Interstellar Adventures

September 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Edition V

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 8:52 am

Thirteen Things about Interstellar Lass’ World

1. I’m feeling pink today. I think my hair looks good, and my makeup looks good. Yeah, I think I look good today. So I’m feeling pinky-girly.

2. Elle’s favorite birthday gift? So far it seems to be the 20-Questions game. It’s about the size of a baseball, and we’ve all been having fun with it. You can see the pattern in the questions though. At least I can. But the upside of it, is Elle has to read the questions herself.

3. It is now late September, and it’s still warm. Yesterday’s high was 92. It’s cooler today because of a front, but Saturday it will be 90 again, and upper 80’s next week. This part of living in Texas sucks.

4. Last night, when I got home, Nick had hurried to the kitchen to inscribe our intials and a big heart in the drying concrete. He’s such a romantic.

5. Zed learned a lesson this week. He asked to buy a book from the book fair. I came home Tuesday, and evidently they didn’t have the book he wanted, so he bought something else instead. A poster. Of Bart Simpson drooling with a TV control in his hands. Uh, where are you thinking you’re going to hang that? It doesn’t go with the theme of your room, and you have to have permission to hang it. And you don’t have permission to hang it, nor did you have permission to buy it. I hope they take returns. They took returns. Don’t buy things you don’t have permission to buy, especially if it’s my money. Otherwise you’ll spend a lot of time in the returns line.

6. Nick and I were going to go camping this weekend. But now we’re not. He hurt his back (doing something really dumb) and now he’s in a lot of pain. So camping is out. He’s more likely to spend the weekend in his recliner. And I’ll be on my knees. Putting down tile.

7. My Ex is a bum. We had an arrangement about the child support I agreed to in the divorce. And we agreed that after a certain period of time, and me buying the house from his dad, we would have it amended to increase. Except now he claims to be broke. I guess when you pay over $1,000 a month in rent for a trendy 2-bedroom apartment (plus two giant pet deposits and pet rent), drive a big truck, and you and your fiancee have jobs with variable incomes, well, I guess that’s what happens. Not my problem. And now he’s even missing his court-appointed time with his kids. His new job schedule isn’t working with him, and Elle is really upset about it.

8. My mom has a milestone birthday in the next month. She’s turning 50. I’m supposed to be planning a party for her. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do though. My aunt was supposed to call me. She hasn’t. I guess I’d better get out the invites. Any suggestions?

9. I’m still hating my car. But I’m very proud of Nick. He changed the oil in his truck and my car this last weekend. He’s quite handy.

10. I talked with the owner of the sewer repair company. He’s working on a plan to fix the issues that his crew caused. I told him I understand that sometimes stuff happens. But as long as it’s taken care of, I’m not upset. As my great-grandma used to say, You catch more bees with honey than you do with vinegar.

11. My grandfather’s birthday is Monday. I can’t remember how old he’s going to be. 76 maybe? Yeah, I think he was born in ’33. I’m actually shocked that he’s still tickin’. I think he’s one of those ‘too stubborn to die’ kind of people. I don’t mean to sound callous, because I love him dearly, and he’s done a lot for me. But, he’s had diabetes for over 25 years, has had two major falls in the last 5 years – one down a flight of stairs at my old apartment, and one on my front walk last Thanksgiving, and was hit head-on by a drunk driver about 4 years ago. I’m going to have to start calling him Timex.

12. I had a bad week in Pick ‘Em this week. There were a lot of upsets. Last week I would have been perfect going into Monday night’s game, except Nick convinced me to change two picks. Those were the only games I lost. Note to self: Never listen to husband. (I love you baby!) I hope this week is a good week.

13. I’m trying to let my hair grow again. It’s not growing fast enough. I want to get it back in a pony tail. My bangs are constantly in my face, and it’s driving me nuts. I should know better. I’ve cut my hair short several times and I always grow it back out for the same reason. At least it looks good today!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. My 2 Cents
2. Amy
3. Nancy

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  1. Not too busy are you?
    Growing your hair out sucks. I will let my kids change the book they want to buy, but that is it.
    your hubby is so sweet.
    Sorry about his back.
    Happy Birthday, GRAMPS!
    And, your Ex? UGH!

    Nope! Never too busy! I’m still knitting my friend’s baby blanket too! And I have another project lined up, and Nick wants me to knit him some caps for ‘winter’.


    Comment by nancy — September 28, 2006 @ 9:04 am |Reply

  2. An interesting list!! Good luck with growing your hair out!! Happy Birthday to your mom and your grandfather! I hope your husband’s back starts feeling better soon!!

    Have a great Thursday!!

    Comment by my 2 cents — September 28, 2006 @ 9:23 am |Reply

  3. ENjoyed learning a bit about you today

    Comment by amy — September 28, 2006 @ 9:33 am |Reply

  4. You’re half right about this weekend. Except you won’t be putting down tile. What?! We’re all adults here.

    I don’t want you putting down the tile by yourself, it can wait. But since our weekend’s open, and I did forget my brother’s birthday… I’m just sayin’

    Smooch, smack, mwah

    Comment by nickphilips — September 28, 2006 @ 10:18 am |Reply

  5. Omigosh. Your grandpa is younger than both my parents. I’m closer in age to your mom than I am to you!! Oh well, fine.
    One of the kids got that 20-questions toy for his birthday a while ago. Fun! It never guesses the dirty stuff, though.
    Nick on the recliner and you on your knees. Just not as much fun when you have to do all the work, eh?

    Well, he has been complaining that HE’S been doing all the work around here lately. Fair’s fair, right? 😉


    Comment by AbbyNormal — September 28, 2006 @ 10:18 am |Reply

  6. “He’s more likely to spend the weekend in his recliner. And I’ll be on my knees.”

    I really thought this was going to go in a different direction. Naughty Gypsy. 😉

    Comment by Gypsy — September 28, 2006 @ 11:30 am |Reply

  7. Uh, thanks for the clarification of why you’ll be on your knees!! I love a romantic handy man! I mean what else is there??

    I have a milestone birthday coming up next month too. I kinda would like to have a party, but would like it if someone else threw the party as a surprise for me. I’ve never had that before. But, then, I don’t want someone to foot that bill and go through the hassle. I’m not difficult am I?

    Comment by carnealian — September 28, 2006 @ 12:23 pm |Reply

  8. Now you know what I am going to say about listening to Nick about your Pick ‘Ems. Admit that you knew in your heart that that was a mistake.
    We are SO MUCH BETTER at those games.

    Yes, I knew. I knew from last year when the same thing happened twice. You’d think I’d learn…


    Comment by Kristen — September 28, 2006 @ 12:50 pm |Reply

  9. I want to grow my hair out, but I keep cutting it. I am just too impatient.

    Comment by Chelle — September 28, 2006 @ 1:04 pm |Reply

  10. For my mom’s 50th we made her a Ya-Ya Sisterhood headress. We used a visor, and hot glued everything and hung chicken bones, and Elvis pictures, and all kinds of neat stuff. There’s even a site for authentic Ya-Ya names, but we made up our own. My mom is Queen Tallulah Ebay.

    Good luck pinky.

    Comment by Dorothy — September 28, 2006 @ 1:22 pm |Reply

  11. I love the 20 Questions game…someone brought theirs into work a few weeks ago, you’ve never seen so many adults turn into children!

    I’ll swap Texas weather for English weather if you like…or we could just swap homes?! LOL!!

    I can relate to the bum ex…my biological Dad didn’t once in 15 years pay the child support he was under court order to pay for me and my sister equating to almost £150,000 in unpaid child support! And what did the courts do…nada! Hope you have more luck convincing your ex of his duties!

    Comment by Claire — September 28, 2006 @ 1:38 pm |Reply

  12. When I’m 50, I want 500 people to give me $10. each, and then I’m going to Hawaii with the money. The way I figure it, they save money on the Bday present and I save money by not having to pay for the trip. It’s win/win, right? Now if I can just figure out how to meet 500 people and make them like me enough to fork out the $10….
    Good luck growing out the hair! I’m thinking of getting mine short. It’s been below shoulder length for a long time now. change is good, change is good.
    Feellin bad for Elle and Zed, the way their dad treats them. that’s hard on a kid. 😦 They’re lucky they’ve got you and Nick :))))))))

    I think that’s a great plan! I’ll have to remeber that for when I’m 50!


    Comment by Laura — September 28, 2006 @ 1:53 pm |Reply

  13. Hi Lass! I have a much needed hair appointment early next week and am hoping to fell all girly then, too.

    I always insist I can putt my hair back in a pony tail. Funny.

    Comment by Raehan — September 28, 2006 @ 3:35 pm |Reply

  14. I want bangs again, but I refuse to do the “almost grown out” stage for the zillionth time in my life.

    Wow I wish my man was handy. If he changed my oil successfully I would not know what to do with myself–or him!

    neat list!

    Comment by hools — September 28, 2006 @ 9:08 pm |Reply

  15. Aw, I love number 4 – that Nick is a romantic dude.

    I am lucky that he love me!


    Comment by writerchick — September 28, 2006 @ 9:30 pm |Reply

  16. so,If your mom is just 50 and your grandpa is a mere 76, you are nothing more than a wee babe!
    also, if my hair could not go into a ponytail, i would be left with no hairstyle!

    Yes, I am a wee babe! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. At 31, I still get carded for alcohol. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been carded for a movie. Two months till my birthday! (Hear that Nick…start planning now!)


    Comment by kristin — September 29, 2006 @ 5:04 am |Reply

  17. That was an interesting list to read! You’re quite a busy bee. Have a great weekend!
    Happy TT!

    Comment by Tink — September 29, 2006 @ 8:29 am |Reply

  18. I remember when I was but a lad, I traded this hand held video game I’d gotten for Christmas to this kid down the street for some football cards.
    My parents made us trade back.

    HA! I remember several similar incidents when I was a kid. Most of them involved clothes though.


    Comment by Bone — September 29, 2006 @ 8:50 am |Reply

  19. I thought you were going in the same direction that Gypsy thought. 🙂

    Sorry about the bum of an ex. I don’t understand men who don’t take care of their children. If you had an agreement, you could take him to court. Although I know that that can be a grueling process.

    For 50th party, why not invite everyone close to your mom? Have it outside with lots of yummy apps and tasty desserts. You could also rent out a place but that’s awfully expensive.

    Comment by buttercup — September 29, 2006 @ 4:06 pm |Reply

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