Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Going to the Ballet

Tonight, we feast at a great restaurant called "Taboon." Then we go see Peter Tschzschvxovsky's Nutcracker at Lincoln center. I'm' pumped. However, I'm also a tad bit under the weather. But nothing like good food to bring me ever closer to glory despite all physical maladies.

My mother and father in law just left and they will be missed. Never have I met two more kind and generous people in all my living days. Seriously. The shelf that my computer sits upon was made with my father-in-law's hands measured with his keen eyes, even though our apartment -being a very old brownstone- is slightly slanted. I cannot imagine what the shelf would look like if it would have been left in the hands of the ever-impatient Seth Ward.

However, despite all of their goodness, they will forever be the nemesis of the spades-duo Seth and Amber. No matter how much we try, we cannot seem to conquer C&B at spades. They are the reigning spades Czars of the family and probably will be for all time. My father in law is a bit of a mathematical genius and when the first hand is played he can pretty much tell what everyone has in their hand and what they will play. To throw him off I have to play ridiculous plays and do things that only make sense at the quantum level. Of course, that only worked for about two rounds and then he adjusted the anomaly and resumed conquering. My mother-in-law is blazingly intuitive and psychic. She strikes as though she knows all of our TRUE bidding abilities, therefore, she is the ultimate enemy of anyone trying to go nil.

Time to put on the fancy clothes and go to chow-bliss. If I don't post in the next few days, Happy New Year!

(Last "Fullness of Time" installment coming. I just know you are all biting your nails in suspense.)


Becky said...

Not all of us can be Wards, you know.

Sincerely, Becky Tschamler

Chaotic Hammer said...

For the record, I've been enjoying the "Fullness of Time" series very much, and look forward to the next installment.

Happy New Year, Seth and Amber!

Seth Ward said...

Becky, you kinda lost me on that comment... I'm pretty slow though. No surprise. :-)

C-ham, thanks. I'm deathly afraid of boring the socks off everyone here with this series. This last part is some seriously hard business but I think I'm ready to write it.

Becky said...

I was just trying to point out that Peter "Tschzschvxovsky" and I share similar last names.

Since you've been spelling Ward all your life, I can see how you'd get confused. :)

(Don't worry - it was a long shot.) :)

Seth Ward said...

Becky, HA! That makes perfect sense. I'm just glad someone got that I took a shot at the name and didn't just think I couldn't spell...

However, I was tortured with a difficult first name to spell and HORRIBLE nickname growing up so I feel a bit of your pain. (I picked "Seth" in the 5th grade)

Becky said...

Oh come on "Seth" - you can NOT leave that just hanging there ... what's your real name? Otherwise I'll have to refer to you as "Seth" from now on.

For the record, I go by my middle name. My first name is Christine.