Tag Archives: Chibi City

An Unexpected Event

4 Apr

Friends,

An unexpected death in the family had me road-tripping to Pittsburgh late last week (which is why you had no FPF…my apologies), and I only arrived back in DC a few minutes ago.  Since I forgot my camera (as usual), you’ll have to take my word that the following things actually happened:

1. I met  my new nephew, who, in case you were wondering, is UTTERLY awesome.

2. I said good-bye to an old friend by doing a shot of tequila with my moM, daD, brotheR, sister-in-laW, and Chibi. (Yeah, that’s right. My family ROCKS the grieving process).

3. I discovered something that should NEVER be repurposed — an empty weed killer bucket — and taught my 2.5 year old nephew a new phrase.  (“DO NOT REUSE THIS CONTAINER,” which, if you’re two and a half, sounds a lot like, “DOOO ROOoOSE TAINER.”)

4. I hugged some people I haven’t hugged in a long time, told them I missed them, and admired their brandy new almost finished house (and watched their little son lock himself in his closet about sixty thousand times).

5. I shot some coke cans all up, in the name of target practice, with my daD.

 

Sorry, Coke.

6. I renewed my love/hate relationship with the PA Turnpike.

 

I hate you, construction.

 

Here’s to Harvey, who once spent an hour trying to convince me I ought to be a professional beer taster – may the next phase of his journey be everything he hoped for and more.

A Successful Chibication

28 Mar

Well friends, another successful Chibication has come to a close.  I had a lovely visit with Chibi and moM (they came to visit me this time), and as per last year’s Chibication, I thought I’d make a list of the things I learned…

1. My darling Chibi is a talented little thing!  Look what she made for me!

 

pretty!

She didn’t want to have to travel with the frame, so we ironed it all out & framed it once she got here.  She says the wings were the hardest – full of sparkly back stitches – so I took an extra shot of that.  Thanks for the faerie, Chibi!  I love her!

2. Taking a break from the interwebs wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be.  My virtual fish went belly up.  My virtual crops died. My virtual Smurfs had nothing to eat for a week.

 

Hungry Smurf is... still hungry, actually.

My inbox piled up.  And you know what?  NOTHING BAD HAPPENED. None of my Facebook friends noticed that I didn’t “like” anything they’d said for a week.  No one sent me a scathing “how could you not have written back to me?” e-mail. The Smurfs didn’t make a peep.  Actually, now I think about it, Farmville sent me 10 free farmcash to get me to keep playing.  Hmm… I should take a break from the interwebs more often, I think.

3. I have absolutely no will power.  (Translation: I now own ALL the Sookie Stackhouse novels, which I bought to put on my new Nook, which I bought because moM and Chibi said I should, which I believed because I’m a total wimp when it comes to peer pressure).  I also rearranged my Netflix queue and am now expecting season 1 of TrueBlood to arrive any time.

 

YUM.

Yes, I realize this is mindless vampire fantasy romance drivel. Yes, I did read all ten novels in a week. Yes, the HBO series is basically…um… well, it’s HBO. You know what it is. And worst of all, YES, I really enjoyed it.  (Somewhere my literature profs are all cursing me and spitting, I’m pretty sure). At any rate, Nooks are good for the environment. It was a green thing to do; at least that’s what I’m telling myself.

 

Reading NookBooks = Good for the Environment. ...right?...

4. I can get my Chibi to agree to pretty much anything if I ply her with Indian food first.

Nomalicious!

 

Needless to say I didn’t get much hookery accomplished, but I did have a fabulous visit!  Hooray, Chibication!