Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Two for Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Woot Woot!

Don't let the title fool you. I'm only posting once. This is a blog. Not some hack radio show.

Although it would be cool, in an ironic sort of way, if I started using radio gags.

We could get the Led out. I could pretend that little voice in my head is the hole.

Wait this idea has potential. hmmmmm...

Okay I had to sensor my inner conversation that followed this because if there was a hole she would have walked out in a huff and demanded therapy be provided for her at my expense. And I just can't afford that, not to mention the horrible precedent it would set.

Never mind. Lets get back to the regular ramblings that spill from my brain.

I just got back from Zumba and everyone reading this should be thrilled that they can't smell me. Seriously. It isn't pretty at all.

Those crazy ladies make exercising so much fun. I could have never imagined that I would have "gym" friends. Firstly because I'm not that pleasant when I am sweating and secondly because it's the freaking gym people. (I just re read this and it's isn't really clear so pretend I am the kind of person that says y'all and replace people with that)

(side note. The Voice is on in the background and I just want everyone to be aware that I love Adam Levine. He is so adorable on this show and that Payphone song is ridiculously catchy. Kind of like crack but with less side effects.)

There are sweat ladies that hold a place for me when the class gets full and funny ladies who make obnoxious comments to make me laugh and there are nice ladies that tell me I don't look as ridiculous as I feel. All the while I sweat and hope I am loosing weight.

(pausing this blog because some chick on the voice is singing Adele and I have to sing along. Really loudly. Seriously. The children are complaining.)

Wait what was I talking about? Maybe it wasn't a good idea to try and type a post and watch TV at the same time?

Oh well. I started all this by saying I'm crazy so it's not like you don't expect this.

You have no one to blame but yourself for expecting something coherent and with a point.

(Crap. Heartache Tonight? It's on my Karaoke list. I have to sing along.)

Good Night Wisconsin!

Oh yeah and thanks Zumba ladies for a fun class as always.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just got back from Mini Vaca in Columbia SC. Another tiny southern city that I can only describe as adorable. Seriously. Calling any place where parking is free every where (I'm not kidding, every where) a city is too cute.

Back on point. We accomplished the three major vacation goals.

1. There was a hotel pool.  (Although the children contend there must also be a TV I have yet to find a hotel without one.)

2. Some form of amusement. (In this case it was the Riverbanks Zoo and Edventure Children's Museum.)

3. We consumed ridiculous amounts of food. (I'm not naming names but it was yummy and Austin the waiter was awesome.)

Basically it was a success.

Sure everything wasn't perfect. The first night we got there the kids were all excited to go swimming so we unpacked quickly before running down the freezing cold hallway to the pool. After a brief struggle with the door (there wasn't a pull sign! Why wasn't there a sign?) we filed into the pool.

Colin jumped right in. Natalie, albeit it a little bit slower, followed.

Then it was my turn and suddenly Natalie's reluctance was clear. The water was Freaking Freezing! Needless to say we didn't stay long and after a quick call to the front desk promises were made about repairs.

PS It was fixed.

Next was Colin's minor breakdown that I wouldn't buy a $25 monkey at the Zoo gift shop. I tried to explain that if we were at Walmart the monkey would cost $3 and I wasn't about to pay that mark up but he wasn't hearing it.

Some of his lack of cooperation could have been as a result of the ridiculously large slushy he had just finished or maybe it was because the idea of price fixing is beyond a seven year olds' grasp. Either way he wasn't happy.

(He did get a t-shirt and a street sign with his name on it. And yes I am well aware that I am a pushover.)

Last but certainly not least was the fact that the nice place where we boarded the family pet didn't have time to groom her. This could have been because it would have taken all day to brush out her winter coat and since it was spring break they were actually very busy.

See I told you it wasn't all perfection.

Okay seriously it was great. :-)

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