Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RTT- travel, exercise, and British dramas

It's Tuesday so I'll keep it random. Like I ever do anything else.

JR and I are heading to Washington DC next month for a week. He is all excited and even had the nerve to say, "what will I do in DC for a week?" WTH? The man hasn't been to DC in 14 years. I'd have thought that the Smithsonian would have changed up the displays by now. This will be an interesting trip though. I'm the planner in our family. I plan our trips, plan what we will see, plan we will will do, I buy the tickets, book the hotels, you name it. JR just goes along for the ride. This trip is totally different. We are not both on vacation. I'll be working for 8am to 5pm. He is on his own. So while I booked his flight and our hotel, I haven't even pulled out a guide book for him. We'll see how this goes.

Speaking of travel I will have been home for 2 months straight. I think this is the longest stretch of at home time since I took this job. Of course, it has to be the hottest 2 months on record. Why couldn't I book a trip to Canada? Or Sweden? Anyplace north of hell Houston?

The unpacking has been moving along slow but steady. I figure I'll be done about the same time as we decide to move.

I've decided that if and when I ever start exercising again I will not have to work on my arms, much. Nessa and her fetch obsession keeps my arms in good shape. I spend all night throwing her toy down the hall.

Gretchen has got me and JR hooked on British dramas from Netflix. First it was Sherlock (I can not wait for the fall season to come out). Then it was The Last Enemy (same leading actor as in Sherlock. Yes, I do have a bit of a crush on Benedict. I can call him that, it's only creepy if I actually start showing up at tapings). Then Gretchen mentioned another show but we just couldn't get into it. So we came up with one on our own. It's called MI-5. It's based on the British version of the FBI. I learned something new. MI-5 = FBI; MI-6 = CIA. This series has 10 years worth of episodes. That ought to last JR and I until all the new shows start.

I've got to head to work now. The students are back and if I don't get to the school by 7:30 I won't get a parking spot. Go visit all the other random tuesday bloggers at Stacy's place.



  1. I would LOVE to go to DC for a week and have to do stuff on my own. My husband tolerates museums but I could spend all day. That's like a dream vacation for me! Happy Tuesday.

  2. I haven't had a chance to watch any of the shows Gretchen has recommended yet - it's hard to watch television when you're picking up after 4 adult children, one teenager, one grandchild and two extra house guests 24/7 for 12 days straight.

    Sanity? What sanity??

  3. I totally understand about the parking issue. We ride our bike as much as the weather permits because the parking is abysmal at our campus.
    Why can't colleges and universities do better with the parking issues?

  4. I am tempted by the British shows, but right now, I am knee deep in Netflix documentaries. Mostly about food. I think I have a problem..

  5. After living in London for a month, it is so hard for me to get into the British dramas. But I enjoyed reading your post for the first time!

  6. I love MI5. We recently got into and got hooked!!

  7. Hey Thanks for the cracker recipe...gluten free too! Have fun in D.C. I want to travel there someday also!


  8. Our PBS station shows MI-5 on Saturday nights after Austin City Limits. Cool show.

    - Jay

  9. British shows? Hello! Dr Who starts next week.

  10. If it makes you feel any better Canada was hot hell this summer too. But we'd still loved to have had you visit.... :)

  11. UGH! Blogger ate my comment! Usually I can't be as witty the second time around, but I'll try. ;)

    I'm the planner in our family for trips, too - I'll be looking forward to reading how JR fares on his own for the planning of fun. ;)

    I haven't had a chance to check out the shows Gretchen's recommended on Netflix yet...but the MI-5 you found sounds right up my alley. :)

    Oh, and my word verification?


    Yeah, I'm giggling like a 12 year old boy! :)

  12. JR shouldn't have to worry, you are the ultimate tour guide (I would guess since I've never met you). When am I meeting you again? October, right?