He's been studying at Borders to cut down on the distractions. Apparently interrupting him to show him a video of kittens being cute, I mean really cute, like baby-panda-bear-sneezing level of cute, is an unnecessary distraction. He and I must have completely different definitions of "necessary".
2) I'm creating a Lorax-themed toybox. I bought an old wooden toybox from a garage sale about ten years ago and I found in the garage recently.
I've primed it, drawn the pictures on, and now I just have to paint it. It's awesome. One of my hidden talents is that I can reproduce cartoons perfectly. This made me very cool for about three days in sixth grade when everyone wanted me to draw them a picture of the Simba from the Lion King.
ONLY YOU CAN SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT. No pressure or anything. Except if you don't all the bears and fish and birds will die horrible drawn-out deaths.
3) My family is going to Cozumel in two weeks. I can't wait. Batman will have just taken the bar exam and so it'll be lovely to be able to kick back and relax.
One thing we're going to do is go SCUBA diving. Everyone in my family except my sister-in-law is SCUBA certified. This sounds like fun, right? Well, kind of.
My step-mom is certified but she only did it because she said she would if everyone else does. Peer pressure is nothing compared to family pressure. I get the feeling that she doesn't really like diving and now that she knows everything that could possibly go wrong, she doesn't want any of her children anywhere near the water.
She wants us to watch a refresher DVD before we go. And practice in the pool before we leave. And practice in the pool when we get there. And never get farther away than five feet from the dive master when we go down. And she'd prefer if we never actually SCUBA dived.
She's taken to randomly quizzing us about potential SCUBA-related disasters. We'll be eating dinner and suddenly she'll ask "Quick, what do you do if your regulator comes out of your mouth? What if your secondary regulator isn't working? WHAT IF YOUR DIVE BUDDY ISN'T PAYING ATTENTION?"
She's a bit of a worrier.
4) I have two interviews coming up in the next two weeks. Yes, I'm that awesome. Now if only I could convince the interviewers of that fact...
5) My friend Crystal just moved back to the St. Louis area. We've known each other since high school and we were roommates for a year in college. It's awesome to be back in the same city with her.
She just got engaged and I've nominated myself to be her unofficial wedding planner. I like making lists, I have plenty of free time, I enjoy shopping, and I have tons of opinions---I'm perfect for the job.