Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bout dat life

This weekend a few friends of mine are coming down from Auckland for a "girls weekend" in Welly. That's how tragic my social skill are, that after 4 years of moving to Wellington I'm still a loner, and I have to either fly to Auckland to see people or have them fly down to visit me. PA-thetic.

So, now to the weekend. The thought of trying to plan activities for the weekend, and then plan for the kids while I'm not around, it's so draining. To be fair, I should really just leave it to the man and trust that he and the clones will be alive when I return. And the girls are so low-maint and Wellington is relatively easy to get around and fuss free. So what the hell am I worried about??

The real problem is that I'm so hermatised (new word!) that the mere thought of leaving the house to do something potentially fun is setting all the alarm bells off. Again, pathetic! Besides, I just received the rest of the Ender's quintet books and I could just read for days ...

So I'm trying to psych myself up:

  • I get to chat and gossip for hours with the girls
  • Hell, I get to talk in normal adult-speak and not a baby voice or in scolding lingo
  • I get to wear as uncomfortable an outfit as I want
  • I get the option of eating out at an establishment that doesn't need to have highchairs, a kids' menu or wide tables in case of swinging baby arms/thighs or flying bottles
  • I get to moan about how sleep-deprived I am. Oh wait, I do that right now ...
I'm tired just thinking about it. And I'm so sleep-deprived! Sorry Miley, but we is not bout dat life.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Everything is awesome

Oh so the annoying Lego song says.

Going to Auckland for a one-day visit to see the family. Just me and kids. I will need to pop a whole bottle of patience pills before each flight...BUT I'm really looking forward to seeing my family. Wellington is a lovely city, but it's a lonely one too. I miss people I know. I don't want to know new people, I like the ones I already have, but I don't really have them because they're too far. Sigh.

So drastic introvert measures have been taken: instead of taking the kids to the park and meeting new people there, I'm taking them up to Auckland for one day to see the ones we already know. Same diff. Problem solved. Bank account smashed. #care

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Smiley face

When I see a smiley emoticon, I tend to think that more often than not it alludes to the preceding statement/question meaning more than it seems to say.

For example:
"You look happy [smiley face]" possibly means "Whoa who ate all the pies?"
"My bad [smiley face]" maybe means "I'm pretty much the biggest ass on the planet right now."

So when the landlord texts:
"I've never seen so many leaves down the side path before [smiley face]"
it must not mean something good.

How about you give us notice before you come onto the property like you're supposed to? And how about you fix the leaking roof and let the leaves decay and return the nutrients to the soil like how nature intended? [smiley face]