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.


Ragfield said...

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

Aimee said...

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

Melissa said...

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

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.