A major nerd (to those of you who are not already aware that I am one), but do any of you listen to Car Talk with Click and Clack on public radio? At the end of the show they run through some fake credits, and they list a busy mom as "Herass Mustbedraggen." I feel like her right now. I have three grants due by March 6, one of which I haven't started yet because the other two projects have been eating my brain whole. (And my life, and my posture, and my ability to see long distances.)
Today I remembered that I haven't updated the blog since Monday, so let's see. A few updates:
1) I have had time to rent a movie or two. On deck tonight is Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, which follows last week's Zack & Miri Make a Porno. As I left the video store today I could very nearly hear the clerks whispering, "Oh, that's so sad! She still thinks she's in her mid-twenties!"
2) The house behind us sold, after two vacant years on the market. Because their deck and many windows overlook our tiny backyard that I spend lots of time in during summer, I am already freaking over the caliber of our new neighbors. Please be normal Please be normal Please be normal. The latest additions to our neighborhood were SUPERFUNGOODTIME kind of people, if your idea of SUPERFUNGOODTIMES involve late night ambulance visits, sirens, squad cars, screaming fights in public, and the idea that the man of the house is staring across the street at you, and your yard, "sketching your gardens" in his sketchpad.
3) I've been eating a lot of chocolate lately. My new favorite? Choxie milk chocolate with almonds and smoky sea salt. It's like a chocolate-covered pretzel, but BETTER.
4) When you work twelve hours straight at the computer and drive home late at night, would you fail a roadside sobriety test? I'm thinking it's possible!
Oh, guess what!!?!?! Just as I wrote this, a squad car whipped past, sirens and lights a-blazin.' Also, the dog crapped in the back hall and was trying to furtively eat it while still warm.
This is EXACTLY what Sheila E. meant by "The Glamorous Life."