We have a busy weekend planned. Date night tonight (going to see 'The Social Network') and maybe grab a beverage in honor of Oktoberfest.
5k Walk for Breast Cancer tomorrow, in honor of a friend who was recently diagnosed (at the age of 32...unreal). A little party after the run. I might try to sneak out while Brian and Scotty are at Paid Humiliation and get my nails done, since Boot Camp on Wednesday inspired me to do a darker color. (I have no idea how the two of them are related, but in my mind, they are, somehow. Boot Camp = empowerment, which in turn means dark finger nail polish? I don't know.)
Then we have friends from out of town coming over to see the house, which is why I just scrubbed all the floors and have the vacuum ready to go as soon as Scotty wakes up. I really believe babies and vacuums are a catch-22; you cannot vacuum while the child is sleeping, yet you cannot vacuum while the child is awake because the child (well, my child) is afraid of the vacuum. Correction: he's afraid of the attachments, not the actual vacuum. (I know, weird kid.) So, at least I get do the carpets but it looks like the couch is going to remain crumb-filled for the foreseeable future.
I also just finished an interesting book - "One Second After." I'm not sure I'd recommend it, to be honest. (Sorry, Mom). The first 100 pgs are brilliant, and then it just kinds of self-impodes. Great idea (terrifying idea) with a subpar ending.
I don't want to ruin too much, but it's essentially about the end of civilization as we know it. I'll do a more lengthy review on Monday (I need Brian's help writing this one, since he is the political science/historian of the family) but it made me think a lot about government and what goes into a successful government. With the election just a few weeks away, I feel like I'm looking at the candidates a bit differently, more carefully, and with more concern about how they will handle the infrastructure of our cities and towns. It also made me think about how and why people choose one candidate or political party over another and does anything really ever get done.
The book was fairly heavy-handed with its preachy political message (and instant thumbs-down from me) but it does get you thinking. And since a lot of it is about technology and our dependence on such, I do want to admit that I read the book, sitting on the (crumb-filled) couch, surrounded by no less than my cell phone (for texting), our home phone (for hanging up on political callers that dare to interrupt Scotty's nap time), the TV remote, the ceiling fan remote, and finally, my iPad, which is where the book was stored (and I'm not going to lie, I checked my Facebook page and email about twenty times during the course of reading). Um, yeah, I'm going to go ahead and say that I am fairly addicted to modern conveniences and without them, would probably go totally crazy.
But if we did lose power and all technology died, does that include the baby monitor? :-) Haha, just kidding. (I really do have mixed feelings about it...I hate it, but I need it. Damn you, baby monitor!) Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend.