marriage

Summer Highs & Lows

We like to play a little game, usually on Sunday evenings over dinner or a walk, called “Highs & Lows.” It’s pretty much exactly what the name implies: we share the highs and lows of our past week. Occasionally we take a broader look back over a season or calendar year. Today being Labor Day, let’s reflect now on the Highs and Lows that our summer had to offer.

HIGHS

  • We made trips to Portland, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Missouri.
  • The Guldin family came to visit.
  • Vincent D’Onofrio continues to bring justice to the greater New York area.

LOWS

  • Erin got a speeding ticket.
  • We paid money to see The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
  • We sat behind people who narrated the entire movie for us.

HIGHS

  • Lots of our friends are now parents.
  • Polls indicate we are the hipster aunt and uncle of choice.
  • And as for our personal parenting, most of our plants survived the summer, giving us much-needed momentum heading into summer 2009.

LOWS

  • We still have not gotten our computer back. (The trial was rescheduled for the end of this month.)
  • Ben’s peg leg is beginning to rot.
  • The smell is unholy awful.

HIGHS

  • Our house did not get broken into for the fifth straight month.
  • Neither of us pooped the bed for the third straight month.
  • Back-to-back months: gout free!

LOWS

  • We got two flat tires. (Both Ben.)
  • Erin was dq’d in her Olympics fencing match at Beijing.
  • In a rage, she speared an innocent baby panda.

MORE LOWS THAT JUST NOW OCCURRED TO US

  • We were yet again overlooked as two of People’s “Most Beautiful People.”
  • Erin’s job offer to be an analyst for “Baseball Tonight” fell through when she failed a literacy test.
  • We were indicted on tax fraud.

EVEN MORE CRIPPLING LOWS

  • That debilitating botulism that kept us bedridden for all of June.
  • The expired mayonnaise in the back of the fridge that almost ate Scooter Thomas.
  • Now 2008! Spring/Summer CD did not live up to expectations.

THERE’S GOTTA BE A HIGH WE LEFT OUT

  • Oh yeah, we joined the Y!
  • We are on our way to rock hard abs.
Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Summer Highs & Lows

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s