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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Daughter Dearest turns 18 (OMG OMG OMG)

Today was the day… some things you can’t put off. And would you want to even if you could?

We started the morning thus: Mrs. Fetched, Cousin Al, and I went (sort of) quietly upstairs to DD’s room, carrying a Yorkie that Big V wanted us to keep for a week to prevent unscheduled breeding. DD, being pretty smart, knew what was coming and pulled the covers over her head. However, she failed to do anything about the side so that’s where we inserted the Yorkie. The resulting squawk was most satisfying.

For reasons I haven’t quite worked up the nerve to ask about, Mrs. Fetched decided to have a birthday breakfast (at Ryan’s, naturally) and skip church. We had close to two dozen people show up — but I had to leave early because the music director at church had some family over and I’m the #2 person there. Oh well. I missed the presents but I pretty much knew what she got anyway… partly because I helped wrap most of them.

As we were all stuffed from breakfast, we came back to the house and goofed off for a while. DD got out the dance pads and we had a good time watching each other stumble around… except for DD and her cousin Brand X, who are pretty good at it.

And of course, there was cake. Actually, there were two cakes. Mrs. Fetched’s mom brought a present along. DD said, “I hope this is a hair dryer — I really need one.” It was. She was happy.

And after cake, there was a trip to the theater to watch The Gameplan. The Boy and J decided to stay here, so I also decided to stay here just to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. Naturally, they left shortly after and haven’t been seen since (and he hasn’t been where he said they were going, naturally). But with an empty house, I decided to finish scraping the paint off the trim above the garage. I had to lash the scraper to a pole to reach the top, but I got it. (I’ll probably do the same thing for the paint.)

I got out a bottle of homebrew last night, and it’s not quite ready to go yet. It’s sleepy: you have to shake it to wake it up some before opening the bottle. Give it a couple more weeks, I guess. It’s still DD18, for lack of a better name.


  1. Looks like a good time though I can't really see much of even this smaller video on my dial up service. :-(

  2. Mmmmmmm ... looks like chocolate! :)

    I can't see the video either -- it's a blank space where it should be.

    Wow, you actually got stuff done to boot. I had a totally slacker w/e ... FM would be proud.

  3. Ok ... clicked on the link and that worked! :)

  4. I sent DD virtual birthday wishes! And sorry about the homebrew - I was imagining you enjoying one in celebration of the occasion. Sounds like a good party - thanks for sharing!!

  5. Hi FAR.

    How come you weren't out there on the dance pad? :)

    Looks like a lot of fun, and glad everyone had a good time.

  6. Boran, sorry to hear that... the small video is like 1.5MB. I presume you paused & gave it a minute to load? Anyway, Olivia says clicking the link worked for her. If it's not loading for everyone else, I'll try a different embed next time.

    Olivia, she was cutting the chocolate cake. The strawberry cake is barely peeking in at the bottom of the pic. Glad to hear someone gets a total-slacker weekend. I might get one or two in November, once I finish the trim work. ;-)

    Beth, I'll pass the b-day wishes on to Daughter Dearest, if she hasn't read this already. I was also a little disappointed about the homebrew not being ready, but in the grand scheme of things it's pretty minor. I'll get some canned stuff & cope for a couple more weeks.

    FM, I was on the dance pads a couple of times… but I can't dance and take video at the same time. :-)

  7. I've GOT to remember to actually POST my comments.

    Happy Birthday (belated) DD! I hope you had a wonderful day.

  8. Cake, cake, cake!!!

    Happy birthday, DD!


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