Wishing our office days were still like that…and seriously, I want Joan Holloway’s wardrobe. Seriously.
Moving back up to the Bay Area was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have since been able to watch my nephew grow up into a little man, a crazy, somewhat..um…interesting(?) little man. Every moment that I share with him is heaven, as I believe I have mentioned before. But really, he is the light of my life and I am so ecstatic that he has come into my life. I may not be able to understand every other word he says, and his temper may not exactly be “acceptable” but he is the cutest thing on this earth since sliced cheese.
I picked him up tonight from my parent’s house and my mother gave him M&M’s for the car ride to my sister’s house. M&M’S!!! MOM, ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?!?!? I swear, she is. He MAY or MAY NOT have had a nap today…my mother did not divulge any misstep while under her care. So, let me tell you. He devoured the rest of the candy like Barney the fucking purple dinosaur was out to eat him, and immediately started to crash into a sugar coma. NO!!! I could not let that happen!
Of course, me being the “aunt”, the “childless woman”, I decided that he was not allowed to sleep on the car ride to his parents’ home. I blasted that Veggie Tales CD so loud, and screamed at the top of my lungs “TYLER!!!! DO NOT GO TO SLEEP!!! SIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGGG!!!!”
“You’re big! I’m little. My head only comes to your middle, But I say little guys can do big things too!”
He totally was half asleep and would sing with his eyes closed. I know it’s mean that I kept him from sleeping, but he always becomes super cranky when he sleeps in my car, and well, that’s just LAME. So every time I saw his eyes close and his head droop, I’d scream “NO! WAKE UP AND SING!!!” He’d open his eyes and flash me that drunken smile…and start to sing again. I swear, I had tears streaming down my face – it was so goddamn cute!
So say of me what you will, but he was fine when I parked the car and we raced up to his apartment. All in all, I would say that I’m a pretty rad aunt with the COOLEST nephew ever. I love my nugget.
There are always people in your life that touch you, and you never forget the impression they leave on you. I totally believe that about animals as well. No, I am not a crazy animal person…OK kinda, but I don’t own any animals…In fact, when I moved to the City, I left a fish at my parents house, hoping it would die. It was almost two years old!!! A goldfish!!! That’s soo bad, right? Seriously! It finally died. Earlier this month. My mom’s going to get a new one. Good luck with that Mom!
So anyway, I don’t have animals of my own, I just love and adore them. When I lived in West Hollywood, with one of the BEST ROOMMATES EVER, two cats also inhabited the apartment. Maggie and Goober. The cutest cats ever! I was unemployed for a month in 2007, and those two kept me company every day that I sat on that damn couch doing nothing but stare at job posts. Goober is like a dog, and Maggie is such a little baby. They are the greatest to play with, the greatest to cuddle with, and just great PERIOD!
Maggie’s kinda ditzy, you may think she’s slightly “off”…runs into things, freaks out when someone sneezes, doesn’t really meow – she squeaks.
Right now, Maggie is suffering from FIP. (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) Hard to explain, all I know is that it is terminal, and just soo not fun. I visited my old apartment and got to spend some time with her – it was soo sad! I totally cried. She is such a great pal, and my old roommate’s first ‘baby’. It’s sad sad to know that she will be leaving us sooner than we thought, and I am so happy to have had her in my life. I was so glad to be able to say good-bye to her, and I hope that one day I can get a cat that is just as great as she is!
The past two weeks have been amazing. Rain has been pouring. The grass is greener and I’ve been smiling more and more! I don’t really understand how people don’t like the rain. It’s so wonderful! The air smells so fresh…It’s just such a great thing! Almost every night I’ve been falling asleep to the pouring rain and it’s amazing. I just can’t stop gushing!! SO I ask you Gaia, please keep the rain coming!!!