Wednesday, May 31, 2006

ahhhhh (ps. firmware sounds dirrrty)

thanks to the jeeeenyus bar at apple, it has been declared that there ain't nuttin' wrong with my mac's airport. and it seems updating the firmware on the router has solved the connectivity issues. huzzah.

yesterday was a beautiful day out, so after getting the mac checked out, boo and i headed to the zoo. at this time of year, the zoo train runs across washington park to the rose garden. we got out, strolled around the garden for a while (it still kinda blows my mind how differently varieties of roses can smell) and then to a large playground before taking the train back to the zoo. i'm always impressed with how willing boo is to stay in a formal garden setting and just enjoy the plants.

today was not as nice out, although it didn't rain until about 5. we were picked up and brought to a playdate at new acquaintance dorota's house. nathan and felix have a funny dynamic - they pretty much get into a series of little contentions and then one of them gives up. only ugly scene was nathan when leaving - when he really hates to go (and this was definitely the case here), he pulls a full mad pout of 'i'm never going to see you again! i don't like you!' which unfortunately felix took at face value. i had to plead with nathan to get him to apologize to felix, who was by this point in tears. and then felix immediately laughs it off. go figure.

tomorrow is my first prenatal appointment. for some reason i have some sense of dread about this.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

noooo don't make me grow up

tonight i kinda wanted to go see architecture in helsinki play, but there are two opening bands, and i know i'm gonna be ready to sleep by 10. heck, i might be ready now. so, i'll probably go to the night knitting session at a nearby yarn shop.

hope i purl before i get old.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

mom, your hair's turning gray.

lunchtime conversation with boo.

this doesn't actually happen to be true, mind you. yet.

holy craigslist, batman!

i posted our myriad of boxes and bubble wrap on craigslist. nine responses in 12 hours.

Monday, May 22, 2006

aaaahh finally

qwest connected our dsl today. we had comcast and qwest in a race to see which service we'd qet quicker; comcast had an installation appointment on friday that, in their usual style, they blew off.

we bought rabbit ears for the tv and found that we get pbs, nbc and some other channels in just fine. i'm in no rush to get a dish, and comcast has had its final chance with us.

so a list of things awesome about portland so far:

friendly neighbors
organics to you (a box of local organic produce brought to your house, yippee)
being able to use angie's list to find services
the bar named 'porky's' on the next block is becoming a gay bar
bus stops right on the corner
there's a yarn pretty close to here, need to check it out

Monday, May 08, 2006

why do they sell....

prenatal vitamins in 100-count bottles?

hotel koan

oh grasshopper:

there is free wifi, or high-speed wifi.
there is no free high-speed wifi.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

so let's see how fast this gets around

file under: it figures

we got rid of a lot of stuff in preparation for the move. i even parted with some books, which i very rarely do. lots of runs to the thrift store with clothes, toys, little home decorations. we held a yard sale and got rid of the lava lamp and old walkmen. sold boo's bunkbed through an ad in the paper, since the ceiling in his new room won't take a tall bed. boodad's coworker took the pack n' play and a bunch of other kiddie stuff. i sent the baby swing out to benrad, who is expecting with his fiance in november. (yippee!)

meanwhile, i had been feeling lightheaded over the past couple of weeks, which i attributed to very high pollen counts but was thrilled that i wasn't getting sinus infections. hooray for septoplasty! and tired, but then i was packing and cleaning and organizing and packing and cleaning and organizing and packing.... etc. but thursday, my calves started to hurt. not my back, not my shoulders, just my calves. kinda odd. friday, they still kinda hurt. so i got suspicious. when i was pregnant with boo, i would wake up in the middle of the night with horrendous charlie horses. i remember them being so strong that i'd wake up yelling and poor boodad would try to massage them away. so.... friday i did the pee on a stick test. twice.


a little bit of a suprise, but i'm deleriously happy.