Sunday, November 23, 2008


Today River and I were going up the stairs. He got up about two of them before he turned around and said, "I'm too heavy mama."

Then he reached out his arms for me to carry him up the stairs.

And I did.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Do Not Call

Remember this? Yeah. Me too. So I'm always curious who is calling because we just don't get that many calls any more. Love that do-not-call list. Anyway, curiosity got the best of me and I picked up the phone. And there, on the other side of the line, my "unknown caller" was a recording offering me a free DVR and installation in up to four rooms of my house! Except, that, again I ALREADY PAY THEM FOR THAT. So I pressed 1 and waited to find out why they were calling me and if I could please get off that list. And then I was connected to a very nice lady in India who, when she discovered that I probably wanted something she couldn't give me, promptly HUNG UP ON ME.

I'm pretty sure my contract runs out this summer.

Any bidders for the next one?

p.s. One more call and I'm naming names.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


This is Frosty. He wanted to pose with Hunter, but Hunter just wanted to get back to his game.

River thought Frosty was kind of cool. Kind of, except when he stole his chair.

Frosty thought Dad's broken ankle was a bummer and tried to cheer him up.

Frosty felt a little squeezed, but was far too polite to say anything.

Then he got his seat back. Yay!

Then the Merry Chrismoose totally stole his seat, clearly indicating that it's on.

This is what happens when school sucks up all my brain cells. Cool or sad? Depends on your perspective I suppose.

Friday, November 14, 2008

For Real

If you expect me not to post on my blog or surf the net during lecture... you must be compelling in some small way.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So Very Proud

Eight years ago I stayed up late in to the night and I cried. I cried when they called the election for George W. Bush.

Four years ago during the Democratic convention I was watching a keynote speaker named Barack Obama, whom I had never heard of before, and I cried. I cried because I was moved that someone could speak so elegantly about bringing people together when things were so bitterly divided.

Tonight, as they called this historic election, I cried. I cried because I was so happy and proud that we have a leader who represents what I believe.

Thank you America. Tonight I have more hope than I've had in a long time.

You rock.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I'm used to getting snot rubbed all over me. I'm not new at this mom thing. So when River came and rubbed his snotty nose on me, I just made sure there weren't any huge boogers. Glamorous, eh? I also said something along the lines of "Ew, gross dude!" River ran off and I didn't think anything of it.

And about 30 seconds later he came back with a brand new roll of toilet paper and furiously shoved a wad near the snot mark he left on my shirt.

Seriously, does it get any cuter than that?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Not a lot; a couple links

Tired. Couldn't sleep last night. Still have to function like a grown-up. Yuck. So... I don't have anything except my mad, mad love for Wyatt Cenac.

Go see this.

Then go see this, because it's still funny.

Vote people!