Random Thursday!

December 28, 2006

A few random notes while I’m still coming down from the Christmas holiday festivities.

1: I totally enjoyed The Sound of Music. They have the “sing along” option on the DVD extras so of course we blew some time doing that. Awesome! Bri, I totally want to hear about your SOM tour of Salzburg. Incredible. Save that story for the next time we’re in your town.

2: Everyone in my family has returned to their state of origin and my house is empty, and things are slowly returning to normal. Except one thing. I’m having a very difficult time sleeping. Last night I had a series of weird dreams. I dreamt that we had given birth to perfect, deaf, baby boys. My RE was telling me that if we only had done 1 embryo transfer, then that child wouldn’t have been deaf. Then I dreamt that S had left me, hooked up with someone else, and we were all attempting to sleep in the same bed. Then I dreamt that we were taking some kind of karate class together where the instructor was my favorite local tattoo artist. Hella weird. I would have killed for an extra hour or so to stay in the wrapper this morning.

3: Even though S said I could, I said “no” to buying a Nintendo Wii yesterday. And I SO could have because they were right there, in the store, ready for me to take home. My reasonings? I’ve never played it. And even though it sounds great and the reviews are awesome, I still haven’t played it. Also, I have an Original Nintendo that I NEVER play. $250 is a lot to spend on something that sits. Finally, it seems that there are NO extra controllers to purchase right now. So…uh, I’d be playing with myself. Which normally I don’t mind, but in this case….yeah.

4: I will admit that I have spent the last 6 weeks doing ANYTHING I can to avoid the mall. Anything. I did ALL of my holiday shopping locally, or via the internet. I made gifts. So it may surprise you that I spent over 4 HOURS there yesterday accompanying my wife on a outfit shopping excursion for New Years. By some stroke of genius, we managed to find her an outfit, shoes, accessories, etc., ALL within this one trip. Amazing. And she looks so so so good. I’m so glad she’s my New Year’s date! I was a trooper throughout the trip. No whining or complaining. Actually I was mostly contemplating issue #2. I also picked up my tux shirt/tie, which matches S’s outfit perfectly. I will be wearing it with my kilt and big boots, which brings me to…

5: If this was 1996 I would have NO problem finding the following. One pair cherry red Dr. Martens 10 eye boots, size UK5. I could just go to the store and have them. Not so anymore, and I need them by Sunday, so, I think I’m kind of SOL. I will just (I think) have to make due with the black ones I already own. But damn, the red would look so good. Maybe some calls and a field trip to Boston are in order. Hrm.

6: I really love the new tea travel mug that S got me for Christmas. It’s wonderful. And I can put my own design between the actual mug and the sleeve. Excellent. I also got a fabric screening kit that I can’t WAIT to work with. Next year everyone is getting screened dish towels for the holidays. Word.

That’s it. Well, there’s more but it’s even more disjointed than this post, so I’m going to keep the rest of it to myself for now. Happy Thursday!


  1. I have a pair of vintage black with red dr martin monogramed steel toed docs in my closet. I am unsure of the size but can get the info for you if you need to borrow a pair.

  2. One journey to Maine Mall and S was outfitted head to toe? You’re a braver woman than I. Every year I go to my (straight) cousin’s family ourside of Portland for Christmas, and this year they were a tad behind in their gift consumption, so 2 days before the holiday, we found ourselves purchasing a myriad of crap in the mall, a foreign concept to me as shopping venue.

    They thought it was very crowded, and cousin’s wife was upset that I interrupted sales lady working at a snail’s pace with another customer to ask her a quick, where are so-and-sos books? Cousin’s wife thought I was rude. Hey, I’m from New York, where multitastking is the norm and patience is not our virtue.

    What amused me most was the Maine definition of a crowd and of traffic….so unlike my cultural definition of those terms.

    Anyway, I found your blog searching for “put a little more mascara on,” and it occurred to me that the gayest thing that I can remember my parents doing is discussing over the dinner table which town was more gay, P-town or Key West. Not having been to P-town at the time, I couldn’t contribute….and I was the one who should have possessed the knowledge, unless there was something going on that neither of them ever told me.

    Thanks for amusing me, and good luck in the baby-making saga.

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