Interstellar Adventures

February 1, 2007

Thursday Thirteen, ed. xxiii

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 10:26 am

Thirteen Thoughts from InterstellarLass

1. I’m starting to feel like a Superbowl. XXIII. The 49’ers won that year I think.

2. I think I must have a funky shaped-head or something. Goody has these things called ‘Stay Put’ bands. They’re supposed to be great for working out and ‘will stay secure no matter what you do’. I bought the Flat Headbands, and I put them on, and then they zing right off the back of my head. I also tried a Striped Silk Headband that has an elastic connector around the bottom. Also won’t stay on my head. Is there a trick to it? Am I doing something wrong? Am I deformed?

3. I’m having a bad hair day. I worked out last night, then went home and showered and dried my hair before Nick and I went to dinner. Usually my hair would look fine the next day with a little brushing and a little leave-in conditioner. Not today.

4. Scenario: A Woman has a meeting with a Person about an opportunity. Woman leaves with very positive feeling. Later, after shower and dinner, Woman and Husband go to book store to read and knit. While looking for good spot to sit, Woman encounters Person she met with earlier in the day. Woman has on no makeup, bad hairdo, slouchy clothes and a huge zit on her chin. Woman introduces Person to Husband. Person informs Woman everything is moving forward in regards to opportunity. Woman is happy yet mortified at appearance. Awkwardness ensues.

5. I also think I’m dehydrated. I’m working on a 24oz bottle of Ozarka right now to hopefully rememdy that issue.

6. Last night I started knitting again. The Cigar gloves I’m working on for Nick. I have projects I need to get d.o.n.e.

7. My mom also wants another pair of the Fetching gloves I made her for Christmas. The first pair were in chocolate brown. She wants a pair in black. And my sister wants a pair in blue.

8. I also have the yarn for this bolero for myself. And the Mabel dress for a friend’s baby. That book has so many lovely things to knit for babies. Anyone have an extra pair of hands I can borrow?

9. Zed got all his progress reports home this week. He’s doing very well. All A’s!

10. Elle is doing well also. Our school doesn’t give ‘grades’ for kids until they’re in 3rd grade, but she’s doing much better now with her glasses. Her reading and writing test scores have improved dramatically, and her math scores have come up too. She is in math tutoring to boost her scores some more. I’m very proud of how hard she’s working.

11. I learned of Elle’s progress from a parent/teacher conference I had two weeks ago with her teacher. I attend all requested conferences, and have requested several extra conferences for both of my kids. But I think this is just dumb. A bill is before the Texas congress to fine parents that do not attend parent/teacher conferences. Don’t get me wrong. I think parents should take an active stance in their child’s education. And it’s awful that people pass their kids off to the school and expect the school to do all the work. But I don’t think a Class C misdemenor and a $500 fine is in order. Making a parent a criminal is going to increase their involvment in their child’s schooling? I think not. This solution is impractical from an administrative standpoint and puts an even larger burden on courts, teachers, schools, and state financing. Back to the drawing board.

12. Tomorrow night my friends and I are having a ‘slumber party’ for two of my friends’ birtdays. Yes. A slumber party. Nick raised his eyebrows when I informed him. Go ahead guys. Imagine it. Girls in skimpy pajamas, having pillowfights, giggling and jumping on the bed. *BOOM* That was reality smacking you upside the head. Sorry, doesn’t happen. We’ll go to a happy hour, hang out in the hot tub, watch chick-flicks and snack ourselves silly.

13. Happiness is a pulled pork sandwich and bbq sauce with a side of really good potato salad. Don’t you think?

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24 Comments »

  1. dont worry about the scenario. I am sure “Person” doesnt look all sparkly and shiny all the time either.

    and you just gotta love Texas

    Comment by Sparky Duck — February 1, 2007 @ 10:48 am |Reply

  2. I don’t have much luck with headbands either.. lol Thanks for stopping by my TT 🙂

    Comment by Charlotte — February 1, 2007 @ 10:59 am |Reply

  3. Head bands don’t work for me either I head straight for the scrunchies. I’m jealous, I can’t knit, that’s an awesome talent! Happy TT!

    Comment by Trina — February 1, 2007 @ 12:12 pm |Reply

  4. OH that sounds like a fun sleepover!

    Comment by Starrlight — February 1, 2007 @ 12:19 pm |Reply

  5. OK, yeah, those little skinny elastic-y headbands that look so cute on other people? They fly off the back of my head too. Hmph.

    And I always look my grossest when I run into people I know out. It is inevitable.

    Comment by Sarah — February 1, 2007 @ 12:25 pm |Reply

  6. pulled pork? Ah no, happiness is waking up on a Saturday morning and realizing it’s a Saturday morning and then going back to sleep because you have no where to be.

    Comment by Indigo — February 1, 2007 @ 12:26 pm |Reply

  7. I look like a pinhead in headbands so I don’t wear them. Pulled pork? Ewh. But I do like bbq sauce. That’s so cute that you went to the bookstore to knit and read! I’m going to try to drop by the knitting store tonight and get started on my baby blanket for Bean’s soon-to-be-baby. Don’t worry about Person. I’m sure they love you.

    Comment by buttercup — February 1, 2007 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  8. Everyone’s talking yummies today! I better head to the grocery! As for the headbands I think you might have to break down and intitiate super glue headband protocols 🙂 I love the random/train of thought TT’s as many know – thanks for a great read! Happy TT!

    Comment by Susan — February 1, 2007 @ 1:44 pm |Reply

  9. I so agree with number 13. And when I hear about that law fining parents I have to think of the parents who try and show up to this things but are unable to because maybe they work two jobs with rigid schedules. They should not have to pay because they are trying to make a living. I think it’s sad. Of course, if you are a parent with a flexible schedule you have no excuse!

    Comment by Jolynn — February 1, 2007 @ 3:15 pm |Reply

  10. OMG! I can just see it. I bet the other Person did not even notice.

    Fining parents for not going to conferences? Don;t we have real things to worry about. Jeez. ANd, what about those parents who are working 2 and 3 jobs just to make ends meet?

    You are the Knitting Queen!

    Comment by Nancy — February 1, 2007 @ 3:39 pm |Reply

  11. So I’m not the only headband challenged? I feel much better now!

    Yay to Elle and Zed! I remember hearing something about making it a crime for parents who don’t attend parent teacher conferences. What is next?!?

    Aw, man, I wanna go to a slumber party! Heck, I live with 4 males – I NEED a slumber party! Have fun!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — February 1, 2007 @ 5:20 pm |Reply

  12. Count me among the Texans who DON’T think it’s a good idea to fine parents for missing parent-teacher conferences. Other than making some money for the State of Texas, I fail to see how that will accomplish the desired objective of getting parents involved.

    Happy TT!

    Comment by Lisa — February 1, 2007 @ 5:45 pm |Reply

  13. I see, ALL men have that silly notion we’re all living in the Playboy mansion and act like retarded, brainless dodo’s ultimately ending in some sexcapade. OK, maybe the first part is correct.

    Lovely knitting things…I should learn.

    Yay for the kids and their grades!! Have a great weekend!!

    Comment by carnealian — February 1, 2007 @ 7:01 pm |Reply

  14. It’s always good to run into another southern girl! You gotta’ love the snow. So the sleepover sounds like a blast. My best friend got married last year, and all of the bridesmaids crashed at my house after going out to dinner the Thursday before the wedding. I hadn’t had so much fun in forever – there is nothing like giggling all night with girlfriends. Happy Thursday!

    Comment by Christie Lambert — February 1, 2007 @ 7:53 pm |Reply

  15. i’ve never had a pulled pork sandwich, but yeah, it actually does sound good.
    we found out my son needed glasses when he was in grade 8, he was really struggling in school and his marks were slipping, turns out, he couldn’t see the board. can’t learn if you can’t see.

    Comment by bettersafethansorry — February 1, 2007 @ 9:30 pm |Reply

  16. Fining and criminalising parents for non-attendance sounds like a terrible idea to me.

    As for #1, I remember reading(horse magazine regarding fitting helmets, I don’t just read about head shapes *g*) somewhere that Scottish and Irish women have differently shaped heads, so maybe it you have some Celtic ancestry 🙂

    Comment by Fence — February 2, 2007 @ 5:26 am |Reply

  17. Yeah, headbands don’t like me, either. I have to stick to rubber bands.

    Comment by Gypsy — February 2, 2007 @ 8:23 am |Reply

  18. Superbowl…what’s that? Some breakfast cereal, right?

    Comment by creative-type dad — February 2, 2007 @ 12:22 pm |Reply

  19. I’m gonna go with the deformed head theory, but expand it. Your head was normal shaped until you met Nick, at which case your headboard has done some rather interesting skull reshaping 🙂

    Comment by coyotemike — February 2, 2007 @ 12:43 pm |Reply

  20. I can’t wear headbands either. I look like a dork in ’em. I see women at the gym wearing them, why do they always look cool?

    The fine for the parents is too steep. I doubt a lot of parents can even afford that. And a misdemeanor? I’m all for getting the parents in the classroom, but those measures are too extreme.

    As an aside, my daughter once had a chorus teacher who would give the kids an F if their parents didn’t fullfill their volunteer duties in the classroom. $#%@@. I never did think that penalizing the child because of the actions of the parent was a healthy situation for a family oriented school.

    y’all have a blast at the slumber party! Tell Nick to go smoke a cigar! LOl

    Comment by Laura — February 2, 2007 @ 12:54 pm |Reply

  21. pulled pork… now why can’t the legislature do something about making sure there is pulled pork on everyone’s table once a week… that’d sure be useful! 🙂

    Comment by Uisce — February 2, 2007 @ 1:57 pm |Reply

  22. I have the same problem with headband, Lass. I think, like many types of clothing – it depends on ‘model’ they use for it. Like some jeans can accomodate my big butt, where other brands (same size mind you)won’t. In the case of the headbands maybe their model had a small head, a round head, or a head not shaped like yours. You might be better off making your own. You could probably knit one that would work much better than one you could buy.
    WC

    Comment by writerchick — February 4, 2007 @ 1:07 pm |Reply

  23. what the heck is up with the headbands? They go flying off the back of my head as soon as I turn my head. Driving me crazy.

    Comment by Kristen — February 4, 2007 @ 4:58 pm |Reply

  24. You must lead a very exciting life! Hope your opportunity works out, despite ensuing awkwardness.

    Comment by Babystepper — February 8, 2007 @ 9:31 am |Reply


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