September 6, 2005

Resting. My Eyes.

Oh, uh, hi there. No, I wasn't sleeping. Really. I was just resting my eyes. Yeah. That's it. Resting. My eyes. What? No, I didn't drift off on you just now. You have my complete...where was complete attention.

This morning it became abundantly clear that summer is over. Labor Day's in the rearview mirror, schools are back in session and traffic, well, traffic sucked even when I tried to come in (it was dark - that's all you need to know).

The long weekend, however, was a good one. Did you see the pictures? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Beth, Mia and I took a couple walks, hung out with the grandparents, ate a lot, napped way too infrequently and occasionally spit up. That last one was mostly Mia. Mia also managed to scream at Daddy as though he were the devil incarnate for about half an hour last night. That was fun.

Oh, and I got bombed last night. Okay, not bombed. But I don't drink. And I had a beer last night. You know how long its been since I had a beer? Eisenhower was in the White House and Mrs. Cleaver was donning first set of pearls (I'd like it to be noted here the self restraint I'm showing. My 12 year old brain could have a field day with all sorts of things in this sentece. Let your mind wander for a minute). I might be exaggerating a smidge. But it had been a while. So, after I drank the beer, wandered around the neighborhood wearing nothing but a lampshade on my head and a rose between my teeth singing a rocking version of The Love Boat theme (admittedly difficult with the rose and all, not to mention the fact that it was nippy last night), I returned to the bosom of my family and slept it off which is more than I can say for Mia, as she seemed to be awake most of the night. And now its Tuesday morning and I have work to do. Apparently, that's why they pay me to show up. Huh.

This is going to be one of those posts I look back on, scratch my head and wonder what the hell got into me, isn't it?

Posted by Chris at September 6, 2005 8:14 AM

You know its only because tuesday is monday this week.

Posted by: Angelia at September 6, 2005 8:34 AM

Good for you and having a beer! Mia and Maddie totally need to hang out and keep each other company at night so we can all get some sleep.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 6, 2005 8:42 AM

It's just the beer still in your system talkin'. ha. And yes, the fact that tuesday is the new monday. pffffft.

Posted by: carrster at September 6, 2005 8:52 AM

Have fun pretending to work today! Only 3 more days until the weekend!

Posted by: Marie at September 6, 2005 9:11 AM

I completely know where you're coming from. I, however, did actually tell my mother I didn't want the champagne she bought for my birthday (what part of "don't drink" doesn't she understand? Oh, that's right, the whole CONCEPT.).

Hope you feel better. I'm sleepy, too...

Posted by: alektra at September 6, 2005 9:12 AM

And I thought my 2-drink limit made ME a cheap date...

Posted by: Hazel at September 6, 2005 9:14 AM

You weren't dozing were just 'inspecting the insides of your eyelids'. And it was totally the beer's fault of making you it is like can i put it...Muesday (Monday+Tuesday)..stupid Muesday!!

Posted by: Michelle at September 6, 2005 9:44 AM

This would be the "wannabe rockstar" part referred to in your profile ;-) Rock On Chris!
Believe me, the sleep deprivation will get to you more than any beer ever could. But parenthood is a much better buzz!
The pictures are excellent! Have a good week!


Posted by: Nynke at September 6, 2005 10:15 AM

Hope you Muesday goes well! Maybe sleep will be better for both you and Mia tonight.

Posted by: Cindy at September 6, 2005 11:09 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets the theme to The Love Boat stuck in my head. I went around school humming it the other day. Luckily, I think most of the kids there are too young to know what I was humming. Thank god for that.

Posted by: Spring at September 6, 2005 11:19 AM

mmm. Beer.

Posted by: Ms. Q at September 6, 2005 12:21 PM

Chris, I have a question. Are you doing any work on your photos after you take them or is that just your cameras normal saturation. All your stuff seems very vivid and colorful.

Now I must go gigle about pearl necklaces and what-not.

Posted by: Jeff A at September 6, 2005 12:23 PM

Hahaha, well, let me tell you mondays aren't the best days to have a beer, especially if you don't drink :)

Posted by: ava at September 6, 2005 12:25 PM

omigod, you are even lighter weight than me, when it comes to booze. that rules. i cannot believe you were contemplating dirty thoughts about June! Actually, I guess I can. She's probably a wild cat underneath all those sweater sets.

Posted by: jodi at September 6, 2005 1:03 PM

I think every entry is one where I end up scratching my head. You mean that's not normal?

Posted by: Queen of Ass at September 6, 2005 1:40 PM

You and I, we'd have some great times with the drinking. I swear, I had *one* beer Saturday night and woke up Sunday with a splitting headache. The hell?

Beer = good.

Posted by: Rhonda at September 6, 2005 1:43 PM

It's already one of those posts of yours I'm looking back and wondering what the hell got into you.

My guess is budweiser. Which is not beer by the way. Just food coloured water.

Posted by: Grace at September 6, 2005 2:41 PM

I'm with Grace --- if you did that up here in Canada where there is actual beer, whon knows what kind of trouble you could have gotten into ...

congrats --- this is the first time I have cracked a smile all day, and it had nothing to do with the eparl necklace, I swear

Posted by: Kathryn at September 6, 2005 4:27 PM

I know how you feel on the drinking part - I don't drink much anymore and the occassional time I do it hits me hard. ;)

Glad you had a great holiday weekend!

Posted by: Kitty at September 6, 2005 5:49 PM

I'm already wondering what got into you. Oh wait, the beer. Right. ;)

Posted by: Heather at September 6, 2005 8:42 PM

Nippy???? Where ARE you - it is smoldering here in Houston!!! My daughter is seriously contemplating UVa as a place to spend four years and I heard that they get SNOW on the GROUND? I thought it was supposed to be in the mountains so that people could ski in it - what would it be doing on the GROUND in the middle of a CAMPUS? And NOW you are telling me that it even gets nippy in September somewhere? ACK! My poor baby...

Posted by: Theresa at September 6, 2005 11:45 PM

you drinking = kids/babies waking up at ungodly hours

you talking on the phone = babies deciding to scream

you'll figure this out soon

Posted by: bellacara at September 7, 2005 12:51 AM

Awww... I hope you got through the rest of the day alright :)

Posted by: Sweety at September 7, 2005 1:07 AM

Hahahaha! YOU drank a BEER? What has the world come to? And you didn't specify what the occasion was, and how you acquired this beer...I am curious. :)

Posted by: Zandria at September 8, 2005 12:30 AM

Your bowling pics are awesome! Great shots. Although... I can't believe you can take pictures of anything except Mia. How does that happen? I hope I still have the ability to take non-baby-pictures after. ;)

Posted by: jaime at September 8, 2005 11:46 AM