Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Listing Tuesday

You know I am literally yanking thoughts out of my head by sheer force when it comes to this:

1. "Planning for vacation makes you need a vacation." If it's not already an established cliche, it should be because seriously? I NEED A VACATION. And saying that makes me think simultaneously of the words "yawn" and "duh." We're skipping town for a family wedding and vacation this weekend and all next week. We've been shopping for the little things we'll need like sunscreen and antacid. (Just kidding, fam! ;) It's exciting, but I want to just go, without all this thinking beforehand.

2. I love sunglasses. Love to try them on, love to wear them (NOT indoors), and love finding that perfect pair. But I also tend to lose them. I know, you would never have thought that I could get distracted enough to leave them at the checkout counter or on that random rack of jeans while hunting for the SHORT length in my size. Sad, but too often true. So In February when I found The Pair for $10 in that peachy taupe gradient all the kids are digging, I bought them! My life was a dream. They outlasted airports, sight-seeing trips, shopping for jeans (fruitless though it was) and everyday life, shielding my eyes and making my face stylish. Then this last Sunday, I went to church on Sunday and when I left, they had snapped in two. Church is the least sunglass-intensive activity I know. WHAT HAPPENED? Yet I cannot weep for you, Aldo eyewear, because last night I found The Next Pair and they are bold, and I LOVE THEM. BRING ON THE VACATION BEACHES. wooooo!

3. A bunch of friends from college are leaving this weekend for Virginia Beach and some good times. But only with each other, obviously, because we're at the wedding. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO PICK THIS WEEKEND? *sigh* We do not begrudge them their ballyhoo, but we will miss them. And we will continue being out of the inside-joke loop for a little while longer. Why is it that no matter how old you get, you still hate being left out?

4. Reading The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett, loving it. Today of the UK said he "does for fantasy what Douglas Adams did for science fiction." *singing, loudly as always* Heaven, I'm in heaven, and my hearts beasts so that I can hardly speak . . .

5. I finished a big project for work AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. Elation and suppressed work ethic are to be expected, I suppose.

6. It is rightly said of marriage that you have phases of closeness and phases in which the "accidental" death of your spouse might/might not be okay, depending on the hour. Right now? AWESOME. As in, "inspiring awe." I read someone's blog entry recently that struck me. She said that she was so glad she'd found the person whom she could strive hard to love and who would strive hard to love her. That's just how I feel. It's a daily challenge, but when I laugh riotously at a joke he just made and I notice his expression when he realizes he made me happy, it's worth it. That kind of closeness doesn't seem possible without our work for each other. My nonsensical attempts to understand it aside, thanks, K.

13 comments:

OG said...

I had my first dose of Pratchett this spring. Good stuff, huh? I like his irreverence and crazy takes on what we have assummed was scientifically normal. What do you think of it?

E.A.P said...

LOVE IT! He makes some great philosophical references. And the "crazy takes on what we assumed was scientifically normal" are pretty amusing, too. Reminds me of someone else you fell in love with before me - Wodehouse anyone? Thanks for checking in! :-D

Beth said...

Speaking of AWESOME relationships, E, guess whose best friend just asked her out ... MINE!

E.A.P said...

wwoooooooooooo! I read something in the comments on his blog, and I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU! :-D

Mair said...

Hey Babe,
I will miss you more at the beach this weekend than you will miss me vacationing with the fam. I mean it! But, I will try my best to have fun without you (though it won't be easy, as you are my favorite partner in crime - whatever that means.) Have fun with K's fam. Call me sometime, we have talking to do. I miss you!
Much love.

p.s. good post on marraige. I've been thinking about posting about our recent one-year mark, but haven't known what I could possibly say to do the last year justice, and don't know if it's appropriate to share with the whole world anyway.

Cap'n Ganch said...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I think it might not be a terribly long limb. I suspect we may inadvertently be frequenting a lot of the same internet circles.

Have you been reading Dooce lately?

sbp said...

I hate being out of the loop too. :) Miss you, Rica.

Cap'n Ganch said...

what's up with the order of the comments on thing?

time is out of joint.

Cap'n Ganch said...

wait ... never mind.

*cry*

E.A.P said...

Mair - thanks for the sweet compliments!

Cap'n Ganch - Yes, that's dooce alright! I think we do read a lot of the same stuff. I found TWoP while back and then saw your link to it on your blog, plus we also read Fametracker, Tomato Nation, and the standbys - the Onion (including AV Club) and McSweeney's. What can we say? We have good taste. >;)

Cap'n Ganch said...

You should check out www.damnhellasskings.com ... it's a group of internet celebs that created a portal for all of their blogs ... Tomato Nation is on there, Fametracker, most of the TWOP recappers have blogs on there ... I check it religiously every 5 minutes.

Also? Hilarious.

Cap'n Ganch said...

And you're right. Taste? Is good.


I don't know if you've noticed that my writing style is also heavily influenced by the blogs I read (who, as a result of probably reading each other's, all have largely the same style). Most notably, Tomato Nation and the TWoP recappers (mainly, Miss Alli).

lvs said...

I've been SO OUT OF THE LOOP. Love you, Erica.