Interstellar Adventures

November 17, 2006

Kee Triller

Filed under: Brain Farts — by InterstellarLass @ 11:18 am

Yeah, I’m pretty sure “It’s hard getting my tongue to work that way.” was my quote last weekend. It seems I need to work on my inunciation. Is it a symptom of something when your tongue gets lazy? I mean something other than being drunk, which I’m not. At least not at this moment.

I think I’ve lost sharpness. Like my vertical hold is off or something. My mind is no longer clear. I don’t remember things. If it didn’t happen in the last 24 hours, it’s gone.

I smell pencil shavings. But there are no pencils around. Last week I smelled fish outside. Other strange smells have been doing a hit-and-run on my senses lately.

Maybe I have a tumor.

October 30, 2006

Witty Post Title Goes Here, Right?

Filed under: Brain Farts,Elle & Zed,Family & Friends,Interstellar Casa — by InterstellarLass @ 9:59 am

I have been having a horrible time getting a post out. Nothing is coming to me. I don’t know what the problem is. A sort of mental constipation perhaps. I try to think and all that comes out is some sort of Tasmanian Devil speak. Urk, splak, blee, squa, phhbbb, blee, urk!

Nick was out of town the whole weekend. I missed him. Mushy mushy and all that stuff.

Elle’s team had a great win over the weekend. They beat their opponents 6-0. Elle had an assist and an almost.

All of my friends had plans over the weekend, so I did a teeny bit house work and took long naps. Oh, and I finished the Sunday crossword. I haven’t done that in a while. Not the NYTimes Sunday Crossword. I don’t think I’ve ever finished one of those, or even got more than a handful of clues for that matter.

I bought the kids some new cool-weather clothes from JCPenney. They were having a pretty good sale.

I bought the tile for both bathroom floors. This weekend, in addition to my mom’s birthday party, Nick’s brother is coming up, and he’s going to help us demo our shower stall. While showering on Friday morning, I reached down to touch a tile that didn’t look right. It fell off the wall. Nice. There are a few more that look like they are on their last leg. An all new shower stall will be mandatory I think. The fun of home ownership!

Update: I also forgot to mention that I have a zit on my chin the size of the Lone Star, and just as bright (red). People must duck as I talk, lest the Lone Star poke them in the eye. AND it’s a bad hair day, made worse by the North Wind blowing cold air this way. The only saving grace? My news shoes (also purchased at Penney’s) that make my need for a pedicure horribly evident.

October 18, 2006

Stuck Again

Filed under: Brain Farts,Elle & Zed — by InterstellarLass @ 8:36 am

I find myself blocked. I keep hoping for something to bubble to the top, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. Actually, that’s not true. I have a post in mind. It’s been on my mind for over a week now. But it’s very personal to me and I don’t know that I can post it. I’m afraid of all the emotions I’ll go through in posting it. Nick is having some rambling thoughts too.

So, to fill up space:

Zed and I worked on percentages last night. Most of what he missed on his tests that he was making up happened to relate to percentages. The other stuff was just mistakes due to sloppy work. After we’d worked on percentages for 45 minutes, we had dinner, then worked on them for another 45 minutes. When it was all done, I asked if how I taught it was how his teacher taught it. He said no. And I can’t really get a handle on how they’re being taught, because he has no text book. They have workbooks at school, but there is no text book for him to bring home. This is bothersome to me. I think more and more schools are going to workbooks/worksheets/one set of texts that stay at school. How are kids supposed to study? Correct me if I’m wrong, because I suck at math, but figuring a percent of something (say 6 of 18 balloons are red, what percentage are red?)  is (x/y)*100=z%. So (6/18)*100=33% (using rounding).

The results from Elle’s 1K race last Saturday finally became available. There was some major snafu with the 5K timing that held it all up. Elle got 4th in her age group and 20th overall. Good girl!

OK, and this is just DUMB. It drives me crazy when people ban things just to prevent even the possibility of someone getting a bump or a bruise. Next thing you know, people will be wrapping their children in bubble wrap. Just moronic. And on the exclusionary thing – that’s life. People are excluded for one reason or another. It happens. In the work-place, in college, in real life. It pisses me off that schools are trying to create an imaginary world where stuff doesn’t happen. And then later on when it does, the kid is going to get a rude awakening. Learn to take the good with the bad. You’re going to have to eventually.

October 13, 2006

Can I call in sick if I’m already at work?

Filed under: Brain Farts,Elle & Zed,Family & Friends — by InterstellarLass @ 8:41 am

No? I didn’t think so. It’s such a damn gorgeous day outside. I got to work a little late, and the parking lot is half empty. I think I feel a cold coming on…*cough cough*.

Zed was sick yesterday. He has an upper respiratory infection. Poor thing. He had a pretty high fever too. Chills and everthing. At one point he was even talking in his sleep.

Tomorrow Elle is going to run her first 1K. In translation, it’s 0.621371192 miles. Zed was supposed to run too, but since he’s been sick, I don’t know if he will. I don’t want him getting sicker, especially since it’s respiratory.

We close on the house a week from today. I’m getting more and more excited!

One of my friends did the nicest thing yesterday. I’d told her all about Zed’s great report card and how he’s doing really well in school and with being responsible for himself and everything. Her job was having a charity fund-raiser, and she bid on an item. It was a stand-up cutout of Superman from the new movie. It’s of Superman flying. And she won it, and she gave it to Zed yesterday. We’re going to have to hang it on his ceiling, which is OK, because he’s flying! Thank you Steph! You are such a wonderful friend!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and great weather wherever you are! I mean except in Buffalo. Did you read about the record snowfall? I wish them lots of hot chocolate and cozy fires. The weekend here will be mostly sunny with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 50’s/60’s.

September 13, 2006

Um? Hello? Anyone in there?

Filed under: Brain Farts,Funnies,Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 12:54 pm

This morning I woke up about an hour and a half before I usually do. I was going to make a foray (again) to the DMV. I was going to get there before they opened at 7 a.m. and be waiting for the doors to unlock. This was a good plan. I got there at 6:40 a.m. The only problem is about twenty other people had better plans, as they were already in line outside the DMV. Poop.

On the way there I had stopped to get a Starbucks and a paper. You know, amuse myself and wake up while standing in line.

Drive Thru Speaker: Good Morning! Welcome to Starbucks. May I take your order?
She was entirely too chirpy for her own good.
Me: Yes please, I’d like a venti non-fat latte and a Dallas Morning News.
Drive Thru Speaker: That’s a venti non-fat latte and a Dallas Morning News. Can I get you a blueberry muffin or a coffee cake this morning?
Me: No, that will be all thank you.
Drive Thru Speaker: Very well, I’ll have your total at the window.
I pull forward and around the driveway.
Drive Thru Guy: Your total is $4.23.
I hand Drive Thru Guy my credit card and he hands me my paper.
Drive Thru Guy: Do you need your receipt?
Me: Yes please.
Drive Thru Guy hands me my receipt and my latte.
Drive Thru Guy: Have a nice day.
Me: Thanks. You too.
I put my coffee in my cup holder.
I sit. After a few moments:
Drive Thru Guy: Did I miss something?
Me: No that’s everything.
And I sit. After a few more moments:
Drive Thru Guy: Did I get everything?
Me: Yes, I’m fine.
Drive Thru Guy stares at me. I stare back at him. I look at my coffee. I look at my paper.
Me: Oh, I guess I need to go!

I drove off, very embarassed. I am not a morning person.

P.S. If you got a sec, go see Cara and wish her a Bappy Hurpday!

August 11, 2006

#1 Search Terms

Filed under: Brain Farts,Funnies — by InterstellarLass @ 7:36 am

First off, congrats to the Power G**glers that figured out that Team America: World Police is the movie other than a Star Trek film that uses Qapla. Nick made me watch it. It was awful. Interestingly enough, or not, the night after I posed this bit of trivia, I was watching Southpark, and it was used again…this time by a cuckoo-for-coco-puffs Mel Gibson running around in his underwear and shouting “Qapla! Qapla! Qapla!”. It premiered before recent incidents as well…funny!

We all have stat counters, and we all watch our hits go up, and we all wonder how people get to our site. I’ve had some funny ones, but unlike Lucinda (or Lindsay, whichever you prefer, she still rocks) I’m not creative enough to come up with a really juicy snark on people. Plus it would look like I’m totally stealing one of her segments. I am not a thief! But I was noticing I’m getting a lot of hits from search terms, and so I G**gled them to see where I fell in ranking. The following search terms resulted in me being the #1 hit.

  • Workout Divas – I snark on these two ladies at the gym just one time, and look!
  • + “i love pantyhose” =blog – Great. Now the fetish people have me in their crosshairs.
  • teen baby sister – Uh. I’m not sure if this is good or bad.
  • “dr pain” blog – Again with the fetish. I really must find a new nickname for him.
  • wild west relay pictures – Your one-stop-shop for all the greatness that is the Wild West Relay. Next year, next year.
  • autumn equinox 15k – Maybe the race directors should advertise with me. Give me money!
  • why leg goes numb when running – Well, if I have to have a sciatic nerve issue, at least it’s getting me hits.
  • “interstellar lass” – Gasp! People are actually looking for little ‘ol me?!? Shocking!
  • “funny menu names” – Well, who doesn’t want a chuckle over dinner? Good way to break the ice on a first date.
  • dancing naked in the moonlight – Doesn’t everyone?
  • ta daaaa – A dramatic exclamation never felt so good!
  • “lacy pink bra” – I don’t own one!

So there you go. I’m sure there are more, and there were a few I was too scared to search. Naked mechanical bull riding? Uh no. Thanks. Actually…on second thought…

May 4, 2006

You know it’s time to go home when…

Filed under: Brain Farts — by InterstellarLass @ 9:44 am

You attempt to open the building door only to find that it’s locked. You tug again. Nope, still locked. You tug a third time, thoroughly confused as to why the heck the door won’t open. Then you realize…

You didn’t buzz your badge.

In the mean time, here’s a picture of a cute little squirrel.

And, here are my newly planted beds. As soon as I see a peek of green, I’ll let you know.

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