Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brain Burnout

Hey all. Just felt the need for a quick brain download. Get the odds and ends out of there.

- Handsome Lad started back to school last Wednesday, which seems really early to me. But I think he'll get out this year on May 30. The whole school year has just shifted back a few weeks. Not sure why.
Anyway, here he is at our First Day of School Sergio's Fiesta with the Most Interesting Man in the World. Note the classy teen pose.

- Girlie Girl is on her fourth week of Massage Therapy certification training. Only 8 months to go. So far she is fine with it, although I guess this first month has been very basic sorts of training, just to make sure everyone enrolled can read and write English and work a computer :) She is looking forward to beginning to learn anatomy and physiology and various massage techniques.

- I'm tired. I stay up too late because I want to hang out with DR. We are on completely different schedules, as he is a real night owl. Even on my days off, we are sort of out of sync with our daily patterns. I guess that is just how it is sometimes and I will certainly adjust at some point.

- This week seems so long before me. The way I scheduled my vacation meant I worked two days one week...two days the week I went back...and this week these five days are looking very long! haha! I'm fully a slacker :)

- It is a quiet time at work. I always look forward to August for that reason. It is post-Summer Reading Program and pre-Back to School (in this district). I appreciate the breather...yet time does get a bit sluggish. So you see, really I cannot be won over by any set of circumstances!

- DR and I are wanting to buy another couch for the livingroom. The one we have is sort of broken down...but we'd keep it against the other wall and get something newer for our main seating usage. We are daringly waiting for a couple of couches that we like to go down even further at this thrift store.  Will someone pull the trigger before us? It is a risk we're willing to take! The two couches we have our eyes on are very different from one another, but each has good points, so we are just waiting to see what happens...

- A bunch of us went up to my dad and stepmom's for swimming and lunch this past weekend. It is a bit of a drive to Malibu, but what are you going to do? They always have nice food and drinks and we all just sit around talking. It is relaxing as long as politics don't come up :) My dad has always been a bit of an odd bird and you know how these things seem to become more pronounced as people age. I feel like he and I have always had a complicated relationship. But he is my dad, so I try to let things go when I can.

- A couple of weeks ago I won a little contest one of my twitter friends was hosting. I am now the proud owner of one of my favorite one season wonders on DVD -
If you've never watched Andy Richter Controls the Universe, find a way to do so immediately. It is so funny. Many thanks to @MyVoganPoetry.

- And...I guess that is about all I have at the moment! Sighs of relief all around. Please check back tomorrow when I will attempt to think of a more engaging Choose and Defend Wednesday for you. Suggestions welcomed :)


silly rabbit said...

Oh I loved that show! Andy is so funny. I was sorry to see it cease to be.
I hear you on the schedules that don't match up thing. One or the other of us is always tired because of trying to steal a bit more time together. One day...
I don't quite understand "the most interesting man in the world" thing. He looks to me like a wino that they dressed up in a suit. And yes, I have seen a great many winos.
Is handsome lad in high school? Going back to school was never as much fun as the last day of school.

laura b. said...

Silly: I ♥ Andy Richter. He just never found the right vehicle it seems...Andy Barker, P.I. was quite funny too.
haha! You do not love the Most Interesting Man in the World? I do think some of the commercials are kind of funny, but agree he isn't so sharp looking.
Handsome Lad is a Sophomore this year...and he is not a big school fan :)

NoRegrets said...

I will have to look.

And hey, what about a free couch? Must be someone givng a good one away?

M always wanted to eat dinner way too late. And 2 years later I eat dinner late...

Anonymous said...

Living with a night owl can wreck havoc on your sleep cycle. I usually stay up until about midnight but S.D. is up hours after I go to bed sometimes...and then he'll wake me up when he comes to bed.

Or if you insist he comes to bed the same time as you, then you are setting yourself up for hijinks like, "I totally recorded you snoring last night!"

Seriously thinking S.D. has a death wish this week.

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Yes, do! And that is an idea...I forget about freecycling. Great suggestion :)
Sometimes the changes we make for people stick around when the people don't. But dang...I need more sleep!

Silver: haha! I always enjoy the hijinks you and S.D. get up to! He better watch his back, eh?
DR doesn't wake me up when he is up later...and I don't wake him up when I'm up earlier, so there is that I suppose.

Tara said...

I don't always give the finger to the camera, but when I do, I'm standing next to the Most Interesting Man in the World.

Congrats on winning the Twitter contest!

FW said...

Not seen Andy Richter but will check him out. I empathise with your comments on returning to work and being on a different body cycle to your partner. I'm a night owl and my wife is an early bird. My working schedule has been all over the place for the last three weeks, it doesn't return to a normal 5 day week for another couple of weeks. I'm not looking forward to it.