Country to the City

I\’m just a country gal in a big city :)

113168333386424109 June 26, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — countryfan @ 8:55 pm

Me, Nick, Jess and Nick’s Grandpa went to the ball game today. We all got there at about 12pm, and we tailgated for a bit. Grandpa had bought hot ham and rolls, Pringles, soda, beer and apple turnovers. It was yummy. I love sparts games for this reason in the this state. EVERYONE tailgates. It’s so much fun to watch everyone sitting out with their grills and fold-away picnic seats, drinking beer and grilling brats. At about 12.45pm we went into the stadium to find our seats.

We (the Milwaukee Brewers) were playing the Minnesota Twins (booo!)It was fun, there was even the Sausage Race (which is four people dressed up in sausage costumes and they run down a track to see who wins. It’s hilarious! There’s a hotdog, a Polish Sausage, a Bratwurst and an Italian Sausage. The game was good, apart from the fact that we were sucking BADLY…until the 9th inning and then we got a home run (they called it a Moon Shot because the lady in the moon from the Miller High Life bottle came up on the screen, haha) and a few runs too. We could have drawn with them, only we managed to go back to sucking and our last three batters got struck out in a row. Damn. They won the game, but we won the series because we won the first two games! Woooo! :p

Nick also bought me a new baseball cap (it’s the old style one that’s bright yellow and royal blue-instead of navy and gold). Beer wasn’t that expensive either- about $3.50. That’s more than what the consessions guys were asking for the plastic bottled beer, that was $4.50. A dollar for a plastic bottle? It’s the same stuff inside, get the stuff in the plastic cup instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

When we got back to the van, Jess noticed that the sun had caught me a bit. I thought that it had only caught my shoulders, but I just looked in the bathroom mirror and it caught my front and my back too! Yikes! Best find some after-sun quick, methinks ๐Ÿ˜‰

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113168337842683727 June 25, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — countryfan @ 3:52 am

So, so hot here ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I hate it when it’s this hot. The weather makes me grumpy as all heck ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I have to do laundry more often, because of all the sweaty bedsheets and clothes. It’s making Abby grumpy too, because sometimes after she’s been fed and changed and we try everything, she still cries.

And Mercia is pretending to be dead. She stretches herself out across the lino of the kitchen floor. I have to be careful that I don’t fall over her! I open the fridge when I get a drink out and she comes and stands in front of it with me. I think she likes that. I feel sorry for her with her furry coat. It has to be like wearing a fur coat! Bleaugh!

I’ve decided I only like the heat if there’s a cold fan blowing on me (like now!) or a cold pool to jump into. I wish I had a pool. Even a paddling pool would be good. I could sit outside in it (haha!)

I went out yesterday in the heat and bought Bo’s and Carrie’s new singles. I ran from place to place to get back into the AC. I love malls in this weather! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

113168346278373451 June 22, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — countryfan @ 11:53 pm

Oh god.

I’ve not written anything in days ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I’m addicted to http://www.carriefans.com. I can’t stop adding new posts! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Is this a bad thing?

 

113168350835885663 June 20, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — countryfan @ 3:12 am

Today was okay.

Am tired again now. But my brain won’t turn off! *hits self on head* Stupid, stupid brain!
Am obsessed with Constantine ๐Ÿ˜€

 

113168355904450674 June 19, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — countryfan @ 12:16 am

Been doing waaay too much recently.

Jess had her graduation bbq today. Was fun, but Abby was crabby all day because she didn’t like the sun in her eyes.

And tomorrow is Father’s Day. And we’re having another bbq HERE. Oh god, this place is a mess and I need to clean ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So, so tired. I could really do with skipping tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

113168359721527935 June 17, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — countryfan @ 12:06 am

I just won the ENTIRE Baby Einstein DVD set on EBay!

Okay, so they’re all copies, but really, what do you want for under $50? Huh?

This is what I won: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6406444460
Tags: abby, family issues, me

 

113168364846529173 June 14, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — countryfan @ 12:46 am

I’m so tired…and I really have no idea why ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

On Sunday, it was Locust Street Festival. Since it was only half a block away from our house, me, Nick and Abby all went down to see what it was all about. We took her out in the stroller, and really regretted taking it about 5 minutes later. It was CROWDED. Really. I felt like hitting some people, because they have no respect for the fact that I was pushing a stroller. I got really mad, and was pretty relieved when we found an uncrowded space ๐Ÿ™‚ So, once we’d made it through the fest, we decided to head back. On the way back, we decided to put some money into the community by buying beer (MGD and Lakefront Cattail) and chicken tacos. I looked out for [info]faeriegrrrl23, as she lives in that area, but I never saw her ๐Ÿ˜ฆ When we got back up to our street, my favourite local band, The Probers were playing. I always watch their shows if they’re near by, as both me and Nick are friends with the front man, Rob. Rob was on stage with his guitar, doing a solo acoustic performance (which is very strange- as The Probers are A BAND). We wathed him for a bit, and then I went home with Nick as he had to be at work at 6pm ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
So, Nick goes off to work, and I’m sitting around the house with Abby, being bored. I head out onto the balcony, and still hear Rob singing. So I grab the baby front-pack off the back of the nursery door, bundle Abby into it, put my shoes on and we walk down to see The Probers playing. By the time we had got down there, the whole band had showed up. They played a bunch of my favourite songs, including one that I’m going to give you as a gift from me. (Hey, I’m being a promoter for the band. And then if they come near to your state, you can tell Rob that I told you about them ๐Ÿ˜‰ I talk to Rob after the show, and he asks about Abby, who at this point is napping ๐Ÿ˜€ After, it seems as though my sholders are starting to ache, so we head back home with Noah (who is my downstairs neighbour, he was at the fest too)
I get Abby ready for bed, and she falls asleep almost immediately. I settle down with a chocolate martini (no I don’t know how to make them, my good bartender friend Sarah makes me up a huge bottle ready-mixed), and proceed to watch tv. There’s nothing on, so for the next four hours, I import a bunch of songs from my CD collection to iTunes, and clean the kitchen, vacuum the rugs, make up Abby’s bottles, clean the cat’s litter box and tidy the living room. Afterwards, I fall into bed and fall straight asleep…zzzzz ๐Ÿ˜‰

And after that, I really didn’t do a lot yesterday. Imported some more songs to iTunes, and took a walk round the neighbourhood with Abby in the front-pack carrier again.

And it rained today! Hurrah! ๐Ÿ˜€ (I know, I’m strange. Tell me news, not history)

Before I forget, here’s the song I promised you: The Probers- Who’s Your Daddy?!