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13 January 2013 @ 05:00 pm
How Were Yours?  
The houseguests have departed now. It was a pretty good weekend, I must say, despite my Awesome Time of Month kicking in on Saturday. I had been feeling it coming for a few days, and then I had a killer headache on Friday, and woke up to cramps on Saturday. Ugh.


It was a great little visit with hiyacynth. Munchy P will be two in March, so he has reached that age where his whole personality is really coming through. Also, his dad has this whole head of curls and now that Munchy’s hair is getting longer, you can see he has a bunch of curls too. And he wears a lot of skinny jeans and hipster shoes and really, he is just the most adorable thing ever. He also got his Christmas presents - this kickass Batmobile from me, (I kind of want the Wonder Woman plane for myself), and this amazeballs Firefly tshirt from The BFF, (it was seriously dangerous for me to go look for that link because I wanted to buy All The Things!).

We went to the mall on Saturday and it was kind of a bust. My sister and I went to Toys R Us to get a Bilbo figure because The Nephew got out my Lord of the Rings stuff over Christmas and he wanted to know where Bilbo was. We decided to pick up a Bilbo and a Thorin but all they had were the minis and not the regular size. Then we walked past the shoe store and I saw a pair of red-n-white sneakers that I really wanted and my sister (every so helpfully) pointed out that they were only $15. I decided to get them but the security gate was down on the store. Idk why because there were people inside shopping, but the gate was shut and there were people milling around outside. We think they may have been over the fire safety capacity but they should have had a sign out saying so because without knowing what was going on, I wasn’t going to wait around. On the one hand, it saved me money that I swore I wouldn’t spend, but on the other hand, I really really wanted those shoes.

Then we hung out with Munchy while hiyacynth and The BFF went to buy an Iphone. He was just sort of running around in the big open hall area and this little girl who looked like she had just started walking came up to him. So he offers her his snack-cup. Then they just sort of stared at each other for awhile and then he decided he was done with her and started to walk away. She runs up and gives him a hug from behind. Then they just kept randomly hugging each other. Too fucking cute, you guys.

Also, the cats all took very well to the houseguests, even Kirk who hates people he doesn’t know, and Roo & Buddy even came out despite usually being the biggest scaredy-cats ever. Pippin was especially fond of Munchy and followed him around and sat next to him and kept coming to check on him. You know, he really likes babies. He was always so good with The Nephew when he was little and would watch over him while he slept.

We played some Middle-Earth Jeopardy. I did not win - not even a little surprised there - but I did not do as terrible as I expected I would against the two masters. It helped that I nailed the shit out of the category for other characters the actors of Middle-Earth have played. Today we watched some fanvids and the old LotR MTV Movie Award spots and the interview where Dom pretends to be a German journalist, which is still the funniest fucking thing ever. Dom’s a genius.

Now I am ready to sleep and then chill out tomorrow and catch up on some TV. How were your weekends?
 
 
 
Kate: candy raspberriesceitfianna on January 13th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
If you can't find Middle Earth stuff, I've seen a lot of it at Barnes and Noble in my area as well as other places. I'm glad to pick it up for you if you'd like.
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on January 15th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
We're going to look online first for the action figures, but if we don't find them there, we may very well take you up on that offer. The Nephew must have everything he wants, after all! ;) Thanks!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 14th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
Friday, TAHtm and I watched War Horse and got all weepy. I hadn't wanted to see it in theatres because I was worried it would be all war and very little horse. It was, instead, the story of the horse's war experience and his completely awesomeness, and we both loved it.

Saturday I did nothing whatsoever of value because I am still rebelling against returning to work.

Today I have worked on lesson plans, done laundry, emptied and partially refilled the dishwasher, taken a nap, and reported that our house phone is completely dead. Really, I just want AT&T to fix the inside lines, and then I want us to switch to this internet based service that also lets you keep your old number and use the house lines for additional phones. Starts with an O, I think. And we could take it with us whenever we end up moving, so that would be awesome, because the only reason I'm back to using AT&T is because they ate up the competition in our area, whom I much preferred.
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on January 15th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
I hadn't wanted to see it in theatres because I was worried it would be all war and very little horse.

Ah see, I knew it was all about the horse and that's why I didn't see it in the theater. I mean, it looked really really good but it also looked like I would sob hysterically and I figured it'd be best not to do that in the theater. Even so, I don't know if I can ever watch it - just movies about animals hit me too fucking hard and I think it'll be another Eight Below experience all over again (great movie, Eight Below, made me cry and break horribly though).

Saturday I did nothing whatsoever of value because I am still rebelling against returning to work.

Excellent! You deserve to sit on your ass once in awhile.

But ugh, don't even get me started on phone lines and cable service and all that shit. There is a reason I have a tag titled 'die comcast die' which is who we get all of our shit through. We had AT&T for awhile and they were no better.

edited because I am apparently unable to code things like a boss

Edited at 2013-01-15 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 16th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
I don't blame you one bit for not wanting to see it in theatres, then. You know, I STILL cry during the opening sequence of Lion King, EVERY DAMNED TIME, because the first time I saw it (in the theatres, in 1994, I think it was), my best beloved kitty had died just a week before. The Circle of Life song did me in, right from the get go.

Heh, well. SUPPOSEDLY At&T came out and looked at their phone cable today. I'm going to look up the report online and see.
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on January 16th, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
I don't know that I ever cried during The Circle Of Live but I certainly get all goosebumpy and choked up during it. You know that movie Homeward Bound about the two dogs and a cat who travel thousands of miles to find their owners? I fucking know they all live at the end, that all the animals come over that hill just fine, but omg I sob hysterically at the end of that every damn time.

my best beloved kitty had died just a week before. The Circle of Life song did me in, right from the get go.

Oh dear. Yes, that would have put me over the edge too.

Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 16th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
that movie Homeward Bound about the two dogs and a cat who travel thousands of miles to find their owners I do indeed... it was my first youthful experience of the book (and my imagination) being better than the movie. I still loved the movie, but I had liked the book better. How wild is that? The BOOK made my cry, but not the movie.
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on January 16th, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
I didn't even know there was a book of Homeward Bound!

Books make me cry too, for sure. You should have seen me while reading The Hunger Games series. Actually, I was set to read book two right after my cat died and my sister hid it from me because she knew what happened in the next book and she knew I was in no place to handle it right then.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 16th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
I remember you talking about that - I think she probably made the right call!
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on January 14th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
It's possible that store with the gate down was closed, but they were still helping the remaining customers inside.

Or the store was closed but had a staff meeting. When I worked at Conn's we had meetings inside one of the stores all the time, and it would be several stores worth of employees meeting at one store.
dodger_sister: thinkingdodger_sister on January 15th, 2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
It's possible that store with the gate down was closed, but they were still helping the remaining customers inside.

I thought that too at first, but on our way out of the mall an hour later, the gate was still down and people were still inside shopping. Idek but I still can't stop thinking about wanting those shoes.
lanie: happyprincesslanie on January 16th, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
yay sounds like a great time was had by all.
dodger_sister: smiledodger_sister on January 18th, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
It was a very good weekend, thank you. :) And I think this weekend the new niece will probably be born, so hopefully this weekend will be even better than the last!