Thursday, October 11, 2007

When Does it Stop, Where Do You Dare Me to Draw the Line?

Here is a fire hydrant on Market Street.

Boy, it got cooler on Wednesday and my body shut-down and went straight into hibernation mode. I didn't just not go running or leave my house, I tried not to really even move much at all. It was one of those nights where I put on the most giganticest pair of lounge pants and thermal shirt I could find, wrapped myself in blankets and drank a beer and watched the first part of a new mini series on HBO called Five Days. It's British, so the only actress I recognized was the woman who played the mom in Shaun of the Dead. So far it's really good. I just have to wait patiently for the next three installments. As you know, I'm not very good at that.

I got back to normal today. I ran after work and picked Stinky up and got stuff done before I played a little Halo 3. I still wanted to lie around and do nothing, though.

This weekend should be way busier than I want. Stinky asked if she could have kids over to watch movies and play video games for a couple of hours on Friday night. I told her it was fine, as long as they were all gone by nine.

On Saturday we're going down to the big zero (Ottumwa) to finally celebrate Stinky's birthday with my family and see my sister's new house. I'm so glad we have the iPod, so we won't be slaves to the radio and the girls and I can have a big sing-along to Duran Duran and Hall and Oates. You can quit being jealous right now, because I know you can't not sing to " I Can't Go For That"...No can do.

Hopefully, on Saturday night I'll hook-up with my friend M. who's supposed to be in from NYC. I haven't seen her in forever. When I worked at the business office at the hospital, she was working as some big wig's assistant at the NFL. She used to send me tons o' schwag. (the free logoed stuff, not the crappy weed) I'd get all kinds of great running paraphernalia and starter jackets for the girls when I was so broke I didn't know how I was going to pay my rent, let alone afford a pair of running shoes or tights. One time she was talking to me on the phone and said, "Oh, I gotta go. Jerry Jones is on the other line..." Honestly, I think I'm way more important than that joker, but her boss apparently didn't agree.

Sunday is a byweek for The Steelers, so I won't be watching football. Instead, I might have one of my many friends named Sara over for dinner. We live two blocks away from each other, and we've seen each other once since she moved back in August. How crazy is that?

Since you've read my blog before, you know the likelihood of any of these plans actually panning out, are very slim. The fun part for me, is seeing where I go and what I do instead.


Mr Atrocity said...

I thought that's what plans were for? You know, like rules, there for the ignoring.

Remiman said...

Choices are a wonderful thing!

Tara said...

"'ello Pickle!"..That's one of many small lines I remember from "Shaun of the Dead". That lady was a good funny in that movie. I liked Bill Nighy as his step-father, too. Have fun this weekend!

dmarks said...

Oh cool. "Hall and Oates" lyrics. Remember their song Family Man? Really written by the Tubular Bells guy, and was his only other American hit, so to speak.

Why is Ottumwa "The Big Zero" ?

David in DC said...


Here are my gueses:

(A) it starts with a capital "O".


(B) Local angst at the biggest city around being roughly village size. (Sort of a sarcastic nod to NYC being The Big Apple)

fringes said...

You're a Steelers fan? Did I know this?

laura b. said...

I do enjoy reading both your plans for what might happen and your recaps of what actually did happen. Sometimes they match up! Somtimes, not so much. Either way, good readin'....

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

Its hard to turn down free stuff.. Big Hairy Man gets things like that as incentives and a big fat thank you for doing a good job.. So far he has gotten a lot of stuff.. Not cheap made junk either... Have a great weekend... I long for lounging pants and comfy sweats...

david mcmahon said...

Too hot in Iowa? Come to Oz - it was about seven degrees last night here in Melbourne!

Nice fire hydrant shot. Ours are very different here ...

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Hall & Oates is good singin in the car music. iPod may be the best invention since the blow dryer. Lounge pants are pretty rockin too.

Churlita said...

Mr Atrocity,

Exactly. I'm glad I'm not the only who thinks that way.


That they are.


I really love everything about that movie.


Kind of what David in DC said, but it's also in SE Iowa and it's kind of a different world.


You are pretty right on.


Technically, I'm a Bears fan, but my friends are huge Steeler fans, so I go watch with them on Sundays.


Thanks. You are the nicest blog commenter around.


You are one lucky woman.


Isn't it Spring there now?


I am madly in love with my iPod.