Wednesday, October 14, 2009

And You Can Trust Me Not to Think

Still gearing up for Halloween. Here is a photo of the girls playing in the cemetery when we lived right by it. That's a totally appropriate place for young children to play, isn't it?

Well, kids. It looks like I'm still sleep deprived and I think by now you know what that means, don't you? That's right. Another random post.

1.) They have this great program in our town where high school kids can take classes at the university that will transfer to their college. And get this; it's free. I know. Anyway, Coadster decided to use it to take an Italian class next semester. Cool, huh?

2.) I know I've ranted on here before about the inappropriate email addresses with which kids use to apply to our Big 10 university. I'm not a prude by any stretch, but dude. Seriously? You should refrain from using an email address with the number combination 69 either preceded or followed by the name of a sexual organ or practice. One of my favorites was the girl who's address was bleeding wh*re. Do you email your mom with that? So, my coworkers have heard my rant a time or two. Yesterday Coadster's application came through and one of them said, "Wow. Have you seen your daughter's email address?" As far as I knew, Coadster's had the same email address for years, and it is the name of a Van Morrison song. My co-worker then said, "Hmmm. Well, the one she used on her application is" I asked her to let me see that and she started laughing and said, "Sucka! I was just kidding. It was the one you said it was." Damn, I hate being so gullible.

3.) I called the banker guy and he blew me off. I think he's kind of a putz. He got the initial amount of the purchase wrong and he always gets me confused with some other potential home buyer. Today I called him and he told me he was in the middle of something and would call me right back. He lied.

4.) The realtor called me to talk about how we would arrange for our $1,000 remedy money. I asked her if she knew what was going on with the loan. She said she was under the impression that it had to be all approved by the end of this month. She said she'd try to contact the lender and if I don't hear from him by noon tomorrow, I'm going to call the underwriter person. I only have a few questions and it would take him about 5 minutes to address them. I realize we're all busy, but how hard is that? I need to know whether this is going through as soon as possible so I can try to sublet my apartment. See what I mean about the hurdles?

5.) I've been running a lot so far this week. Yesterday I ran my 7 mile route, which is a little more hilly than my normal one. I tried to run it at a faster pace. It was the last harder run I'm going to do before the "Run for the Schools" Coadster and I are racing in on Sunday. Today I just did a nice relaxing 6 mile route. My iPod decided I needed to listen to a lot of late 80's/early 90's music. Sure, it still played old stuff like Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips Part 2" and newer stuff like Coconut Records, "Nighttiming" and The Go! Team's "Ladyflash". But mostly it gave me The Breeder's "Cannonball" and Jane's Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing", Pavement's "Cut Your Hair" and The Gin Blossom's "Hey Jealousy". It was a pretty damn fun mix to run to.

6.) Okay. I'm going to try really, really hard to finally get some sleep tonight. It would be so cool to find me one of those attention spans I've been hearing about.


Ananda girl said...

Sweet dreams and best of luck!

Dagromm said...

That's a great gag your coworker pulled on you. I've got to find someone to use it on.

Remiman said...

If you find one of those attention spans, see if you can get one for me too. ;>)

Pamela said...

Yes, keep on top of them. They'll string you around and up and down if you let them. NEVER EVER assume all is going well. Realtor should know that.

She is your daughter, for sure.

another good thing said...

Hoping for good house news for you today.
I can't wait for the day I- all by myself - can buy a house- near the beach.
Are you listening, God?

booda baby said...

Curious timing on the no sleeping - you think it's BECAUSE you've got so much adult figuring going on? And now, when you have to negotiate and coax all these people into action's when you probably really need sleep.

My best trick? (I still wake up, but this is how I get BACK to sleep) - breathing exercises. Of course, sometimes I don't think of doing them for about an hour, but when I DO, they always work.

Churlita said...


Thanks. I'll take a double dose of both, please.


Cool. Let me know how that works for you.


Maybe I can get one of those two for one deals.


I know. It sucks that I have to, but it's important to me that everything run smoothly, so I'll do as much leg work as I need to to ensure that.


That's the tricky part - doing it by yourself. That single income with two kids makes it that much harder.

Booda Baby,

I am quite often sleep-deprived. Once I fall asleep, I'm down for the count. The hard part for me is turning my brain off at the end of the evening. Breathing exercises, you say?

Susan said...

Great thing about the guy doing my loan: I have his email address. I've only emailed him 4 times today.

Tara said...

I hear you about the inappropriate email addresses! Wow, you've seen some interesting ones! We try to discourage that at our school too, especially since our department helps the students find jobs. One kid's email address started with "bonerboy". I doubt an employer would want to hire that person. We convinced the kid to change his email.

Churlita said...


I have my guy's email address and 3 phone numbers. I've emailed and called and he never gets back to me. Putz.


Bonerboy is hilarious. Maybe it would work if he was trying to get a job as a porn star...

Nate said...

my loan approval came through day before closing. They really do sit on it. So annoying and stress inducing.

laura b. said...

ha! Yeah, we see those odd addresses from our teen volunteers...and sometimes they send emails with, uh, interesting signature lines.

I know your putzy loan officer will come through for you. Too bad he has to make you suffer for it. Thank goodness for daughters, running, and awesome tunes, right?

booda baby said...

She changes the videos on her site, but there are YouTube videos.

If the ones being featured don't have relaxation breathing thingies, just wait a bit. They'll show up.

She's a big time favorite of LA-peeps.

MrManuel said...

That free program for classes that transfer to college is wonderful. You would be kind of foolish not to take advantage of it!

That is awesome how your workers tricked you like that. Too funny!

Underwriters are notoriously slow at getting back to anyone!

Churlita said...


Don't tell me that. That would really stress me out.


"Thank goodness for daughters, running, and awesome tunes, right?"

Amen to that.

Booda Baby,

Thanks. I'll check it out.

Mr Manuel,

Yeah. It's a great program. I wish they had something like that when I was in high school.

AlienCG said...

I wish we had that program when I was in school. I think it would have helped me focus.

I have a few addresses including my professional address which is my real name. I still use my online moniker for all other e-mail.

I got lucky, my banker and realtor were on the ball. Unfortunately for you, they live in Cleveland.

My house sale went through pretty straightforward. There were no counters, no remedy money and no major problems.

Keep running. The triathlon is coming.