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Midnight oil

I have a nice lantern-shaped, well, lantern. For camping. It runs on batteries and has a fluorescent tube thing instead of a wick. It's sitting next to me right now as I still haven't managed to fix the light in my office and I have a project that needs to be finished before I get to work tomorrow. I couldn't start any earlier because it took this long to wear Victoria out since we got home. Now I am foolishly updating my journal when I could be working. I figure it won't take long since not much has happened.

We decided to have a party for Victoria's third birthday. Just a kids and their parents party, but I did invite the babysitter because how could I not? She is a party herself. I told her about the party this morning and by the time I came to pick up Victoria, she had come up with a short list of things I had already done wrong regarding party planning. She had a menu suggestion. She assumed that she would be cooking for the party (I put my foot down. No. It is a party for a bunch of little kids. She cooks for little kids every day. Plus I do know how to cook, no matter what she says.) She sent me off with an admonition to start cleaning my house NOW because I had a big job ahead of me. She's right, but jeez. Victoria has announced that it will be a bear party. I think I know what a bear party is, but I'm not sure it's what she's thinking a bear party is. Time will tell.

ednoria had another yoga party this weekend. This one was my favorite so far--the theme was twists, the twists were not too complicated, the group was congenial, the food afterward was fabulous, and the soreness the following morning was just right. Not excruciating, just a little reminder that Some People might be well advised to twist more often.

1. pick 15 people who are not on your friends list.
2. write something about each one without divulging the identity.
3. never tell who you wrote about no matter what.

(This is perfect for me, a horrible lj lurker.)

a) You think finding a good LARP will patch that sucking wound in your soul.
b) Your posts about planning meals and cooking are spellbinding.
c) You are astonishingly dull--not simply lackluster, but an active interest-vacuum.
d) You are a marvelous photographer and your captions are excellent, too.
e) I know where you work and I saw you there once, which disturbed me. I don't want to stalk people!
f) I look forward to the posts about your class, I can tell you're a wonderful teacher.
g) You are gorgeous but you can't stop thinking of ways to make people say that you are gorgeous.
h) Everything your cat does is cute; photographic evidence is rarely required. Enough.
i) Nothing makes you happier than pointing out other people's screw-ups. Charming.
j) You are in Nepal.
k) Your pet lizard escaped and you found her in your house four months later, alive and unharmed.
l) Your landlord is a jerk.
m) You are getting married soon.
n) You have no idea how tepid, how pedestrian a life yours is. You don't skimp on details.
o) Vegan.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 12th, 2004 04:32 am (UTC)
Since you are one of my most dedicated attendees, I appreciate the comments. I will try to stay at about that level next time, though I don't know what the theme is yet. Something Halloweeny. Any time you want me to devise a short 10-minute routine for you to do at home you just say the word.

I love your comments! You don't hold anything back, do you? And why not -- you could be making it all up, as far as I know -- all I do know is that none of them are me. Whew!
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
Spooky yoga, I am so there! I would really love a 10-minute routine, that sounds like something I could actually do. Thanks!
Oct. 12th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
Ok, I will make one for you. And if you want, I can loan you a mat and/or a block if you bring them back for yoga parties.

Speaking of which, I totally scored at the thrift store this morning -- a still-wrapped blue foam yoga block with one minor dent for 30 cents!!!! Of course nobody in the store knew what it was, it was in the "Households" section (presumably so named because the stuff comes from lots of different households). If I hadn't had DS and had time to look longer, I could probably have found a yoga mat among the doormats.
Oct. 12th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
Nice find! I would like to borrow a block, but I am fond of my ugly fake mat. It is cushy and smells like camping.
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Oct. 12th, 2004 06:33 am (UTC)
Re: I can't tell
Yeah, haven't you guessed why I'm usually the last one to leave a party? It's because it's so fun to trash the departed. LOL!!!! JK!!!! Sike!
Oct. 12th, 2004 05:26 am (UTC)
I like this much better than the _on_ your friends list variant, but I still don't think I'll do it.
Oct. 12th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
The on-list one is quite the little angst bomb. Besides, my friends list is so small that I'd have to do some people twice.
Oct. 12th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC)
Your sitter
Needs to be written about more often. She is a sitcom waiting to happen.
Oct. 12th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC)
Re: Your sitter
Don't I know it! I am crazy about her. Last year, we had a birthday tea for Victoria's birthday at my mom's house and I brought her to meet my family. When my not-particularly-sensitive aunt complimented her on her English and asked what her native language is, she replied, "Perhaps you are not familiar with the Queen's English? I speak only proper English." Fortunately, N-P-S aunt didn't know enough to feel offended and I had to duck out of the room to laugh my ass off.
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