i was 12 in that year. the year of the goat? dog.
when i was 12 summer was the best thing in the world.
these days summer is just dumb.
let's start with the obvious and most alarming..
the tv seems to take a shit on my face every night when i turn it on.
last night i scrolled through 4,000 channels on the guide and ended up watching an echidna and a platypus birth their egg mammal babies.
1n 1992 this would have been prime tv watching because it would have meant i was 22 and super baked, therefore enjoying the hell out of it.
but somehow it just made me want to punch the echidna in it's snout and tell it it better find me something good to watch!!!
second on this list of dumb is the heat.
i don't remember summer being this hot.
i also remember being in a pool for most of the summer.
so maybe i just didn't feel the heat.
but, i don't have a pool and neither do my neighbors.
and here's another thing..if we weren't in my neighbor's pool my mom dropped us off at the town pool.
dropped us off!!!!????
hello kidnapping and raping.
things are just so different today.
if i dropped fiona off she would cry because i abandoned her
and then drown.
here's another way summer is dumb..
it's dumb bc it's expensive.
i never went to camp as a kid unless it was a school camp and that was a REAL camp with cabins and outdoor showers and it was only in the 4th grade.
and i won "neatest bunk".
no, seriously i won neatest bunk.
fiona has been to 4 camps and has one more to go and that's only a quarter of the summer filled up.
we have spent at least 2,000 dollars in CAMPS!!!
in 1982 i was running around, alone, in the woods pretending to be someone i wasn't and loving every minute of it.
granted fiona is 7 and we lived in a fairly rural setting,
not in southwest atlanta.
and let's talk about how LONG summer is.
she was out of school may 18th and goes back to school august 16th.
is that right?
it seems long.
ok, maybe it's long to me bc i am in charge.
to her it probably seems like the shortest amount of time in the universe.
good for her.
i hope she's having fun.
another way the summer isn't the same...
and blogs. pinterest. facebook. twitter. instagram.
i honestly feel like these things are melting my brain.
i have been struggling for things to post about for weeks.
posting pictures of pretty rooms just feels so stupid and anticlimactic bc the majority of you have seen it all on pinterest.
i can't bring myself to watch design turds let alone recap it.
i could recap the housewives but i feel like so many of you are actually out living your lives...
you know...so you won't even read it.
i was on a roll with the new house stuff but we haven't even moved an inch forward with that.
mike's too busy and he sort of needs to be involved.
i have been painting a lot bc i have some super exciting news that i can't share yet.
no post there..
i didn't post yesterday not bc i was off being sick...
i'm actually ok. great even.
i think the summer cold may have been allergies and i am new to allergies so i have trouble identifying them.
i didn't post yesterday bc i had nothing to say.
i was going to show you pictures of channing tatum's hot body and tell you how much i enjoy looking at him.
even though his ears stick out and he kind of looks like a giant penis with arms and a face.
i have not seen magic mike bc i have heard it's a depressing pile of horseshit and there is little man butt and a lot of dialog.
no one is paying 12 dollars to hear these guys talk about stuff.
i was also going to show you this door..
bc it's delightful.
but everything i wrote just sounded so stupid to me.
like i was trying too hard to post JUST to post.
i guess what i am trying to say in WAY too many words is i am not inspired to write this blog.
it doesn't mean i am quitting.
it doesn't even mean i am taking a dumb break.
im just being honest with you.
i will always write what's on my mind.
a blog is hard to write, every day..finding something entertaining to write about is just hard..
and i don't want to be a blog that just shows you pictures all the time and then asks for your opinion.
essentially this is the 'jenny show'.
and that is why i try to bring as much of my absolute self to this show.
all of it.
the good and the bad.
so...instead of trying to come up with shit to write every day..
i am going to hang back.
if something inspires me i will be back here to write about it.
if not...i will go away for another day or two. or four.
i just wanted you to know where my head is at.
lately i have been very nostalgic for the way things used to be.
how easy things seemed to be...how easy summer used to be.
every morning jumping out of bed with a bundle of energy, getting dressed, eating breakfast and then going outside to play.
all day, every day.
i would meet my friends and we would disappear into the woods and go to swimming holes and jump from tire swings and outswim the water moccasins.
we would travel miles down a creek, walking over slippery rocks to do so.
that sounds fake, but it isn't.
it's the absolute truth.
i need to find a way to get that back into my life somehow.
not THAT specifically...but the freedom of summer.
i haven't had...well...FUN!!...in a very long time.
i wanna have some fun.
thanks for listening, for being awesome, for commenting, for buying art, for having my back, for keeping me in check, for laughing with me and understanding my kookiness and even liking it.
i hope you'll hang in there with me through the summer into the fall when there will be all of our favorite recaps to look forward to (downton and AHS) and some new ventures to discuss.
until then i am going to get off the computer for a minute and go and enjoy something that i don't have to pin.
(but i will totes instagram it for you)