Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Back to "normal"

My life was pretty exciting there for a few weeks, and now it's back to regular life: working, boozing, and wedding planning... sometimes simultaneously.

Actually, it's true that I've been working and wedding planning at the same time (minus the boozing unfortunately). I've been calling cake places, restaurants, the wedding site, and next I need to call the florist, the caterer, and a hair salon. It's actually pretty fun, I don't feel stressed about anything yet. It was more stressful a few months ago when I had so many decisions to make, but it was too early to make a lot of the decisions.

Anyway, I know you're not here to listen to me talk about wedding planning!

I should give a shout-out to Trevor, the infamous commenter on Brian's blog, who was here visiting for the last few days. (Sorry the weather was so shitty, Trevor!) Listening to Brian and Trevor's conversations is like entering another world. A world of jokes I don't get, sci-fi mumbo-jumbo, movie trivia, and stories about the good ol' days. There weren't nearly as many weird food conversations this time, though. I kind of love those weird food conversations. Sometimes Brian starts talking to me about his latest idea for a new food item (double-sided pizza! toppings on both sides!) and I start to zone out, and it's those moments when I really wish Trevor was around. He would fully appreciate the wit and creativity involved in inventing new food items. I, on the other hand, just don't get it sometimes. Although I do remember one of our first dates when Brian was telling me about his "grisket" invention (he will have to explain it), and I thought I was going to bust a gut laughing so hard. That evening also involved a lengthy discussion about man-boobs and a lot of cruel laughing. That is when Brian really won me over. He made me laugh so hard I cried.

Another highlight of this weekend was an exhaustive conversation about science fiction movies and why many women don't like them. I believe the conversation ended with me and my sister-in-law talking about the Sex & The City movie. Clearly, a defeat for the guys who were trying to convince us why science fiction is so great.

But the biggest highlight of all was probably seeing the Sex & the City movie on Sunday with two female friends (and readers of this blog)! The movie was quite traumatic, with all the relationship messes and heartbreak and then making up, etc. Too! much! But packed to the brim with all that wonderful relationship goop that many women love to obsess about, myself sheepishly included.

Now back to my book. Alice Munro is my latest hero.


erin said...

Oooh, Alice Munro?

Speaking of Sci fi, have you seen Battlestar Galactica? (The reimagined series.) Good heavens, we are all addicts at work . We are also all huge dorks, but it is one of the best shows I've ever watched.

El said...

Hi, Cindy! I thought you'd find this amusing: The other day, I was eating lunch at a restaurant, and there was a man and woman at the table next to me -- work colleagues. She had all these Excel spreadsheets out on the table and they were having a serious discussion about sale points or something. At one point, his cell went off, and his ring tone was the theme song from Sex and the City! The woman asked, "Is that your wife's phone?" And the guy tried to brush it off: "What? No. What?" And she asked again, "Do you have your wife's phone?" not in an incredulous tone or anything, just a matter-of-fact question, and again he kindof just mumbled. She dropped it.