Sunday, June 28, 2009

Phantom warblers-

I arrived in Missouri Wednesday night. Jet leg did not manifest itself to me after this journey. I was exhausted on the flight, but made myself stay awake during most of it. It may be jet lag forcing me to bed at a decent hour. These days, if I don't go to bed around ten, I am exhausted and can't function. This inability to stay awake at night may be a consequence of going to bed around 10 pm every night and waking at 7 for the past three months. By the way, I saw Benjamin Button, Defiance, and He's just not that into you. I didn't really like any of them.

At my house, I found many interesting things. First of all, three little boys live with my parents. As evidence, I present you with half a moldy chocolate cake, raise you 30 miniature Tupperwares full of moldy stuff, and will add, as a bonus, a delectable bowl filled with bug topped caramel. Sounds terrific, yes?

I really should have picture documented the experience, but I didn't think of it until later. So next time..I'll show you all the great stuff I found so you may experience it along with me. My mother also reamed me for throwing the last 3 inches of a celery stem away. Apparently she uses the last nub for soups. Luckily she fished it out of the trash and put it away in the fridge so I could show it to you now.

Other pieces of interest, are the toxic paint brush being stored there and the cauliflower vs. broccoli nubs. All living together as one happy family. If you're wondering about food, we're doing fine. Luckily, my parents know how to make our resources last.

I also milked the goats Thursday morning, since they were bleating in pain from being forgotten the night before. I also fed the baby and swept the garage semi-free of toxins. I should have taken a picture of that too, but didn't. Sufficeth to say, we have a stand set up in our garage, so it smells like a barn. It's awesome. The screen pictured above is a screen my mother took out of the garbage can I had placed it in. It's obviously not in mint condition, but she is looking forward to the day when she can fix it and put it back on the playing field. She mentioned today our fridge is about to go out. Since there's a large space that will be left when the fridge is gone, I asked what she will put there. She said when it stops running, she will clean it out and use it as a shelving unit. I cannot wait.

I also went to see the dentist and doctor on Wednesday. $360 later, I'm all set. I hope. Oh, and if you were wondering, I don't have TB. Whew! In other news, I saw Transformers II. It was alright. Much swearing and inuendo and similar to the first movie. I saw it with Kristin and Candice.

After watching this box office thriller, before which we received a free popcorn courtesy of my AMC card, we attended Elisa Bogart Chandler's wedding reception. We saw some people we knew, not many, and I happened to mistake my friend Josh Bogart's brother Nathan for him. It was kind of awkward, because he looked different and wouldn't talk to us. He just mentioned he was busy having kids, living with his wife, and working. Then I told my sister and she said he was probably nervous I was hitting on him. Pah!

Later we saw Katie Russell Kellogg. The picture is of us at the reception. This picture was taken because Katie's mom was talking to us about this boy named Eric. He's 29, a marine, handsome, and "has the social problems of Mr. Bean". Wow, really? For my very own? So we took a group picture and on Katie's camera we took one for Eric, who "needs a nice girl to pursue him and bring him out of his shell." Perfect, I'm really looking forward to this.

Which brings me to my next subject. Why in the world are we singles set up with the weirdest people ever after we reach age 25? Usually I hear the phrase, well, he doesn't have a personality, but you do. Or, he is not the most handsome fellow, but you're gorgeous. What does that mean? Oh, our mutant spawn won't be my fault, it will be his? Whew! I was worried for a second, now I am content. My favorite? He is shy and doesn't have a job, so you'll have to throw yourself at him and support him. Should I give you his number now or later? You're female, he's male, this should work. Best phase of my life yet.

As we were leaving the reception, they were throwing the bouquet. I know I should have stayed to be a good sport, but my ride had already called me to hustle me out the door. So I had to leave. Oh well. Guess I must wait another year.

I tried starting my car the other day. I took note it would not start...and there is a wasp nest in the door jamb of the driver door. Awesome. Completely awesome. I then took a long stick and tried to disengage it from my car, I took the chance because it was raining at the time. The nest was full of wasps. I don't know if it did any good, and I'm getting some wasp spray posthaste and spraying my car with it before I leave for Alaska.


Christensen family said...

Merilee! I love your long hair. It is gorgeous! Think twice before you cut it. I will check out your facebook. Once again I was enlightened reading your posts. Those pictures and stories sure do make me miss your famiy. How great you were able so see Grant!

Danielle M said...

Ha ha ha. Love it. "He is male, you are female. This should work." Best. Line. Ever. Thanks for making me laugh from afar. Sorry to disappoint but I seriously don't feel inspired to blog much. I'm so damn lazy!! Thanks for being my first follower, though. You are awesome, even if you didn't run 10 miles in the heat of the morning Missouri sun this week :)

Jasmyn said...

Mer - this is hilarious. I'm glad you made it back safe and sound. You are the best sport ever. All your quotes of people trying to set you up with strange boys was... my favorite thing!!!!

TPlayer said...

Thank you for writing the exact experiences and thoughts I have been having for SO MANY years! Just wait until you're 29 and the guys also come with cmmittment issues...or all the amazing young ones tell you straight up you're too old.