Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back to the salt mines


There he is. What a good boy he was while we were gone. No messes, no trouble for our friend Emilie and she even talked about how great his turds were compared to last time. She was talking solidity there. Funny how we don't bat an eye at discussing dog doo when human doo is so taboo.

I had a lovely birthday thank you. Serge took me to the Spain store and bought me pans, rice, saffron, chorizo (the real thing from Spain, not the local imitations) Manchego and real Serrano ham. Next week, I'll try my hand at a paella while the instructions are still relatively fresh in my head from when mommy made it last week. After the shopping, we had cocktail hour on the patio and then we went out to dinner. It was fun because we ran into father Tony and his husband.  I wish we had yakked more because I ended up punking out for the Montreal blogger meet-up with Joe my God and the gang. I was too tired last night and today I start a new contract. I know, I'll always be an amateur. I was in bed at 9:30. Maybe I'll get out tonight (always sounds much more of a possibility at this time of day than later) and run into them.

I think this is the first time I'll be working weekends in years. It's certainly the first teaching contract I've done on the weekend. I'm doing Saturday and Sunday 9-3 for four weeks. It will be strange being all alone in the glass skyscraper. I've got the special keys and the special card for access. I hope my student is fun. Y'all have a great weekend now!


11 comments:

Mel said...

I'd say welcome to my world, but good Gah would I kill for just a 9-3 schedule on the weekend.

I think poo discussions about the dog are kind like talking about the child's poo. Because neither is particularly self-conscious about it, it's okay, but since adults are supposed to be self-conscious about it....

Rick said...

Good luck with the new contract!

Nick UK said...

PMSL, that taboo obviously passed you by.

In bed by 9.30, please tell me it was hot sex all night and not sleeping!!!! There was me imagining all childless folk were out enjoying themselves till late at the drop of a hat. There goes another stereotype. :)

tankmontreal said...

Missed you guys last night!

dr. mo said...

If for some reason you foget the paella recipe, you can always look here for a few good varieties: http://www.spain-recipes.com/paellarecipes.html

Anonymous, too said...

Look at your new contract this way: You've got a two-day work week and a FIVE-DAY WEEKEND!!

And beware of dogs with sad eyes and big sticks. . . .

Rebekah said...

THat is one cute doggie.

Birdie said...

So glad you got to meet up with Tony and his husband. Isn't Tony a sweetheart? I'm willing to bet Chris is as well. You and Serge are on my "someday" list, too.

Word ver: champ. That's you.

A Lewis said...

Special keys?! Wow. Maybe you can sneak the pooch in with you. Happy Days!

Java said...

Do you only do Saturday and Sunday for the next four weeks, or do you have other weekday classes too? Good luck with that.

I've been following Joe.My.God's adventures in Montreal. I didn't know the city was named after Mount Royal. I saw Joe's pictures of poutine, and now I can't get the word "poutine" out of my head. We had German dumplings (spaetzle) for supper, and they look a lot like the cheese curds in poutine. I couldn't remember the word spaetzle, so I just called it poutine. Funny, no one knew what I was talking about.

rox said...

Human poo talk is taboo?! News to me.

I like that you call your mom "Mommy."