October 17th, 2008



Yesterday really was odd ... and included:

- my sister calling me at 11.30pm to ask me if I would puppysit for a puppy that she isn't yet sure she will have by the weekend of Nov 8, but if she does, can I? (Come on!! Cute puppy time?! Of course I can!!)

- Kathryn telling us at dinner that our seats were in the front row - I HATE sitting in the front row, HATE HATE HATE (I DO NOT Do audience participation) - but that it was okay because she called and checked if there was spitting, or throwing of anything at the audience and they assured her that there wasn't. FOLLOWED BY 5 MINUTES OF RANDOM SPITTING for the last 5 minutes of the first half. DECORATIVE SPITTING no less!!! And she and I dissolved into fits of laughter. We could not contain ourselves. See why I hate sitting in the front row? Also, there was shooting in the second half and I was not actually very happy sitting that close to a (starter's pistol?) that dropped shells right next to me. I was a little worried about my eyes, to be honest.

- After the above, the night was just silly silly silly. We couldn't stop laughing at everything. And hence the Fidel moment in the corridor was just kinda icing on the cake

- popped into Planet before meeting Kathryn for dinner - wow!! When did that do *that* to it? I pretty much only go to Planet Books, cause that end of the store? mini complex? has robinpen in it. What more do you need? Cept he wasn't there last night and I couldn't find anything that I need :-( Will go back when he is there. But the CD end?! OMG it's awesome!!! So I found the new Ben Folds CD that I needed and whilst I was paying, this girl hops up next to me. Which I thought was odd and a bit in my personal space. And then she says hello. And I'm all, why is that girl talking to me? And then I realised it was Kathryn!! Who of course knew I was going to be there cause I texted her!!

- And I also texted Alex, who couldn't be there cause, yo, on the other side of the continent (waves to Alex)


You thought I was joking ... more weirdness

Had to go off and host morning tea this morning - which I was buying last night at my local IGA to the sound of the owners having a raucous fight out in the loading bay. Awesome. And then I get to the counter and I'm idly daydreaming when I suddenly was jolted back to real life by my total being $62 after he had put through 5 items.

Me: Um, did you just charge me $42 for the baby carrots?
Him: They're $2.99 and you have 14
(I'd noticed him counting them but assumed he was checking if I had one bunch or two)
Me: $2.99 a *bunch*, surely?
He looks at me then goes through the options on his scanner and calls out three or four options, none of which say, "per bunch"
Me: Well I don't want them if they are $42.
But man, I have the biggest smile on my face, and try as I might, I *am* laughing *at* him. I felt kinda sorry for him. And for the IGA who seem to only be able to hire at the bottom of the class.

And this is the new puppy - OMG! am in love with him already. How sweet!!
And cuddly! And yes, he can totally sleep on my bed. Ooh, I'm gonna get right into this "aunt" thing.


Bad day

For some reason, I am having a bad OCD day today - I don't know why and I haven't had one for so long that it feels weird and wrong and discomforting and horrible.

It started because I couldn't remember when I opened the milk in my fridge - and so I don't know how old it is. And I used it in the muffins I baked last night. So have been fixated on that all morning. And then someone at morning tea said she'd been sick but was better now and was hungry so ... am now fixating on that.

I guess what I should be doing is figuring out why I am defaulting to the OCD - I am probably tired and stressed and anxious ... and yes, overcommitted. Blah blah blah. This weekend is my last big one I think, as far as I know, till the end of the year and that puts me at the end of this enormous Sept/Oct month. I am sure things will calm down after that.

Well at least pretend to take me seriously?!

Oh yeah! Good news!

Top notch detective work by me and I discovered that the milk was this week's! Yay.

Muffins are good to go - which is just as well cause they are double choc! (and to be served at the Coffee Klatch with me at Wastelands II on Sunday! Limited numbers so see the registration desk tomorrow!)