11.13.2007

back to life, back to reality

so. being off for a week. well, it's great, but coming back? yea, that kind of sucks. i think that is the first week long vacation from a job i have ever taken (look ma i'm all growed up!). Things are crazy at work. I can't seem to catch up. Boo Peeka. (this too shall pass, right?). is it awful that i am already looking forward to the turkey day holiday?!!? (probably not). karl is in san fran all week for work (he will be out of the office for two weeks!!) for a conference and i am bored at home and browsing the internet. the internet is not interesting today. not so much. anyone have any good sites they have stumbled upon lately? i need entertainment and laughter (i just cried thru the entire hour and a half of the biggest loser - STUPID SHOW GETS ME EVERY TIME!).

what does one do when ones significant other is out of town?

  • eats buttered noodles with lots of garlic salt and parmesean for dinner three nights in a row
  • lets arlo sleep in the bed with me (also going on three nights in a row)
  • accidentally on purpose forgets to take out the trash so i have something for him to do when he comes back (though it is starting to smell a bit so i might have to give in on this one!)
  • turns the heat up at night (just a little! like i even need it anyway it was freaking 80 degrees here today!)
  • watches all kinds of girly movies on the tube (like 'because i said so' - a movie featuring mandy moore and lorelie gilmore)
  • breaks the husbands computer several times (curse it, fix it, don't ever tell) (WHAT? he stole my mac book!)
  • sleeps with the lights (and maybe the tv) on.
  • goes in a little late to work (normally karl and i carpool and he is a stickler for being there at 8; my office is like a freaking mourge at 8)
  • gets ready for work in complete and utter silence. the way the morning time should be. ah, the joy. no tv, no lights, no doggies, no cereal crunching heard for miles, no cover ripping offing, no singing made up annoying good morning songs.
  • and maybe miss him. and even those dang good morning songs. just a little.


12 comments:

jennifer said...

Your Gay. And I'm pretty sure that is not how you spell mourge or whatever you put there.

Lauren said...

I'll tell you exactly what you need to do. Reincarnate your single self and participate in what Jackie (and Carrie from SATC) and I refer to as SSB: Secret Single Behavior. It's what you do when you live alone (e.g. drinking from the milk carton). Live it up!!!

katandkarl said...

you mean like licking garlic salt out of the bottle? er.

melissa said...

We watch the Biggest Loser religiously...sometimes you can't help but tear up..shh don't tell.

Anonymous said...

The biggest loser is too sad to watch alone. Please tape it and watch it when carl comes back. He's a good man, don't trade him in for Arlo. But I'll let you decide you snores the loudest.
And save some buttered noodles for later.
MJF

Elizabeth Ross said...

That was perhaps one of the cutest posts ever, Kat. :) Ha ha ha.
Mmmmmmm your buttered noodles are tasty.
Did that sentence sound as weird as I think it did?

Jennifer said...

Ahhh love me some Kat!

Chandle said...

I'm a pro at significant other missingness. Actually, my life is more normal when he isn't around. It'll be an adjustment to move in. You're post was super cute.

Leah Billings said...

Mmmmmm. Butter noodles. One of my favorite lazy-daisy comfort foods.

care said...

high five on the girlie movie. and the buttered noodles. I might have to fix some of that for dinner myself...

Leslie Robus said...

ok - so is karl in san fran at an oracle conference??? there are tons of peeps from scottrade there...including my two bosses. in fact one of the is a speaker too.

llane said...

he told me he was at a conf when i was all like "ah, my email isn't working, ack, i can't upload pix to the website!" but i didn't know he was so nearby! ;) sorry, my hubby is never away, so i don't know what i'd do without him, although sometimes i wish he would take a business trip. he did fall asleep on the sofa watching t.v. the other night so i had the entire bed to myself and i must say i slept quite soundly. but i'd be eating buttered noodles, too, cuz we only cook when we're together. oops.