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23 March 2015 @ 12:21 am
The wheel keeps on spinning...  
I thought I was going to post this up last week, but then it was Saturday, then Sunday. Time just flies.

My dad's wake is next Saturday (also the beginning of Spring Break), so I spent the weekend on high-priority chores that I won't be able to do next week. Namely, finishing off the taxes, and putting systemic bug-control/fertilizer on all the rose bushes (4 1/2 hours just for that). My back is killing me!

In previous weekends, I dug up and scanned pictures of my dad to send to my sister—she's assembling the slideshow and doing most of the planning in general. Last week, she discovered that my dad's favorite color was orange. Nobody except my mom knew that! All of these years, he'd been dragging moss-green drapes, bedspread, and sofas from house-to-house, so we assumed that was his favorite color. Nope. Apparently, one of the few things my mother put her foot down on over the years was the concept of decorating a house in orange.

In the past month or so, both kids completed the county competitions for their various fake-law thingies. My son's sophmore team took first place in the county's Moot Court competition, and my daughter's placed second again for Mock Trial (really frustrating, as they lost to this team last year, and should have won both times). We spent a lot of time at the courthouse from mid-February to mid-March. Meanwhile, my office moved to a new building, with all-smaller cubicles. That's been quite an adjustment. I still haven't figured out how to cope with the added distraction of so many more people talking/moving close by.

If you don't watch The Simpsons, you might have missed last week's mid-episode Game of Thrones homage (not a great recording, but I couldn't find a better one. Watch the first 47 seconds of this). I hadn't realized that there was another one for the opening credit sequence about three years ago. Must have been pre-Tivo, when our recording success was less reliable.

And now? Off to bed, already late for the beginning of another work-week. Ullhhhh....

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favoritebeanfavoritebean on March 23rd, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your dad's death. *hugs*

As for The Simpsons, I should watch again. I haven't in years. I have a colleague who works there as an animator too.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 23rd, 2015 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I sure miss him, but I know he was finally ready to be done. And given that heart attack he had 10 years ago, where he almost didn't make it out of the bypass surgery, that extra time with him was a real gift, and he did so many more of the things he wanted to.

I still watch The Simpsons, partly because my son has gotten hooked on it. This is where his sense of humor and mine have high overlap-- Simpsons, Futurama, Monty Python, Arrested Development. We recorded a bunch of the marathon on FX, and are finally down to just 11 remaining episodes from that. Still funny, after all these years-- which is pretty amazing!