|It's always nice when |
siblings get extra
The Party and the kids got me a Kindle Fire and a North Face jacket. They were both just what I wanted. I was guaranteed to get what I wanted since I specifically said "This is what I want." I take that back. I have said that before and not gotten what I wanted because someone thought I didn't really mean it. How much more clear can I be? Do I actually have to say the words "and I mean it" in order to be believed? Why would I lie? Am I trying to trick someone into getting me the wrong gift?
Anyhoo, I digress. I was figuring that since people are all busy this week with holiday stuff and kids, I would just share some random thoughts in small chunks so you could stop at any point and not feel you were missing the end of a story. If you choose to abandon ship mid-sentence, however, I really can't help you. I have color-coded for your enjoyment.
|MO: He said what about my ass?|
JS: Uh uh uh, ummm, I meant I
just don't think your ass is small.
MO: Where is my stun gun?
As an update, the Congressman said that he was merely trying to say the government shouldn't tell people what they should eat. He did also say he would contact the First Lady to apologize. I bet she can't wait for the call. Also, as an aside, I don't think Michelle Obama is trying to get laws enacted that say what you can and can't eat. I think she is just trying to make known what healthy eating looks like and what ways we can go about achieving that. Seems like a pretty good initiative to me. Personally, I am lobbying to have her get cheese fries added to the food pyramid (or whatever shape they are using these day). Loud whistle and sharp smack for Sensenbrenner. Find something important to rally against.
I like and dislike Winter Break. I like the whole holiday, festive thing. Gifts are always good too. It's nice not to have to rush around to a million activities and to see more of my kids and The Party. I even like entertaining and cooking (more in theory than execution, but I'll keep it in the plus column). I dislike my kids annoying the crap out of each other and me for no good reason. I dislike how much it costs me when people are home day after day. I dislike how long it takes to get ready for company and then clean up after. The fun should last longer than the prep and wrap-up. I like going to other people's houses for celebrations because it's easier, but I dislike when they don't have the food that I want them to have. I think people should serve what I would have made at my house, so I don't have to make it. I dislike that Winter Break is in the winter and therefore it's kind of cold. I don't know why, but I was surprised yesterday when it was freezing f-ing cold!! I know it's December, but still.
|That is just quality humor|
I really still do not get the beauty of The Twitter. What I do now understand about it though is that the die-hard Twitter peeps will completely mock you and think you are a loser if you don't understand/get the whole hash mark(#) thing. So, of course I really cannot comment on some stuff there without appearing hopelessly dorky and old. If you are a Twitter lover, please do not run back over there and get people to gang up on me. Further - # - is a pound sign, not a hash mark. What the F does "hash mark" really mean anyway? And another thing, 140 characters is not enough to conduct a real conversation back and forth since the name of who you are responding to counts towards the number of characters you can use. See, you are already confused too and don't see what's so fun about The Twitter either. I could go on, but I know most of you got lost around the second sentence and are now dozing.
|You will notice these treats|
are surrounded by fruit
because they are both equally
good for you.
In January I will have been blogging for a year. So far I think it has been going pretty well. Nobody has yelled at me or called me names or begged me to stop jamming up the interweb with my nonsense. I did get slightly admonished when I guest posted for Rants for Mommyland when I said something about boys acting brain damaged around breasts. Apparently "brain damaged" is not PC. I don't want to point out (but I will) the real problem isn't my description, but rather male behavior. Either way, Rants from Mommyland was super nice to have me over to play. It is a very fun blog - give it a look-see.
My biggest help, and likely the reason I have any readers at all (besides my mom), is Stark.Raving.Mad.Mommy. She is a giant, super-size helping of awesomesauce. She has made sure that I am on track and gives me lots of suggestions. SRMM has also introduced me to most of the other bloggers I know (for real and in Cyberland). She is funny and smart and you should totally be reading her blog and all the other fun stuff she writes for Redbook on-line and Nickmom.com.
I of course will again thank Pregnant Chicken. PC designed my logo and banner for me out of the goodness of her heart just because she couldn't bear for me to look so amateurish. I love love love it!!!
I will probably think of more people I should be thanking after I post this, so be on the lookout for updates. I of course want to thank everyone who reads and comments and fools around with me on the blog and Facebook. I am having so much fun!! My faith in mankind has been restored knowing that the world is filled with other smartasses who are willing to cross the line into bad taste for a good joke. xo