Weekends are too short

Well, that’s another fabulous weekend over and done. Summer is just flying away.

Back when I started this blog my first post included a picture of the Advance Readers Copy of Jenny “The Bloggess” Lawson’s book, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.” Jenny is sooooo funny and the book was awesome, and she kept announcing cities for her tour dates that never included Minneapolis. Until the last one. Her current book tour finally included us!!!!! Friday after work I headed on out to the Barnes & Noble by Southdale with my ARC & my hardcover of the book, my camera, and Moose. 1/2 hour before Jenny’s book reading started it was already standing room only. It was worth it! She’s just as funny and adorable in person as she is on the internets.

Here is a picture of Jenny, Moose, and Jenny’s stuffed monkey, Copernicus.
Moose & Monkey Saturday, Rick & I headed up to the wilds of Coon Rapids for our friend Mark’s birthday celebration. There was lots of good food, and good drink, and good friends. Sometimes I forget just how many wonderful people we have in our life.

We’d ridden up to the party with Romeo. Just as we were about to get on the highway after leaving Mark’s house the tire sensor on his jeep came on. He’d run over something that punctured the tire and we pulled into a parking lot and watched it go completely flat. Luckily he had me & Rick there to change the tire. :-) Rick jacked the car up & down, but I did all the tire changing work. It was kind of fun! I like knowing that if I ever had a flat when I was by myself I would know what to do.

This morning we did brunch at Pizza Lucé. The food was sooooo good! I had a breakfast pizza. I love those. They also have a Bloody Mary bar so you can mix your own. We’re definitely going to have to do brunch there again sometime.

This afternoon was the last day of the Minnesota Fringe Festival so Rick & I headed out to see the final performance of The Complete Works of William Shatner (abridged.) We knew we were going to love it because it was a comedy full of The Shat, and we not only knew the two writers, but half the cast as well. They did not disappoint. Damn, I know some funny people in theater here.

It was a terrific weekend full of lots of good friends and laughter. The best kind.

Hello everyone!

I miss blogging. Facebook and Twitter are too fleeting. I want something more permanent.

So… Hey, look. I have a blog now! I’m going to share it with Moose. Eventually I will make some pages for his adventures and all the places he’s travelled and people he’s met. The dude’s kind of a celebrity whore.

Because this is the internets, we will start this blog off with the required picture of a cat!

Lump

Her Royal Highness, Queen of the House, Lump

This is my cat, Lump. She’s a cranky bitch, but she’s my cranky bitch!

We have a dog too. He’s a Shiba Inu named Dogasaurus Rex. You’ll just have to come back again if you want to see pictures of him.

And now, despite my good intentions of starting this blog tonight with something more substantial than a picture of a cat, I’m off to do more important stuff.

Like this:

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Yes, this is an Advanced Reader Copy of the not yet released book from the amazing Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess!

If you’ve never heard of The Bloggess, I’m sorry. You have not truly lived. We can fix that though.

Her name is Jenny & she is wicked funny. This post about getting lost had me laughing so hard I thought I would burst something. The story of James Garfield will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you go WTF? And then you discover that there is more. Eventually, you will come to the conclusion that The Bloggess is an alcoholic. Or maybe a cocker spaniel. Then you will decide that really, she’s just a normal girl with a cat on her head. Jenny commented on this description the first time I linked to her on a blog in a galaxy far, far away with this:

Ha! I’m actually an alcoholic cat with a spaniel on my head. Confusing…I know. Jenny (the bloggess)

Because that is how awesome she is. And I’ve got my grubby little paws on an Advance Reader Copy of her not-yet-released book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir). So, my fresh start at blogging will have to wait because I’ve got some reading to do!