Friday, February 27, 2004

Rosie Gets Hitched


"I think the actions of the President are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president," O'Donnell said on the program. "I am stunned and horrified."

I'm not a huge fan of hers tell it like it is Sista. Good for her. :-)

(Click the photo for the article...)

P.S. Steph sent me a link to this hilarious cartoon.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

The Word of God....On My Doorstep

Ok, so my doorbell rang yesterday and there were two girls maybe 14 or 15 years old wearing demure little ankle length skirts and windbreakers passing out fliers for their church. Fine. I 'm cool with that. I'm friendly to the talkative little girl and her silent little buddy who looks kind of scared to be knocking on strangers doors. Then, Chatty Cathy asks me to open up the flier and draw my attention to a very important question raised on the inside. It reads: "IF you died today would you go to Heaven??" The girl then says to me: "Do you know the answer to that question??", and proceeds to stare at me. Can you believe that?? Who in their right mind asks other people that question- especially a complete stranger? I was completely floored by this. I think I said, "You're kidding me right? I really don't know." But wait, it gets better. The girl then offers to come in and have a little talk with me about God in order to help me out . This girl was like 14 YEARS OLD. I wish I could have thought of something witty to say to these kids but I think I just stammered no thanks but thanks for stopping by. I absolutely couldn't believe it. Who does stuff like that? I'm quite comfortable with the state of my spirituality and I don't need a couple of teenagers with fliers about hell and brimstone to HELP ME OUT. Jesus Christ. :-)

Oh WB, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

I would just like take a second to express my extreme anger and sadness at the news that Angel has been cancelled. When this season began I felt that it was really veering off course and was not the show I once knew and loved but it seems just when I had nearly given up on my beloved vampire with a soul (times two with my newly added Spikey Goodness, James Marsters) they go on a string of episodes that consistently blow me away and restore my faith in the show once again. THus is the way of Joss Whedon. THEN, just when I'm riding high on my Angel-Love once again the WB decides to yank my obsession away from me in favor of new, fresh blood (no pun intended... I think.) Gotta compete with the O.C these days and David Boreanez in this 30's now. GEEZ. And Spike? I believe he's an ancient 42!! Forget the fact that they are 200+ old vampires on the show. First Buffy, then Firefly and now this. Well, at least I have my dvd sets to keep me warm...

Tuesday, February 24, 2004


I'm practically drooling right now thinking about this:

Friday, February 20, 2004

Bye Bye Bread

Well, I've caved and decided to finally try this South Beach Diet I've been hearing about for so long. I've been doing pretty well on my own (down 38 pounds since having Ava) but I still want to lose about 12 more before my birthday which is now only two weeks away. At the rate I'm going now there is no way I'm going to reach that goal unless I try something different so I'll give this diet a whirl and see what happens. I had a bad week this week with our Valentines dinner and our meal at Jeff and Kim's house so I need another jump start. The recipes actually look pretty good and the meal plans are more food than I'm eating now, just different types of food, so I figure it's worth at least a shot. You're supposed to lose between 8 and 13 pounds in the first two weeks of the diet so that's right in my target range. Well, wish me luck and don't laugh if I only make it two days before I desperately need a potato.

Also, I apologize for perpetuating a very self-absorbed topic that must be excruciatingly boring!

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

The Bible Says <i>What??</i>

Jason forwarded me this great email that is in response to all the fuss being made over the same sex marriages going on in San Francisco right now. As for me, I think the over 50% divorce rate does more damage to the institution of marriage than some happy, commited gay couples. Me=loving happy married people. :-)

As certain politicians work diligently to prevent marriage between two
> people of the same sex, others of us have been busy drafting a
> Constitutional Amendment codifying all marriages entirely on biblical
> principles. After all, God wouldn't want us to pick and choose which
> of the Scriptures we elevate to civil law and which we choose to
> ignore:
> Draft of a Constitutional Amendment to Defend Biblical Marriage:
> 1) Marriage in the United States of America shall consist of a union
> between one man and one or more women. (Gen 29:17-28; II Sam 3:2-5.)
> 2) Marriage shall not impede a man's right to take concubines in
> addition to his wife or wives. (II Sam 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chron
> 11:21)
> 3) A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin.
> If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed. (Deut 22:13-21)
> 4) Marriage of a believer and a non-believer shall be forbidden. (Gen
> 24:3; Num 25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Neh 10:30)
> 5) Since marriage is for life, neither the US Constitution nor any
> state law shall permit divorce. (Deut 22:19; Mark 10:9-12)
> 6) If a married man dies without children, his brother must marry the
> widow. If the brother refuses to marry the widow, or deliberately does
> not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be
> otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law. (Gen.
> 38:6-10; Deut 25:5-10)
> 7) In lieu of marriage (if there are no acceptable men to be found), a
> woman shall get her father drunk and have sex with him.(Gen 19:31-36)
> I hope this helps to clarify the finer details of the Government's
> righteous struggle against the infidels and heathens among us.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, the babysitter situation didn't pan out for tonight but I've since made peace with the fact that we won't be going to that awsome dinner with Jeff and Kim. Instead, Jason and I are going to be cooking a big meal for ourselves here at home. We busted out the Joy of Cooking book and decided to make veal parmigiana, pasta, and caesar salad so we packed up the girls this morning and picked up all the ingredients we need at the grocery store. We also stopped by the bakery and picked up some decadent desserts- some slices of german chocolate cake and a couple of napoleans. Basically it's going to be a big carbohydrate and fat extravaganza doused with a bottle of wine and I'm loving the idea of it. I lost four pounds this week so today I'm giving myself permission to stuff my face with Valentine's goodness. Yay! Plus, it looks like Jason and I will be planning a weekend trip soon that begins with an evening in Las Vegas and ends with seeing the Pixies play at a rock festival in the California desert. I am so so so so so psyched about this prospect but I have absolutely no more time to post details right now. Just know that I will probably explode with giddiness if this trip actually happens.


Monday, February 9, 2004

I'm OK, Really I am

Did I just hit rock bottom the other day? I hope so, because that was pretty bad. Anyway, I'm feeling much better now. I've had the chance to get out of the house a couple of times by myself which works wonders. Plus, I took off the Ortho-Evra birth control patch which was making me feel all wonky emotional. Frankly, I've had enough of the crazy hormones for quite some time. I just got done with nine months of not being in control of my own body- I don't need elevated levels of estrogen in my body right now, thank you very much. In addition, after being on a huge roll with my diet and exercise, I lost a big NADA last week when I was wearing the patch. Then after I took it off I dropped another pound literally overnight which brings me to nearly 35 pounds gone away from me. I realize it was just water in my body that the hormones were making me keep but it still makes me feel better.
In other very good (and tasty) news, I found out the other day that Jason is taking me to a private catered dinner on Valentine's Day with Jeff and Kim. The menu looks awesome and I'm so excited to go out! There are two different menus and I ordered the vegetarian meal (I'm not a veggie, it just looked really appealing and I'm not a steak-type girl). I'm really looking forward to kicking back with a few cocktails too. Hopefully I will have a good week so I won't feel so guitly about stuffing my face with food and drink come Saturday! :-)

Friday, February 6, 2004

Poor You. No One Understands You.

So Ava had another 8 hour stretch of refusing to sleep yesterday punctuated by long crying spells where she refused to be happy anywhere other than attached to my shoulder. Jason was out with Bill for the afternoon so it was just me and the girls and needless to say I've been feeling pretty crazy. How convenient she always picks the days where I am here all alone to do have one of her marathon fuss spells. Then to top everything off Jason got stuck in Rockford overnight because of the weather and I got to get up all night every 2 1/2 hours with Ava as well as deal with Juliana at 4 in the morning when she decided she "wasn't tired anymore" and wanted to play. I feel like my life is one big neverending day. Anyone that says being a full time mom isn't a job is an idiot. I am on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week with more or less no one to help me. Jason is so busy that I basically feel by myself when it comes to taking care of the girls most of the time. I'm sorry but I can't help it if I'm not Little Mary Sunshine lately. I seriously feel like I'm going to have a breakdown and boo hoo for anyone who feels bad if I get snippy with them. Let's trade places for 24 hours and see how you feel.

If you'll excuse me, I need to go shut myself in the bathroom and scream.