Saturday, August 9, 2008

Clouds, Cats, and Clam Chowder

Who saw the Olympics opening last night? I thought that was AMAZING! I actually don't remember ever watching the opening to the Olympics before, so I have nothing to compare it to, but that was still really cool. The people in green light up costumes who made the bird and those guys in the boxes...I can't imagine how much work they put into getting it that perfect.

I had this dream last night where I was at this guy's house, and he had a river in his backyard made out of Manhattan clam chowder. It was a serious river; there was a waterfall of clam chowder, too. He was trying to convince me to jump in it with him, and my response to that was, "I'm sorry, but I have a strict rule about not swimming in tomato-based soups." He understood.

Remember that beach I talked about on Thursday? I went back today, and since it's like monsoon season here, I should have foreseen this:

Cloudy doesn't even begin to cover it. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture the effect of the hurricane-like wind, torrential rain, steel-drum thunder, and lightning that cracks through the smoke-gray clouds in pictures. These pictures that I did get are from the parking lot; I wasn't about to whip out my metal camera on the beach in a lightning storm. It would have looked so cool, though.

My friend and I decided to run a marathon of Disney movies yesterday/today. I love Aladdin, he's amazing. We watched The Aristocats, and I had forgotten how adorable that movie is. I used to love it when I was little--my favorite sweatshirt had Marie on it--but watching it again and understanding the plot more, it's soo cute.

Isn't that adorable? I love Toulouse (the one with the paint). I'm so excited to share these classic Disney movies with my daughter one day. I spend way too much time thinking about the kids I don't have, but being a "mommy" is the one thing I know I want for sure. I remember this conversation I had at lunch in second grade. I was talking about how I wanted to have kids, and all my friends were saying I was crazy, giving birth hurts too much. I remember saying I'd have an elective C-section if I couldn't take it. Looking back on it, it seems like an unusual conversation for a group of 7-year-olds.

Still no sign of mail. Coming home from the beach today, I thought I saw a box by the front door. I'm having hallucinations in the form of cardboard boxes. See what you've put me through, Borders?


  1. Wow glad I missed that storm, unfortunately I got rained on like that in the middle of Universal...
    Don't think it's just you who spends her time thinking about the children you don't have.
    I think about my future kids all the time and I also want an elective cesarean lol. I think about my future life all the time, even things like going to bed can trigger something like that. I think it just means that you're mature and want something really badly.

  2. Well, thanks. It's good to know my thoughts are justified. =] It rained one time I went to Universal, too. Walking around in the rain might actually be nice break from the heat there.