February 22, 2006
I havenít posted in a while mostly because I havenít had anything to say, wasnít feeling very funny, and needed a break. So now I had one and hereís my first post in eight days, and weíll see how it goes from here.
Saturday I went to weaving class. Having so much fun that Iím thinking about buying my own loom. Hereís my latest creation:
Sunday I took my student Roxana and her brother to the Natural History Museum at the Smithsonian, where we watched a 3-D IMAX movie about the ocean and then looked at dinosaur bones and the Insect Zoo (which gets some of its funding from Orkin Pest Control, a fact I find rather hilarious). During the movie, they both kept reaching out in front of them trying to touch the 3-D fish and aquatic plants.
For lunch we went to this crazily decorated pizza place called Generous Georgeís (old bicycles, red wagons, and other old kidsí toys hanging from the ceiling). And now I bring you restaurant reviews from Roxana and Carlos:
So I guess Georgeís was a big hit, too.
Those kids, they behave beautifully and are a pleasure to take anywhere. But I was still so tired when I got home that I had to lie down and take a short nap. Itís hard work hanging out with kids, looking out for them, making sure everyoneís happy. But oh, so fun.
Monday we had the day off work for Presidentís Day. I painted the kitchen yellow, and am pleased with the results. That was the sum total of the dayís accomplishments.
Not bad for a long weekend.
Is anyone else ever so weary of the Olympics? I think Iím old enough now and have seen so many Olympic games that itís not exciting anymore; itís just boring. The faces and the stories all begin to seem exactly the same. And since most of the shows I like to watch are on NBC (Scrubs, Medium, ER), including the local 11:00 news, my TV viewing has been severely screwed with. Why do the events have to run past 11:00? Itís not like theyíre live that late in the evening. Now I have to watch the ABC affiliate local news at 11:00, and I donít like their newscasters. The CBS affiliateís local newscast is even worse.
Iím old and cranky and donít like to have my routines disrupted.
Imagine my chagrin when I stopped painting the kitchen at 3:00 the other day to take a break and watch Dr. Philís show on ďWomen Who Are Bitches,Ē not stopping to think that itís the NBC affiliate that airs his show. I turned on the TV and there was some stupid Olympic hockey game on. (And shut up about Dr. Phil, I too am getting tired of his ubiquitousness, especially his smug face on the Madtch.com commercials since I know how that service REALLY works, as in not too well, but more about that in another entry, I still like his show.)
And then I had no excuse to take a break so had to keep painting.
The good news: the Olympics are OVER in only 4 more days. SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!! In the meantime, thank heaven for DVDs and cable.7 comments so far
Weekend report & Olympic overkill - February 22, 2006
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