Feb 25, 2009

Overheard

A little background-- Mia just bought herself a new headband, which has become the prized possession du jour around here. Somehow, it inspired this conversation this morning:


Mia: Hey Sam, you wanna know something? If Nate was a baby girl, and when he grew up if Mommy didn't have enough money for a new headband, I would have to give him mine.

(pause)

Sam: And then you would die?

Mia: (disgusted) No...Boy, do you have a lot to learn. (stomps off)

Poor Sam. Welcome to a lifetime of not understanding women. Good luck with that buddy.

Feb 13, 2009

Pay it Forward... kind of

OK, I saw this on my sister-in-law's blog, and I'm actually going to be bloggy and do it:


The first 5 people to respond to this post will receive something made by me to you. My choice. Made especially for you. Of course there are some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It will be done sometime this year.
4. You have no clue what it will be... it may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a masque. I may draw or paint something. I may bake something and mail it to you. who knows? not you, that's for sure.
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch is that you must re post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on their blog.

The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did will win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!! Oh and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!!


Disclaimer: I'm mostly interested in this because I have an actual resolution to make all the gifts I give away this year. No, I'm not kidding, and yes, apparently I am that masochistic. I'm just looking for some extra motivation to be a little more creative. But I'm never really comfortable with things that force someone else do something, so.... I don't really care if you do this yourself or not (even though I know that kind of negates the whole point). Basically, if you're interested in getting creative this year then go for it, but if you just want a free something made by me, that's cool too.

UPDATE: Congrats to Arnold, Katy, Courtney, Dan, and Jen! I've been thinking about some ideas and I can't wait to get started. Let's just say it involves puffy fabric paint, glitter, appliques, and lots of feathers! Here's a prototype:

I bet you all can't wait for your personalized perma-boa sweatshirt! Yeah for crafts!


OK seriously, I'll think of something cool. Look for it in the mail sometime between now and December 31st!

And the TOADY goes to....

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Barbie!



http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/pressreleases/toadywinner.html

"Mattel didn't respond to our request for comment, but reached at her home in Irvine, Texas, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Barbie said, 'Take that, Bratz! I beat out a $350 toy gas guzzler and a stationary trike hooked up to a TV. Thanks to all my friends at Mattel - I wouldn't be here without them.'"



Congratulations for sucking Mattel. You deserve it!

Feb 11, 2009

Blackmail

I just know Mia is going to hate me for this in about 10 years, but for now, try not to die laughing.

video

And in case you're interested, here are the lyrics:

If we believe in our heart, and we need to start
If the world can believe, the world can believe
The place we've never been
If we work together we're getting this done
Helping the planet work
We need to get it finished
Help me to survive our planet--We'll get it done
It's not ours, we need to get it done
Help it, if you survive the rest of your life
Help me


And then I had to stop filming and go laugh my head off in the other room.

Feb 8, 2009

2009 TOADYS!

From the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood:


On February 15, the Toy Industry Association will gather to present their TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. But first, in honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its inaugural TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the worst toy of the year. From thousands of toys that promote violence and/or precocious sexuality to children and push branded entertainment at the expense of children’s play, CCFC has sele
cted five exceptional finalists. Who will win the dreaded TOADY? It’s up to you.

Vote here! Voting is open until February 11 and the winner will be announced on February 12, 2009.

(BTW, I voted for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Barbie. How about you?)

Seriously?

Feb 3, 2009

And We're Back!

OK seriously what just happened? I woke up and it's February...2009. I'm not not sure what became of December 2008 (but whatever we did, I bet it was amazing, and way better than what anyone else did, and our kids probably didn't fight,whine, or complain at all), and who knows about January (pretty sure I was drunk most of the time...on love, of course). I'll have to hold off on a full recap of the last 2 months for now, since I don't have access to all the pictures of us looking super cute doing all the incredibly fun things we've been busy doing. Bummer. Suffice it to say that a lot of stuff happened and then some more stuff happened, and then we said some stuff, and then we watched some stuff on TV, and now it's February. Whew! No wonder I haven't had time to blog. But I've turned over a new leaf, and have resolved to not only blog more, but also to install every possible gadget, widget, whoozit, and whatsit on my blog that I can find. Any ideas to start with? My other resolutions for 2009 that have kept me pretty busy are:

  1. Avoid yelling at my kids until after 10 AM.
  2. Not to join Facebook (sorry, you're just going to have to be friends with me in Real Life).
  3. Use macrame in more of my decorating.

And speaking of fine art, anyone else catch Wife Swap last week? Is Stephen Fowler not the most despised man in the country right now? The producers of that show are either brilliant or unbelievably lucky- within just 2 weeks of George W Bush moving out of the White House, they've brought us a new American Villain, except he's British. Even better! Can't wait to blame this guy for everything, from the War in Iraq to why my house is a mess
. But for now, the kids are home from school, so it's back to being the perfect mom for me, which I'll blog all about in another 6 months or so, give or take a couple of years.