November 4 08

i kind of wish i was in the states right now. and not just for the election day free starbucks. and Ben and Jerry’s. and krispy kremes.

there’s just something, well, something absent about voting absentee. There are no long lines at the polls, no lawn signs, no “i voted” sticker.

although, even though i sent my vote in using a giant manila envelope. i did vote. and i voted for Barack Obama.

something else i did this week…FINALLY finished Six Feet Under. all five seasons.

i thought the show was brilliant. for the first 4-and-a-bit seasons, i was ready to put this series in my top 3. and then we entered the whinyNate stage and then we entered the whinyDavid stage and then we entered the whinyRuth stage and finally the whinyClaire stage. and then it sort of lost it on me until 3/4 of the way through season 5, when we returned to the Six Feet Under i knew and loved.

and then everyone told us.

it was going to be THE BEST SERIES FINALE. EVER. people even said, “you are going to be shocked!” and “it’s earth shattering!” and “you think you know, but you don’t!”

(spoiler alert! spoiler alert!)

so, the husband and i were thinking HUGE! it was all a dream. Rico was going to kill everyone. Billy was the one who killed Lisa. but, alas, no, nothing like that. and while yes, it was a satisfying and great way to end a show and tie up loose ends (a little nitpick here…why was the aging make-up so BAD)

and i LOVE LOVE LOVE that Brenda was bored to death, i guess we had just built it up in our minds that it was going to be something CRAZY. like, Billy crazy.

something else i did this week

i kissed a frog. and i liked it.

okay fine, i didn’t actually kiss it. but i held it in my hands at my son’s creature quest birthday party. (also noteworthy? my grandparents old couch that now lives in my basement. holy retro batman!)

also held by Ali: a skinny pig (that GIGGLES when you tickle it. honest to god. i need to have one. for serious). a snake. a tortoise. a gheko. a lizard. a budgie. a chinchilla. i actually think missabella enjoyed this more than anyone else…

see the full photo set here

and something else i did this week

i managed to make ALL THREE KIDS happy with their costumes…probably something that’s never happened before

(missing from the photo: Emily’s microphone and heels. Isabella’s Abby Cadabby hair. but getting a photo was NOT easy, i tell you!)

and finally, something else i did this week...

i met the most hilarious child. i swear, this kid should go on Ellen. he told the creature quest people, after they said that the bunny’s poop looks like Cocoa puffs

“well, actually, that’s kind of a misnomer. in Canada, we don’t have cocoa puffs. but we do have something similar, and it’s called Nesquik”

i almost died. i tried to get some of the hilarity on tape…

this is where he’s discussing the Carribean islands and how he explains that two nations actually live on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. it was TOO MUCH. really, i could barely hold the camera.

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  1. I tried to follow Six Feet Under when it was a first-run on Showcase, but I couldn’t stick with it. I liked it, but didn’t LOVE it.

    Who is Emily supposed to be? Someone from High School Musical?

    Cool Ironman though; did it take batteries to make the chest glow?

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on November 4, 2008
  2. That boy is going to get his butt seriously kicked when he’s in high school.

    But he’ll be making millions by his 10 year reunion.

    Matthews last blog post..Return of Kitty (and how I need to do my laundry more often)

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    Comment by Matthew on November 4, 2008
  3. I feel left out because I early voted.

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    Comment by slynnro on November 4, 2008
  4. I agree very much about Six Feet Under’s final season kinda sucking. I didn’t have anyone building up the Finale for me so maybe that’s why I was really happy with it. I know sometimes the hype ruins it. But overall I really loved all the other seasons.

    Shannons last blog post..This morning in numbers (or why I am not in danger of bleeding to death any time soon)

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    Comment by Shannon on November 4, 2008
  5. wait, I swear we have Cocoa Puffs in Canada!

    That is one kick-ass party theme!!!

    Hollys last blog post..Feeling Yummy

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    Comment by Holly on November 4, 2008
  6. Oh my gosh, that kid is my kid? His brother just pointed at the screen and said, hey that’s roenick right there. lol Roenick wants to be Sheldon from Big Bang Theory when he grows up. I see the same fate for that kid. haha

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    Comment by AJ on November 4, 2008
  7. Not only will that kid be the richest one at his 10 year reunion, he’ll have the hottest wife.

    Touched a frog? Oh…oh, heaven’s no. Lord, I take a wide path around grasshoppers!

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..I’m gonna put on ‘the thong song’ and we’ll tear this place apart

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  8. OK, I am loving the Iron Man costume!

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  9. I thought about voting. I wanted to vote. I couldn’t wait to vote. I even wrote about voting (http://irishgumbo.blogspot.com.....k-one.html) on the blog. Si I did. Early. Yee-haw!

    Plus, I really wanted my free doughnut, (And is it donut? or doughnut? or ‘duffnuts’ as we used to call them as kids?), and isn’t tha really why anyone votes, to get free stuff in some form?

    Six Feet Under: Your analysis is right on. I started to flag at about the same point, but I’m glad they pulled it off at the end. Trivia: Peter Krause is the same age as me! Too bad I’m not handsome and famous…

    Matthew is probably right about the kid: target now and millionaire later. Funny!

    IrishGumbos last blog post..I’m Voting For The Irish Guy. No, No, the Black One.

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  10. I just started watching Six Feet Under. I’m only on season one, but I love love love it!

    melissas last blog post..Happy Halloween!!!

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  11. Oh my! Joshua is just like my eldest! In grade one his teacher told a kid who asked if what my son had just told him was right, “If B says it, it is probably true.” He actually would correct the teachers, and he always has something to say on a topic!
    I love that Josh used ‘misnomer’, awesome!

    no! no! not my son! this was a boy in his class!!! ~Ali

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    Comment by Kristen on November 4, 2008
  12. I voted. I got an extra sticker in your honor. Mia is now wearing it proudly.

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    Comment by Chris on November 4, 2008
  13. I want one of those parties. That looks awesome.

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    Comment by Jim on November 4, 2008
  14. Here’s hoping my “I Voted!” sticker is imbued with magical powers.

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    Comment by Moose on November 4, 2008
  15. You know the free starbucks, ben & jerries and krispy kreme is a conspiracy, don’t you? You get toked out on caffeine, clog your arteries with KK, and if that doesn’t do it, good ol’ ben & jerry is there to finish you off with the heart attack.

    Why doesn’t anyone say, hey, have a free vision screening during election day?

    Heather, Queen of Shake Shakes last blog post..Random Acts of Marital Unkindness

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  16. Yeah for voting anyway, I wish I could cast an extra vote for Obama…and you know, my huz and I were talking about it this am…no wonder voter turnout in the US is so low, with 2 hour lineups and polls open till only 7pm and no nice laws that make employers let employees out of work to vote like they do here…I just hope enough of them (at least the smart ones) get out there…

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  17. I can’t believe that you held all that stuff and that Isabella liked it!

    Diannas last blog post..Election Day! And a Happy Birthday.

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    Comment by Dianna on November 4, 2008
  18. LOVED SIX FEET UNDER!!

    You should go on HBO.com to see if the obituaries are still on the website.

    I think Allan Ball is brilliant.

    oh yeah, and the Sharpay costume is Fabulous!

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    Comment by swirl girl on November 4, 2008
  19. I LOVE Josh’s pose. All three of them, actually.

    OK, fine. I just love your kids.

    Angellas last blog post..Sunday Is A Day Of Rest

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    Comment by Angella on November 4, 2008
  20. I love how all the other kids are (BELLAAAA!!!) are just sitting there like it’s totally normal! ;) So cute! I love that you held a frog. Awesome! LOVE the Halloween costumes!

    Haley-Os last blog post..Cheaty Gets a Life Coach

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  21. You’re my hero! What a week! And you look so good doing it all!:)

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    Comment by Krameymartin on November 4, 2008
  22. I’ve just been making my way through Six Feet Under too (well, it’s taken me about 2 months…) I’m just starting Season 5, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it all wraps up once we get through the whiny phase. ;-)

    Nancys last blog post..Freaks and geeks and the kids that love them

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  23. Your kids are adorable in their costumes. Look at those expressions! Pure attitude. lol

    Glad you survived the creature party…and even held a frog! That was a big frog, btw.

    Rheas last blog post..Answers to the Non-Partisan Mystery Photos

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    Comment by Rhea on November 4, 2008
  24. Frogs need love too. Did he turn into a prince? How many people have asked you that already? You missed the ice cream, girlie. Chunky Monkey just for voting.

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  25. That kid is seriously cute. What a little smarty pants!

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    Comment by Courtney on November 6, 2008
  26. I didn’t like doing the early voting thing this year because somehow, not voting this year on the actual election day was kind of sad. Even if they are always out of stickers.

    Kristabellas last blog post..Minnesota: Where They Like To Spell

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