The best part of my day…

I did about a billion things today.  I crossed a few big things off the to-do list, didn’t quit my day job and took the cat to the vet.  For the billionth time.  Yes, Bing’s still in the cone of shame.  Well, he’s supposed to be.  But he was driving me crazy so I took the cone off (don’t tell the vet).  I am a bad parent.  I’m not letting that @sshole go outside, though.  Even if he claws at the door at 4:00 am…every.single.f*cking.morning.

Sorry, I got side-tracked.  Here’s the thing.  I accomplished a lot today.  But the best part?

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Finally passing level 402 (and immediately passing level 403) in Candy Crush.  Yes, I’m a loser.  But it’s just been that kind of day.

The craziest news?  I’ve been working as a pizza delivery driver for an entire year!  I honestly can’t believe it.

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Mardi Gras!!

I didn’t get to New Orleans until late Sunday night (the Sunday before Mardi Gras), but G was already there.

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That’s how he met me at the airport…he likes the pink beads the best.  Thankfully, he went to a bunch of parades with his nephew so it saved me from having to go out every night.

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G took those pictures before I got there.  Good job, G!!

And this was Bourbon Street:

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We headed out to see some parades on Tuesday morning (after I spent all of Monday doing mostly nothing!).  We were completely shocked when we woke up and it was 32 degrees outside.  It was a bit unexpected and I didn’t really pack for that kind of weather.

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A ski mask would have been helpful.  We made it to the Zulu parade and there were so many people out (it was only 10:00 am).  We strolled down Bourbon street and headed back home in the early afternoon.  I didn’t really understand the excitement about beads and coconuts so I just did my best to dodge everything.  I know, I’m a horrible Mardi Gras person.

The next day, G and I took a walking tour of the Garden District and I TOTALLY LOVED IT!!  It was gorgeous out and the homes were so beautiful.

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That’s G in front of the house where “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was filmed.  He was pretty excited about it.  The walking tour was one of my favorite parts of the trip.  I think G liked seeing all the boobs his family the most.

Per usual, we spent a lot of time eating and a lot of time with family.  G’s sister lives in New Orleans and his other sister (from LA) flew in for the weekend!

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Pretty good looking group of kids, huh?  And here’s most of the rest of the gang:

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We also had a chance to have dinner  with our good friends, Meghan and Mayukh, who used to live in Portland!

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We had so much fun visiting with everyone and seeing New Orleans.  There’s a lot I didn’t do and see so I’d really like to go back.  It was an incredible first trip!!

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It was only a few days…

But I wasn’t sure I’d make it.  We had a guest for the past week:

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Yes, my brother, Max, stayed with us while his parents vacationed in Mexico.

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He’s a great walking buddy…if you like walking a polar bear.

We were having a great time until Bing decided that he needed a little more attention.  Bing got in a fight a few weeks ago and was recovering well until Wednesday night when I noticed his head was a bit swollen.   On Thursday night, Bing thought it would be a good idea to scratch his head open so the fluid would explode all over our bed drain.  I took Bing to the vet on Friday.  Now he looks like this:

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You can kind of see the bald part on the left side of his head.  Idiot cat.  Bing does not like the cone of shame.  And Max was completely confused and concerned about the cone.  When I first put the cone on Bing, Max stared at him for an hour.  Idiot dog.  That made Bing very uncomfortable.  And it made me want to bury them both in the backyard.

As luck would have it, work at the pizza parlor was super, effing busy this week.  With the monsters at home bothering me all the dumb time, I just wasn’t in the mood.  But it was so much fun when these ladies stopped by:

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I just love them! It’s almost impossible to be pissed off around those two.

Oh and you may be wondering where G was during all of this stuff.  Well, he’s partying it up with a bunch of topless chicks in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.  Happy Valentine’s Day to George!  I’m at the airport now and will be in New Orleans tonight so I can party it up with topless chicks tomorrow.

And no, I won’t be one of the topless chicks.  New Orleans, you’re welcome.

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Perfect Timing

This morning, I kind of felt like I was going to burn down the building.  I guess I just got up on the “wrong side of the bed” (as some @ssholes people would say).  Then a friend sent me this picture of graffiti from the great state of Tennessee:

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And now, all is right with the world.

Thank you Steve!

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Cut It Off

Let’s see…I’ve been working and working and sleeping and family-ing and whatever.  So, pretty boring.  But then…I cut my hair off!

It started out like this:

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The picture is horrible, but the color was pretty faded and I had a lot of grow-out.  Also, the very end of the ombre I did a couple of years ago was still on the ends and it was very, very long.

Well, my hair ended up like this:

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Fresh color, and much, much shorter.  I’d still like to cut it really, really short, but I’m not that brave…yet.  To be continued.

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