SoCS — Sign(s)

I got the song stuck in my head, ya know, “Long-haired freaky people need not apply…” I am a long-haired freaky person and I already have a job, so that’s cool, whatever, but you shouldn’t be like that, man. I got three inches cut off my hair last weekend, and I am no less freaky. I don’t look hippie-dippy-trippy but I am and in no way does this impact my job performance.

 

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My husband drives through parking garages like he’s the little red car in his Fisher-Price toy model, while I prefer to ride my brake at various levels. I do not need a speed limit sign, thank you.

Astrological signs? I’m Sagittarius and proud, so I’ve mentioned that a few times. So is The Mister and so is Moo, and I think I’ve mentioned that, too. In fact, Bubba and Sissy are Aries, so poor lil Libra Sassy has had to live her entire life fanning the flames of fire signs. You’d think she’d pair off with a cool Gemini, but she’s chosen a Leo. They had their first anniversary this month and he brought her flowers and took her out for ice cream, cause Leos are big on romance and gifts.

Signs that your immune system is wonky and you may need some downtime? I have three. You don’t wanna hear about them, and writing about them would only heighten my anxiety.

 

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Signs you’re tired? You cannot finish dinner, you don’t want dessert, you get grumpy and begin to whine about why the sun is still up at nine o’clock. Screw the dishes and get this bra offa me! You’re in bed by ten o’clock on Friday night and damn happy about it.

 

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I’m not often tired, but when I am, it’s real and it fills the air, thick with my disdain and the horror that it is. I get, like, Toddler Tired.

Signs you’re getting older? Good grief, what ISN’T a sign you’re getting older? Since I had children, I like to do this thing where I maximize my trips around the house. I go into the kitchen to stir the fettuccine, check the bread, and make myself some tea. I come back, sit down, and swear, cause DO I HAVE TEA? No!
The absolute worst times are when I go into a room to do a thing, do ten other things, and leave the room without doing the very thing I went in there to do.
This is getting worse with age. I guess the good part is I get up more often. Heh.

The signage in this city is whack. If I were from out of town, I would NOT like visiting here. I do go on about it. I think that may be a sign of age as well, because when I go down to visit my parents where all the officially old people live, I can’t help but notice the signs are fabulous. It’s like they don’t want you to get lost.

This sign I barely caught years ago is still my all time favorite email fail.
You can email her at mefail at aol. LAWL!

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday — SoCS ‘sign’ is brought to you by LindaGHill

 

 

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52 Responses to SoCS — Sign(s)

  1. Bahaaaaa! that email addy is hilarious.
    3 inches off your hair! I’d be like…I won’t another hair cut for a year! Of course if I took 3 inches off my hair now that I’m sporting a shorter cut I’d have a summer buzz!. 🙂

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    • joey says:

      I’m experiencing that weird feeling when you run out of hair during the wash 😛 But it had been about two years, so I feel good.
      I’m glad you liked the mefail too 🙂 Kills me!

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Tired is tired, it doesn’t matter how old you are. I get toddler tired when I’ve been babysitting our toddler grand-daughter! Takes me days to recover…. haha! It’s fun, but woo-wee talk about tired!

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    • joey says:

      Oh I believe you!
      Sometimes I look at new mommies my age, and I think I could never! I’m pretty sure it’s my kids who wore me out, lol, maybe the older mommies got to store up energy?!? lol
      🙂

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      • Erika says:

        I could tell a huge difference between having a toddler at age 31/32 vs. dealing with Little Man at 25/26. I never felt bone tired back then the way I do now. Forget having one at 40, I’d be dead.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    I love that email address. I always laugh when people put words out there that make a reduculous URL. I thought of the same song, but I used it.

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  4. orbthefirst says:

    Lol, @ aol. 😛

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  5. I get really tired so often especially when it is so Hot!!! I could probably do with losing 3 inches of hair at least but always regret it when I get it cut!! 😆

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  6. John Holton says:

    That song starts out great, then they start singing.

    I haven’t had a haircut in over three years. You’d think it’d be down to my ass by now, but it isn’t.

    There is (or at least used to be) a site called Engrish.com that had signs (mostly from Asian countries) that they tried to translate into English and, well, the results were not exactly accurate.

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    • joey says:

      Not a fan, eh? I don’t like the beginning, lol — aren’t we a pair?
      I’ve read that some people just cannot grow hair down to there, and since I’m like you, I tend to believe.
      I follow English World Wide, kinda the same stuff 😛 Good LOLZ in there!

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  7. Well that just about covers it. I just got a shorter cut and just in time for the heat wave. 🙂

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    You know what they say – never trust anyone over thirty (or Geminis).

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  9. Alice says:

    I have been toddler tired going on three weeks now. Sleeping in every chance I can (and sometimes when I can’t #oops), napping every afternoon (in bed right now, matter of fact!), leaving work early multiple days cuz I’m so tired I hurt…

    So tired, it’s like I can’t catch my breath after a mad dash up a hill. Only the dash ended 3 weeks ago! (Saturday, 6pm, Memorial Day weekend, to be exact.) Too tired to write anything of substance, which is SUPER annoying.

    Too tired to be writing this comment, honestly, but that burn you threw at Carrol the Aged was pretty sweet and I wanted to be sure I told you so. 😀

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    • joey says:

      Whisper has some wicked good memes 😀
      You’ve been toddler tired for weeks? Should you see a doctor? Does this just happen to you sometimes? (I really don’t know.) That sounds miserable. I hope you start feelin better soon. I have missed your writing. Your absence has been noted. Course, I figure the longer I have to wait, the better it will be.
      I woke up with the sun at 5:20 cause my body doesn’t care that I didn’t want that…

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      • Alice says:

        Yeah, this happens to me sometimes — though, now that I have recovered through so many other layers of healing, this is the very first time I have been able to 1) realize what’s really going on [think: background noise finally cleared out] and 2) identify the cause [ie, PTSD — this is the fallout from my neuroendocrine system running in constant fight-or-flight mode for many months, then finally letting go. Because reasons. Which are also finally making sense].

        So, yeah. A lot going on. Which I will — EVENTUALLY — write about. 🙂

        Just as soon as I can gather the strength to hold a pen…

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        • joey says:

          Oh yes. Okay. Well l am VERY glad you’ve gotten well enough to know what’s going on. Layers and layers, relatable. I’m pleased some things are finally making sense.
          You take all the time you need to heal, of course, and rest up for the pen lifting, Alice ❤

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  10. I died laughing about mefail…at aol, no less! It reminded me of the time a dear friend started a realty firm. It was a great location that overlooked a pretty stream. Their first ad in the paper proudly announced that Overlook Reality was in business. Reality is often overlooked I suppose. By the way, I’ve nominated you for the Entertainer Blogger Award here https://wordpress.com/post/mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/4879

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  11. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve been toddler tired my whole life. I can only imagine how difficult it is for someone who’s not used to it to deal with it. Of course, with less hair you must feel lighter so that helps. [Never heard of Whisper so I’m off to explore. If I have enough energy.]

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    • joey says:

      Ally Bean, you have my sympathy. Completely. Generally I struggle to sleep. I envy good sleepers, having never been one. I can barely stand myself when I’m tired. 😦 I don’t think other people know what to think or how to stand me. 😦
      Enjoy Whisper — it’s a magical place.

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  12. pluviolover says:

    When I retired, I decided that every day would be Saturday. It’s not. There is still a Monday in every week, sometimes more than one. Signs you’re getting old? Breathing. The only thing on your calendar is a “doctor appointment.” Young ladies give up their seat on the subway for you (and that was years ago). The thought of doing nothing makes you smile. Forgetting becomes the best excuse ever–for everything.

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  13. I’m in need of a haircut, but it always ends up shorted than I envisioned, so I put it off until beyond when my ends are unsightly. I’m easily sidetracked, so I often find that I’ve forgotten to do what I set of to do. I just finished reading a test based on the time and location of your birth and all the rising stuff that I’m not well-versed in. I knew that I fit the Virgo personality pretty well, but the other stuff was pretty shockingly accurate as well. Our house has 2 Libras, a Pisces, a Leo, and me, the Virgo. One of my emails is still my first ever and at AOL. I just still have a sentimental attachment to it. 🙂 But it isn’t about a fail. lol.

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  14. Every now and then I give thought to growing my hair out again like it was back in high school, but I’d look like Rex Ryan’s brother, or Moses/Charleton Heston after his burning bush encounter.

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    • joey says:

      I’m a fan of grow it while you got it, because my poor son, 24 and….
      But I can see you do have the cheekbones of Moses, and that could be its own story, now couldn’t it?

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  15. JoAnna says:

    Hey! I’m a hippy dippy trippy (naturally), Sagittarius, too! My first husband was also, but I think he must have been on a cusp or something. And if you have a job PLUS kids, you are allowed to be tired sometimes, no matter how young you are.

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  16. Jami Carder says:

    Get this bra offa me! Ha ha!

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  17. Erika says:

    Laugh at mefail, but people won’t forget her address whenever they need whatever the hell it is she’s advertising that I can’t read. (And even more people won’t forget her address when they want to prank someone, poor woman.)

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  18. Benson says:

    When I was a kid; before Interstates; we always drove state roads to get to my Grandpa’s. The only speed limit signs were in those endless small towns on the way. After leaving the town limits there would be a sign telling you to resume s safe speed. With that Libertarian piece of advice my old man would crank his 57 Chrysler Saratoga up to 80 or more. Whatever he felt comfortable about. Never had one accident or ticket. Except for running a light in some no horse town at 4 AM by some cop with insomnia. I think that may be the prevailing notion on North Meridian Street where the driving speed is usually 10 to 15 mph over the posted limit, no matter how many sighs. The rebellion continues.

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    • joey says:

      I think you may be right. I treat most of Meridian like a highway! 😀
      My grandad used to tell this story of driving out west with my grandmother, in the Roadmaster — When he fell asleep she was at a cruising speed, when he woke up she was doin 95. She’d get so snippy, “There wasn’t anyone around! I could see for miles!” They say I drive like her ❤

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  19. Prajakta says:

    That’s way too many signs to read… and I need to chop 3 inches! My hair has grown long enough to nest a family of penguins.
    Or sparrows.
    Thanks for the reminder 😀😀

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  20. Love the Carol burn, too. Have to confess, if it weren’t for the recent “fake news” kerfuffle, (if kerfuffle isn’t too fluffy a word for it – others might say cluster-you-know-what) I wouldn’t have learned the term false equivalency.
    “Signs that your immune system is wonky and you may need some downtime? I have three.”
    ooh. take care, girl.
    Hysterical post, but I get the notion that you are running on fumes. Hope you can program in some restoration time.

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  21. bikerchick57 says:

    Two thumbs up for Bob Ross and his happy little tree!

    As for the signs of getting older, I could tell you a few things, but I don’t want to scare you.

    By the way, what am I doing here and who is this person named Joey?

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  22. You’re too funny 🙂
    Love the bench best!

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  23. marianallen says:

    OMG, it isn’t even Friday, and you’re killing me with laughter! The “You’re too young to be tired” comeback is wickedly hysterical, or hysterically wicked. Toddler-tired. Yeah. That’s a thing, all right.

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  24. Skipah says:

    Bob Ross for the win!

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