Summer Loving, Had Me A Blast…

Summer has been officially here for like what 9 days?  I’m already done with it.  Too farking hot out.  I think it’s what is making me so tired lately, just dealing with the heat.  Yes, I’m a big Phoenix, AZ cry baby.  I’ve lived here for like 18 years now and you’d think I’d be used to it.  Well you just don’t get used to it.  I mean if you waterboard a terrorist for 18 years, do you think they get used to it?
Someone at work asked me what I was doing for the July 4th weekend and I said, sleeping.  I need the rest.  I feel exhausted these days.  I don’t know how people here go out in droves on July 4th to these fireworks shows.  It’s just too hot here.  Over the years I’ve gone to some of the events here in the valley and I’ve never ever liked them.  I’m always remembering my sweaty, swamp ass instead of the fireworks.  It’s always been too hot – yes even at night.  Where else can you go in the world and have triple degree heat at 9pm??  Phoenix.
I think of a line from the movie Phoenix starring Ray Liotta – one cop is walking away and another cop asks….
Cop 1:  Where are you going?
Cop 2:  Outside for some air.
Cop 1:  This is Phoenix.  There is no fucking air!
It was 107 today and only going to get hotter.  Mother of God.
So yeah, I don’t go out on July 4th unless you have a pool.  Speaking of pools, I always forget I have one at the end of my block and I never use it.  It’s part of why I’m paying a Home Owners Association fee.  The only thing is, you chance someone already in there and I don’t think I’d like sharing with people leering at me or loitering teeny boppers.  Still… maybe I’ll check it out this week sometime in the evening and hope no one is there.  I drove by it earlier and no one was there.  Would be really nice to go swimming at night and cool off.
I wish I had some camping equipment.  I seriously wouldn’t mind driving up to the pine area up north just a couple hours away and go camping.  It would be so nice to be in some cooler weather.  I’ve been craving being outdoors like that.  But I have not one lick of camping equipment.  Not a tent or a sleeping bag or even a decent flashlight.  On top of that, I wish there was someone to go with.  I’m growing tired of doing everything solo.  It would be fun to do with a friend or two or a boyfriend.  Maybe I can join a camping group on  Great idea, however I still need to buy some equipment.  Maybe I’ll buy one or two things at a time and over time I’ll have enough for a decent trip.  Of course by that rate I won’t get to camp till next year.  *sigh*
That is one of the few things I miss about one of my ex-loves.  He had the equipment and we would go camping sometimes.  I remember one time we ran into some snags and so we didn’t get to the camp site till well after dark.  I remember being a little chilly and really tired as he was putting up the tent in pure blackness.  But he did it.  I was impressed.  And grateful.

Quote of the Day

Someone sent this out at work today and ya know, it’s absolutely spot on.
“There are only two options regarding commitment.  You’re either in or out.  There’s no such thing as life in-between.”
–Pat Riley

Summer Music

One of my favorite Belinda Carlisle songs.  Circle in the Sand.  I thought it was the perfect song for summer and being in love.  Pretty song.  Pretty video. “I begin baby where you end. Some things are forever….”


The Sayings Singles Girls Hate

This article grabbed my attention for sure. What are the sayings and questions that single women really get sick of.  I have definitely experienced these and they get very tiresome.  Some of them have really gotten on my nerves lately, like for example number 3….

The Jungle Room

I decided to update my passion pit – AKA master bedroom.  Because I’m barely getting on my feet again, it will be a slow process and I’ll have to only buy two things at a time per month.  More expensive items like new mattresses will take longer of course.
I’m in need of some change and all my re-decorating had been on hold for the last three years.  So now I’m going to go for it a little at a time.
The hard part was trying to pick out a theme and/or colors.  I went back and forth on a lot of things but I kept coming back to a sort of “safari” type theme complete with animal print.  Yep.  Funny, whenever I looked at animal printed sheets and bedding in my 20’s, I used to chuckle and think that people who bought that stuff were those single types whose philosophy was, “Man… I’m never getting married.”  Now here I am still single in my 40’s and looking at animal print bedding!  Har.
Eventually I’d like to paint the walls in there a nice taupe color with maybe one wall a nice jungle green color.  I’ll get rid of that cheesy, cheap ceiling fan I currently have and get one of those nice safari type fans in it’s place.  Some new art on the walls, some new curtains, pretty throw pillows and even painting my makeup vanity to match everything.
So above is a picture of the bed-in-a-bag I’m ordering.  Yeah, it’s a little wild I know.  It will look pretty nice with the green wall behind it and all the other things I’m going to do in there to break up the pattern though.  Tasteful yet bold.  Like me.  Elvis would be so proud.  haha

Show Me Your Melons Baby

Been craving watermelon for the last few days.  Kind of odd.  I like watermelon but I don’t think I have ever “craved” it before.  My guess is that maybe I’m lacking some sort of vitamin or not drinking enough water.  Sounds pretty spot on actually because I have felt really sluggish and this fruit has the energy vitamins.  Plus my feet have been swelling and I am noticing chapped lips which is a sign of dehydration.
Out of curiosity I Googled the question.  One of the links I click on is the Yahoo answers just for kicks – now all of you know, there are no “real” answers on this website but rather regular Joe blows leaving their 2 cents.  Some chick said she was craving watermelon all the time and eating much of it and of course wondering why.  As I scroll through the answers I see one that made me chuckle that read:
“you have an obsessive personality and should see someone about this”
But the one right under that one made me burst out in hearty laughter.
“Are you dating a black guy?”
That seriously made me laugh my freaking ass off.
Anyway… I finally bought one this evening.  One of those mini seedless ones.  I had some tonight and oh yeah baby…. it was so sweet, juicy and very tasty.  It was more satisfying than sex.  Well… almost.

Random Martini Life

I’m wanting to blog but too lazy to write out complete posts on everything.  So here’s a group of snippets.
Lots of people seem to love summer.  For most people it’s their favorite season.  Not mine and lately the damn sun is messing with my internal clock.  The sun and bright light is up and adam at 5:30 am.  It makes me think I’m oversleeping.  Then it doesn’t get dark till late.  That messes with me too.  I’m like “It’s freaking 8pm already????”  I don’t like long sunny days.  Especially when I live in hell during the summer.
 Had a date last night.  Wasn’t bad.  He took me to mini golf and then a drink which was more original than the old dinner standby.  He was a gentleman throughout the entire evening.  He’s cute.  Not sure I how feel about him.  No lightening striking or anything but it wasn’t a bad date either.  I really don’t see myself with a 28 year old, or at least this one.  But… like I said and to his credit, he was a gentleman and very nice.