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May 2nd, 2003

when the going gets tough... [May. 2nd, 2003|04:03 pm]
renaissance chick
[mood |gigglygiggly]
[music |"centerfold" - j. geils band]

...the tough get pedicures. that's exactly what i did. and i feel fine.

afterwards, i stopped by starbucks to treat myself to a "why bother" (READ: something without caffeine and without fat) and ended up winning a tall chocolate frappucino. the trivia question was: "what fruit is used to make calvados?" (answer: apples.)

see, it pays to drink.

but seriously, i actually learned that from high school french class. madame donovan (i swear), the wackiest french teacher ever, at some point mentioned calvados. why we ever discussed that as underage chillin, i have no idea. (and no, as a 35-week preggo, i have not been imbibing, so please, don't call the division of family and youth services.)

see, high school can be useful.

in the funniest news of the week, though:

last night, BS, BC and i went to dinner at one of our favorite, hole-in-the-wall southwestern/mex restaurants. for some unknown reason, they were playing a ton of '80s hits. it was kinda fun, despite the fact that BS and i were probably the only ones there who remembered the '80s in quite that way. at one point, they played the j. geils band hit "centerfold" and we started tapping on the table. and the conversation went something like this:

BC: "mama, what is this song about?"

BS and i look at each other and smile guiltily.

BS: "well, honey, it is about a man who is upset because he sees a friend from a long time ago and she has changed. but you know, people change over time, and that's ok."

BC: (thinking in her little 4-year-old-way): "how did she change, dada?"

BS and i open our eyes. i decide to answer.

me: "well, honey, his friend looks different now then she did when he knew her long ago. she is wearing different clothes...gee, we can all sing this part of the song -- c'mon bunny -- 'na NA na na na na, na na na na na na na na na!"

BS and i look at each other and, i imagine, are psychicly high-fiving each other.

what a save.
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