Monday, July 24, 2006

Update...and Fun with Toddlers...

So remember how I posted that I was going to buy a car? Well. I didn't. I DID go test driving, but the sales guy just wouldn't show me anything in my price range ($15,000. HELLO??? shouldn't have been that hard.) So I left. Which is just sad, since I had every intention of walking away with a car that day. Oh well. The plan now, is to look up in Washington State when E and I visit in August. Everything's cheaper up there anyway. Then my dad will drive it the 15 hours down to my house. My dad's cool.

Now on to fun with toddlers...climbing on kitchen tables. That's fun. Immediately obeying mom when she says "get down". That's fun too...until you lose your balance and fall from the chair and hit your head on another chair on the way down. (Go figure he immediately did what I said...he almost never does it THAT quick.) That part wasn't too fun. There was much screaming. And then? None. He got very quiet. Eerily quiet. He stayed awake until I was done icing the bump...but I couldn't keep him up any longer. So we went to the ER. It was his first trip there and I cried the whole way. He didn't even wake up when I put him in his carseat. Or when I tickeled his feet and pulled on his toes. I was freaking out.

As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, he wakes up and starts talking and pointing, and acting like himself. Then I kind of felt stupid for even bringing him. But we still went in just to be sure that everything was cool. And it was. He actually ended up having a very good day.

It's all fun and games until someone falls of the table.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Weekend 'o fun

Tomorrow night I'm going to channel my inner Latina and get my Salsa on.

Saturday I'm going to the wonderful place that is Costco. Also? Buying a new car. YAY!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Breakin' Dreams and Cardboard Ecstasy...

Sometimes when I tell people stories about my college days, they don't believe me. My best friend (and partner-in-crime), we'll call her Mini-Mod (or M for short). That is her street/breakin name. Mine is Tru-Loc. At one point we even had psuedo matching t-shirts that we both got from a thrift store, that had those names on them. We were AWESOME!!! What am I talking about??? We totally still are. But now it's a slightly more grown up brand of awesome.

We had a seriously kick-ass apartment in college. It was huge for the price we were paying. Our dining room table was made from a front door that my brother (who is a second degree blackbelt) kicked down and cinder blocks. You had to sit on the floor to use it. We had lots of dinner parties on it. I also had a lap dance on it (but that's a whole other story).

In this apartment, there were hideous fluorescent lights. To battle the tackiness of it all, we draped fabric from the ceiling to soften the light and kind of hide them. It looked great! It complimented the corner that we had hung carpet and fabric remnants on the walls. And in that corner sat a very cool stool that we fondly refered to as Gregory Abbott. You might know him as the guy who sang "Shake you Down" (at least that's what I think the song was called.) We also has a couch named Bob (Marley) and a loveseat named Rufus (Wainright). We were very big into naming inadimate objects. My car's name was Leon.

But that's not really the part that people don't believe. It's the fact that I co-starred in a movie called "Breakin Dreams, Cardboard Ecstasy". As you may have figured out from the title, it IS in fact a break-dancing movie. Starring me, Tru-Loc, the whitest of whiteys. And Mini-Mod, who is a pocket-sized person. Oh, M also wrote, directed and was the camera- girl for it.

This all took place the summer that M was taking a film class, and we shared a paper route. We made a bunch of other movies, and they were pretty much all shot at 3 in the morning while were were working. In one of the movies, I had to "hit" M with my car. I think we did something like 20 different takes from different angles. I also played the neighborhood trapeze artist in that same move, where I pulled a Milli Vanilli to that Carpenters song...the one about birds, but I don't know what it's actually called....why do birds suddenly appear....

That summer I had 2 other jobs. One of them was working at a vetrinary clinic, also with M, where we got to clean out animal cages and play with the doggies. We also sterilized the surgery rooms...where it wasn't uncommon to see animal parts...that was kind of gross. Ok. REALLY gross. The other job was Jack in the Box. It wasn't that interesting.

I think that's enough rambling for today.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Two words

"More cheese" and "the. ball."
Ethan has been right on time or early for every baby milestone except for talking. He was a little behind the curve on that one (my theory is that was a result of the fluid in his ears...). But he said his first word- "bubbles" about a month ago and he's just been increasing his vocabulary daily. He's going to start talking back any day now!

Yesterday, when I picked him up from daycare, he ran to give me a hug just like every other day then pointed to a ball and plain as day said "the. ball." HE PUT TWO WHOLE WORDS TOEGETHER!!! But that's nothing compared to what he said at lunch: "More cheese" that's really no suprise that he wanted more cheese (the boy doesn't mess around when it comes to food) but he asked for more! Maybe it's just because I'm his mom, but I think that's pretty amazing.

Oh, he also says "please."