Jul 11, 2007

i *heart* vay-cay days...

i really, really do.

i would be oh so happy to win el lotto just so i could stay at home. heck, i even tried the argument about being a stay-at-home mom for the sake of the cat.

Husband didn't buy it.

even though it's been not necessarily the most relaxing couple of days, it still beats being at work with all the insanity going on there.

see, we make phone books. nothing earth shattering, and definitely nothing that will cure any diseases. and my job in this is to work oodles of reports so that when we send books to press, there are no incomplete spots on the pages that go to press.

some days it's ho-hum. some days i need to clone myself so i can actually get something done.

and, since i've been off, we've been sending a large book to the printer. so when i go back tomorrow, it'll still be in da house.

but despite the fact that there's not been much relaxing and lotsa shopping/running around for the beach party this weekend, i still would rather do that than be at work.


in other news...

speaking of the beach party, one of our guests hit up Brendan to make sure it was OK to bring his kids.

of course it is, we're very kid-friendly in the Mostly Smoggy So. Cal beach party planning committee. but then he wanted to know if there were going to be other younger kids there.
besides the hosts, that is.

could be. i have a couple of friends that have younger kids that i assume will be bringing them.

OK - i just wanted to know if there was going to be something for them to do, he says.

wait...what? something for kids to do?? at the beach?!

holy crap! have we as a society raised a generation of young'uns that are so fixated on video games and what not that they don't know how to have fun at the beach?!

man. i hope that's not it. but between sand, surf, boogie boards, volleyball and badmition, these kids should not be bored.

if they are, then dagnabbit i'm a-gonna duct tape their butts to a beach chair and tell 'em about the days before MTV, Guitar Hero and our hot video game system was the Atari 2600.



icecold1967 said...

Cool.... work is bored


Pat said...

That is too funny - my husband's company makes phone books too - so I can totally relate to what stresses you have!
...about the kids, I don't really think they do know how to have fun anymore - I haven't been able to get my DD out of the house all summer. :(

Allison said...

Ahhh Guitar Hero! LOVE IT! But I didn't have video games or anything growing up, so that's all new to me.

Anonymous said...

That is really kinda sad! I have one of each child. My dd lives completely in a world that she imagines every day. Every day is a new adventure and she is easily amused.

My son, on the other hand, if he doesn't have his video games or his computer, he'll go absolutely bonkers. Couldn't play make believe if he tried!

It's a sad sad world we live in when someone knows not what to do to have some fun at the beach!

elle said...

My kidlets love guitar hero, and once hoodwinked me into playing. I was a disaster. Im ok with that.

When you regal te kids with tales of the good old days....remember to tell them how we made phones outta cans and string, and were happy playing with a stick and a rock! :)

Melissa said...

Yeah, Anna Marie couldn't believe it when I told her of long car trips sans DVD players, Leap Pads, and Game Boys.

"What did you DO?" she asked.

"We fought. A lot." I answered.

Susie Q said...

Hee hee....LONG car trips with NO movies, video games OR air conditioning. After all, I was a child in the dark ages. Come to think about it, we did make those trips in a covered wagon right?

Love ya,