Monday, March 28, 2011

what goes on inside my head

*does anyone else think of Captain Hook from Peter Pan when they hear the phrase "by hook or by crook"?

*I do not understand the button-down/dress pants/sneakers look. Is that like the businessman's dresscode version of a mullet? business up top, party on the floor? or perhaps it's in case of a zombie invasion at the used-car dealership?

*the way ladies stand on the red carpet (with their legs crossed) makes them look like they have to pee

*I usually end up singing through the alphabet at least twice when I'm alphabetizing something

*why do divided plates only have 3 sections? what if I have more than 3 foods that I don't want to touch each other?

*every time I eat sausage for breakfast, I HAVE to have orange juice with it. I crave it. What's that about?

*why don't bibs have sleeves? or even legs? there should be full-coverage bibs so you can just wash the face and hands, pop off the bib and there's your kid all neat and clean

*a brand new box of crayons is super exciting

*while I love the magazine and some of the neat ideas in it, the first thought that crosses my mind when I see the cover of Martha Stewart Living is "overachiever"

*I can't see a bag of marshmallows without thinking of Homestar Runner

* I still get excited when the opening credits start rolling for any of the old-school cartoons (Looney Tunes, Mickey Mouse, Rescue Rangers, Ducktales, TMNT, Jetsons, Flintstones...)

*the epitome of optimism is best portrayed by candy makers. If ever there was a product that wasn't good for you, that's it, yet the makers excel at pointing out the best traits. Twizzlers? Fat Free! Raisinets? antioxidant rich! Snickers? protein! Gummy worms? fruit juice! ice cream? calcium!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, little man!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear baybeeeeeeeee
Happy Birthday to you!

My little man is one year old today.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

in anticipation of "Pretend You're Irish" Day

This is one of my favorite blessings, my Momma has this prayer on a magnet that's been hanging on her fridge for a long time. I always think of her when I see or hear this blessing. 
(This is an original piece of artwork that can be found here.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You might be a mother if:

-you've ever finished a meal and realized that YOU were the only person you didn't feed.
-snacktime is your favorite time because everybody's quiet and happy and you get to eat
-you've ever blamed your own noxious gases on your child's "dirty diaper"
-you critique the plot holes in their favorite cartoon because it's the only form of logic you get during the day
-you're not ashamed to give yourself the same bedtime as the kids
-you have picked the hair/dust/crumbs off of a fallen piece of food and given it back to your child
-you color and paint just as much as your children do because it's an excellent form of stress-relief
-you automatically check the floor around your feet before you move so you don't step on anyone
-you think that baby shampoo is one of the best smelling things ever
-you smother one child in kisses, and then go find your other kid(s) to smother them too (just so you don't show any favoritism)
-sometimes you forget that not everyone is a mom and may not want to hear your sleep-deprivation woes and poop stories
-you have a stockpile of colorful headbands for those days when you don't get a shower before you have to run to the store/bank/post office
-you've ever stared at your child in wonder, not hearing a word she was saying to you because you couldn't stop thinking about how stinking cute she is

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Movies

hey, remember those NYRs I made? yeah, I almost didn't either. Needless to say, I watched two movies back to back last night and upheld my resolution with about 15 minutes to spare.

 My February color movie was "State Fair", which considering it's a musical I'm rather shocked I haven't already seen it. There aren't very many musicals I haven't seen! It was cute and pretty much exactly what I was expecting. I loved all of Margy's cute little dresses, tried hard not to judge the singing chick for her fake red hair, and pretended that it was feasible to fall in love in 3 days (although it did piss me off that Wayne was so upset his girlfriend couldn't go to the fair, forgets her as soon as he sets eyes on the redhead whom he pursues for the rest of the fair, and then when that doesn't work out he goes right back to Blondie as if nothing ever happened. Dude, have some integrity! jackwagon.)
Moving on.

One of the things I love about old movies is that even after the movie starts, you can still grab a soda or some popcorn because the credits go first, nothing happens during them, and they always take several minutes. oh, and did I mention that TCM rocks my socks off? I love that channel. I've recorded like 5 movies so far, lovely old movies that I can watch at my own leisure with no it.

My black and white February movie was "From Here to Eternity", which was nothing like I was expecting. I loved it, it was very well done with a solid plotline and (mostly) well-developed characters. It's funny that the iconic beach make-out session is what that movie has become known for and it takes up literally 5 seconds of  the movie and doesn't really have anything to do with the rest of the movie. (although Burt Lancaster's kinda ripped.) I can't really go into detail because I hate to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

In summation, if you like musicals and cutesy, mid-40's love stories--go rent "State Fair"! If you like black and white war movies with a romance and drama angle, get "From Here to Eternity".
I picked good ones this month, and I've already got my two in mind for March!