Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Leftovers (Aug. 20)

The end of another week, the first full week the girls were in school. Busy week but trying to sort out my routines.

Word Association

Play along here.

1. Rhythm :: Dancer
2. Baby :: Faced
3. Sanctimonious :: Harmonious
4. I like :: you like
5. Constipated :: Plugged
6. Sleep late :: up early
7. Over easy :: eggs
8. Erratic :: Behaviour
9. Umbrella :: Rain
10. You don't :: know

Explaining: Yeah, I never get number six. I am usually always up by five-something. During the week I get up with Mrs. LB at 4:45, and I'm getting up at 5:30 every Sunday now that the Loper season has started. Saturdays are not for sleeping in either because I'm running Saturday mornings now to make up for the reduced Sunday mileage. It's a good thing I'm already a morning person.

The Balloon Incident

I must find a place that sells balloons today.

On Wednesday I took the girls to the dentist. After their appointments (no cavities, yay) they each got a balloon. Kennedy was excited about hers because it was yellow, her favorite color. On the way home, we stopped by the library as I had some items on hold and Yvie hadn't checked anything out for a long time (she said so but it had only been like 10 days).

After about 20 minutes there, we went back to the truck. Kennedy opened her door at the same time I did and said "My balloon." I looked up and saw her balloon floating away, some 20 feet off the ground and rising quickly. She immediately burst into tears. I felt powerless of course, since there was nothing I could do but watch the balloon climb higher and higher.

By the time we were driving away, the balloon was a yellow speck in the vast blue sky. And her wails grew and grew. Yvie tried to comfort her - "Take my balloon, it's yours" - to no avail. Eventually, Yvie started crying and repeatedly said "I feel so bad for her."

About 30 minutes later, the crying finally began to subside. Several times on Thursday, Kennedy wondered about her balloon and a few times asked if it might land here at our house.

Hence, my quest.

Five Question Friday

Another edition of Five Question Friday for you.

1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?

My wife gave me my nickname, LB. It's just my initials, simple enough, but nobody had ever really called me that before. I did used to wear Long Beach State hats before I met her but I don't know, I guess that didn't translate into a nickname.

Once, a friend of mine started calling me the Beast, as in Luis the Beast since it rhymes. I liked that, but it didn't stick. Sad.

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?

I am second of the four Bueno boys. I have an older brother who is 18 months my senior (my mom had fun with the two of us when we were really young... and I'm paying for those days with Kennedy :) ), and then there is a brother six years younger than me (Danny) and another one 13 years younger than me (Jesse). The bad thing for by younger brothers is that I got the brains, the athleticism and the looks... okay, maybe not, but I did get some of each... I think...

3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?

Well, I think Mrs. LB would like me to be played by this person here so I figure why not return the favor?

4. What is currently your favorite song?

I got into this indie band, Mumford & Sons, just recently. They are awesome, and it's not usually something I would listen to, folk rock or whatever, but these guys rock. This is my favorite song of theirs. The Cave

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?

My major purchases I'm saving up for are my upcoming races: the Long Beach Half Marathon on Oct. 17 ($80) and the Mission Inn Half Marathon here in Riverside on Nov. 14 ($40). I also anticipate needing new shoes before the year is out.

1 comment:

Katie A. said...

Ooo, just listened to that song the Cave - I like! Thanks for sharing!