August 11 09

This week I  learned that:

No matter how emotionally draining my girls can be, there’s NOTHING like taking them for their first mani/pedis (even if it means that I am forced to let someone touch my feet. ew)


Emily is not the only new kid in her class. According to her, “There’s a boy in my class who just moved here from North Carolina or Russia. something like that.” Also? the kids both had great first and second days. Miss Emily already got invited to a birthday party and already has numbers of all the new girls she met.

Isabella’s favorite song is “Little Boxes” which I used to love. But now, after listening to it 87 times in a row, I kind of hate and am super glad that it’s not on the intro of Weeds anymore. Also? I still love Weeds, especially when Nancy told Guillermo that having sex with her after having a baby would be like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.

Emily should probably stay away from my dad’s vehicles. First, she broke the handle right off of the Yukon. Right the hell off. and then, um, there was this…


It’s probably best NOT to look through random drawers and cabinets in your parent’s house, because you might just stumble upon the cremains of your Grandpa Lou in the nightstand next to your bed. and then you might not really ever be able to sleep again.

You probably should never dare the Jonas Brothers to do anything…because they either totally won’t do it, or it’ll be lame. You should probably never admit to people that you watched the Teen Choice Awards. on purpose.

It’s probably best to make jokes and laugh when you go and see your horribly Alzheimer’s-striken Grandmother at her nursing home because it’s way better than the depressing alternative.

I am capable of cleaning a toilet, which I did, for the FIRST TIME EVER IN MY LIFE. and now my toilet has blue water and smells all sorts of lovely and I’m just a wee bit too excited about it.

I want to learn to sew so I can make a skirt with this:


which, of course, is not as awesome as HeatherB’s porn skirt, but it’s so perfect for Aiming Low, it’s silly. also? hanging out with these lovely, lovely ladies on a Friday night make me so happy I moved here.


The Atlanta heat mixed with the stress of sitting in the carpool lane makes me sweat in places I really don’t care to share. Also? Jeans and cardigans are not appropriate wear for this kind of heat.


not that there’s anything wrong with this heat. I am enjoying the hell out of it, and I enjoyed the hell out of my trip to Old Navy to buy some flip flops and shorts and tank tops and dresses. I finally have a reason to buy a summer wardrobe. Also? finding a hair growing on my big toe makes me think I might be a mutant. Also? I am sex-ay.

There is still too much flying wiener on OZ, even in season 4, when Mr. Eko has been killed off to go and be on some show called LOST and Luke Perry joins the cast to try to play someone other than Dylan McKay, but totally fails miserably.

  1. Chores as a kid. . .living on your own in college. . .marriage. . .3 kids. . . Nope, I can’t figure out the math of you cleaning your FIRST toilet RECENTLY. Either you’ve been really, really spoiled, or your bathrooms have stayed really, really disgusting.
    .-= kara´s last blog ..Bounce =-.

    Comment by kara on August 11, 2009
  2. um, I’d probably go with spoiled 🙂

    Comment by ali on August 11, 2009
  3. I almost bought my grandmother a T-shirt that said “I may have Alzheimer’s, but at least I don’t have Alzheimer’s.”

    Comment by Avitable on August 11, 2009
  4. I love you and miss you.
    Move back.
    p.s. this is totally gonna be my comment from here on out.

    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on August 11, 2009
  5. I LOVED getting to spend some time with you and get to know you better! YAY for cool co-op stores.

    And? Mr Ecko was never as cool as Adabiese…but HOW in the hell did he keep that cap on his head?

    Comment by Anissa@FreeAnissa on August 11, 2009
  6. Awesome fabric. If you don’t learn to see, you can take it to Peach Berserk. Oh wait. You don’t live in Toronto right now 😉

    Comment by Tamara on August 11, 2009
  7. I meant sew. Obviously

    Comment by Tamara on August 11, 2009
  8. I want a pink and purple Jeep. That brat Emily has everything.

    Comment by slynnro on August 11, 2009
  9. I. CAN-NOT. Believe. You have never cleaned a toilet. WOW! 🙂

    I just bought over $150 worth of material to sew a bunch of clothes for the kids for school. I’m wondering if I should make them big enough for next year because that’s probably when I’ll get them done. At least your butt won’t expand until you’re 90 if ever, so you’ve got some time. (Great material, btw!) God help us both.
    .-= loren´s last blog ..Warning: May contain offensive language =-.

    Comment by loren on August 12, 2009
  10. You are exaggerating about the toilet thing, right? I mean, you HAVE to be.

    Also? Liked Oz. LOVE Prison Break.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 12, 2009
  11. Yes, but did you text the girls from one seat over. 😉 And you KNOW how I feel about the Oz Flying Weiner. Which can double as the name of our band, FYI.

    Comment by metalia on August 12, 2009
  12. No joke Ali- I may have only cleaned the toilet 3 times in my life. That’s my husband’s job- too gross for me (so I GET IT)
    .-= Maya´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

    Comment by Maya on August 12, 2009
  13. Unfortunately, I watched the Teen Choice Awards too, because Rob Pattinson rules my inner 14 year old.

    Comment by Annie on August 12, 2009
  14. Wait. You don’t like pedicures?

    Comment by Heather B. on August 12, 2009
  15. You are so lucky that you have only cleaned a toilet once. I feel like my parents knew exactly what they were doing. My chore list included cleaning the tub and the toilet and if I didn’t do it, I was grounded. WTF.

    Comment by Allison on August 12, 2009
  16. You don’t like pedicures? You failed to mention this when we went to get pedicures. I actually need another one but it won’t be as entertaining as the last time I went.

    Also, since Bella and Emily can’t really reach the tub, how does the pedicure work? Do they stand in it?

    Comment by Kristabella on August 12, 2009
  17. I learned this week that my husband (Hockeyman) had been reading and commenting here forever. Me? I’m just discovering you.


    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on August 12, 2009
  18. Yep, that’s Hotlanta.

    And I mean the ladies. Rawr. (Can I pull that off? I’m not sure I can pull that off.)

    In other news, I think I fixed my e-mail. Try replying to me here and see if it bounces you now!
    .-= Backpacking Dad´s last blog ..Carp Stories: The Corn =-.

    Comment by Backpacking Dad on August 12, 2009
  19. I just got done watching the Teen Choice Awards, which I recorded so I, alone, could watch it. Yep. I was slightly uncomfortable with the whole thing, but still, Joe, so…yeah…

    Enjoy those sparkly blue toilets as long as you can. Boys ruin it the first use. Sadly.
    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..just take the damn picture already =-.

    Comment by fadkog on August 12, 2009
  20. OH MY GOD! the heat is flippin miserable. i am so over it. where are you fall?????

    Comment by sweet cheek's mom on August 12, 2009
  21. Love your site-Florida weather bites too-especially when you are from Seattle! Betty

    Comment by Betty Road on August 12, 2009
  22. I loved Oz. Great show.

    Comment by Jack on August 13, 2009
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  24. God, we watched every season on Oz recently on dvd, back to back to back–didn’t want to keep going because it was giving me nightmares, but couldn’t stop…

    But it’s weird watching Law and Order now after seeing the actors naked.

    Comment by Marjorie on August 16, 2009
  25. My first pedicure was when I was 33 and pregnant with my second child. It’s just not fair.

    Comment by Di on August 18, 2009
  26. Hey there, I discovered your website a number of weeks ago and have been through all the info slowly. I decided would post my firstpost. Not really sure what to write but here goes. Cool blog. Will come back in a bit to hear what else youve got to say.

    Comment by Abu Garcia on September 1, 2009

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