Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It puts the lotion on its skin

It was summer there for a few days, but that's come to an abrupt, screeching halt. Our pool opened on Saturday, and we fell into a summer routine in no time. By yesterday, I couldn't imagine how 7yo and I would readjust to school, which will continue for three more weeks. Today, I'm dressed like I'm leading a K2 attempt. I might need to turn the heat on. Just when I think I'm out, it pulls me back in. Sigh.

So remember all the complaining about the houseguests? It was all for naught. They didn't come. And I was disappointed! This isn't like me, as I'm not normally one of those only happy when they're unhappy people. This is not to say that I don't do my share of whining and complaining, because I do, but my whining and complaining is generally good-faith whining and complaining about things that I'm actually unhappy about, or things that I actually do not want to happen. So when something I dreaded doesn't happen, I'm usually relieved. But I was disappointed about the houseguests. I shopped, I cleaned, I regrouted the shower (read that last part as "I delegated the task of regrouting the shower to the member of the household best suited for the task"), and it looked pretty nice here. And for all my kvetching, I also actually wanted to meet these people. There's no pleasing me, is there?

Time for bed now, friends. Shall I tell you what I was doing while I was writing this post? I was watching "The Real Housewives of New Jersey". I know, I know, but I absolutely love that show. I love the New York ladies, too, but New Jersey is even better, because where else other than South Philadelphia can you hear the word "skeeve" used correctly? "Skeeve" is most properly used as a verb, as the RHONJs know. To say that you skeeve a person or thing is to say that you find that person or thing disgusting. And while I know that I should probably skeeve this show, I just adore it. The drama! The Botox! The bitchslapping oh no she di'in' catfights! I never miss it. Maybe I'll live blog it next week. Or maybe I'll just skin it and wear it like last year's Versace (possibly the best reality show line ever). Good night!

11 comments:

3carnations said...

What a waste of a clean house. Ha.

CDP said...

I know, I should have taken pictures! Actually, my house is usually pretty clean, but it was EXTRA clean. It looked pretty.

Cid said...

I am just like you when it comes to guests - dread them coming, disappointed if they don't. Summer made it's hit and run appearance here too. Froze my toes off at soccer the other night because once I shut the furnace off I refuse to wear socks. Now I need them both back on.

BeckEye said...

Your post title alone skeeved me out. Therefore, I was expecting something kind of naughty.

Suze said...

I'm loving the Housewives of New Jersey. I was hoping they'd have a Housewives of Philly and we could be on it. "How yous doing?"

Steve said...

the weather better get to normal soon
i has some golf to play!

CDP said...

Cid--summer's back here now, but I'm staying reserved about it until July or so.

Beckeye--silly girl. You know me better than that.

Suze--that would be awesome, wouldn't it? If they did the show in Philadelphia, there wouldn't be all the gossip and bitching...asses would just be kicked.

Steve--I'm thinking of asking for some kind of proof that I'm actually still in Maryland, as opposed to Seattle or something.

dguzman said...

Can "skeeve" be made into an adjective? As in "Look at that skeevy guy over there!" (i.e., scummy/creepy/etc.)

I have to know.

Lisa said...

I love the word skeeve. I love you more for using it. I would love you even more if you would live blog this show as I've never seen it and I think it would be even more fun through your filter.

And I especially love the fact that you delegated. That rocks.

WendyB said...

I just wrote "It puts the lotion in the basket" as a comment on another blog!

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