Sunday, May 13, 2007

Momma's Gonna Put All of Her Fears into You

Here are some flowers from my yard for you.

So, I know not all of you have children, but if you frequent my blog at all, I'm just going to assume that you're some kind of a muthah, so happy muthah's day, bitches!

I took the whole Mother's Day thing and ran with it. (literally and figuratively) I decided I deserved an entire weekend, and so I took a couple of fun days and didn't worry about doing anything practical. Here are some of the ways I wasted my time:

1. On Saturday morning, Coadster and I made our weekly sojourn to the farmer's market. I forgot to bring cash, but we looked at stuff and ran into some people we knew. I wasn't even a little bit hung-over from the night before, so it truly was a good morning.

2. I ran my eight mile route that goes through Coralville during the day, because the weather was so nice. It kind of kicked my ass, but in a good way. It was also the first time I've been running for a long time, where I didn't have some jerky boy, yelling crude shit out his car window at me.

3. Saturday afternoon I went to a party for a short time. It was held at the house of some women who either work, and/or hang-out at the Dublin Underground and we celebrated several birthdays and graduations. The rule was that you were supposed to wear a Dublin Underground t-shirt. Since I didn't have one, they wrote the name of the bar on a piece of duct tape and made me stick it to my tank top.

4. On Saturday night, I went to Mr. Dateman's house and had a great time there - as usual.

5. Even though I said I was going to take the day off today, the weather was too nice for me not to run. I kept it down to a more sane six mile route, but I'm so glad I got out and did it.

6. The girls told me to pick what I wanted to do for Mother's Day. I chose going out to lunch and then comic book shopping. Since the apples don't fall very far from the gigantic geek tree, my girls were thrilled at the suggestion.

I bought this GI Joe comic book (among too many others) strictly because of the cover. I'm shallow like that. Hey, it was only $2 and I can't wait to check it out. What do you suppose GI Joe has to do with a punk rock cat fight?

7. Tonight, my ex took the girls so I could go see some RAWK! at the Picador. The music was very good and loud and there was much throwing of rock hands. Mostly though, it was good to spend time in the beer garden with a lot of my friends who haven't all been together in the same space for a long, long time. I had a few drinks, which is a lot for me (they don't call me "Two Beer Tara" for nothin') and now I must retire so I can get up and be all nice and cranky for work tomorrow.


Remiman said...

Glad you had a good weekend.

I love you in the face said...

That cover is badass. Sigh. I heart comics:)

Margaret said...

rawk on!

Babybull40 said...

Happy Mudder's Day.. right back atcha..

fringes said...

Awesome weekend. Glad you had a great time!

a said...

love the photos - and the weekend - can I steal it? Your weekend that is.

Dagromm said...

It looks like punk rock girl is completey picking her nose. Now I'm curious what else you bought.

booda baby said...

That sounds more like it. A Mother's weeeeekend. Do you frame those comic book covers?

Rachel said...

Hope you had a happy Mother's Day. It sounds like yours was as great as mine was.

Tara said...

Sounds like lots of fun! I haven't attempted to run yet for exercise, but I should try it one of these days.

Happy Belated Muthah's Day!

Sarah said...

yea! Glad you had such a good wknd and Mother's Day. You deserve it!


Churlita said...




I know, right?


That I did.


I hope yours was nice too.


Thanks. How was yours?


Have at it. Come to IC and we'll go to bars and stuff.


I know. Among other things, I got some Love and Rockets, some more super hero stuff - The Thing, some Mutant Ninja Turtles for my daughter and some old Baby Huey for my other daughter. There was lots more, but I can't remember sitting here in my beige cubicle that is sucking my soul as I type.

Booda Baby,

No, but I should.


Yeah, it does sound like we both did okay.


Yeah, people either love running or hate it. I love it, but mostly I love the free high.


Thanks. I hope you start feeling better soon.

evil-e said...

RAWK/Rock, comics, the dateman, and 14 miles worth of running. Sounds like good times to me.

Sorry if I yelled too crudely in the past, I will watch my mouth in the future.

8 miles? I am impressed. I run maybe 3-4 a day, but not much more. I also do some lifting and a lot of ab work and time does get short in the morning.

Dagromm said...

I went to get some exercise today. I ran about 100 yards and my entire body cramped up and I couldn't breathe. I think I'm going to die.

Dagromm said...

By the way, I've never read L&R even though I've been around comics for the majority of my life. I've always heard how good they are.

Churlita said...


Dude, seriously. you have to stop making the crude comments out your car window at me when you see me running.


Maybe you should start out walking.

Would you be more interested if I told you there were lots of nekkid women drawings in Love and Rockets comics?

Dagromm said...

Alright!! Now that's a sales pitch.