Monday, September 03, 2007

Excuse for being late that starts with "N"? Ninja attack!

Last night Shelby and her husband Rob made a quick visit on their way back to Iowa. We went to Versailles for Cuban food, at their request (ahhh... I've trained my friends well). Then we came home and tried to stay cool on our patio with a few rounds of Scattegories.

Although their visit was less than 12 hours - including their few hours of sleep before their 6 a.m. flight - I'm still happy we were able to hang out with them. And each time I spend time with the two of them, I'm reminded exactly how much I like Rob and how perfectly cute they are together. There's no comfort in the world like knowing your best friend is blissfully in love with the perfect person for them.

This morning at 9 a.m. I knew it was going to be a scorcher. Google Weather said it was going to be 92 degrees. (I thought beach towns weren't allowed to get that hot? Booo...) I almost divorced Brent for not getting me out of the house soon enough. But he was understandably busy booking hotels for our Italy trip. It got too unbearable for him, what with the heat and me screaming, "I need food! And AC!" So he took me out for grub and shopping for some new clothes for a special event later this week (more on that in an upcoming post). I didn't find what I was looking for, so the hunt continues.

Then we went swimming in my in-laws' pool. They usually heat it for us as it's a bit chilly, but the extreme heat warmed it up just fine on its own. Brent had to drag me out.

We came home and thankfully our non-ACed condo was bearable. I've spent the past few hours planning some of the itinerary for our Italy trip. It needs some work, though, because as much as I'd like to, I don't think we can have gelato for lunch on one day and tartuffo for lunch the next. Well, we can, but I don't think that'll sustain me through the ancient Rome ruins like I need them to.

"I could catch a monkey. If I was starving I could. I'd make poison darts out of the poison of the deadly frogs. One milligram of that poison can kill a monkey. Or a man. Prick yourself and you'd be dead within a day. Or longer. Different frogs, different times." - Gareth, The Office (BBC)

13 comments:

  1. Heat, ugh! At least you're having fun!

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  2. ah man, Italy? i.want.to.go

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  3. completely off topic, but just wondering ... how do you manage to eat so fabulously on weight watchers? i just started a couple of weeks ago, and now have a fear of any restaurant that doesn't have their nutritional info available online!

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  4. Michelle - I'm doing the Flex version of the program and I try not to eat any of my WPA (the 35 extra points) during the week and instead use them on the weekend when I do most of my indulgent eating. :)

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  5. the pool sounds divine. lucky you!

    and, i'll be hitting you up for WW tips in the upcoming months, methinks. you're the queen of WW!

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  6. 92! That's NOTHIN'!!! 117 on Saturday, 108 on Sunday, and 105 yesterday in my back yard. Luckily, I worked on Labor Day and it was only about 100 there. At least there seems to be a cooling trend and yes, as a proper Valley resident, I have wonderful central air!

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  7. 117. Jodi lives in HELL.

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  8. Heehee. Thankfully here in Bama we're going through a cool spell: only 96. Last month we set a record with 10 straight days over 100. Thank goodness I don't live where it's 117. I like it hot, but that's pushing it. :-)

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  9. I love Scattergories! It's the best with good friends. And yay for Italy! I SO want to go!!

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  10. Sounds like we got out of there just in time- the weather has been great in Iowa. And I understand exactly what you mean about seeing your best friend so happy because it's what I've always thought when I look at you and Brent :o)

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  11. It was wicked hot out in my hood. Be happy for a pool and only 92 degrees. :)

    Italy. *sigh*

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  12. Have to say ... love your post title. Scattegories is one of my all-time fave games and I am a whiz at it ... but only if I'm playing with the right kind of people. My husband's family?? NO FUN. "That isn't real. No one would believe you were attacked by ninjas. It doesn't count." "'Skunkbait' isn't a term of endearment. You can't have points for that." Gah. annoying people. ;)

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