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13 April 2012 @ 11:28 am
Happy Friday The 13th!  
I don't believe in superstition, and I think 13 is an awesome number (Dave Twardzik's old number, as I recall), and I'm always happy to see Friday arrive! So, let's par-tay, whether in honor of that or the fact that it's karmasoup's birthday. Rock on!

My parents may or may not be coming tomorrow, and staying overnight. If don't see or hear from them around noon tomorrow, we'll know for sure. Somehow, "We'll let you know when we see how it's going" (i.e., whether they were too sick to make the trip) tends to become, "Oh, we decided to wait" OR "We'll be at your place in an hour." No way of knowing which until we hear from them or they show up at the door. *sigh*

I'm hoping they delay a week, so I can beat back the chaos in the house. We've either been busy or gone, so the clutter-tide is rising. I still haven't finished my taxes yet, since I can't figure out what to do about the random stock sale and cost/loss basis. I might just take it all as profit—it's $90. It's too hard to unsnarl the past 19 years of stock-split/forking-off-new-company/selling-new-company to designate a purchase-price for those shares. But for the future, I think I DO need to sell that "problem" stock, and also to stop reinvesting dividends, since that just complicates things down the road. :(

We finished S2 of Justified. I loved Margo Martindale as Mags Bennet—I've had a weak spot for her since The Riches. As for Raylan, well... he's being a complete idiot, regarding romance. No spoilers, just the facts: when someone doesn't appear to even like you, and doesen't treat you well, don't take up with them. Especially more than once. Yeesh!

Any plans for the weekend (besides taxes)? We'll have sunny weather, after a week of rain, so I'm hoping to do some yardwork and other tidying. Not exciting, but satisfying.

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nodressrehersalnodressrehersal on April 14th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
My parents used to be like that when they traveled. It used to drive me crazy! They'd give us their ETA and we'd base all our preparatory plans around that, and then they'd show up 5 days early and wonder why we weren't ready for them. Gah!

Of course, those days are long behind us; now we just have to factor in their 15-30 minute early arrival time when telling them when to show up for dinners, etc. If we want them at 4:00, we tell them 4:30.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on April 14th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
I see you're familiar with this phenomenon!

If we want them at 4:00, we tell them 4:30.
Haha! My parents last trip, we gave 10am as the time for them to come over. Between the November time change and my Dad being who he is, they showed up at 8:30. I was still in bed!

I called them last night, and no, they're not coming. My mother said, "Well, we had a doctor's appointment this afternoon, so we couldn't really leave in time to be there tomorrow."

Exactly. That's the kind of information that needs to be shared! If you have a doctor's appt. on Friday, you won't be coming. Inform the people waiting on your plans. Sheesh!