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Signs I need to get off my ass and go get new glasses, #24601 in a continuing series:  I joined a FB group called "We love pens!" and I totally keep misreading the name.

Of course, it's pretty much pen porn, so....

Yes, I'm weird.  If y'all haven't figured that out by now, I can't help.

It was a good weekend.  We had Robin and John over for her belated birthday dinner/$winterholiday gift swap.  Yay, books!  I found it hysterical that she got me 'People I Want to Punch in the Throat' by Jen Mann because a) throat punching is my usual hollow threat when people on the internet annoy me (not directly, mind.  It's more "If I see a post about X one more time, I'm going to throat punch someone") and b) the endorsement on the front of the book is by Jenny Lawson, and I got HER  'Let's Pretend This Never Happened.'

Last year I got her Tina Fey's book and she got me Amy Poehler's.

I've noticed that our similarities make the guys a little uneasy.  I'm going to assume it's because both of them think "Well, at least HE'S married to the really weird and scary one" until we're all in the same room together.

Dinner was lovely.  The turkey chili was AMAZING, but the recipe turned out soupier than any of us are used to.  No complaints, although I'm tempted to re-try it with some masa as thickener.  Next time.

Oh, and the cornbread?  Total fail.  That's what you get for not listening to me.  I have a family recipe.  You decide to go with the one from The Prudhomme Family Cookbook, it's all on you.  At least the squirrels were happy with the results.

Instead of engaging in a massive "I told you so," and whipping out the Jiffy mix, I made rice.  Which, honestly, was not a bad substitue, especially since there was so much broth.  Heck, I would have cheerfully eaten a bowl of broth and rice.

It was a lovely night that lasted well into morning.  We made a solemn vow at the beginning of the night that no relatives existed aside from those of us in the room and therefore could not be discussed, and it worked like a charm.  Zero stress night.

Sunday was lazy.  I didn't even break in the waffle iron; we just ate leftovers. (This weekend will be a different story)  Kent played Hearthstone and I finished reading 'The Martian' and worked on my newest project.

Re 'The Martian':  I can TOTALLY see why is was categorized as a comedy, if--IF--the script included heavy use of the Log parts of the book, which are funny as fuck.  I'll find out soon, I guess, since it's showing at The Varsity.  Trying to figure out when, though.  Saturday is the Abbey Road Live! concert, so that's out.  Can't go Friday, since that's Pete's supper club.  And Sunday is football.  Merph.

I hope they hold it over another week.

I'm really looking forward to the Abbey Road Live! concert.  We're going to the 4 o'clock matinee.  I cannot even BEGIN to describe how much I love this group for doing matinees.  Go for a late lunch, see a show, come back home and hang out.

Jeebus, I'm old.  Guess that's what I get for hanging out with a couple of guys who have AARP cards.  ;)

Hitting the job search hard next week.  I need this week to just get caught up with the house and decompress a little.  Maybe I'm a wimp, but I feel like I really need to set a baseline for normal (or at least try) before I make a run at employment again.


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Jan. 13th, 2016 12:25 am (UTC)
Ooh, i am bit of a pen fan myself.
Jan. 13th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
So... My glasses are new, and I almost always read pens as penis. Hrmmmm....
Jan. 13th, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
Dude, it totally does look like penis though. And I don't need glasses. LOL
Jan. 13th, 2016 08:39 am (UTC)
I love penis too! I mean pens. Sorry. I'll get my coat...
Jan. 13th, 2016 10:08 am (UTC)
Lol!!!! I know what you mean. Taxes time is glasses time!!!!
Jan. 13th, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
My birthday present from my parents is new glasses. It's time. I am blind. lol.
Jan. 13th, 2016 05:58 pm (UTC)
I'm going to assume it's because both of them think "Well, at least HE'S married to the really weird and scary one" until we're all in the same room together.

This made me LOL!
Jan. 13th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Re 'The Martian': I can TOTALLY see why is was categorized as a comedy

Well, the Golden Globes categories (I'm assuming this is what you're referring to) have always been a little... off. They should update that and add another category or something. Wolf on Wall Street was also classified a comedy, which seems really strange to me (I seem to remember DiCaprio winning for best actor in a comedy for it, and that just feels so wrong, I feel bad for the actors who actually work with comedy!). Comedy gets no respect :P
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