Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shiny umbrella

i was mostly fascinated by the umbrella, as you can see from the pic.... 
this is not just another day in the park in boston (at least, not that i have seen!), this was at the steampunk festival in waltham, back in may. steampunk is some weird genre i never heard of before, but wikipedia does... :)  i think americans really like costume parties. next to drinking through straws, i dont think i saw more adults in the most weird costumes. and not just something simple! no, into detail they are dressed up.... complete with elaborate make-up and accessories (must cost them so much time and money!) me? i would just like that umbrella... :)
tomorrow tim comes back from his trip to berlin (conference) and amsterdam (home). i missed him because i now had to eat from the yoghurt-can when it was almost empty (i hate that and he always does that; i always get my portion in a nice bowl). also, i had to cut my own mango (sticky hands, beehh) and i didnt drink coffee in the weekend (he always makes the coffee; i cant even operate the coffeemaker). during the week i had to make my own lunch (takes so much time! normally im in the shower when he does that), and in the evening i had to throw the trash into the trash receptacle myself (scary, because in summer there are often raccoons inside/around). moreover, i had to make dinner and clean up (especially cleaning up becomes boring), so i skipped dinner a few times (but not too often!!), and i had to get packages delivered during the day from the apartment office myself (which requires to make small talk with the security guy, beeehh).
so... i guess its good he comes back again tomorrow ;) probably there are some other reasons too why its good he wil be back tomorrow, but i forgot... :)

8 comments:

Mriekje said...

This made me smile. I thought "i also had to start/clean out the dishwasher, go grocery shopping...."
I can totally relate to this (exept for the fact that etienne has yet to go to a conference).

biebkriebels said...

Ha,ha, he does a lot for you, it is a nice way to realize that. The costume of the girl on the photo is rather weird, a kind of SM with the military cap on. Some people like to dress up at festivals, we have the Fantasyfair where people look very over the top.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, very steampunk. I have read a few such novels, wish they had a steampunk festival or something like that in my area.

CaT said...

aaahh, i thought of some more: when we went swimming this sunday i had to fold up the blanket again, that was more complicated than i thought!

and now i also always have to find my keys when coming home, normally i expect tim to have the keys ready and open the door.

and, ofcourse, i didnt do any grocery-shopping for more than a week since i cant drive... (in the netherlands this would not have been a problem, but here... :( )

Eyeliquor said...

Cool!

Tim said...

lol i also missed you, even though on my trip i did not have to do any chores.. it was harder to get up in the morning, and harder to go in the bed at night, and I did not brush my teeth on one night, and there were many things that I forgot, you would have reminded me, but I can not name them because.. I forgot.
xx

Mriekje said...

ahw you guys are so cute. :P

Jack said...

Nice image, CaT. The stripes echo.

Gee, Tim seems like such a helpful guy. Maybe you should keep him.