Sunday, October 21, 2007

Oh, I Just Don't Know Where to Begin

Hey, so here's a question for all you Fall connoisseurs...

Do you like your tree foliage more red/orange...

...Or more yellow/green? This tree was so crazy bright, that I could barely look at it with my slight hangover today.

Oh, kids. Have you ever had those times in your life when things were really pretty good, and there was lots to do and no one in your household was really sick or emotionally upset and there wasn't a whole lot of drama unless you decided to create it, and you hate drama, so you chose not to? There was so much in your life to do and see and you didn't want to miss it, so you tried to grab it all up with with both hands and stuff it in your mouth, so you could keep it with you to have for when things got really bad again? And you know they will. There will be lots of pain and scary stuff and bad luck, but for this weekend, things were good. So, maybe you did too much, because you also know that soon, it will get cold outside and there won't be so many options? Well, that was pretty much how my weekend went.

Things were good, but hectic. The weather was amazing and I ran 24 miles in three days. I didn't get as much cleaning done as I wanted, but I'll make up for it as soon as things get more seasonably chilly...Or else I won't and will just deal, and I bet no one dies because of it.

On Saturday night I had a bit of a migraine. I took my meds, but they didn't work like they usually do. I went to dinner with friends, and had to take some more. I can be very internal when I'm in pain, or sad, or even sometimes when everything is just fine, but mostly when I'm in pain. My friend H. noticed, and later when I was better, she said, "I could see we were losing you there for a bit at dinner..." Yeah, I had to tune out, or I was afraid I was going to pass-out.

Thankfully, I didn't and my headache went away. So much so, that I actually drank some beer, and then some more. I went to The Picador to see a friend's band play and I had a lot of fun. There were many people I knew there, and I was a little overwhelmed. I tried to talk to everyone, but conversations kept getting interrupted, and then I'd forget to tell people the stuff I really wanted to say. Of course, whatever I did say, was very loud and inappropriate. I knew it was time to go when I just blanked out on what I was talking about in mid-sentence and left the words just hanging out there to dry. I'm sure whatever it was I was going to say was really earth shattering, though.

Today, for some reason, I was tad hungover. Hmmm, I wonder what could have caused that? I ran my eight mile route very slowly. By the end of my run, I had sweat out most of the evil toxins that were bumming my high, and could go about the rest of my day.

Stinky had a friend over, so I made grilled cheese sandwiches and soup and then dropped them off at a movie. I took Coadster out for dinner to celebrate her making All-State. We were both pretty tired, so we ate our pasta and stared off into space a lot.

Since we were downtown, I stopped into 126 because I knew my friend A. was working and I never see her. We sat outside on a bench and chatted. At one point my friend Brice came out to take a little break and asked me if I still ran. He said he had just started. I asked him if he had experienced runner's high yet. He said, no. That now it still just kills him. I told him to stick it out and he would be rewarded with endorphins. He said, we'll see.

The football watching extravaganza got canceled on account of someone's (not mine, this time) hangover. It could have just as easily been mine, so I totally understand.


Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

Love the clours of those trees.. very pretty...

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...


Margaret said...

that crazy yellow/green girl looks so happy, glad your weekend was drama-free

Tara said...

I knew a guy in college who's name was Brice. Our creative writing professor kept calling him Lance, though.

It's always great when good things are happening in your life. I went to bed with a high last night just from laughing at stuff throughout the day.

I'm glad your migraine went away.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Depends on the tree, but I like a solid bright red. The bright yellow is good too, but can give me an eyeache. I love the first paragraph of this post - about saving up joy in your mouth like a squirrel for winter. Thanks!

booda baby said...

I hope you don't even bother trying to diet those extra pounds of deeeelicious stuff-you-dids. A gal can dine on that stuff for a long long time.

And I like them all, but prefer the red/orange/gold, not the neon bright stuff. As long as they smell right.

Yeah! All State!!

Stepping Over the Junk said...


minijonb said...

i like the red-orange leaves. they pop out of the side of the road when doing a color tour.

drink a lot of water to get over that hangover. take care!

fringes said...

Sorry about the Steelers. I had no idea they'd lost until a few hours ago. Those late games kill me.

egan said...

I'm partial to the red/orange combo. I guess what's cool is a red one right next to a yellow foliage tree.

laura b. said...

I like seeing all the pretty fall colors since we don't get that so much here.
I can completely relate to your feelings about wanting to store away all those good feelings..they will definitely be called upon for strength during the not-so-great times.
What a weekend, eh?

Remiman said...

Hmmmm....I met you under a brilliant scarlett tree last year, so, "Churlita scarlett" is my favorite, but I like yellows too, and orange is my favorite color, except when the blue sky shows through. Primarily...I like vivid!
Glad your life is good these days. ;)

evil-e said...

I have a front row seat for the headache scene these days. Miss R has trouble with them as well and I know just from being with her that you probably get pretty crappy when the meds don't work.

Love the pics.....and I will hopefully be "building" up an arsonal for Saturday. I am actually going to take part in my own creation....

Churlita said...


Thanks. I wish I could say I had something to do with that kind of beauty.


She did seem very happy. At least she wasn't hung-over like some of us...


I love laughing about the day, just before bed.


YOu're welcome. Don't you wish it were possible to save up the joy, though?

Booda Baby,

We got home the other night and smelled leaves burning. Stinky was so happy. She said that was one of her favorite smells.


You seem like a yellow girl. I think it's because you're so happy and full of life.


Thanks for the advice.That was exactly what I did.


I know - on both counts. Poor Steelers. The only times they've lost this season, were the games I missed...I'm just sayin'.


You are so right. I just didn't see that this weekend.


Yeah, it was a quite a weekend.


So what you're really saying, is that you like Fall.


Sorry to hear about the Mistress and her migraines. I don't wish those on anyone.

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Chance said...

I like yellow as a whole in the tree, but read for an individual leaf.

Now I have to listen to 'Accidents Will Happen.' And 'Oliver's Army.'