Friday, April 18, 2008

Some kinda random stuff

A couple of decent party ideas yesterday, although most of you were noticeably silent!!!

Atlantic City is probably a no-go...not worth the drive to get there. It takes less time to fly to Vegas and to be honest, the whole place is kinda skeevy. New York is definitely a possibility. My only concern is that we probably aren't going until late June, and the city is notoriously empty on weekends in the summer. But that might actually be a good thing. Also, if we go we will be out until 4:00 am every night and that probably means leaving Munchkin home.

The weekend is here, yay! And the weather forecast has improved to now call for a pretty decent Saturday. I have nothing really exciting planned...Munchkin's friend is coming home with her tonight and staying until Sunday. They are both huge baseball fans, so I was thinking of maybe taking them over towards Fenway to grab some dinner and watch the game (the bars get really empty during the game and the kids can be in there then. Before and after the games are a madhouse).

By the way...on a little Boston tangent...is there any place with a less clear vision of itself than Game On? By all accounts, it should be a casual sports bar. It is basically in Fenway Park, only gets busy on the days of Red Sox games and has tons of TV's all over the place. Because of that, people are usually dressed in jeans or shorts, baseball hats, etc. In other words...VERY casual. But then randomly at like 10:00, just as the after-game crowd descends, it tries to become a trendy dance club. It's like being in an Applebee's and then suddenly having a rave turn up. (Note: Ally loves Applebee's! I swear...) Am I missing something?

Anyway. Is The Office much darker since it came back last week? The Jan/Michael thing was really weird and kinda creepy, and his dating efforts were very sad last night. Same with Kevin's story about his fiance leaving him...really much darker than the show usually is. Is Rickey Gervais involved in this at all? The last episode of Extras was very much of the same kind of theme...

How about the earthquake in Illinois? Seriously...that place has gone to pot since I left! BFFg says she got woken up from the shaking. Also, on an unrelated note, she has another date with the as-yet-unamed boy that I set her up with. If this one goes well, I will really have to give him a name soon.

Munchkin and I are headed out there soon, and then she is going out there for at least a week this summer to spend some time with her brother. Tinkerbelle may come and spend a week here, which would be like my favorite thing ever! Maybe I could swap sisters for a week...lol. Nah, they would wanna hang out together:-) I know that Munchkin would love to bring her to school with her one day, but that will have to wait until at least next year.

Speaking of which...Munchkin only has five weeks of school left! Where the hell did this year go? Anyone remember what happened on her first day of school? I do...that actually seems like a very long time ago, so maybe the year didn't go as fast as I thought it did.

Other than that, I have nothing else for you today. Should be a nice, relaxing weekend full of parenting... hope everyone else enjoys theirs, too.

9 comments:

Lpeg said...

This year has absolutely flown by! I don't have any suggestions for SHR's party, although Mohegan Sun - if you feel like gambling? Aside from that, what about a big spa day? Then find a place where you can go out in the evening.

Have a good weekend, and enjoy our finally warm weather!!

Jenica said...

I positively love the new Office episodes. The first season was the same way, hilarious mixed with gut wrenching so you never know if you should laugh or cry.

A-Ron said...

For Ally, that would mean the Applebee's suddenly turned into a Pearl Jam concert!

Rachel said...

I can't really get into The Office...I just don't know if I really like it. Have fun this weekend...We are going to a Braves game.

Ally said...

Ha ha. You know good and well that I do NOT care for Applebees....unless of course, it is going to host a Pearl Jam concert--in which case, please pass the pre-made/frozen fried cheese sticks.

I totally felt the earthquake. I thought fierce winds were blowing the house down or something in my sleepiness. Scary!

Jenn said...

I am like the only person in Chicago who didn't feel the earthquake. Damnit.

Christi said...

I couldn't agree more about the Office although, I agree with Danica that to me it's part of the draw! It's hysterical yet almost uncomfortable to watch. It makes it seem more real =)

A said...

We can share the Best Sister Ever title. You probably deserve it a tad more than I do, anyway. ;)

Ys said...

since being out of the school-routine I find the children round here are always on holiday or else finishing yet another school year. school never went by so fast when I went ;)

just out of interest, do you find it harder having munchkin in school or out for holidays?