Friday, March 30, 2007

cute news story of the day

Couple Celebrates 80 Years Of Marriage
Marriage Started During Coolidge Presidency
March 30, 2007

LUBEC, Maine -- Kathleen and Waldo Tarbell have a big anniversary to celebrate Saturday -- their 80th. The Maine couple married in 1927, during Calvin Coolidge's presidency.
They will celebrate at an anniversary party at the Oceanview Nursing Home, where they share a large room. The Tarbells said marriage has changed them. Kathleen said she's been a Democrat her entire adult life. But Waldo, originally a Republican, has turned Democrat.
He added that she "converted" him.


I am sick and spent hours yesterday lying in bed watching 'the Office' marathon.
With no one to take care of me and bring me soup! wah.
But, V and the neighborhood circle of love hooked me up with some furniture delivery at a moments notice, and that went a long way towards cheering me up! Yay Robinson Street gang!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

just wait until Vader gets home!

So, on Saturday night one of the couples we were hanging out with was talking about their 'blended family' and how they think that the kids calling the step dad by his first name doesn't instill a sense of authority, but of equality. Well of course they couldn't have them call him 'dad' because they have a dad, so they went through other languages to try to come up with an alternative. One of the ones they considered was 'Vader'. Could you imagine? "Kids, from now on, you need to call your stepfather 'Lord Vader.' !!! As if it isn't difficult enough of an adjustment for kids!! haha- i hope they were joking!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

nuh nuh nuh nuh NUH nuh .. you say its your birthday

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I love this picture sooo much! freaky two-snouted piglet

bad boy bush

Two things that I kind of like but don't recommend:
The Sarah Silverman Show
(train wreck, and yet I don't turn the channel...)

The new Bright Eyes song:

"Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go"

(entire lyrics here, if you are interested)

Friday, March 09, 2007

mTblah. Blah blah teliblah.

I just found out they are planning on reviving my favorite music show of all time, MTV unplugged! I am so psyched and you should be too.

Quote of the day: "That's how I roll. ..... I
wish I hadn't said that like Walter Cronkite!"

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

crappy crap crap day

freezing cold flat tire having internet down no lunch fever feelin tired pissy day >:(

Terrifying news story of the day !!

Monday, March 05, 2007


Quote of the day:

Me: 'Normal' is just another word for 'boring'
Jacob: No, 'normal' is just another word for people you don't know that well yet

so true, so true!

work falling from the sky (ouch)

So, lately I am being pummeled by offers of freelance work. When it rains it pours. Ok evil temptors, I'll trade my peace of mind for a bag of paper.
Ugh, as much as I need the money (atrociously high gas & electric bills, summer camp, braces, glasses, clothes, frickin comcast, etc. etc. etc.!) I really just want to be lazy and chill when I get home from work. I want to see my boyfriend, spend time with my boys, watch Heros, go to a movie, practice guitar, get some laundry done, plant flowers, paint my living room, draw a picture, etc. etc. etc.! Its a struggle, but in the end, the winner is, make some extra bux because I never want to worry about money and the more of it I have the less anxious I have to be. Of course, having a ton of work to do after already working 40 hrs a week and having 2 kids to raise makes me very anxious! Which sucks. Argh, what a trade-off!

Unfortunately, this will sap up some of my free time, and my sleep time, and even moreso my peace of mind, but its only temporary I guess! And maybe I will be able to afford to replace my kitchen cabinets, and go somewhere far away this year, and take the kids on a cool trip like I have been promising them, and stash some more cash in their college fund.

Ah well, so anyway, saw my friend Aaron from San Diego this weekend who has agreed to host us at his pad when we go there in June so that we can stay through the weekend. He's also going to take V to a Pedro's/Orioles game before I get there. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory (where there's a line to get on a list to get in line) with V, M, and the kids. It was good but by the time we left the dinner crowd had arrived and there was a mob 20 people wide by 40 people long all willing to stand around for 2 hours for the pleasure of eating chain food. Lunatics, I tell ya. Suburban hell. Try getting a parking spot at that mall that isn't in the gravel lot across the street. I dare you. Monitor your blood pressure during the process, I don't want to be the cause of any anneruisms!

Read this to kill time at work, because this guy is way more entertaining then me (I promise)

Friday, March 02, 2007

cozy comfy

So last night was cozy comfy cuddling on my couch watching Stranger then Fiction and eating delish veg chinese food. What a great way to end the work day! Sometimes I wish every day would end like that. Not to gag the singles out there, but I am really happy and thankful to have someone wonderful in my life who makes me so happyyyyyy

So, Stranger than Fiction was really good, with Will Ferrell playing straight man (extremely straight man!) and and Maggie Gyllenhall absolutely shining in her role, but I couldn't help thinking that the movie could have been GREAT if it was done by my favorite screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman* (I love his brain so much that I want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant). Nevertheless, the movie was sweet, funny, the characters believable, likeable, and good- a sweet, weird story with a moral about life and art.
In more annoying news, I have no power in my basement and need to replace a switch in my fusebox to fix it. Isn't home ownership a blast? In other news, Mrs. Peacock is selling her house- who wants to be my next door neighbor? :D
*See Adaptation for an astounding version of a similar premise.