Tuesday, May 10, 2005
So Long and Thanks for all the Fish
Yeah, but where's the hat?
God, talk about procrastination. Also there are comments on my last entry that I just now remembered I needed to respond to. Sometimes I'm a real shit blogger, you know that?
The title is two-fold. A while back Pat and I had a date and went to see Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I liked it pretty well while I was watching it (say 3 Netflix stars or so), but when we got home I read a scathing review of it and started liking it less. Why the hell do I do that anyway? The best part to me though, was the song. That song just made me feel so pleased with life.
And today we went with our unschooling group to see the dolphins at the Mirage and Siegfried (I'm not good with either 'ie' combos or looking up how to spell something with 'ie' combos) and Roy's Secret Garden, which features an elephant, some tigers, some lions, and a black panther. The whole thing started out terribly stressful for me because Irina just really has a problem with outings lately. She would not settle down. I nursed her and bounced her and carried her and she was having none of it. She finally fell asleep and I felt like I could enjoy myself a little bit more, but then everybody else left and Harper started in bigtime on the whining and wanting to go home so we only stayed a bit longer and then left. I love watching the dolphins. They're so beautiful and just fascinating to watch. I also like that the dolphin habitat is an educational center (I think that's what they called it), so they don't have the dolphins doing shows or anything like at Sea World. They just have a couple of pools where the trainers interact and you can sit up really close as long as you want and see them do all kinds of jumps and cute dolphin stuff. Dude, next to monkeys, dolphins totally rule.
Today I broke down and bought a cell phone. I've always resisted because I couldn't really see the use of one in our particular lives. I just don't talk on the phone all that often and well... we've gotten along this long in life without ever having one. Then today I was driving along and realized I hadn't made any arrangements with Pat for either driving him home or having him take the bus and I thought that having a cell phone at that moment would have been useful. And it was one more time thinking that on top of several others, so I said what the hell. However I bought the prepaid kind and I bought the absolute cheapest model that Target had. Here's hoping it's functional.