Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!
Eat lots and lots of candy!
It's a moral imperative.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I'm one of those people that is *always* startled by the toaster. Even if I stand there staring at it, when it finally pops up, you'd think it was a hand, ala "Carrie". They really need a gentle chime before the jarring "KA-PANG!" of toast flying up. I'm almost 23% positive that it would cut down on morning heart attacks.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Best bookmarks ever

If you have not seen Henry Rollins "She's a reader!" bit, you should go look it up now. This phrase is used often in our house. We are readers, and we love our reader friends. I'm always stunned to hear people confess to being non-readers. My life would not be the same without the amazing books I have read. From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, to Brave New World, to Catcher in the Rye, to Harry Potter, each has left a mark on me. Thanks to all the authors in the world. I love you!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009


I love love love asian horror. BUT, I have no delusions. I'm not the kind of jaded horror fan that can sit calmly through any "gotcha" moment. My body is a tightly wound coil ready to spring off of the couch in full fight or flight mode at any moment. And yet, I still insist on drinking hot tea while watching a movie. As you can imagine, my husband is a very patient man.

Friday, October 23, 2009


This is not all based on real events. Nope. Never.
I'm always on top of it.
Although, sometimes, I do plant a little flag when I reach the summit.
Oh, and for future reference, it isn't called "Giant Insurmountable Pile o' Laundry". It's "Mount Maytag".

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Adult swim

I'm proposing an "adult swim" kind of playground rule. For 15 minutes every hour, I get to hog the swings!

I will say, though, swing upside like that too much and you risk losing your lunch. Which isn't nearly as cool as it was when you were a kid. "Dude! You are so hardcore!"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just in case

Safety is job 1 when you are a toddler. That's what he'd have you believe anyway.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Competitive Whining

In dealings with small children and animals, it helps to have a good sense of humor.

Friday, October 16, 2009

WTB Epic Trombone

One man's "biting off more than one can chew" is another's "ambition".
My daughter is a first year band student, and thwarting all expectations, she chose the trombone.
I couldn't be more proud.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ctrl V pancakes

When you have a good pancake making day, you can't let it go to waste!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rain rain...go into my umbrella

I'm always impressed at how young children can find much more fun uses for mundane items than I can.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Jump jump

This may not be the proper technique for fluffing pillows and making the bed, but it's the one usually employed in our house.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hail the conquering hero!

I confess to being a complete Target lurker. I can manage to find some reason, at least 3 times a week, to go into the store, grab a drink from Stargetbucks, and scour the clearance areas. As a result, my son has become something of a store mascot. The ladies at the store love him. For a while, there was a bitter rivalry between one of the checkout ladies and one of the floor managers. They would fight over who got to fetch him free popcorn, a cookie from the bakery, stickers, etc.
So this image may be a *slight* exaggeration, but not by much.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Starwfight Club

The first rule of Strawfight Club: Don't get kicked out of the restaurant.
The second rule of Strawfight Club: Don't get kicked out of the restaurant.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

He burps, because he loves you.

Asia DeVinyl is a pin up goddess. She has style, grace, wit, humor. And patience with my barbarian horde.
Most dogs have some degree of gas. My dog, Danny is a champion belcher. You know you've been accepted into the clan when he casually strolls over, waits for you to pet him, and then belches like a trucker in your face. He's king of the "Buttercup". Asia, of course, was initiated into the family soon after we met. And she's still friends with me in spite of that dubious introduction. That , dear readers, is a true friend.
Check out Asia on: , Facebook, and MySpace.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tomatoes go boom.

Diablo 2 has consumed more of my life than I care to admit. Even now, it calls to me.
"You don't need to eat, or sleep. You need.... a WAYPOINT! Mwahahaha!"

Friday, October 2, 2009

Roz Math

Math is not my thing. I see formulas as some kind of ancient writing. Look at them too long, and strange things may happen. Old Ones could be awakened! Reality could dissolve into madness! My brain might hurt a little! Of course, I won't let my shortcomings keep me from helping a loved one with their homework.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Study break!

I am the worst kind of influence on a studying individual. Any perceived crack in the willpower to remain focused on accounting will be exploited.
"I hear it's good to take breaks while studying. You've been studying a solid ten minutes. I'm just saying."