Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What You Tryin' to Hand Me?

Well, kids. Guess what? That's right. It's time for another random post. This time with 50% more pictures. I took the one of Coadster and the one of my girl crush, but Stinky took the rest. I think she did an awesome job, don't you?

This one is Coadster getting ready to go to some community teen dance. Please note Coadster's new hairdo. She let me and Stinky cut it right after soccer season was over and she didn't have to wear the eternal pony tail. As she would say, she looks almost like a girl there.

Just so you know, our town isn't completely underwater. That seems to be the word on the street. We're getting tons of calls at work from out of state folks who see shit on TV and actually believe it. Silly people. A woman I work with said she looked at some MSN news site that said our entire town of 65,000 was flooded. It is true that there are certain streets that are closed and locations that are being evacuated. One of my friends lives on Park Road, right by the river and had a police officer show up on Friday and recommend that they buy a canoe. I love cop humor, don't you? No? Neither do I. I just lied to you all.

The smoking ban goes into effect on July 1st. For those of you who aren't from Iowa, that means no one will be allowed to smoke in public places, except for casinos and beer gardens. Is that it? I can't remember. It has some people up in arms, but I don't smoke, so it doesn't concern me much either way. I guess I'll just not smell so bad when I come home from a bar, and I may end up sitting by myself for periods of time while all my smoking friends go outside to bond.

I painted my toenails for the first time in forever. I normally don't, because I'm afraid it will draw attention to my scary feet, and nobody wants that. The only thing is, that I'm going to be wearing really cute white sandals to the wedding on Saturday and I kind of had to. Now, who looks almost like a girl? I do.

If you attend the wedding, please feel free not to look down when you're standing next to me. I painted them bright red, and you might really be tempted, but don't. I'm not kidding. Just don't.

Coadster and I had talked about going to the Iron and Wine show on Thursday. Coadster even invited me to go with her and her friend Mel. The only thing is, we were full of misinformation. We had the wrong price and the wrong date. Oops. So, now Coadster is going to babysit for the Creekside Review blogger's child and she's still pretty happy about that.

19 comments:

Remiman said...

Churlita,
I'll wear my white sport coat with a pink carnation!
rel

evil-e said...

I won't look down...I have an anti-foot fetish.

Why would our news media over blow something, they never do that. If it were up to them, your city would be under water, everything on fire, and the plague would break out while the entire city dined on tomatoes while being attacked by killer puppies.

Seriously, glad to hear that you will not have to grow gills and webbed feet and that the fine city of Iowa City has not turned into Atlantis.

dmarks said...

Iron and Wine Show? Sounds interesting. Will both Iron Man and Wine Man be in attendance?

Trevor Jackson said...

Hey, hope we didn't mess up plans! But how could we not ask Coadster to come back? She called The Boy the "happiest sweetest child she had ever met." She clearly needs to spend more time with him.

Mr Atrocity said...

When the smoking ban was introduced here last year it had the effect of empying the pubs so the majority of punters now pack themselves onto the pavement outside the front of the pub and drink and smoke there whilst inside the pub is relatively deserted. Weird. Quite handy if you're a non-smoker who fancies a pint though.

NoRegrets said...

I still think you should post your feet.

fringes said...

Never believe it when you hear that "Texas" is flooded, either. We have five completely different weather regions. Some places haven't seen a raindrop in years.

Have fun this weekend.

Minyo said...

The media likes to paint such a gloomy picture. In contrast, I saw a really healthy looking corn field here yesterday. If we listened to the media, we'd think every midwestern corn field was under a foot of water!

Nice photos!

another good thing said...

Yes, it is nice to not come home smelling like an ashtray. You'll like it.

-RM said...

Great girl crush!...great pics from the daughter. Iron & Wine should be great, I can't wait to see them at ACL!

Tara said...

It's still interesting for me to walk into a restaurant and not hear them ask "Smoking or Non-Smoking"? I like it.

That is a cute top Coadster has on! And good job to you and Stinky with the haircut!

Poptart said...

Aw, Coadster like Iron & Wine? Me too. I love her hair - good work. Cute pic! Random posts are good.

Susan said...

If you ever hear southern West Virginia is flooded, believe it. You rarely hear that, though, you just hear "the rivers are a bit high" which means 3 out of 4 roads are not able to be used.

booda baby said...

Photos were really nice, but of course we were all waiting (weren't we?) for the big reveal: let's see those crimson footsies of yours! I like to see feet all beat up from running and being feet in general get dolled up.

laura b. said...

Stinky is a fine photographer, very talented :-) And Coadster is looking tres cute.

I'm glad to hear the conditions there aren't quite so dour as the news portrays.

AlienCG said...

I just hope the flooding recedes before my trip there on Monday. We have already had a smoking ban enforced here, but it made it a lot easier for me to quit.

minijonb said...

those smoking bans are all over the place. pretty soon, you'll have to drive to a casino to do ANYTHING fun.

Tera said...

The smoking ban has literally ruined people's lives here! They protest, and bitch to the Mayor and all types of stuff...it's much easier on my asthma, so I'm not complaining!

Well doesn't Coadster look like quite the young lady there? :)

I can't remember when I haven't painted my toenails...

emmaenlighted said...

I bet you my feet are scarier than yours.