Friday, December 19, 2008

I am in IT after all, cut me some slack

I will freely admit to have a geeky streak [in fact I think I just did that yesterday, but anyway]. Holy hell if this little guy didn't just knock my socks off. Well, I don't actually wear socks, but you know what I mean.

I love this. SRSLY.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Meme: Things I love A-Z

So I read a site where they were doing a meme wherein you list 10 things you love that begin with one letter and since I’m SUCH a loser that no one will ever tag me for a meme I thought I would just tag myself. But screw that one letter crap; I could never decide which one. So, one thing for each letter, plus I have little ones and the alphabet seems good and learny.

A) Austin. My boy, not the city. Not that there’s anything wrong with the city it’s a very nice city, I just, oh forget it. Moving on.

B) Bananas. I really, really love bananas. Eat one every day with breakfast. And I mean EVERY DAY. If I miss a day, or gods forbid two, I start to go a little buggy and have to get my ass to the grocery store.

C) Curry. Loves me some Indian food. I actually prefer Chicken Mahkni but I already have something for M. Wait chicken starts with C. Um, I’m not very good at this. Oh, I need to change my answer to chocolate. No, cupcakes! Fuck, why is everything about food?

D) Disneyland. You either agree or you don’t. Let’s not get into the Great Disney Discussion.

E) Enlightenment. I just realized I should have said Buddha for B.

F) Food. This is actually more of a love/hate kinda thing [cringe], but that’s a post for another day. I have issues.

G) Gnarls Barkley. Smiley Faces, The Last Time, Crazy and Charity Case to name a few.

H) Houseplants. I can’t explain this one without sounding like a pathetic Martha wannabe, so, yeah.

I) Internet. Seems obvious, but I honestly can’t imagine my life without it. I mean the other day at dinner we were arguing about whether Bobby Hatfield was still alive, only we couldn’t remember his name, so we kept calling him the guy from the Righteous Brothers that isn’t Bill Medley. I got frustrated and left the table to go to the computer to look it up and settle it once and for all. [He’s dead.] Another possible answer for I is Ikea. See D above if you disagree, same concept holds true here.

J) Johnny Depp. I don’t have to explain this one do I? Jack Johnson, too. I can’t possibly pick just one here.


L) Lady of the Lake. A great store in Temecula, CA. Lots of spiritual books and new agey paraphernalia.

M) Maya. My first born, named in part for Maya Angelou who always inspires me to be a better person.

N) Nightmare Before Christmas. [sigh] Once again, if you don’t agree, let’s just agree to disagree.

O) Orange Blossoms. The smell and the memories it brings back. Maybe someday I’ll post a picture of my tattoo.

P) Pineapple. This is one of those foods that can make me orgasm a little bit. Unfortunately it also gives me diarrhea. [Sorry, you probably would have preferred I said Pearl Jam or pandas.]

Q) Quilts. My mom and I used to sew together and we were on a quilt kick for a while. Now I just buy ‘em.

R) Ray LaMontagne. Wow I’m really taking the easy way out listing singers I like. But this guy is awesome. I swear. This list is all music and food. I obviously have my priorities in order. My food related answer for R would be rice. [The following is not an official video.]

S) Squirrel Nut Zippers. The best of the 90’s swing bands. This is the last music reference, I think, maybe.

T) Tattoos. I have three. My husband has too many to count.

U) Uh...

V) Varekai. Okay, I’m cheating here; I really like Cirque du Soleil in general. Some of these are really freaking hard.

W) Working. Not working itself so much. But having benefits and a paycheck is not to be taken for granted these days.

X) Xylophone. Oh come on, you try to think of something else that starts with X.

Y) Yoga. I’m too fat now, but I did it when I was younger and hope to go back to it someday. [Yes, I just claimed to be too fat to exercise. Don’t even try to argue with my brand of logic.]

Z) Zoo. Specifically the San Diego Zoo. I love that place as much for their amazing plants and trees as the pandas.

About the Meme: If you read this and like the idea consider yourself tagged. There are no rules.

Only 7 days 'til Christmas

...or so I've been told about a thousand times by the girlchild.

Cementing my geek status I hereby proclaim my love for BnL. And since we seem to be all music all the time over here at Unsweet Mama this week I submit for your listening pleasure a selection from their Barenaked for the Holidays CD/MP3 thingy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My shoes are making that squishy sound when I walk

Raining again today. The college campus I work at is getting a bit swimmy. I wear crocs with no socks everyday of the world but now my tootsies are half froze. Maybe tomorrow I'll actually wear boots or something. I do have a pair. They are older than my daughter, and half as old as me come to think of it.


I tend to get fixated on songs I like a lot. Today it's this Jason Mraz number. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Maybe, just maybe, I spend too much time watching Noggin and PBS Kids with the boy, but I really, really enjoy this song.

Are you Scared? Join the Afraid Parade! from Kelsey Friday on Vimeo.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away

It’s raining. A LOT. This is likely insignificant to a good portion of the world but here in Southern California it happens rarely enough that I could not find my umbrella. Okay, maybe that just proves I’m a slob more than it proves how rarely it rains, but nonetheless, it’s raining, a lot, and has been all night and morning. What the hell?

The dirt road we live on turns into a river of mud in the rain, so I’m over it already. I try to find a positive angle and the best I can come up with is that at least I won’t have to water the trees for a few days. It only occurred to me a few years ago that it’s odd that I live in a place where trees only live long and prosper if they are tended by humans. If a tree dies, it usually means the property owner has left and stopped watering it. When my aunt in Montana said something about a tree in her backyard dying because it had exhausted its life expectancy (she didn’t use those exact words), the concept all but knocked me over. A tree could die of old age.

But back to the rain... Like I said, it doesn’t happen a hell of a lot around here. In fact in Austin’s 2.5 years of life it has probably only rained a handful of times. This morning on the way to school/work he was saying things like “there’s water EVERYWHERE!” and “Sun, where ARE you?” The second being very sing-songy and adorable.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Like Chocolate for Presents

TODAY’s fortune cookie reads:


It fails to mention that said inheritance won’t occur until I’m 65 or so. My parents are very healthy. Damn it. Kidding! Hi mom. Love you.

Speaking of mom, the woman has everything and room for nothing, so she’s usually difficult to buy for. But this year I lucked out and found three wonderful things for her. I’m so excited! Problem is my step-dad is still hard to buy for and I’ve only gotten him one thing so far. Is buying nice chocolate that I know he will like enough to even things up?

Monday, December 1, 2008

And so it begins...

Sunday night was time for the annual Torture the Children with a Christmas Card Photo Shoot.

Sometimes, like their mother for some unknown reason, my kids look stoned in photos.

This one would have been the winner, but uh, yeah.