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I'm spatial ... sooo spatial ...

(Points for identifying the mis-quoted song.)


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I had a challenging day.

I was challenged by depth perception.

To celebrate another year of life on Earth, I went downtown to have a massage (at Dosha – ask for Tracy) – using a gift certificate from my boss. (Thanks, Boss!) The salon is in a nice hotel called the Hotel Monaco. (Lots of cool chaise longues in the lobby, perfect for lounging, although I wish we could just spell it lounge instead of longue, already.)

I have successfully navigated the tight exit of the Hotel Monaco underground parking before, my agent as my witness.

This time, as I got in my Momivan, the valet said, “That turn is pretty tight there, want me to pull it out for you?”

“I’ve got it,” I said.

I drove forward, steering confidently. Then I scraped my right bumper, said a bad word, reversed, and drove out of the Lilliputian exit. I imagine the valet enjoyed the echo of my ‘I’ve got it’ while he watched the spectacle.

The rest of the day was nice. I planted lots of flowers, then my husband and son made me dinner. We had cake for dessert – it was so pretty, with tiny real flowers on the top border. I carefully moved the cake off the table so the dogs wouldn’t be tempted to get it … losing my grip just as I reached the counter.

It’s still edible. My husband flipped it back over while I laughed and screamed, gently replacing the frosting … all the tiny flowers now buried.

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lkmadigan
Apr. 27th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Can you ever forgive me?
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azang
Apr. 27th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday? (!)
lkmadigan
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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lkmadigan
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's all okay. I'm laughing.

My husband already pushed out the dent, and you can hardly tell I bashed the bumper. He's so handy.
lorrainemt
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
Oh dear. The poor cake. But it still looks yummy!

Happy Birthday, dear Lisa!
lkmadigan
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Lorraine!
stephanieburgis
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
That cake looks absolutely delicious, even without any flowers. I'll come by your house and eat it for you! ;)
lkmadigan
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
You are welcome to some cake blobs!
lillpluta
Apr. 27th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Happy related birthday. What .. wait .. happy BELATED birthday .. I left my typo just to make you laugh. I am apparently not awake.

lkmadigan
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hee - it DID make me laugh. Thanks!
soniag
Apr. 27th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Oh no! But that cake still looks tasty.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
lkmadigan
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
I think I will have some for breakfast.

Mmm ...
dampscribbler
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Chrissie Hynde, no?
Happy birthday! Half of everyone I know, it seems, had a birthday this weekend. The good half, of course. :)
lkmadigan
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: Chrissie Hynde, no?
Yes, Pretenders!! You know your classic rock!
dampscribbler
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: Chrissie Hynde, no?
If you're not learning Rock n Roll in high school, what are you learning? ;-)
sarahcross
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
That cake still looks delicious. :)
lkmadigan
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Having some right now.

Nom nom ...
jodyfeldman
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
I gotta have some of your attention, say The Pretenders. Happy birthday!
lkmadigan
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jody! Another Pretenders fan. :-)
cmfletcher
Apr. 28th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Count me another Pretenders fan!

Happy Birthday, Lisa! Hope the exit mishap didn't undo all the good massage vibe. And hey, that cake still looks delish.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 30th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, Lisa!! Spa and all, sounds lovely! Funny stories :-) Glad the cake was still edible!

Funny thing about "chaise longues" -- years ago I was talking to French friend, who told me what they call these long chairs in France: "relax"! I blinked and told her what WE called them: chaise longue, and we both started cracking up.

--Laini
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