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April 1st, 2007


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11:58 pm - Crashing Not Like Hips or Cars, No, More Like P-P-P-Parties
I had a very, very busy weekend. Want to know what I did? I'll bet you do. But in the spirit of April Fool's, some of this may not be entirely truthful. See if you can spot the fakes!
  • Received word on Friday night that my cousin was having her Sweet Sixteen party (in Belmont) the following evening, which was the same night as hobviously's birthday party (in Petaluma)
  • Resolved to have my cake and eat it too, although I would end up not having cake at either party
  • Left Saturday afternoon to go on many puzzling errands
  • Sought advice regarding finances
  • Bought flowers for my aunt, mother of my cousin
  • Received a phone call from athenacqd just as I had parked and was able to answer
  • Bought new running socks
  • Bought a Barnes and Noble gift card with a pirate design for my cousin, to be used toward the purchase of HP7
  • High-tailed it to Belmont
  • Surprised my aunt with both my very presence, as I had told her I had pre-existing plans, and the flowers
  • Admired the transformation of the backyard into a Hawaiian paradise
  • Gave my cousin her gift, which she knew what to do with as soon as she saw where it was from
  • Went to pick up the food for the party and buy soft drinks
  • Drove the Suburban to go get another table
  • Felt out of place among a horde of teenage girls
  • Danced bhangra in a sling
  • Helped set up the food
  • Ate chicken tikka masala while standing up
  • Left the party around 8:30, about half an hour later than I had planned
  • Made it to Petaluma a mere ten minutes or so under the Google Maps estimate (about 1 hour 18 mins) by keeping the needle above 80 most of the time
  • Thought of Sherrie when "Read My Mind" came on because we had both lamented the crappiness of the latest Killers album and missed the boyfriend who looked like his girlfriend
  • Thought of Sherrie while singing along to "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" because the last thing I ever said to her, apparently, was "OH SO INTRICATE"
  • Broke into hobviously's house with her friend Shona because no one was home
  • Did my physical therapy
  • Finally met the illustrious sophia_helix, along with many other friends of Tris
  • Played Quiddler, which is basically Scrabble with cards, with Kevin, who looked and sounded like Norm MacDonald, and learned new words like quean and quin
  • Lost the game because my cursèd honesty compelled me to point out that he had added the points for the final round incorrectly
  • Finally met the illustrious lodessa
  • Played Kings, a drinking game, by drinking Sprite
  • Soberly pointed out when everyone was breaking the rules, forcing them to drink
  • Laughed as Tris fell on her head after doing a handstand on a Dare
  • Sang along to "Teenage Dirtbag"
  • Danced to "Intergalactic Friends"
  • Made up for asking people to rhyme with "orange" by asking them to name Regina Spektor songs
  • Sang along to "El Scorcho"
  • Put dishes and forks and glasses in the sink because why not
  • Played Clue with sophia_helix's sister and Kevin
  • Laughed uproariously when she discovered I had the lead pipe, having been confounded to discover that she had had the rope earlier
  • Lost again
  • Left around 2:30, approximately two-and-a-half hours after I had planned to leave
  • Drove 80 across the San Rafael Bridge and mused upon what would happen if I lost control, crashed through the barrier, and fell into the bay
  • Went to sleep at 3:30, needing to wake up at 7:00 to make it to the twelve-mile run at 8:00
  • Woke up at 9:43
  • Cursed a lot but decided it was probably worth it since the party had been fun
  • Drove to the site in order to pick up a map of the route
  • Had brunch with Tom Scola and other Buffistas
  • Watched the Doctor Who premiere and really liked it
  • Ran twelve miles all by myself, which meant I got lost a few times and may have run eleven miles or seventeen miles for all I know
  • Marveled at the fact that my feet never went numb, a phenomenon I attributed to my magic new socks, which were thicker and thus provided cushioning and shock absorption or SOMETHING
  • Was not able to walk afterward, as is bound to happen after running for nearly three hours
  • Sat in cold cold water for ten minutes
  • Made frozen pizza while shivering
  • Ate dinner and watched American Gothic around ten o'clock
  • Posted to LJ

April Fool's! They were all real.
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Toadies - Tyler

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From:miniglik
Date:April 2nd, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)
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Got it right. Got it right. Got it right.

HA!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 2nd, 2007 07:46 am (UTC)
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What did you get right three times, HUH?
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From:latropita
Date:April 2nd, 2007 08:09 am (UTC)
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Watched the Doctor Who premiere and really liked it
Me too! I really like Martha. The two hearts exchange was cute. They have crazy chemistry.
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From:squaringkarma
Date:April 2nd, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
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I was going to say posting to LJ was a fake, but look at you proving me wrong.
From:hobviously
Date:April 2nd, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
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Thanks for not being a serial killer at my party! That would have totally harshed the collective buzz.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 2nd, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
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People did keep beating me at games. And I figured they would go on beating other people at games. I wasn't sure that fell under the Code of Harry, though. So I decided better safe than sorry.
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From:soleta_nf
Date:April 2nd, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
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They all looked real to me!
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From:iheartbridges
Date:April 2nd, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
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Yay! I win! I didn't think any sounded fake.

Also: WOO! for doing the run.
and, Do you have that FallOut Boy song? And if so, might we chat on IM sometime soon...?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 2nd, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Yes and yes!
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From:80sfiend
Date:April 2nd, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
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I got it right!!! Woot! :P
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From:lonesomepioneer
Date:April 2nd, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
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JUST A MINUTE! Where and when was the Doctor Who premiere??
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 2nd, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Saturday, in England.
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From:cindywrites
Date:April 2nd, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
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You really had to break into the house, even though you were late? What's up with that?

You drove 80 both times you said you drove 80? You can't see it, but I'm glaring at you (extra sternly). Knock it off.

What kind of flowers did you get your auntie?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 2nd, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
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You really had to break into the house, even though you were late? What's up with that?
Apparently we got there like five minutes after they had left to go pick someone up.

You drove 80 both times you said you drove 80? You can't see it, but I'm glaring at you (extra sternly). Knock it off.
I'm not a huge fan, it's okay. Only in special circumstances.

What kind of flowers did you get your auntie?
I have no blinkin' clue. It was a nice-looking bouquet of assorted shapes and colors.
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From:filmtx
Date:April 2nd, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Man, your weekend sounds just as crazy-busy as mine. Although, you definitely win with the 12 mile run. Yowza! Glad to hear your feet are better.

I just bought myself a new bike and plan to do some cycling through Memorial Park next weekend. Have you ever run Memorial? Any suggestions for trails?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 2nd, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm not a runner! I don't know Houston trails! I just like the free concerts in Memorial Park. The Houston Symphony! For free! In the summer! It's damn awesome.
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From:daynr
Date:April 2nd, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
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On my bigass screen, that failed your 'when to cut due to length' test.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 2nd, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
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Dude, is your font huge or something? It's like a screen and change.
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From:duchessdogberry
Date:April 2nd, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
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asking people to rhyme with "orange"

Blorenge. It's a town in Wales.

Watched the Doctor Who premiere and really liked it

Wasn't it fantastic? I'm still bouncing off the walls from it.

Marveled at the fact that my feet never went numb, a phenomenon I attributed to my magic new socks, which were thicker and thus provided cushioning and shock absorption or SOMETHING

Yay! Magic Socks!
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From:electricmonk
Date:April 2nd, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Danced bhangra in a sling

I was seriously hoping this one was true.

I think I know the word "quean" from a Jonathan Swift poem... "The Lady's Dressing Room," maybe?

Yep. Look at that English degree at work!

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From:maidofawesome
Date:April 2nd, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
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You lie! I don't believe you bought socks AT ALL.

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