Dec 13 2007

PRICELESS WISDOM

My (I thought long-lost until recently!) friend Whitney is an adjunct English professor up in Washington. She recently had to endure grading masses of portfolios (as I understand it). She wrote down and emailed me a few of the gems, a couple of which I thought I’d share with you:

If we want people to not eat eachother, we should
give them food.
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Pirates of the Carribean: At Worlds End was long and
filled to the brim with plot threads. Nevertheless I
liked it. I could have liked it more though.
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Those plot threads are pesky little fuckers, aren’t they? Give me a good p0rn0 anyday!

And people are worried about the future of this country…

Dec 13 2007

A Diversion.

So, I told you all that I was knitting a hat for Cole, right? Did I say I finished it? It was done WEEKS ago. Did I show you a picture? I don’t think so… until now!

HO HO HO!

And I in my kerchief and Ma in her cap…

I’m pretty proud of it, particularly because it was my first successful attempt at knitting in the round (I tried before in elementary school with less than positive results and had been too scarred to try again until now). And it was fun! I may make some more next year!

And, finally, we have the first of many to come: a Christmas ornament made by Cole!

I love it and will cherish it forever.

(Oh- something funny/odd: My daycare provider gave me a “lucky money tree” two nights ago. It’s a really lovely bamboo in a pretty, asian-inspired vase. As I was driving it home, it tipped over. I rushed the rest of the way home and (after parking, of course) dove into the back to see how much water had spilled. It was a good bit, BUT I just happened to have a bowl back there and, when the vase tipped, the water had spilled almost ENTIRELY into the bowl. What luck! THEN, last night when I picked up Cole I was handed his workbook from that day. He was still playing around so I looked at it. I read every page, including the back cover, where I came across a sentence that said “If you read this by 12/14 I owe you $20.” I whipped my head up to find her husband standing there, holding out a $20 bill! SWEET! If only I could ALWAYS get paid for reading everything- I do it anyway! She told me that they had made bets with each other on which parents would read it, and that the two they guessed would (I was one) had and no one else (so far). I felt kind of bad taking the money until I remembered how much I pay them. Actually, they deserve it and I still feel kind of guilty. I guess it just means that I will have $20 more to spend on their christmas gift. But yeah- the “lucky money tree” wasn’t lying!)

Dec 13 2007

Nightmare.

Keep Bossy’s lovely daughter in your thoughts today…

I have very strong opinions about dogs with histories of violence. Quite basically, I don’t think they should be allowed to exist- I don’t care how nice they are to the people they “know.” They are animals, and generally stupid. Things like what happened to Bossy’s daughter (and my co-worker’s son, and my mother, and COUNTLESS OTHERS) should never be allowed to happen. This is not an area where I allow sentimentality.

We have concerns about Yoko. She doesn’t have a history of biting, but she is an aggressive dog in certain circumstances (she is also a fat lump in most circumstances). But the other day she was growling at Cole when he got close to her chew-bone, so much that I held her and yelled for John to come take Cole away. I guess I still just don’t totally trust her. I have concerns about when Cole becomes a shrieking, fast-running kid and all Yoko can see is PREY. It has kept me up at night.

I love Yoko, but if my concerns ever turn from Paranoia to something more substantial, she’s outta here. She will never be one of “those dogs.” I’d kill her myself first.

Dec 11 2007

Just One More!

Me and John at the Party:


MUCH better than last year…

Dec 11 2007

The party outfit that went with the new hair

These are the shoes.

I just can’t even begin to explain how much cuter they are in real life. The patent leather is really smooth (a pet-peeve of mine is wrinkly or wavy patent), the soles are leather, the insides are COMFY. I wore them all night and I think my walk back to the hotel room was more hindered by the copious amounts of wine and gin&tonics; I consumed than discomfort from the shoes. That’s shoe success, people.

I also loved the rest of my outfit. I had on long, flowy black pants, a b&w;, polka-dot, low-v neck blouse from BCBG (though my mom bought it for me at TJMaxx!), and sparkly, black necklace, bracelet, and earrings that I got at 70% off. It was a night of glamor and good deals! I was comfortable, appropriate, and felt kinda hott- a great combination.

Dec 11 2007

Freedom!

Yes. I did it. I cut off my hair.

As a reference, here is my hair a couple of weekends ago:What is with ALL THIS HAIR?!


And here is from my company party last Saturday:

Ok, I know it’s dark (still LOVE that picture though!). Here’s from this morning:


I think it looks a lot better in person, though I clearly still don’t really know what to do with it. My new hair and me; we haven’t quite hit our stride yet. But I like it. A lot. And I know we’ll be best friends.

(Me and the stylist, too. She was awesome!)

And I think it shaved a good 5 minutes off of my shower this morning!

Dec 06 2007

Bummed.

In other news, fantasies of creating the perfect, custom-fitted party dress have withered and died. Dress is no more. I will be furthering my descent into depression with a (most likely fruitless) shopping trip tonight. There is not enough scotch in the world…

But I have cute shoes. I bet if I cut my hair and wore those shoes I could go to the party naked and no one would notice. The shoes are really THAT cute.

Dec 06 2007

THANKS, Hannah!

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Dec 05 2007

No, REALLY

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Please help me, please.

Dec 05 2007

Boobies, Baby.

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