Friday, November 09, 2007

a friday night with liz

so, it looks like lobsters do feel pain after all. last year boo begged out of a school vivisection project (he didn't want to "dissect" a live lobster, despite the lobster expert's reassurances that the lobster couldn't feel anything). maybe he had a feeling that further research might be needed on that subject...

okay, that's all my animal rights talk for the day! although i did check this book out of the library today, along with this one, this one and this one.

speaking of boo, he wants the playstation game rock band so bad! it's at the top of his christmas list. m is now an official nominee for the coolest dad of the year award, because he took boo and three of his friends to best buy (on a school night, no less), and set them loose to play the rock band demo pretty much as long as they wanted to.

bean has started the afs application process, officially choosing 1. finland, 2. iceland, and 3. anywhere in scandinavia for her trip next year. the fact that she'll be away for an entire year will probably not sink in until we put her on a plane -- at any rate, i feel extremely calm about it from my perspective and wildly excited on her behalf.

last friday night i was sick on the couch with a baked potato, remember? tonight i plan to be sitting on the couch in perfect health with a bowl of chocolate pudding, which i made all for myself (the posse is out bowling tonight), but which is now riddled with craters from where some certain friends of mine helped themselves...not to complain, though. a half a bowl of chocolate pudding is still a lovely thing.

7 comments:

mama d said...

Where did Italy go? And why? Char and I spent the evening baking for the CBHS bake sale tomorrow--pb cookies, chocolate chip brownies and pumpkin bread! Pretty tasty, but not as soothing as chocolate pudding.

lizzie lou said...

she heard really mixed things about 1. the afs program in italy, 2. schools in italy, and 3. being american in italy. it was enough to bring her back to scandinavia/iceland, which (after ghana) was her original passion anyway! she decided, oh well, so it'll be cold and dark for three months!

ooh, you're good. i should've baked...

Artemis said...

Im sorry about the pudding!!!

margot said...

aha! i knew i had the right idea about the lobsters!

lizzie lou said...

you know, i really did have plenty o' pudding.

Amanda said...

Hello!

I'm an occasional lurker here (I was steered your way by a comment Scott Heim's blog several months ago), and thought I'd "out" myself in order to voice my approval for Finland. (One of my husband's good friends hails from a small Finnish enclave called Oulu in far Northern Wisconsin. They're way into Finnish ancestry there, and a lot of the households are still bilingual). Bean should start soaking up all those wonderful Aki Kaurismaki films, post haste.

lizzie lou said...

thanks, amanda! that's a great vote of confidence for finland -- and we're adding finnish and scandinavian films to our netflix queue immediately. i have to admit, i'm clueless about kaurismaki...