Give Me Five More Things to Do, Baby

Yay! A new meme to try out!

I was going to participate in Laura’s Menu Plan Monday because, I don’t know, it’s Fall and I think about cooking more when it’s cooler …

But then I saw this cute little meme and thought I would play along with this one this week …

So, hi Becca’s Buzz! I hope you have room for one more player!

This week? List five things you should do this week.

ONLY five? Uh oh … I’ll try to pare it down.

1. Get my haircut like Tina Fey.

I have a MAJOR girl crush on Tina Fey. LOVE that woman. So funny. So smart. So gorgeous! I watched Baby Mama on the treadmill last night (cute! But predictable) and I just fell in love with this woman’s hair. I could easily do the same thing with my hair – EASILY. In fact, we’re scheduled to have our family pictures taken this coming Sunday and I’m sick to death of my style-less hair. So, hopefully, by the time you read this, I’ll be at the salon getting it chopped, er, shaped up.

2. Work on my NaNoWriMo outline.

Seriously, I need to get on the ball here. It’s not that I don’t have an idea of what I’m going to write, I’m just savoring the moment, sort of like when you unwrap a piece of chocolate and you take a few moments to simply sniff it and appreciate it before popping it into your mouth. Oh wait, I don’t do that, but I COULD if I had the self control …

which I don’t. But let’s not talk about that little character flaw of mine right now. We’ll save that one for around the holidays. (I, uh, go a bit NUTS on the holiday goodies. *blush*)

3. Bug the ever-loving crap out of my husband for one of these ADORABLE babies.

What. You were expecting a picture of a cute animal or something? Pfft. Folks, you don’t know me very well. I get just as worked up over cute electronic gadgets as some people do over tiny dog clothes. It’s a sickness, I tell you!

I MUST HAVE ONE OF THESE MINI DELL 9’s!!!! I will have one. It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.

4. Design a new blog design for a friend of mine.

She’s the president of our city’s PTA organization and she would like me to design a new template for their blog WHICH she plans on showing off at the State’s National PTA Annual Convention in a few weeks. *gulp* This could mean a lot more blog/school business for me if I play my cards right.

No pressure!!

5. Write a short story to submit to Glimmer Train.

This is a literary magazine I’ve been wanting to submit to for like, forever. In fact, I heard an EXCELLENT story idea on the radio this morning and I think it might just fit in with the Glimmer Train readers. I’m really excited to write about it – and submit it.

Wow. I had so much fun doing this meme! I need something like this to keep me on track.

Oh, and if you need a little Monday pick-me-up (because Mondays suck, no?), then you MUST watch these videos. Truly, if these videos don’t melt your heart and bring a tender smile to your face, then you’re not human.

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Weekend Snapshot(s) – Marching Along

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We attended our first high school football game (since the husband and I were in high school that is) Friday night and we had a blast!

MK’s band class had a chance to march with the high school marching band. The kids had an option of showing up for extra credit and to my surprise, MK was ALL over it. He very eagerly wanted to join in so, join in we did.

I got a late start on Friday because I ate three (!!) donuts and felt so guilty that I forced myself to do a 40 minute Turbo Jam. By the time I got cleaned up and back from grocery shopping, it was after 5:00 and I was supposed to have MK at the stadium to meet his class at 6:05 – and we hadn’t eaten.

So, we raced to McDonald’s (ick) and the kids stuffed crap down their throats while I squinted at a map and tried to get us to our destination. They were supposed to meet at a skate park across the street from the stadium – I didn’t even know there WAS a skate park!

After dropping him off, GD and I met up with the husband and we walked to the entrance. It was going to cost us $4.00 a piece to get in, but I remembered I had paid an athletic fee when we ordered GD’s name tag (because I was hoping we would get around to attending some games), so he was able to get into the game for free (bonus!). We got comfortable (or as comfortable as we could be given the rock hard seats – must remember to buy stadium cushions!) and had a good time watching the dance girls and the cheerleaders warm up and do some cheers while we waited for the marching band to arrive.

(I think GD really enjoyed that part. *wink*)

Then, the high school marching band marched onto the field. I actually got a lump in my throat watching MK marching right along with them. It was also really impressive to see the high school kids in their fancy marching uniforms.

Out on the field

They lined up and played the high school fight song along with the Star Spangled Banner.

Experiencing Being with a Big Band

If you look closely, you can see MK playing his saxophone (follow the arrow). His classmates were all dressed in their band shirts and black slacks – I thought they looked quite smart.

After they finished playing and were walking off the field, the boy on MK’s left slapped him on the back and told him he did a good job. I thought that was so sweet! And I bet that meant a lot to MK, too.

The band filed into the bleachers and the game started.

Within two minutes of the game starting, the opposing team ran a 75 yard touchdown.

And that set the precedent for the first half of the game. By halftime? We were down THREE TOUCHDOWNS. It was not a pretty sight. And not a very good introduction to GD’s first football game, but it didn’t matter. It was still fun to get caught up in the crowd and cheer for our team. In fact, GD was pretty stiff and awkward at first, but he soon relaxed and I could tell, he was actually enjoying himself – I’m so glad we did this.

The hubs snuck down to the bleachers to find MK during a time out and took a picture of MK and his best bud:

Best Buddies

I think MK looks so stiff because it was pretty chillly and he was freezing.

We stayed to watch the half-time show:

HS Marching Band

And WOW! The band was amazing! They stepped, marched and danced their way into all sorts of configurations all while the flag girls danced in between them. It was quite impressive.

Afterward, I asked MK if he was excited about participating in marching band.

“NO WAY!” he said.

I was disappointed. He didn’t think he would be able to keep track of all the moves as well as play and I’m sure it was HARD to do both! But I was a little disappointed as I was quite looking forward to him wearing one of those fancy-smancy uniforms.

Oh well. Maybe he’ll change his mind before next year.

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Monday Morning Meme – October 6th

All you have to do is answer the questions below either in the comment section, or on your blog. And elaborate! Make these questions show your unique and special personalities. This meme entry will post at 12:01 every Monday morning and will be the first postentry listed on WFK all day Monday morning. (This is an all-day Monday meme, so please, play all day!)

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October 6th Questions:

1. Do you have certain times of the day when you have to have things done? Does your day run on a timetable? Or are you more of a laissez-faire kind of person?

2. What one word describes you on a good day? What about on a bad day? What one word would your best friend use to describe you? What one word would your significant other use to describe you?

3. Your blog is being made into a television show. What kind of show will it be? Sit-com? Drama? How long is it? Hour? Half-hour? Sunday night movie? And most importantly, who are your show’s sponsors?

4. What is your favorite perfume or cologne? How often do you wear perfume or cologne? Has anyone ever told you smelled good/bad? If so, how did that make you feel? Flattered? Self-conscious? Uncomfortable?

Monday Morning Meme Participants

1. Marianne
2. Judy
3. Sue
4. Jodi
5. Thea @ I\’m a Drama Mama
6. Oregonsunshine
7. Rachel

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