Thursday, June 29, 2006

Nothing To See Here. Move Along.

You know how I haven't posted in almost a week? Well I am officially posting to say that I probably will not be posting for about another week. (Aren't you glad you stopped by to read this?) Things are busy and I have stuff I could share with the interwebs but I'm lazy and I'd rather be playing Nintendo. Or running. Because running is fun and addictive and a little bit like crack for healthy people.

So you can stop checking and refreshing this page like mad until at least next weekend. Because so many of you do that, I'm sure.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Running is Hard Yo

Yesterday I broke down and called one of our babysitters to come watch the girls for two hours while I ran some errands. Since school has let out I'd rather stab myself in the eyeball than go on a huge grocery trip with two small children. One of them is fine- more specifically the one who is still small enough to sit in the shopping cart and doesn't ask for every brightly-colored cartoon character-adorned box of junk stragegically placed at eye level for people under four feet tall. (Thanks a lot marketing people!)

So.... since I was munchkin free for the shopping trip I finished in a mere 45 minutes, leaving me time to drive down the the lake and go for a walk on the bike path. I popped on my headphones and attempted to alternate between brisk walking and jogging. Two minutes of running alternating with five minutes of walking for about 35 minutes. (Hey, I'm a beginner so don't laugh!) And so in the end I learned that all of you people out there who are runners? Ya'll are crazy. And you know why? Because even though I could barely huff and puff my way through each two minute running spurt, I totally want to do it again. Not only because I felt really good afterwards but because I am officially at war with my body and I will make it run whether it wants to or not.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Every day when I take the garbage out there is fresh new spider web stretching across the gate to the garage. Every day I destroy the poor spider's home with my garbage bag as I pass though. I can't help it! But I know that the next afternoon the web will be rebuilt, fresh and new. Oh spider, I feel we have a strange sort of affinity.

Another reason for the grumples: I've been working hard lately on exercising regularly but I have yet to see any results so I fear I may have to ratchet it up a bit. I'm sure it's because I've been eating very poorly lately. And I like beer. (That's what I get for moving to Brew City.) I still believe I will be victorious though. Darn you beer. And darn slowing metabolisms.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Snarkity Snark

Check out this video of Stephen Colbert interviewing Congressman Lynn Westmoreland about the Ten Commandments. (Thanks to Billy for the link!)

I'd consider putting up a video of the day here but they would probably just turn out to be all clips from Colbert's show and Jon Stewart's show. Regardless, this particular video is pretty darn good.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Lunch With Soon-To-Be First Graders

"Hey, did you know that my mom is thirty-three?"

"Oh yeah? Well...Juliana's mom is older than that, right? Juliana's Mom! How old are you?"

"I'm twenty-eight."

"See! I told you she was older!"

"Nuh-uh! Thirty comes after twenty so my mom is totally a lot older than that!"

"I'm sure she's glad you're defending her honor."

Monday, June 12, 2006

My New Book Will Keep Me Warm at Night

Jason is in NYC again until Thursday so I picked up a new book at Target this morning. Summer vacation starts on Wednesday and hopefully I will be sucessful in making time for me this year inbetween all the kiddie stuff. I plan on logging some quality time in the back yard on a lawn chair this week.

(Thanks for the book recommendatons by the way.)

Thursday, June 8, 2006

My Daddy Loves Me

My Dad came up last weekend and terraced the front yard so I can plant flowers there. He also power washed the house, front porch and fence, and took down a hideous aluminum awning in the back. He has a lot of energy.



Notice how the hostas have not yet deviated from thier world takeover plan.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

There's A Good Reason Her Book Was Released on 6.6.06

Ann Coulter on 9/11 Widows: ‘I Have Never Seen People Enjoying their Husbands’ Death So Much’

Video from the Today Show Here

Don't say I didn't warn you! Seriously though, when will people stop putting this psychotic on television? My favorite part is when she calls Matt Lauer "testy" after finally letting him get a couple words in. I think we have a problem when I feel like defending Matt Lauer.

I wonder how much money she has made speaking and writing about 9/11. There's a "millionaire broad" for you.

Monday, June 5, 2006

This Is Not A Completely Transparent Politcal Maneuver! Not at all! Why Do You Hate America?

Bring on the election year politics! (Like you didn't know it was coming...)

Note to self: Register to vote in Wisconsin ASAP. This year will be my first time voting in a non-presidential election and I intend make it a point to vote from now on in any election that will have me- no matter how small.

Sunday, June 4, 2006


One of my goals this summer is to read more than I have in, well, let's say the past five years or so. I have always been a book lover so it's a bit shameful how little I read these days that's not on my computer screen. It's not that I don't have time necessarily, but rather that I fail to make room for it. I try sometimes but with Tyra Banks and Mark Burnett cranking out two seasons of America's Next Top Model and Survivor a year respectively, my schedule can get kind of cramped. However, with all of my reality shows on hiatus until fall and with the HBO season finales tonight, I suddenly see my summer opening up with time for me to lounge on the front porch with a couple of good books. And maybe a glass of wine. (Except for when Project Runway is on.)

So my question to you is this: What is out there right now that's worth reading? I"m almost finished with the latest David Sedaris book and I have Mary Roach's "Spook" on order, but with the lack of any Harry Potter books being released this summer I'm at a loss. I love sci-fi and fantasy as well as a lot of non-fiction but I'm pretty much open to anything.

And no, I will not be reading the Da Vinci Code.