One of my favorite quotes from the Simpsons, the one where Homer becomes smart after removing the crayon in his brain: “I’m a Spalding Gray in a Rick Dees world.” At least I think that’s the episode. I could be wrong, but I know that’s the quote.
Now it’s just Rick Dees in a Rick Dees world.
I think there are people who don’t like me anymore, or at least not as much or in the same way they once did, because I’ve had a baby. I guess I can understand that, but it makes me feel kind of bad, you know? And in my little circle of friends, a lot happens that I don’t know about, because I’m not there, because I’m removed, because I can’t go out and I can’t hang out and I can’t do the things I used to be able to do with them. It makes me feel a little sad, not just that I’m missing out, but that this is the way things are now. I’m still part of the group, but not really. Because I have a kid and no one else does. And until they do, our lives will be different.
And it’s all pretty much my fault. It isn’t like I’m making some great effort; most of the time I am so distracted or tired or such a zombie that I forget to make/return calls and email and I’ll stay home rather than try to find a babysitter to go out. So in essence I’m choosing to be on the outskirts of the circle. I just wish my stupid girlfriends would start having babies already. You’re not getting any younger, girls!
And loafe would like to congratulate my friend Tonya on the birth of her baby boy. Happy Birth!
- spinning and spinning.
- our 1st accident.