Oct 20, 2009

Oh, yeah, life goes on...

Today did not start off well in the AP household. I woke up achy and cranky and feeling all overly-sensitive. Jake woke up being a nasty little bitch. No, make that a nasty big bitch. Every damn word I said, he snapped at or rolled eyes at which, of course, made me cry. He, seeing me cry, turned nastier, which made me a despondent mess. I very, very rarely cry so I was horribly offended he didn't try to help make me feel better while he, on the other hand, apparently felt like I was doing it to try to make him feel bad. I have no idea what was wrong with either of us but it was miserable as hell. We'd planned all along to go thrift-storing so we went and didn't speak a word to each other the whole way there. Once in our first store, though, the thrill of a deal got to us both and we spent an house going through stacks of old record albums that were on sale for 50 cents each, picking 8 fairly rare ones out. By the time we said "Hey, you want this one?" to one another eleventy hundred times, we both had settled our asses down a lot and were feeling better. Once we finished at the third store, the earlier part of the day was forgotten (only not really...I hold grudges even though he'd apologized by then) in the thrill of finding 12 great albums, a (new, still with tags!) pleather jacket for him, in addition to a warm fleece jacket and two *very cool suit jackets, reminiscent of Bowie's Thin White Duke days. A couple of bottles of cold Vault and a good caffeine rush later, we had dry eyes and a civil tongue between us. Man, I hate days that start off this way, though, they exhaust me.

On the way home, we did one of our favorite things and swung out through the projects. We both have a weird fascination with 'hood life or something because we get way too much of a thrill from doing this. Today we saw a huge transvestite hooker in hot pants, a lingerie top and leg warmers. That's sort of exciting for a midday Tuesday. We saw a guy with an ankle monitoring bracelet walking blocks away to a liquor store. So much for that bracelet, huh? Of course we also saw the requisite drug dealing, but I must admit I've never seen it being done quite so openly. I wanted to idle up and tell them to be discreet. We did have to quickly leave when Jake rolled down the window and yelled "HEY! THAT'S MY BIKE!!" to some thug sitting on a bike in a parking lot. Lol...getting our asses kicked was only going to make my day worse, I figured. I know, I know. You're wondering how we stand all this excitement, aren't you?

I do question why every single time we go anywhere, we hear "Jack and Diane" on the radio. It's really unsettling.

Edited a few hours later: Can I just say that my son is a complete asshole again? So much for the good turn it all took earlier. Uggggggghhhh. Self-absorbed, arrogant, rude little fucktard. I hope he has a child just like him someday.

7 comments:

won said...

It sounds like there was something in the air yesterday with sons trying their momma's patience.

Hoping today's better for you.


Oh, and "eleventy hundred" - I love that phrase.

Trudy said...

I had the child just like me that my mom wished for daily.

Really Frugal said...

Love your wish for your son. I leave the room to laugh evertime my granddaughter smarts off to her mom in a particularlt effective way. I always warned her it would come back to bite her. Good luck!

MY LIFE WITH BOYS! said...

OMG where do you live to see that much excitement? The worst thing here might be someone begging for food/money. I would be to scared to drive into a project. Sorry about your son; scary thought for me. I have 3 of them!!

Kristin said...

Oh, the joys I get to look forward to. Mine is only 3. Sorry to hear and hope he snapped out of it. I always wish my sister twin boys with ADD...yeah, very mean of me but whatcha gonna do?s

Anemone Pie said...

MLWB, I live in Brevard County, FL. For safety reasons I will tell you I saw all this in Cocoa and I do not live in Cocoa. Thankfully. I will say you have to go out of your way to get into the projects, which we did and do. It provides us with amusement. We could just go to the movie but we're cheap.

Julie said...

Awww AP I'm so sorry you two had a bad day. It so sounds like my son and I. TO THE TEE...gotta love it!! Atleast he's finally got a place of his own.