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Meet me at Tarzan’s Tavern and we’ll get a bite to eat…o.k.?

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Mama’s Losin’ It Challenge5.) Create a conversation between this couple. Ted: So, I was watching the Discovery channel the other day and they did a program on the social behaviors of various types of monkeys. Did you see it Dora?Dora: Oh, uh…no. I think I was washing my hair.Ted: If you’d seen it, you would have learned that there is no longer a need for you to wash your hair now that I’m around. I learned this awesome thing, let me show--Dora: Not wash my hair? Are you going nuts?Ted: No, just practical, it’s called Social grooming, let me show you.Dora: Ah! What are you doing?! Ouch! That was one of my favorite ladybug earrings!Ted: It’s o.k., this is how the monkeys did it. They would part their mate’s or best friend’s hair, look deeply at what was uncovered, usually a tasty bug, and pick it out and eat it. I’m sure it’s an excellent source of protein.Dora: Are you saying I’ve got bugs in my hair?! I need to go uh…wash my hair. Bye!Ted: Meet me tomorrow for lunc…

Does this book have an outlet?

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Warning:  a major venting blog session.We have a new library in town which has been completed since I believe April of this year.  We have gone often and in the process I have saved a lot of money by checking out books and not buying them.  It’s a very nice library with the latest in library technology and they even have a cafe.  I’m just a bit put out by one thing, their lack of parking for the majority of library visitors.  People of sense go to libraries in order to save money on books they’re not sure they want to own or can own.  It’s a wonderful system, the public library, and gives all the opportunity to experience an education through book reading.  This library has chosen to design its exterior and interior in a 1950’s-60’s style, not a favorite of mine as it instantly says “old,” and not in that classic sense of the word, but it’s clean.  They have made every politically correct attempt possible to “go green,” and yes, it is wise to use as little power as possible and solve …

Garbosalaphobia

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Mama’s Losin’ it Challenge4.) If your pet could talk, what would you want to know?We don’t actually have any living pets at the moment.  We had a pet Beta fish named Patfish who died after a mess up in food menus.  I think he ordered some of those flakes but ended up with a honey nut Cheerio and a dried olive.  Betas aren’t really that companionable, preferring the singular lifestyle of dark murky water.  I was still surprised he didn’t adjust his pallet for this one mess-up.  In the end, all we had was a pale looking fish and luckily no relatives to sue us for a mal-something or other.As far as info that I could coerce from this pet, now of another realm, nothing comes to mind.  He lived in the kitchen, near the sink in his bowl of tepid water.  I’m sure the highlight of his days was watching what we managed to stuff down our garbage disposal.  His position had a view of the table, stove, refrigerator, and the hallway leading to the restroom.  We didn’t have any florescent lighting s…

Finally, “I’m older!”

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When his older brother’s started school three weeks ago, Isaac was somewhat disappointed to learn that his school didn’t start until September.  “But I’m older,” he would say, and didn’t understand this school districts need to start school the week before Labor Day (and neither did I).  Thus, the first day of preschool began on a Friday, yesterday, and he LOVED it! In the spare 2 1/2 hours I now have to myself, not that Isaac was a bad companion, I can now more easily do alone some of my more boring errands like oil changes, Dr. appointments, grocery shopping, or whatever other errands he hasn’t yet told me that he absolutely detests.  I sure love my boy but am so happy that he gets to socialize with kids his own age and prepare for Kindergarten.  He was somewhat disappointed when I told him he couldn’t bring his Luke Skywalker action figure but totally forgot about the old Jedi when he saw all of the castle toys and trains in his new school.  Don’t worry, he came home and gave Luke …

It’s a sleeping bird, it’s a parked plane, no, it’s Superman sleeping!

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After a long day of flying, the young Superman doesn’t even make it to his bed and ends up crashing on the couch.  I guess he was wrong, when he told me the night before, that Superman doesn’t sleep.  Even though I’m not from Krypton, I know that even muscles of steel need to dream once in a while.

Getting older starts by being younger

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View Full Album It turned out to be quite a lovely weekend.  It started with a birthday party for my nephew Chandler who was good enough to let us each have a bite of his General Grievous cake (frosting painting done by my bro. Jared and was quite accurate).  The grown-ups sat and talked about vampire books and football while the little kids played with another park visitor’s dog and played on all of the recycled playground equipment (even if we didn’t contribute to the materials does it still mean we’re doing our part for the environment?)  The un-planned event for the weekend was the visiting of our new twin niece and nephew at the hospital.  Mike and Melissa had their twins at 35 weeks and they seem to be doing fine.  Their son was in the NICU but was doing better and their daughter seems to be doing quite well, though was a little put out by my camera’s flash.  Her dad, Mike, tucked her blanket a little snugger and she went happily back to sleep.  Very cute babies and I can’t wait …

“Never give up, never surrender.”

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Mama’s Losin’ it Challenge#4)  The first day of…The first day of… exercise is usually the last.  How convenient and well packaged the whole experience is.  Putting the two events on one day sure leaves plenty of time for other things of a less strenuous nature.  That’s what I call simplifying my life or as Martha would say, “a good thing.”  I know, I know, I know, this is really a bad thing and must be helped.  I did spot a friend at the gym today who managed to commit me to going to a weight lifting class with her so I guess this was the first day and not the last of my goal to exercise at least 3 days a week.#5)  Share your friendly advice for someone you think needs it.Dear Dr. Minivan,I have a friend, actually there are three of these friends, and they happen to have a littering problem, not so much in public but at home…o.k. these people I know happen to be my children.  They walk around with a variety of objects which could include army men, Lego pieces, Hot Wheels, Jedis, food,…