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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

400... and Mundane Stuff...

So, this is my 400th post! Whoo hoo! But, well, if you're expecting something fabulous to mark the big 400, ummm, yeah... you might have to wait for 500. 'Cause I got nothin'. And when I've got nothin', you get, as you know, the stunningly mundane. Sorry, loves.

Mundane thing #1: Actually, this is pretty cool! So far, 11 people have signed up for my creative writing classes at the Pigsknuckle rec center! Whoo hoo! I'm quite excited (as you can tell by the Whoo hoo!), as they warned me that a first-time class often doesn't garner any interest. The first one (Superhero Saturdays!) starts this weekend and has 5 little people ('little' as in age, not as in 'vertically challenged') signed up. The other classes each have 3 people in them and the sign-ups haven't been closed yet, so I could get more. I'm happy to have met my 'minimum required', though, so more would just be icing on the cake!

Mundane thing #2: It's cold outside. Seriously. After my walk at the park this morning, which was cut short due to winds blowing in from the Arctic, I've decided to shop for a full-face balaclava. Wrapping my scarf around my mouth and nose nearly suffocates me and it gets sort of wet (apparently I spit when I breathe... lovely, eh?) and feels absolutely disgusting (and even colder, if that's possible). My friend Emmy and I have taken to running at the rec center on the indoor track. Even though I got beaned in the head by a wayward basketball yesterday, I still think it's much safer than risking losing appendages to frostbite.

Mundane thing #3: Ryan's first ski lesson of the winter is on Friday night. Her first lesson last year took place in -5F temperatures. We'll see if we can't beat that record this year. So you know, Ryan's mother will be inside the lodge, seated near the fire, with a glass of wine in hand, watching her child through the (likely fogged-up) windows. And she will not feel guilty in the least.

Mundane thing #4: The Republican will be here early next week, as he's on leave from Afghanistan. In fact, he should be hanging out with his extended family in New Jersey right about now, I think, as he left the airport in Dubai early last evening. I'm looking forward to seeing his crusty, conservative old self for a couple of days, and we're going to see what sort of trouble we can get into while he's here. And if I'm back here blogging on Monday night, you'll know the only trouble we managed was a conversation about politics, religion, the war(s), gay marriage, etc, etc, and I stomped off in a huff, vowing never to speak to him again. It wouldn't be the first time.

And that's all. Hope your day isn't stunningly mundane, my bloggy peeps!! Oh, and I'm in the process of finalizing my 45/45 Challenge list and I'll post it soon! Thanks for all the great suggestions! XOXO

17 comments:

swenglishexpat said...

That was a lot of interesting nothings. Good luck with the creative writing classes! Who better to deliver them? ;-)

Protege said...

Happy 400 dear friend, where did the time go, right?
I think your *Mundane Things* are very entertaining actually.;) You seem to have it colder than we right now, so do stay warm.;)
xo
Zuzana

Jenners said...

Happy 400th!

And by "getting in trouble" do you mean ... sex???? : )

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Congrats on 400 posts!!!

Heather said...

LOL - I love that Jenners asked you if you meant sex... that's terrific :)

And congrats on having students! Superhero Saturdays sound fun!

John Cowart said...

Great news about the Republican's safe return and about your writing classes.

About the arctic cold, all I can say is move to Florida... Er, forget that; Monday it dropped to 19 degrees here.

SparkleFarkle said...

WOW! 400 posts?! You don't look a blog over 399! Congratulations, thanks for good reads, and best wishes on 400 more!

That Baldy Fella said...

Happy 400, Diane! Impressive stick-to-it-iveness... My 300 is imminent, maybe I should start contemplating...

mom seeks life said...

I am in the middle of 'Mundane Avenue' right now so I loved this post!

Shanna said...

At least you had the capacity to get said "mundane" things into writing. I feel my blog slipping into bloggy-coma. Not sure how to resurrect it. Pfft. That's all I have to say about that.

justsomethoughts... said...

congrats!

now you need to write 400 things about yourself

Sometimes Sophia said...

Congrats on #400. The thought of you in a balaclava teaching creative writing certainly piqued my interest. Too bad you're so far away. I'd be there...

Brian Miller said...

happy 400th! sometimes the most mundane are the most entertaining. smiles.

Debbie said...

wow...seems so much better then anything mundane I could come up with! So great about the writing class!! enjoy your time with your friend...you posts about him and you crack me up..look forward to hearing all about it...

Big Pete said...

Before you start the creative writing class, you should learn to spell 'woo hoo' correctly. ;-)

May it be a wonderful success that goes from strength to strength!

Marla said...

What a wonderful post filled with so much life doings. A writing class?? Fantastic!

blognut said...

Happy 400th, my friend. Your mundane stuff is really never that mundane.