Frank said…#109

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We were watching Voyager one night and the Holodeck program within the show just ended without completion…

Frank: Just stopped? Nooooo!
Me: It’ll be okay.
Frank: No. It’s terrible. It’s like when you run out of Netflix episodes!

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Good things 2015: Week #30-34

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I tell you, this pup is magic.
He really helped through some crappy crappy moments this summer.

It’s important to remember the things that are good in life. It reminds me how blessed I really am and also helps to ease the sting of the bad. I’m incredibly lucky, there’s more good than bad (Knockonwood!) and I want to document how thankful I am for it.

Whoops. It’s been awhile again. Life happens and we had Brody with us for a visit. We love Brody and now that he’s back to my bro’s house, we miss him a lot. (He went back yesterday.)

Here we go (in no particular order of importance or timing):

  • Meeting my friends’ sweet newborn (who was born the same week as my nephew) and spending the day with them (more on this soon)
  • Becoming a “for real” (not a “by choice”) aunt.
  • Saying no and leaving on time from the pool.
  • Alternately, being able to say yes and stay when others wouldn’t work.
  • Brodsmontana being back
  • Lazy chicken parm.
  • Cucumbers from a friend’s garden
  • New friends.
  • Interesting opportunities coming out of not getting the job I wanted.
  • Wrapping up a private swim lesson that’s been going on for over three years.
  • Finding the perfect cards to mail to friends.
  • Plant cuttings taking root.
  • Frank believing in me and having my back.
  • Dinner ready when I get home from the pool.
  • Friends being happy and sharing good news.
  • Portable cell phone chargers
  • Being able to write again.
  • Working out the details for an upcoming super cool project at the pool.
  • Being down 12lbs. 3 more 3’s and I can start running if I want to (I have a max weight I’ve discovered gets uncomfortable quickly for my knees when I run.)
  • Seeing BatGirl for a mid-week date night.
  • Moving through difficult days.
  • Presentation going well.
  • Brody wanting to sleep next to me even if he’s all twitchy and snores in his sleep.
  • Meeting cousins for the first time.
  • Watching fireworks after the ball game.

How have you been? What made you smile? Tell me about one of your successes?

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Frank said…#108

This is part of the Frank said feature. You can see more here.

I was making dinner one night and while I cooked Brody’s egg, which he gets for being a good boy, Frank and I had the following exchange.

Me: Do I smell A1 Sauce?
Frank: Yes. It’s excellent on eggs.
Me: Yes it is.
Frank: You know, people born before A1 Sauce was invented? They’re on the wrong side of history.
Me: When was A1 Sauce invented?
Frank (without pausing): 1831.

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A Sox and a Yanks fan go to a game OR #asoxandayanksfangotoagame

I was going through my Summer Bucket List to cross off some things and I realized that I never told you about my adventure with Sue for her birthday! If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen photos of this adventure tagged #asoxandayanksfangotoagame

Sometime during the spring, Sue mentioned that she’d like to go visit Fenway this summer or next. She’s not a Red Sox fan but my sparkly friend loves baseball and Boston. I’m rarely one to turn down a trip to Fenway so we thought about making plans for a game when we found a date that worked.

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On the road! Blueish skies and baseball.

As luck would have it, Daddy-O mentioned he had tickets he couldn’t use; did I want them for a Sunday game? Um Yes, which Sunday? The Sunday before Sue’s birthday?

Of course I snatched those bad boys right up, told Sue we had tickets, and I would send her the details. When I looked at the details I was super pleased to see that they would be playing the Yankees!

Come game day, we got up way too early, drove to Massachusetts and to my favorite T-stop, Riverside. Why is it my favorite? Because there’s lots of parking, it’s the first one you come to from our area, and as the end of the line you usually get an actual seat.

We got to the T, resolved some Charlie Card issues and got our seats! It was a lovely trip into Boston and we got to Fenway without much trouble.

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Sue really loved the view from the Green Monster – for good reason!

I had a RedSox Nation card which provided access to the Green Monster before the game. Even though it was a crap ton of stairs to get up there, the view was amazing and Sue totally loved it.

Eventually they kicked us off the Monster to get the game started and we wandered around for a a really long time trying to find the gluten free hotdog bun place. Eventually I just said forget it and we got other food. Sue reports that the $14 lobster roll was absolutely worth it.

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Great seats and some sausage peppers and onions.

The game wasn’t awesome, our boys seemed tired. It was more of a game of who could make less errors than who was playing better but it was fun to boo when they blundered and cheer when they did something right.

After the game, we tried to get back on the T but the elevator didn’t want to go down. Then there was a train stuck on the tracks we needed! Getting back to the car would involve two trains and many stairs which Sue’s knees were not going to participate willingly in climbing up or down so we said forget it and grabbed a cab. I won’t tell you about the cab ride because it really takes away from the happiness of the day, but we made it home sweaty, sticky, tired, and smiling.

Sure my Red Sox didn’t win, it was hotter than blazes in the sun, and there was the whole T being broken and cab fiasco, but I had a really great day with my friend. Thank you Daddy-O for such a fun experience and helping Sue check a ball park off her list.

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Frank said…#107

This is part of the Frank said feature. You can see more here.

Recently there was an article about water shortage in California. All the sudden I hear the following

Frank: If I want to get guacamole at Chipotle, sorry California, I will. I’ll send you some bottles of water.

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Good things 2015: Week #27-29

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Purple is my favorite flavor

It’s important to remember the things that are good in life. It reminds me how blessed I really am and also helps to ease the sting of the bad. I’m incredibly lucky, there’s more good than bad (Knockonwood!) and I want to document how thankful I am for it.

Here we go (in no particular order of importance or timing):

  • A surprise visitor at work
  • A trip to Fenway with Sue for her bday!
  • Friends that make me laugh
  • Streamlining systems.
  • My command center at work cutting distractions
  • Sealing and staining the deck
  • Google-fu being strong for vetting purposes
  • Super awesome lessons with some of my swimmers.
  • Random snail mail
  • Tasty fresh fruit and purple freezy pops. (Purple is my favorite flavor)
  • Dinner ready when I get home from the pool.
  • A good book on the deck
  • The top of my RedSox cup doubling as a tray to collect condensation.
  • Samples from advertising websites. (Wine bottle, cupcake and cell phone shaped stress toys anyone? They’re mine but I’ll tell you where you can order yours.)
  • Finding my orange highlighter
  • Voyager and NCIS on Netflix (Kes and Abby are my favorites)
  • Fun dinner’s with Daddy-O and DexPaul
  • Checking out the new Wal-Mart. It’s so good for people watching.
  • Brodsmontana being back
  • The Metformin doing its job in some ways, maybe working all around?

How have you been? What made you smile? Tell me about one of your successes?

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Frank said…#106

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We were watching a Hallmark movie and the main character had just broken up with her fiance. I looked up and he was pouting at me.

Me: Why are you pouting at me?
Frank: I’m trying to interface with what you humans call emotions.
Me: huh?
Frank: You know [does air quote motion] “empathize”

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Friday Fill-In and a ‘Ku

Friday Fill-In and a quick haiku. (Friday Fill-In seems to be no more, but maybe I’ll write some myself.)

I don’t have much time for today, but I thought it would be fun to do a

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I’ll likely have another of this pic this weekend.
Maybe a different color head band.

just quick hit and run
interesting week for me
and how has yours been?

i hope it was fun
filled with interesting things
and lots of delight

thought i’d bring ‘kus back
do you love a good haiku?
i do, that’s for sure

On to the Fill-In. Please feel free to play along.

1. Right now I’m tired. really really tired.
2. Seeing connections and possibilities is my well known quirk. (Among others.)
3. Are you afraid of the dark?
4. Dessert first, then dinner! (Dinner travels well, dessert rarely does.)
5. That’s why you should do that.
6. Murder She Wrote is one of my favorite tv shows ever!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to getting home – but it won’t be til later, tomorrow my plans include too many hours at the pool and Sunday, I want to go to yoga and take a nap!

How about you?

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Frank said…#105

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Last Saturday we were feeling a little bit of cabin fever after being stuck inside all day because of the rain. We went to Target to get out of our own heads for a bit…

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After I posted this to Instagram and Facebook,  Frank was looking at it and we had this conversation.

Frank: Daaaaamn.
Me: Sup?
Frank: I can’t get over how small my ears are.
Me: Yeah, like little dried apricots.
Frank: You’re a dick. Talking time is over.

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Over the weekend.

share_temporyThis past weekend was filled with a lot of productive activities, but very little fun. The deck was scrubbed, stained and sealed. A baby blanket I’ve been working on is almost done. There was some napping and watching of Voyager.  (Also, I worked for way too long at the pool on Sunday.)

Was it the awesome weekend I hoped for? No and some points really were not good, but it was okay, I mostly didn’t have to go to work, and it was quiet so I’ll take it.

One of the high points is that Frank took me for ice cream down the street and I discovered what seems to be raspberry bushes.

I got my usual mixed soft serve with cherry dip and rainbow sprinkles in a cup. They do an okay job but I’d really like to get in there and show them how to do it right. What is the proper way to put cherry dip on ice cream in a dish? I’m so glad you asked. The proper way is to dispense the ice cream in to the cup so it has a hollow space inside. Then you put the cherry dip and rainbow sprinkles over the top and get a delightful additional reservoir of sprinkles and cherry dip.

I don’t see that happening though and I’m not about to climb through the window to show them. I think it would be frowned upon and it’s a little window. My tuckis wouldn’t fit.  (Not being depreciating here, just being truthful!)

I realize that I’m a little different in my love of cherry dip. I don’t know what it is about the waxy deliciousness, but I can’t be alone if all of the ice cream places around here have it. I just wish they’d make it right.

What’s your favorite ice cream? What do you wish people would make “right”?

 

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