to observe the craziness of my ordinary days, she cooked us dinner, she talked to my kids, she let me take a nap, she went with me to a church thing, she ate chocolates and watched movies with me, she helped me with my make-up, she talked with and listened to me, and as a bonus, she did some seriously cool art work for my kids' rooms. Man, she's cool.

What else do I think? I think that New Year's Eve used to be super fun and exciting when I was young. I remember getting so excited to put on my new Christmas clothes and trying my best to look cute in order to go to the New Year's dance or party or whatever. I always had my heart set on getting some action on New Years Eve. (Hmmm...that's retarded. Who was I kidding?) But anyway, even though I always spent the entire night worrying about my sweaty pits and wrecked hair, and even though I came home actionless year after year, I still always had fun. My new outfit was always enough to sustain me.
New Year's Eve when you are married (and especially when you have kids) is lame. Lame, lame, lame. It is seriously the crappiest holiday ever. Every year I hope for a cool party and a cool outfit, and every year it is the same thing: no cool party, no cool outfit, and no energy to do cool things anyway. I do, however, always get action.
(Jen and Tim-- We had a great time with you guys. You were the only unlame thing about our New Year's Eve. Thank you for saving us.)

I think one more thing. I think I am super grateful for treadmills. I really have a pitiful imagination. But man--put me on a treadmill (and give me some cool music), and my imagination seriously runs wild. No, not THAT kind of wild. The kind of wild where I imagine myself being really cool and running in a really cool race where Brian and the kids are cheering for me the whole way. And today while I was on the treadmill, I was listening to "Tonight I Need Your Sweet Caress." I know. It's hard to imagine any song more powerful. Oh, yeah. I was running, baby. Three miles? No prob, Bob.


Tara Maxfield said...

That is really neat art. Your posts crack me up.

campblondie said...

Melissa Sundell is seriously the coolest thing since sliced bread. Will you email me and tell me how to get a hold of her and where she is etc. How fun that you got to spend time with her.

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nikki said...

Melissa Sundell has always been cool, and her artwork is equally cool, of course. Awesome. I also think New Year's is lame. I have always thought it was kind of lame... although this year we went running at midnight with a bunch of other crazy people, so that was fun.

Danalin said...

Ummm...your New Years had to be better than mine. I spent it at a youth dance where hardly any youth showed up, walking up and down the halls to make sure nobody was making out in a dark classroom. (nobody was) Well, at least my hubby was there as well so we got to do some good dancing.

I would love to have such a cool person come and visit our family! Heck, I'd love to have anyone make it up this far to visit us!

Jen said...

You crack me up Ann! Don't worry, I wasn't offended by the new years thing. I know exactly what you mean. Next year, we'll both get babysitters to watch our truckload of kids all night, we'll make our husbands take us shopping to get really cool outfits, and then our husbands will get all dressed up, we'll put on our cool outfits, get dolled up and then we'll go to a really cool party, and then we can stand outside and watch cows jump over the would be fun though, right? Besides the part about our husbands dressing up for a party, the rest might be able to happen one day!!!! Thanks for saving our new years too!

Lindsay said...

Um. . .why didn't I know Melissa was an artist?? Some friend I am. and I totally agree. . Melissa is about as good as it gets when it comes to good, easy company! Yea for Melissa.

Rachel McEwen said...

Ann--reading your blog is my favorite thing to do because it just makes me laugh. Whenever I read your blog I can't help but smile!!!

Melissa said...

Yeah, Melissa is super cool. Thanks, Ann for always being so kind. I love you.

Nicole Cave said...

I always thought you had a great sense of I realize that is an are just plain crazy!!

Rachel McEwen said...

Ann, I did have a birthday on the 7th. Thank you for remembering, what a good friend you are! That is really strange that the card got returned b/c that is our address 336 S. Milan St. Henderson, NV 89015

Try again, b/c I would love to see you christmas card. Baby announcements are on the way someday.

Heather Bell said...

You are hilarious. Talk about not being afraid to say anything!=) Glad you had a "fun" New Years!

Theresa Rodriguez said...

Ann! This is theresa rodriguez (stewart)Yay i love that i came across your blog on vals page. I love your post. So hilarious. I love melissa...she brings such a light to peoples lives who are privaledged enough to know her. I think everyone should have a melissa. I was also a member of the sweaty pitts hope to get action on new years club every year in fact....ironically it wasnt until i was married that it actually happened and it was the first year i crashed before midnight lol. Youre hilarious and i am excited to keep in touch via blogs! yay

About Me: said...

Ann I love your blog, I miss seeing you. Your mom gave me your blog info to tell me about the story with scotty. Well if you get the time check out mine.

love you! P.s. your kids are SO adorable!

Lila said...

You are hilarious Anne. I do miss your posts. I mean not that you are not posting but that I am just not with the program these days. I am so glad that you checked in with me though.
I absolutely love Melissa. I admire her so much. I didn't know she could draw either. How awesome that you keep in touch with her. Tell her I said hi.

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