Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Random Happenings

There's been a lot of crazy things that have happened in the past 4 days.  And by crazy I mean things that are actually worth telling a story about.  Sometimes you just go weeks without having any worthy stories to tell!  Since I couldn't just choose one I decided to highlight all of them.

-I can finally cross getting a black eye off of my bucket list!  This may have happened several weeks ago but I haven't mentioned it yet.  The sad part was that nobody could even tell I had a black eye.  I'd get right up close to show them and then they'd say, "Ah yes I can kind of see it."  They probably just said that to get me out of their bubble.

-The boss woman came in last Friday with two very dead looking plants.  She asked me to save them for her because I'm the plant whisperer.  I had no idea I had such a reputation.  I also learned that I will pretty much do anything if called the master of it - excluding fridge cleaning and drain clearing.

-Saturday night found me babysitting of the nieces.  Whilst babysitting, one of these darling nieces decided it'd be funny to chuck a golf ball at my head when she was only a foot away.  There's still a bump on my forehead.  Maybe it's because I don't yet have kids but I thought it was hilarious.  Also, who has a golf ball in their play box?  I'm looking at you JD and McCall.

-Later that night I ended up in my house sewing,watching the last Harry Potter movie by myself.. and sobbing.  Sobbing for all those characters dying that I hold so dear to my heart.  Best part was texting my roommate, Lora and having her respond with, "Don't do it alone!" It's good to know someone understands my HP fanaticism.  Speaking of Lora, we occasionally have arguments about what constitutes a real dinner.  Yesterday she said, "You know garlic croutons just don't cut it for a dinner.  They actually made me nauseated."  Then she followed that up today by saying she was disappointed we weren't going to the movie until later since the popcorn from the movie theater was going to be her dinner.  The fact that she and her horrible eating habits are leaving me in 2 days is almost too much to bear.

-My makeup somehow slipped out of my hand this morning.  The result: makeup in my hair, all over my sweater, on my pants, and on the floor.  How does that happen?  Did I mention my sweater was white?  Then I got to work and found out that we were supposed to wear black today for the mock funeral party we are having for the retirement of a program.  Kind of uncanny that I ended up changing into a black sweater unknowingly, isn't it?

-The craziness of the morning continue when I got into work and saw out of the corner of my eye some sort of movement.  When I looked, there was a full fledged mouse scurrying off my desk and onto the floor.  A MOUSE!  On MY desk!  I was in shock. I mean what do you do when you see a mouse?  You can't smash it, and it's probably not the best idea to try and catch it.  I just ended up praying that it would run away, and what do you know it ran out of my room and into another office.  Take that coworkers!
There you have it.  I hope you enjoyed my hodge podge of stories.  You're welcome.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Blickenstaff's is the Place to Be

I've always been a fan of Blickenstaff's toy store.  Just take a look at this magical place.

Every time I go I seem to find some crazy new toy or game that I suddenly find absolutely necessary to have.  Naturally, I jump at any chance I get to go to this store.  A few weeks back I heard tell from my awesome SIL Makana that you can have FHE at Blickenstaff's and they'll let you play any game you want for free.  Free people!  Being the mother of 19 rowdy children (don't even ask me how I keep them all straight), I was thrilled to think of the prospects of introducing them all to the magicalness that is Blickenstaff's.  When it was time to gather for FHE, only two of children were present, effectively vaulting themselves to a two way tie for the honor of being my favorite child.  The rest of the 17 will be punished with coal in their stockings for such naughty behavior.  

I digress.  Despite the low turnout, we still had a blast.  We got a worker by the name of Travis to teach us how to play Tenzi, and SpotIt.  We also played with some random contraption that I didn't catch the name of.  Travis was a good sport and really made our experience wonderful.  I think he may have even had more fun than we did.  Yours truly was the champ of SpotIt (hopefully none there will find my blog and dispute that claim).  After playing these rousing games we retired to the outside of the store to check out the lights, listen to the amazing violinist playing, and say hi to our dear friend Santa. 

Photo: You're never too old to sit on Santa's lap.
I may or may not have slipped a $50 bill to good old Santa while sitting on his lap, telling him to promise my favorite children whatever they wanted for Christmas.  

Thanks to Makana for the great idea and thank you Blickenstaff's for being so hospitable.  You can check them out on the web here or on there FB page here.