Friday, December 19, 2008
anyway, i decided I needed to resurrect my EXPOSE FOR THE DAY column....
so here it is....
I am incredibly good at doing really stupid things...i mean REALLY stupid!!! I am surprised to this day that I am even alive at times....
case number one: while running in DC, i run into an unknown park area, run smack into a drug deal, and then hop into a strangers car who promises to take me to my hotel....HELLO?!?!?! how DUMB AM I?
case number two: while in a river running and safety course, i am riding in an inflatable kayak with another girl, i decide in the spur of the moment that I am strong enough to pull us both upstream against rapids and grab onto a rope held by a man on land. I fly out of the kayak only to have the rope wrap around my neck and strangle me under water....i am not lying...this is how dumb i really am...i seriously thought that i could pull my body, this other girls body, AND the boat against rapids? HAHAHAHHAHA
and finally case number three: while in the middle of the forest in france with climbing friends, we meet some random english guys who invite us to go "sleep in the forest" rather than in a hotel room. we decide this sounds like fun, wander into the woods with a bunch of strangers and SOMEHOW end up NOT BEING MURDERED OR ROBBED!!!!
so it is time i do a bit of evaluating....i am DUMB, it is pretty obvious when i actually had ten to fifteen of these incidents i could have written on here, and had to narrow it down to three.......here's hoping the next 26 years of my life are full of smarter decisions.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sometimes you know you are simply in the right place at the right time when you wander into one of the few United Colors of Benetton stores in the country and......everything is 50% off that day!
I usually have serious buyers remorse, but honestly man....i just can't feel guilty about that splurge.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Mama is heading to capitol!!
One week in the nation's capitol is sounding more and more appealing, and luckily I have a reason to go. Mike is giving a talk at the international Neuroscience conference so I though I would throw on the ole cheerleader outfit and root him on!!! hahaha, ah not really, but i certainly threatened to quite a bit. anyway, I have a free place to stay, a bunch of free museums to see, and a nice boy to see them with...hopefully izzy wont have a nervous breakdown.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I had quite the time trying to decide on what pics to put up here...there are BILLIONS!! this purse won me over cuz it was $20 I love these earrings-plus about three hundred other pair....i just love the thought that these are one of a kind....and someone dreamed up these little danglers
I have never seen this before...it is called a scarflette....i am pretty out of the loop, but i think this is adorableAnd of course, someone out there HAD to make a mosaic of the TEXAS state flag.....weird....but i thought since i was so hard on texas the other day i would post this pic......
Thursday, August 7, 2008
but i do think parenting is perhaps the most important thing you can do, and doing it well is extremely underrated. So to all you parents out there, way to make the lifelong commitment to being good to your kids
This story really epitomizes what good parenting can do....and what bad parenting can do as well
try not to cry...i dare you!
Friday, August 1, 2008
so naturally skinny girls, honestly....we love to look at you, you look great and way to go lucking out on the gene pool there, but no one really wants to know about how you hate that you sometimes shop in the kids department.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
To all my devoted fans out there.....the whole three of them the time has arrived....NO LONGER am i that hippie friend who refuses to embrace technology with her compost piles, no TV, soy milk, and no internet!!! cross that last one off your list (guess i got a lot of work to do before i am officially not a liberal/hippie/feminist.....anyway......so in complete and utter celebration of the world wide web entering my home....i spent the last hour on perezhilton.com learning about all of madonna's indiscretions.....and i uploaded almost everything that has happened in the past few months in pics......prepare to be pic overloaded!!! YAY. of course i am lousy at the whole uploading pics....so here they are, in no particular order.
check out the two loves of my life!!!! izzy the dog, and michael the boy.
Izzy's first swim....and no, i did not name her after the terrible character on greys anatomy!!! NO TV PEOPLE!!!!!! she looks soggy, and she was not too happy that we threw her in!! but she got us back by eating four shoes.....all from different pairs....aaaah dogs
mike and i, in the arch....tender moments right here for the WWW to see....i feel so open and vulnerable
people kept warning me a puppy is like a child(i know you moms are just laughing hysterically to that notion...but for me..this is HUGE)....although my puppy is only 7 months old...and she is already potty trained(how many of your babies can do that?!)....and i can lock her in the back yard for five hours and no one calls family services
she already knwos how to sit, shake, lay down, and strike a profile pose....ready for the dog park and the run way
Druid arch in canyonlands.....beautiful...just dont get lost like we did...turned 11 miles into 15...whoops
thats the end!!! turns out i really didnt have THAT many pics....i just dont really take that many pics to begin with...but hey now that i have the internet i will try to keep them coming
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
it may be awhile but i will get them up there. This next month brings weddings and trips as well, so hopefully lots of pics!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
This is my nephew, who will remain nameless cuz i would feel weird putting any info about him online without my brother's permission. He was about four when this next conversation took place:
nephew: "mom, should we talk to our doctor?"
mom: "well, sure, we should always talk to our doctor"
nephew: "Yeah but shouldnt we talk to him immediately?"
mom:" hmmm......well i mean, that depends on if we are sick, if we are sick we should definitely talk to our doctor immediately"
nephew: "yes, but shouldnt we talk to our doctor immediately if we experience a rrrection that lasts more than four hours?"
Ok moms, daytime TV (probably the sesame street channel) taught my nephew the word erection.....what are you letting your kids watch?? hahahahah, just kidding...im no moming expert, but i do think that story is HILARIOUS
Thursday, May 1, 2008
PS- i know, i am a mean person who is judging someone i dont even know and i am probably going to hell.....but i cant deny this any longer...i will not be a slave to drew's whiny/romantic comedy crap any longer
Monday, April 21, 2008
the danjanoviches (both of you girls, except stephanie who is now private...meany)
camie (well i used to, again private)
those are really just the ones i go and look at regularly(and i know i forgot a ton)......if you are reading this, i have probably read yours too!! though, if not....hey cool, i am being blog stalked...im not the only one doing the stalking...drop me a note and i will blog stalk you as well!
Friday, April 18, 2008
.....you are considering buying this backpack, even though you dont have kids.....
ISNT IT CUTE?!?!? I was thinking, i have nieces and nephews right......they dont actually live near me, but i could take up babysitting. Dont worry, i have packs for my future dog too, so when we go backpacking, he can carry his own food! ( i dont own a dog yet, but soon)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I pride myself on good movie tastes...my favorites are things like Coen brothers films, royal tenenbaums, life is beautiful, last king of scotland, once, juno.....mainly indie films that are very dark, passionate, thought provoking, and well contrived...
this weekend while my boyfriend was away i rented high school musical two...and watched it TWICE!!!! i couldnt get enough, so i went and rented one the next day!!!! It was pretty embarrassing in the line at blockbuster with HS1 one day after i had rented HS2..... i dont care if i am way too old for him, but zac efron is such a dream boat i could DIE!!! (oh and HS2- WAY better than HS1). SUch a guilty pleasurel, but DAMN those tunes are catchy!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
At 18 they kick you out as a camper, but fortunately for me and all other perpetual kids, you can always volunteer. The past few years I have been lucky enough to be program director...specifically in charge of FUN.....
I cant help when the snow starts melting to start thinking about camp fires, skits, and pranks...I needed to dedicate a blog to it, cuz all i can think about is karoake night, the annual camp-wide waterfight, and late nights playing poker with the camp docs.
****WARNING**** some of these pics are SCARY! At camp, make-up and sometimes showering kind of fall by the wayside....so be prepared, things may get ugly and may be inappropriate for children.
talia(my co-director) and My annual grape stuffing contest....i always lose....but i have been practicing so this is my year
the camp sleeze (a dirty, messy relay race of sorts) yes, that is my real hair...took a couple of hours to get that back to normal
And of course I have to give a schpeel about volunteering...if you have any talents (yoga, cheerleading, dancing, mt biking, ANYTHING) you feel you could contribute and would like to come to camp for a day....or the whole week visit this site and fill out an application: