Monday, September 17, 2007

T minus--ooh! That's shiny!

We leave Wednesday morning, and I've already got Shiny Object Syndrome. I get distracted by anything and everything. I can hardly focus, which is not usually a good thing because my projects have had a few issues here lately. The owners of the little nuclear medicine remodel decided to redo everything to get costs down, which isn't as bad as it sounds since the contractor had not yet taken the plans to the city for review. Meanwhile, the city is giving my contractor fits about the radiology center at MHRC--they saw the MRI and decided that we had to submit two sets of plans to the wastewater department to make sure that we're not flooding the city's sewer system with radioactive isotopes, thereby causing small turtles in the sewer system to become human-sized pizza-eating turtle ninjas. To which I say, "Hey city of Denver, where's your sense of adventure?"

I'm supposed to be packing, but I got online to check the weather for the Caribbean, then had to post a little snark/comment from my mathematically-challenged sister, then started writing this post--ooh! I should bring that necklace I bought in Boston! It's got pearls in it and looks kinda sea-faring-ish! Damn, there I go again.

Faded asked in the comments how old we were. Guy is 38 and I'm 31, seven years apart to the day. My mom is 58 and her husband, El Seebeno, is 49 (koo-koo-kitchoo, Mrs. Robinson). None of us are terribly old, per se, but I hear that cruise ship crowds are skewing younger and younger these days. Mom said last time, for example, she never really got in the pool on the ship because it was filled with "drunk-ass young'uns", meaning tanked college students eager to take advantage of the lower drinking age at their port of call. But that was in June a few years ago, and something tells me we'll have a few more grownups aboard this time, being late September and all.

[Pointer Sisters dance] I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it! I'm about to cruise with Mom and I think I like it! [adjusting legwarmers]


BaxtersMum said...

have fun pixie! dodge all those wanna be tropical storms, wear your sunscreen.

and be secure in the fact that you are more well rounded than your sister.

who CLAIMS she can do long division, but I bet she only means long division with numbers. See, WE can do it with letters too! regular AND greek.


ms. kitty said...

Have a fabulous time, Pixie, and don't fall overboard.

Miss Kitty said...

Dorks. DORKS.

BaxtersMum said...

sexy dorks.
who make a TON of money off of our dork-ness.

Miss Kitty said...

Now *I* have to find a way to make TONS of money off my NON-dorkness. :-P