Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I need to stop being such a dynamo in the sack

Bryce threw out his back yesterday. We're not even sure how, just months of overuse and under-appreciation. I like to joke that I broke him. Yeah, I'm just that good.

Anyway, today we went back to the chiropractor to look at the x-rays they took yesterday when we (ok, me) basically begged them to see Bryce even though they were pretty much closed. Looks like he has 2 pinched nerves in his mid-back. Yikes. I guess that explains him writhing in pain most of the night last night.

The best part is all of the good meds his doctor called in for us - a veritable slew of muscle relaxants and anti-inflamitories and pain killers.

I got the impression that the pharmacist thinks I have a prescription drug problem. Whatever. Screw her for judging me. Besides my husband is fricking adorable when he's trying desperately to keep his eyes open for one more episode of Family Guy while he's higher than a fucking kite.

Also, I only have to work until 10:00 am tomorrow. Things are looking up.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tomorrow will be better

Tonight I am crabby and I hate Daylight Savings Time and I hate NaBloPoMo and I hate everything. Did I mention that I was crabby?


That's it, I'm going to bed.

Monday, November 05, 2007

next stop, the laundry room

A month ago I completely missed my period. Like it totally never came - just didn't show up to play. I freaked out, as I always do, even though I am on birth control and I take it religiously, every night when I brush my teeth. I ended up taking three pregnancy tests over the two weeks following - all negative of course - until I was finally satisfied that it must have just been a fluke.

It's not that I don't want to get pregnant, ever, I just don't want to right now. I starting panicking, thinking ohmygod, I still have so many things to do before I become someones mom! Like, I want to have a real honeymoon, to somewhere really romantic like Italy. And I want to go sky diving! And I want to have sex in every single room in my house!

If anything, this little scare has made me even more determined to enjoy the shit out of being married and untethered while I still can.

And on that note, I'm off to ravage my husband. Nighty-nite, everyone. =)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

I love you too, but I'm going to mace you in the face now

This afternoon Bryce and I went out for a lunch/movie date and ended up seeing The Darjeeling Limited. I can't say enough good things about this movie. I have loved all of Wes Anderson's movies in the past and this was no exception. In the same second I was laughing and then near tears and then laughing again. And when I left the theater it took me awhile to shake the sensation. It was just so moving. I can't wait to buy it when it comes out on DVD.

In fact, if you haven't seen it and you live near me, I will go with you. It was THAT good.

In other news, starting tomorrow at 8am I am set to attend a class for work - a ridiculously boring class on all the lovely intricacies of life insurance - that goes on for the next four days. Four effing days, people. Four days on insurance. Pray for me, will you?

And now I'm off to curl up in front of the TV with the husband and try to enjoy as much of the weekend that we have left as possible.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

An open letter to the boys in green

Dear Michigan State Football Team,

Every year I think maybe, maybe this year you will not break my heart. Maybe you will not suck. Maybe you will play football as if you actually belong in this league. Maybe you will finally live up to your potential.

Today I tried the I-don't-give-a-shit position. I knew you were going to lose and I decided not to care. Well then came the third period when your offense suddenly seemed to come together and suddenly we were winning - dominating, even.

And then it happened. My heart opened to the possibility that you might actually do it, that you might actually beat the University of Michigan.

And then you fucking lost.

You are now officially dead to me.

Peace out,

Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday Randomness

My friend Laura was telling me today about this game that she invented that she was playing with the guy she's dating, which basically involved the two of them coming up with 10 really random things about themselves (as random as possible) and then rapid-firing the list back and forth between each other without pausing. I thought that was a pretty fun way to get to know somebody so I told Bryce that we were playing it this weekend.

I know that I already know Bryce - I mean I married the guy, right? - but that's the best part about this game. If you pick random enough stuff, even someone that's known you for years could be surprised. And amused.

So I've been sitting here today coming up with my list and I thought I would post it here:

1. When I was younger, my biggest wish was to sing the National Anthem at a Detroit Tiger's game.
2. Once in college I completely forgot to show up for one of my finals. I got a 4.0 in the class. I have no idea how.
3. Before I can fall asleep I have to crack the big toe on my right foot.
4. One time, while camping with my family, I was butted by a goat that had wandered onto our campsite.
5. I've worn the same size shoes since I was in the 6th grade.
6. I've been known to eat jars of babyfood because I like how they taste.
7. When I was in kindergarden, my IQ tested at a genius level.
8. Once in college I was so drunk that I fell backwards on the dance-floor, right out of my shoes.
9. When I was little my big celebrity cruse was Michael J. Fox because we have the same birthday.
10. Because of a video I saw in the 3rd grade I thought babies were made when you sat really, really close to someone else, so for a long time I was scared to sit even near a boy for fear of getting pregnant.

Now, your turn!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween is one of my all time favorite holidays. I love everything about this time of year.

I love the cooler weather - the sudden need for boots rather than sandals and sweaters over t-shits.

I love the desire for comfort food that seems to take over. I love the belly-warming stews and the smells of good food that permeate the house.

I love that last night, Bryce and I passed out Halloween candy together for the first time ever, sharing big bowls of homemade macaroni and cheese in between trick-or-treaters. Then we curled up on the couch and watched scary movies with all the lights out, trying to freak each other out. And in bed after, he wrapped his arms around me so tightly that all I felt was warm and safe and loved.

I am telling you, best holiday ever.