Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Insert Caffeine Here.

There is plenty to report on from this weekend but I'm feeling kind of in a haze today. This is the first full week of summer vacation for Juliana so the pressure is on for me to be FUN! and ENTERTAINING! all day long. When can I get her into summer camp exactly? (I'm only sort of kidding.) Today is another beautiful day so we can expect to spend many hours outdoors getting ridiculously filthy. That is after I make a run to Costco to get more COFFEE which I am completely out of. And they don't open until ten o'clock! The horror!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Once Again, I Can Be So Easy To Please

Hot Shower. Laptop. Coffee. Open Windows. Angel Season 3 DVDs.

Jason is out seeing the latest Star Wars schlock. While I DO NOT endorse his actions, I heartily embrace the relaxing evening to myself I am currently enjoying as a result.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

American Idol Can Officially BITE ME

I don't know why I'm surprised that in the end people chose the cookie cutter Barbie doll farm girl. Bah. Well at least Bo Bice won't have to release that god awful song they made the finalists sing Tuesday night. Honestly who writes that dreck? I guess the fact that Carrie is a virtual robot will come in handy when belting out all those lyrics about following your dreams and flying away to heaven on the wings of angels that never give up and blah blah blah. Also on the plus side, I just gained an hour on Tuesday and Wednesday nights! Oh the possibilites...

I will now revert into my thirteen-year-old on a message board persona when I say: BO RULZ! CARRIE DROOLZ!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I'm Just Sayin'

1) If you are sent from your place of work to pick up a bevy of Starbucks lattes for THE WHOLE OFFICE, please-oh-please DO NOT use the drive-through window! Especially in front of me.

2) When exactly did Tom Cruise become an expert on women's health? Now I don't have any experience with post-partum depression, but bashing Brooke Shields for using meds to help cope with it ain't cool. You think vitamins are going to do the trick, Maverick? Puh-lease. I've known enough people on medication to know that sometimes it can be a good thing. Plus, anything that keeps people from going all Andrea Yates on their kids is fine in my book.

3) If Carrie wins over Bo tonight on American Idol I am SO done with that show. Please don't let all the hours of Ryan Seacrest I've endured over the past 4 months be for naught!

Sunday, May 22, 2005


We went on a little weekend getaway to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend. We hit the farmer's market, the children's museum, and botanical garden, walked down by the lake, and ate waaaay to many carbs to speak of. There was cheesecake involved. Yummy.




Friday, May 20, 2005

Just When I'm Wondering What I Will Do Once My Reality TV Concludes Next Week:

Six Feet Under returns to HBO in June! There's a trailer you can watch on the site that made me say out loud: "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm......." Once again, HBO continues to justify my cable bill.


Monday, May 16, 2005

This Is What I Choose To Do With My Free Time

I stumbled upon this site today where you can make your own South Park character. Fun! Here's what I might look like if I were on the most ingeniously offensive cartoon on television:


Saturday, May 14, 2005

I'm the Queen and You're Not: Another Wild and Crazy Saturday Night



Snap Out of It!

Feeling kinda poopy today. I got paid from Sasha for the music editing I did for her recital and I paid Jason back for the iPod I broke. I'm happy that I was able to replace it but it bums me out that I worked for months on that project and I have nothing to show for it. If I want to look on the bright side, I will be doing some music editing for Juan's upcoming show with Estradanza so maybe if I stop being such a dolt I will be able to keep some cash I earned from actual work that I did. Imagine that!

Ok, I'll stop feeling sorry for myself right about......now!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Hey There!

Just getting back into the groove of things after my day of sloth. Yesterday I really needed to cleanse my system after the ridiculous amount of food (namely ICE CREAM) I ate on Sunday. Lots of fluids, a bit of exercise... I'm feeling back to normal now but oooooooooh was that cookies and cream ever good. Jason's going to be out tonight for a programmers meeting so that means that me and my girls will be popping some popcorn later and enjoying our weekly dose of Bo Bice from American Idol. Juliana says: "I LIKE ROCKER GUYS!"


Don't we all?

It's too beautiful outside to blog!

Sunday, May 8, 2005

Witness: Mother's Day 2005


Mindless reading! Is that a STAR Magazine I see there? How did that happen?


To balance out all the other trash.


How could I forget this?


Mmmmmmmm. Healthy snackin'.


Fingernail polish. Girly!

On the iPod front, a new one is on it's way right now for Jason. The plus is that it's a much cooler one than the one I broke. The minus is that I just billed Sasha yesterday for the $300 worth of music editing work I did for her over the past couple of months and that is just about what the new one cost. Well, actually it cost $269 (thanks again to Billy) so I will have $31 left. WOO HOO!

Ok, enough blogging. Back to relaxing.

Saturday, May 7, 2005

I'm Feeling a Bit Numb Right Now

How's this one for you:

I put Jason's $300 iPod through the washing machine this morning.

This weekend is not shaping up the way I thought it would.

Friday, May 6, 2005


If I would had the sense to be in audience for the Dr. Phil Show today I could have scored a free pink iPod mini.


Yes, I'm easing into Mother's Day a bit early with the watching of the daytime tv.

Thursday, May 5, 2005

Aragorn Pledges to Defend the Honor of the Loving Family Townhouse




As if you couldn't tell, this never stops being funny to me.

Woo Hoo for Hallmark Holidays!

I plan to be living up Mother's Day this year. I'm usually kind of "meh" about the whole thing because it makes me miss my own mom, but this year I'm thinking "Hey! I'm getting in on this whole greeting-card-treat-your-mom-like-they're-queen-for-a-day business!"

That being said, it really doesn't take that much to make me feel like a queen. I actually don't want to get anything from anyone. Basically I want my day to go like this:

1) SLEEPING IN! This goes hand in hand with my staying up late on Saturday night competing against Jason in a Nintendo Donkey Konga tournament. And by staying up late, I mean past 10:30.

2) BREAKFAST! Made by somebody other than myself.

3) HOT SHOWER! Taken while it's still morning and lasting for more that 2 1/2 minutes.

4) LOUNGING! Oh, to lay around on my bed with my laptop, a bag of peanut M&M's and a stack of fluffy fashion magazines. Heaven!

Peanut M&M's have been calling my name and frequenting my dreams all week. Mmmmmmmmm. I may or may not be officially done with my diet now. If anything, I will at least treat myself this weekend. I've lost about ten pounds and I'm in no hurry to gain it back. I don't really need to lose any more weight but I am super close to making my drivers license stop being a lie now. (I know- whose driver's license doesn't fib, right?) But anyway, I still have the stats from when I was 21 and baby-free on there and if I'm within reach I might as well go for it now while I'm on a roll. That is, after I'm done with that bag of chocolatey goodness.

May, 1996


If you've ever been to my house, chances are you've seen this photo a bunch of times. It's one of my favorites. Oh-how-I-wish I could have kept that Amoco jacket from work!

Monday, May 2, 2005

THAT'S What I'm Talkin' About!

Article from MSNBC.COM:

Study: Stay-at-Home Moms Deserve High Pay

Rock and Roll McDonald's

Jason and I watched the documentary "Supersize Me" last night. I realize that we're about a year-and-a-half behind the hype but we have two children under the age of five so cut us some slack. I do have to say that I was very impressed by the film. I thought that it wouldn't be interesting for a whole hour and a half because, DUH. Of course McDonald's food is bad for you. But can you make a whole movie around it? Apparently so. The only thing I didn't totally buy into was the idea that is is never okay to indulge in a little fast food. I mean, come on. I'm a very healthy eater who exercises nearly every day. I don't think it's going to hurt me that bad to pick up the occasional chocolate shake or bowl of chili from Wendy's. (Didn't you hear? That finger thing was a total SCAM!) You also can't expect me to go through life without ever eating cheddar fries from the Rockford Beef-a-Roo. I mean, they are cooking it just for you and all.

Ok, I'm being a little silly but I'm serious too. I think a little junk food is okay in small doses. Of course, when I say occasionally I'm talking about one or two times a month. I also realize though, there are people out there that probably have a fast food meal every single day of their life. Maybe not for all three meals like the guy in the movie, but something pretty darn close. I was completely floored by what damage he did to his body in such a short period of time. I mean, I expected him to put on weight, but THIRTY POUNDS in a MONTH? And what happened to his liver was just downright grody. Who would have thought that fatty food would have the same effect as alcohol on your liver. Ew. There were points in the film where my heart just hurt watching it. It made me want to go downstairs and ride my bike for another half hour even though I had just gotten off of it.

The other thing I took away from the movie: my girls are definitley brown bagging their lunches to school. No question about it.