|On the patio at The Fix for Foodies in Nevada City, CA|
I'm leading four Odyssey of the Mind teams down the home stretch to the regional tournament at the end of Feburary; we've just started back to school and progress report grades are right around the corner; the big seventh grade writing test is just five weeks away; and I'm already way behind on grading.
Last weekend C.J. found a possible investment property in Upper Lake, about a two hour drive over the mountains from Vallejo where we live, so we threw the dogs in the back seat and drove up to find the little house charming, just the right size and in need of about six thousand dollars more than our repair budget will allow. By now someone has surely snapped up the place and we're back to looking.
No worries, but on the road home over the mountains Dakota got car sick.
I'd have been better off staying home reading book blogs.
2. Why do people have ring tones on their cell phones that are meant to sound like old-fashioned real phones? Do they think they are fooling anyone? Does the sound of a real phone ringing remind them of grandma's house? I remember my last real phone--a wall mounted beige phone with a hundred foot cord that reached through the entire downstairs and out onto the back patio. I miss that phone. You could really talk on that phone.
3. I've been stuck tyring to finish the same book all week. I like it. It's very well written. But it's the kind of book where very little happens, so everytime I start reading it I end up falling asleep. I've even tried moving to the most uncomfortable easy chair in the house, but I still fell asleep after twenty pages. Maybe I should try one of those five hour energy drinks.
4. I've encountered my first temptation with The TBR Double Dog Dare. I've been having a great time with it this year, I've even been thinking about extending it for myself at least, but this week there was this fascinating interview with sthe author of a new a new book about the Civil War called The Fall of the House of Dixie that just sounds so good.....
I'll resist. Keep to the Dare. Just a little over two months to go....
5. I'm robo-posting today's entry. C.J. and I have been selling off our stuff on eBay. We're inspired by one of our guilty television pleasures, Hoarders. Every time we break down and watch an episode, we end up donating a box of stuff to a local thrift store. We have a lot of stuff, but we're not hoarders. Last month I listed a bunch of the better stuff on eBay and sold in item to someone up in Nevada City. I decided to seize the day and offer delivery instead of packing and shipping the item. This way we have an excuse to visit one of our favorite places, The Fix for Foodies a raw-food restaurant in Nevada City.
Whenever we tell people we're going to eat at a vegetarian restaurant, we're asked if we're vegetarians. We're not, we reply. We just like good restaurants. We're not Chinese either, but we eat at Chinese restaurants.
The Fix has this wonderful thing they call raw pizza. It's really like more like a salad than a pizza, but it's delicious.
I'd love to take that book I mentioned earlier so I can read a few pages while C.J. is driving, but did I mention that stack of papers I have to grade. Dogs are welcome on the patio at The Fix for Foodies, but after what happened last time, Dakota is staying home.