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cianconnell
16 January 2009 @ 08:48 am
FNL  
It starts tonight, y'all. If you haven't caught it...by some means, from the DirectTV broadcast, I ask that you catch it this season on NBC. It's as good...if not better in some cases, as Season One. Forget last season. They did. It's truly awesome and I just may have cried during every single episode.

In other news, my dad got here yesterday for my mom's induction into the U.S. Triathlon Hall of Fame in Colo. Springs. My sister and her family arrive today (to round out our five houseguests for a week). Thankfully, both brothers and the other two sisters are doing the hotel-thing.

Oy!

Well, at least the kids will be stoked, to have their cousins to run around with. I, on the other hand, will be silently seething, that my house is being trashed (for serious, my sister and family are the messiest people alive and I'm kinda, sorta, waaaay type-A).

Happy place. Going to my happy place...
 
 
cianconnell
18 December 2008 @ 06:30 pm
Is so totally Fashionette. For serious.

That is all.

Carry on.

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cianconnell
15 December 2008 @ 10:29 am
For serious, y'all. It's just...well, let's say that I can set my clock by this shit by now. I'm off of work. Been off since last Monday. My kids have been miraculously well for the last year, but this is also the most sustained time I've taken off in over a year, so I'm sure y'all know where this is going.

Yeah. I skied with the husband on Monday. I intended to ski again on Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, my older son was home with the croup. We sent him to school on Thursday, but I stayed close to home, just in case. He lasted the day. So...I sent him on Friday and went off to Vail with my next door neighbor.

At 10:00, we got the call that Con was being sent home sick. Oy! Thankfully, Mark was able to pick him up, but wanted to get back to work by 6:00 p.m. or so. Didn't happen. They closed Vail Pass (which, no bigs, when I lived on the other side of it, big bigs, these days). We ended up going back to Vail, eating dinner and eventually making it home at about 11:00.

Ci caught Con's cold over the weekend. Today, we were going to go skiing. Both kids were checked out of school. But? Mark woke up at 6:00 and discovered that the high today is going to be -8. Um...Not that Ci would be able to feel it, he's currently at 103 (with a shot of Motrin, which we're waiting to kick in). So, no skiing. Mark is going to work 1/2 a day and we're going to get our tree. I'm all set to drop Con off at school, and? We get a call, a pipe burst at his library. He's out today, too.

Good times.

Good times.

So not.

How is this a vacation, I ask?

Anyways, we'll try skiing again tomorrow (my last vacation day).

*big sigh*

*waves tiredly*

*on *vacation* *

(hee, at least the dogs are stoked, instead of spending the day crated up, they're free, fat and happy, though Mark says that they refused to meet his eye this morning, so much so that they didn't want to go outside in the cold, wet morning)
 
 
cianconnell
09 December 2008 @ 12:01 am
So...Sarah wasn't hateful tonight,

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So, I went skiing with the husband at Keystone today. Only a couple of runs open, but it's snowing a foot here tonight, so hopefully the mountains will be dumped upon. In the news of the good, my ankle felt strong enough. In the news of the bad, I could feel the metal, intimately and fiercely all day. *sigh*

I go again on Thursday. Alone. To Breck(enridge), I think. They've got a $5 parking lot yards away from the gondola and Keystone just has a YUGE walk from the free lot to the gondola (and the pay lot's $20.

Then, I go to Vail with my VBF on Friday (whoot! whoot!) Should be a blast. And I'm also, also off next Monday, when we're going to keep both kids out of school to ski "as a whole family," so yays! Seriously y'all. I've had the shittiest last three weeks, I totally earned my vacation and more.

In other, other news? We sent my 6-year-old off on the bus from the end of the block on Saturday (out at 6:30 a.m.), we picked him up at 5:30 p.m. It was for a full day of ski school. And? Thankfully, he had a blast, can't wait to do it again, so yays!

Though he did lose a neckwarmer and a glove (urgh!)!

At least he got to watch Wall-E on the way up and something else on the way back. Next year and both of them in the discount ski school program can't come soon enough!
 
 
 
cianconnell
21 November 2008 @ 03:36 pm
So, if I make it through today, and that's a very big if, since my week certainly hasn't gotten any easier, since I last posted, I'm going to be a VIP at the red carpet premiere of 7 Pounds. I know nothing of this movie, but I do know that our private shindig will be hosted by none other than Will Smith himself and that, alone, has me way excited. Yeah, I know, I'll get there and there will be a kajillion other "VIP's" and we'll only be able to glimpse Smith from afar and the other "special guests;" i.e. Broncos players, will all be standing right in front of my short ass, but I don't care, I'm still stoked.

*waves*

In other news. Best. Survivor. Ever.

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Anyways...crap! I have nothing to wear. Oh, and a weekend of cases waiting for me. Good times.

But, me, sharing space with Will Smith tonight, no matter how far away? Psyched!

We can reminisce about West Philly together, right? Right? Heh...
 
 
 
cianconnell
10 November 2008 @ 10:58 pm
Um...y'all?

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cianconnell
03 November 2008 @ 11:42 pm
Could someone please convince me to watch tonight's episode? For serious. I have no desire at all, and it makes me sad. I just watched the stupid Redskins lose to the stupid Steelers and I'm beyond sad. Stupid. Redskins.

Is it worth it at all? Is Derek relevant? Is Jesse not drown-worthy? Is Sarah just as annoying as ever she was? Should I give a fig? I'm almost done with the show and if it's not worth it, just let me know, so I can save an hour, you know?

*BLAH*
 
 
cianconnell
21 October 2008 @ 04:27 pm
Semi-thinky post about last night’s T:SCC. Hey, at least I cared enough to watch it this morning, which would have probably been a no-go if I had liked Goodbye to All That as much as I liked the rest of the episodes this season. And by "as much," I so totally mean "as little."

The football game pushed the show back to an almost 11:00 start. I had a 6:15 soccer game. I didn’t care enough to stay up to watch, but I did get it in this morning on hulu, while waiting for some art department stuff.

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cianconnell
16 October 2008 @ 11:43 am
1) Blond men should not do scruff. It's almost always flesh colored and icky looking. Just sayin', you know?

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3) Gampy Winchester's on next week!

And now for something completely different:

4)FNL continues to rock it. So depressing, but awesome at the same time. *happy sigh*

5)On Tuesday, I took the kids to the dentist, good times. Not. Their teeth are all f-ed up from all the meds they were on as preemies. I know this. I've been told this by numerous dentists, you mess with the teeth "buds" and they're f'ed for their childhood. It still makes me feel like a crappy mother. Like I don't make them brush their teeth, do the flouride rinse and/or use the little flossing thingies. Bah! Especially since they both need a follow up. Ci for cavities and Con for some sort of coating. At least only Ci's will cost ($200), oy! We're like, bleeding money right now.

6) The kids both have their yearly physicals today. If I remember correctly, Con got like six shots last year, so Ci has that to look forward to. Good times. And, yes! Ibuprofin is packed and will be distributed prior thereto.

7) Dogs go into vet next week for their yearly, more $$$, more good times.

8) While taking the kids to the vet (um, dentist...and yes, this was a hard habit to break the first few years, not actually taking them to the vet, but unironically referring to it as such, hey, we had a lot of pets!) we saw a sign for flu shots at the pediatricians' office there (not theirs). We were actually 10 minutes early (a never for us), so I stopped by to inquire. I also paid the extra $8 per shot or whatever for the mist vs. the shot, for to not have them wailing for the rest of the day.

I think Ci now has the flu.

*sigh*

Oy! Life! Oy!

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cianconnell
13 October 2008 @ 12:03 pm
I am $1.5K the poorer today than I was yesterday at this time. Oy! I miss the days when the kids’ ski passes were free. Anyway, I’m looking forward to the winter, which is quickly descending upon us, judging by the chill in the air now. I still have 11 vacation days, too, which I’m totally taking to Breck and Vail, on like, a Wednesday, alone!

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