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It’s been a very good week, despite the little man’s absurd wake up calls. Not once, but twice this week he was wide awake at 4am (which means I was too). Hmmm. Anyhow, the week in review:

  • Monday’s Sigur Ros show ruled.
  • Thursday’s Art by Design reception was lovely. I met a toy designer (dream job, no?) and my lovely in-laws came down, along with the husband. A few of my fine co-workers showed up as well. Thanks guys!
  • Remember the “two left boots” fiasco? Well, last week I shipped ‘em back to the ebay seller, in the UK. She just received them and refunded me, for the cost of the item and the cost of shipping. So that’s done with. Naturally I’ve already turned around and spent a portion of the refund…on lightning bolt wrist cuffs, a necessity in this modern age, of course. Ummm.
  • This week I worked out three times and on two of those occasions I ran into friends at the gym. First, the marvelous Maggie, who is training for a triathlon (madness). And then Rachel - who gave me the good news that she has defended her dissertation and is now, technically, a doctor. Congratulations! She also gave me the heads up on Alton Brown’s baked brown rice recipe. Made it last night and it is by far the best brown rice I’ve ever had. The husband remarked that that’s not saying much, but really, it was quite tasty and I’ll be making it again.
  • Yesterday I had lunch with co-worker friends on my home turf at St. Paul’s Everest. It was a good time. And when they all went back to work I went home and napped (because my sinuses are still killing me). It’s wonderful having Mondays and Fridays off - in addition to Saturdays and Sundays. Four-day weekends forever!
  • The little man’s swimming lesson went particularly well yesterday. We discovered the key to really get him kicking. It involves me floating along just behind him, encouraging him to kick hard so he can splash me. It worked wonders. Guess the idea of drenching mom was just the motivation he needed.
no picnic (because it's raining)

Bonus: Tickets for The Flaming Lips show go on sale at noon today. Oh yes, they will be mine. Mouhahaha!
Plus: The good news? Asian Media Access is back at it, showcasing movies on Friday nights at the Riverview Theater. The bad news? Once again they’re being shown at midnight. Groan. Even in my pre-motherhood days I had a hard time staying awake for them. I would go, mind you, but would often doze off in my seat. Anyhow, last night they showed House of Fury, which looks pretty funny. But next week it’s Initial D, which I’ve been wanting to see, especially on the big screen. Maybe.
And: Speaking of movies…tonight’s “date night” is nearly upon us and it is looking like it will, once again, be dinner and a movie. The weather is crappy and there doesn’t seem to be much going on so I guess I can live with that. This time.


  1. jeff wrote:

    Oh hey - this is Jeff T. I just found your website. Cool stuff. I fell through my ceiling the other day.

    Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  2. Oh my gawd Jeff! How’s your spleen?

    Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 2:38 pm | Permalink
  3. chel wrote:

    Ooo! Glad the brown rice worked. Maybe I should actually try to do it myself. I guess an hour isn’t too long to wait.

    Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  4. shokufeh wrote:

    I’m going to have to check out this Everest.

    Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
  5. Chel, been meaning to write you back. You really must make the brown rice. Very very tasty. But next time I’ll have to make a smaller batch of it, since I’m the only one in the house who will eat it. Oh well.

    Shokufeh, I’ve got to write you back too- Everest is fantastic (and hey, lunch buffet!) but there is a new Nepalese restaurant in town that I am about to blog about. Stay tuned.

    Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

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