observations from last tuesday, updated today

It's 8am. The movers have arrived at the house next door and are loading the truck that is as long as the block (they are packing two cars in there as well). The truck is running during the loading and I will lay odds that the truck will continue to run for as long as the movers are here.
This pisses me off. (they actually shut the truck off after a little while)

It's is pleasantly cool here and has been for the past few days. This will be interrupted suddenly by searing white hot heat. It's only a matter of time. (I am a genius. searing white hot heat has set in)

We drove a Jeep last weekend, and while fun, I just can't see paying anything (and it was very very very cheap) for a vehicle that does not have functioning doors. (they were BOTH broken).
(no new info here)

I am making yet another Martha recipe for dinner. What gets me is that I am actually following the recipe for what has been my go-to meal for over a decade: fresh veg, shallots or onion, garlic, an herb (tarragon tonight) and olive oil - grate some parm on top...why am I reading this instead of just doing what I do and have done? Jerk. (Jerk)

.........red ellipses to deliniate thoughts................

Always with the funny:

Scene: We are driving, Oldest, K, myself and one of Oldest's friends - to get a rental truck to finish bringing Oldest's things home from the now sold apartment. We pass a fellow on a bike in full Lance Armstrong gear from top to toe...We silently assess his very professional ensemble.
Oldest: I just want to thank you, Dad, for riding your bike in a tee shirt and shorts.

Scene: K and I are watching Matchpoint. Youngest has decided to sit with us for a few minutes to draw. The actor on camera takes a shot gun from a case, breaks it down hurriedly and puts it in his bag.
Youngest: This isn't going to end well.


Time for a show and tell, methinks -
and PJ, who is a lovely lady indeed, would like to see our coffee machines.

Thank you all for your birthday wishes -
it is today.


Amy said…
It is today!? Well then a Happy Birthday is indeed in order!!
Paula said…
Okay, now for the offical happy birthday.

Happy Birthday!!!

And many more!
Paula said…
Ooh, and for the Show and Tell too!
Elan Morgan said…
Happy Birthday, Blackbird!

Why do we capitalize both words?
Anonymous said…
Happy Birthday Blackbird! We expect many fun pictures of celebrations tomorrow :)
jenny said…
Well, Happy Birthday!

What? You and K didn't feel like climbing in through the jeep windows ala Bo and Luke Duke?
Poppy B. said…
Happy Bidet! And many more!
Julia said…
Happy Birthday!!
Badger said…
Happy birthday, you!!

Oh, and you can't swing a cat around these parts without hitting some jackass all tarted up in full Lance Armstrong regalia. Because he's from here, you know. Matthew McConahoogey is from here, too, but you don't see me walking around naked with a bong and a pair of bongo drums.
islaygirl said…
~giggling at the thot of badger with bongos ~

so bb, you've turned 29 at last. have a lovely day!
Anonymous said…
Hope you continue on the birthday celebration, including lots of presents.

Amy A. said…
You should not do anything at all today! Except the things you want to do. It is your birthday, after all. Have a happy one!
BabelBabe said…
Happy Birthday, dear!
I hope you have a lovely day.
Sandy said…
Happy Birthday to you way up there in Tuvalu!
momslo said…
BIGGINANDTONIC!! OOPS! I meant Happy birthday, today! Have a good one.
Carol said…
Happiest of days to you, my friend.

Oh - and the bike apparel? Have K try the black tight shorts - they have padding right where you need it. They're amazing. After you experience the comfort, you never go back!
Angela said…
The best of birthdays to you. If I could visit Tuvalu today, I would treat you to the largest possible version of your most favorite coffee drink.

And biscotti.

And then I would invite you to shop with me.
Sarah e.Smith said…
Hope you have a fabulous birthday....loved this post by the way....it;s great how your revisted thoughts from last week...great idea :) cheers!
MsCellania said…
May I now sing for you my favorite Boynton Birthday card? (You will have to picture the critters... )

Hippo Birdies Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdies Two Ewes,
Hippo BIRDIES, Dear BlackBird,
Hippo Birdiies Two Ewes!

With Great Affection,
The Mocky Rountain Contingent
puerileuwaite said…
Happy Birthday, BB. In honour of your special day, I'm going to get all tarted up (I love my new phrase!).
Anonymous said…
A happy, happy birthday, bb!
Caterina said…
Hahahahaha....Badger's comments made me laugh.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We share birthday months, actually birthday weeks. I knew I liked you. Hope you had a fabulous day!
Sarah Louise said…
Happy Birthday, dear Blackbird. In our family, we first sing it in English:

(Happy Birthday to you, dear Blackbird...)

then in Portugeuse: (Parabenspara voce!)

and if I win, finally, in Polish:

(Sto lat, sto lat, niech zyje zyje nam.
Sto lat, sto lat, niech zyje zyje nam.
Jeszcze raz, jeszcze raz, niech zyje, zyje nam.
Niech zyje nam!)

Which essentially translates to

Good luck, good cheer, may you live a hundred years.
Good luck, good cheer, may you live a hundred years.
Good luck, good cheer, may you live a hundred years.
One hundred years!

I love birthdays. I hope you enjoyed and are still enjoying yours. I usually drag it out to a week-long celebration if I can...
tanabata said…
Happy Birthday!
Lynne@Oberon said…
Happy natal anniversary! Did you get any good presents??

A photo of my coffee machine would have to be of the very nice young barista who inhabits the cafe in our building. I cannot make coffee .... teabag dangling is too ingrained.
Colorsonmymind said…
I loved this post,thinking back on previous thoughts.

Happy Happy Birthday.
robiewankenobie said…
your birthday is today? or you are observing your birthday today, when in all actuality, it was last week...the tuesday which you were observing in this post.

i'm all confuzled.

i'm not confuzled when i say that i really enjoy reading you every day. that you make me think, and smile, and...and...and.

a very happy and merry, to you!
Suse said…
For your birthday, I will correct your spelling. Because I am thoughtful like that.


Happy birthday dearest.
MezzoCO said…
oooh happy birthday, bb! hope it was great :)