Friday, July 18, 2008

Girl Talk

Today we got some great news- the board met at Matt's new place of employment and has elected to put him on the tenure track. This is huge for us, mostly because now it means that we are really and truly staying in California. Without telling our family, we put our stuff in storage in Houston, mostly because if this didn't come through- we were gonna hit the road again. Whew! What a relief!

It's funny being back here. I only left 2 years ago- but it feels like ages. Friends are now getting divorced, home remodels are complete (and gorgeous!), folks are having babies. It's crazy. I love the vibe of California, and forgot how kooky it is. Tonight, I popped into the local grocery store to pick up a few odds and ends, and the checker commented on my box of Tampax.

"Lots of folks are coming in here tonight for these." she states.

"Ummmhmmm." I nod my head, not wondering where this is gonna go.

"Because it's so close to the full moon, and the moon dictates your cycle- we've had all sorts of women in here tonight." she adds.

Let's just say that I never had that kind of conversation at my Houston Walgreens. No ma'am, they don't do much moon-menstruation-talk there. Not at all.

In other news, my big brother is here visiting, and Matt was showing off his new I-phone. His new Iphone can turn into a Star Wars light saber, and my husband is PROUD of this. This is wrong on so many different levels.


Tara said...

A Star Wars light saber? Your hubbie would be a rock star in our house!

Congrats on the tenure track appointment! Of course, I admit to still harboring secret fantasties of both of you shuffling off to Buffalo... (sigh.)

julie said...

Nothing is off limits here on the Left Coast. :)

Heather said...

Welcome back to Cali. I miss it and love it so much!!