Wow! ( This is me talking about why I haven't been online the last week )
So, anyway, that's why I haven't been online. Amazing how a lack of oxygen keeps me from doing a whole array of things. Pretty much, if it didn't involve sleeping, watching TV or the occasional crocheting, I didn't do it. I even called off work for most of this week!
Funny story though. I just got my Carol Corp tshirt
arrived in the mail on Thursday so I decided to wear it, because it was new, on Friday. My doctor walks in and she takes one look at my shirt and says, "Where did you get that? I need that shirt." I'd forgotten that my doctor's name is Carol! She wasn't that impressed by my geekspeach about who Carol Danvers is and why fandom as a whole needs to get behind her because she's a pretty bad ass hero (she and I have a great relationship where I feel free to tell her about geeky things and she rolls her eyes, much like my mother) but she was pretty impressed by the shirt. I hopes she does get one because there just needs to be more Carol love in this world, irregardless of who the Carol is.
We've had two days of miserable cold (for this time of year) and rain so while today isn't exactly off the charts with heat, we're spending as much time outside as we can. Gotta soak up all the rays while they're out. We get paranoid when the sun doesn't come out from behind the clouds for awhile. While we are a fairly sunny area (hence the ski resort being called Sun Valley), we've had summers (and winters) where we don't see the sun AT ALL. 1991, for example. The summer after I graduated from high school was the last truly rainy summer we've had and it was pretty miserable. I'm sorry that we've had a drought since then but we've deserved every sunny day we've gotten since that summer. I had to buy a RAIN JACKET. Like I was onboard a lobster boat off the coast of Maine or something. Not Idaho where we keep our water in our rivers, thank you very much.
I found a video tape of a thing we did back in 2001. That was the height of the Survivor craze. I think it had been around for two years in the States by that time? Something like that. One of the guys I worked with loved the show and we decided to have a Survivor themed birthday party for him. The rest of us made a "voting off the island" video and then we had a tribal council where we voted him off the island. We showed him the cool room and the cool cake and the cool food, played the video, snuffed his flame and made him leave the room. It was pretty funny because we locked the door. Because we're nice people, we did relent and let him back in. The video was my baby because I scripted most of it and then had to coerce the rest of the team into playing along. They're all goofs and were great sports about it but they were also "professionals" so had to be talked into it so they could say they didn't have anything to do with it if it came up. We were all SO YOUNG.
Right now I'm trying to post it to Facebook but, in retrospect, I should have tried putting it on YouTube instead. I think the download would have gone faster! So if I can ever get it online, I'll post it here just so I have a record of the fact that I was once young and funny. I'm still funny... just not young.
Will, the almost 20 month old nephew, walked around the house with one of the old phones tucked under his tilted head, saying a bunch of things we couldn't understand and pausing before saying, "Okay... okay... okay," for several minutes at a time. It was hilarious following after him, trying to figure out what else he was saying. I also think it's beyond hilarious that he comes really close to saying my name, smooshing it together so that it sounds like "AunShay" but still won't say my sister's name. Oh, he'll point her out when asked to say her name but he won't verbalize it. HAH! Got you back for Nic never saying MY name. HAH! The boys definitely have their favorites.
I got Amazon boxes yesterday. It's about time for a monthyly update of all the finds I've found on Amazon. I've started to buy K-cups through Amazon because it's cheaper than what we can find around here. Man, sometimes I hate living in a small town because the prices are OUT OF THE SIGHT but at least we have internet shopping and reasonable shipping. There's something to be said for only having to go through one hub before making it to our little post office. As long as we can get to the desk before it closes for the day (they cut our hours back drastically so it's a challenge), we get our boxes within just a few days of ordering.
Okay, I talked your ear off. *smooshes you all* Man, being unplugged makes me really appreciate you guys!