June 25 09

When I was in Indianapolis with some of the loveliest people I know** every time Karen would say one of our names she’d say them in this Regan MacNeil meets Kermit the Frog style voice. It was both hilarious and disturbing. and she told us that even though there was nothing else remotely redeeming in The House Bunny, it was worth watching just to see Anna Faris do the voice. and she was right.

I was crying.

I tried to explain it to people at baseball last night (which, hello, sunburn my old friend, standing out in the outfield for 2 hours straight in 95 degree heat does give you more than just a lot of boob sweat) but I couldn’t describe it through all the giggles and the tears. I think I mostly just scared people away.

I tried to make the husband watch it, but he tuned out halfway through and was all, “…and what about this is funny?” the same way he is with The Office and the literal video version of Total Eclipse of the Heart, which I have been watching on repeat for the last three weeks.

maybe this is just another one of those satchel situations.

So, after I watched what might have been up there with one of the worst movies I have ever seen, I tried to clean my soul by watching The Reader.

(only *I* would watch a double feature of The House Bunny and The Reader)

Which didn’t leave me feeling clean at all. I flip flopped through the entire movie between being bored to tears (hello, sllllooooow), being blown away by Kate Winslet’s performance (my god, she IS a god), and being disturbed by the relationship between Hanna and Michael. Yes, I realize that the actor was not 15…but still (spoiler alert?) the whole movie was about a relationship between this older woman – who just happened to have been a guard at Auschwitz – fucking around with both the mind and body of a 15 year-old boy.

who wants to watch the creepy exorcist voice again?


I am still scratching at the 12 mosquito bites I got up at the cottage.


mosquitos LOVE me. (they fall under the ‘bugs’ category of things I don’t like about cottages)

and it pretty much rained the entire time we were there, which meant a lot of attempting to entertain 7 children inside, which meant a lot of games of spit and sorry and coloring and eating cookies and chips and cookies and chips and pie and cookies and popcorn and chips and cake and donuts and cookies. and my children didn’t sleep, um, AT ALL.

and my daughter – who managed to take a softball to the face – somehow transformed into a teenager overnight and I made the mistake of letting Ilana borrow the Twilight books because now she’s totally hooked and is all about Edward Cullen…


(um, seriously, my child IS me)

and I didn’t have email or twitter or gchat or facebook.

and, of course, I couldn’t use the bathroom.

and I managed to leave my open bag of all of my clothing next to an open window so every piece of my clothing got soaked.

and I totally lost playing Risk…and I hate to lose.


it was worth it.


for the moments.





moments I could get used to…


(rest of cottage set here)

**PS…one of those lovely people, this one, is working on a super important Moosh 2.0 project, and in order to do that she had to undergo a uterine factory reset surgery. please go and give Miss Casey some love.

  1. Your kids are adorable – you always get the best shots of them!

    Comment by ClassyFabSarah on June 25, 2009
  2. I’ve tried to do that Anna Faris voice before but it hurt my throat. Yes…*hangs head in shame*..I too have seen the House Bunny movie.

    Comment by Hilly on June 25, 2009
  3. aww those pics of your children are so sweet….the voice is hilarious and yes i can do it what does that say about me heh my 4 year old can do the voice….the reader made me weep…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on June 25, 2009
  4. *clears throat*


    I’m totally gonna do that to Hilly when I go to her house. In a bunny costume.

    Dude, did you see Hilly’s #10 on her list today? IT’S ABOUT ME!

    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on June 25, 2009
  5. That’s definitely the best literal music video so far.

    Have you seen Auto Tune the News?

    Comment by Maria on June 25, 2009
  6. Great post, I really enjoyed the “voice”. Not a good movie but you have to laugh. I did like the reader, especially Kate but slow for sure! I just love movies, that is what I do all day long. It’s funny that I tend to watch what’s on cable because I’m too lazy to do the DVD! I love the pictues from the cabin.
    Even with the rain it is always nice to get away.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..ONCE UPON A TIME…….. =-.

    Comment by Deborah Pucci on June 25, 2009
  7. Mosquitos love me too. I should have shares in calamine lotion.

    LOVE the shots of the kids. Awesome.

    Comment by Angella on June 25, 2009
  8. I watched The House Bunny when it was on the other night. I couldn’t stop laughing and thinking of you and KarenSugarpants…


    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on June 25, 2009
  9. I’m sorry, my comment has been lost to the nets. I am flabberghasted by that literal video. Fricken Funny!

    Comment by daisy on June 25, 2009
  10. Mosquitoes never used to bother me as a kid. But then I moved to AZ and CA, LANDS OF NO MOSQUITOES. So then I moved back to the Midwest, and now it’s like I’m covered in sugar or whatever mosquitoes like. And even worse, now when I get bit, I get welts.

    Comment by Kristabella on June 25, 2009
  11. Ok. This is where I’m going to admit that I also saw house bunny (in the theatre and never told another living soul) and laughed hysterically at THE VOICE.

    Comment by Lynette on June 25, 2009
  12. found your site through some other blogs … and i love it, hope you dont mind if i stay around a while… and btw, “the voice” was freakin awesome! when husband and i saw it the first time, i think we’d been drinking.. we looked at each other like “oooh no, something is wrong!!”

    Comment by Randi Troxell on June 25, 2009
  13. Every time I see pictures of your son, I think of Jack from the movie, Hook.

    Comment by Joanie M on June 25, 2009
  14. I LOVE “the VOICE”!!! It’s the freaking best part of that movie. Loved that movie. HILARIOUS.

    Cheaty’s Foot Fetishists would LOVE your feeeet…. Gorj!

    Comment by Haley-O on June 25, 2009
  15. Trying to explain ‘the voice’ is like trying to explain my old, old man neighbor’s voice and the way he would say things. For instance, he would say fuck it, but draw the ‘it’ out for at least a minute. It was more like, “fuck iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit” in super redneck old voice. it was so funny–until he shit on my couch.

    Comment by Amanda on June 26, 2009
  16. So, I lost a little respect for you because you’ve sat through the entirety of the House Bunny. BUT, now I want to see the Reader, so respect is back. But you’re on notice, missy.

    Comment by MonsteRawr on June 26, 2009
  17. Your husband didn’t like the literal Total Eclipse video? Or The Office?

    Sigh. I think you and I have the exact same sense of humor. I haven’t even seen The House Bunny but I love when she does that Exorcist voice. Anna Faris is hysterical.

    Comment by Avitable on June 26, 2009
  18. The kids look like they’re having a blast at the cottage – slightly jealous on this end 😉

    Comment by ian on June 26, 2009
  19. Bugs love me too. I got bit nearly two weeks ago on the back on my leg and its still swollen and red. Maybe I should get it looked at…especially after my boss asked me what my problem was when I was scratching the upper backside of my thigh! He then proceeded to tell me it could be a spider that planted its baby spiders in my leg!!! Could I file for harassment? 😛

    Looks like your vacation was amazing! Great pics!

    Comment by Shelly on June 26, 2009
  20. I spent a lot of time laugh at both the videos! A LOT OF TIME!


    Comment by LovingDanger on June 26, 2009
  21. Is vacationing at a cottage a Canadian thing? Some friends of mine fly back to the motherland every summer to vacation at the cottage and I assumed it was just something their family did, but now I’m thinking not.

    Comment by regan on June 30, 2009
  22. Coincidentally, I was just talking to someone today and she told me if you use lemongrass soap when you bathe or shower it greatly reduces the amount of mosquitoes interested in biting you. Sounds like you need some at the cabin!

    Comment by Wendy on July 1, 2009
  23. And now I’m laughing because I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE VOICE!

    Comment by moosh in indy. on July 2, 2009

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