Archive for May 18th, 2006

brian’s home! yay!

Posted on May 18, 2006. Filed under: The boy(s) |

Brian’s home and he came to visit me for lunch and it was so fantastic! Just seeing him makes everything else and the fact that he’s staying away for so much longer okay.

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i finished reading jpod by douglas coupland

Posted on May 18, 2006. Filed under: Books |

I stayed up a bit late to finish JPod, and I actually got through it pretty quickly. I started just last week I think. I did really enjoy the book and the subtle randomness of the plot (which is why I enjoy Douglas Coupland books). I also found it interesting to note the plethora of pop culture references only because I was wondering:

If this book makes it, and if it’s around in 100, 200, 300, so on years how many people will read it and write dissertations on the pop culture references and their meaning or symbolism? It’s link to the early 2000s? How many people won’t have a clue as to who the hell Ned Flanders is? Or just won’t get it. This is definitely a timely, contemporary book and the characters are very well developed, likeable, and believable. They take over the story and it’s a good thing. And don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the positioning of the story within the current pop culture craze, this also helps with character development, it just intrigues me to think both 1) what will people in the future think…just out of interest’s sake? and 2) what references have I been missing in books that I read that are over 100 years old? Maybe I just glaze over some of the details that were pertinent to the time.

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nail polish remover

Posted on May 18, 2006. Filed under: Family |

I never, ever paint my nails, but when Brian was home last time we went to Niagara for the weekend and I had my very first pedicure (not overly fantastic, but fun enough). The best part was after the girl painted my nails she told me it would take an hour to dry and that I’d have to wear the paper flip flops for that long so I couldn’t put on my shoes.

Did I mention that this was in the winter and it was freaking cold outside? Well, I padded along up to the main lobby of the very nice Marriot of which the spa was a part and then Brian proceeded to give me a piggy back next door to our hotel, creating quite the scene as you could imagine. But it was dead fun.

I now have to take the remaining bits of nail polish off of my toes in preparation for open-toed sandals at a wedding this weekend and, as I rarely (never) wear this product, I also rarely never remove it…

Today, as I reached for the nail polish remover, I had an instant, intense flash back:

The last time I removed nail polish was when the nursing home attendants where my grandmother lived had a “makeover” day and painted her fingernails.

And she hated it.

So I promised that I would come back the next day and get it off for her, which I did, taking each finger delicately and rubbing off the mess with care — with the same bottle that I still have in my cupboard.

It was a nice memory to fall upon.

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