Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Almost Spring

There are a few things to say.

Its almost spring. This past Saturday it was 13 degrees and I think I came within an inch of frostbite when I ventured outside, but we’ve had a change of weather since then. Its warmed up and although there are still a few dwindling piles of blackish snow out there, birds are chirping. I think this is a good sign. This means the birds are back and warmer days are ahead.

Today was Frida’s birthday. I was all proud of myself, thinking I was some kind of tough cookie because I rode my bike to downtown Champaign for Frida’s birthday dinner at a fancy restaurant. We had a really nice time: good wine, good conversation, good friends, good mango/rum cheesecake for dessert. And I made it there and back on trusty Iris 2 just fine.

When I got home I checked my email and had a message from Leda. She told me that she was in Managua with Esther because Esther was having a baby! What a surprise that was to hear; I’ve read the message about a hundred times to see if I really understood what she was saying. Actually, when we left last August, I had a pretty strong feeling that Esther was pregnant. But I wasn’t going to say anything. It just feels so weird. Like I’m pacing outside the waiting room or something, waiting for the baby to be born. Only I’m 2,000 miles away. I hope everything is going okay in Managua. And I hope the father of that baby is there for her.

Anyway, that’s it. I’ve got to go, the Golden Girls are on. Thanks for reading.

7 comments:

Ragfield said...

"Mitchell Hurwitz was also a long-time member of the writing staff."

Aimison said...

so glad you watch Golden Girls, it always puts a smile on my face when you tell me that!

Melissa said...

Rob,
I have no idea what your comment means. Are you sure you intended to leave it on my blog?

Aimee,
On sleepless nights I have recently started watching the Golden Girls. Its actually really good, but I end up getting the theme song stuck in my head for days. I realized this show is pretty much just like Sex and the City, except in the golden years.

Ragfield said...

You posted a link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Girls on your blog. The page at that link states:

"Mitchell Hurwitz was also a long-time member of the writing staff."

where the text "Mitchell Hurwitz" is a link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Hurwitz in case you didn't know who he is.

Melissa said...

ohhhhhhh, I get it now.

So by the transitive property, the Golden Girls should be one of your all-time favorite shows too, Rob.

Anonymous said...

you and Robbie are so funny -- you make me laugh with your 'techie' talk about such interesting information ... hugs, auntie

amypfan said...

I am certainly not jealous of Esther for having a baby without all the American conveniences of fancy, sterile hospitals and drugs. Please let us know how it turns out.

Oh, and two thumbs up for the Golden Girls.