Friday, May 22, 2009


It's Friday! And the long weekend approaches! I don't have a lot planned, but I do hope to get some good relaxing time in. Some sitting and doing nothing time. Right now I'm in a pretty good mood. I just ate a cupcake, so there's that. And my luck seems to be turning: we closed on our refi, nothing has broken or exploded and oh, that bike race last weekend? 2nd place! I didn't even train for it. I did, however, suffer for it, as you can read for yourself if you care to. 

I'm sorry I've been so bad about updating but there's just so much going on. Last weekend was an unusually social one for us. Saturday morning we got up and moseyed down to the local farmer's market, which I hadn't actually ever been to because I'm always at the gym on Saturday mornings like a good little robot. 

Kenny has some old friends who have a farm and were there selling honey and homemade goat cheese. We bought some honey and also a loaf of bread and then dragged ourselves down to Brown's Island to register for the race. Then we went home, changed and got on our bikes and rode back. Race race race, ride home (bad idea, by the way. Even if you do live a few miles away from the course, don't ride down to the race because you will NOT want to ride home.) We had a late lunch and then I went to hang out with Kate for a while. We had important bead business to attend to and gossip to relay. 

Saturday evening we went and hung out with some of our mountain bike friends, one of whom had just graduated. Congrats, Jay! All weekend thunderstorms had been predicted, but the weather was perfect and we spent the evening in their back yard, eating and talking.  Eating and talking. Eating and talking. It was really fun and the most social we'd been in a while. No TV involved! 

SLEEP. Sunday was rainy and I was glad. We puttered and I played with my fabulous new secondhand iPhone, a gift from our friend Richard. It has a cracked screen so he upgraded and I was delighted to take the old one off his hands. I probably won't actually sign up for phone service, instead I'm just digging it's wifi capabilities. Internet in the grocery store! Internet in my kitchen! EMAIL ALL THE TIME. The other night Kenny and I were simultaneously TV-watching and interneting, he on his laptop, me on my iPhone. Happy as nerdy little clams. I know. 

Have a good weekend!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Night's Alright for...Stuff.

Sorry, I've had a lot going on lately but don't dispair! Nothing else has exploded, required great deals of money to fix or caught the swine flu lately, so things are improving. I hope. Tomorrow I thought I was just going to have a normal Saturday but my friend Paula has completely peer-pressured me into doing a bike race, which, up until last night I'd sworn I wasn't going to do, no way, no how. NO WAY, REALLY. And uh, all it took was her basically telling me I wouldn't suck in the race for me to be all, well, maybe. Fine. I'll do it. 

Hmph. And damn, am I a pushover or what? Got any fences need painting?  So yeah, that's tomorrow.

Sunday it's supposed to be back to cold and rainy, so I think I'll probably do some nothing and then maybe take a good long nap. OMG, SO EXCITING. THANK YOU FOR TELLING US THAT, LOSER. 

Sorry, I'll try to be more interesting soon.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


So, perhaps you remember April:

- $1,400 car repair. (Okay, technically this was in March, but I'm lumping it in.)

- Emergency root canal

Add to that a really sad funeral. And then I got sick and then we paid taxes. April sucked it real hard, but here comes May, right? Right? Go May!

Meet May:

- My department at work is moved into a smaller, windowless office space. Now, instead of my nice wooden desk I'm in a cube with my back to the room. To say this makes me twitchy would be an understatement.

- Worst Craft Show Ever, in which it rains (both days), we sell almost nothing, and a crazy person yells at me. This is the show where we normally make large buckets of cash, so when people took shelter from the rain in our tent and stood with their backs to us, we knew we were in big trouble. (Just FYI: it's really very rude to stand in someone's tent and not at least pretend to look at what they're selling.)

- Kenny calls me (while at the craft show of doom) because his truck died in a parking lot. And it's for real dead, completely dead-dead not just "dead." 

- It's rained every single stupid day for the past week. 

I know what you're thinking, I do. You're not thinking, "Oh, that poor, sweet dear!" No, you're backing away slowly thinking, "that is just some effed up shit and she is clearly cursed and probably also have that pig flu. Get away from me, witch."

And it's okay, I would do the same if I were not me and were instead someone else who doesn't have the WORST LUCK EVER.