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13th-Jun-2003 06:36 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
*falls off chair* Extremely tired. Had five hours of sleep last night - yes, own fault. Was up late, and then changed LJ style. Took a while, and before I knew it, it was 5am. Got up at 10.30am this morning - family outing. Grandparents, aunt, and two cousins. One the Legolas fancier, who is on to me for Elrond pictures. She wants to mutilate them the way she did the HP pictures. Where she gave Snape golden locks and pink ribbons.

Picked up aunt and the Non-Legolas fancier (who is six) - then went off to my grandparents' house. Made a puzzle with the Non-Legolas Fancier (heretofore known as NLF). She's much better at it than I am. Possibly because was staring at puzzle upside down, but still, she's better. Her parents are good at jigsaws, too. According to my grandmother, she's already helping with the 500- and 1000-piece puzzles. *falls off chair* In all likelihood, will never touch a 500 word jigsaw puzzle with any intent of fixing the thing. The one we were working on was fairly small - perhaps some 50 pieces. And - *shame* - I felt accomplished when I was done with it.

Off to school to pick up the Legolas Fancier, then to Seoul Garden. Twice in one week! *beams* Not that I mind! And this time, for once, they had twice the number of ice-cream flavours, and ice cream that one could actually get at with a minimum of ice-pick activity.

Then off to Kinokuniya. Was assigned to look after the kids. Legolas Fancier went, "Okay! I leave you with her!" and left me with NLF. Smart kid. Legolas Fancier, that is. Went off to the Kids' Section with NLF. Eventually took A.C. Grayling's latest book - Genius - as well as several other books on psychology, off to the Kids' Section. Genius basically an account of several literary greats and their work. Good for an introduction, I suppose - but I thought it was far too brief. That reading done between sporadic dashes after NLF, to ensure that she didn't get lost when she wandered off to look for books to read. Distressed that she is still reading Maisie.

Then to drop my grandparents off, and off to home with NLF and Legolas Fancier. Will never cease to be amazed by how easily children are amused. They spent a great deal of time enthusiastically de-fluffing my jacket. Told them that there would never be an end to it, but it didn't discourage them.

We ended up drawing in my bedroom. We always end up drawing in my bedroom. Usually their idea. It's just about the closest I come to making my own art (aside from layouts, which don't really count.) Never was an artist and never shall be. Did teach Legolas Fancier to draw steak, which doesn't count. She thinks I draw food well. *falls off chair* Realised today that Legolas Fancier (heretofore known as LF) knows what pointillism is. And she's in primary school. Also refers to Picasso as "Pablo".

Met the McDonalds' Toys Dory and the Glittery Squid. Dory emits whale echolocation when fin is depressed. (Why did McDonalds make its dories emit such sounds?) Also, Glittery Squid glows and functions like a super soaker. *IQ Level sinks*

Also painted both LF and NLF's nails, after permission was granted from their mother. Pink glittery polish. I had no idea children's nails were so very small. Yes, am ignorant much. LF also much amused by MAD magazine. Mom and bro got me the FOTR and TTT versions.

Bro came home and had a massive bolster-Iggy-Cushion-Tare Panda fight with LF and NLF. Much shrieking involved, though not on bro's part. Oh yes. And fight occurred in my bedroom. Bro said was not as bad as time that they cornered him in the living room and went at him with the sofa cushions. Poor boy.

Are kids this exhausting, or is it just me?

And it's Father's Day on Sunday, and I haven't got anything!
Comments 
13th-Jun-2003 06:59 am (UTC)
A 1000-pieces jigsaw puzzle is the best. =)
14th-Jun-2003 02:23 am (UTC) - *collapses*
Amazing stamina! ^_^

Why is that phrase giving me N-S ideas?

I couldn't make 1000-piece puzzles, myself...

13th-Jun-2003 04:04 pm (UTC)
Heh, I used to do 1000+ and higher pieces. : ) It's fun!

Painted nails? Are you thinking of a change in future career plans? Heheheheh. : ) bored bored...

yeah, kids are somewhat exhausting.

and I didn't even KNOW it was on sunday, so...
14th-Jun-2003 02:27 am (UTC) - *laughter*
*whistles* Amazing. 1000+ pieces? My aunt and uncle - parents of LF and NLF - are really into jigsaws. They make 10,000 and 30,000 pieces for fun. Those massive life-size versions of Renoir paintings and Da Vinci's Universal Man. *falls over* Or puzzles of the entire solar system.

Change in career plans? Me as a manicurist? ^_^ I'd probably ruin my customers' nails.

*fervently agrees* Yes! Children are exhausting!

*pats* It's all right. Were I studying the way you are, I would've forgotten about Father's Day altogether.

All the best for the exams!
14th-Jun-2003 03:48 pm (UTC) - Re: *laughter*
Interesting. : ) A hell lot of pieces...

well, with practice maybe not! : )
13th-Jun-2003 05:10 pm (UTC) - It is on Sunday?
No idea! And don't care! My mother just abandoned my father by going for a short vacation in M'sia for the weekend leaving my father to work alone in the office. Ohohoho. My father is going to bring me to go buy new CPU later~~~ Happy~~~ but am totally ignorant about computers. So's my father. This is really sad since he's totally relying on me to buy the damn thing. Woah. I can be happy and sad in the same paragraph. Need help!!! Will find a way out somehow.

Kids are perfectly fine...as long as they're obedient and can keep quiet when I tell them to be. I never really have any problems with kids at all, since they never seem to want to step on my tail if I have one.

Pink ribbons on Elrond? Tacky!

Make that into an icon if she ever does that!

And I don't do jigsaw puzzles. I can't even do a 10 piece jigsaw properly. I must have some jigsaw-puzzle-deficit-disorer or something.
14th-Jun-2003 02:31 am (UTC) - New CPU!
Wow! Lucky you! ^_^ Hope you managed to choose a good one ^_^

Sad? Then it's our duty to cheer you up ^_^

*showers you with chocolate chips*

*giggles*

Cannot picture you with a tail.

*glares at you* I would not visit the indignity of Lord Elrond with pink ribbons upon the Internet!

If you've that jigsaw disorder, I have it too. Or some variant of it. Me, I just find jigsaws give me more frustration than fun.

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