It was an oddly incongruous weekend, with Chris and I brainstorming at a diner in western CT at one in the morning on Friday night, espresso martinis with the girls on Saturday night, and the Moose Wars on Sunday morning.
Yes, Moose Wars.
Little MP (Chris's niece) has a stuffed animal moose, picked up during the course of the Great White-Water Experience of 2007. At breakfast on Sunday morning, it was decided that there would be a contest: Who could walk from the breakfast table, around the living room, and back to the kitchen with the moose on their head?
"First prize is Mommy!" MP smiled, satisfied with this answer.
"Mommy? What?" Chris's sister pretended to reel back in horror. "I'm a prize?"
MP scrunched up her nose. "No, wait. First place is ... a lightbulb! Second place is Mommy."
Makes perfect sense.
So, after breakfast, we all took turns racing around with the moose. MP's father, Steve, sported both the Moose and jazz-hands, making him the winner of a very fine lightbulb. Fortunately, Jenn came in second and won herself. And since I have been working on my night moose (will I ever, ever learn?), I did okay, too. I take my Moose Wars very seriously, as you can see.
In completely unrelated news, I'm excited to be traveling off to Los Angeles again this October (I had a great experience the last time I was out there) and I'm stoked to check out some new places. I'm also going to be on the hunt for free-internet, so if you know of any coffeehouses or cafes that cater to an editor-on-the-go, I'd love a head's up.
Can you still go to the beach in October in California? Is there a wireless signal on the beach? That may be the best (read: most fun) option.
See you tomorrow, for Grand Rounds 3.52, hosted here! I just have this feeling that there will be some diabetes bloggers featured. :D