Big One and her main sidekick....her BFF if you will. These two have known one another since they were 6 weeks old and been inseparable since they could talk. They have literally grown up before my eyes (and now yours too!)
Posted by because I said so at 10:29 AM
We have to bring a blanket to daycare for Little One every week. Normally we just take it home on Friday, wash it and throw it back in the car so as not to forget it the following Monday. Some days Little One will not leave the classroom without her blanket. Why is unbeknownst to me because she's not particularly attached to any one blanket, stuffed animal or anything else....but we now have a small collection of them in the car.....some washed, some not.....it's hard to say which is which.
WHAT?!!! Can't a girl get her Blanket On in peace????
Posted by because I said so at 1:11 PM
Posted by because I said so at 11:23 AM
Do ya'll do a lot of tv watching? I like to say I don't.....you know "I have two minis that keep me running crazy....who has time to watch tv?". Well honey, I must find the time somewhere because my -I Have To Record This Program Or My Life Will Cease To Have Meaning- list is not just long....it's holyshitthat'salonglist long. I don't think I realized just how many things I record until my beloved TIVO, the one I've had for (pinky swear) 11 years just died. DIED I tell you. Dead. Gone. Finito (is that how you spell it? I know ZERO spanish....or is that even spanish?)
When it died it took with it all of the programs I had recorded but hadn't gotten around to watching. Some of them were embarrassingly old but I had never deleted them because one of these days I'd get around to watching them, you know maybe when I'm at home sick one day or something.....Yeah Right! All my sick days are burned when my minis are sick, when I'm sick I just have to suck it up and soldier through....and at night I usually watch the newest stuff instead of going back and watching the older stuff. I have a sick little TIVO rating system in my head based on importance of the program. For instance I am now hooked on True Blood and had to watch all of season 1 in order on Netflix (which greatly reduced my recorded program watching time at night leading to a full TIVO which is now DEAD dammit!) before watching all of the Season 2 episodes that were patiently waiting their turn on the TIVO. All the while my TIVO is filling itself with The Cleaner and Intervention and Dateline and 20/20 and Chelsea Lately, etc. (in case you are wondering I would be flipping through all the Chelsea Lately's first to see who the guest was and deleting or watching accordingly then same with Dateline and 20/20 and then watching all the Cleaner's in order and then moving on to Intervention) and to make matters worse all the fall shows are starting back up and I'd need to make room for them as well.
Anyway, Direct TV and TIVO apparently can't come to any type of agreement and so you can't get TIVO for Direct TV anymore. You have to get a DVR. Fuck a DVR. A DVR is not a TIVO. Yes, I KNOW they do the same thing. I KNOW they are essentially the same creature. The DVR is not as user friendly as the TIVO and dammit, I miss her already. I got the TIVO back in the very beginning. I have the first model of the TIVO. I paid a wad for it and it lasted me forever. Everyone used to look at me like I had three heads when I raved about my TIVO....."what the hell is a TIVO"...the concept was just bewildering. Now I don't think I know anyone that doesn't TIVO or DVR. I begrudgingly ordered the stupid DVR and packed up my sad old TIVO, but not before writing down my Season Pass list. That's where the holyshitthat'salonglist list came from. I never realized I was recording that many programs and to be honest there was nothing I left out when programming the DVR. They are all must see's for me, or at least must-see-who-the-guest-is-or-what-the-topic-is. I record Ellen and Oprah every day but I'll bet 50% of the time at least I don't watch them.
Me and the DVR are just getting to know one another. I don't like her nearly as much as I loved my TIVO but since we have Direct TV I have no choice. It's DVR or nothing. Bitches.
I guess maybe I'll like her better once I get to know her better and maybe I'll love her more, but I doubt it. I'll miss you TIVO. I'll miss you like a long lost friend. A sister even. (okay I don't have any sisters, but if I did, I'd bet her name would be Tivo).
R.I.P. my dear sweet TIVO, you will forever be missed.
On a side note.......do you like spoilers? Do you watch a lot of TV and record stuff all the time? I have a site for you to visit, but if you don't like spoilers, then DON'T go there.....it's addictive. It covers these shows: 24, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Greek, Ghost Whisperer, How I Met Your Mother, 90210, Desperate Housewives, Chuck, Heroes, Lost, Smallville, Super Natural, Ugly Betty and has a This Week On TV section. All Spoilers, so beware.....Spoilerfix
Posted by because I said so at 2:10 PM
Posted by because I said so at 8:54 AM
You learn something new every day right? Or so they say.....whoever "they" are.
Today wasn't a big learning day for me but I did manage one really seemingly small tidbit that I thought was cool. If you already know this then why didn't you tell me sooner and if you didn't then you should try it because, pinky swear it works better than any ultrasonic fancy schmancy jewelry store cleaning machine ever did.
I don't think my diamonds sparkled this much when they were new. I find myself looking at my rings again where normally they are just there, you know one of those things that's just been there so long you don't notice it anymore. I probably wouldn't have thought to mention it honestly but I got two compliments on my sparklers today. I'm now convinced.
I was with my Mom today at the manufacturing jewelers picking up some of my Grandmother's jewelry they were having appraised for splitting amongst the son's wives. There is controversy. Personally I could give a shit, didn't care for her all that much anyway and I'm positive the feeling was mutual, but that's getting off topic. While we were there (since I don't frequent jewelry stores..being that I can't afford nice real jewelry....I'm more of the jewelry-section-in-Target kind of girl) I asked them to clean my rings. They were happy to oblige but the owner brought my rings back out to me and told me that the absolute best way to clean your rings, better even than their machines is to get a microwave safe tupperware bowl and fill with water about 1/4 full (medium sized and not a lot of water, but enough to cover what you'll be putting in the bowl) squirt a small amount of ORIGINAL BLUE (not scented green or yellow or any of the others) DAWN (has to be Dawn) dish liquid in the bowl. Do not put your jewelry in yet. Microwave the bowl until boiling or almost boiling (2 or 3 minutes or so, sometimes less depending on the amount of water and size of bowl) and take out of microwave. (you can put soap in before or after microwaving, but I do it before) Drop your jewelry in immediately. Cool to see it foam up when your dirty jewelry hits the hot water! Leave the bowl and go about your business. Later when you come back to rinse in cool water your diamonds will be so sparkly you'll think someone came and stole yours and replaced them with brand new ones!
The Dawn (as explained by the jewelry goddess) gets the dirt and grease from your body and daily wear off safely and more effectively than any other jewelry cleaner there is and leaves no residue, just like when you use it to wash the dirt and grease off your dishes with no spots!!
Love her......might go back and give her a hug.
Got a tip? Share a tip! I love tips.......but not "I heard" tips.....only ones that you use and know work!!
Posted by because I said so at 3:38 PM
Posted by because I said so at 10:40 AM
I can't tell you the last time I was in a movie theater. I can't even remember the last movie I watched in a theater. I know it was before Little One and obviously given my stellar pregnancy with her it was before then so more than two years ago.
It isn't often a movie comes around that I feel I must go see in the theater because these days they put them on DVD like 2 months after they premiere in the theater so I just wait and get it on Netflix.
The Husband and I had a rare night off from the minis Saturday and decided we'd go see this movie that all our friends and pretty much everyone in the continental United States has told us we must see. I wasn't actually sure we'd find a theater still showing it. It's been out so long I was beyond shocked to find it. Only one theater still showing it anywhere near us, so we went and had dinner and then on to the theater.
As we walked into the theater I was pretty sure we might be the only people in Charlotte or the surrounding area that hadn't already seen "the Hangover".
Hands down funniest movie I've seen since "Friday" came out in 1995. I loved it. I laughed for the entire movie. It is funny ALL the way through to the bitter end when the credits roll. If you have not seen it, you must. MUST I tell you. HI_larious. I will own it just you wait and see. It already has a home waiting for it right beside Friday on the must see rack. We don't purchase a lot of movies that don't involve princesses or talking 3 year old red monsters or that don't have Disney and/or Pixar on the case so let this one go down in the books......we will own it. It's that funny.
If you saw it and didn't think it was THAT funny......you are a Ri-tard...period.
Posted by because I said so at 1:26 PM
All I know is if that was my little girl....he'd be a dead man
Posted by because I said so at 2:19 PM
Posted by because I said so at 8:39 AM
Little One.....STOP unloading the drawer onto the kitchen floor NOW! Mommy said NO! Yes...YOU..that means YOU...NO NO.
BUSTED!!! You little turkey.....Mommy said NO!
she looks at me and says straight into the camera.....
Uh Oh my ass
Posted by because I said so at 4:07 PM
have ya'll ever heard of the website HUNCH?
Ever need help making a life changing decision or just a decision on which color pants to wear today? Don't always have a friend or confidant to help with those life altering decisions?
Well then Hunch is the place for you!
Simply answer no less than 185,000 questions about your preferences on anything from which way the toilet paper roll goes (up or down) to what you do after work (no picture of screaming crazy minis to choose from) to what show you find funniest to what you would do if served sea urchin stuffed with jellied sea urchin at a friends house...you know....life changing stuff like that, and the more you answer the more Hunch gets to know you and can easily help you make decisions on things like whether you should break up with your boyfriend or what book you should read next or if you should get a divorce or have more kids or change jobs or get a dog or not get a dog or get rid of the dog you have, move across the country, take a job in Japan, punch your annoying and highly innapropriate neighbor in the throat or kick your stupid husband in the shin and spit in his spaghetti....you know, just examples
It's mindless entertainment. Can be fun and will engross you. Even if you think it's dumb....you will continue to answer the questions and you will become transfixed.
Try it. See if Hunch can help you make that tough decision you've been floundering on and let me know how it goes!
Posted by because I said so at 10:18 AM