Week in Review

I have commented before that whoever told my daughter Indigo to “use her words” should have to deal with her today where her words are never ending. The other night as I was outside starting to plant things in the garden, the girls were wrestling in the grass – the new sod has made them happy I think. So, they are wrestling around and Indigo accidentally gets hurt. An elbow landed where it was not intended or something. They go from laughing to Indigo getting angry for what was clearly an accident. She started to lecture her sister about even if it is an accident, she should still say she’s sorry. DJ’s response was automatically “Sorry”, to which, Indigo replied:
“DJ. I know you said you were sorry, but I did not feel your apology was a real one. You hurt me. and I want a real apology.”
HUH? Wow!!
While I applauded her ability to express exactly why she was unable to accept the fly-by apology, I was wondering who exactly taught her this new use of her words. And I’m not sure, given our history with people teaching her new ways of using her words, I’m ready to thank them yet.  I may wish they had taught her to swear instead. But then again, I guess she could learn that one at home.


I was told this week, by the project owner and CFO of the company, that I drink too much coffee. Sadly, he only saw me after about half of my morning coffee consumption. It was on the day that Starbucks was giving away free cups of coffee to people who brought in their own mugs. I work for a company where EVERYONE always brings their own mugs – green company – so they were all headed over to get coffee. We were both invited. I declined because I didn’t have time, and he started drilling me on why I drink coffee. Because I like coffee. Coffee makes me awake so I can focus on boring stuff like contract details required for configuring the system. He didn’t accept the response.

I should point out that his assessment that I drink too much coffee was based on nothing more than his belief that everyone who drinks coffee drinks too much…..and maybe the fact I will think out loud in a way that makes more sense to me than to the listener…..but I still don’t think I drink too much coffee…..not every day anyway.

But then again, this is from the guy who sent me a list of “project drivers” on Friday for a presentation next week and the last one was “because I want something good to add onto my resume”. My response was that typically that is not a project driver you make public – you keep it to yourself or at least don’t say it to the president of the company (which is one of the audience members). No one responds to him like this, so he enjoys the banter. Even if it is with someone who drinks too much coffee….


One of the funniest thing that I witnessed this week was when Garbanzo’s friend who is a heavily tattooed, huge guy who listens to music that makes you want to go out and kick puppies came in as the girls and I were watching a Tivo’d episode of Project Runway. He looked at the TV and said “oh, no! I can’t watch this at all – I can’t see who wins because I haven’t seen the episode yet. I’ll be outside” and he ran for the door. After I yelled after him to see if he was seriously running from the TV and received affirmation, I almost fell off the couch laughing.  The image of this guy watching Project Runway obsessively just doesn’t fit. And for the record, he is cheering for Seth Aaron which I think most people in this area are given he’s the “local guy” who is totally representing Pacific Northwest style or at least one of them.


I leave you with a video I saw of an octopus who stole a diver’s camera and swam off with it.  The diver wrote about the video:

While trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashed towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! he swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter. after a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn’t feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal. he seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. the only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief…

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thats so funny about your friend and Project Runway.

    I’m disappointed with the end of the video. I totally wanted to know if he got the speargun back!!!

  2. Fusion says:

    My GF is hoping Seth Aaron wins too, I’m leaning toward Emilo myself. Neither of us are keen on Mila winning though.

  3. Just me... says:

    Very cool video of the octopus..
    As for the talking, there are days I end up looking like an idiot because I’m just stunned at the words that come out of DD’s mouth.. 🙂
    Other days, I wonder why I ever taught her to talk at all!!! :):)

  4. Vixen says:

    So behind, just catching up on your posts…

    This was great to read. So many things to comment on. But the one that struck me the most was your ‘friend’ who watches Project Runway. TOO funny. 🙂

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