January 4th, 2011

Psycho Penguin

Boy, those vacations sure go by fast...

We're back! Our Oregon trip was good, other than wishing we'd seen more of my Portland sisters-- and that they'd been more enthusiastic about spending time with us. Yes, it's a 2-hour drive from Portland to Eugene. It's an eight hour drive up from Sacramento, which means two days wasted just on the driving alone, and no, I do not want to drive an additional two hours to Portland on top of that! Sheesh!

There was too much food (mostly dessert), but incredible ham on New Year's Day. In addition to visiting family, we also took Lauren for another tour of the U of O campus, and I went running on Friday & Saturday in near-32o weather (which seemed perfect. This does not bode well for the coming summer).

We drove back on Sunday, just in time to start up the work/school grind again. On Monday, we woke up to an ant-invasion in the master bathroom, but *strains for silver lining* having them invade while we were gone would probably have been worse.

Now I suddenly want to de-Christmas the house and get everything put away. What a mess!

Random funniness: Christopher reported that he and some friends were having a "Who would win?" conversation yesterday involving Obama vs. Bruce Lee. They decided that since Obama had no combat training, he would also be allowed to use anything that rhymed with his name: a llama, pajamas, yo' mama, drama. They'd weaponized everything except drama, but I had a solution: "Ow, my arm!" *opponent gets closer* *POW!* "Hah! Sucker!"

Is Christopher's weirdness rubbing off onto me, or is it the other way around?