Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Peppermint Has A Friend

We recently acquired a little rosemary plant. If we can keep that one alive, too, who knows what we'll do next?! Look out, (gardening) world!


Monday, February 08, 2010

It's Time for the Annual Birthday Confusion!

Howdy, y'all. My friend Hils' birthday is on Wednesday. It's on February 10th. I know this because she mentioned it in an email to me today. I also know this because it's on my calendar already from last year. It's a source of confusion to me every year. You see, for some reason, I cannot disabuse my mind of the idea that her birthday is not on February 9th. So every year I have this same conversation with myself:

Self: [looking at calendar] February 10th? That can't be right. Her birthday is on the 9th. Hmm. But I wrote it down on as the 10th. Is it the 10th? No, it can't be.

It is at this point that I usually involve JLR. "Is Hils' birthday on the 9th or the 10th?" I ask. To which she replies:

"It's the 9th, isn't it?"

So happy birthday, Hils, albeit a day early! Or right on time! But probably a day early!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Incident Report, 2-5-10

1. Spilled tea on menu and table at restaurant (but just a little bit)
2. Spilled coffee on hand
3. Spilled food off plate onto table
4. Spilled water on self
5. Spilled coffee on hand, again
6. Ran into doorway
7. Did all of the above while on a date.


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Incident Report, 2-3-2010

1. Spilled tea on myself 3 times
2. Almost fell out of my chair while rolling away from my desk
3. Gave myself the shakes from drinking too much coffee
4. Failed to clear wall
5. Almost spilled coffee on myself--but just got a little on my chin instead
6. Co-worker mocked my lack of upper body strength by asking if I needed help carrying a box of plastic cups.
7. City council member mocked my lack of upper body strength. I told him about the chin-up bar I want to buy, and he asked if I was planning to use it as a clothesline.

And in other news, the peppermint plant still lives! It might need to be moved to a bigger pot, though.