Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Yep. That's what gets the guys going.

From a maternity sweater description on

"Maternity Cable-Knit Kimono Sweaters
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Cropped, cable-knit kimono sleeves drape beautifully, while a rib-knit panel swathes your belly in warmth. Best of all, a surplice neckline shows off the sexiest part of every woman's body - her clavicle."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Breaking my own rule--talking about the weather.

It was 4 degrees F when I left the house this morning. I am hearty and able to deal with the cold, but there is usually some transition period during which it is only sort of cold. I think this year I was on the East Coast for that transition period. It is REALLY, REALLY cold.

I must remember to wear a hat when I leave the house tomorrow morning.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Things that will make your refrigerator, freezer and kitchen smell like nail polish remover. And you won't be able to find the source of the smell.

A rotting lemon half, wrapped in Press-and-Seal, with the cut side toward the back of the veggie drawer.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ways to get kicked out of a parenting prep course

Well, OK. We didn't get *kicked out*. However:

Matter-Eater Lad and I took a parenting prep class on Saturday. It seemed like not a bad idea. The class overall was fine--not overly serious, and the content was good for MEL in particular, who has never really encountered an infant before (although? Diapering a doll is really NOT AT ALL like diapering a live baby. Also, when MEL was trying to swaddle the doll, he banged the doll's head into the wall about four times. Not a good sign.). About 2/3 of the way through the 4-hour class, the instructor showed a video about how to deal with a crying baby that was really all about not shaking your baby and preventing shaken-baby syndrome. Fine so far--this is completely reasonable. I was amused that the video appeared to have been filmed in 1992, but again, no problem--I was quietly amused. The problem came when, about ten minutes into the video, the narrator mentioned that sometimes a breastfed baby cries because of what you are eating while the camera ominously zoomed in to Coke, onions and cans of beans piled on a counter. This was VERY FUNNY for some reason. In fact, most of the class laughed at it. But then I seriously *could not stop laughing*. The video had moved on to talking about the horrible things that can happen if you shake your baby. I *could not stop laughing*. It took me about ten minutes to get myself under control. If you say "never shake your baby" to me, I START LAUGHING. It's just not right. MEL and I are totally going to get ourselves kicked out of the childbirth class.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Witty was referring to this commercial in the comments: