I did a lot of stuff this weekend, so sorry but this is going to be jumping all over the place with my various topics.
On Saturday GG was gone all day working on his mural. He did some time-lapse photography of himself working, and it’s pretty awesome! He plans to continue doing this as he works, and in the end I’ll string the pictures together into an .mpeg movie or something, and it’ll be really cool. While he was gone, I did a lot of errands. I got us a new coffee table! (It’s the same as our old coffee table, only it looks like it’s made out of wood. We had the white one before.) I built it right away, and then realized part of the finish was scratched off the top. I called the store twice, and both times sat there for literally 10 minutes while the phone rang and nobody picked up. I hung up both times. All I wanted to know was whether I should return just the table top, or the whole thing.
When GG got home, we had been planning to see Be Kind Rewind, but we realized it was too late to go out if we also wanted dinner and bla bla bla. So instead we just went to do some errands. We took the whole table back to Ikea, and got a whole new one. (Which I built when we got home and it’s perfect.) Excited for the return of Saturday Night Live, we decided to walk over to Wawa around 10:30 to get some coffee to keep us up. Usually I fall asleep around Weekend Update. So we had our coffee, yum yum, I watched the whole show with no problem, and… I couldn’t sleep a wink. I slept about an hour all night. Blah.
So another awesome thing that happened this weekend was that on Friday night GG and I were going to snuggle on the sofa under our big down comforter, and he went to pick it up and it was literally soaking in cat pee. It had a cover on it, which I washed and it’s fine, but the comforter itself had to be thrown out – there’s just no way to get cat pee out of down (we’ve tried). We assumed it was Ivan, because that’s where he peed before a couple years ago when he was sick. Except then there was noticable blood in it and that was his way of telling us something was wrong. This time it was just straight pee. So, okay. Saturday when I built the new coffee table, I disassembled the old one and the pieces were sitting on the loveseat. When we got home Saturday night, I noticed that there was pee splattered all over the shelf of the table, laying across the loveseat. As I started cleaning that up, I realized that there was also pee on the seat cushion and a lot of it on the back pillow. Luckily, I don’t know what kind of magical fabric that sofa is made out of, but liquids just roll right off of it. So the stuffing wasn’t affected at all, and I was able to throw the cover of the pillow in the wash. I’ve since put the loveseat back together and covered it with a configuration of trash bags. This is really unacceptable, and I’m assuming it’s Ivan doing this, but I don’t know what he’s trying to tell us. He doesn’t like tables sitting on seats? He enjoys peeing on blankets? Who knows. But he did seem apologetic and snuggled up next to me in bed all night on Saturday (I know this because I couldn’t sleep, remember?).
Yesterday we finally got a new trash can. Our old one apparently blew away last week when it was so windy one day, and is nowhere to be found. Which is weird, because even on extremely windy days it’s never gone that far, maybe down the block or so. But I checked all over the place and couldn’t find it, so I’m kind of wondering if it was stolen. Anyway, we got a really nice big one, and this time we put our house number and street name on it with BIG reflective stickers. It looks nice! I’m excited to put the trash out tonight!
We did eventually get to see Be Kind Rewind, last night. It was cute and funny, though the previews were a bit misleading. I would have liked to have seen more movie remakes, and less feel-good community togetherness stuff. I do like Michel Gondry, but his films are so open-ended. The Science of Sleep: What happened to Stephane at the end? I’ve seen it suggested that he died from his concussion! Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The theory is that this wasn’t the first or the last time that Joel and Clem had their memories of each other erased. And now Be Kind Rewind: The condo developer puts his arm around Mr. Fletcher at the end, but I think we are still to assume that the building is demolished. There were very few people in the theater to see it. So, the movie opened at #7 or 8 this weekend, which is okay for a Gondry film I think, but kind of poor considering the big name actors and the amount of advertising they were doing.
Also, I won a free Senseo coffee maker (the kind that uses those pods to make a cup at a time) by doing a survey online, just had to pay $15 s&h. Considering that the unit itself costs like $70, plus it comes with some starter pods and coupons for more, I figured that was a good deal. So I just checked the delivery status online and it’s out with the courrier right now! (I hope the delivery guy doesn’t get mad, we have signs on the front and side doors requesting that packages be delivered in the back, but it’s all snowy back there still, I wouldn’t mind if he left it at the side door, I just don’t really want the front door propped open all day with a box in it because it’s on a busy street.)