bad blogger, me
It's a strange and new dynamic to work remotely. And just when I think I've gotten a feel for it, I go back to DC next week. I have two doctor's appointments for my elbow, two weeks apart, so it just made sense to go back, not for the agreed-upon one week, but for 2.5 weeks.
At least I get to stay in town for The Man Who Lives in the House's birthday this Sunday. He'll be the ripe-old age of 32.
Speaking of which, what the fuck should I get him for his birthday? He is so fucking difficult to shop for. He wants a lamp. Some clamp-on magnifying lamp for the "someday" when he actually gets his office set up as a workshop. Said lamp costs $30 at Office Depot. Woo hoo. I am going all out for him this year.
Once I got him an Atari 2600, mint in box, with 50 games. Which, by the way, he's about to sell. Anyone want it? I don't have the box anymore, unfortunately; it got wrecked when we moved from our puny apartment to our house.
Now that I'm soliciting gift ideas, Saturday is my friend's 27th birthday party. She's having an 80s Skate-or-Die party. Everyone must dress in 80s clothes (of any type) or be gagged with a spoon. Should I attempt to roller skate now that my elbow is getting better?
I think so, too.
I don't know what to get her, and I need to bring a cake, 80s-themed. Thoughts? The Man and I looked for Smurfs figures but alas, found none.
Last night saw us going to Mango Salsa's place (she doesn't have a blog yet, but we're working on her!) for a Puerto Rican dinner party with Trixie and WaWa. The Man and I brought flan and key lime pie. I made caramel sauce for the flan which made a giant mess in the kitchen for The Man to clean up. He does all of the dishes around here. The food was great, the company better, and The Man was actually social, sort of! We meet WaWa and Mango Salsa and her husband and daughter tonight for $1 sushi night while Trixie is in DC.
Heide sent me a wonderful package of pixy sticks, bath fizzies, and a cucumber eye mask. You rock, Heide! I'll take pictures when blah blah blah. No, seriously, pictures will be coming. Sometime.