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Beach Weather

I’m ready to go to the beach. I realize it’s February in Massachusetts, but the weather has inched into the 40’s neighborhood for the past few days, and should hit mid-to-high 40s on the weekend. That’s beach weather, after this past winter.

I just want to go because it’s been too long since I’ve seen the ocean. My work schedule this past summer really screwed us up, and the one time we had the day at the beach was early in June and it was too miserable out to swim. It didn’t stop Junior from getting wet “accidentally” but it wasn’t a fun body-surfing kind of day.

Of course, compared to say, today, it certainly was. If I do make it to the beach, you’ll be the first to know.

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Who Wants to Be King of the World

Last night we finally got through the “Who Wants to Be King of the Jungle” game on the Lion King 1.5 DVD (cute cute movie, few extras, but they’re good ones) and Junior decided we needed to play “Who Wants to be King of the World”. I said “James Cameron” but he didn’t get the reference.

Like the game on the DVD, each level was represented by a family member (the DVD uses the food chain). The funny thing is that each levels question had to do with that person. For example, the sister level had to do with something my step-daughter did, the uncle level question was “What does Uncle Bob say when he sees me”. The answer, as everyone should know, is always “Hello Nephew Spike”. The Grandpa level, the top level, had the best possible answers.

What does grandpa do when he sees me?

a) Say “what are you doing here?”

b) Say “why are you eating my grapes?”

c) Say “why are you eating my macaroni?”

d) Give me a big hug and a kiss

The answer was e) all of the above, but I had to laugh, my dad ALWAYS asks why Junior is eating his grapes. As if my mom doesn’t buy them specifically because Junior loves them.

So in case you were keeping score, *I* am the king of the world.

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If I give you a dollar, could you make this be Wednesday instead of Tuesday? Thanks, you’re a pal.

I’ll give you a second dollar if you make the headache go away, preferably by giving me a full body massage in a dark room with soft music playing. On the up-and-up, please. I’m not that kind of girl.

Ranty bit: Dear President Bush – leave the damned Constitution alone! Don’t you have other, more important things to worry about? Like maybe more highway department money so they can build a special lane on every highway for the stupid people to drive on? But to steal an appropriate term from Scott Adams, we won’t tell these Induhviduals that it’s the real reason they get the special pass for that lane. *wink*

Came very close to witnessing a horrid accident in the Water Tower Plaza parking lot last night. Junior and I had made an emergency run to B&N to get a copy of a Captain Underpants book (don’t ask) and while I patiently stopped and looked in all directions even though I had the right of way, this ‘swipe in a minivan comes FLYING out of a row of parking spaces into the middle of the main thoroughfare through the lot. (i.e. he came out of a side-street and just never stopped to see if anyone was coming). There were vehicles going in both directions that had to screech to a stop to avoid hitting him (I say “him” but I’m guessing)…I’d say with less than a foot between him and EITHER of the other cars. He was seriously close to causing a 3-car accident. And yet, he never slowed down, probably flipped the other two drivers off, and continued to FLY through the parking lot, across rows of empty spots (you know, the way you aren’t supposed to because people aren’t expecting you) at, oh, 35-40mph. I know he took two years off my life and I wasn’t even one of the other cars. Grrr.

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Not Quite Beer at Work

The cafeteria served Beef Stew in Guiness with root vegetables today. Hooo boy, that was good eatin. I’m not a fan of Guiness, or I’d have said “The only thing that would have made it better is if it was “Beef Stew WITH Guiness.” But don’t think that’s on the list of corporate-friendly menu items. I would have stayed and made that little joke, but there were quite a few people in line behind me for that entree. I’m guess the Mac and Cheese consumption is going to be quite low today.

I also learned that a dinner roll is included in your entree price, but if you pick pita bread instead, they have to weigh it. I’m not quite sure how I feel about that, except maybe they made the rolls right there, so the cost is significantly lower than them buying the pita bread from a distributor.

Ya, I know, this is riveting stuff.

No, I didn’t watch the last episode of Sex in the City. When I got laid off in 2002 I cancelled HBO. So feel free to talk about it around me, I won’t yell at you and tell you I didn’t watch it yet.