September 3 08

We survived the first day of school. we survived the first night of homework (i know, right? who gives homework on the first day of school? there’s no way that should be legal!) and HUZZAH! i survived my first carpool line. school ended at 4. i was there, bright and early at 3:30, and there were SWARMS of moms who had been there since 3. THREE! it was a hot, sweaty, annoying experience. i went in with a game plan, though. i told Emily where i’d be standing. she spotted me and rounded up the other four kids. skippy. only, um, 10 more months of this?!?!

i think i hear the bus calling….

Emily likes her teachers. “um, my teacher! she’s new! and so young, mommy, like younger than you! and she never yells. she couldn’t even if she wanted to. and she’s totally married because she’s mrs. and not miss. and she was wearing a really cute outfit!” Joshua (he’s now Joshua. not Josh. not Joshie. he’s a big old grown-up first grader) likes his teachers “um, yeah. sure.” the difference between boys and girls.

Emily was up at 6. dressed and with the flat iron in her hand. Josh was barely ready for carpool. Emily says to me

“mommy, did you know that J.crew had kid’s clothes?”

“why yes, Emily i was aware. i didn’t think that YOU were.”

“mommy, i need a cashmere argyle sweater for school or i’ll die.”

“well, then you’d better put it on your chrismukah list. grammy likes you way better than i do anyway.”

only $148.

(definitely the difference between girls and boys. josh would wear his super mario bros. t-shirt every single day to school if i’d let him.)

i don’t like her that much. heh. i DO, though, like her enough to spend $1200 on a 24×24 photo of her and her siblings. which, i’m sure, when we get it back, she’ll decide that she doesn’t like her hair, face, smile, teeth….something. because she’s a teenager. in a 7-yeaer-old’s body.

duh nuh nuh nuh. clap, clap. duh nuh nuh nuh. do do do do…



love it? hate it?
catch the Hannah Zuckerman-Vasquez cameo? catch on to the fact that Silver was Erin Silver right away? love or hate the Kelly and Brenda reunion. and NAT! nat! yay!

  1. I loved it and I totally caught the Hannah cameo. The Brenda and Kelly reunion felt a little awkward.


    Comment by Keri on September 3, 2008
  2. I totally had to blog on this too and so far my comments are next to none. Makes me feel like a loser. Assholes.

    So I was relieved to see you went for it also… :)

    I thought it was better than I was expecting… there’s lots of layers to the characters, it will definitely be a little more risque than the first version, but hey, the times, they are-a-changin.’

    I’m not so keen on seeing Brenda back, that was definitely just to bring a little media attn to the show, but I hear she’s only supposed to be in 4 episodes.

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    Comment by Undomestic Diva on September 3, 2008
  3. Oh, and I’m getting old ’cause the teachers were waaaay hotter than the “youngins”

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    Comment by Undomestic Diva on September 3, 2008
  4. I can’t believe I’m saying this…but



    Comment by AJ on September 3, 2008
  5. And I forgot…Emily MUST have that sweater. No price is too high for argyle!


    Comment by AJ on September 3, 2008
  6. I LOVED the Hannah cameo. And, what a little brat that Erin Silver is!!

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    Comment by Rhi on September 3, 2008
  7. Dammit I totally missed it. I have to add it to the PVR Asap!

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    Comment by Sleepynita on September 3, 2008
  8. Sweet Effin Jesus! 7, she’s 7 and already begging for a one hundred and fucking 48 dollar argyle sweater! I was sure that I had until like 12 or 13 for that! Good Lord I better ramp up my savings!

    sigh… my PVR hates my life and apparently my husbands “Holmes on Homes” was more important than my teenage dreams coming true via 90210


    Comment by Loving Danger on September 3, 2008
  9. This is why I crave a daughter – to get some after school conversation already!

    OK – the meat:

    Totally caught the Andrea Zuckerman-Vaquez thing, and the little “What is she? 30?” jab by the teacher, who looked like the students, I thought. I was sort of uncomfy with the Brenda and Kelly reunion. It could have been that I was wishing I could have Kelly’s haircut and that Brenda looked, how shall I say it….rough? Too many boys who all look alike to figure out names yet. Did you see Kelly and Silver’s mom is on next week? I say let’s start a letter writing campaign to get a little Brian Austin Green action on that show, pronto!

    I’m up in the air on the love/hate thing, but I’m leaning toward love. And not just because of the implied oral sex 4 minutes in. This is new school BH Niner, my friend!

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on September 3, 2008
  10. $148!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on September 3, 2008
  11. I caught all the little inside joke dealios, but I am sorry to say I was not waiting for this. Tart up everything from the nineties why don’t you, like Degra- oh wait… they already did that.

    THat sweater is CUTE! Although would not fit me I gather.


    Comment by Mari on September 3, 2008
  12. I can’t decide if 90120 was so bad that it’s good, or so bad that it was just awful.

    High points (maybe we should just call them points):

    Rob Estes? Now what are you doing in a melo-drama? Shocking!

    As Heather B. put it, the token black kid. Painful.

    Blog dissing. Hilarious.

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    Comment by kris on September 3, 2008
  13. Can I just have Emily? I mean, we are meant to be.

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    Comment by slynnro on September 3, 2008
  14. I only caught the 2nd half & will def. watch again. I guess I missed Andrea? Brenda/Kelly reunion seemed very forced. I wish everyone would come back for some kind of cameo! I guess I missed some of the key thoughts in the 1st half?


    Comment by Maria on September 3, 2008
  15. She sounds like she is just following in mama’s footsteps. Although mama likes a deal. Time for some schooling!

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    Comment by Miss on September 3, 2008
  16. Missed most of it…but the cute girl who didn’t look like she did well on her well whatever audition, was that Kelly’s sister? I was so confused and I forgot to tape it, but they’re re-playing it on Thursday and I’ll catch it then.

    Love that freaking sweater, I can see why Emily would love it. Maya is the same way. Expensive ass children. Buying her clothes for fall and school took way more time and patience than I thought should be necessary for freaking second grade school shopping.

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    Comment by Issa on September 3, 2008
  17. I missed the first half hour of it and spent time trying to figure out some stuff. I was happy to see the peach pit (all updated and hip for the next gen). I think I will watch it but now I need to figure out what some of the stuff you guys are talking about because I missed the beginning.

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    Comment by Jenn on September 3, 2008
  18. I need that sweater. Maybe shop for Josh(ua) at Goodwill to save money so you can stock Emily up on cashmere. I mean, it is way more important for her to look good than for him. I know this from tv.

    Loved 90210. I am very happy that it’s just as ridiculous as the original.

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    Comment by regan on September 3, 2008
  19. OMG OMG OMG I missed it – but thank the stars for my PVR – I will make time by the weekend.

    And I rue the day, RUE the day my daughter asks for a 148 dollar sweater.

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    Comment by motherbumper on September 3, 2008
  20. First of all, it must be illegal to buy a $148 dollar sweater for a 7 year old! I dont even spend that much!

    90210- guess it was ok. Its hard to keep up witht he crazy teenage antics, but yelped when Kelly and Brenda were on the screen together. and totally got both references.

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    Comment by Maya on September 3, 2008
  21. BTW- Look at this cute sweater at old navu for $22- sway her in this direction:

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    Comment by Maya on September 3, 2008
  22. I totally missed it. Stupid job makes me go to work and miss perfectly good TV. Stupid DVR didn’t record it as asked to because it was “sleeping” DVR’s sleep?

    I have a feeling my 6 year old will be a lot like your daughter in a few years. We have had two very dramatic picking of the outfits this week. I only assume it will get worse with age.

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    Comment by Collette on September 3, 2008
  23. Makes me happy for school uniforms.


    Comment by gorillabuns on September 3, 2008
  24. Glad to hear it all went well.

    $148 for a kid’s sweater?! Gulp!!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on September 3, 2008
  25. Watched 90210…and need more of the old cast! The rest of the show is just the OC or whatever.

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    Comment by Mike on September 3, 2008
  26. Watched five minutes of 90210. Couldn’t get over how less bobble-headed this cast is than the last one. I mean, normal heads? What up with that?

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    Comment by anne nahm on September 3, 2008
  27. Um, I want that sweater for ME. And 90210 was SO VERY BAD; I think I kept watching becauseI was too shocked to even change the channel. WORST SHOW EVER.

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    Comment by metalia on September 3, 2008
  28. blowjobs… sidekicks… lacrosse…

    this ain’t your daddy’s 90210.

    I turned to my wife around 8.40pm last night and said, “We’ve seen stealing, drug use, cheating on a paper, cheating on a girlfriend, and a suspension. There’s too many problems to fix in this episode already.”


    Comment by SciFi Dad on September 3, 2008
  29. I must have a boy. I don’t know how I would stop myself from screaming/crying/laughing hysterically if my daughter asked for a cashmere sweater. Probably a similar response to the one Mike has when I ask HIM for the same thing.

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    Comment by She Likes Purple on September 3, 2008
  30. Holy crap, I won’t even buy myself something that costs half that! Started 90210 about 20 minutes late because I didn’t think I’d like it, but yet there was nothing else on. Turns out I like it a lot! Nope, didn’t catch the Erin/Silver thing. (Didn’t watch much of the old one.) The Kelly/ Brenda thing was fine. Can’t wait for Tori Spelling to come back though.

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    Comment by Dianna on September 3, 2008
  31. I’m just discovering your blog (forgive me, apparently I have been lost!).

    You absolutely sold me on the new 90210 by mentioning those sneaky old-school references. I’ll have to check it out. The only clip I caught was from Gawker or something!

    I’m *loving* your blog.

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    Comment by the a.r.w. on September 3, 2008
  32. I loved 90210. I mean, I knew what I was getting into and it was great :) Mindless tv. But I missed the first half hour since I was asleep.
    Also. That sweater is adorable. Before I had my baby I would have said that is a ridiculous amount of money. Now not so much. I’d just have to buy it on the credit card that my husband doesn’t open the statement for.

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    Comment by LD on September 3, 2008
  33. I gave it 5 minutes. hated every second. It’s just not the same….

    $1200?? WTF? For reals?

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    Comment by Haley-O on September 3, 2008
  34. Okay, I’m just going to guess from the hovery-caption-thing and the Brandon/Kelly reference that someone is attempting to air a 90210 remake? Am I right? Because yeah, not cool.

    Maybe I should watch more tv.

    Anyways, the sweater. The girl makes an excellent point. I think I need that sweater or I will die.

    Argyle? Totally awesome comeback. 90210? Totally vometous comeback.

    Vometous is TOO a word.

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    Comment by Mr Lady on September 3, 2008
  35. On the twittered advice of Metalia, I didn’t bother watching it. I have heard that it ranked about 50 feet below Crap.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on September 3, 2008
  36. I loved 90210. I’m not sure how long it’s going to hold my attention span, but it’s a keeper for now.
    I completely missed Andrea’s appearance, though, and I thought Brenda looked far too haggard. Borderline creepy, really.


    Comment by sherendipity on September 3, 2008
  37. Wha? They don’t have school uniforms in Canada?

    I hate school uniforms. Hate them with a passion.

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    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on September 3, 2008
  38. Get this. I didn’t watch the new 90210. I didn’t even PVR it. I decided to be a big girl and not clutter up my TV watching schedule by becoming dependent on shows I’m only watching because they look awesome.

    Seriously though. I totally forgot to set my timer and I’m pissed.

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    Comment by Chantal on September 3, 2008
  39. I just don’t know what to make of 90210. Maybe it’s that the expectations were just SO HIGH that nothing could really be that good again? (or at least as good as I remember?) I think things moved a little too quickly too, but I will be watching anyway…. Loved the Hannah cameo and the jab too – funny. And Brenda, poor Brenda..looks a little too…facelifted? Boob jobbed? Tanned? I dunno..too something!

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    Comment by Kathy on September 3, 2008
  40. I don’t think I like myself enough to spend that much money on a sweater. And I’m not even going to outgrow it. Unless I keep eating like I’ve been eating. Some of us did not get to see 90210 because the Cubs decided to go into extra innings and the damn show didn’t come on until midnight. I will stay up late to see half-naked swimmers. Not angsty teens and Kelly Taylor.

    But I did just finally finish watching it on my DVR. I liked it. People need to remember that it is meant for teens. It isn’t meant for us this time around.

    And also? The best line of the whole episode was when Andrea’s kid was on and that teacher was all “what is she like 30?” BRILLIANT.

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    Comment by Kristabella on September 3, 2008
  41. Your daughter KILLS ME.

    I can only imagine how you feel. ;)


    Comment by mamatulip on September 3, 2008
  42. Did not watch 90210.

    *hangs head in shame*

    Kind of.

    LOVE that sweater. Will I get it when your kids are done with it?


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    Comment by Angella on September 3, 2008
  43. I missed it… on purpose. I don’t know if I can give up “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and that’s my “I’m-33-And-Way-Too-Old-For-This-Shit-But-I’m-Gonna-Watch-It-Anyway-Cause-I-Love-It” show, and I think you’re only allowed one of those.

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    Comment by Sam (The Edge Of Ins on September 3, 2008
  44. Saw it and loved it. Though Brenda looks like absolute garbage.

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    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on September 4, 2008
  45. I LOVED it. LOVED. :)

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    Comment by MazingAmy on September 4, 2008
  46. I thought 90210 was alright, I do not know that it will be a program I follow.

    I agree with the Undomestic Diva, the teachers were much hotter.

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    Comment by simplyblogged on September 4, 2008
  47. Oh Em. Sweet, little, sassy Em. Though not pointing fingers, but just wondering who she gets that from?!? =) HA.

    Also, our projector broke (yes, we’re old school, though it is HD), so I didn’t have TV for a month until the new one came in…today! Just in time for Tyra! So I’m really hoping they’ll rerun 90210 and Gossip Girl!


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on September 4, 2008
  48. Not sure what I think of 90210–at first I wasn’t into it, but as the episode continued, I admit, I started liking it a bit more…we’ll see after a few more epis how I feel.

    Glad everyone survived the first day!

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on September 4, 2008
  49. I hate how damn SKINNY they all are. NAT! FEED THEM!!!

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    Comment by heather... on September 4, 2008
  50. I got (and loved) all the old-school references. But then again, I still watch reruns of the original on SoapNet …

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    Comment by merrymishaps on September 4, 2008
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