Wednesday, August 26, 2009

'Cause What You See You Might Not Get

Coadster giving herself bunny ears for some reason.

Well, I did get the pain with that migraine after all. Luckily, my migraine meds took care of it after a while, but I'm still all different kinds of wonky, so you get another random post. Come on, you know you all love bullet points....Or how about numbers instead?

1.) I'm on this new kick where I want to try and get a little more serious about doing actual writing on here. I know I go through this a couple of times a year, and then I lose it and then I find it again. So, if I start posting weird shit that doesn't seem like it's at all about my mundane daily activities, just remember you've been warned.

2.) Somebody found my blog by Googling, "shoveling shit in Iowa" and now I'm thinking I should change the name of my blog to that. It would be way more accurate than Churlish Figure.

3.) I recently started reading W. Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge at a friend's suggestion and I'm really enjoying it. I don't know how I missed it in my younger years, but I'm so glad I'm reading it now.

4.) I ran into a woman friend last week and she was telling me about how she's been in a really bad relationship. She said she knew the guy was a jerk and treating her badly, but she couldn't get over him. She decided to talk to her therapist about it, who just happens to be originally from England. After she told her the whole story, her therapist said, "He sounds like a total fucking wanker. Why are you shagging him?!" My friend said once her therapist put it that way, she had to wonder the same thing. I guess some vernaculars are more powerful than others...

5.) This is my first full work week in I don't know how long. I forgot how fast time flew when I don't have the luxury of vacation time. How the hell do I get everything done when I'm at work five days a week again? Yeah, I know. Wah, fucking wah.


NoRegrets said...

I think that's an EXCELLENT name for your blog. And what a great therapist.

AlienCG said...

I second the new blog name idea, very cool. I look forward to reading what you write. I love random posts.

Remiman said...

Esoterica suits you; can't wait to read what comes off your pen now.

Tara said...

Our English friends and therapists have a wonderful, different way of phrasing things. I like it.

laura b. said...

I like all of your writing...the creative and the day-to-day.

I am feeling that name...very catchy.

I read that just a few months ago, having missed it in my youth as well. I enjoyed it.

I think sometimes different words reset your brain or something. I'm glad it helped your friend not to shag that wanker anymore :-)

I need a few more shortened weeks. Lots to be said for that. Cry if you want to!

Ananda girl said...

Hey... I know what you mean. I'm about to go back to work after a whole summer off and I'm still and wah wah!

I love your random thoughts posts. I'll be looking forward to whatever you write. I've never been disappointed here.

That name... hahahaha... I like it.

jeci said...

I love when you experiment with your writing! (And tell your friend that while her boyfriend is a wanker, her therapist sounds like a keeper.)

Churlita said...


I agree to both statements.


Thanks. that's so nice of you.


I'm afraid you'll be pretty disappointed. It's mostly just rough drafts of ideas.


She certainly didn't mince words, but sometimes people need that.


Ha ha.. Here's to not shagging any wankers!


Good luck. I hope your transition goes smoothly.


I agree. Her therapist's kids went to school with my daughters and she's really cool.