Friday, December 2, 2011

Family Outing

Some of you may remember the gift I gave Stud last year for his birthday. (If not, click here.) Well, we're doing it again tomorrow. This time, Dad will be joining us. I'm really excited about the whole thing. We've never all gone to something like this together. I can't even remember the last thing we did like this as a family. I'll venture to guess it was the circus when Stud was 2.

Just like last year, we'll be going to the 3:00 show. The plan is to then get some dinner after the show.

Funny little side story-when I got the email from Ticketmaster about the concert, I first checked to see if CSJ wanted to join us this year. Then, my next phone call was to Bestest Friend to see if she wanted to join us. Well, it turns out she already had tickets for the same show! She's going with another friend of ours. Unfortunately, we won't be sitting anywhere near each other. They'll be on the main floor, which is where Stud and I sat last year. Which is also why we'll be in the balcony this year! It was too close to fully enjoy the show. Plus, I'm so darn short, that I couldn't see a thing on the stage. EVERYONE on the main floor stood for most of the concert, which completely blocked my view of the main stage. I wanted to be able to take it all in this time, so I picked seats in balcony.

I'm hoping Bestest Friend, and our other friend, will want to join us for dinner. Even if they don't, I know it's going to be a nice evening together.

Tomorrow morning we're supposed to be getting Stud a new phone. He desperately needs one, even though he doesn't want one. His phone is way past it's prime. He's dropped it so many times, it hardly even works. He can't hear who he's talking to, and we can't hear what he's saying. Plus, it won't hold a charge for more than an hour or two. Now that he's driving around by himself, I really want him to have a phone that works. I'm one of "those" moms who expect him to call when he gets there, call when he leaves, etc...

Today, he gave me a mini-stroke because he was AWOL for most of the day. The plan was for him to get an early start on the day. He was going to go to the pet store for Buster's freakin' prescription dog food (ugh!) then he was to go to his grandma's to see if she needed anything, then he was to make his way to the bar to go clean. Around 2, my brother texted to ask where the hell his nephew was because it was so late. Well, that freaked me out, since I thought he had gone there earlier in the morning. My brother said he did, indeed, call my brother at about 9 only to have my brother yell at him for waking him up. (yeah, he's a charmer, that brother of mine!) But then, he never heard from him again. Naturally, his phone was dead, so we couldn't get in touch with him that way, and he wasn't answering the house phone. Now, there was a part of me that thought maybe he had gone back to sleep after he texted my brother, which ticked me off. But, the other part of me thought he was dead in a ditch.

Long story already too long, turns out he went to the bar, and he was there cleaning the whole time. My brother ended up driving over to check and see if he was there. We were both more than a little annoyed that his phone was dead. So, bottom line, he's getting a new one, like it or not. Besides, I have a feeling he's gonna like it. I went into an AT&T dealer yesterday to get some info about switching him over to my plan (he currently has his phone plan through his dad's phone) and the salesman told me that right now they're offering the iPhone 3 for $1. Yes, I know it's the "old" one, but hell, it's still way nicer than what he has. I may even get one for myself for a dollar! He could also choose a new Android phone for free, which is the incentive they're offering for adding a second line to my plan.

I know you'll all be waiting with baited breath to find out what he chooses, so I'll try and update you as soon as he decides. You're welcome.


M said...


And as for the whole phone me when you get there things goes- all moms know exactly what you mean....remember how easy it was to forget whe we were kids? And, hey....there wasn't a pay phone around...or someone's mom was on the phone :) Can't get away with that now.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope the show is amazing for all of you!!!
Cocoa and Ozzie are on the prescription food too. $$$$$
Enjoy your weekend.