Quite Pink

Tonight we were at the City Theatre Downtown for the riveting musical Pinkalicious.  If you don’t know what this is, it’s a book series about a girl who likes pink.  Yeah, that’s kind of a generalization, but really that’s what it was about.  Claire loves the books and Luke does too, so it was totally fine that he was one of probably three boys at this thing.  It was pretty cute and being on such a small stage made it a really good fit.  Everyone liked it and afterwards we went to the Town Pump for dinner.

And that….was interesting.  Even though there wasn’t a sporting event in the city tonight I expected this place to be a bit busier, especially since it has been around for a little while and is in a pretty good location.  Yeah, we were basically the only people in the place that were actually eating.  It took almost forever for someone to come by the table too, but once the waitress came by things were fairly normal and food was good too.

Luke loves being in the “big city” so he was totally fine.  Claire didn’t want to eat there and was getting anxious, probably because she was tired and hungry.  Somehow we made it through dinner rather painlessly.  Both of them zonked out quickly on the way home, got a little bratty after they woke up and then we shoveled them into bed.

Blaire made a brief appearance, but we quickly shoveled her into bed too.

High Tech Monitoring

As you already know, Santa Claus maintains a list of who is naughty and who is nice.  And as you also already know, I am firmly entrenched on the “nice” list.  But don’t you wonder how Santa creepily watches you constantly?  Of course, and this question is easily answered by a four-year-old.

“Santa has a lot of video cameras!”  -Luke

So there you go.  Santa is currently watching your every move via wireless video cameras.  HE SEES EVERYTHING.  EVERYTHING.

Remember that legal battle between our subdivision and the other subdivision and the stupidness about how our deeds said we were in the association and they maintained we weren’t and had a legal opinion drafted that said we weren’t but they were open to us joining but we’d have to sue them and then they actually fought the court case because they really didn’t want us in?  Yeah, well the judge ruled in our favor.  Hooray!  Depending on when that officially takes effect, roads and common areas must now be maintained the same across all subdivisions.  So we’ll see how all that goes down, I’m sure there will be some drama, so I’m anxious for that.

Santa was watching that too……


Well, Why Not?

Since it is still the middle of November it makes complete sense that it was winter-like snow and temperatures today.  Man, this global warming thing is just brutal!  So with a bunch of snow to play in, the kids immediately went outside after school to the backyard to enjoy the first real snowfall of the season.  With all that snow, chilly temperatures and blistering wind…yeah, they didn’t really much care about that.

I don’t really remember how much I played outside in the winter.  Basketball was really my thing back in the day and I do remember shoveling and playing basketball.  I also remember building some snow forts toward the end of the driveway where the snow would pile up….and…..that’s about it.  Maybe my winter childhood was way more fun than I thought.  Who knows.  I definitely don’t remember sledding or anything like that.  Meh, who cares really.  I’ll just re-live my childhood by watching the kids play outside…

…while I’m inside, of course.

A Wacky Day

For your average Wednesday, two very unusual things happened today.  And no, this was even more strange than someone sabotaging the bathrooms.

First, I shoveled snow today.  While shoveling snow isn’t that unusual, it is a bit unusual to be shoveling this much this early, you know, because we’re still like over three weeks from the actual start of winter!  I don’t mind snow, but I don’t need it this early.  Hey, but at least we’re not Buffalo!

The second unusual thing is absolutely mind-blowing.  It is likely something that I will never see again and so bizarre that I don’t think I’d seen it previously in probably 15-20 years.  Your experience may vary, however, today, on November 19, 2014…..I bought something from BMart (that store starts with a “K”, by the way).

YEAH, I KNOW.  Isn’t that crazy?  I cannot remember the last time I bought something from there.  And there’s nothing wrong with BMart, there just isn’t one on the way to anywhere (except by the daycare, but usually I’m trying to just get to work or get home), and with Barget stores all over the place BMart is way inconvenient.

Anyway, we bought a much-needed Christmas tree there.  Twice actually.  Sort of.  I tried to buy it last night but when I was checking out the website froze with a spinning wheel that was just mocking me.  I wouldn’t dare press the button again, so I waited until the following morning to see if the order actually went through.  It didn’t, so I re-did my order and when I finally made it to the checkout, the tree was $25 cheaper!  Hooray!

And that ends what could be my last experience with BMart.  Things aren’t looking good for the company, although, you have to admire a company that can emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, raise enough capital to acquire a company in Bears that was definitely trending downward, and then proceed to drive both companies into the ground.  That’s not easy to do!

Well, maybe it is…

Back In High School

I cannot explain what I’m about to write.  Friday evening after I left work someone plugged all three urinals in the men’s bathroom, somehow got them to flush continuously, flooded both the men’s and women’s bathrooms reaching out into the hallway and into the first row of cubicles, and down to the 3rd floor bathrooms below.  The maintenance people one of my colleagues talk to off and on told her this.  Ok…

…but this isn’t the first time the bathrooms have been flooded like this.  Last year a similar thing happened but I think it was the toilets instead.  That time it reached all the way into the 2nd floor bathrooms.  And that time, the maintenance people one of my colleagues talk to off and on told her this.  Hmmm….

If I put my detective hat on I have to say that the maintenance people are my first suspicion.  On both occasions my colleague didn’t ask them what happened, they just told her during a smoke break.  Of all the people I see on my floor I can’t think of anyone that would intentionally do that.  And I don’t think any of those people would know how to rig the flushers to flush continuously on their own.  I suppose it is possible, but that sure seems like a maintenance function to me.  But either way, who would do that?

It wasn’t me, I swear.