1.25.2012

Waiting for Baby: Read a Book.

Now three days after my due date, I am practically going insane with boredom, anxiety, and impatience. Mostly anxiety.

I am both blessed and cursed (at the same time) by the barrage of concerned friends, family, and coworkers, all willing to text/email/call/Facebook message me every day with requests for updates and news… um, guys, do you really think I WOULDN’T tell you if I knew anything?

I truly appreciate the support, but I really don’t need to be reminded that he’s not here yet. I know.

While browsing around online, I found this list of “101 Things to do When You’re Overdue (or Close)” ...But a lot of the items are things I've already done, or things that I’m physically unable to do, being on bed rest and all…

One of the things I can do (besides watch a TON of crap TV) is to read. It only hurts mildly to hold the book up and open (bet you didn’t think of that, but it’s true – stupid hands!), and I do like to read. So far I’ve burned through two whole books, and I’m about 1/3 of the way through a third.

books

The first book I read was Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good by Corey Taylor of Slipknot. I bought this book last summer and never really got around to it until now. I’m a fan of Corey Taylor and Slipknot, but I gotta tell you, I really wasn’t into this book… I prefer narrative-style stories in somewhat chronological order, and I expected this book to be more biographical in that way. Corey Taylor interjects small life stories into his rants (organized by a chapter for each “deadly sin”), but they’re out of order, not very frequent, and buried by ramblings and clich├ęs and stream-of-consciousness meant to be sarcastic humor. Boo Corey Taylor. I really wanted to like your book.

The second book I read was My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses by Steven Adler. This book was WAY more my style. A straightforward biographical narrative of Adler’s journey from childhood to present, documenting his struggle with drugs and alcohol during his rise to fame as drummer for Guns N’ Roses from 1985 – 1990. Having already read the Slash book several years ago, I found this book to be a nice companion piece that reveals another side of the story of the band.

Currently, I’m reading Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. It’s from 2005, but I never got around to reading it until now. In fact, I don’t even own it – I traded with my next door neighbor (he took The Dirt by Motley Crue). As I stated earlier, I’m only 1/3 of the way through right now, but so far it’s telling the story in the same structure as the Steven Adler book – something I really enjoy. I’m surprised at how long this book is! But it’s going down easy. One of the things I also enjoy noticing is how many of these bands and musicians cross paths along each of their respective journeys. In his book, Adler mentions crossing paths with a young Flea (of Red Hot Chili Peppers)… and, of course, Flea is also featured (albeit in a more prominent role) in Kiedis’ book. But they’re all from the same times and places, so it’s only natural they would have crossed somewhere. It’s amazing to realize how many of these messed-up kids ended up hitting it big in music when you hear their stories behind everything…

So, if you’re looking for something to read, and enjoy depressing drug-addled tales of rock musicians as much as I do, you may want to try one of these books out.

now playing:
It’s So Easy – Guns N’ Roses
Appetite for Destruction



1.23.2012

Super bored... help!

Today is my due date.  Am I in labor?  Am I in the hospital? Have I already had the baby?  Do I even feel any contractions?  NO.  None of the above.

All I do is sit and watch TV, read books, and mess around on Pinterest.  Do you have a Pinterest account?  Find me and follow me!  I've been wasting a lot of time on here lately, and I'm always looking for more ideas and inspiration.

pinterest

If you're not on Pinterest and you'd like an invite, give me your email and I'll send you an invite ASAP!  (It's much faster if I invite you, rather than signing up and waiting for Pinterest to send you an invite... I'm told that takes a week or more...)

p.s. Also - I'm really digging the new "reply" function on comments in Blogger, but mine isn't always working... sometimes I click (and click, and click) but the box won't pop up... anyone else having this problem?  It randomly worked once or twice, but more often than not it doesn't work.  Boooo.

now playing:
Limelight - Rush
Moving Pictures

1.17.2012

A Quick Check-in...

39 weeks, 1 day...

Well, no baby yet... I'm terribly bored right now - I can't type much on account of the carpal tunnel, and I can't get up and do much of anything since my doctor put me on bed rest due to high blood pressure last Friday.  I'm just sitting here, feet up on the recliner, watching really bad TV, and getting up every 10-15 minutes to pee.  Fun.  I've also been instructed by my doctor to seriously restrict my salt intake due to some major swelling, so I can't even entertain myself with yummy food or take-out.  Bummer!

I just wish this baby would hurry up and get here!!!  I want to have normal person abilities again!!!

But Todd (and the rest of my family, friends, and coworkers) have been really supportive.  Last night, Todd and I were joking around about timing contractions (whenever it is that they decide to finally start coming) according to heavy metal songs.  He even made me this chart:

blue sparkle

I love that even when I'm feeling really down, Todd can still make me laugh.  I'm picturing the doctor right now when I call on the phone...
Doctor: "How far apart are your contractions?"
Me: "Well, they started out at Rush, but we've progressed to an Iron Maiden at this point."

Nice.

now playing:
Killers - Iron Maiden
Killers

1.06.2012

I'm sorry!

In case you missed my Tweets and Facebook posts, I've got full-on pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel in both hands. Even typing is painful. So no blog posts til after baby... sorry...


Promise to have lots of fun to share - baby shower - baby room - and baby pics!  Plus, the great name unveiling!  We also have tickets for Gigantour in February, so that'll be fun to talk about (in non-baby-related news), too!


p.s. My due date = January 23rd... so stick around!


now playing:
Megadeth - Use The Man
Cryptic Writings
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