Monday, April 28, 2008

My Weekend in 667 Words or Less

Last week we saw a groundhog munching on grass and peeking through weeds as we waited in a McDonald's drive-thru. It is the first time I have ever seen a groundhog. Besides the one Bill Murray stars with. I had no idea they were so big. Unless this one was an Amazon groundhog. Then that would make sense why I was so surprised at it's size.

Later, Avee told J that she saw a "Squirrel-Dog". While I thought that was pretty funny, I secretly wished she had named it a Squirrel-Hog. That would SO get assimilated into the Nobody vernacular. I'm just sayin.

Nextly, I read The Other Boleyn Grill a month or so ago. It was an excellent read, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was one of those books that I couldn't wait to get lost in whenever I got a chance to read it, and I thought about frequently when I wasn't reading it.

I'm very cautious in what I "suggest" or "subject" J to when it comes to "chick" stuff. I don't want to lose credibility with him, and so far it's worked for us. After I finished this book, I told him he'd probably enjoy it. He started reading it, but I could tell it wasn't pulling him in. Not like the Medicaid Guidelines Pamphlet I saw him reading once when we were dating.

But it just took time. He's hooked. He said it's not a page turner, but he's enjoying it. It's true, it's not a page turner per say, because you pretty much know the ending. Anyway, last night as he we were going to sleep he mentioned something about Mary Boleyn and I went on and on about how different the movie was from the book. Not what he wanted, but I am woman, hear me ramble. He was fading fast, so I shut my yapper.

However. He had his arm sort of flopped across my pillow above my head. And a few seconds after I finished talking, he was fast asleep and his arm came up and smacked back down on my pillow. I thought it was a pretty aggressive "sleep twitch" but I didn't think much more. Suddenly it flies up again and slams back down on my pillow. That was too odd for me. And what do I do when I see odd? I laugh. Just like everyone else. So I started to giggle. I was sure J was too asleep to even know. But suddenly he mumbles, "Augh! I was throwing something in my sleep." I laugh again. But he finishes, "To the king." I started laughing really hard. He says, "Don't laugh at me, I have the king's ear, I can tell him some things."

Then I was laughing uncontrollably. I think I fell asleep laughing. I could be wrong, but I think that's a smidge more normal than falling asleep in 21st century Iowa throwing things at a 16th century English king.

It got cold here again in the great state of I-oh-wuh. I really thought I could count on some normalcy in seasons here. I was wrong.

So, Bo wore a long-sleeved shirt under his soccer jersey for his game Saturday. I am happy to report that for his second game, there was considerably less wrestling, tackling and warrior shouting, and a little more playing.

I couldn't help but notice how much he looked like a little English chappy playing Rugby. I hope chappy doesn't mean something bad.

He did not want me to take a picture. I'm bigger, I'm bossier, and I bullied him into it.

I'm going to get tickets to go see Wicked in Chicago. Anybody gone to see it there? I'm trying to decide if I want Orchestra Right or "Dress Circle" second row, center. I'm thinking Dress Circle, but it's a bit further back. Anyone have an opinion? I want to do it right, I don't want to have to go back again and again and again.


EarthBint said...

Haha 1st commenter!

Bo totally looks like he's off to a spot of 'rugga'! I don't know what a chappy is either, but if it's bad, I'll inform you immediately.

WOO WICKED!! Good choice :-)

Rebecca said...

wicked.. with who?! Love the rugby looking kid, but I am bias! I need to check out that boleyn chick!!

glittersmama said...

Oh man. I so so so want to see Wicked. I'm being super jealous right now. If it weren't a five hour drive...dang.

glittersmama said...

Oh, and I like the cooled down weather. With no A/C, I need it.

Tori :) said...

That's too funny about your hubby and the king!!

Tori :) said...

That's too funny about your hubby and the king!!

Alicia said...

I read that book and really enjoyed it. I haven't seen the movie, yet because I heard it was so different. I really like that author, even with all the bodice ripping.

Bo is cute as always. J is funny.

Sarah Tilley said...

that's dang funny, dreaming about the king. hee! i'd like to laugh myself to sleep, but ben's snoring isn't funny anymore...

Beckie said...

He really does look like an old chappy. On a side note: My cousin and I used to call each other old chap and old bean. He definatly looks like an old bean.

Suzanne said...

"Amazon groundhog" :D

I never can get my hubby to watch movies based on history. Like The Perfect Storm or Titanic. He always says "Well, I know the boat is going to sink in the end. What's the point?" LOL

Bo looks so cute in his soccer jersey. Good for you for being bossier and getting the shot! :)

Analiese said...

So jealous about wicked - wanted to see it in NYC but of course it is a hot ticket and couldn't get in. So sad. But went to see Mary Poppins and that was awesome! We were in the orchestra section which was down the front in the centre.
As for chappy - not a bad word, just slang for a guy

No Cool Story said...

He totally looks like a little English chappy playing Rugby!!!


No Cool Story said...

To the king!!!

You are killing me.

Michelle Garff said...

such a cute pic of Ben.
Wicked is a must see over and over. I have only seen it twice, and feel like I must see it at least 2-3 more times. Sit wherever you can sing along the loudest.