Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 24: Me 'n' the Trekkies*

So, were you having lots of fun at 9 a.m.?

I sure was! Me 'n' my baby took in a moving picture show. And it was a total blast to have popcorn for breakfast and start my day with Kirk and Spock and Benedict Cumberbatch!

And then I ran 95 errands and got myself and the kids packed up for our week on the Left Coast . . . which starts tomorrow at 3 a.m. A 5:15 flight! What was I thinking???

(Well, I was thinking, Gee, this is a great price! Not such a big mystery after all.)

It will be swell. I'll run on adrenaline all day, then get to my parents' house, kiss everyone hello, and crash for 10 hours. Not a problem! It always takes a day or two to get our schedules more or less in synch anyway. (I have to convince the kids not to get up and start watching cartoons at 4 a.m., which is, after all, 7 in their bodies. But they're easier to convince now that they're older. Traveling to a new time zone with a toddler . . . oy. I am so happy those days are behind me!!)

The Star Trek movie is excellent, by the way, and I am not a super Trekkie — I just married into it. But J.J. Abrams' new take on the franchise is lots of fun. Highly recommended.

It is 90 million degrees here and I'm dripping with sweat. Packing, and being hot — my two least favorite things in the world, practically. A banner day!

I likely won't blog from my folks' house, so you won't hear from me until America's birthday. Let my absence make your hearts grow fonder.

Stay gold, ponyboys!

—Lady C

* Yes, I do know that the True Believers prefer the term "Trekkers." But knowing that and acting on it is just a little too inside baseball for me.

Husband and I watched the documentary Trekkies with my youngest brother, mostly chuckling with great fondness but sometimes, truly, with our jaws agape. One particular fellow was showing off his massive collection of Trek memorabilia, and he said, "One day . . . I hope . . . I will have a really, really big — shelf."

We were briefly stunned into silence.

Then my brother said, "Hold on to your dream, guy! Don't let anyone tell you that you can't!"

It was awesome.

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