Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kick off time

At 12:31 AM, about a minute after I clocked out last night, I opened the newest bottle of fig vodka, poured some into a shaker with some ice and orange juice and shook up a fig martini. About an hour later, I was sound asleep.

I am so lame.

This morning, having overslept, I made some coffee and got to work. Just about every square inch of this house saw a vacuum, a dust cloth or a mop and now it sparkles. My back hurts like hell, but the house is gleaming and awaiting a week of neglect right along with its resident slacker.

By 4 PM, I was starving, hot and had no more energy. My son picked me up to go out for a Tex-Mex dinner and a movie. We wanted to see the new Transformers movie on an IMAX screen, but the closest one was in Ann Arbor, so we settled for 3D viewing at the new Emagine theater complex in Royal Oak. The movie, while long, satisfied my need to watch things blow up. The special effects are incredible--well the whole movie is rather incredible-- but isn't that the point of seeing a summer blockbuster like this? To escape reality? I swear, I think it helped me blow off whatever remaining steam all that housecleaning couldn't. Not so for my son. As we were leaving the theater, he noticed that the original Die Hard movie was showing on a big screen at midnight at the Main Art Theater. He bought tickets for himself and a friend and will take in yet another movie tonight.

I plan on being sound asleep by then.

Shawl knitting tomorrow. We swears, Precious. We swears.


ETA: My son and I share a fondness for this series of movies and have watched all three together. He recalls all of the Transformers I bought for him as an indulgence when he was a youngster and Transformers were only toys. He repays my indulgence by being a good movie going buddy.

9 comments:

Gail said...

What a wonderful beginning to a relaxing week! Hey, remember it is a VACATION not another assignment. The movie part and eating out sounded great, oh, and the drink.

Thanks for visiting. Bev is very passive, where I am the tough broad that will probably get shot one of these days...of course, I out weigh her, too so that gives me advantage with the villians when I throw my weight around.

Remember after today, no work, only things you realllllly want to do are allowed. Have a great week.

sapphireblue said...

It's nice to have a good clean up. Makes things nice and fresh. Hope you have some good time off.

Sandy said...

wow, what a trailer, it looks fantastic! How nice for you that you and your son share this interest...

Miss 376 said...

Hope the fig vodka stays in the bottle until after the shawl knitting!
Great way to start your break, now put your feet up and relax

distracted by shiny objects said...

Vodka...that's fermented potatoes, right?? So, a vegetable drink. And with OJ and figs, actually more of a healthy sports drink. Stay very healthy, girl :>)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

great mom/son date! i still want to know if you can make fig vodka with gin! ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

NCmountainwoman said...

What a whirlwind of activity. How nice your son came to your rescue.

Stephanie V said...

Lame? What were you expecting? This is your party...do what you want. Hope it's a great week that seems about a month long.

The Bug said...

Oh man I REALLY need to vacuum. But the baseball is on & Dr. M is taking a nap, so I guess it'll have to wait :)