weekend wrap-up

It's Sunday night and I'm watching Fortysomething and noticing that Hugh Laurie was sort of wimpy looking when he was younger and, though it's only eight o'clock, I'm tired.
I accompanied Youngest at a sleep study on Friday night and was amazed at how lovely and comfortable the place was. Surprisingly, I was able to sleep, not surprisingly, I didn't sleep as soundly as I do at home. But none of that matters! It was Youngest's sleep patterns that were being studied. So, we'll see how that turns out.
Last night we had dinner with friends. We cooked our own pizzas in their spiffy kitchen fireplace thing and I had too much Boomsma. Isn't that a good name? Actually, I can't even say I had too much Boomsma. I had SOME Boomsma and it left me feel parched and headachy this morning.
But, somehow, between the gin and the pizza and staying up late and not sleeping quite enough, K and I hatched a SECRET PLAN.
I know, I know, you want to know immediately about this plan but I cannot say A WORD.

Remember when the Fall Event was still a secret plan?
I got my Official Parade Instructions yesterday. The bad news is I am expected on site at 5:30am. And I have to wear a "costume." AND there are specific instructions to STAY CLEAR OF HORSES. Finally, I am not permitted to chew gum. I'll tell you, there's an awful lot involved in this parade business.

(This Fortysomething show is not very good. K and I have hardly smirked.)

I have new shoes and I'm wearing them to work tomorrow. I did a test run whilst sipping the BOOMSMA and they did not hurt and they make me taller. Points.

Points:
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR COSTUME DO NOT SIMPLY PULL ANOTHER ONE OFF THE RACK. PLEASE SEE A MEMBER OF THE COSTUME CREW FOR ASSISTANCE.
ONCE YOU ARE AT YOUR BALLOON, IT IS BEST PRACTICE TO STAY THERE. DO NOT WANDER OFF TO LOOK AT THE OTHER ELEMENTS, TO GET COFFEE, ETC. STAY WITH YOUR TEAM!

Get coffee?

Comments

Anonymous said…
You are all about sharing that you have a secret these days! And then not spilling. But good for you.

bb, stay away from coffee that morning! You are not allowed to PEE (there, I said it again), plus you are holding the most important part of that balloon. I too demand that you stay with your team.

jbhat
Please tell me you don't have to wear a clown costume.

Hmmmm. Secret plan to install a brick oven thing in your kitchen?

I also agree that coffee would be a big no-no, but who the heck can function at that hour with no coffee?
Miz S said…
I'm concerned about the bathroom situation. There is only one solution that I can think of. Also, I can't tell who your balloon character is. And? Will your whole team be wearing a red jumpsuit? How will I know which one is you?
Paola said…
Boomsma sounds delicious.

You and K are simply the most perfect couple I have ever met.

I sincerely hope Youngest sleep will be taken care of, he's way too young not to be sleeping well.

We need pictures of this parade and you know it. Hello Middle, can you hear me?
blackbird said…
I hope to assign Middle all photo responsibilities!
I bet you'll be a splendid balloon tender. No wandering, no bathroom breaking, no costume malfunctions...
Good luck with the sleep study.
Fannie said…
Well I would hope no coffee - what with the lack of BATHROOM access and all. Sheesh!
Amy A. said…
I am so gonna be scoping out the balloon teams this year! I just know I'm gonna spot you and because we are old bloggy friends, I will be able to pick you out of the crowd. You'll be the one with your face pointed AWAY from the cameras!!! :)
Oh well, you see, the minute we walked past one of the 500 Starbucks on 5th Avenue, I'd forget, and the balloon would be floating towards the Empire State Building whilst I was drinking my triple venti.

So, no gum? Under the costume? Like there's parade gum police peering down your mouth?
RW said…
Are we taking the big parade - the really big Thanksgiving one?
The Coffee Lady said…
5.30 and no coffee. Sorry. This sounds horrendous.