Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Nothing much

I'm drawing a blank this morning. I could talk about American Idol, but what is there to say except that they should just cut the show short and crown Melinda Doolittle the winner. Oh and wasn't Paula a mess last night? Something was wrong with her makeup and it made her upper lip disappear. They should just replace her with a gushing robot.

I could talk about how we finally notified the tenants upstairs about the acceptable hours of doing the laundry. I wrote a small note, something like "Hi, please refrain from doing laundry after 10pm as it causes too much noise. Thank you for your cooperation." Serge thought that I was very curt and beastly with the letter, so he wrote a big paragraph that tippy toes up to the point. And then he still felt guilty about it. I tried to explain that setting boundaries is nothing to feel guilty about, if anyone should feel guilty, it's the disrespectful tenants! (Even though I believe that guilt isn't really a useful emotion in any circumstance.)

I could talk about the weather, how it's finally warming up, and that today should see the death of the snow around our house. I could lament how it's such a slow news day, or detail the fish we had for dinner. I suppose I could ramble on about anything. But I'm not. Bear with me, this is off the top of my head at 6am.

18 comments:

kev said...

There is richness to the banal routines of life. Funny, but most of us, (I bet) can relate to these "nothing much" days, and find it refreshing to read the unprofound humdrum. Thoreau built his life on this concept.

Just illustrates the old cliche "Life is what happens while we are busy making plans".

Snooze said...

Do you have a time in the morning for laundry as well? I could handle the no laundry after 10 rule, as long as it was fine to start my laundry at 7am.

CoffeeDog said...

A gushing robot lol

Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing is what my favorite show of all time was based on, Seinfeld.
The only big news here is they found the father of Anna-nicole's baby and Don Imus called a girls basketball team a bunch of natty haired ho's. Ed

St. Dickeybird said...

Thank you, thank you! I know I'm not the only one struggling for topics!
:)

Ed said...

The upstairs tenants said to tell you they will do their laundry at 5 in the morning from now on. LOL.
The big story here is that Don Imus called a girls basketball team a bunch of Natty Ho's. oh, and Birkhead is the father of Anna Nicole's baby. Important stuff, no?

Polt said...

Christ, at 6 am, I'm not even awake yet! How DO you do it?

HUGS...

BTW...verification word today was:

getbutjck ???? (get butt jack??)

Chartruse said...

My friend lives in a multistory apartment building and their laundry room is closed and locked at 10:00 pm. I think your note was fair. Just put a sign on the laundry room door and start locking it.

Cooper said...

I would have been Serge composing a kind, rambling letter that the tenant would probably have ignored. The idea about a sign stating the laundry hours posted above the washer and dryer is a good one.

David said...

Your cut and dried note would have been my choice. People don't always read all the way through notes, and probably didn't even get to the part where Serge talked about the laundry.

I'm surprised. From reading your blog, I would have assumed the two of you would have had reverse stances.

GayProf said...

I would probably add something about the laundry whenever a new tenant moves into an apartment.

I've been stumped about a new post as well.

Bottle Job Blonde said...

I was stumped for two months.

Patricia said...

i cannot even express my disgust over the fact that somehow, sanjaya remains. and yes, melinda has been the winner for me, for weeks. i'm glad you're getting a warm-up. we're expecting 3-5" of snow today. merry spring. what kind of fish? see, i'd actually like those sorts of details :)

bardelf said...

Yes, 10pm is late enough to be doing any housework, especially the laundry.

It's finally raining here in NC to wash this godawful pollen away. Little yellow-rimmed puddles abound.

Mark in DC said...

I can't believe you haven't commented on yesterday's revelation of the identity of Anna Nicole's baby's father! Likely the most important news event of the decade, you seem to have really missed the boat.

I was going to include a series of symbols to indicate me grinning, but figured that would simply be redundant.

Mark

Dantallion said...

I like to do my laundry late at night from time to time. But that's only because I like to annoy my often inconsiderate asshole neighbour.

What can I say? Piss me off enough times and I turn into a 4 year old.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I love you no matter what, incoherent or not, even before your morning med's kick in.

dawn said...

I love your letter. Straight and to the point. I love Serge for wanting to write out a whole paragraph...cute.