Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer Vacation WNBP: The Final Edition

Well, it is the last Wednesday during which I can loll about and pretend that I am going to get some housecleaning done.  This time next week, I'll be patting myself on the back for surviving the first day of school with the kidlets and trying to find the inner strength to go back and do it all over again on Thursday.  And Friday.  And many, many more days after that...

How did I spend this bittersweet sort of day?  Well, let's take a look at the highlights in Wednesday Night Bullet Post format:

*I did not go to the Farmer's Market today.  I really should have.  It's the last Wednesday I can do this, you know.  

*It's open again on Saturday.  I probably should get used to going on Saturday.  That's going to be the FM day from now on anyway.

*But I'm almost out of potatoes and that is causing a certain amount of distress.

*I spent a great deal of time staring at the latest sweater project.  I have some thoughts for how I want to do the neckline...

*I should spend less time thinking and more time knitting.  Things tend to go horribly awry when I spend too much time thinking about knitting.

*I should also probably just go with the directions and stop trying to be all "creative."  That, too, tends to lead me down dangerous paths.

*Last month, my insurance company discontinued its Rewards Program and I was no longer able to earn points for remembering to exercise on a somewhat regular basis.  I mourned the loss along with all the prizes I could have earned.

*They have a new program, but it is very demanding and wants to know my cholesterol levels.  I don't know my cholesterol levels.  And, even if I did, I feel that this is personal information.  

*Sort of like my actual weight and how I like to eat ketchup sandwiches.  This is all highly classified stuff.

*Today, they sent me a package as a "Thank You" for participating in the program.

*Read here:  We are cleaning out the closets and need to unload all the reward items that no one wanted or for which we were charging way too many points.  I got a new Portable Grill With Bag That Doubles As Cooler.


And The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty got a box.

*AGKs really like boxes.  I have to throw away boxes when he is asleep.  

*Then I tell him that the box has gone to live on a farm with lots of nice open fields and other boxes with whom it can play.

*I went into school yesterday.  I was there a good chunk of the morning.

*When I got home around lunchtime, there was a message on my machine saying that there had been a horrible mix-up and that I was supposed to be at the school all morning for an orientation.  The caller was just devastated over the lack of communication and hoped that I could make it to school.

*I was at school.  Hence, I missed the call saying that I should be at school.  

*This is going to be an "interesting" school year.

*You know how I sometimes get all obsessed with 80's tunes?  I revisit some song from my misspent youth and listen to it over and over and over...

*Maybe you don't know that.  I can't remember if that was classified information or not...

*For the last month, I have been over-the-moon for Pat Benatar's Shadows Of The Night.

*There was a bit of a standoff over the box later in the afternoon.  It got kind of ugly.  

*Big, Fluffy Kitty vs. Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty.  A real clash of the Titans...


To the victor goes the spoils...

*She spent the entire afternoon in there.

*Did you know that a very young Bill Paxton and Judge Reinhold are in the Shadows Of The Night video?  I didn't either...but look:







Not the most exciting way to spend The Last Wednesday Of Summer Vacation, I suppose.  But the whole box episode was kind of entertaining if you like that sort of thing.  And I kind of do...

Happy Wednesday to all and do see if you can't find a box to play in or a vintage video.  It really does help to keep the mind off such things as work and other bits of  unpleasantness!

SA

12 comments:

Mia said...

can you hear me? I'm ooohing and aahhhing over that gift..

hehehe. Better than a poke in the eye *grin*

Jocelyn said...

Students...administration...shudder....

trek said...

Ad(minnie)stration.

'Nuff said.

Anne said...

Wow, that video really took me back. Yikes. Now I feel like I need to go search out some REO Speedwagon or Blue Oyster Cult or something. (Instead of working on my syllabus.) You've got the right idea about dregs-of-summer Wednesdays.

Kath said...

A portable grill? Be still my heart. I suppose it could have been worse!

I am the biggest sucker when it comes to cardboard boxes for the kitties. I kept the same JCP box in my living room for weeks just because the cat loved it so much.

Donna Lee said...

We keep boxes long past their expiration date because the cats like to sit in them. They ignore all attempts to buy them nice comfortable beds but will sit in small uncomfortable boxes for hours on end.

Karen said...

Um, they were unaware that you were in the building? This can't be good.

Cathy said...

I do love Pat Benatar. Guess I'll go find one of her cassette tapes.

You deserve a A+ for blogging so frequently with all the other stuff in your life.

My cats refuse to play in boxes. It's paper bags or nothing. Where did I go wrong? (How bout a Dear SA column???)

Cursing Mama said...

I do enjoy a good box beat down myself. Particularly when the undercat ends up as the victor/victorious.

Jeanne said...

OMG. You were at school and missed the call that you were needed at school and they didn't know you were at school? I feel for you.

Ronni said...

I have to agree that that seems like a very bad sign for the future. On the other hand, maybe it means the rest of the year will go smoothly? You know, kinda like how at a wedding when the ring bearer gets into the favors and ends up going up the aisle with a big chocolate mess on his face, that is the worst thing that happens at that wedding but the one where everything goes perfectly just at the end of the ceremony the grom screws up and uses his ex-wife's name instead of the bride's and there's a free for all in two minutes flat.

kmkat said...

BFK looks downright threatening and evil as she sits in that box. I'd let her keep it, too.