(pigs in blankets — my idea, not his)
I don’t always listen to my husband. I mean, come on, the guy sprouts jazz hands and waves them in the air (like he just don’t care) on dance floors. But he’s pretty smart (never returns from NY without bagels and knishes for us) and every now and then he comes up with a pretty good idea.
He read a recent blog of mine and after offering his obligatory praise (see? smart) remarked that while he really liked it (dramatic pause while I failed in arching an eyebrow – seriously I am a biological bore – can’t roll my tongue either)… he said he thought it was a little long and remember when I used to write shorter, funnier pieces?
After I killed him in his sleep in my mind, I realized: Hmmm. He’s right.
A boatload of years ago I started blogging for the online version of a magazine-that-shall-not-be-named and used to post a slew of stories and funny experiences of my life. Kids being a**holes? Wrote about it. Husband being insensitive? Fer’surrre: written in all caps.
After that rag unceremoniously shut down their site (bitter much, T?) and I forged out on my own, I kinda got away from that. Well, also in fairness, my kids hit their adolescence stage of development when, you know, every incident was a CASTASTROPHE and their mom was SO INCREDIBLY LAME so I did my best to protect their identities and embarrassment.
Well, now that they’re all cusping on adulthood and clearly could care less about their mom’s online presence (Breaking News, Kids: Mom’s written a blog for a decade) I’m going to try to get back to that every now and then.
Sometimes I just want to rant (really? Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper is released? That is 100% bullsh*t).
Sometimes I just want to showcase my coolness (did you see Emila Clarke’s new tattoo of 3 baby dragons?) *flips hair * Sure, I follow her on Insta.
Sometimes I just want to throw a little shade on people I’ll never meet (MARIAH: PLEASE STOP WEARING LINGERIE IN PUBLIC).
Sometimes I just want to spotlight stupidity (must we still be reminding women not to throw their nasty sanitary products in the toilet with embossed signage?)
And sometimes I just want my friend Mike to read some of my stuff because he’s always saying, “You’re funny, T, but that sh*t’s too long for me to get through.” I get you, Mike, I get you.
So for these quick insights I’ll be keeping my eyes on the word count and when there’s a super short outburst coming your way I’ll use SHORT READ! or something like that in the title. Maybe I’ll just post Mike’s picture. Haven’t decided yet.
I’ve only got a few words left before signing off on this preliminary post of Seinfeld-nothingness so I’m just going to let everyone know I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole which is the “My Favorite Murder” podcast. Oh. My. Gawwwwd. I just love it. It is the hilarious reason why I’ve stopped interacting with my family while I’m cooking dinner and (admittedly) my coolness factor would have increased a year ago had I listened to my daughter and started it when she first told me about it. Their tagline is “Stay Sexy. Don’t Get Murdered.” They are the best.
(Found a fork in the bathroom again, though, sooooooo kids are still being occasional a**holes. Will have to get to that next time.)
Okay, that’s it. I’m out.
(check them out)
(and this is Mike after reading one of my blogs….)
Tina Drakakis blogs at Eyerollingmom and was featured in the 2014 Boston production of “Listen to Your Mother: Giving Motherhood a Microphone.” Her work has been featured in NPR’s “This I Believe” radio series yet she places “Most Popular 1984” on top of her list of achievements. (Next would be the home improvement reality TV show of 2003 but her kids won’t let her talk about that anymore). A witty mother of four, she takes on cyberspace as @Eyerollingmom on Twitter and Eyerollingmom on Facebook. and@Eyerollingmom on Instagram.
Missed the start of A Momoir? Catch up here:
Chapter 2, Click here: https://tinadrakakis.com/2017/08/13/chapter-2-sometimes-kids-suck-a-lot/
Chapter 3, Click here: https://tinadrakakis.com/2017/09/22/chapter-3-sorry-were-tied-all-kids-are-filthy/
Chapter 5, Click here: https://tinadrakakis.com/2018/04/20/a-momoir-chapter-5-the-magnitude-of-the-middle-aged-mom/