Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Not much new to report, just odds and ends. So I thought I'd give you a run down in numbers:

17 - The number of years that Scott and I have been together, as of today. Yep it's the anniversary of our first date (which was supposed to be a one night stand - obviously I am not clear on the concept of one night stand).

8 - The number of times I've listened to Duffy's Warwick Avenue since Monday.

4 - The hour of the morning that I finally dragged my sorry butt home the other night. It's fun to go out drinking with co-workers after a late night at the restaurant, it's even more fun if you don't have to stop drinking at last call because it's the bar you work in and the bartender is there drinking with you.

9 - The number of days that it's taken for this sunburn on my back to stop hurting and itching.

3 - The number of days that Scott has been mad at me since I came home at 4:30am (sure, I left at 4, but it took a half an hour to get home).

10 - The number of times I've apologized for not calling and coming home so late. Even though I'm not really all that sorry.

6 - The number of loads of laundry Scott has done while sighing heavily and rolling his eyes - his way of telling me that I should be doing the laundry, not him

2 - The number of birthday cards I need to make for birthdays that I missed.

11 - The number of magazines I've looked through lately looking for a good haircut (number found is zero).

5 - The number of Double Stuff Oreos I had in place of breakfast.

12 - The number of times I've had squirt vile pink medicine down my cat's throat since Wednesday. The good news is that we're almost done, the bad news is that I think the cat is plotting something.

7 - The number of times one of my clients has called in the last two days to find out when his tile would be in.

1 billion - The numbers of typos I've made today, seriously having typing issues.

Current Music: Heartbeat - Scouting for Girls

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pop Quiz

Today we have a multiple choice quiz, let's see how you do...

1. It's Monday, you've left work early to get your hair done, but that leaves some extra time when you get back. Once you get home do you:
    A. Start the ginormous pile of laundry that needs doing.
    B. Get on line and do some blogging ('cause you are really behind).
    C. Sit on the deck in the sun, read a book and have a glass of wine.
    D. Work on the cards that you've been needing to get done for ages.

2. Tuesday rolls around, you have to take the cat to the vet and go grocery shopping. But after all that you've got a little more time, so do you:
    A. Do the laundry that you still haven't done.
    B. Weed the garden, it's over run (again).
    C. Curl up on the sofa with the sick kitty and watch TV.
    D. Do the work you took home to do.

3. Happy Hump-day! Your boss made you want to run screaming from the building, so you did - an hour early. Should you:
    A. Do the laundry, it's still on the hall floor.
    B. Sit around playing on the laptop and watching the Olympics.
    C. Go for hot dogs and a movie with your husband.
    D. Medicate the sick cat then go to bed.

4. It's Thursday, the weekend is in your sights, but you've got a ton of work to (from leaving early all week). You could:
    A. Still do the laundry, it hasn't magically done it's self.
    B. Make your husband a lavish meal in true June Cleaver fashion.
    C. Work late and get things done, but be really pissy about it.
    D. Clean up the two piles of cat puke that you found down stairs.

If you answered C to each question, then you had the same week I did - see, it doesn't always suck to be me.

If you answered B or D to each question, way to get things done!

If you answered A to each question there's still plenty of laundry here for you to do, come on over (I still have wine left from Monday).

Current Music: It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson

Monday, August 11, 2008

"Thinking of You"

I love to make cards, but I've never made a Sympathy card. I've always just gone and bought one when I needed one. I mean, who wants to have those around - it seems like borrowing trouble. Not the mention the fact that I hate Sympathy cards - they never really say what you are thinking. But then, given the circumstances, what can you say?

I made my first sympathy card today. I had to make it, it was to send my condolences to a family that just lost their infant daughter, not yet three months old. Hallmark doesn't make a card for that, do they.

All I could say was "Thinking of You" - because that much is true. I am thinking of them, thinking how unfair it is for such a horrible thing to happen to such nice people. I'm thinking that I'm angry that a sweet little baby had to leave this planet way too soon.

But what else could I say? I couldn't say that the universe sucks and there is no way that they should have to be going through this. I couldn't say that what ever deity they believe in has let them down by not answering the prayers of many who had hoped that she would recover from her fall. I couldn't say that they would be okay, is anyone ever okay after the death of a child?

So I'll think of them, and maybe I can bear some of their sorrow, because right now they have too much to bear.

Current Music: Wasted - Brandi Carlile

Thursday, August 07, 2008

What's New

My guilt over my neglected blog has gotten the better of me. Alas, I don't have much to report. I've had a ton of random things running about in my head, some of them might be blog worthy, maybe just I wasn't feelin' it this week.

But in case you were interested...

  • Scott is the biggest hypochondriac (I blame his very Jewish mother). He had a headache the other day, which he then decided must be a migraine (even though he has never had one before). I suggested that perhaps - since he was describing his symptoms as headache, backache, nausea and fatigue - that he may have a flu. He immediately decided that was it and went home for the day. Near as I can tell, he didn't have either.

  • I went to a horse camp on Saturday (just to pick up, not to stay) - that was interesting, in a boring, horsey kind of way. On the plus side of things I got to see a llama with a very unusual under bite. I'm not sure if there's much call for orthodontia in farm animals, but if there is this place has a patient!

  • The Olympics are starting soon, so TV is over for a while. Though it does give me an excuse to go do the gardening I've been neglecting all summer. Oh and maybe read a book.

  • I may have to buy a mouth guard to wear to work - every time one of my bosses starts talking to me I start grinding my teeth. And even if it doesn't help my teeth, maybe it will keep me from saying something to them that I might regret.

  • I spent the better part of an hour trying to return a bra at Victoria's Secret today. Yes, very young manager chick, I realize that wore it and that's bad. But your sales lady told me that I wouldn't fall out of the top of it - and I did, at work. So I would like a different bra please, preferably one that I don't fall out off in front of clients. Is that too much to ask for?

  • While I was at Victoria's Secret I decided to placate the young manager chick and I bought some new underwear (5 for $25 is a pretty good deal, right?). I now have sayings like "I kissed the quarterback" and "team pink spirit" on my underwear. I think I may have reached the point in my life where I should stop buying underwear, and maybe bras, at Victoria's Secret.

  • Due to peer pressure, I've joined Facebook. I have no idea what to do next.

Anything else you guys need to know?

Current Music: Trucker Hat - Bowling for Soup

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