Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just When You Thought He Couldn't Get Funnier

When he wants the chair, he wants the chair! 

I just realized this site has been a bit Gus-heavy lately. In human news, the first tri of the season is next weekend!! The Chain of Lakes sprint tri in Alexandria. The swim is in an indoor pool, and then you run outside and hop on the bike for 13 miles, following by a 3 mile run. Can't wait to race!! 

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Threshold Met *in automated robot voice*

For those who work M-F on a standard schedule, Friday afternoons tend to fall in one of maybe three categories. 
1. Chomping at the bit to get out of the house/go shopping/DO THINGS.
2. Chomping at the bit to do stuff around the house. 
3. Shutdown - food/sitting/TV

Yesterday was definitely a shutdown.  

There are usually different specific triggers--this time I think it was detail overload, probably because I pack less for trips than I do for most weekdays.  

I know it's detail overload calling when I do something like leave my beloved new turquoise flip-flops in the locker room at AM swim. Like I'm ever going to see THOSE again! Yes, only $2 at Old Navy, but still. You think Old Navy carries any size 9s after April?? That injustice could be the subject of an entirely different post.

After getting home and walking through the door with a swim bag, black work tote full of power cords for the laptop I DON'T have with me, big purse, a damp handful of towel and swimsuit, two empty beverage containers, and an acquisition from a trip to Famous Footwear over lunch, the dining room table went from *clear* to *is there a table under there?* in two seconds flat. 

The following ensued. I picture it as the person running the track mile with shoes literally untying and flying off in the last 200 meters.

-Circled kitchen, eating random small amounts of several different foods (crackers, olives, sesame sticks, etc.).
-Sifted through 500+ countertop samples on 10lb. chains while Gus tried to figure out whether they were toys. 
-Thought about India AGAIN for the fiftieth time.
-Took Gus outside and sat on the concrete walkway with a Summit.
-Forcefully said "NO" about twenty times while Gus tried to lap up the puddle of pilsner from the bottle he knocked over amidst unbridled playtime glee. 
-Watched Gus completely lose interest in me once Dad rolled up. (Typical!)
-Ate copious amounts of cornbread and fried green beans at Longfellow Grill with Mr. Abigailius. Rolled ourselves out. 
-Turned on Entourage, cancelled appearance at Girls Night Out. 


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Eggz 'n Such

Well well, another Easter has been had! We got to see the Little Lady today...and this time she was awake! Apparently her *favorite* toy is the monkey we got her at ahem FAO Schwartz in NYC. Apparently the light/dark contrast of maroon monkey body with white monkey belly is highly stimulating to a 5 week-old and it's the only toy she reacts to! Good thing we didn't get her that lame monochromatic monkey instead.

On Good Friday we decorated eggs with my fam, and once again we outdid ourselves with creativity--decoupage, crayon drawings, eggs bombarded with food coloring drops at various intervals to produce incredibly organic-looking colors...some even with veins! I think David even drew roller coasters and a ferris wheel on one...RANDOM!

We wrapped up the evening watching the French thriller "Tell No One," or Ne le dis a personne. And it really was thrilling. Though I swear French thrillers have more inconceivable plot twists than you'd think would be necessary for a film to be good. ("You mean she disappeared because Phillippe was harassing her dad and then HIS dad's disappearance was covered up because the son in-law was framed for the crime but then the person HE talked to was really the one who did it all? Got it.") Still recommended and you don't even have to speak French to appreciate it! 

Bon, je me couche !