Saturday, September 23, 2006

Update: Madge & Bitsy

Madge's chair has headlights that illuminate Bitsy's path in the dark. I saw them walking strolling this dark evening on my way to Wal-Mart.

Happy Autumn!

To commemorate the occasion, I put flannel sheets on the bed! Yay! I've been waiting for this moment since I took them off last April! If only it were cold at night all the time...

George Costanza once proclaimed that if it were socially acceptable, he would drape himself in velvet. It is in that spirit that I will crawl into bed tonight.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Getting Carded

When a woman reaches a certain age, she gets a little excited about being carded! The laws around here require sellers of alcohol to card if the buyer appears under the age of 27. The shitty thing is that I was rarely carded after I turned 22, so it's a big deal these days when I'm asked for ID.

Except today, when I was carded at the Post Office in order to pick up an Amazon order containing two children's books and a CD. Weird.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Weird downtown sitings

Whilst returning to work from my lunch break, I noticed a woman pushing her medium-sized dog in a baby stroller on a downtown sidewalk.

I can only assume the baby wrapped its leash around a lightpole.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Price is Right

The Price is Right is one of my all-time favorite TV shows! In fact, when C and I were in LA a couple of summers ago, we went to a taping of the show. Click here for proof.

Anyway, this clip from earlier in the week really makes me giggle.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

I Heart C and Football!

Happy Week 2 of Football Season! Let me tell you how I celebrated:

9:00: Wakeup and rejoice that it's not raining - maybe Bill Randby lied.
10:20: Watch Shuttle Launch.
10:21: Agonize over what to wear given imminent rain on radar.
10:40: Decide on windpants, tshirt, and windbreaker tied around my waist.
11:15: Park car.
11:16: Feel first raindrop.
11:25: Sit down in Memorial Stadium in the pouring rain to enjoy the hourlong pre-game. Underwear are immediately soaked for the second consecutive week.
11:30: Realize that windbreaker material is not waterproof.
12:20: Stand for national anthem; water runs down my legs as though I peed myself. Water is much colder than pee.
12:30: Game begins in the pouring rain.
12:35: Big-ass raindrops.
1:15: Fine mist. One sleeve of jacket almost begins to dry in breeze.
1:20: Big-ass raindrops again.
2:15: Halftime. Bargain with C to stand in the covered concourse in attempt to dry.
2:35: End of halftime. Not even close to dry. Nice lady offers tickets located under balcony. Decline.
2:40: Leave game.
2:55: Arrive at home. Immediately change into dry (purple!) clothes and blow dry my hair. Fall asleep on love seat watching tennis.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Are you there God?

It's me, Margaret.

My mostest-favoritest Judy Blume book, which I just re-read for the gazillionth time. Except for being half Jewish, I swear, when I was growing up, I WAS Margaret - we even share the same birthday. But, I wasn't nearly as eager to mens-troo-ate as she was.

What are your favorite Judy Blume moments and characters? Which book did you read first?

Here's celebrating (a little early) Banned Books Week!!

Monday, September 4, 2006

Manpris

I have spent the better part of the yesterday and today watching the US Open and ogling the young men on the court. So sad to see Andre retire, as it was watching him at Wimbledon (on TV, not actually there) many years ago that I first became interested in the sport.

My current tennis boyfriend is that beautiful Swiss, Roger Federer, currently the number one player in the world. He is verra verra pretty and kicks ass on the court:

But I digress. Manpris. As in capri pants worn by men. Manpris. I'm not sure how I feel about them. They seem a bit...well...girly, and over my dead body will C ever leave this house wearing them. And yet, I think I like them on Rafa Nadal, the number two men's tennis player in the world. (Meow...but he's only 20.) But on K-Fed, they just look stupid...especially when paired with the socks and flip-flops combination.

Here's Rafa:

And here's K-Fed:
What do you think?

Saturday, September 2, 2006

WOO HOO!

I passed the Nebraska bar exam - so happy to have rid that monkey from my back! Now I can decorate my office!

Also, football season started today! Finally something to talk about instead of the weather. For the record, small talk in Nebraska begins with football and eventually gets around to the weather.

C and I attended the UNL game - sat in the rain during pre-game. My underwear did not dry out until well into the third quarter. UNL won - generally a good game, though we forgot our binoculars and camera. Best moment of the game: after a fumble and possible change of possession, the referee, unaware that his microphone was turned on, shouts all for all 85,000+ to hear: "WHOSE BALL?!?!" Which is exactly what I was wondering. The other team had one great TD that will likely make SportsCenter - one handed catch while sprinting into the endzone.

My alma mater K-State also won...barely. My sources tell me the team did not look good. I know it takes a new coach with a new system and "old" players some time to make it all work...patience is a virtue. But I have a feeling that many more dark days lie ahead of us before the sun shines again. GO STATE!

Friday, September 1, 2006

Ladies don't ride bikes

Driving downtown this afternoon, I witnessed a grown woman wearing a short floral sundress riding her bicycle...with her ass nearly hanging out. Cute on a 4-year-old, not so much on a 34-year-old.