|The Gnomes are Under the Butterscotch Waterfall
||[Jul. 7th, 2009|06:18 pm]
I just used a paper clip for a toothpick. I am so ready for this evil tooth to be out of my life. The hole is roughly the size of a kernel of corn, so you can imagine it traps most everything I eat. In the last few days, the pain has gone from annoying to other-worldly, causing me to actually go to the ER in search of relief. It comes out Thursday. In the mean time, I really have to remember to bring toothpicks with me everywhere.|
Two weekends ago was the East Coast Derby Extravaganza. It was just as awesome as last year! My schedule rocked, and I took every assignment I was given as a compliment. It felt great. Jimmy got awesome jobs too, jam reffing and head reffing! I got to room with my derby wife, whom I almost never see. I got to meet some folks I've been online buddies with for a while, and see lots of other friends for the first time since tournament season. I met someone who's a more aggressive flirt than I am! That was totally fun. And every time I get to see Matt, I feel is a step in the transition out of dating and back into friendship. Even though it still makes me sad sometimes, I know we'll last a lot longer as B-F-Refs than we would have as sweethearts.
After that, Jimmy and I drove up to Brooklyn for a few days, since we were so close by. We stayed with his BFF Kat and her partner Mimi. It was a great trip. I'm so happy I finally got to meet Kat. She and Mimi were super duper hostesses and took good care of us. I got to see lots of other parts of Jimmy's life there and had a generally lovely time. It definitely redeemed all of my semi-failed New York City trips in the past.
On the way home, we got stopped by the meanest cops in the world. I don't even want to get into the stupid story, but it ended with the car being impounded, and us being stranded somewhere in New Jersey. (Don't bring Brillo pads into the Garden State, kids; they're drug paraphernalia!) Oh, and this was shortly after my ER visit. Happy fucking fourth of July. We took a train back into New York, I redeemed my free flight to get home the next day. Jimmy finally got the situation straightened out today and is on his way home in the car now.
Oh, AND: one of the best things about ECE was one of my KCRW buddies Amy was lamenting that their refs aren't really ready for the important bout they have coming up against Baltimore, and in the course of the conversation, invited Jimmy and I to come ref the game! KCRW happens to be the league of one of my very best friends, Meredith, so this was exciting on many levels. I thought there was no way I'd get the weekend off work, since I had just taken like 10 days off, but they only needed me Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week! So I'm going! Hopefully Jimmy too, assuming he doesn't run into any more trouble getting back to Chicago, and still has the energy for it. Matt is also going, giving the KCRW refs a training, and working the game, so I scored a ride with him. So not only do I get a road trip with one or two of my favorite people, and get to ref a bad-ass game, I get to see Meredith and stay in her new house!!! It really makes it hard to be upset for long about any of the other bullshit in my life. I'm a lucky girl.