Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lifetime motto

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.


How to: Be a Hero?

Get in a fight with the kindergarden teacher over parenting philosophies.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Today's Motto

Color my life with the chaos of trouble.

(and yes, the two are unrelated, but I can't help myself. although they both featured in the movie I watched last night. so yes, this is completely unoriginal. I need a sandwich and a nap.)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

How to: Drive a Person Mad

Stand beside them and repeat their name, Over, and Over, and Over, and Over and Over and Over and Over and Over again, in the form of a question. Add a hint of Whine.

(Mommehhh? mommehhhh? mommeehhh? mommehhhh? mommehhh? mommehhh?)

It works, it really does.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I look like a boy. This growing out my hair business isn't going as planned. Although it's refreshing to know that some people actually choose to have hair like this. Too bad they are all boys.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

To Do List

1. Make chili with bison meat
2. consistently eat enough to start working out again
3. find student card in order to register for school (20 days late)
4. study physics. especially incline planes.
5. make a cake with carrots, zucchini and apples. Make it taste delicious.
6. plan a parade
7. make myself some shirts
8. cut the kids' hair
9. start a graphic novel
10. go to the bank
11. book a flight to Chicago
12. organize my shoes
13. resist temptation: this applies to shopping, eating chips everyday, drinking before 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, hyperbolization, Not Going (to anything I said I would), and wearing tutus outside of my house.
14. Limit list making


Home cooked meals (i.e., making and eating dinner Every Night).

Number of nights in a row: 6

Flashback to 2002-2007 when I:
1. had a garden and made all my food from scratch
2. managed my finances too closely
3. ate three meals a day (plus snacks)
4. was in the business of growing babies from my body
5. watched TV
6. had boobies
7. worried
8. lived on an island
9. thought way way too much about cloth diapers
10. didn't stay up past 9:30 p.m.
11. drank milk
12. didn't drink coffee
13. had a religion: pizza EVERY SINGLE Friday Night.
14. was undoubtably a better person

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Things Found

I'll do anything you ask and more.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

sunday experiments

7:30 a.m.:
Teaching Lew to pee in the potty.

It's not going to work.

Keeping him diaper-less and telling him he's not allowed to pee on the floor.

9:15 a.m.
I quit.

So instead, Lew put on some high heels and we watched Pride and a diaper.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Europe Round #2 highlights

My best bits of Rome and Sicily:
1. the Full Moon
2. the coldness of the roman fountains, climbing in them (I saw 22 of the 3000) and drinking the water they had to offer
3. the TV antennas that lined the rooftops
4. that I wore high heals most of the time
5. that the conference was open air
6. the blazing heat
7. getting my palm read (I will have one, maybe two, children)
8. Wine: all the time
9. taking a nap in the Oldest Church in Rome on Sunday morning
10. The big huge waves on the Sicilian beach and throwing my body into them
11. the bombed-out nature (from the second world war) of Palermo
12. breakfast on the roof
13. cockroaches in the streets
14. the silly grown men I was traveling with and their silly jokes
15. the food: the very underdone pasta, the fresh figs, the pastries, the coffee, the "meat" balls.
16. missing my babies so much that I almost stole other peoples'
17. cityscapes at night and night photography
17. the plane ride home
18. all the little boys that jumped into my bed and kissed me this morning

Thursday, September 10, 2009

notes from abroad

fuck europe. i wanna go home.
true story.