Remember Me?

Once upon a time, there was a blog named Planet3rry. He was a good blogger. Always careful to type up a nice entry every day and share it with the world. One day a thing called LIFE came and kicked planet3rry’s butt all over the place…

I can only update this with my patented Reeder’s Digestible (don’t want copyright infringments) version:

The Tuna Can, Can You?
The biggest thing that has been keeping me from doing funstuff at work, is… well, work. I received a load of comments from the fine people up in DC (my taxes pay your salary!!) and have just now (today) finished incorporating them into the report. Most were pretty easy, some were quite a challenge. But after two long days, I sent it back up to DC for some more abuse comments.

I was going to have a new episode of Gravity@1053 ready on Monday, but the aforemention “The Thing that gives me cash” precluded me from putting the pieces together. I hope that on Wednesday, if I have time (see impending doctor’s visit)I can patch the pieces together and there will be joy and harmony in the world (and another episode too).

Rub A Dub Dub
I woke up Sunday morning and thought to myself, “Wow, no rub in my chest, today is a GLORIOUS day.” The sun was shining, the flowers were blooming and a blue bird sat on my shoulder. It wasn’t until about 5pm when I took a good look at that blue bird and it wasn’t quite blue and it qouth to me, “Nevermore”. And with that the rub was back and in Full Force (no, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam weren’t there). It was not gently rapping on my chest wall, it was rattling evermore and just as much as before, enough for me to call my doc-tor, should you scan me I implore, he told me wait ’til yonder morn and come calling at my office door, I shall see you and we will explore, this rapping and rattling and find the cause and eraticate it evermore. So, I see the doctor Wednesday morning. Details when I get them.

It sounds like Crease
Our Au Pair’s name is Christiane, but she goes by Cris. Now, the American pronunciation sounds like Chris. Well, unless you are from the South, then you are obligated to add an extra syllable. But with her Portuguese accent… come on now… not everyone speaks Spanish in South America… it sounds like “Crease” but you need to do it in her accent. The kids absolutely love her! The Younger, who requires 3 forms of identification before he will acknowledge you (unless you are Mommy, Daddy or Grandma), went right to her at the airport.

One interesting tidbit… we are going to be getting here a mobile phone for when she is with the kids, we can reach her. We can get a plan for her that includes unlimited access to some Brazil radio station and she can use the Nextel walkie talkie feature to talk with her parents… included! Hopefully that will keep the ole homesick “send me back home” feeling.


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0 Responses to Remember Me?

  1. sam says:

    I’d be one of those southerners to add the obligatory extra syllable!

    No worries Terry, we love any post we can get, when we get it.

    I’ll wave as I go through Knoxville tomorrow! Whenever that may by. Why my loving husband said it’s 10-12 hours from Ann Arbor to Greensboro going through KY I’ll never know. But I’m sitting in Dry Ridge KY trying to get sleepy so I can put in another 8 hours on the road tomorrow.

    Try not to stay so busy, it’s not good for you!

  2. Susan says:

    Tuna, rub, Cris – OH MY! Well I hate that the rub is back… but I just know you’ll be fit as a fiddle soon enough. Maybe this is happening so that you’ll be “forced” to gain a $5000 raise at work (awesome tuna comments!!!) and develop an amazing relationship with your family’s new best friend. Who knows what the universe has in store!

    As for me, I am ticked that the dumb rain canceled my early morning run today. I am back to pre-work runs and LOVING IT. Dumb rain!

  3. Stace says:

    Yikes! I completely LOVED your take on The RAven, but wish it was under better circumstances. I hope everything turns out fine. I’ll be thinking about you.

  4. Michael says:

    Oddly, your post reminded me that I have tuna in the cabinet and now, I’m craving a tuna salad sandwich for dinner.

  5. Marianna says:

    Of COURSE I remember you! Welcome back, wayward child! I hope you can stay for a while!

    Does Crease speak Englishe?

    Or, at least, well enough to communicate with the kiddos & y’all?


  6. sorry to hear you have not been feeling so good. I am just getting caught up now with all the blogs. I hope you get it figured out quickly!

    Congrats on the new AuPair. It is always a good sign… when the kids take to her so easily.

  7. DPeach says:

    How am I going to remember to post to my blog if you don’t post to yours?


  8. Chris says:

    That is so funny! I was an exchange student in Brasil and I know what you mean about how people pronounce Chris there; it’s kind of like “KaRease” said really fast.
    I’m a community counselor now with an au pair agency; one word of caution about the cell phone; make sure she fully understands what the limitations are on that phone! Are minutes an issue with your current cell phone plahn? Does she pay for personal calls? How many? Will she be charged for incoming calls? Brazilians gain friends the same way rabbits multiply! I just don’t want you stuck with a mega phone bill and have an au pair in tears because she thought she had unlimited use of “her” cell phone.
    Enjoy your year with Cris!

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