December 2nd, 2002

JOY

I helped the economy this weekend.

Let me just start off by politely begging everyone not to post anything about last night's Sopranos today (ahem, ao). Due to last night's late return, I will not be able to see it until tonight.

I am the proud owner of a brand new coat. Seeing as some animal is wandering around DC in my old one right now, my hand was forced to buy the red wool coat I had had my eye on for months now but couldn't bring myself to spend the money on since I already had a perfectly functional coat. When the old one got ripped off, a little shiver of happiness went through me as I realized now I can get the new coat I wanted. I must say, dammit, I look sharp. Fear my good style.

It was a very nice, very long, very relaxing weekend. If I may elaborate: Saturday night as I slipped into bed, my legs cramped up with this odd muscle ache. I tried to figure out what I could have done to cause strain on myself and came up with zilch. I had barely gotten off of the couch in four days. Could it be atrophy? Maybe. It may very well be.

Highlights of the weekend include being the shopping fairy for two random women at the mall who approached me and asked me for my advice on shoes and purses they were considering buying; the Changing Rooms marathon on TLC; getting snookered into buying a handy chopper by one of those flea market medicine showmen (tested last night and it lives up to 90% of his harkings); watching my brother put about 12 hours into completing the Vigilante missions in Vice City only to find out online Sunday morning that all of his efforts were only going to yield 50 measly armor points; going over to my mom's friend's house for a "quick visit" and then two hours later finding ourselves with a bottle of White Z in our bellies, stumbling around the supermarket laughing at the idea of buying donuts; and Spider Solitaire. Lots of Spider Solitaire.
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Wednesday Only!

Who all is in for El Vez on Wednesday? I may be able to pick up tickets early: let me know if you want one and I'll let you guys know by Wednesday morning whether or not I got them. I also propose a pre-show burger at Stoney's.

Edit: Bob doesn't have to drive.
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Kiddie Pound

We went to the Flea Market at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds this Sunday before I was carried back to Ol' Virginny. It's a great flea market with a wide range from antiques to trash from people's garages to new stuff, but they also have this section devoted to pets, with adoptable pets from the humane society and litters upon litters of puppies from local breeders. They had this one children's playpen with a pile of brown and white boxer puppies all sleeping on each other, a little black chow-chow puppy that looked just like a teddy bear, mini-pinschers and rat terriers, baby rottweilers, pugs, bulldogs, the works.

I got to thinking if walking around looking at boxes and boxes full of cute little waggy puppies could satisfy my dog fix without stinking up my house, imagine if they could do this with children: fill up playpens with adoptable children crawling around and cooing and looking at you with their big child eyes and you can pick them up and snuggle them and put them back down and get a nice fill of child without stinking up your house. I figure shopping malls would be a lot more navigable that way.

"This nice little male here will probably grow to about 68 inches and 170lbs, but he's toilet-trained, has his shots, never sheds, and will eventually learn to clean up after himself..."
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