5 star day

I went out for Indo-Chinese food on Tuesday and got a fortune cookie at the end of the meal which I pocketed.  I opened it the next day around noon.  The fortune: “Tomorrow will be a five star day for you! Enjoy!”

This brings up an dilemma.  Was yesterday supposed to be the five star day, or today?  If it was yesterday, well, then apparently fate’s definition of a five star day and mine are completely different.  That’s because yesterday was a completely overwhelming day of wow I have more to do than one human can possibly do… which doesn’t really end when the sun goes down, so that’s bound to be today as well.  But, if the fortune is correct, then I’ve got something to look forward to… doubtful, but something has gotta shine the light at the end of the work day.  For me, that’s going out with friends for a drink tonight.  I can settle for that being a my current definition of a 5 star day.

Speaking of definitions:  I defined a word.  familificating.  It’s what I did last weekend hanging out with my parents: “the act of chillaxing with your family.”  I originally thought it would be a googlewhack… but I didn’t realize the definition was “two words that return a single result”.  It’s a fun game to play if you have the time.  Apparently due to my creative spelling or complete unusefulness of the word, familificating only returns a single result on google.

Pat, Kevin & Mike @ Dinner in Seattle

Speaking of family: mine is awesome.  I had a great time with my parents… the best part of the weekend was, of course, spending time with them.  But the highlight was that they got to meet my closest friends here in town. Oh, and going to see Mamma Mia!was absolutely super.  The show was amazing.  How can you not love 2 hours of ABBA?!  I was really impressed with the creativity of the set design (two movable walls that were mechanically moved between scenes… each new arraignment made for a new affect and a new location, very well done) and the cast did a super job.  It made me wonder, walking away, was I supposed to be more attracted to the mother or the daughter?? Because, damn, it was a hard call!  I guess that’s how I know I’m getting old… when the 30-something actress playing the mom is hotter than the 20-something daughter.

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a page out of DD’s book

DD has made a believer out of me wrt pre-flight adult beverages.  More specifically, the fun that can be had meeting people in airport bars.

It’s not so much that drinking is required or even desirable before I get on an airplane; I’ve never been so much as tipsy on a flight. But today, after having no sleep, needing food, I bellied up to the bar and let the very entertaining Marge serve me food and a beer whilst waiting to get airborne. 

Marge is the kind of woman that instantly sizes you up and decides to give you shit because she knows you can take it, which is always fun.  So me, and the random couple en route to Key West, took the medicine that Marge doled out and did so with smiles.  The Key West Couple almost missed their flight, resulting in me having a free drink in my hand that they didn’t get the chance to even start…

Yes, it’s going to be a good flight.

Things I’ve done instead of packing…

I get distracted easily. Particularly when there’s work to be done.

Being who-I-am, and being on this crazy get-up-at-ass-crack-of-dawn sleep schedule that work/life has put me on, I’ve been up since 3am. Why? Because that’s when my alarm went off. Why? Because for some god-forsaken-reason that’s what time one of the two alarms was set for. Why? Um. I don’t actually know.

Oh, if you’re waiting for this to get interesting, you can go now. It’s not getting any better. Trust me.

So, I’ve been up for 2.5hrs screwing around… am I packed and ready to leave? No.

Oh, and why do I keep asking myself questions? Good question.

So, he’s what I’ve done with the last 2.5hrs:

  1. Install software on my new phone.
  2. Setup my GPS on said phone.
  3. Realize that I love my phone and stroke it lovingly, because that’s what the UI intends for you to do.
  4. Research the potential bugginess of my new phone, because you should never go into a new relationship blinded by looks (or touch, in this matter)
  5. Download new music for my trip.
  6. Charge my various and sundry devices.
  7. Make this list.

Good thing I can sleep on the plane