Saturday, August 23, 2008

2:32 AM CDT, Or: Ways to Confuse the Baby

I always bring my phone in and put it next to the bed--I use it as my alarm--but last night Matter-Eater Lad set his text alerts to the most annoying ring he could find and brought his, too. That meant that at 2:32 AM when we both got the text about the Biden pick, we were WIIIIIIIDE awake (most annoying ring EVAR). Since we are both nerdy political junkies, this meant that we both got up and flipped on MSNBC to see how the press was reacting to the choice. We were up anyway, so I grabbed the baby to feed her, since that meant that she would sleep later in the morning, which I figured we would want. Actually, the most amusing part of it was watching the media speculate on how everyone would be ticked because the story leaked and the text messages still hadn't gone out. This was half an hour after we received ours.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


V started to cry when I leaned over to kiss her goodbye before leaving for the train this morning. She knew it meant I was about to leave, and I had not even opened the car door yet.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Note to self.

In current state of sleep deprivation, 1.5 glasses of wine at a friend's house will cause you to go home and immediately have to go to bed.

Monday, August 18, 2008

This is worth reading.

Even if you have to watch an ad to get to it. (Let me know if you do--I have a Salon membership so I don't know how it works for just one linked article.)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I present to you . . .


No. I have no idea why my almost-7-month-old has decided to sound like a two-pack-a-day smoker.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Argh. Shoulders and arms hurt.

Too much Wii boxing kayaking.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Looking back over my posts . . .

. . . it is just possible that I may be cranky today.

Are you trying to make me hate the Olympics?

Dear NBC,

I get that you are trying to have as much Olympic coverage as possible. You have paid an unseemly amount of money for the rights to air the Olympics and air them you will, even if they are the crappy summer Olympics that do not include curling, hockey, or that (seriously) most practical of winter sports, the biathlon. Also there is no ski jump.

However, WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE WHO TUNE IN TO MSNBC ("the place for politics") IN THE MORNING WANT TO WATCH SOCCER? US v. China women's soccer? Two days before the opening ceremonies? I even like soccer, but you can just bite me.

I tried going back to CNN, but after 10 minutes of coverage regarding Madeline McCann (I really don't care if I did misspell that--I know new docs were released, but she disappeared A YEAR AGO), I had to turn it off, since I remembered why I switched to watching MSNBC in the first place.

A Note To Family Members Regarding RSVPs

It is completely acceptable to have one person call and RSVP for several people. However, when there is a number AND an email address on the invitation instructing you as to which of the hosts will be able to accept your response, mentioning in passing to the other host (who lives in another state, and is not set up to handle replies) that you will be attending an event with two other people really does not count as a reply.

Especially when you would TOTALLY never let someone hear the end of it if someone did that to you.

This is almost worse than not replying at all.

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Please note that this is for a large party, and this is extended family. This was not my mom mentioning something to my sister. And either way, it comes from someone who has been known to make up "etiquette" and then hold failures to conform to the made-up rules against people, sometimes, seriously, for years.