>Thursday of doom…04/30/09

>Wake up at 3 am. Heartburn. Have to pee. ugh. attempt to get out of my bed only to find that somehow the covers have twisted over me like a demented python. I wiggle myself free and check my phone on the way down the stairs–furry dogs following closely behind. Then I wonder why I get emails at 3 in the morning…seriously? why? who is up emailing…oh, it’s my broadband statement–probably it’s automatic. I let the dogs out to take care of their business while I take care of mine. Then I go in search of the Tums. They are in the back (far back) of a cabinet…I reach, I try to be careful but BLAMO! out falls a glass perfume bottle which explodes in a clean lem0n-y and razor shard bonanza on the kitchen floor.

*sigh* then I clean that up.

I got back to bed and sleep through my alarm. I wake up, grab a yogurt and some grapenuts. It was a new box of grapenuts and when I tried to open it sitting on the couch, well, it exploded too. Tiny sharp crunchy grapenuts EVERYWHERE. I sat there, watching my dog attempt to vacuum them off the floor–they kept getting stuck to his nose.

Then I gave up, got dressed and left for work.

When I arrived at work I needed to pee again. Uh-oh. The bathroom is out of order.


After a few hours it was fixed. I did drop a few carrots from my lunch, but all things considered I survived (so far). I kind of fear going home and cleaning up the rest of the grapenuts…or worse go home and find my dog burping fiber.

It is raining here today. Which is great cause we need it badly. But everyone here seems to get really happy when it rains whereas I just really want to take a nap. 🙂

mmmmmm. nap.

Happy Thursday folks.
(later note: sorry, this was a draft from last thursday. looks like I forgot to post it 😦 )



Against all known laws of physics my roof leaked again. It has a solid sheet of metal covering it and I cringed having to tell the landlord.
Some of my things got wet–the pic is those things hanging out to dry. I know, lame picture. 🙂

Yesterday, my cousin got married. This is a cousin I do not know very well, but I hope she is very happy. My beloved aunt reminded me that I was the first person of my generation (in our family) to get married. Holy Crap! (I thought) She is right. So as a forerunner in this marriage game I thought I would throw out some knowledge for those of you looking into the prospect. Admittedly many of you reading this have been married MUCH longer than my paultrey 6 (almost 7. Holy Crap!) years; but mayhap these will help some of the single folks…

1. Marriage is NOT the end. For some reason, and maybe this was just me, but when I was dating I kind of thought the “goal” was marriage. Well, its not. It is the beginning of a serious long term partnership. Enjoy dating. Don’t rush.

2. At some point in your marriage you will hate your spouse. With the ability to really know someone and really love them–you can easily slide into hate. It can happen when you sit in the toilet bowl (seat up) for the 374th time; or as you lie there praying for the snoring to stop. Know that those feelings will pass.

3. Try not to gossip with your friends about the horrors of your spouse. Later, when you’ve moved past something–they will remind you.

4. Always blame the dog when one of you farts. It keeps the romance alive.

5. Forgive their faults. Because for as many as you see in them, they have just as many percolating in their head about you.

Feel free to comment with any other marriage advice!

>Waxing Poetic

>Forgive me for losing my normal sense of sarcasm, but I just saw this island, this island that I have fallen in love with, at its most beautiful. I was sitting here lamely watching hulu.com enjoying some network tv. It suddenly was dark. I had 3 thoughts almost simultaneously (huh, its dark; oooh, we are going to get rain; crap–my car windows are open.). So after rushing outside to close my car windows I rushed upstairs to my covered balcony. I sat and watched the rain as it poured down. The island seemed to drink it in, everything is so dry. It was beautiful, I could see the rain coming down with small areas of heavier rain looking like fountains throughout the valley.
It was stunning.