The Current State of Affairs & Our Path Forward

Hi Darling Ones,

Because I still blog like it’s 2002, I feel the need to keep you abreast of any planned lapses in content delivery. For real, if a blogger missed too many days in a row people got legit worried. Were they dead? Did they abandon their blog? What mysterious circumstances would prevent them from telling us all about the delicious turkey sandwich they had for lunch? The possibilities were endless.

I also like to pretend I’m the CEO of this joint, which is a properly run, profitable corporation and bust out all the corporate speak I can remember from my days as a cube-drone in the early-aughts. I don’t why this cracks me up, but it does. Maybe because as I type this I’m wearing fuzzy, grey pajama pants and have Jenny Lewis pumping through my beloved yellow cans.

Speaking of Ms. Lewis, have you heard her latest song “Puppy & a Truck?” It’s hilarious and with a few edits it could be my life. Though, I will not be getting a puppy anytime soon. I got Wendell. He plays fetch like a dog. However, ever since Walter got here yesterday this song has been playing on repeat in my head. Because now I have a puppy and a truck. You know Ruby’s a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 right? And while Walter is an old man now, and I never knew him as a puppy (he’s a rescue), he’s still a puppy in my heart.

So here’s the current state of affairs.

  • Last night I made my sister & brother-in-law watch the AMAs. My brother-in-law was treated to my sister and I singing all the words to all the songs during the New Edition/New Kids on the Block melody.
  • My sister is working while she’s here. She has a lot of meetings where she talks a lot very loudly. I got the noise cancelling on and it is no match for her. Also, it’s hilarious to hear her explain to the other meeting participants about her book/Funko Pop background (she’s working from my dining room table).
  • My brother-in-law got a new iPhone today (because we kept making fun of his old phone which still had a button) and he already threw away the box it came in. He hasn’t even had it for four hours! The man is a legend.
  • My sister had me read one of her academic papers she and her colleagues are submitting for publication to make sure their argument was cogent. It was a lot of pressure, but I think I passed. It was kind of an honor.
  • I have two books I need to talk about once I’m done thinking about them. One is The Sentence by Louise Erdrich and the other is A Face for Picasso by Ariel Henry.

Anyway, don’t expect much out of me for the rest of the week. Sister #4 arrives tomorrow and the chaos of a full house does not prove conducive for thinking, writing, or doing any thing but surviving my super extroverted sisters. Thankfully, they all leave Friday so I have an entire weekend to recover.

Thankful for you always,
Jodi

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4 Comments

  1. Amy Abts 22.Nov.21 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve read your blog forever and knew you had a sister but how did I miss the fact you have 4? I mushed them all into one.

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  2. Jodi Chromey 22.Nov.21 at 5:14 pm

    I have three younger sisters. I’m Sister #1 because I’m the oldest (and, frankly, the best — though they might disagree).

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  3. theluckynun 30.Nov.21 at 4:56 pm

    I’m having all kinds of thoughts about The Sentence and nobody to discuss it with. I’m interested to read what you have to say.

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    1. Jodi Chromey 01.Dec.21 at 3:13 pm

      I think I’m gonna read it one more time before I say anything. I ripped through it super fast because I really loved it and probably missed a ton.

      Reply

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