I can remember when I used to blog at the end of every weekend to recap whatever it was we had done and somehow it was funny and silly and made people laugh. I know because they told me that I was funny and made them laugh. I haven’t done that in a long long time. Maybe just because I’m lazy, realistically it’s probably because I’m lazy, but also: OLD.
Weekends used to be parties and trips and race cars. Now weekends are naps and laundry and then more naps possibly followed by an exciting trip to the grocery store. Really, you don’t understand just how amazing a good nap is when you’re in your early 20s. I mean, you don’t if you’re doing your early 20s properly.
One funny thing did happen though. Well, funny in retrospect.
Saturday night Ben went to bed early because he had to be up early to run a 5K and I stayed up to “knit a few more rows”. I had started to finish watching Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (which, TANGENT, is my second most favorite movie in the world which makes me seem like a HORRIBLE judge of movies but it has a great deal to do with the fact that I’m a huge sentimentalist and it I can’t see it without thinking of my high school years fondly so stop judging me, asshole. /TANGENT)
Cassidy suddenly came bounding down the stairs and yelling something at me in a horribly high pitched squeal that resembled something like what I’d assume a tortured hyena sounds like about her friend Joel wanting to say hi. I mean, I assuming it was “bounding” because I don’t know what else it is you call it when a teenage girl manages to clear an entire set of stairs in three steps and 1.89 seconds.
I think I said okay. I don’t actually remember because before I knew what was happening the dogs were trying to eat Joel’s face and Cassidy was still using hyena voice and EVERYBODY SHUT UP, I’M MISSING KEVIN COSTNER’S ASS ON THE TV.
She asked if they could “hang out” and I didn’t want them in the house because Ben was trying to sleep but I didn’t want to be That Mom I Swore I’d Never Be and chase this poor kid out of my house with a butcher knife so I told her she could go somewhere with him and to be home by 10:30PM. TEN THIRTY. If my mom had given me a TEN THIRTY curfue at 15 I’d have spit battery acid in her face before slamming ALL THE DOORS and leaving anyway because YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME (PS CAN I HAVE SOME MONEY!? THANKS!).
So off they went.
And I spent the next 1 hour and 15 minutes rotating between:
1) FREAKING THE FUCK OUT SHE JUST LEFT WITH A BOY
2) Check clock on phone
3) WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING SHE’S WITH A BOY
4) Check the clock on the TV
5) WHY IS SHE FIFTEEN!? SHE WAS JUST FIVE, LIKE, LAST WEEK
6) Check the clock on iPad
7) MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE GONE WITH THEM THAT WOULDN’T SEEM ODD AT ALL I’M, LIKE, TOTALLY COOL MAN
8) Check clock on microwave
9) Drink glass of wine to stop hyperventilating
10) Check clock on oven
This entire process took about 60 seconds so I repeated it 75 times till they got home at which point I made sure to act like I was totally cool, man.
They went to Starbucks. I LOVE STARBUCKS! I COULD HAVE GONE TO STARBUCKS TO HANG OUT! I’M FUCKING COOL! MAN!
He’s a really nice kid. I mean, he’s a really nice kid around me. Which means he’s at least smart enough to be polite in the presence of a crazy woman and that can say a lot about a kid. He even thanked me for letting Cassidy hang out since they hadn’t seen each other in awhile and even though they are just friends I decided that I like him and they are allowed to hang out again.
In another 15 year.
How was your Halloween? It was fun having a costume contest at work even though I didn’t win! I dressed up as Spock. Well, I never really said I was Spock, people just assumed and I let them run with it. Really, I was just a femaly Vulcan Science Officer. If they want to associate me with one of the most awesome Trek alumni if all time though, I’m totally okay with that!
What I really loved though was the “scarry but delicious” food contest! I wasn’t expecting as many crazy interesting dishes as what they ended up having.
Like a watermelon brain! (Hope that guy knows how to find top law firms in san diego!
There was the BBQ pulled pork devil. It looked seriously creepy and the BBQ sauce looked like legit blood. *shudder*
This was labeled mice in brains. And I have to admit they were more cute than scary. But they looked like a lot of work! And they also looked like delicious little… MICE!
Spider deviled eggs! Again, more cute than scary but I can assure you, they were QUITE tasty. And I HATE HATE HAAAATE spider!!
And the dish that won first place was this skull cake. I think there were some far scarier dishes but it was cute and you would tell she put a LOT of time into it. Awesome job!
One of the awesome parts about Ben working for a tech company is that I get to talk tech and have somebody get equally excited about new gear coming out. Ben and I often talk phones, tablets, laptops, games and computer geek speak over dinner. Even though I am firmly in the Apple camp and Ben is an Android lover, we can love and appreciate the strengths and weakness of both sides of the aisle. BUT! His work has him working for Android devices and as much as I like to make fun of him, those devices mean he get to go to CES this year! In VEGAS!
And I am really excited because that means that I will get to so too! Because I said so! I might not get to go on the floor of CES but there still VEGAS! And shows! And roller coasters! And SHOPPING! And gambling! And http://www.rapiddetoxlasvegas.com! And lights! And water shows! And people watching! And AMAZING RESTAURANTS! And swimming pools with poolside drinks! And clubs with dancing and more drinks!
I haven’t been to Vegas in about 12 years and I am so excited to get to go back. I’ll have all day to explore on my own then the evenings to have fun with Ben.
1) Which super power would you have, if you could only have one: flight or invisibility?
Invisibility! FOR SURE! You can fly places. Buy a ticket! Hop on a plane! But, and I think this is probably more true for women, the ability to spy on conversations? ALL THE GOSSIPS! Where do I sign up!?
2) Who is your favorite, fictional super-being?
Thor. Because abs.
3) If you could have any, one super-power, would you use it to change the world?
I would change the world by secretly possessing all the awesome things. Like cash and purses and wedding rings at JewelryVortex and possibly fancy cars depending on how mush I could make invisible with me.
4) Can you see yourself becomming(SIC) either a “hero” or a “villain”?
See above answer. I think I’d do cool things like become a real life Robin Hood/Santa. Steal from the stupid wealthy, leave said goodies for the poor and good people that need those things. But also, fancy cars for me. So I guess a little of both!
5) For your secret identity, what would be your occupation of choice and why?
I don’t think I’d have one! Why have a “normal” life? I’d just tell people that I come from “new money” like that feisty redheaded lady on The Titanic. I liked her.
SO! What are you all going to be for Halloween!? Previously we never really had a dress up event at work but our new director really loves to play up all the holidays. She started a committee to do Fun Things through out the year and so far it’s been a lot of fun. Lotto raffles for St. Patrick’s Day was awesome and then for our fiscal year end we had a different theme dress up day every day. Like Crazy Sock Day, Crazy Hat Day, you get the idea.
Now I’m excited for Halloween because I’ll get to dress up at work for the first time! You’d think this would be hard considering the ridiculous state of the costumes you see in the Halloween stores right now. 99% of them are NOT work appropriate! But I already have a costume picked out! I’m going to wear my Science Officer Star Trek costume! Dress, black leggings, black boots, Spock ears, phaser, DONE! Cute and comfy and totally work appropriate! I’ll probably play up my makeup really fun too because it’s an Original Series costume and they used to do some really funky stuff with the eye makeup. As a Vulcan, maybe one of my coworker could dress up to be my immigration lawyer. Starfleet Academy won’t let just anybody in, you know.