February 25, 2011

The Weeklies #165

The Weekly Most Awesome Site. Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

The Weekly Work Thing. I sat in a two day conference. It was nice, don't get me wrong. It was actually a pretty fun thing to be a part of. But last night I realized that the world doesn't stop simply because I'm out of touch. My email box? Horrendous.

The Weekly Read. China Lake came highly recommended by Stephen King and approximately everyone else. Since I'd already read two of Meg Gardiner's other books, I figured I'd give her first in this series a try. It was meh. I liked it but I think I was expecting quite a bit more. Will I read more in the series? Most definitely. And I hope that I'll find that the first was the weakest.

The Weekly Music. I do not really understand Glee. I've watched it but I didn't think it was all that special. But this week Mia decided she wanted some new music. So we sat down with my computer and surfed iTunes. What made her smile? Glee. I pulled down about 40 songs, loaded up her iPod and mine and discovered that the covers they perform are masterfully done.

The Weekly Schadenfreude. For just a little while it seems as though Gadhafi had somewhat slightly redeemed himself. Now Libya has plunged into the same turmoil that led to the ouster of the Egyptian president and government. And he's blaming Bin Laden and young people who are "taking some sort of pills." Yeah, sure...pills. In no way is this a reaction to a repressive government and batshit crazy leader.

The Weekly Question. Describe your week in four words.

Posted by Chris at February 25, 2011 6:45 AM

Crazy fucking fifth graders

(excuse my French.)

Posted by: Jennifer at February 25, 2011 6:52 AM

Goodbye Cafeteria, hello Office

Posted by: NancyB at February 25, 2011 7:15 AM

Menstrual dachshund tranquilizer male

Posted by: Maribeth at February 25, 2011 8:47 AM

Monster project finally done

Posted by: j at February 25, 2011 8:53 AM

Baby says, Sleep? Hah!

Posted by: J at February 25, 2011 8:55 AM

Never ending; wonderful weather.

My week was bi-polar. :)

Posted by: Claire at February 25, 2011 8:59 AM

Are you shitting me??!!?!

Posted by: varinia at February 25, 2011 9:07 AM

Thank jeebus it's over.

Posted by: Martin at February 25, 2011 9:30 AM

owe taxes happy birthday
husband's gone nothing done
road trip coming up
shit we owe taxes

Posted by: Dawn at February 25, 2011 9:57 AM

Waiting for some snow

Posted by: Sherri Strader at February 25, 2011 10:01 AM

My Dear Friend Passed

Posted by: bacioni at February 25, 2011 10:49 AM

husband traveling highly stressful

Posted by: Donna at February 25, 2011 10:49 AM

crazy mixed-up beautiful grandsons

Posted by: 3jaysmom at February 25, 2011 10:54 AM

my week -> I need a vacation!

Also, I'm obsessed w/ Glee, so yay for loading up your ipods w/ it! :)

Posted by: Kris at February 25, 2011 11:35 AM

Off-balance, extremely productive (I also had a bi-polar kind of week). ;-)

Posted by: Krush at February 25, 2011 11:47 AM

Really really really long.

Posted by: Brooke at February 25, 2011 11:51 AM

Chris - staring at your blog picture ( the one under your "About the Cactus" line ), and it hit me: we are all becoming the old, stressed out men that we remember from our youth. Which means that we may, with some careful navigation, then grow into the joyful old men that we see gathering at the park, or sitting in restaurants laughing, etc. Guess given recent events really starting to think about the second half, but keep on trucking.

And the week: I ended up smoking...bout says it all. ! :)

Posted by: metawizard2 at February 25, 2011 12:04 PM

Lots of possibilities for this one (and I'm feeling creative!):
Thank God it's over!
Allergies, work, allergies, work
Half term looming large
Too much caffeine again
Not enough sleep again

I could go on and on, clearly...

As for Glee, well, obviously it isn't on here in France yet, so I bought the first series on DVD and yeah, I pretty much love it. But it's the songs I like best, rather than the show itself. So now my daughters and I get ready in the morning the Volume 1 CD - it's great hearing 2 essentially French girls, aged just 9 and almost 7, singing along and grooving on down to "Give me hell" and "Defying Gravity", not to mention some of my favourite songs from my (long gone) youth: "Walking on Sunshine" and "True Colors". My only beef with the show (series one, anyway, haven't seen series two) is that it's always Rachel who sings, or Finn, when I'd much rather hear Mercedes and Puck or Artie or Kurt...

Posted by: Kirsty at February 25, 2011 12:46 PM

tax return brings relief

Posted by: Lisa at February 25, 2011 12:56 PM

Happy to hear that the music of Glee is up to your standards. Their covers are quite good. The show, for me, is a bit of an escape.

My week in four words (as of this morning):
Got Laid Off Today.

Posted by: Beth at February 25, 2011 1:14 PM

little sleep much poop (life with four kids under 5).

Posted by: tess at February 25, 2011 1:22 PM

Average blah Oklahoma week

(Gleefulness on Tuesday!)

Posted by: Pat at February 25, 2011 1:55 PM

Oh. Fuck. Me. Now.

Posted by: alektra at February 25, 2011 2:04 PM

Glad. It's. Almost. Over.

Posted by: Procrastamom at February 25, 2011 2:43 PM

My week?

Snow days and madness.

I'm so glad the kids went back to school on wednesday. And I think they were too.

Posted by: Kim at February 25, 2011 2:44 PM

Eat A Fucking Dick.

Posted by: Brad at February 25, 2011 9:26 PM

Jury Duty? Oh poop!

Posted by: Dee at February 26, 2011 7:28 AM

Reading crazy British novel.

Posted by: Heather at February 26, 2011 4:37 PM

wanted to start smoking.

Posted by: harmzie at February 26, 2011 9:07 PM

Cabin fever 'Groundhog Day'

Posted by: Karen at February 26, 2011 9:44 PM

school vacation stomach bug

Posted by: akofaolain at February 28, 2011 12:31 PM