Interstellar Adventures

November 3, 2005

Thursday Thirteen, VI

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 8:52 am

Thirteen things on my mind today:

1) Today is my mom’s birthday! Happy Birthday Mom!

2) Nick is wonderful.

3) Elle had soccer pictures on Tuesday. She was adorable. But damn! Pictures are expensive!

4) Zed woke up on Tuesday morning and did some very strange things. He got out of bed the first time I asked him. He got dressed without me having to tell him once, much less the normal three times. He fed the dogs without me reminding him. Then, without asking, me telling or any other form of parent-child or child-parent communication, he proceeded to unload the dishwasher, reloaded the dishwasher, then asked if he could vaccum. I suggested instead of vaccuming, he could clean his bathroom. Which he did. Without arguing.

5) Later I came to find out that the reason Zed did all of those wonderful things was to see if I would give him a dollar so that he could pay off a bet he lost at school. I told him if he was going to be betting guys money over stupid things like making play-doh balls stick to the gym ceiling, he could pay them out of his own piggy bank.

6) My NaNoWriMo thing isn’t going as well as I would like. I’m already kind of stuck. I think I’m trying to make it too good. I just need to get to the goal of getting the 50,000 words out, then go back and edit later.

7) Nick is going to meet my mom and my sisters and brother at dinner tonight. He’s actually excited about this. I know he’s going to do great. I mean, my grandmother liked him immediately!

8) Sunday I’m running The Half. I’ll get another medal to add to my collection. My three medals have been lonely since April.

9) Just 24 hours and counting now.

10) I still need to post my photos from San Francisco! There are so many!

11) I’m 7-0-1 in my fantasy football league. First place baby! Too bad it’s just for bragging rights and not money.

12) I did better in my pick ’em league this week. I only lost 3 games and I was in a 3-way tie for first going into Monday night. Except we all had Pittsburg winning. Both teams just didn’t score enough points for me to win the tie-breaker this week.

13) I need coffee.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Texas Ivy
2. Jak
3. MommaK
4. Sallwood
5. Leanne
7. Colleen
8. DeeJay
9. Tommi
10. Jen
11. Audra
12. Sleeping Mommy
13. Coyote Mike
14. UziCue
15. Jessica
16. Squashed Toad
17. Sandra
18. Keb
19. Janet
20. ToothFairy
21. Salt & Vinegar
22. Terrilynn
23. Carnealian
24. Leave your link in my comments and I’ll link you here!

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

Leanne says: Thirteen things is all I ask for, and what do you get in return? Linkage! If you do it, leave a comment here and link me to your Thursday Thirteen. I will be sure to update my entry with links to yours, and then you can continue the chain if you like! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!



  1. Heh..I knew Zed was up to something playing the Eddie Haskell thing 😉 My writing isn’t going well either. I’ve already decided to give up.

    Comment by poopie — November 3, 2005 @ 9:09 am |Reply

  2. I’m in third in my fantasy league. Better than seventh, which is where I finished last year.

    Comment by FTS — November 3, 2005 @ 9:34 am |Reply

  3. When my kids do chores without me asking/telling them to, I know something is up! haha

    I hope dinner tonight goes great with Nick! 🙂

    My 13 is up!

    Comment by Texas_Ivy10 — November 3, 2005 @ 10:00 am |Reply

  4. #1-Happy birthday to your mom..
    #4 good for Zed…
    #5 oh, that’s faunny Zed…
    #2-he really sounds like he is.
    #7 me too..
    #13 me too..

    and good for you doing the Half-right On!

    my list is now up-take care

    Comment by jak — November 3, 2005 @ 10:21 am |Reply

  5. Happy Birthday Mom!!

    You’re right, pictures are INSANE. I buy the littlest package, scan and print. Way cheaper. 😛

    Have a wonderful dinner tonight!!

    Comment by Leanne — November 3, 2005 @ 11:55 am |Reply

  6. usually when my kids are up to something, it’s because they brought their report card home, or a test home, that there’s a problem with.
    i didn’t realize you were doing that nano thing too, i’m reading 3, there is no way i could ever even pretend that i could accomplish something like that. think of it as a marathon you’re running, you’ll do it!

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — November 3, 2005 @ 11:56 am |Reply

  7. Getting Nick to meet your mom on her birthday…slick! Hope it all goes well. When she sees how happy you are, I’m sure it will.

    Comment by sallwood — November 3, 2005 @ 12:02 pm |Reply

  8. Ooh, happy birthday, Lass’ Mom!

    So, did they playdoh stick? I have to know!

    Here’s my 13! I’ll go link to you now 🙂

    Comment by Jen — November 3, 2005 @ 12:02 pm |Reply

  9. Ah another NaNoMo participant. I wanted to do it but couldn’t even begin to find the time to devote. Too many irons in the fire you know?

    Here’s my thirteen:

    Comment by Sleeping Mommy — November 3, 2005 @ 12:15 pm |Reply

  10. Hell, I admire you for attempting to write a novel at all. I say write whatever comes to mind and decide later whether you want to go back and edit or start fresh with all knowledge you gained from your Nanonovel.

    Comment by Lucinda — November 3, 2005 @ 12:25 pm |Reply

  11. I will be thinking of you tomorrow!!!


    Comment by MommaK — November 3, 2005 @ 1:17 pm |Reply

  12. Good luck with the NaNoWriMo. I think I’ll do it next year. My internal editor is a beast – I have the hardest time writing anything without thinking it’s not good enough. I’m hoping I can tame it a bit this year so that I have a chance of being successful next year!

    Here’s the URL for my thirteen:

    Comment by Jessica — November 3, 2005 @ 1:38 pm |Reply

  13. #4 scared me a bit until I read #5. It all makes sense now.

    Enjoy tonight’s dinner!

    Comment by abbynormal — November 3, 2005 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  14. Soon it’s going to be OUR birthday and you can post about that!

    You are a good mom for not paying out for some silly bet.

    Good luck on the half. After San Fran, it’s going to be like a walk in the park!

    Comment by Carnealian — November 3, 2005 @ 1:46 pm |Reply

  15. ooooh, the NaNoWriMo thing sounds like fun…NOT :).

    Enjoy yourselves at dinner tonight!

    My thirteen are up here:

    The link probably won’t work, though…grrr.

    Comment by jenny — November 3, 2005 @ 4:13 pm |Reply

  16. Happy Birthday Mom!!

    If you get stuck with the Nanowriting, why not turn it over to your readers and let them each write a paragraph? LOL j/k..i’m sure that’s breaking the rules.
    ahem. but it might make for some interesting comments!

    Poor ol’ Zed, the hard lessons Mom is gonna have to teach him!

    Nick sounds so cool, hope you all have a great time tonight!

    Comment by Laura at VitaminSea — November 3, 2005 @ 4:27 pm |Reply

  17. I figured something was up with Zed because that was a lot of good things all at once! Too good to be true! Enjoy your dinner. Good luck on your half marathon and can’t wait to see the pictures from San Francisco! Here is my link…

    Comment by mommy d — November 3, 2005 @ 5:11 pm |Reply

  18. I would fall over dead if my son did those things, even with an ulterior motive. But good for you for telling him to spend his own money!

    Comment by terrilynn — November 3, 2005 @ 6:57 pm |Reply

  19. keep writing! I think you are doing a great job. 🙂

    Good luck on your half, I sooooooo need to run. Ugh.

    Comment by Indigo — November 3, 2005 @ 7:14 pm |Reply

  20. Ah a woman after my own heart…a football chick. Can I say, I LOVE YOU? 🙂 I did soooooooo good last week but this week not so good, who knew the “LAMBS” would win without their quarterback and half their team. I hate them! 🙂 I went against my beloved Packers (shhhhhh don’t tell) or I would have done worse. Sorry I’m blabbering about football! Hope you are well, thanks for always stopping by and commenting!

    Comment by Twist of Kate — November 3, 2005 @ 8:53 pm |Reply

  21. Football…good.

    So many of my favorite reads are doing this Thursday 13 thing, I’m going to have to give into the peer pressure and start doing it myself.

    Comment by Müzikdüde — November 3, 2005 @ 10:39 pm |Reply

  22. All the Best of running runners for the half!

    My dad stopped running after he did his London marathon in 1990, so good on you, maybe my dad’ll dust off his Reeboks again one day.

    Have fun

    PS: had trouble with your verification

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — November 4, 2005 @ 4:35 am |Reply

  23. Kids…sheesh!

    Comment by Janet — November 4, 2005 @ 9:20 am |Reply

  24. One day I’ll get good enough at this to do all the links…I appreciate those who do it.

    Jak has a post on coffee today.

    Comment by colleen — November 4, 2005 @ 11:17 am |Reply

  25. cool place! Kids are so funny, give us plenty to blog about, huh?

    Comment by Renee — November 4, 2005 @ 11:27 am |Reply

  26. I like this Thursday 13 thing…never heard of it till now. I’ve been into the whole Half-Nekid Thursday Blog thing…maybe I should re-think my Thursday focus…

    Comment by Chuck — November 5, 2005 @ 2:14 am |Reply

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