Sunday, February 23, 2014

This Weekend I... Volume 29

This weekend I... was supposed to be in a drunken bowling tournament up north, but the foot of snow we got on Friday shot that plan to hell. The boyfriend and I made it about three miles down the interstate, at about 30 mph, before we decided there was no way we were going to that for another hundred miles.

This weekend I... still went bowling with the boyfriend. We were bummed about the cancelled plans, so we bowled a few games at an alley in the Cities. Which, actually, was probably for the best. That way, there fewer people around to give me shit when I got a 62.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Goin' For That Gold

Last week, I told you about the time my sister and I broke into a stranger's house. Before you get the impression that we're a couple of badasses, allow me to offer another story for counter balance.

One summer, when we were somewhere around eleven, Amy and I got obsessed with badminton. Like, obsessed. Every morning we woke up, watched The Price is Right, and headed straight to the badminton court in the backyard. (I'm using the word "court" pretty loosely here. The boundaries of this court were along the lines of the first pine tree to that clump of dandelions and even with the garage, ten yards away.)

And there we stayed. For hours. Every day. And that's not even the bad part.

Between each game we'd take turns interviewing each other like we were at the Olympics or something. With totally straight faces, we'd say things like, "Well, you know Amy's a pretty fierce opponent, so I was a little nervous going into today's match. But I just kept my focus, relied on my training, and managed to pull off the win."

God, we were losers. Despite everything that was said in our post game interviews.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

This Weekend I... Volume 28

This weekend I... celebrated Valentine's Day with the boyfriend lazy style. We spent the night on the couch binging on fancy cheese, wine, and Downton Abbey. Not too shabby, even though neither of is, in fact, an eighty year old woman.

This weekend I... took advantage of the mild weather and spent lots of time outside with Gordy. We played ball, like, a hundred times, and took a walk around Lake Calhoun. I am so ready for going outside to be a normal part of my life again.