A Case of the Mondays

Ah Monday. Sometimes you just get away from us. We prep all day Sunday for you (by doing nothing) and yet, we still are exhausted and unready for your return. You don’t creep in, you pounce. Even when we see your approach, you’re a stealthy minx.

There are days when I just don’t want to adult. I’m tired of responsibility and doing things. I’ve decided to blame you, Monday (sorry). It’s not that you’re a bad day. It’s not that I don’t like you, per se. It’s just… I need someone to blame. You’re the closest.

MONDAY!

There, don’t we all feel better? (Well, maybe not Monday.) But, that’s not the point. I feel better and that’s all the matters. Right?

…Right?

Meh. It’s Monday. I don’t care.

Peace.

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Only a Few Lazy Summer Days Left

Summer is such a lazy time. Okay, I feel lazy during summer. Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe I’ve just been conditioned throughout my school career that summer is a break from work. Maybe I can just blame my brother, who’s a teacher; he doesn’t work in the summer.

Whatever it is, I find summer to beckon relaxation. It’s a time when I’d rather be lounging than working. Sipping drinks by the lake instead of walking through stores.

And, as it comes to an end, I’m struck by just how much time I’ve wasted doing things. I’ve squandered the whole purpose of summer. Misusing everything school ever taught me.

I mean, there’s still most of August left. Thankfully, I don’t have to go back to school [unlike by brother], but I still have work. I can’t escape from that. …Until I win the lottery.

But, for the next few moments, at least, I can relax and enjoy a few moments of rest. Maybe find some shade and a hammock.

Or a tree branch.

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Sometimes You Just Have to Write a Song for Your Crush

Ah Loki, everyone’s favorite villain turned Hulk-punching bag turned puny god turned anti-hero turned villain? turned escapee. It’s okay to like him. Everyone does. Some people even really like him. Like, like like him.

And that’s cool. I mean, I don’t, but I’m glad he’s not dead. He’s a great character. Tom Hiddleson plays him exceptionally well. And he makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe better. So it’s great that he’s loose to run amock like he does so well.

However, Ally Brooke seems to really like him. She even wrote a song for him titled “Loki” (actually, it’s Low Key.)

I mean, hey, we’ve all been there, right? Who hasn’t had a crush that’s made your heart sing? Some of us are just better and putting the words out on the radio. The rest of us just crumple them up and toss them into a corner. [Why can’t I be so lucky? Then my crush–celebrity and/or otherwise–would know how I feel.]

But, I’m hoping things work out between Ally and Loki.  …but, maybe I’m the only one. After all, he has a lot of fans.

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Happy Land of Opportunity Day

Ah, Fourth of July. That week (or month [or 365 day period between the minutes after sunrise to the minutes before sunrise]) where we celebrate the birth of our great nation. With fireworks.

Loud explosions really help drive home the message that we’re free and plan to remain that way.

It’s a great time to reunite with friends and/or family. To rest by a lake or relax in the shade. To barbecue. To eat. To reminisce. To just watch the rockets’ red glare. To bask in the multi-color glow.

I hope you enjoyed America’s birthday. I hope you continue to enjoy freedom. And don’t take your opportunities for granted.

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April Showers Bring May Showers Bring June Showers Bring…Please Stop

Everyone’s complaining about all the rain we’ve had so far this spring/summer. And, I get it, it’s been a lot. But, technically, the first day of summer was only four days ago. And, if I’m being honest, I don’t really go outside that much anyway.

Don’t get me wrong, I love being outside, but between work and sleep (and sleeping at work), I just don’t get a lot of time to be outside. Or, more accurately, I don’t prioritize going outside.

That’s why come the end of summer I still look like the pale ghost who crawled out of a cave after winter. Unless I’ve spent time in the sun recently, then I look like a lobster man.

The best part about all this rain, besides getting to keep my shirt on all summer, is that I haven’t had to water my lawn. I’m guessing, not turning on the sprinklers has saved at least a few dollars on the water bill.

Now, I just need to wait for the summer heat wave to blast my electricity bill skyward thanks to A/C.

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