November 9, 2006

I really enjoyed reading your last great thing comments (I now have a Scum Buster to buy and a box of Snickers ice cream bars to devour) and so did JB; he’s officially convinced he should drop his XM radio in favor of Sirius.

I tried to think of the last great thing I bought for my own self and I think the answer is a “mini-prep” Cuisinart, which was purchased to replace the older, smaller one I broke a while back. Totally not as interesting as your answers, what with your trips to Paris and new kittens and exotic perfumes and chocolate body lotions and all.

Riley appears to have made a speedy recovery, just in time for JB to return from the business trip he was on during Barforama 2006. The man flew to Chicago to have Brazilian barbecue dinners (“More meat on a stick, sir?”) with suit-wearing clients while I was trapped in a House of Barf obsessively googling “vomiting +toddler+should+I+fucking+panic+or+what”, I think he owes me a favor or two. (I can just picture him reading this, nodding his head and raising his eyebrows like the sleazy guy from Office Space [the “O face” guy] and saying, “I’ll give you a favor, baby.” I AM TALKING ABOUT THE BRAND NEW FULLY LOADED INFINITI FX KIND OF FAVOR, JACKHOLE. In black with the tan leather interior, thanks.)

This weekend Riley and I are descending upon my mother and aunt’s house in Port Angeles, where they will doubtlessly immediately regret their cheery invitation once he demonstrates how he can actually shatter glass with his voice, now that he’s a bit older since the last visit. Then again, maybe grandparents see their grandchildren through eternal rose-colored glasses; JB’s mom sure goes on and on about how Riley’s such a “good, sweet kid” and I have caught myself thinking, wait, are you talking about THIS KID RIGHT HERE? Don’t get me wrong, I’d take a bullet for him even on a bad day, but are you talking about the kid who is currently going apoplectic over the existence of carseat restraints? You must mean sweet like a lemon.

(Actually, now that I think about it Riley’s usually on better behavior when there are lots of people around, I think he enjoys the activity and attention and is less likely to burst into actual flames over a dropped toy. This is a rule with no guarantees, however, considering that he recently chose a crowded Fred Meyers to protest at top volume the great injustice of socks.)

So tomorrow we’ll be taking the ferry (the ferry, not the ferry boat as they repeatedly and annoyingly say on Grey’s Anatomy, it’s a goddamn ferry, saying ferry boat is like saying car vehicle; ferry ferry ferry ferry!) over to Kingston and driving up the peninsula; I’m looking forward to getting the hell out of Dodge for a while.

JB will be spending his own weekend shooting at innocent, moist-eyed Bambi-esque woodland creatures in Oregon. God help me, I actually encouraged this activity because he doesn’t get to spend much time with the Menfolk wearing their Hickory Shirts and Crapping in the Woods Wherever They Damn Well Please. Of course, that was before the Barf-fest so I hope he brings me back something purty. Like an Infiniti, not a fucking elk pelt.

If you’re not sick of me asking, and I totally understand if you are, what are your own plans?

Comments

135 Responses to “Ferries, not ferry boats”

  1. veralynn on November 13th, 2006 8:17 pm

    Had a friend in town to visit. Saw a play. Walked in the gorgeous sunshine Saturday where I could catch falling leaves on the trail. Swing dancing escapades Saturday night. Errands and miscellaneous romance in the toilet repair aisle of the hardware store Sunday.

  2. em on November 14th, 2006 3:58 am

    Thanks for explaing the ferry boat “thing”. Being a viewer in Australia I couldn’t work out why the distinction between ferries and ferry boats was so important…

  3. wordgirl on November 14th, 2006 7:53 am

    But…but…I love my XM radio.

  4. Sabine on November 14th, 2006 10:26 am

    Cool, I finally have something to share (better than “laundry” for a change anyway)… :)

    On Saturday, I am travelling a little ways to participate in an Inipi (sweat lodge) ceremony with friends. On Sunday I’m meeting with other members of my bellydance troupe to practice some of our choreography for an upcoming performance. After that, I’ll probably do laundry. :)

  5. Sabine on November 14th, 2006 10:40 am

    Oh how typical of me, being an entire week off. :) But the other comments sure were enjoyable to read…

  6. Ashleas on November 14th, 2006 1:13 pm

    I’ll be spending my weekend relaxing in the dorm room without the roommate. I LOVE having the dorm to myself.

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