Never, ever before have I literally had more work to do than there are hours in the day. “Busy” will never look the same again.

And so I'm quite heavily caffeinated at the moment. After dropping off our tax info at the accountant, I couldn't resist a good, big cuppa.

And so I'm going to be a bit random by bulleted list.

  • This morning I ordered 8 balls of Rowan 4 Ply Soft in bubblegum pink. The price couldn't be beat. It's to make myself one of the sweaters in the Crochet Me book (shout out to Chloe). In the book the sweater's black. Perhaps it's a design best suited for black, but it's the pink that was on sale, see. And also, I live with a blond dog (Chloe actually warned me about the stickiness of the yarn when she sent me the sweater; I had to lint-roll it after having it out of the packaging for only five minutes). And the pink is so different it might just work. And also, if I'm gonna tour around, I might as well be visible. I'm short, yo (ahem, some people think I'm a lot shorter than they'd imagined). Anyway, it's a super simple pattern with wicked style, which is a combination that can't be beat in my current state of rippling and grannying and not having brainpower to do much but.
  • OMG, Regina met Andy Serkis and posed with him holding the Gollum Hat. I'm in, like, geek nirvana over here.
  • Cynthia posted about the '80s, and I'm caffeinated enough to annotate her list:

You might be a child of the 70's or 80's if…

*You know what “psych!” means.

*You know the profound meaning of “Wax On Wax Off”.

*You know that another name for a keyboard is a “Synthesizer”.

*You can name at least half of the members of the BRAT Pack.

*You know who Tina Yothers is.

*You wanted to be a Goonie.
OMG, I so wanted to be a Goonie. I saw the movie for the first time at a mall in Brooklyn for a friend's birthday party.

*You felt ashamed when Rob Lowe got into trouble for sex with minors and videotaping it, because you liked him.

*You know who Max Headroom is.
M-m-m-m-Max Headroom.

*You ever wore Flourescent, neon clothing.
Orange, baby.

*You could breakdance, wish you could.
Can't say I did, actually.

*You wanted to dress like the Hulk at Halloween.
Um, no I didn't.

*You believed that “By the Power of Greyskull,” you HAD the POWER.
Yes. Yes I did. My brother and I had one of those He-Man figures whose chest would “dent” if you smacked it hard enough. I loved that thing.

*Partying “like it's 1999” seemed sooo far away.

*You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
In fact I recently had a discussion with someone about how much cooler than Go-Bots the Transformers were.

*You wanted to be on StarSearch.
Again with the no.

*You remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.

*You have worn a Banana Clip, or knew someone who did.
Oh yes. I wore many. Not all at once, thank goodness.

*You owned a doll with “Xavier Roberts” signed on its butt, or knew someone who did.
Yes I did. I named her (officially, of course) Melissa Sue after both of the child stars of Little House on the Prairie. I couldn't make that up.

*You knew what Willis was “talkin' 'bout”.
I want this t-shirt.

*You HAD to have your mtv.
Meh. I'm comfortable being the only child of the '80s who's never much liked music videos.

*You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future”
Several places, thankyouverymuch. “When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious sh-t.” (Of course when I hear these lines in my head, they're the censored prime-time versions.)

*You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows yourname.”

*You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool.
Not as cool as Ally Sheedy.

*You actually thought “Dirty Dancing” was a REALLY good movie.
Dude. My first concert (ever) was the Dirty Dancing Concert Tour. I couldn't make that up, either.

*You have heard of “Garbage Pail Kids”.
I collected Garbage Pail Kids, and spent many afternoons with my friend Sarah thinking up new ones to suggest. We actually sent them in, too.

*Punks actually “shocked” people.

*You knew “The Artist”, when he was humbly called “Prince”.

*You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played “Sam” to be.

*You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game.
Yuh-huh. We had ColecoVision at home.

*You own many cassettes.

*You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.

*Poltergeist freaked you out.
I admit I still haven't seen this movie. Must Zip it.

*You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.

*You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

*You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
I wore lace-trimmed biker shorts, man.

*You ever had a Swatch Watch, or three.
I had one with a white band and pink stripes behind the face. I put a light blue Swatch-guard on it, too.

*You had a crush on one of the Corey's (Haim or Feldman).

*You had a crush on Bo Derek or Heather Locklear.

*You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

*You had Wonder Woman or Superman underoos.
Wonder Woman.

*You know what a “Whammee” is.
No whammee, no whammee, no whammee, STOP!

*You owned a pair of jelly shoes in every color.
Just one colour: white.

*You had a crush on Jon BonJovi, or knew someone who did.

*You thought eating Reeses Pieces would attract your own Alien.

*You have ever called 867-5309.

*You had a poster of Rob Lowe, Kirk Camron, or Michael J. Fox on your wall.
Nope. Johnny Depp.

*You held the top score on PacMan.
Not the top score. But check these out!

*You owned a T-Shirt that said, “I shot J.R.” or know someone who did.

/End crazed rambling. That was just the break I needed. That and setting up that whole Eventful demand thing.

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