Monday, July 12, 2010

odds and ends.

Sometimes I don't blog for a while, not because I don't have anything to say, but because I have too much to say. Since I usually write my posts like short little essays with clear beginnings and middles and ends and some "the moral of the story is..." shenanigans, I hesitate to dump prose soup on you guys when my thoughts are a jumble. But then I look up and it's been a week and a half since I last blogged and there's people who literally check in with me if I don't post stuff because somehow they're worried I've gone off the deep end or had a mental breakdown.

Apparently the only week I'm allowed to disappear off the face of the planet is when Discovery Channel has Shark Week, because Shark Week is like, the coolest thing ever so it's okay to be glued to the TV.

My July 4th weekend was lovely. Benni's birthday is July 4th so we made one big birthday weekend out of it, which included a day of adventuring on July 3rd to the Santa Monica Pier and a ride on the big Ferris Wheel that overlooks the sparkling blue Pacific; playing around on Santa Monica's famous Muscle Beach; taking in lunch at a cute little cafe that's getting a lot of press called Huckleberry (if you go, try the marinated peppers and burrata sandwich - I almost died out of happiness); and then I forced Benni to start watching the Harry Potter movies because I saw the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and I died and went to nerd heaven.

On July 4th we bbq'd and played Lego Rockband in the afternoon (I know, did your brain just explode from Awesome as well? Rockband + Legos?!) and then headed over to the CBS studios, which are opened up to the public for the holiday, to watch a great fireworks show over the LA "River" and eat unnatural amounts of kettle-corn.

On Monday we rested and watched two more Harry Potter films. I am officially an enabler.

Not much else is new. Drama comes and goes, as do challenges and the ups and downs life brings with them. I'll blog about that when I feel like talking about it, I suppose. For now my head is kind of quiet in its busy-ness, if that makes any sense. There doesn't seem to be much to talk about even though there's always a lot going on.

I should also probably officially report that I have decided that I like this Benni guy and so we are moving in together in September. And do you know how to tell when you're moving in with a New Yorker, besides the fact that you're fairly sure the front door will always be locked and your normally very sweet and friendly boyfriend will refuse to make eye contact with any of your new neighbors for fear of building a relationship with them that later bites him in the ass?

This is how:

Benni: "Hey, when we find an apartment, can we look for one that has a backyard?"

Me: "Sure."

Benni: "And if we're really lucky, maybe our backyard will have a guacamole tree!"

Me: "A...guacamole tree? Don't you mean an..."


Yup. He's a New Yorker all right.


Anonymous said...

tremendous news!! good luck with all that!

maggisaar said...

You gotta listen to the sage advice of Tracy Jordan and 30 Rock.

Live every week like it's Shark Week.

(And WORD on the nerd death that is HP7 Trailer. I get chills every time I watch it.)

Robin said...

That is so cute... a guacomole tree. I am still laughing. Sounds like someone needs teach someone how to make guacomole. In the south we say things like, "Bless his heart," when men say things like that. So, bless his heart. That's just precious.

Jo said...

Gotta love New Yorkers!! (I have one, too.)

By the by, I love blogging, but sometimes I get busy living....and then too much living has gone on between blog posts....and I don't know what part of that living to write about and how to make sense of it.... In other words, I hear you!

Have a great week!! :)

drollgirl said...

glad you are ok!!!

and very happy to hear that you guys are shacking up!

i want a guacamole tree, too! ;)

Lira Kellerman said...

I have a guacamole tree. It's right next to my apple pie bushes.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I miss you when you don't post-

Are you going to have to root for the Yankee's now?

Glad you are happy!

Scarlet-O said...

Ah! I love it. Good for you, moving in is a big deal but a good thing too.

And so true about the New Yorkers- I picked up a couple of those habits, front door always locked, wary of relationships with the neighbors, but not enough to stick... thank god for my neighbors!

haha I just noticed your URL is particpationmayvaryLA. haha. nice. so. if nothing else, we got fair warning.


Avo said...

In many ways being a new yorker sounds like being from any major city. : j
Except the Guac tree of course, though naturally he meant an avocado. They're nice to have if you live in the right climate for them. : j

Purple Cow said...

Benni doesn't sound too bright. Are you sure you wanna move in with him?


Ida/FarEastLogbook said...

A guacamole tree...hahaha! He probably doesn't want to hear this, being a guy and all, but that's so cute!!

Elisabeth said...

Congratulations on your coupledom.

By the way, I really like 'prose soup', the chunkier the better.

Marion said...

Sounds like you've been out having waaay too much fun. ;-) Congrats on the new roommate situation, I think, I hope. You made me laugh out loud about the guacamole. That Benni sounds like a keeper to me. Love & Blessings! xoxo

Gwen said...

We watched Harry Potter all weekend long!!! I can't wait for part 1 to open. Too bad we don't live in the same area or else I would totally buy popcorn if you bought the drinks. :) XOXO

Bathwater said...

Some how 7 books turned into 8 movies, I think they should have started considering that process awhile ago the last book seems to me the easiest to trim.

I made guacamole for the first time this year after unsuccessfully trying to find it in the grocery store.

I like hearing bites and pieces just as much as your well thought out moral lessons.

Eric W. Trant said...

Guac tree, how funny. Avocados & guac dip are a staple at our house, but we're in Texas where Tex-Mex is king. My wife is awesome in many ways, not the least of which is this: She likes it spicey!

Leggo Rock Band, eh. Haven't heard of it. My boy probably has, though. His mom has Rock Band over at her place. I'm sure it's on his list at her house. He's a Legomaniac.

- Eric

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! :D :D :D

New York, New York, I miss you!

Barbara said...

Well, you can count me as a Harry Potter nerd too and I'm OLD!
And a True Blood nerd.

(What the hell is shark week?)

Ummm, are you giving Benni a second thought after the guacamole tree comment? (Bless his heart.)

Okie said...

lol...good luck with the guac tree. I've had avocado plants that I've then made some good guac from, but it would be great to have a tree that just spit out the gooey goodness. :)

Lydia Kang said...

Shark week is a big deal at my house too, I have a budding marine biologist kiddo at my house.

Having lived in NY, I can say that there are no such thing as NY guacamole trees. There are, however, bagel trees.

They live at H&H bagels and nearly every corner shop. Sweaty men will pluck them off the tree for you and put them in a brown paper bag for a small price.

Heather Taylor said...

Benni sounds like a sweetie! I'm excited for the two of you to be moving in together. And that Harry Potter trailer, oh yes. I'm going to cry so much during those last two movies! I choke up during the trailer so much already.

g. fox said...

Hey some of us New Yorkers know the secrets of avocado, but it's charming all the same.


Deech said...

Well I guess congrats are in order. Just make sure you don't yell at him for leaving the water running while he is brushing his teeth!

And yeah, I am with you...Shark Week rocks the house!

Radical Bradacal said...

Uhm, okay Uber Nerd ... have you even made it past Book 2 yet?? HMMMMMMM??? That's what I thought. :P

Maggie May said...

is it shark week? Lola loves sharks! seh just went to Sea World camp for a week and learned more- the hammerhead shark is her favorite.

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