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11 April 2007 @ 08:17 am
keepin' busy  
Saturday, hit another lovely birthday party in Virginia. And as the next day was Easter, we were able to crash without worrying about getting stateside in time! So, naturally, we ended up getting stateside early enough anyways (to accommodate t1tdave and ceciskittle, who generously gave us a ride there and back again.) Anyways. Party! Good stuff, per usual. No outrageous shenanigans, just quality time with friends.

Sunday, met up with my family (plus A. and her new boyfriend, and his kids) at a restaurant in Crofton, Jasper's. Now, in the past, Jasper's has treated us pretty decently, and had no problems handling a large table. This was not one of those times. Nonetheless, we managed to have a good dinner out of it, despite some crankiness on a certain young lady's part.

Monday, loads of bebe, as she had the day off from day care. Watched Happy Feet, which as noted elsewhere was downright odd. But I think I dig it.

That evening was book club. Not everyone hated the book as much as I did. Huh. Nevertheless, we had a good discussion, and were entertained by the antics of a certain fluffy cat, and ate tasty chow, so a fine evening.

(Next read: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I already have my library copy! As always, everyone is welcome to join us.)

Yesterday, chock full of busy. In the morning, MVA in Glen Burnie. I haven't gone into the latest shenanigans with the car yet, but oddly enough, the state wants money from me. If you know anyone who can hook me up with a new identity, in case I need to go on the lam, let me know.

Then, lunch with imamsawez at the Indian place in Silver Spring. No, the other one. Much catching up and off-color humor.

Then, bebe pickup, and as noted, library trip. Bebe picked out another book, with exactly as much work put into it as last time.

And yesterday evening, more hanging with bonus munchkins (specifically those belonging to shibakiei.) Zoe got along well with the older of the two brothers (all of six years old,) who were in town for their spring break. Once again, I am duly impressed with anyone who can keep track of multiple children, as one is a full-time job for me.

And last night we finished watching Rome. Awesome stuff, I have to admit. And yes, the older Octavian did grow on me after a while. Though not as much as Cleopatra.
 
 
sailormom: Mommysailormom on April 11th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
Multiple children
Well, the secret is mastering the handeling of two. Once you get past that, you can pretty much add as many as you want, and oddly enough, it's not that much different.
vlynnvlynn on April 11th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Ooooh Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Dug that one! Wasn't much on his other book, Lila, though.
caereala on April 11th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Ditto. Lila was a real let down after Zen.
224215152: This Onion224215152 on April 11th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie
Older Octavian didn't blink enough.
PMMJ: SALVADOR DALI HAS A POSSE.cheetahmaster on April 11th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie
It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie

Too right. Plus, everyone wore eyeliner!

Older Octavian didn't blink enough.

Totally part of his charm. he was so... reptilian.
Liz: Skullcrusher Ponyammitnox on April 11th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie
And why spend so much time telling us he was pervy?
maia: What's Upmaroonmd on April 11th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
Re: It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie
Because it's HBO?
The Antichrist: Scorpiustheantichrist on April 11th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Re: It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie
Older Octavian didn't blink enough.
Totally part of his charm. he was so... reptilian.


Yeah. Agreed. Scary, aloof, mofo.

I agree. He never grew on me... he just didn't have enough character (at least not compared to the young Octavian)

Yeah I get that, but I definitely thought he was spookier that way. Way less likable though, it was also creepy that he didn't even seem to get how unlikable and creepy he was.

And why spend so much time telling us he was pervy?

To make us properly ph34r him in the limited episodes we had left. I think it was less about his perv and more about the way he just told her, "Sometimes I'll beat you." Loco!
maia: Dead like memaroonmd on April 11th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie
Yeah I get that, but I definitely thought he was spookier that way. Way less likable though, it was also creepy that he didn't even seem to get how unlikable and creepy he was.

Yeah. I think I just never got over the younger Octavian. He was just so... everything I wanted in that character! :-/

To make us properly ph34r him in the limited episodes we had left. I think it was less about his perv and more about the way he just told her, "Sometimes I'll beat you." Loco!

lol! Yeah, his wife wasn't too "vanilla" either. They were actually kinda perfect together. heh.

Plus, seriously, his fetish wasn't the haughtiest pointless thing we saw on the show.
maia: Animal: Chainsmaroonmd on April 11th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: It didn't hurt that Cleo was a hottie
I agree. He never grew on me... he just didn't have enough character (at least not compared to the young Octavian)