Saturday, July 19, 2008

CJ thinks I should change my profile at right to read something other than single. But it's accurate! I am not married or divorced. Or widowed.
Tomorrow I go away on vacation for a week, to my Quaker thing with my family in lovely Lake George, NY. CJ is coming for the first time (obviously, since we've been dating less than a year). I think he'll have a good time. He claims to enjoy airplane trips because of all of the time you have to sit and read, so he'll do just fine.
The Park where I live has a communal raspberry patch that's incredibly overgrown. I seem to be the only person to be picking from it this year. I've already gotten a couple of pints' worth, and could have picked even more. I've been freezing them, which reminds me of my grandmother, who had a very tidy row of raspberry bushes and would freeze hers in old Cool Whip containers. (Just thinking about how I used to eat a spoonful of Cool Whip right from the tub makes me gag.)
I finally, finally dusted and vacuumed the house this morning. It had been many weeks -- probably 8? Some disgusting number. The dust kitties were the size of actual cats (and mostly made up of cat hair, too). Luckily, CJ bought the Furminator and went to town on his cat, who now, no joke, looks like he's lost 5 pounds. Unfortunately, my cats don't seem to like it. It is a little intense, true. The cats have been getting along a bit better -- no scary, screaming fights, just the occasional hissy fit.
I won an office raffle (they raffle off the stuff companies send us that we both don't want to put in the magazine and can't donate to the various family shelters we usually give our stuff to) for a SingStar karaoke game! It came with a Rock disk, an 80's hits disk and a Pop disk. Of course I know 100% of the 80s, about 75% of the Pop and maybe 40% of the Rock. It is fun, but a little strange to "play" it alone, or even with CJ, though he gamely did a singing "battle" with me. I need more practice, clearly.
So there's the latest from me. Um, how are you?


Jennifer Myszkowski said...

Re: the single thing. A couple weeks ago it was my birthday and I was chatting casually about it on the air during my call-in radio show.

One my my callers asked me how old I was. I said 33. He replied, "33 and still single. Wow!" and I said, "I'm single as in unmarried, but I'm really far from single." And he said along the lines of, "That doesn't count." And I was kind of, I don't know, miffed?

No Stand In Will Do said...

hey-isn't singstar great? it is more fun with a group, like at my party. you should have peops over to play/sing.

why use the word "single" at all? you could just write a different (better) descriptive sentence. I've read that often and always thought you deserved better.

Avani said...

I'm so jealous of your karaoke machine! I wanna come play!

Margaret said...

How nice to have fresh rasberries! Or frozen ones! One of my fondest memories is picking rasberries all summer in our yard and then freezing them. They rarely made it into jam though--they taste too good!