Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I’m trying not to become one of “those” people.

You know the ones: the complainers, the whiners, the “Oh-my-story-is-so-much-worse”ers. I can see the potential in me to become THAT person. “You think being a college student is hard? Try going for your Ph.D.” Or “You drive an hour to class? Try 3.5 hours there and 3.5 hours back.” Or “You don’t even KNOW busy. Busy is my BFF.”

I HATE that person.

I’ve also noticed that people I work with/students/random-ners (love all the made up words in this blog so far) don’t catch my sense of humor. And, granted, it’s very dry. But, after working with me for over two years, you’d think they’d pick up on it by now.

Like my co-worker. He came in my office the other day and mentioned something how we were having to do extra work and not being recognized nor receiving additional pay for it. And I said, “Yeah. I’m not bitter or anything.” NOT serious (well, not totally). He didn’t catch the joke, though.

Or my student. When I smiled sweetly and told him, “You have to do the work or I’m going to fail you.” I’m not kidding. I may be smiling, but inside I’m going to mark a big fat F on your paper. Just saying.

Oh, and for additional funsies, tar is dripping through the roof at work and has made a big puddle on my floor and on my desk. Yes, that’s right: TAR. And it’s wrecking havoc on my asthma, so I’m being forced to move from my office to the student center, which is right beside a coffee shop. Oh, the horrors!

Catch the sarcasm. ;)

FYI, Sunday is my 26th birthday. I’m excited, if for no other reason than I get to say all week, “It’s my birthday week!” And, yes, I believe some Maggie Moos ice cream cupcakes will be involved. And possibly pumpkin cheesecake. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s my birthday, I’ll have both.

(Is it sad that I’m mainly excited about the food for my birthday?)

This is totally random, I know. I apparently love bouncing from subject to subject. I wish I had something super amazing to say, but I really don’t.

Oh, apparently now I twitter. Go figure.


Growin' with it! said...

oh sweet friend, "FOOD" for your birthday is something you crave way more than presents when you get older. i can attest to that!

btw...sounds like you need to bring your ipod to work?! drown out all that "noise"!

Sommer said...

i already do NOT like being 26. mainly because i've been home sick all day and my brother and sister-in-law sent me the same bday gift they sent me last year.

but yours is gonna be so great!


Sara said...

Now, you mentioned to me a Movie? And frankly there is something about a movie that makes me hungry, and when I'm hungry I think of dinner, then dessert, and dessert is a big ole piece of ooey gooey chocolate cake, if there's cake it makes me think of candles and candles on cake make me think of birthdays so yeah NOW I'm going to think of you the rest of the week Lois' birthday is on Sunday. I will probably wake up ON Sunday and say "It's Lois' birthday!" To which Hubby will say "Whose Lois?" And I'll say "Oh, my bloggy friend who has tar on her desk and has to sit by a coffee shop all day and think about Maggie Moo pies or something like that...
To which he'll say "MmmmKay. Are you making Pancakes for breakfast?"
And I'll say I feel like having CAKE!

misti said...

I too feel that my sense of humor is misunderstood. Except by a few blessed people. And birthday babe, you are one of 'em.

I think you should celebrate each day of next week...try a different MM cupcake every day. I mean...I'm game.

kara with a k said...

People around me rarely get my humor. What a waste of the funny. I still love them though. Have a happy 26th birthday (and you make me feel old).

~KS said...

I have a super dry sense of humor too... I think the best kind to have, but I'm not biased or anything (see... there it is!!)
And happy birthday week!! I get mostly excited about the food too- so no worries!!

Kelly Combs said...

26???? I suddenly feel very very very very very very very very old. Very.

Have a TERRIFIC birthday.

Jill said...

I know what you mean about misunderstood humor. I've written tongue-in-cheek posts on my blog before and received comforting comments or comments full of advice. I'm thinking about starting the posts with: "I don't need comfort or advice. I simply want to vent." But it kind of takes the bite out of the humor and I happen to like humor bites.

I also like food bites. Happy birthday and think of me when you're eating all that delicious food!

Brooke said...

it took a while for jay's parents to get when i'm being sarcastic. i still don't think they appreciate it, but at least they know i'm not serious now

Brooke said...

ps - we all expect birthday weekend stories and pictorial documentation. it is, after all, your last year before your old enough for your "late twenties"

septembermom said...

I wish I was 26 again :) Have a great birthday week! Celebrate, eat cake, have fun, go wild (well, not too wild!)

Aleta said...

My birthday "week" is next week as well, 28th. And heck yeah, I'm looking forward to the food.

I like your sense of humor. Loved the examples. I don't have dry humor, but I enjoy it.

And.. like you, I can't stand the "comparison" folks. I have a family of them. Who has it the best, the worst, the better kids, the lowest income. Cripes, enough already! WHO cares!

Anonymous said...

You're ONLY 26?!!!

Are you lying?

I hate when people are younger than me and you're a lot younger than me. Excuse me while I go mourn the passing of my youth...


Anonymous said...


Sorry, I was so caught up in hysteria that I forgot to be polite. ;-)


Anonymous said...

I totally get what you are saying and do hope you have a wondermous b-day. Bring on those cupcakes and enjoy the comfort while celebrating another year!