Words, Weights, Whatever

Friday, February 18, 2005

***Humor: Baby Boomers songs***

It was fun being a baby boomer...till now. Some of the artists of
the '60s are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers.
They include:

Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker
The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend a Broken Hip
Bobby Darin - Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash
Ringo Starr - I Get By With a Little Help from Depends
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face
Johnny Nash - I Can't See Clearly Now
Paul Simon - Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver
Commodores - Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom
Marvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the GrapeNuts
Procol Harem - A Whiter Shade of Hair
Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Napping
The Temptations - Papa's Got a Kidney Stone
Abba - Denture Queen
Tony Orlando - Knock 3 Times on the Ceiling if you Hear Me Fall
Helen Reddy - I am Woman, Hear me Snore
Willie Nelson - On the Throne Again
Leslie Gore - It's My Procedure and I'll Cry if I Want To

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

***Holidays and houses***

The kitchen is nearly complete.

The new cabinets have been installed. Eight canned lights illuminate where there were once fluorence tubes. A new dishwasher, over, and microwave gleam in their respective places. And a huge new vent hangs over the kitchen island.

Despite such progress, more needs to be done. We've finalized on the countertops, which will be black galaxy granite with 2 1/4" overhang. Once those are in place, the contractor can finally put in the new three sink sink and the new electric range. (Did we order the new faucets for the sink? Hmmm. Will have to check.)

Thus we started to celebrate the day of love (Valentine's Day for those not in the know) by admiring our beautiful new kitchen. Course that was after The Spouse admired the roses I had place tactically on kitchen island frame. Ditto the card and (black) licorice. I have to admit that I'm amazed: I never believed such a kitchen was possible. Those kitchens we saw in the million-dollar homes now look plausible for our own 3000 square abode. I can't wait until the floors are laid out.

We dined out that evening at one of our favorite restaurants. I watched as R.'s cold worsened throughout the meal. Thus the rest of the evening was spent prepping up for bed. Despite the futility, I suggested R. stay home the next day. The answer, instead, was a discussion of the next phase: the bathrooms.


Monday, February 14, 2005

***A well-deserved thank you note.***

I was generating a post to whine about how I felt unfocused in my life; that, in many ways, I didn't deserve to be where I was (that is, happy.) I mean, I can choose my jobs, have an adoring spouse, goodly amount of money, and am healthier than ever, all by barely struggling for them. (Well, except the biceps and pecs....)

Then Life kicks me in the arse with a phone call from a family member who's suffering major relationship breakdown and health issues. Suddenly, I realize my issues are truly minor and ridiculous.

Thanks, Life.

***Weekend Words***

Since the Spouse was on-call during the day the entire weekend, so I was solo during the day.

I caught up on much needed rest. Afterwards, I would surf the World Wide Web for an hour or so. I ate out both days before starting my errands.

Saturday I picked up samples of the countertops for our kitchen. I then picked up three of the six new ceiling speakers for the living room. After dropping both at home, I went to check out the cars down at Irvine Valley college. What an interesting experience. Unfortunately, all the cars missed my qualifications in one manner or another.

Sunday I rented a DVD based on one of the mangas R. was currently reading. Otherwise, I read most of the day. Yeah!

Both evenings were spent watching anime. Ah, quality time.

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