Thursday, April 30, 2009
ps: it is also totally fascinating to see the differences in size between my kids and everyone else. Today Izzy was playing with three other little girls - all of whom were 4, 4 1/2 years old, and none of whom were taller than her.
pps: yes, i know this entry doesn't really go anywhere, but it's 4:30pm and I had nothing else to talk about today. I thought i had some topics stored up but can't remember anything right now.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We have recently acquired a copy of Mary Poppins that is proving quite popular at my house. we watch it almost everyday, and each time there is a strange element of audience participation. As I'm sure most of you are aware, there is one scene where Dick Van Dyke is dancing with some cartoon penguins, and he pulls his pants down low to shorten his legs, all the better to authentically replicate penguins' moves. Well, my daughter is often moved to join in the merriment of this scene, however, she is not typically wearing trousers. This is the result:
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Monday, April 20, 2009
ps: I can also blog it up through email. Because I am a ROCKSTAR!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
*and yes, I really did get out of bed at 4 in the morning to write this
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
On a similar note of criticizing shows that I really have never watched, I caught a few bits of two separate JAG episodes the other day and I have some questions. In the first, one of the characters received a fax accidentally that held the itinerary of a visiting dignitary. It was sent to the wrong number by someone I assume was planning to kill this person, and when the killer showed up to get it, she just handed it over tra la la. Now, I have heard all kinds of good things about this show when it was on, so I’m wondering if it was always this stupid or was this just an off episode. Because honestly, a highly secure military office probably would not just hand over what was obviously privileged information even if it had gotten it erroneously. These are lawyers - wouldn’t they have shredded it immediately and assumed that whoever was supposed to get it would be able to get another copy? And how did the killer even figure out a) what wrong number he typed and b) where that was? Bad. The other clip I saw was from the very end of an episode, and it featured the main guy in a shoot out in alley with some gang bangers. Now, isn’t he a military lawyer? Why is he involved in a civilian gun fight? I would like to know how the plot there in that one.
*By the way, Laird, I totally wrote and posted this before we even talked. So weird.
**update 6/15/9: after my beloved auntie told me NCIS was actually very good, I decided to give it another chance and actually watch a whole episode whie also paying attention. I am now completely obsessed and watch it everyday.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Actress: you know I didn’t have any makeup on at all, right?
Reporter: of course
Actress: not even to make me look uglier?
Reporter: yes, a blank slate, so noble to be shown with all of your flaws and blemishes…
Actress: so then you realize you are telling me how ugly my face is, TO MY FACE???
Reporter: oh, well…uh…
Seriously, that would be an awesome red carpet interview. But I suppose they all have to have more tact and restraint than us ordinary folks (who in turn manage to look like saints compared with reporters). Cause I can tell you right now, if someone came up to me, shoved a microphone in my face, and asked me how it feels to let everyone see how terrible I look without makeup on, there’s a real good chance they’d be pulling back a bloody stump. Of course, that would be likely to happen with the microphone alone. And that, my friends, is probably why I am not movie star.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Mama, Mommy, Daddy, Boo, baby, car, doggie
Things he knows the words for and tries to say:
Shoes (soo), blueberries (booba), diaper (da), water (aaaaah), socks (ca), Iris- our cat (eye), powder (pow), high five (hubba), please (puh), truck (cuk)
Things That Sound Like “Buh”:
Bite, bottle, bear, ball, block, book, burger, banana, basically any words that start with ‘b’, or any words he doesn’t yet know
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
When handed a piece of blank paper: “It’s my birthday! Thank you Mommy! Happy birthday to me…”
When I rhetorically asked what they put in the cheeseburgers after my son starting acting like he’d been given a triple espresso: “ pickles! My burger had a pickle”
Standing on her stool in the bathroom: “Ladies and gentlemen, introducing mommy, and Jackie, and this stool!”
While climbing on my back as a demand that I get onto all fours: “up tractor, up tractor!” (um, I thought that was horsey? Where did she get tractor?)
There are more that I can't remember right now, and in case you aren't laughing yet, we'll assume those are the good ones.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I miss you so much. Just three days ago you were sitting on my lap and sleeping on my bed, and now there is an immeasurable void because you are gone. I want to see you sitting on the counter willing me to get up and give you treats, but you aren’t there and I feel broken. Eight years seems like such a small part of my life, but it was all we had and it was not enough. You are my heart, my soul mate, my kindred spirit, and I will love and miss you always. Please be happy and healthy wherever you are, and I will see you when time brings us together again.
Friday, April 3, 2009
*it is cute when directed at a toy - significantly less charming when directed at me
Thursday, April 2, 2009
All I can say is Wow. That is quite a chair. $1300 almost seems like a bargain for something that special. For those of you who don’t know me, let me assure you that there is nothing even remotely resembling this in my home, or in the home of anyone I know. So basically I’m wondering what the hell I did that got me onto this mailing list. Oh, and by the way, they also sell clothes, yay!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!!