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Tremendous Verbal Gymnastics

Last Thursday night I set out to retrieve my precious powerbook. I thought the little man would be overjoyed to join me on this mission. But he quickly corrected this erroneous assumption. When I suggested that maybe we all three could go to the Apple store together the lad gave me a look. Then he slowly, politely replied - not just for himself, but speaking up for the husband as well - with “we’d love to, but we can’t. We have to work.” In this case, the “work” actually meant playing. Playing the newly arrived Lego Star Wars video game, ordered by the husband. Upstaged again.

The weekend wasn’t terribly exciting. Too hot to be so. Our lives are being lived in the two rooms of the house with a/c units, while we let restaurants do most of the cooking (almost like Manhattanites). I lounged about reading comic books in bed instead of going to a party I’d planned to attend. Together we watched an excessive number of movies, at the theater and on DVD, and played a few card games. And the male 2/3 of the household played video games, of course. When Lego Star Wars grew stale, Pikmin 2 and Super Monkey Ball were there to pick up the slack. I do hope this alleged cool front comes through. I think we could all do with a bit of sunshine and fresh air.



  1. starfire wrote:

    We got our cool front in Duluth! It is sooo nice and cool right now.

    Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  2. Our cool front arrived this morning and it rained all day and it is oh so glorious. Still, I wouldn’t mind chilling out up at Spirit Mountain right about now…

    Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

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