Monday, October 01, 2007

tiny little updates

The sociopathic contractor: I have decided that my parking spot is my Achilles' heel. It is true that I have become irrationally attached to that parking spot (to the point that I cringed when I read an article about a serial killer who had seemed oh so normal ... except for his extreme anger when anyone parked in his chosen parking spot). The Buddha teaches us that our attachments cause us suffering, and that is obviously true in this case. For example, I get upset when anyone stays parked in my spot for days. Also, parking in my spot all the time leaves me vulnerable. Security advisors are always stressing the importance of not having a predictable routine. I am certain Sun Tzu would agree.

So, I must part with my beloved parking space (right in front of my house! So easy to get children and all their things to and fro! Shaded!). Today I parked in front of my neighbor's house across the street. As I did that, the evil contractor, who was on the sidewalk at the time, gave a double take and stared at my car. Advantage: Drunken Housewife. Sun Tzu would be proud.

My cooking blog: Experience the passive-aggressive joys of beets!

Lola's birthday: We will hold her Flower Kitten party in two weeks. In the mean time, Lola and I are not well enough to do much, but not sick enough to take to our beds with any happiness. I felt a bit idiotic today as I had only gotten two presents for Lola (a snowglobe from the Hotel Del Coronado and a stuffed cat which comes with a key to unlock the wonders of the Webkinz website). Yes, those are measly offerings indeed for a fashion goddess turning five, but I figured she was going to get a ton of presents from her friends the day before, as well as presents from her grandparents. So I gave the Sober Husband the mandate today to get a present or two for the Birthday Child. We shall just see what he comes home with.

7 comments:

hughman said...

oh how i wish i could send the princess lola some gifts. makeup or some high heels. she has my eternal love. she is the daughter of a goddess of love indeed and deserves all the accolades she can get.

Alison said...

If Lola is anything like my two, she'll be so wrapped up in Webkinz that she won't notice there aren't many other presents. And it's always interesting seeing what the husband comes home with by way of present shopping ...

Does the contractor from hell drive a 4WD, by any chance? Glad to hear you got him rattled, even if it was only a small shake.

Silliyak said...

I suppose now is not the time to suggest SH design and build a kitty litter "CATapault" for your pleasure and entertainment.

northtexan said...

Webkinz, any idea how to eradicate? My house is currently infested with about 45 of those buggers. I did use webkinz-time(not to be confused with COMPUTER time)as punishment this past weekend. Great blog, just found you and I am male. Sorry to disappoint. Oh, Avalon Cab tonight is to be blamed for any typos.

northtexan said...

Webkinz, any idea how to eradicate? My house is currently infested with about 45 of those buggers. I did use webkinz-time(not to be confused with COMPUTER time)as punishment this past weekend. Great blog, just found you and I am male. Sorry to disappoint. Oh, Avalon Cab tonight is to be blamed for any typos.

Trouble said...

I would probably benefit from a dose of your zenlike calm. I'd definitely still be fighting this one. I do get unreasonably attached to things like chairs, parking spaces, and coffee mugs. I don't really share well with others.

Chaos Control said...

First off, I guess I should consider myself lucky that I don't even know what Webkinz are/is?

And B, how lucky are you that you can ask your husband to shop for birthday gift for you? And he actually will?

Jealous!!