Hound Dog!

You missed seeing me wear my black mini skirt today.
Got whistled at by someone in a truck while walking with my friend and her 18 month old!
Silly. I of course didn’t notice but my friend told me.
The man gives a whole new meaning to whistle while you work.

Translate This!

My friend forgot her Twitter account info. She clicked on “reset password” and a link was sent to her email. The whole email was written in Spanish, a security precaution her son had set up. They are English and Chinese. Too funny!

Amazingly we were able to use the Spanish form and reset her credentials, in English UK this time. I guess we are so used to filling out these forms, we can do them in any language. Gracias Internet!


Look Again

My niece asked what descriptive video meant. You know those commercials that appear on the TV.

My other niece replied: “duh, it’s for deaf people!”

dercribed video

Lesson? Don’t talk about blind and/or deaf people with authority in your voice unless you are one or know one real well. Ridiculous!

Described Video describes the scene on the TV in more detail giving a more meaningful experience to the LISTENER! …Ideally


Straight as piss

We all had to pee in an empty pickle jar when I was young. We were on a long trip In a winter storm and my dad wanted to make “good time” (a guy thing, like not asking for directions).  All the girls agreed that the bottle neck was cold. Except my 75 year old grandmother. She could pee in a straight line standing up. Bulls eyed right into the pickle jar while in a moving vehicle! Talk about a hidden talent.

It skips a generation apparently. Haven’t seen such control until Hailey had to go number 1 in a park with no facilities. Instead of creating a seat with my arms, as moms are apt to do, my 5 year old said she doesn’t need such childish assistance. She stood and peed in a straight line down into the grass. Not a drop on her legs!

Straight as piss as they say in the Mel Brooks 1979 film Blazing Saddles.

Her grandmother would have been proud. I know I was. No penis envy for that kid.



Mom Rules!

Hailey peed in a cup because I said she couldn’t come out of her room again tonight 🙂
She thought she had outsmarted me. It turns out she got her sister instead when the next day Catherine came running with toothpaste hanging out of her mouth yelling about how she thinks she was rinsing her mouth out with the cup of pee!
She wasn’t but I let her believe she did for a bit. 🙂
A mother has to have some fun.

Help me! I’m Tucked!

I bought one of those weighted blankets. It weighs 15 pounds. Getting tucked in is no longer a problem. Getting untucked to get out in the morning is an ordeal. Talk about being stuck under the covers all day.

weighted blanket

Lesson? Get one! We all have a heavy load to bare. Why not get one for real?

Who wouldn’t want to be literally stuck under the covers? Great hiding spot and ultra comfortable. It’s like being permanently held.


This Won’t Hurt!

You remember on the Carroll Burnett show when Tim Conway plays a dentist and stabs himself with the Novocain numbing needle?
I was holding Catherine as a baby before her shot and said “don’t worry. this won’t hurt a bit.”  Dr. Eisman missed and shot himself in the thumb. I said to Catherine “see, I told you it wouldn’t hurt!”
Not kidding! True story. I was deadpan when I told her “see I told u it wouldn’t hurt”. He was shocked and said he couldn’t believe he missed her arm. I lost it and had the giggles the rest of the appointment.
Too bad Catherine was too small to remember but I know the Dr. remembers. It was the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen! The man never smiles and this had him so puzzled, he just couldn’t understand how he missed.  He missed her arm entirely. I lost it and still to this day giggle thinking about it!