So, How Was Your Day?

Mine was very busy, and I’m tired. I had one of those nights where somehow I got too much sleep, and it made me groggy for the rest of the day. And when I came home there were two huge hornets in my apartment, just chilling like they owned the place. But otherwise it was fine! (Not for the hornets, though, because they’re dead.)

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35 Responses to So, How Was Your Day?

  1. catweazle says:

    I tried to do laundry last night and when I came down to move my clothes from the washer to the dryer I found that no water had entered the washer at any point so my clothes were dry but coated with a thin film of laundry detergent. So today I am just waiting for a text from my landlady telling me that it’s fixed (actually I will probably get a text that she looked at it and her brother will come “fix” it some time in the next few days). I have no clean work pants left after today so I’m going to have to wear dresses until it’s fixed which means shaving my legs. BOOOOOO!

    • flanny says:

      I was too lazy to take a shower this morning but I convinced myself that I’d shaved my legs yesterday so I was okay to wear a skirt. I made a decision not to actually feel my legs until I was on my way to work so that if I did need to shave them it would be too late. I should have shaved this morning.

    • hotspur says:

      You better soak those clothes that got detergent on them or what you will have in the future is clothes where the color is slightly faded in splotches where detergent soaked in and sat for days.

  2. Kate says:

    Going to see Dunkirk later this afternoon! And then I have a lobster bake ready to go in the oven when we get home. Mmmm. Corn’s gonna be good. My hands were sticky after I peeled it. I love corn season.

  3. Erika says:

    I had a fairly productive day. I made broth and yogurt and cleaned the kitchen a little bit. It’s annoying how quickly things get dirty, especially with the way grease gets on things you wouldn’t expect. I feel like I need to be productive this week because I’m getting nothing accomplished this weekend. I’m flying down to California for my 20th high school reunion.

  4. hotspur says:

    I’m seeing my brother and his family on their California vacation over the weekend and am starting to stress. I really hate wasting time with “So what do you want to do today” conversations, but I have no idea what he will want to do on the days we’re hanging out. Or more to the point, what his kids will want to do. I know what I was into when I was their age (10, 12), but also I know they are different people and might not be as blown away by the blue fire truck of Fish Camp and their first-ever Cornish Game Hen (you get the whooooole chicken to yourself!).

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      You live in LA, right? The Gene Autry museum is nice. There was a whole room dedicated to old toys and movie memorabilia. Also, lots of antique guns, so I guess I don’t know how kid friendly that is.

      • hotspur says:

        Well, I told him to bring the kids to the Musee Mecanique (in SF). It’s an arcade of games dating back to the 1920s and earlier — all these really cool mechanical things where you put a coin in and one million gears conspire to launch an automated punch-n-judy show or what-have-you. It’s the original games and they all still work. It’s amazing. At 10 I would have been like, “Whoa! It’s Atari from 1000 years before Atari!” and at 12 I would have been all, “O life, what fragile vessel, I am inside a freakin’ Ray Bradbury story RIGHT NOW.” But he didn’t seem to think his kids would be into it. So, I am at sea.

        • I went to the tar pits with my family and all the kids there seemed to love it, but my nephews were bored because their parents didn’t want to be there. So it sounds as if you might have the same issue. What about mini golf? Castle Park has golf, an arcade and batting cages.

        • hotspur says:

          Tracey, you might be on to something. I’ve seen friends who are like “This is lame” and so their kids are like “Lame!” On my age-10 and -12 visits to California, I was fortunate to have an aunt who really sold the shit out of everything. Like, if we went to the tar pits, she’d use the drive there to drop into a dramatic, hushed tone: “You’re going to walk on the same land that dinosaurs walked on. LOTS of them! Oh, and wait’ll you see the SIIIZE of the bones the scientists found! And you’re going to really, really love how these scientists work, digging and polishing with tiny, tiny tools to get every detail just right!” And so on and so on, ad absurdum. “After that, we’re going to stop for the best sandwich in the whole city!” She fought all-out enthusiastic psychological warfare and I was both victim and beneficiary.

          I don’t know if I’m this sorta uncle, but I’ll let you know how it pans out!

    • taoreader says:

      There must be a wax museum somewhere?

    • flanny says:

      I’m spot-checking a mailing list and two of our alums live in “Cool, CA.” Maybe you could take them there.

  5. FRQ says:

    It’s been decent so far. We had a day long meeting with an external consultant at work, which sounds like a slog, but the consultant is actually a great guy, so it was relatiely painless. Tonight I’m having dinner with friends at a new-ish fusion restaurant, then going to trivia after that. We’re meeting up with another set of friends and forming a super group. I hope our collective minds will win the day, and not turn into a Too Many Cooks situation.

    On a side note, it looks like I will be traveling to southern California next month to visit family. It would be great if I could meet up with you guys out in the LA area, but my schedule is up in the air at the moment, since it all depends on the family’s availability. If y’all are free the weekend of the 18th, it’d be great if we could set something up!

    • flanny says:

      Martinmegz, I approve taking FRQ to Traxx.

    • hotspur says:

      Oh no! I’ll be at GenCon that weekend. What crummy timing. I can’t join you and martinmegz (Tracey) at Traxx if that’s how it shakes out.

    • I might be camping that weekend but it’s not certain. In what part of town are you staying?

      • FRQ says:

        We’re like a mile from Fullerton College.

        • OK looks like Anaheim area? Let’s chat when the time gets closer! Do you have any other exciting plans? I assume you’ll hit Disneyland?

        • FRQ says:

          Despite the fact that I’m a super planner, I haven’t really made any for that weekend. I would definitely like to do Disneyland, but I don’t know if we’ll have an entire day to dedicate to the park. However, at a minimum I plan to go to their main hotel, specifically to visit Trader Sam’s. I’ve been to the Florida one a few times and I love it.

  6. flanny says:

    It’s warm and sunny without being oppressive out there, so of course I’m going to spend the evening in a windowless yoga studio.

    Meanwhile at work, I had a couple of meetings and did some work. I’m fairly satisfied with my productivity level!

  7. Today was okay. It’s too damn hot out! This morning my friend at work was texting me and telling me about how things are going at work and it made me REALLY not want to go back. I really don’t think I’ll last long in this dept once I return. I just need to figure out if I’m getting out asap or if I can wait and be a little more selective about the job I take.

  8. taoreader says:

    My day was WEIRD. I had to do some things downtown, so I ate lunch at my favorite French restaurant there, with a nice glass of Sancerre (Sancerre rocks, you guys) and the owner was there, whom I’d met before. And he spent the whoooooooooole time talking at me about all his exploits around the world. And he has really good exploits to share! But I can only listen to an old white guy for so long before I just get exhausted. I have a life too, dude!

    • hotspur says:

      This comes up all the time at my Old White Guys of the Future meetings: “How many exploits can we relate before we bore people in the restaurants we own?” There is no easy answer.

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