Thursday, August 31, 2006

it's all over when someone poops in the pool.

So, I started with this title to get your attention - but it really DID happen....It all began on a Saturday afternoon when in the middle of a hot San Antonio afternoon, the pool was completely empty. Hmmm...that's weird - Rob said, "oh it's probably cuz it's too hot". I looked at him incredulously - did he just say that?! You don't run outside when it's too don't take your child outside to play when it's too don't go outside when it's too hot AND THERE'S NO WATER. But you don't decide to go outside and swim in a pool when it's too HOT. Whatever....this brings me to a point I'd like to make spontaneously, seeing as I hadn't intended on this next subject. Men have to have an answer for everything - even if it doesn't make sense! If I can get any resounding amens from women out there who know from experience, please qualify my statement! Even if you don't and decide to support your husbands, it's OK, cuz it's still TRUE. Even my husband knows this, cuz one day, he says to me out of the blue, "You know, I need to be better at saying 'I don't know' to something, rather than always trying to have an answer." This was a statement made with no female prompting, I assure you. But to give some credit to my husband and perhaps a few smart men out there.....a lot of times he ends up being right. Always? No, but occasionally. I really wrote this blog to tell you that our coffeemaker broke and it was a sad thing in the Brooks' household. There was much verbal lashing, snide remarks, wrinkled brows, frowns, crying, and much more. All this heartache because some one had to go and poop in the pool.
But, I am joyful to report that, not only is the pool open again for anyone else who would like to drop a loaf in it - we do have a brand new shiny coffeemaker.
Let this be a lesson to you all, that when someone poops in the pool, your coffeemaker will break. I learned this in a Philosophy class in college. If A, then B. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

MySpace Detox Program

After successfully completing the MySpace Detox program for a full week(OK, so I fell off the wagon a few times and found ways to get my fix), I have determined that I am not an addict. So, in all seriousness, we are finally settled in one place for the next few months, have cable and internet again, have beds and best of all - MULTIPLE ROOMS (!) that we are out of the La Quinta and in to an apartment here in San Antonio. It's a great complex, full of great ammenities. Nice fitness room, pool, refreshments in the leasing office. So it's a great place to grab a bottled water since it's so dang hot! And quite a bit more humid than we're used to. The move went well, and it is just really nice to be here so far. When we first arrived here we went through a bit of sensory overload with all the retail venues, restaurants, and the...ummm...Starbucks! All of these available within a few minutes of driving! I can hear the angels singing every time I scoot myself into a Starbucks! So you might think I am crazy and overreacting - but you live in a small town 90 miles away from any sort of large city, and let me know how it works for you. (I still miss Clovis, though.) We, however, are going to have to tone down all this consumerism, because I have found out since unpacking our scale, that it is, in fact, NOT broken, DOES NOT need calibration, but that I have indeed added about 3 pounds more to I guess if you want to lose a few pounds - go live in Clovis!! Maybe I should go back there for a little bit.
All in all - we are doing well, and adjusting to a bit of normalcy while we're here. We intend on enjoying the benefits of a large city - Sea World, Six Flags, etc! We hope this finds each of you well and content in all you do!