Saturday, Lauren and I delivered Girl Scout cookies in between her going to a bat mitzvah/luncheon for a friend and the evening party. I ran out of biking time and went running instead, with Christopher scootering along beside me and chattering away.
Sunday always goes even faster. I did laundry and cleanup, and biked in the garage. Finished the last season of Queer As Folk on DVD, where they lobotomized Brian and brought Mel to the brink of insufferability before yanking her back. Meanwhile, Rosie O'Donnell cameo'd (really good performance, I thought), and I learned that the show's creators don't believe in bisexuality. Huh.
We're watching S1 of The Riches, and saw the first disc from S3 of Doc Martin (or "Märtin," as Louisa pronounces it, though he probably calls her Louiser, so fair is fair).
At bedtime, I'm reading The Secret Garden to Christopher (and boggling at some of the vocabulary). He went off on a surprising detour after Mrs. Medlock said that Mary ought to have a governess:
Christopher: I just don't get that! In all of these books, these rich people are sending their kids off to a governess. Why do they think she has time for that? She's busy! I mean, what IS a governess, anyway?
Me: It's sort of like a nanny, except sometimes she teaches.
It turns out that Christopher thought a governess was either a female governer, or a governor's wife, but either way she would NOT have time for dealing with other people's random children. And I can totally see why he thought that's what that word meant!
Just now, I downloaded the lyrics to Woodstock on a whim. Talk about mis-hearing. Some of these seemed pretty clear, but apparently I was still mistaken:
Well I'm going on down to ???? = Well I am going down to Yasgur's farm
Going to join in a rock and roll band
Got to get back to the land = Goin' to get back to the land
'cuz life is over. = to set my soul free.
Well, I came down to walk beside him = Well then can I walk beside you
I had come to lose my smile = I have come to lose the smog
And I feel myself a part in something turning. = And I feel like I'm a cog in something turning
And maybe it's the time of year
Yes and maybe it's the time of man
And I don't know who I am
But life is for burning. = But life is for learning.
! Most of my versions still made sense, but I didn't think they were so far off. Really, I was just checking to find out that mumbled part that's "Yasgur's Farm" and then "And I dreamed I saw the ???? riding shotgun in the sky" (which alone has several different interpretations online)
Tomorrow, it's back to the grind of deciphering how to program vaguely-documented ASICs, and I have to round up documents that prove I'm a U.S. citizen. Seriously. The company is making ALL of us go through this for Homeland Security, even though these same documents are a precursor to getting a Social Security Number and a California Drivers' License, so at age 46 this seems incredibly stupid and an obnoxious waste of time. WhatEVer...