Friday, June 26, 2015

B3: Once A Week Is All I Can Manage

The title says it all. Although things SHOULD get a bit less hectic now that I don’t have to get on a plane for awhile. May and June I am so DONE with you! Now on to Summer.

HHBL and I took a quick trip to the Big Apple this week. He had a conference to go to and I tagged along because I could then hang with Cartoon Girl for a couple of days. We had dinner with TNG and Cartoon Girl. CG and I walked the streets of NYC.

And we got to stay in the in-laws condo……

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It was a struggle to have to deal with these views but we managed.

And speaking of the in-laws condo. Our nieces have two pet Guinea Pigs. For some reason I became obsessed with taking pictures of them and then Instagramming the pictures with movie line hashtags.

Don’t judge.

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If I hide my head in here then she can’t see me. #LiesGuineaPigsTellThemselves

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Release.Me. #IndependencePig #movielines

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Don’t move. She can’t see us if we don’t move. #JurrasicPig #movielines

I had way too much fun with it. A girl has to find the joy in life somehow doesn’t she?

And speaking of travel, as we were. Can I just tell you that I am adding LaGuardia to my list of airports that I hate and despise. Dirty, needs an update. Yuck. Our plane arrived early into LaGuardia on Monday afternoon, which meant that there was no gate for us. Which meant that all of us who REALLY needed to get off the plane to “use the facilities” weren’t happy. Much seat squirming commenced. And the minute that the pilot announced that we were going to have to hold on the taxi way for a bit people started hitting that call button and asking to get up to quickly go to the bathroom, which I can understand EXCEPT that if they are up and out of their seats then the plane cannot taxi, which the pilot reminded everyone of. And then when we finally did land and I got off the plane, walking carefully so as not to “drop my contents” I stagger into the first available bathroom only to find that it has only one stall…..and I am not the first in line.

Oh lordy! It always seems as if the time slows to a crawl when you really have to go to the bathroom and it is so near and yet so far.

Whine whine whine.

Fast forward to Wednesday night when our plane is late leaving LaGuardia. The plane was coming from Atlanta and in the end was three hours late. Which meant that we had to sit at the gate for a bit, waiting for that big wide bird to fly us right out of there. Time again slows to a crawl. However, it was VERY good people watching. So there is that.

But it doesn’t make me like LaGuardia any more.

Be careful what you brag about. Last weekend I was telling Shoe Queen and Slim Jim about how few problems I have had with Coco the Perfect Subaru since she came to live with us.

And then this morning, when I pulled out of the garage.


What the HECK?

I stopped the car and got out and looked all around and underneath and didn’t see anything hanging down or waving in the air so I got back in a drove on. And when I hit the first bump in the road I heard the rattle. The rather loud and ominous rattle. The scary rattle that makes my heart go pitter patter and my armpits sweat profusely.

She goes to the Subaru Service Doc on Monday and until that time she will sit in comfort in the garage.

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I might have had Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and a Chocolate Glazed donut TWICE this week.

Chocolate Glazed are my Kryptonite. They are the Borg of the donut world.

Resistance is futile.

I might have ordered some yarn this week.

I am weak.

But it was Knit Picks Felici, which never stays around all that long. You have to grab it while it’s there.


Picture courtesy of Knit Picks

It is such happy yarn. I could not resist. Of course I needed it. What would make you think otherwise??

Instagram. Because there are never enough pictures of Guinea Pig butts.

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  1. I also answered the siren call of Knit Picks Felici. Knit Picks gift card was burning a hole in my pocket and Baker Street and Wizard jumped in a box and came to live with me! Enjoy!

  2. I also answered the siren call of Knit Picks Felici. Knit Picks gift card was burning a hole in my pocket and Baker Street and Wizard jumped in a box and came to live with me! Enjoy!


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