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The One That Takes The Cake


Last week was a week full of astonishment. Nearly every day I discovered something new — some things were “good to know” type stuff, some were surprising things and some were simply life changing.

On Monday, Alan visited his favorite radiation oncologist who, it was later discovered, was a Bruin. Bruin Doctor told Alan that his risk of infertility has decreased from 50% to 20% because of the new and improved radiation machine he’s getting treatment from. It almost made me want to run out and stock up on baby Crocs.

On Tuesday, I had nothing but an exciting night of GMAT studying planned when Nathalie invited me to The Hut, the bar across the street from Santa Clara University. If I ever regret not having gone to enough frat parties in college, I’ll sure be glad I found this place.

On Wednesday and Thursday, I thought about what color baby Crocs I’d dress my future baby in. And made 2 impromptu trips back to The Hut.

On Friday, I learned that if you want a jacuzzi bad enough, you can make one. All you have to do is run a hose from your apartment bathroom (it works best if you live on the bottom floor) to the outside lawn and fill up your inflatable pool with hot water. I also learned that if you set up these make shift jacuzzis at a party, some people will get in. Others will just point and laugh.

On Saturday, I was getting ready to go out to a club and realized that I hadn’t gone out to a club in forever. As in so long ago that I can’t even remember when the last time I went was. Something tells me that maybe the last time was when I turned 21. Having been out of practice, I wondered what the kids were wearing out these days. I contemplated wearing one of those backless shirts with some go-go boots, but because I don’t have either, I settled for wearing some dangly earrings which are out of the norm for me anyway. You can see them below, along with the necessary steps needed to get a nice picture with Alan.

First he has to prepare his smile.

Then he prepares his eyes.

Next, the head tilt.

On Sunday, I saw I Love You, Man and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it.
But the best and most astonishing discovery happened on Friday. I needed to mail out 75 invitations in big legal sized envelopes and couldn’t imagine licking all of them closed. That was when I asked Eric if he had a glue stick, and he gave me something even better — an envelope moistener. Did you even know there was such a thing? It works like a charm, like a neat (never too sloppy), moist, envelope licking tongue at the ready. Do you know how much time and effort this little guy is going to save me every month when I have to mail my rent check?

Last modified: January 10, 2019