Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Sing-A-Longs and Shabbat

First, let me open with a thought: one of the definitions of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Ponder that for a while.

We'll start with yesterday (Thursday): 7 a.m wakeup call, then headed to the kitchen to make lunch and Liv's breaky, but Aunt Pat beat me to the punch. The lunch was made; breaky was being scrambled; and the rice was being steamed. Yes, a giant rice-cooker full of rice, at 7 a.m.

...for those of you who don't know Livi, one of her favorite foods is white rice drenched in soy sauce. It's pretty much her raison d'etre. So, Aunt Pat wanted to have some white rice on hand. Why not make it first thing in the morning? It's the international rice-time, dont'cha know?

I also had to take Manny to the groomer, so the three of us piled into my sweet ride and trudged out into the blinding sunlight of Thursday morning.

A quick side note: Tina Garcia has officially thrown down the gauntlet. She said that, and I quote, "my sweet ride could kick your sweet ride's ass". This statement is not only false, but it's also ludicrous. Her Rav4 couldn't kick an '87 Buick LeSabre's ass let alone my beautiful Tucson's. Tina, go back to clown college and get back to me when you're done being stupid.
I heard a Rav4 once lost a race to my Nana. She doesn't have any legs.

Anyway, back to sleep -->up to get Manny -->moved some stuff from my mom's to Aunt Pat's --> important phone call from Aunt Julie B

I strapped the videocamera carrying case to my back and made a break for Baker. Because I was in a hurry, I didn't have time to change. Picture this: Ugg slippers, black leggings, a long pink zip-up hoodie, a DG shirt, a knit hat, giant sunglasses, and my down coat running up Maple from my parking space about twelve blocks from the school. Only one word can describe this look: glory.
I prepared a rough sketch of what I looked like.

To make a long story short, I video taped Livi's actually really cute and fun holiday sing concert (focusing only about 60% on Liv, the rest on her hot science teacher), then spent the rest of the day futsing around with Max and eating sushi.

Friday was fabulous due to the premature calling of a snow day that was not really necessary. Thus, Livi was out with her friends all day, and I had the day off!

Woke up --> diet coke --> Jewel Quest --> Phone with Funk Fraimingham --> beating up Max for a while --> Uncle Mush's house ---> Superdawg ---> driving ---> SPAC ---> Nordstrom ---> shower ---> Shabbat with the Rubin's

Nordstrom: purchase of some sweet winter boots!

Shabbat at the Rubin's was very nice, then I went to Ben's house for a little chat/hang out/loving. The lack of Livi quotes on this post is both embarrassing and shameful. I hope for future posts chock full of her wisdom.

Hero(es) of the Day (s)!!

Thursday's award goes to Mr. Alex Franks for being such a great friend and helping me schlep boxes from one house to another. You are a champion among men.

A hero rocks red wayfarers.

Friday's hero is none other than Mr. George Carlin. Not only did he make me laugh so hard that I once peed a little, but I also found out only today that he died. (Epic failure on my part). He was truly a hero of comedy (and of awesome).

You will always be my favorite Shining Time Station conductor.

Currently listening to: Mazzy Star
Currently reading: Early Greece by Oswyn Murray (a heroic name, if you ask me)
Currently craving: Diet Coke (too lazy to go downstairs)

Only 5 days till the Doctor Who Christmas special!

Peace, love, and The Doctor.



  1. I cannot believe that you didn't know George Carlin had died, you've been repeating his 'seven dirty words you can't say on television' since you were two. Shameful.
    Also, you had better take back that hateful remark about my sweet ride, though the nana remark was pretty funny.

  2. I'm not up to date with this blogging thing, so I don't have my own account. Regardless, it's hope. I was thinking about submitting an application for the position of arch nemesis? Let me know if you have any thoughts.

    your blog keeps me happy. i want to try that mint water...?