Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stuff I learned today:

1. JJ absolutely LOVES playschool (Mom's Morning Out program that he started this morning).

2. He also has a strange affinity for K-Mart.

3. Adding the weight of a two-and-a-half year old toddler to the front of a bicycle via a WeeRide makes a two-mile ride feel like twenty.

4. A gentle hand on the mechanism of an industrial-grade air compressor can blow bubbles long after the lungs of a 36-year-old woman fail - especially one who just biked the equivalent of 20 miles!

Monday, April 27, 2009


Have you seen the latest Toyota commercial? You know, the one with cars driving on an elevated road, passing billboards with model names on them... things like Camry's and Hybrid's.

That's a freakin' national campaign, Toyota! Where the heck were your proofers on that?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thanks, Penny!

Remember this? Those are pictures of JJ creating his very first finger painting at my friend Penny's house. In addition to being daring enough to let my two-year-old play with paint in her dining room, she is also incredibly talented with her imagination and a sewing machine. She proved herself once again when, for my birthday, she gave me this:

Yep, she put JJ's very first finger painting on a pillow! Now, long after the paint chips off of that piece of paper, I will still have a memento to mark this creative milestone for the cutest kid on the planet. How cool is that?

To see more of the creative talents of my very good friend, check out her Etsy store: The Giving Tree

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

He makes stuff up.

As we were driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge a few Tuesdays ago, I commented to John that there were many boats out on the water. "Of course," he replied, "It's the middle of the week."

"It's Tuesday," I reminded him, "And it's no closer to the middle of the week than Thursday, which was the last day we crossed this bridge... and saw far less boat traffic."

He quickly recovered, "It's the middle of the shipping week. Obviously, you know nothing about nautics."

Monday, April 13, 2009

For Fun

I've been playing over at Wordle. To see it larger, click here.

I used the words from Charles C. Finn's "Please Hear What I Am Not Saying". You can find the full essay by clicking on the mask at the top right of my blog.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

This is how cool my job is...

At 4:30 this afternoon, our Executive Director (the boss) suddenly shouts, "Well, I'll be... we were supposed to have today off! Oops!" All four of us laughed hysterically, completed our work, and left at 5:00.

It was an awesome work day. I'm glad I went.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

My Hero

Alas, I got to create everything but the cheesy name. Although I must admit, I'm not surprised. Really... are you?

Wanna be a hero, too? Start here.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

And we still had a good time!

JJ and I went with some friends to an "Easter Eggstravaganza" today. The company was excellent, but the event could use some help. Just a few suggestions for next year:

1. Children ages four, five, and six did not need their parents' assistance in finding plastic eggs dribbled throughout a field of grass.

2. The event probably should have been touted for ages four to twelve, as there was only one event that allowed participants under three.

3. For the one event that allowed participants under three, please note that gum and jawbreakers were not appropriate candy prizes.

4. Given that the nature of the event had children and adults running all over a park for two hours, drinks (even if sold) should have been available.

5. It would have been a good idea to announce, display, or in some way tell the crowd who sponsored the event. That way I could have directed these comments specifically.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sudden Realization

I was puttering around on Facebook yesterday, and saw that a friend had posted some updates. I went to her profile, and noticed that she had a new album for pictures of her 37th birthday. My first thought was that I didn't realize she was that much older than me. If I recalled correctly, she graduated a year ahead of me... but according to this, she's pushing 40. That would put several years between us.

Or would it?

Holy crap! I turned 36 last Friday! How did that happen?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009