More falling down on the blogging job, I know. Monday I didn't feel too great, but managed to resurrect myself for class. Today is the sleepy part of the sickness. Everyone who's had this says you're just tired. True.
But also, there's a bit of Gorgeous Weather Syndrome going on. Who can stay in and write when it's this nice out? Not me. It's sunny and warm with random cool zephyrs. Ahhhh. :-) And as I've discovered, my laptop is kinda hard to see outside in the afternoon. Phooey. So I've been digging in the dirt some more, watching a wren catch moths and beetles, watching a baby squirrel who was knocking on the window by the front door today (and leaving him a pile of Wheat Thins), watching the birds - including a very sassy red-winged blackbird who throws seeds out of the feeder by the beakful just so he can get a peanut - while reading to the kids on the deck (more Odyssey books and Ulysses Moore) and stuff of that nature. I think that's enough of a run-on sentence for today.
I also have been doing some online shopping for GuTtEr MuNKi's birthday. June is hella crazy for us. (That's the first time I've ever used the word "hella." Does it work for me?) There's both my b-day and GuTTer MuNKi's, our anniversary and Father's Day. Holy crap! Of course, when I finally sat down to online shop, what did I do? Yes, that's right. I went to eBay and bid on a set of Toledo steel sword-shaped cocktail picks that are exactly like a set we had when I was a kid. Did we have cocktails back then? We did not. Was booze in any form taboo thanks to our religion? It was. Did someone from that same religion gift us those picks? She did. Did she have a single clue what they were for? I doubt it. Did I? Not until a wave of nostalgia caused me to look them up. I can't show a pic, because the only set I can find like that is the ebay set I bid on and eventually that link will expire, and I hate trolling through blogs with expired links. So if I get them, you'll get to see them. Or if you are interested enough to Google them before the auction ends, I guess.
What (the hell) are you going to do with eight 5" swords? you ask. Funny you should ask, because I was asking myself the same thing. But they were one of my favourite useless kitchen adornments when I was a wee kiddie, and I *want* them. (Our set was lost in the move back to the States eons ago.) Plus, the more I think about this, the more uses I can come up with for them, such as:
Barbie swords! (Barbie Pirates of the Caribbean!)
Food stabbers (I need to come up with creative stabbable foods now)
OK, well, that's all I got so far. Maybe you can help me out on that front. :-P
And then I searched for "Terry Pratchett lot" and nearly fainted from desire when I found a 32 book Discworld set. Alas, they are $99.00 plus $10.00 shipping. Not what I need to be buying just now. Unless I just do it and try to convince GuTTer MuNKi that that's what he really wanted for his birthday. :-/
So after that, I did actually get around to ordering the mUNki's stuff. And then, suddenly, even though it was nearing 1 am, I decided to blog. Go figure.