Monday, April 25, 2011

Another fine evening at home

R (slicing cucumber into his salad): Do you want cucumber in your salad, too?
K: Yes please.
R: But I thought you don't like cucumbers in your salad.
K: No I love cucumbers, I'll eat them in anything.
Pause.
R: Oh that's right. I'm the one who doesn't like cucumbers in my salad.

Never a dull moment, folks. Never a dull moment.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday morning coming down...

... from the Golden Gate singing. So pleased. So tired. But I have a photo tutorial for you!



Book fail.


But - duct tape! Who knew it came in Denson red? (I mean, Denson Red™)


Happy book = happy singer.

I'm off to sing again in Half Moon Bay. I've kind of been living for this moment, when I get to sing and not do any work to make it happen. Can I please only travel to singings from now on?

Oh, one more photo.


Registration supplies. Just the necessities, you know.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Since last we spoke

Houseguests!

Birthdays!

Seders!

Swimming! (I have no idea why I look like I hired a third-rate photographer to pose me as if I were getting my school picture taken.)


Happy spring, friends and family.

Also, in spite of the fact that no less than three of you told me about lists you were thinking about leaving on my last post, only Ellen managed to actually do so. She will be receiving a special Rebecita & KT prize, to be determined by the bloggeresses.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My life. I mean, what is my life?

Remember those halcyon days when Katie was only shamed into posting by threat of being pushed off the page by my ramblings? Yeah. It's not that I'm just not into you blogging, it's more that I'm working 6 days a week. I'd be more than happy to share the lurid details behind the scenes at HPB, but I'm afraid that when I check the blog stats I might start getting negative (imaginary?) hits. Seriously guys, no one wants to read a montage of me up to my ears (literally) in books, watching training videos, and engaging in our most common form of workplace bonding - frozen dinner comparison. No, really, we talk about our frozen dinners. A lot. If you were wondering, no-noodle lasagna (tagline: "Because sometimes noodles just get in the way!") is exactly as good as it sounds.

Also, the Golden Gate is coming up in omg under 2 weeks! While I'm shockingly unstressed, considering the amount of things I'm supposed to be making happen, my free-time-montage is perhaps only marginally less boring than the workplace one - it's mostly commuting on BART, listening to Joe torture the dogs, and doing lots o mundane convention related tasks (buying office supplies! opening bank accounts! emailing with/about crazy people!) The cherry on the top of this life as Snoozy McEveryman is that I have jury duty tomorrow. (Which in California means I don't have jury duty but that I have to check in 5,000 times before they tell me that.)

In conclusion, the most interesting thing I can think of to tell you is how much I love Ken Jennings!!!! I never even watched him win his gazillion dollars, but I'm completely under the sway of his hi-larious smartypants progressive-but-church-tithing-mormon powers. If you used to run home from school to catch the 3:30 showing of Jeopardy, and your idea of a dream Sweet 16 party was to create your own Family Feud game, you'll love his book too.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Lists PLUS blogreader challenge

So most of the time I find McSweeney's a little too drunk on itself to be a satisfying read, but I did spend an inordinate amount of time this afternoon browsing their entertaining Lists section, which has inspired me to revive one of our favorite regular blogging cop-out features: the list. Here are just three of the many, many possible lists I could have subjected you to but refrained from.

Things Richard Has Given Me For Past Birthdays:

1. A wooden plaque commending my outstanding achievement in the field of excellence.
2. A life-size cardboard cutout of himself.
3. A child's turkey costume, size L (actually intended for him).

Animals I Hate:

1. Our landlord's dog
2. Birds
3. Horses

People I Started Following On Twitter Last Week:

1. My brother
2. Rosie
3. Neil Patrick Harris

Okay, readers, whoever leaves us the best list of their own in the comments section wins a special as-yet-to-be-determined Rebecita and KT prize. Make me laugh. MAKE ME.