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Friday, March 13, 2009

credit card machines of the world unite!!

Well, it's been quite the week. It actually feels longer than a week since I last blogged with all the shit I've had going on. I apologize for my absence, it's not that I didn't try blogging, it's just that I didn't have enough time to write a complete post at one sitting and when I'd go back to it later, the post seemed so pointless, I'd abandon it. During the week, the thought of taking a break from blogging crossed my mind more than once. I don't find myself having a lot to blog about these days and when I do, as I said above, I really don't have a whole lot of time. Anyway, onto the post...I'll start backwards first...boy, that sounded stupid. Heh.

My kids left around 7pm this evening on their spring break journey with their dad to a resort somewhere in the Florida keys. Not five minutes after leaving, my daughter called me for the first time, crying hysterically about how much she missed me. About an hour into their ride, the same thing. Hopefully, she'll settle down once they start having fun but I have a feeling this is going to be a long week. *heavy sigh*

So how am I trying to take my mind off of things? I'm watching Hot Girls in Scary Places. Yes, I've resorted to watching three bimbo cheerleaders from USC in a paranormal investigation of an old mental hospital. It's quite amusing to say the least.

For those of you who remembered, today was Friday the 13th. I didn't see any strange characters in beat-up hockey masks roaming the streets carrying threatening weapons but as far as I could tell, the world was conspiring against me! I had some errands to do and at three separate locations, the credit card machine one swipes their cards through stopped working as I approached the counters to check out. It was beyond weird.

Happy Pi Day to all who celebrated today! My son and some other brave souls in the middle school, stood up in front of the entire middle school to spout off as many digits of Pi as they possibly could. The other night, my son knew 37 but I knew that wasn't going to be enough so I found a site that had some more digits and thirty minutes later, he knew 50. Then I found the Pi Day site that had one million digits of Pi and I thought it would be so cool for him to do that! When he was younger, he had a photographic memory but unfortunately, he never worked on developing it so he lost his Midas touch. If he still had it, he probably could have taken one look at the long list of digits and easily recited them in front of his classmates. Alas, he made it up to 57 before messing up which is great in my opinion, certainly better than I could ever do! One of his classmates took home a $10 gift certificate to the school bookstore for reciting 150 digits. Not bad at all! The digits, $10 doesn't buy bupkis at the school store!

Earlier this week, my son's baseball team pulled off a gutsy win to their formidable opponents. I was actually kind of surprised given that there are some really seasoned players and some kids who are just trying their hand at the sport for the first time. But win or lose, this year especially, I've really enjoyed watching both my kids show their individuality and express themselves through their differences and likes.

So I guess that's it for now and for the time being. I will be around to your blogs when I can but don't expect any new posts from me. I'm not saying I won't write here and there, I'm just saying that for the time being, it's last on my list. Hope y'all are doing well and enjoy your weekends!

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Blogger Charlie said...

Pi? All I know about pie is shoving it in my piehole.

And please don't burn out on blogging--a couple times a month is better than nothing at all. So many othe people have just disappeared, and I'd miss you like I miss them.

Sappy, maybe, but true.

March 13, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger derfina said...

Eehhh...I think thou whilst partake of the kook..er...koolaide once again, very soon. *smooches*

March 13, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Attila The Mom said...

I know it's hard, but hope you enjoy a well-deserved break from kids and other crap!

March 14, 2009 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Koolio said...

Charlie, I prefer pie rather than Pi myself. ;) And I don't think I'm burning out on blogging as much as I want to change my blog! You know how I bored I get every few months! And as I predicted when I launched this blog, I thought of several other ideas for blogs but I've been trying to fight the urge because I've lost a lot of blogging friends over the years due to the fact that they're tired of switching from one blog to another.

Lol Derfina!

Mom, yes, it is hard. And I know despite my attempts, I won't get much rest because I always have a hard time sleeping when my kids aren't here. Hence the reason I'm writing this at 5:53am...because I've been tossing and turning all night! But I also have some projects to get done and I have no excuse not to do them so it won't be all fun and games!

March 14, 2009 at 5:57 AM  
Anonymous Giggle Pixie said...

Your son rocks! Man, these days I'm lucky if I remember my name. :-)

March 14, 2009 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

I've been in a bit of a blog funk lately too...good thing there are 2 people working on mine! hope you had a great weekend!

March 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Pand0ra Wilde said...

Kool-Aid and Pi. Should I be suspicious?

March 17, 2009 at 5:41 AM  
OpenID honeywine said...

See now, some other blog today was talking about hair pie and I got a little confused when you said "happy pi day". LOL I'm in the same place with the blogging. When I've got the time, I still enjoy it. Time is the hard part.

March 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

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