Happy Birthday to Lars!!!
Today he 28 and I have known him for 5 and a half years. At lunch today I need to run to target to get presents. I tried to shop on Monday and I wanted to get either the XFM radio or a Flat panel monitor. One might wonder how one tries (and fails) to shop. Well, I went to Best Buy and since I was in high heels and just came from a long meeting that required alot of walking (plant tour) I went to the closest display first. XFM radio has alot of options, and the sales man who resembled an annoying gnome started talking non stop about the different systems. Problem with his style is that he didn’t seem to know more that what I could read on the package and totally didn’t understand my technical questions. He followed me around and I tried to politely loose him but he insisted in a low slope of the bell curve way that he could help me with anything. I even said ‘well let me just read these here for a few minutes he leaned against the display and would not leave. He annoyed me sooooo much that I had no option but to leave to get rid of him. I sprinted through the torrents of rain (in a silk shirt that was getting water spots and heels) and got to the car and was fending off a headache when I drove away. I got all the way to the highway and remembered I didn’t even get to the flat panel monitors! I was not going back, even though I know the stupid gnome could not see over the displays and leach onto me I was not going to risk it again.
Lars bought himself a bunch of computer accessories yesterday and I told him I was wrapping them up so anything I get at Target is extra since he already has what he wants.
The inlaws arrive today at apx 7:30. I have dance class so I won’t be home yet but the house is reasonably clean and if I make the bed before I go to class tonight we should look pretty put together. I’m picking up the cake after work and I have no clue what to do for dinner, we had pizza last night because I cleaned the kitchen and I didn’t want to mess it up.
Updates later – and possibly hair pictures, I need to get out the camera anyway.
Weather: thunder storm this morning, hail, now sun… You never know whats next
Weekend update; It got hot and sticky enough that we have turned on the air to 80 and it is very nice in the house. I started cleaning all the parts of the house that won’t get too messy again by Wednesday. Lars did an awesome job on the fridge and we did all the shopping. We set up the deck furniture and the umbrella is broken so we need to exchange it at IKEA before people arrive Wednesday. Friday night we went to a new store village, it is a bunch of stores that are basically in a fancy strip mall but they have very cool European feeling store fronts that make it feel like you are in a town. There was one store that attracted our attention, it was called; A Feast for Him. What do you think is in a store like that? We thought fancy mens wear or food that would appeal mostly to men (hotsause and beef jerky?) – it ended up being closed and there wasn’t any store front so we went in the store next door and shopped a little and asked them…. It turns out that it is a cult. So now cults have offices in cool looking strip malls, whats next.
Rant; Today Lars sent me this link; http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/greatestamerican/greatestamerican.html . If you click on it I’m sure you will be as mad as Lars and I are about who is on the list and who is missing. The ones that really do belong are cheepend by the others, like Dr. Phil. As far as I can tell this was completely non scientific and whoever wrote it took alot of drugs. Then there are those that are great people but how did they make America great? We are definitely missing the medical field and most of the woman’s rights movement, and they don’t even have Alan Greenspan? Lars has way more rant and I told him he could post to my blog so the 12 people who read can see it.
Today I have a supplier meeting offsite at 1 and I won’t be back so tomorrow I’ll be busy cathing up on anything I missed plus cleaning. Lars’ birthday is Wednesday so I need to wander a store and get inspired plus order his cake. He wants a coldstone creamery mint icecream cake http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/secondary/cake.asp?id=7
that the house looks better from the outside in. They stand by doors waiting to get out then stand outside looking in. They don’t want to come in, they just like to watch us.
I am cleaning – can’t you tell?
Weather: rained but now it’s sunny
Ok, it is still my original hair but I got it cut and highlighted last night. I really like it, it is short and bouncy and flip out at the bottom. The highlights are very natural looking caramel color and it really looks like I have been out in the sun. My hairdresser is a woman I used to work with at the boring old job and we gossiped about where everyone got new jobs and who was doing what. It was a 3 hour appointment but very worth it. Lars likes it too and he didn’t know if he would, short hair is still new for us but it makes me look more professional yet still young.
Yesterday the artic zone of MN hit 98 degrees. The natives here are melting but I’m very happy that it is finally warm every day. We turned on the central air yesterday for the first time and set it at 85 – it had turned off by 11pm because the temp fell to in the low 70’s outside and inside cooled off. I miss the open windows and the breezes, we have done well with that for the last few warm weeks but we have central air and we might as well test it.
This weekend will be deticated to cleaning and maybe getting the flower boxes done. I’m very slow with projects… I have a work open house on Sat and a christining on sat morning and hopefully the rest of the weekend will be productive.
Ok – one more thing. I read someone elses meme to (their answers to a list of questions)earlier today and they said they only owned 27 books ever including textbooks. I actively try NOT to accumulate books by using the library and borrowing from friends but I think I currently own at least 200 books and have in my life owned and given away tons more. I hate to think how many books my parents or grandparents own or have owned. I think I have purchased over 20 books just for school for one year – this person leads either a very sad or a dedicated to minimalism life.
I intended today to write about the following topics of interest but since it is late I won’t get to them. Here are my mini thoughts
1. Barbara Walters and her antibrest feeding comments and the resulting feed-in. I am conflicted on the issue, I personally would not want to eat under a blanket but I’m not sure I’m into too much flagrant displays of overly public feedings. Either way the discussion on the radio this morning about it just attracted the morons of society to call in and use their freedom of speech…
2. It’s the solstice – don’t even know how I actually remembered but I did and mentioned it to some coworkers. One got the general idea that it is a holiday that we miss by not being pagan and the other totally didn’t get it. It’s an odd thing to try and explain at work and not sound nutty. I blame my mother for my overly broad understanding of multiple religions 😉
3. My saw now runs – the child safety was stuck and is not fixed – but I can’t seem to ‘tune’ it correctly. The directions are vague but it cuts crooked. I could do that by myself, this tool is supposed to help.