Monday, February 27, 2012

The Shins - Simple Song

Saturday, February 25, 2012

directionally challenged

I am lying awake trying to decide (if we replace the shitty fake wood floors in our house) should the planks run east/west or north/south. In the living room they absolutely must run east/west, but in the kids' rooms north/south is the only way to go. Is it acceptable to change directions from one room to another? Or within a room for that matter? These are the things that keep me up at night.

As I sat in the living room today, a lost and riderless horse ran northward not 10 feet in front of the window I was looking out of. This is not a metaphor. I live in the kind of neighborhood where all kinds of animals lose their way and end up in the wrong yard. Several Christmases ago it was another neighbor's emus. One summer there was a Texas longhorn in the middle of the road. That was before the ranch down the street was sold to housing developers. Today's horse had been spooked by some dogs - perhaps mine - and thrown its human. The girl is fine. The horse is still skittish. I wouldn't trust the thing with my child.

Friday, February 24, 2012

morning in late February

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Eric Hutchinson - Watching You Watch Him

K, fairly goofy video here, but I love Mr. Hutchinson enough to forgive him. To wit:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Leonard Cohen - Darkness

I ain't had much lovin' yet
but that's always been your call

Parts of this song make me chuckle to myself like a lunatic.

I caught the darkness baby
and I got it worse than you

Friday, February 17, 2012

I can see clearly now

I ordered my new glasses the same day I ordered Maya's. They took a few more days to get here for some reason and did so none too soon. I somehow managed to loose one of the lenses out of my old pair at work and I've been using them with one good eye and one soar and tired eye since Tuesday. I'm not sure yet if my frames suit me as well as Maya's do her, but I can see!

I can see so well that I need to go sweep the floor, I had no idea how gross it was. I also need to do my eyebrows. Maybe I'll just take the glasses off instead... Kidding. Maybe.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Zombie Valentine's

My husband, being the bad influence he is, has gotten me completely hooked on The Walking Dead. It's actually a really good show. Seriously.

Monday, February 13, 2012

hardware: phase 1

Glasses are go. Braces in 10 days and counting...

Frames are Bebe in Cherry Cola from 1800specs. $40 (including prescription lenses) plus processing and UV coating... $54 total. Gotta love the internet.

no more loose toof

The first baby tooth is gone (lower front, you can just barely see the empty space). Oh, and the glasses aren't real. He felt very left out that Maya got glasses and he didn't (poor baby has 20/20 vision), so I got him some costume glasses.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

yellow and gray

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I really am a dork

I've talked before about my first job at the movie theater I think... it was fun! Highly recommended for the teenagers. Anyway, from that part-time job and part-time college I eventually made my way to the exciting world of being an internet professional. Not like an online sexworker or anything... no I'm in the .edu realm.

Anyway anyway, the other day I was poking around on Etsy when I ran accross some old timey marquee letters -- the plastic kind we used waaaayyy back in the 1990s before marquees went all digital. I could not help myself and had to order a few. I couldn't find the right combo to spell my kids names or even get all our initials, so I decided to bridge the gap between that first job I had and the current internet age with all its abbrevs.

I give you my plastic marquee letter LOL:

Now -- where to hang it?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dentally Gifted

Boy oh boy, am I behind here. Long stories short: Maya will be getting dental braces and her first pair of eyeglasses this month. She's actually excited about both. I will post photos after all the hardware is in :)

Also on the tooth front, Austin has his first loose tooth. Mah baby is growing up [sniff]. He is not so excited about this development. His aunt who has been visiting for a couple weeks has dentures and when we told him that his teeth were starting to fall out, he sorta freaked the fuck out and thought he was going to have to get dentures like Auntie Debbie. I can laugh about it now. He's still not too sure about this whole baby tooth/permanent tooth thing though.

Back to Maya... as if braces and glasses weren't enough for one month, I got an email from her teacher about her "trouble with dandruff." In my response to him I stopped just short of telling him to mind his own fucking business and stick to his own goddamn job. And I copied the principal and the Special Ed counselor. I haven't gotten a response back yet... stay tuned!

PS. Again, not that it's any of his freaking business, we recently switched from one dandruff shampoo to another and the second one isn't working as well. We switched back, but it takes a couple days to clear up.