Tuesday, September 8, 2009

That's Good / That's Bad

Do cattle with human baby faces freak you out, man?

It really has been a roller coaster-ish these past few days. Well, maybe not as exciting and dramatic as that. More like a little bumper boat ride where you are floating along and occasionally you get and little thunk as you come up against something. Allow me to share. Um, please? Okay.

The Saturday Goods: All of our storytimes filled up very quickly. It is nice to feel that you are giving the peoples something that they want. It was a very reasonable Saturday at work. Steadily busy, but not as crazed as it can be. I was able to have a nice little online visit with DR, although he did kick my ass in Literati.

The Saturday Bads: All of our storytimes filled up very quickly. Some people were somewhat angry and/or hurt that they were unable to gain admission and it isn't fun to disappoint people. Um, it was a Saturday and I was at work, so....

The Sunday Goods: I had decided that I was going to have a genuine day off and I really did! I didn't have any chores or any pressing engagements. I got to totally slack off and just read and catch up on my tivos. Also had a nice dinner out with Girlie Girl and the Kick Back Dude family. Best of all, I had a very long, involved phone call with DR that went late into the evening.

The Sunday Bads: I spent a goodly portion of my very special quiet day feeling sick of my own company. That is not usual for me, but I was very unsettled and didn't enjoy myself as I should have.

The Monday Goods: This was an all food, all family visiting day. We all had lunch together at McDonalds so the babies could play and we could all eat unhealthy food. Then, just a few hours later, Kick Back Dude and Princess Diva hosted a dinner time Labor Day barbeque. More good food and visiting. Seemed like an ideal way to celebrate Labor Day. Or at least as good as any other.

The Monday Bads: I finally got that awaited phone call from my landlords telling me how much they were going to require to cover my post move clean up in the vacated apartment. $300. I know that is a dishonest number, but am going to try and just pay without saying anything. I still have to live in their building after all. I was surprised though. Had a nasty little argument with Girlie Girl about a straightening iron. I chose the $25 one, she was holding out for the $65 one. Not gonna happen. We made up though. As a topper to the day, Handsome Lad's backpack was stolen right out of the back seat of my car when we were at KBD's house. Unfortunately, I left the top down. But who the heck takes a kid's math homework? Trust me, though, I know it was my lassaiz-faire attitude that lead to this and I will definitely be paying the price in the form of replacing the math text he had in there.

That last one looks like a long 'bad', but don't be fooled. All in all, I'd say it was a balanced weekend. The good probably even outweighed the bad. I hope your good outweighed you bad as well. Tell me about it!


AlienCG said...

SatG: You are truly a storytelling rock star. Sounds like you two get along well.

SatB: Sometimes you have to break hearts when you're a rock star.

SunG: Slacking off all day is a good thing. And having a long, involved conversations are always good.

SunB: I get like that, too, sometimes.

MonG: Food and family always make for a good holiday.

MonB: Sorry to hear about the backpack. People suck. Girlie Girl will get over it and enjoy her $25 iron.

A little aside on the iron. My parents had a $45 paper shredder that lasted about 6 months. I bought a $15 shredder about 10 years ago and it still works.

NoRegrets said...

$300???? have them itemize it. BS...

laura b. said...

AlienCG: Me? A rock star? Aw! Okay, yeah, I guess :-D
You always know exactly the right things to say. Thanks, Alien.

NoRegrets: I know how it seems. I just feel beholden to them because when I started looking I felt like no one was going to want to rent to me and they were so kind and trusting. I guess I want to be kind and trusting too.

Ananda girl said...

Well I've already blogged about mine. I am so glad to hear about you and DR and am enjoying that count down. Big cheesy grins for that!

Family and landlords... two my my button pushers for anxiety. Can't live without either.

Pamela said...

I forgot to say, the baby one freaks me out.

Oh, and stop with the word verification! There's almost never spam. Oh, please?

Tara said...

You have had quite a mixed bag of goods and bads! I love that photo of the mysterious farm animals with human faces.

laura b. said...

Ananda: Your weekend sounded fully GOOD...no bad for you. I like looking at the countdown too...

haha! Oh, those button pushers. You are so right.

Pamela: Scary right?

And I know it is a little extra step, but I was actually getting a spam or two or three every single day. Please, don't let it bother you too much, please? Everyone is doin' it, man.

Tara: It was definitely one of THOSE weekends. But you know how it is...weird farm animals make it all worthwhile.

Churlita said...

That 300 bucks sounds like BS to me. You only lived there a year. What could they have had to replace?

I'm glad you and Ananda have your guys. Like I keep saying, it gives me hope. There's gotta be at least one other guy out there, right?

laura b. said...

Churlita: I assume it is BS, but I feel sort of compelled to just let it go. It is a lot of money that I can't really afford, but I am trying to think of it as something karmic. I don't know.

There are men...sometimes they just have to make their way cross country, apparently.

Sebastien said...

I, for one, love math books and am always looking for a chance to steal them.

Sorry that happened, I mean seriously, who steals a kids bag out of a car?

laura b. said...

Sebastien: Are you saying the suspect might be a bear?