Thursday, July 31, 2008
BACK OFF. IS CREEPY. EVEN IF I BIRTHED YOU, IS NOT OKAY. EVEN IF YOU ARE HUSBAND, IS WEIRD, MAKES HAIR STAND ON END. GO AWAY. OR TALK TO FACE. PEERING OVER SOMEONES SHOULDER IS VERSION OF PERSON WHO TALKS TO CLOSE TO FACE AND INVADES PERSONAL SPACE. OR TOUCHY TOUCHERSON. PLEASE STOP BEFORE I AM FORCED TO POST IN ALL CAPS FOREVER AND EVER AMEN.
Perhaps I should lay off the coffee.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Me: Oh really? I'm so sorry baby.
Mike: Yeah. It hurts.
Mike: I can hear your tone.
Me: I'm TRYING to be sympathetic.
Mike: You're not very good at it.
Me: Would you rather I said "No shit, dumbass."
Mike: At least that would be more honest.
I have actually uttered these words to my husband when he wanted to join a new, expensive gym. "Dude, we don't even pay that much for TV. And I like TV. I use it EVERY SINGLE DAY."
So last year was rough, with the whole writers strike thing. But it was also kinda cool because I was busy with school and probably didn't need to be distracted by all the shows anyway. However, the summer, my catch-up time, has been a little lacking.
For a minute I thought I was going to like Baby Borrowers. And it was amusing for a little while, but now I'm over it. Even with beer. Sad really.
Then I turned to Bravo. I finally broke down and watched Flipping Out. And I'm hooked. Like, forever. And then there's Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-list, which I actually like, but have to be in the mood to watch. Ooohh... and Design Star is awesome. Love you Bravo.
Honorable mentions of the summer have been Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Jon and Kate plus 8, and all shows that wrap up a crime story (48 hours, Primetime Crime).
Highlights have to go to Weeds and Hopkins. If I could only pick two - these win, hands down.
And Big Brother. I am hopelessly addicted.I was waiting for Big Love to start, but now I read it's not going to start until sometime next year. So sad. And then Nip/Tuck... what are they now? A fall show?! Bah. And last season - I don't know - it seems like they've lost their demented edge. And I really loved that edge... I guess the one guy getting stuffed with bear stuffing was pretty creepy. But we used to get that kind of stuff every week. I need to be freaked out regularly please.
Shows I miss and want back:
Dead Like Me (HOW did that get cancelled?)
Deadwood (Again... HOW?)
Alias (I love Jennifer Garner - bite me if you don't)
Friends (Okay, maybe it was only cool because I was in my 20's, but I bet NBC misses it too)
Six Feet Under (Why, oh why do good things have to end??? Wahhhhh!)
Things I am looking forward to this fall:
The Big Bang Theory
Chuck (shut up, it's good)
Dancing with the Stars (the Cheetah girl was robbed and no, I'm still not over it)
Ghost Whisperer (Meadow and I watch it on Saturday mornings, she calls it her horror show)
Dirty Sexy Money
And I haven't even seen what's new that the networks are going to try to tempt me into watching! What's a girl to do?
I guess the point is: a) I watch too much TV, b) DVRs can really change your life people, c) perhaps I should have majored in something that would encourage people to pay me for watching entirely too much television, d) did I mention I watch too much TV? Um, yeah. True story.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The first big tomatoes in the garden. They're huge!
This is is either a squash, pumpkin, zucchini, or cucumber flower. To know for sure we should have paid attention to what we were planting. We will wait to see what grows.
Cherry tomatoes... not yet cherried.
I asked Hunter to smile for the camera. He decided to play dead.
Blackberry jam or funky hair dye - you decide.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
River was having trouble talking to Aunt Amanda this morning because he would say "hi" and then run away from the phone smiling, like he was soooo shy. So he's got breakfast all over him, but I thought he should say hi because Amanda is a rock star. Love you 'Manda!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
kids are shouting at neighbor kids over the fence
kids are talking on the phone to same kids, while shouting at each other over the fence
kids are pictochatting on their DSs with same kids, while talking on the phone, while shouting at each other over the fence
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
When River says "please" it sounds like "plee-ays"
River is so good at giving hugs and saying sorry that he's also totally into being a pain so he can give hugs and say sorry. (Although he may bite your face while hugging and saying sahreee - just a little. It's really hard to be good. Really.)
Meadow thinks she's in charge of River.
Hunter thinks he's in charge of Meadow and that anybody who claims control over River is nuts.
All three of them really like each other.
The dog is jealous of the baby and makes River crazy when she lays on his blanket - which is every chance she gets.
I love my kids!!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Also, we seem to have contracted yet another summer cold. Bah! Hunter is losing his voice. Meadow has a low fever. River has toddler boogers. Mike fainted yesterday because while he had a fever from the cold and maybe a little food poisoning, he decided it was a brilliant idea to take a hot bath - which I've tried to tell him is a BAD IDEA - but he seems to think it cures everything. Not so much, eh?
**Mike just texted me to say that his ribs hurt from when he LAID DOWN after his bath yesterday. Laid down = fainted**
More boring stuff - I was really glad Mike talked me into insurance for my phone because I dropped it in a bowl of water last week and totally ruined it. I got the new one on Saturday and have already reprogrammed all my numbers. I'm too cheap for such things normally, but I am glad he talked me into it. For the record: He was right. I was less right.
Anyway... we're all fine and pretty boring. On to the pictures.
She has no teeth.
Did I already post this one? He's mocking me. Like this: "ha-ha, ha-ha"
Hunter captured in photo
Sometimes she's just not that into taking pictures.
Might have posted this one already too - think I'm losing my mind.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
And then inspiration came (sort of) in the form of an odd telephone call. The caller ID says that I'm calling. From my home phone. Say what??? And then it's a computer, asking me to press a number and be connected to sign up for a service that I ALREADY PAY FOR. From a company that I send money to EVERY MONTH FOR THAT SERVICE. I hang up and curse them. And it's unfortunate, because I really liked them. And now I don't. Because they're stupid.
But then there's this fundamental truth. I'm not going to do anything about it. Because I don't feel like tearing anybody's head off when I can simply hang up the phone. And I'm not going to change where I get their services because I'm locked into a contract and frankly, it's been really great. And because I love my HDTV. Love it.
So how did they hi-jack my caller ID? That, I'm genuinely interested in.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Me: "Yep. I think it's a bug bite."
Meadow: (Pointing) "Heeere..."
Me: "Uh-huh. I saw it last night. Try not to scratch it. It'll go away."
Meadow: (huffs, pulls hair over bug bite on forehead and stomps upstairs to room)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is Lola and Saber at the beginning.
This is Lola's default pose, even today.
Of course, you've seen how they are now here (from last year), and here (from just the other day). I still love both of them like crazy.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Mike: Look at my ankle.
Me: Yeah, it's still pretty swollen.
Mike: Do you think it's normal?
Me: No, I think it's swollen and you should let it heal. Maybe give soccer, softball and basketball a rest for a few weeks.
Mike: But it doesn't hurt.
Me: Okay. Then it's probably totally normal for an ankle to grow. Maybe it's like a super-ankle or something. Maybe it will give you special powers. I can't wait to see what happens. I'm sure it won't fall off or anything.
Mike: So is that your professional opinion or are you just guessing?