Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #78

Thursday Thirteen: For The Birds

1. A friend of mine had extra beer left over from a party and gave them to me. I don't usually like Bud and Bud Light, but it's free! I put them on the back porch to stay cold. Lately I was worried that they may explode in the cold temperatures. I was afraid to even check, and I've been out of beer for a while. But I got desperate and checked, and YEAH! they did not explode. The cans of beer, however, do have sawdust all over them from being too close to the circular saw.

2. With the temperatures in the teens and single digits, we've been letting the dog in at night. Contrary to what most people may think of Bandit, he's pretty good inside the house. I can get him to lay down on the floor near the kids and he'll stay there all night.

3. My 7-year-old son is getting pretty good with the computer. I let him have my old iMac (older than him!) and he knows how to use it. In fact, right now, he has iTunes playing my 3-year-old's personal playlist so that she'll leave him alone long enough to do his homework.

4. My 3-year-old daughter's iTunes playlist is actually pretty good. She really likes Devo, especially Whip It and Working In A Coalmine. I've been playing Radiohead for her, and she really enjoys it. She whips her long blond hair around like a heavy-metal guitarist. Actually, I think she'll play drums.

5. I've been watching a friend's two kids while she teaches at the university. Her husband also teaches there, as does my husband. I feel like the housewife for three professors.

6. I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow, finally. I was inspired by Colleen who said "Overnight my hair reaches critical mass and I can’t go another day without a haircut."

7. I'm also going to get my hair highlighted. So now I have thoughts of having hair like Kelly Clarkson or Penolope Cruz. Actually, the only reason I'm having highlights is to hide the grey.

8. I've been daydreaming about what I'd do with the money I get from the economic stimulus package--it reminds me of dreaming of winning the lottery. Actually, the money is already spent and would be used to pay outstanding bills. I'm still holding out for winning the lottery, if only I had enough money to play.

9. I just found an old friend on MySpace. He owns a parrot that I used to "birdsit" occasionally. I don't know if I missed him or the bird more! Sorry, Andy, I don't mean it. I really miss your gigantic hugs more than bird poop on my shoulder. Say "Hello" to Crackers for me!

10. My daughter turned 3 last Wednesday, but she's been celebrating for a week. Every night I have to read Dr. Seus' Happy Birthday To You, she's still playing with her Happy Birthday mylar balloon, and wishes everyone a Happy Birthday. Why not?

11. My son just wrote the sentence "I am straighter then you." When I checked his writing, I had to laugh. He thought the word was "stronger." So he changed the word "am" to "stand." Much better!

12. My husband's car door froze shut when I was starting the car for him. So I managed to climb into the back and open the door from the inside. When he was trying to leave, the door wouldn't shut. He yelled at me for opening the door from the inside. I guess, in his fury, he forgot that sometimes you need to get OUT of the car. I quickly fixed the latch and all was better.

13. Someday I'm going to compile a list of phrases that you may only say once in your life. For example, "I hate it when the kids break the abacus!"


Melanie said...

Enjoy your haircut and color! Hope it turns out beautiful!

Cinnamon Girl said...

Don't ya hate it when the abacus is in the shop? Happy TT =)

Anonymous said...

I hope you do win the lottery, but remember... I'm winning it first.

pussreboots said...

We've just started letting our 5 year old use an old iBook. It's probably the same age he is. Happy TT.

Anonymous said...

She's already listening to Devo?

That is very, very cool. :)

Zenmomma said...

Am I the only person in the Universe that doesn't like Radiohead? *sigh* I tried, really.

Janet said...

Have fun at the hairdressers!

Unknown said...

I wish we could win the lottery too...but dang we have to play first. My kids love eighties music, just not the videos so much.

~ The Mama Bear

Open Grove Claudia said...

This is a really fun way to get to know you and your life. Thanks for sharing all of it. I totally agree about the "economic stimulus" package. I think our chances are just about as good as winning the lotto.

Happy TT

Joyismygoal said...

I liked your oh so random list

Anonymous said...

breaking an abacus is messy business.

Anonymous said...

My favorite one here is the one about your little girl celebrating her birthday for days and having to have Dr. Suess read to her.

This week a can of gingerale in my pantry must have gotten a pinhole of rust and it all leaked out. It evaporated into a pool of slick molasses that all the other cans stuck to like glue and the mice came out of the woodwork to taste it!