January 3 10

We’ve gotten a little bit of a Farmer Joe’s Hot Day taste around here. No? Really? No? The story of the dude who complains that it’s too hot to do all of his farm work and his brilliant wife tells him to put on more layers and then when he’s all bundled up in a hat and gloves and a scarf and a parka becomes overheated…but, then, huzzah! He removes all the layers and all of a sudden isn’t too hot to do all of his farm work anymore! No? Anyway, there’s a point in here somewhere. Relax, you, I’m getting to it. So, yes, having three kids running around? HARD. And, you know, since I DO enjoy a good bitch session every once in a while, I do complain (I know, right? ME? complain?!) about it. But then, you add three cousins into the mix and all of a sudden things are willy nilly crazy…and you add a whole mess of Chrismukah gifts and it’s an all out Ali-needs-some-meds fest. AND THEN! You add in three more girls and you do insane things like attempt to take them all to the World of Coke Museum and fill them chock full of nerve and brain tonic

and try your very best to walk out with the same number of children that you walked in with and take them to restaurants and take them to THE MALL and try to get them all to go to sleep under the same room and holy oh my god, Ali falls asleep on the couch and misses Robin Williams being funny (no. we were not watching RV) and only wake up to hear the Bono joke.

Point. It’s here! Now, they are all gone. And here I am sitting with my three children and I’m all “what in the hell was I complaining about?” Three? PSHAW! EASY! We are doing a little Crayola Color Wonder action and watching something ridiculously daft on nick and looking up apps and getting dressed and doing laundry and snacking and LO! I am not even tired and I still managed to upgrade my wordpress to 2.9. YES! I did. All by myself. and I seemed to have managed not to break anything.

One thing I accomplished this week (there really wasn’t much, I promise…other than the sampling of gingerbread coke, which I actually kind of liked and am kind of embarrassed to admit AND the seeing of The Princess and the Frog, which I absolutely adored) was finally getting a case for my iphone. You see…when you get a hand-me-down iphone 2g you do not complain. Oh no, you do not. free shit FTW! But, what you do not realize is that if you want to put a case on it decorated in anything other than manga or Ed Hardy, it’s going to end up looking a little something like this:

I wish this was a joke. But, now, there seems to be a good chance that if I get myself some bumpits and wear some shirts that look like they’ve been ripped apart by Teen Wolf, I could totally summer at the Jersey Shore. (admit it, you’ve watched that youtube video where Snookie gets clocked in the face more than twice)

So now, my gaudy-ass phone and I are going to sit back and enjoy the semi-calm and dig the school uniforms out from under the piles of toys and clothes and games and pajamas before it gets real calm tomorrow. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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  1. I need sunglasses to look at that case.

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    Comment by heather... on January 3, 2010
  2. Do your hair with bumpits, cuddle up in a snuggie and use your gaudy phone!!

    I love the phone…and it’s also hideous!

    Thanks for showing up a picture, you know I wanted to see it!

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    Comment by Rhea on January 3, 2010
  3. Dude. That IS hideous.

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    Comment by slynnro on January 3, 2010
  4. If you left your phone somewhere, you could come back hours later and no one will have touched it. People should be afraid of that case!

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    Comment by Karen Chatters on January 3, 2010
  5. “It’s fun to be me” and is that a rainbow exclamation point? Dude, I NEED that shirt.

    Also, I need to stop laughing at your iPhone case. But I CANNOT.

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    Comment by Kerri Anne on January 3, 2010
  6. That hurts my corneas. Also, watching Jersey Shore is good for parenting. Makes you want to be a better mother.

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    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on January 3, 2010
  7. That cell phone case has been B-dazzled.

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    Comment by Linda M. Dow on January 3, 2010
  8. I’m half-expecting your cell phone case to throw up some jazz hands. ;)

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    Comment by Angella on January 3, 2010
  9. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! I like the phone case — it’s SPARKLY! Besides, it’s the GIRL that makes the iPhone. OWN it, girl!

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on January 3, 2010
  10. I’m kinda lovin it, it’s so gauche.

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    Comment by Mary Ellen on January 3, 2010
  11. OK, if you’re actually planning on using your camera (and if it’s on page 1, I would guess you are), I’d recommend GorillaCam (free app) as a camera replacement.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on January 3, 2010
  12. Oh. My. God. HIDEOUS! (but hilarious!) – I don’t even like ringtones… and was congratulated by my 13yo DD for “finding a more boring iPhone case than clear” (clear black!)…

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    Comment by Natalie @YMCBuzz on January 3, 2010
  13. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I think that case is the BOMB.

    Or I could be drunk. It’s hard to tell with me.

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    Comment by Shauna on January 3, 2010
  14. I’m perhaps a little bit ashamed to say that well I know the power of the Bumpit. Oh, yes, I do.

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    Comment by fadkog on January 4, 2010
  15. LOVE the new iPhone case! I wanted the Hello Kitty in swarovski crystals but didn’t hit the jackpot in Vegas-boo! Just need an Affliction $200 T to go with it so we look like gangstas!
    Routine Routine I long to get back to the routine! Kids up at 11pm is wearing out this set of parental units that are 10pm sleepers!

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    Comment by NaomiJesson on January 4, 2010
  16. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

    Also? That iPhone case is THE FUCKING SHIT.

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    Comment by mamatulip on January 4, 2010
  17. yay school!!! good news is you won’t lose your phone what with all the sparkles on it! hey who doesn’t like sparkles!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on January 4, 2010
  18. That cell phone case is insane! Also, I KNOW how much you want a bump it, Martell. I remember that shopping trip in Milwaukee! YOU CAN’T FOOL ME!

    YEMEN!

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    Comment by Kristabella on January 4, 2010
  19. I don’t remember anything else you wrote, lady. That phone is quite distracting.
    It’s so bad, it’s good.

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    Comment by Nenette on January 4, 2010
  20. You forgot the part where you couldn’t find any coffee. I may not drink it but I wept for you.

    And you’d better believe I am going to try and find a bump it and YOU’RE GOING TO BE JEALOUS.

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    Comment by moosh in indy. on January 4, 2010
  21. We’ve got a Julia Donaldson book called “Squash and a Squeeze” which illustrates that very point – she thinks her house is too small, so a wise old man gets her to take in her hen, cow, pig and horse. Then when she takes them out again she’s ecstatic at how huge her house is.

    That’s how I feel right now, because mine went back to school today!

    Hooofrickingray!

    Nice phone case though. Guarenteed never to be stolen!

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    Comment by pixielation on January 5, 2010
  22. That’s like the Younicorn app for your phone, but in case form!

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    Comment by Avitable on January 5, 2010
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