I've come to the conclusion that my mantra for this week is "Sh*t I can't do".
Sh*t I can't do such as work from my proper desk while the RNC & DNC are on. Since the conventions [rudely] start in the middle of the day, I've found myself unable to wait 'til I get home to partake in the drivel even though I'm sick of a lot of it from both sides. But in the spirit of being informed, it's been two work weeks of moving my laptop to the area where the TVs are in the office.
Sh*t I can't do such as stop finding new things for our new place. For the first time in our life, we're actually moving somewhere with some SPACE (Keep in mind: Space to us = about 950 sq feet. This is a very city-specific comment) where I can buy things like a little dining set, an upgraded bed and a second end table. Back away from the modern furniture websites, Caitlin.
Sh*t I can't do such as pronounce the word "specific" when I'm talking fast. If you ever want to hear what a good, 'ol classic idiot sounds like - go ahead and ask me to say that word in a fast succession... it's really something special what comes catapulting out of my mouth.
AND, sh*t I can't do such as braid my own hair. I'm constantly surrounded by illustrious women in the city who have these exotic, intricate, woven braids in various styles atop their head. They're in ponies, they're in corn rows, they're in halo crowns - how are you all doing this? You can really twist your hair around your own head like that without your blood running out of your arms or passing out from boredom? Dang. If I weren't so busy being jealous I'd be impressed.
But I guess there's one thing I will say I can do. And that's perhaps be President some day. Gosh dangit if I haven't been a little teary-eyed seeing a female nominated to the main ticket. Strong ladies make me forever proud (even was awestruck at Ivanka's speech last week about women's rights!), I hate to sound all Spice Girlsy but I still get goosebumps from huge proclamations of "girl power" no matter what walks of life the messenger arrived from.
So I may not be able to do some sh*t but hey, at least "WE CAN DO IT!"