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4 Jul 2008

Brain, Brain, Go Away.

Written by sally @ 5:29 pm — Section: Uncategorized

So apparently I can only post once a week now. That’s how it’s been the past few weeks, anyway. It’s difficult to write a post with one hand, which is usually how I’m conducting any computery business these days, but right now Spike is asleep and Larry is peeling some potatoes and I am sitting at a desk like a big girl and typing with both hands. Victory! Let freedom ring, &cetera.

I have to go back to work in a couple of weeks. To say I am unenthused about this is an understatement. However, I am sort of excited about dusting my brain off and using it again. The extent of my brain activity these days is trying to remember how the current episode of Law and Order ends, since I have seen them all 500 times. I had this chat exchange a few weeks ago:

Me: omg
Friend: what
Me: I am watching 27 Dresses and I just thought to myself “this movie is brilliant”
Friend: time to go back to work!

Even my Netflix queue has turned stupid. I watched 27 Dresses (which I did think was kind of brilliant, actually, in terms of the set up [although it stole from like, every romantic comedy ever, including The Runaway Bride, which is kind of saying something in terms of lameness] and in terms of the fact that I have a huge crush on Katherine Heigl) and P.S. I Love You (which I did not love, mainly due to what Hillary Swank was wearing when they first met in Ireland; geez, that was a terrible outfit) and right now I have Enchanted to watch. I am confident that the adorableness of Amy Adams will prevail over any major stupidity.

I’m reading The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer, which could possibly be the exact wrong book for me to be reading right now. So far we have gone through how the main character couldn’t have possibly left her tiny defenseless infant son in daycare ten years ago because she thought he may die without her. Huh. I don’t know anything about feeling that exact way all the time and dreading going back to work to the extent that I have been a teary mess and it’s still two weeks away and everyone on my gmail chat list better be available for chatting on July 21 because I plan to hide in my office all day with a Kleenex stuffed up my nose.

3 Responses to “Brain, Brain, Go Away.”

  1. poobou said:

    Put that book away right now and stop reading it. Seriously. Yes, daycare is no fun when they’re babies, but Spike will be FINE. He’s going to have all kinds of fun playing with different toys than the ones he sees all the time at home, and he’ll start learning how to interact with other babies, which is awesome and hilarious. It’s only going to suck for you, not for him.

    From my experience, the first week was awful, the second week less so, and by the end of the first month, I was looking forward to dropping my baby girl off and going to be in “grown-up land” for a while.

  2. poobou said:

    The point is: you’ll both be ok. I promise.

    (Sorry, Cate’s in my lap and she hit the submit button before I got my last sentence written.)

  3. melinda said:

    Dude, 27 Dresses WAS brilliant. I will not hear otherwise.