So why not me?
I'm doing 101 Things in 1001 Days
You can read all about it here if you are so inclined. I'm setting up a separate blog for it so as not to get overly spammy here, though there will doubtless be some overlap of blog posts and pictures, depending.
In other news, saw Sweeney Todd last night and now I can't get the bit about Mrs. Mooney's Pie Shop out of my head because she uses pussycats (and them is quick!) and my favorite threat when the kittens are being naughty is that I am going to bake them into pies. With a nice bubbly gravy.
So that was a good laugh.
There've been some real ups and downs in the last few weeks, but I'm pretty happy overall. I have been seeing someone pretty fantastic for about a month and change now, and that seems to be going fairly swimmingly. Internet dating kind of worked out, eh? Plus The Handsome Cabin Boy is well though I see him infrequently, because he is busy training for the AIDS Ride most of the time now.
The oldest has a piece at the MOCA (LA Museum of Contemporary Art) that was installed last Tuesday and will remain on display for about a month. Official artist's reception is this weekend from 2-4 and if any locals are interested in going and seeing the show (it's put on by the AVPA at Culver High School) just drop me a comment and I will get you details. It's an adjunct to the Murakami exhibit, so you can get in and see his stuff at the same time!
The youngest was mugged for her backpack on school grounds last week. The culprit made off with her iPod and other belongings, but she was unharmed and responded by getting spitting mad. The boy who perpetrated the act was twice her size and a high schooler to boot. Such a Big Man On Campus, he had to mug a 13 year old middle schooler? He is as yet uncaught and will probably remain so as the school is doing nothing about it and are understaffed as far as security guards go. Little Miss Feisty tried to run him down and get her backpack back after he took off. I am glad she didn't catch him as that is a good way to get hurt, but we all do admire her gumption to try. We have, of course, already replaced the iPod - which was her big Xmas present this year. How much does it suck to have it stolen less than a month after?
Public schools, I am telling you. Infuriating. They're both taking self defense classes this semester.
And off I go to knock some stuff off my list.