So we started Valentine's Day (or rather, school Valentine's, which was two days ago because of parent-teacher-conferences) on a rather depressing note. Ladies and gentlemen, I have now officially outgrown my FOURTH formal dress . . . and all four in the freaking shoulders. And it's really obnoxious. I mean, I know I've gained a few pounds in the last few years, but that was definitely not what was preventing me from getting my McGyver-zipper up Wednesday morning. No, it's because apparently I'm some sort of mutant with the shoulders of a football player that are freakishly never going to stop growing. GAH!
Before we move on, let's just take a moment to appreciate the irony (that I know is in there somewhere) of the way my mother always wanted (and sometimes succeeded) to dress me in massive shoulder pads back in the day. Because it wasn't enough that I look(ed) like a football player who was off the field - no, I should have been dressing in their full gear. Seriously, of all the fads that need to stay in the eighties, massive shoulder pads are at the top of the list.
I know you've all been looking forward to my annual Valentine's post. And by that, of course, I mean I've been marveling once again at the willingness of parents to spend hundreds of dollars on candy that their kids are just going to give away. Should we ever be in that place, that is so not happening.
There isn't as much to show (off?) this time around because I'm noticing a bit of a sameness from year to year - always a pile of candy, always some generic cards, even the craziness of every single card including candy is getting a little monotonous. Still a little bizarre, but also a little monotonous. But either way, behold:
(side note: is it just me, or is the US SUCKING in Sochi? Ho. Ly. Crap.)
In other news, FOUR DAY WEEKEND, YAY!!!!!!!!!
Also, no more days off until spring break, BOO! March at school is just endless and long and awful. Every other month has at least one break in it. March feels like it will never end. The next six weeks will find everyone tired and burned out and ready to just sleep for a week. At least once we come back from spring break things are as good as over, right?
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Seems fitting for both Valentine's and the Olympics. :-) Side note: am I the only one who ever wondered why the soundtrack for this movie had "Journey to the Past" in Spanish as a bonus track? Wouldn't it have made more sense to have the Russian version?