It takes a week to recover from vacation, but because the recovery week is still a normal week, everything gets ramped up to double time, at least for me. I feel like I'm swimming in one of those endless pools that I dream about, which are advertised at the back of New Yorker. It's like a thrill and challenge of swimming in the open sea, without the fear of a shark attack.
Speaking of shark attacks, I finally took Rocket to see Gnomeo & Juliet and one of the previews was for the movie about the teenage girl who loses an arm to a shark while surfing. Thank you, movie people, for the many questions I've had to answer this week about sharks, shark attacks, and living with only one arm.
In Clover news, she seems to be turning on her own kind: she's suddenly anti-nerd. Nerds are bad because "they are boring and only talk about the periodic table." Her description of a nerd reminded me of Dr. Two-Brains, the villan on Word Girl. I tried to get her to expand her definition and ease up on so called nerds by asking her if she knew who invented the iPhone or the iPad. Her freak out ramped up with each question. "A nerd? A nerd! A NERD INVENTED THE iPAD?!!!"
Kevin tried to tell her that people would consider him a nerd, but Clover laughed that off. Rocket asked Kevin why when Kevin gets a haircut, he asks the stylist to make him bald. It's called the reverse mohawk, kid. It's what all the nerds are wearing.