Monday, June 9, 2008

It's Been a While

Sheesh, it’s been a while since I've posted. I didn’t realize how long. Anyway, had a busy week and weekend, so here goes...

My indoor coed team had an undefeated season. We played against the 4th place team in the semifinals and lost 4-3 in sudden-death overtime. It was a good game and we were shooting like crazy, but we just kept hitting the “posts” instead of the net. Oh well. The final was between the 3rd and 4th place teams. The 3rd place team won. That’s soccer.

I haven’t been to the movies in a long time, maybe in about 3.5 years. And in 1 week I went to 2 movies. The first movie I saw was Sex and the City. I loved it. I think I had a high expectation going in and my expectation was exceeded. The movie was a lot of fun to watch. I definitely recommend it whether or not you were into and have seen the series. Even the guys might like it. To prepare for the movie, I started rewatching the last season of the series. I would tend to watch while the husband was vegged on the couch, playing on his laptop. As I watched, he would often snicker at the dialogue. As the episodes and days progressed, he started to look up every once in a while if something big happened. Towards the last of the episodes I watched, he would actually move his laptop out of the way so that he could watch for a few minutes at a time. That made me happy. I can’t wait for the DVD to come out.

The second movie I saw was Indiana Jones. Now this was a big risk considering that my concuño really hated the movie and I trust his judgment. I love the Indiana Jones movies and I went in a little hesitant. Perhaps it was my low expectations, but the husband and I both enjoyed the movie. It wasn’t a masterpiece and it wasn’t as great as the first one (according to the husband) but it was at least as good as the third Indiana Jones movie (again, according to the husband) which was the worst in the series (I like them all).

We finished off our Saturday afternoon by going to a 3-year old’s birthday party. It was at the park and the weather was great. I think the kids multiplied, at least compared to the birthday party last year. Or maybe it was that the kids got older and so it was harder to contain them in one small area and it seemed like there were a lot more little kids running around.

On Sunday, I bribed my husband into taking a long walk with me by buying him lunch and beer at the Tied House, our local brew-pub. He ended up not getting beer with lunch but we did fill up our growler with the Oatmeal Stout. I hate really dark beers like Guinness, but I really like the Oatmeal Stout at the Tied House. To make up for his non-beer lunch, the husband drank the entire growler all by himself while watching the Lakers vs. Celtics game – that’s over 4 pints! The game was pretty good. Although I am disappointed that the Celtics blew such a huge lead. My family lives in Southern Cali and they are HUGE Lakers fans, especially my brother and cousins. My husband is from Boston and while he isn’t a die-hard Celtics fan (not like he is a 2007 Patriots fan), he hates the Lakers. Since I live with my husband, I kind of want the Celtics to win. Last night my fan-ness was 70-30 for the Celtics. It varies from game to game.

The final highlight from Sunday was the end of the year party for the AYSO all star team I was helping to coach. It was a short but lovely BBQ at the beautiful home of one of the girls (it must be nice to have bought a house years ago in CA). When I left the girls were trying to get the coach in the pool. They tried to give me a very big, wet bear hug but I managed to get away. As a thank you I got a nice bottle of Zinfandel. Sweet!

We did a lot of bike riding and walking over the weekend and used it as our mode of transportation. It was great. The husband convinced me to ride my bike to work this morning so that he could take the car. Hmmm...,well, at least I got a workout. Actually, he hast to take Noodles to the vet later so that he can get his second Leukemia shot.

So here’s the moral question of the day: if you find something in a public area, is it considered stealing if you take it? We went to Costco on Friday and as we were loading up our car, we noticed a cart with a package of paper towels and 2 huge boxes of cereal (probably about $30 worth of groceries). There wasn’t another car around. The guy collecting the carts asked us if the groceries were ours. When we said no, he looked around, and then said he was going to return the groceries to the store. Should we have said yes? Would that have been bad? On Sunday morning, I went to Whole Foods. As I was packing up my car, I noticed a body wash in the otherwise empty cart in the empty parking spot next to my car. Again, there wasn’t a car around. This time I grabbed the body wash, sniffed it, and decided to take it. Was that bad? Am I a horrible person, lacking in morals? Just wondering.

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