Saturday, July 15, 2006

Someday our prince will come

I’m waiting for my man
Twenty-six dollars in my hand
Up to Lexington 1-2-5
Feeling sick and dirty more dead than alive
I’m waiting for my man.

--Lou Reed

Things that we did today
  • Watched the longest, and perhaps most boring, stage of the Tour de Fwonce
  • Caught up on our filing--OK, honestly, I only got 1/2 way through the 3-foot-tall stack atop the filing cabinet, but it's a moral victory
  • Put together a funkload of new music to groove to, inspired by hearing Shining Star while driving to work on Friday
  • Solicted price quotes for a new car online from a dozen or so car dealers--then spent the rest of the day trying to keep them straight and explaining to them that, no, we don't want the top end model with every bell and whistle
  • Went to the pool and sweltered in heat that makes being outside feel as if one were walking around inside the mouth of a feverish dog
  • Chilled out watching Prairie Home Companion
  • Worked up a Black Sweat while walking Barky in one of my new guayaberas
  • Watched what I presume was an osprey snatch a goldfish--or at least a golden-colored fish--out of the local pond where I was walking Barky, looking at the turtles floating around in the waters, which was muddy from all the recent deluges
  • Talked to my Mama, who just returned home after driving across the country and back--OK, to Michigan and back, but that's close enough--by herself. She has also driven all the way across and back several times. Yes, she's a rock star.
  • Used the IKEA silly names link from my own blog to find out that if I was an IKEA product, I'd be called a "BODALACK" and that Mama would be a "APPABODA" and Barky would be, appropriately enough, a "BÄRKUGGA"
  • Fruited around on the internet

Things that we did not do today
  • Have a baby


  1. Never really thought of the Velvet Underground as baby music before. Thanks for expanding my horizons...

    Our midwife gave us one piece of advice for ensuring a timely (if not early) birth: Be unprepared. Don't get everything ready. In her opinion, if you have everything covered, it's like watching a pot boil. If you and Mama are totally freaking out because you're just not ready yet, the days won't grind on so much. Apparently.

    I just hope her philosophy doesn't extend to midwives...

  2. Anonymous12:44 PM

    I say use reverse psychology on 3B. Hey, why not?

  3. I had a friend whose mother told her in the most graphic manner possible to get to it, ifyaknowwhati'msayin. EW! Imagine being told by your mother to do it! Sick! But hey, people swear by it... Come out, 3B!

  4. Well, crap

    Eat some Indian food.

    Have some sex.


  5. Okay, seriously? It came up with "BÄRKUGGA" for Barky?!? That is too funny!

    When I read your third to last bullet point, I didn't see the "my" and I thought "Mama" meant your wife -- and I was like "WHAT?!?! She drove to MICHIGAN?!?" but then I realized that that would be completely insane as she's overdue with your child and there's no way you'd want her to go anywhere alone! :)

    I can't believe you went out to the pool. It was SO. HOT.