June 27, 2005

 i'm busy

friday night:
after a brief (and unfruitful) stop at the durham library's book sale, i partook (is that a word?) of several glasses of fowler's $2.50 wine. (every friday they open a a few bottles and sell individual glasses for $2.50. rockin'!) unfortunately, i am amassing some evidence that wine now gives me migraines. i don't know when my body started rejecting the grape, but it SUCKS!

we completed season 5 of the sopranos on DVD, which was incredibly cathartic. then, in the afternoon, i got a wild hair to do some yard work. i decided to just run outside and start pulling weeds without changing clothes or anything. (i knew that if i thought too much about it i would talk myself out of yard work altogether.) i started to get the side bed under control, then realized i was working near a patch of poison ivy and was wearing flip-flops. i went back inside.

that evening charo & i saw les primitifs du futur at the museum and had a great time. there were a couple of adorable children dancing right in front of the stage whose adorableness distracted everyone from the music for a while, but no harm done... the musicians also enjoyed them.

i thought i was being efficient in hopping right out of bed and going straight to the raleigh farmer's market, but when i pulled into the parking lot i realized i was too early! i couldn't believe it. it was only 9:30, and less than half the vendors were open. still, i managed to get some corn on the cob (from little old mr. farmer, who offers 4 ears for free if you promise to do a good deed for a neighbor) and a bunch of liriope.

when i got home it was still cool enough to plant the liriope and finally complete the brick-uncovering project on the back bed. that bed is really pretty now. but i still hate yard work.

ray and i saw the wild parrots of telegraph hill sunday afternoon, and i surprised myself by crying my eyes out. which naturally means i loved the film.

then we had a nice last-minute invitation to have cocktails on a screened porch, which we did. we all sang songs while kurt played his ukelele (i wish people gathered to sing more often; it's heartwarming) and i got sloshed on cosmopolitans. (which were made from this surprisingly delicious mix.) apparently liquor doesn't give me migraines like wine does. i didn't even have a hangover this morning.

finally, and i'm a little embarrassed to admit this, i've had loco-pops on 3 of the last 4 days. i have a serious problem. i'm afraid i'm going to have to check myself into some sort of rehab clinic soon. anyway, among the new flavors: rice pudding (which is AMAZING), mexican chocolate (ditto), mojito, peach, and cinnamon-watermelon (sugar-free).

the week upcoming:
tonight i'm going to an ADF performance.
tomorrow i'll finally see "music from the inside out".
then, on wednesday, my brother and his family (roxi & lulu) are coming to visit!!

somehow, between now and wednesday (juggling a pretty full schedule) i need to get ready for their visit by removing mold from the bathtub grout as well as a year's-worth of grime from the carpeting in the den. (i know lulu would tell me to chill and not bother, but i want the house to be in tip-top shape for the most beautiful little girl on earth.)

so for the next week or so expect sporadic blogging at best. if anything, it'll probably just be photos of the most beautiful family on earth.

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Posted by: ray yes partook is a word ubinger at June 27, 2005 02:44 PM

strange coincidences abound!

1. I too, did some sperm of the moment yard work!
2. I have never seen the Sopranos but I AM ONE!
3. I always end up too early at the farmer's market.
4. I don't know the film of the wild parrots, BUT WE HAVE A FLOCK OF WILD PARROTS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.
5. I have just received a gift of a handmade ukelele.
6. Ain't nothing wrong with a cosmo!

There. I have managed to make nearly all of YOUR post be about ME.

Posted by: blackbird at June 27, 2005 09:13 PM

I have the same issues with wine vs. liquor; I tested it out at a conference I was sent to last week, where I had the opportunity to do a lot of drinking. I feel much better the morning after too much vodka than the morning after too much wine.

Posted by: minty at June 27, 2005 09:17 PM

Do you have the pops at home now, or are you trotting out every day?

For reasons I can't quite figure out, "Parrots" was on Mexican cable back in January, when I saw it while on vacation. It was wonderful on the small screen. On the big screen I think it would have killed me with emotion. Next week I'm going to SFO and might go to Telegraph Hill just to see the area.

Posted by: Phil at June 27, 2005 10:39 PM

sperm of the moment... **snicker**
can you play the uke??

were you always like that? i used to drink wine by the bucket, but in the last 6 months or so it has started making me feel bad.

i'm generally visiting (i don't trot) loco-pops most every day, though charo has figured out that we need to plan for the store being closed on mondays. today, for instance, she had quite a stash in her freezer to carry us through to tomorrow. ;-)

i would love to hear whether the parrots are still visiting telegraph hill. if you visit, please let me know!

Posted by: christa at June 28, 2005 12:53 AM

I was sure your post was going to end wih you actually having poison ivy on your feet. My feet actually started to itch in sympathy...glad that didn't happen.

I'm skeptical of the rice pudding flavor, but the Mexican chocoloate sounds awesome.

Have fun with your family.

Posted by: lainey at June 28, 2005 09:55 AM

I am, in fact, insisting that you chill and not bother : ) Roxi is used to rolling in cat hair and other less savory debris. Who knows what kind of havoc an overly clean house might wreak on her immune system!?

Hot damn, I can't wait to see you tomorrow night.

Posted by: Lulu at June 29, 2005 12:47 AM

say "hi" to the most beautiful family on earth for me!!! GREAT BIG LOVE to you all!!

Posted by: at June 30, 2005 12:35 PM

yeah, uh, that's from me...

Posted by: joy at June 30, 2005 01:25 PM
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