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FB memories today shows me an update I made 02/24/2011:

Puberty discussion w/ Boychild tonight. I said an egg is about the size of a period at the end of a sentence.

Boychild wants perspective: "Yeah, but what font?"

Still one of the damn funniest things he has ever uttered!
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We're bad parents.

But with this particular Boychild, we can't help it.

He was assigned to a group, and each group had to pick a topic and do a presentation on it. Boychild's group was himself...and three girls. Needless to say, any opinion he might have had was shown the door before it could be given, and so the rest of his group chose the topic.

Apparently there was a list, and the girls decided to nab "Animal Abuse" from it.

I don't think I need to say that of course hubby and I don't condone abuse of animals, but I feel I should because we laughed so, so hard at this particular assignment he brought home.

I am going to include it here, verbatim, to give your midweek a lift:

No, really. Verbatim. I checked it twice. )

My Thoughts On This )


In other news, my garden has been planted and growing for a couple weeks now. We finally are getting warmer weather (i.e. no more snow), and already I'm a little afraid of my tomato plant and my green beans. They are growing in leaps and bounds. The petunias are keeping to themselves, for the most part, which is a relief.

I'll post pictures when I get them off my phone. ;)
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Boychild is in bed with me tonight, and we are discussing how girls' bodies change during puberty. He's following along fine until:

Me: So the ovary releases one egg -
Boychild: An egg?
Me: Yes; it's about the size of the period at the end of a sentence.
Boychild: ...Yeah, but what font?


*dies laughing*
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1. Dentist appointment went all right yesterday. She tried shooting me up with the Novocaine by herself this time, but apparently, I kept trying to get away from the needle - even with my eyes shut. She ended up giving me more topical numbing stuff and then getting the assistant to come hold my hand and keep me still.

So both fillings are done, which means I'm done now except for regular cleanings, although the dentist did say that my bottom one may end up needing root canal down the road. I'm not too horrified about it; I don't like going to the dentist by any means, but she and her assistant have been so good with me that I'm not panicky about the idea like I might otherwise be.

Since both fillings were in my back right molars, top and bottom, they had to shoot me up with, like, double the Novocaine; something about the bottom ones being deep tissue and they're always harder. So I leave the place and go with hubby to bum around Target till it was time to pick up Boychild from school, and my lips are all dry and icky, right? So I pull out my lip balm and try to put it on. I got the top lip done all right, and half the bottom lip before apparently continuing to draw across the rest of my face. I couldn't feel my lip after about the middle, and of course that whole portion of my face was just as devoid of feeling. I thought hubby was going to wet himself, he was laughing so hard! Which made me laugh, too, and then I promptly forgot how to swallow properly, which was partially because my tongue - also numb - was caught on my teeth on that side and I couldn't tell.

Cue nearly-hysterical laughter in the middle of Target. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Finally regained all feeling about five hours or so later - and had to dig out the leftover Vicodin from July's root canal because WOW, Novocaine makes me sore!

Feeling all right today, but leery about eating anything really solid, still.

2. All managers and supervisors are out today; it's been lovely up here.

3. My mom's dog didn't need surgery after all; the vet said it should be cleared up with the proper medication, so Christmas is saved for them. I feel like a heel for bitching about it yesterday, but JESUS. You know?

4. I have graphics I need to make this evening, among other things - hopefully I'll remember everything!

5. How is everyone doing this week? ♥
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[community profile] thefridayfive doesn't have anything up yet, so I'm going to answer questions from Friday 5. And to be even more complicated, I'm going to answer Friday 5's questions from LAST week, because I don't have good answers for this week...

Mementos. )
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It's Monday once again, which means my lovely weekend is over. Boo.

Three Boys Is A Lot )

I Am Amused )

We Make Damn Fine Food )

How My Garden Grows )

And that wraps it up, I guess. Now it's back to the grind for another five days. And this year's state fair starts on Thursday; we're going on Saturday, which we're looking forward to doing. Mike's already hoping to win another giant, stuffed toy. ;)
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Hello, everybody! *settles back in happily* I am back from vacation, and while I could easily - easily - handle another few months of that, it's awesome to be back at home, in my own bed, on my own loveseat.

And of course, I missed being connected. It's astonishing how much being connected means to me, but I don't mind it.

I come bearing some pics! )

Other stuff. )

And last but not least for today, my dad now has a journal of his own.

Welcome to DW, [personal profile] psyche29sdad!
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Heard just a moment ago in the car:

Boychild, upon discussion of entering sixth grade: Am I growing up so fast?
Hubby, jokingly: Well, physiologically. *grins*
Boychild, very serious: I have no idea what that means, and don't want to.
Me: Mike, is that ignorance or apathy? *fully aware that he doesn't actually know what either of them means*
Boychild, still dead serious: Don't know, don't care.

This is when I grinned at hubby as he burst out laughing, pounding a hand on the steering wheel and going, "Oh, my God, perfect!! BWAHAHAHA..."
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OK, so I was in the bathroom a few minutes ago, and I heard this horn. It was just a simple little two-note fanfare, and while I wasn't concerned, my brain began to wonder...

And so now I'm all panicked. When the dead are raised and we are all called to heaven, what happens during Rapture if I'm in the bathroom? Because seriously, it would be just my luck, and not the first time I've been in there when something big is going down.

I'm laughing hysterically right now, but part of me is just freaked out!

What do you think will happen to people who are taking care of business when the last trumpet sounds?! THESE ARE THE THINGS I THINK ABOUT.
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Just sitting here in the living room, Forrest Gump on TV, checking my inbox on LJ. Hubby just put the boy to bed.

Said boy just walked in and said:

"Daddy? I think I'm starting to grow hair on my balls."


*cries with suppressed laughter*

God, my head hurts from holding it in!! I had to sit here and pretend I wasn't listening to the ensuing quick explanation. And you just KNOW he was in there, laying in bed and doing whatever it is little boys do when they're sleeping buck naked. Oh, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, this kid is going to kill me with the laughter, I swear to everything holy. XDXDXD.
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1. [personal profile] thefourthvine linked this amusing article, and then she created this hilarious poll that still has me half giggling, half sad-faced and going, "Clean ALL the things?" Go check it out, then tell me: Do you have What To Do memorized, or are you still scrambling around trying to locate a copy? Or, like me, do you fall somewhere in between these extremes but without said copy?


I got some of the best advice of my life from [personal profile] kate in putting together my resumé on Tuesday evening. We got it completed, and on Wednesday I brought it in to work and had not only two of my references double check it to make sure I didn't lie on it, but also had [ profile] wandaxmaximoff's hubby, Ad, look it over from a hiring manager's standpoint. After a few minor tweaks, I ended up submitting it along with the basic application, and held my breath.

Now, I didn't expect to hear anything at ALL until sometime next week, but lo and behold, I GOT A CALL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON! I listened to the message and cried a little bit while laughing, then had to calm myself down so I could call back and tell them that yes, I'd love to interview.

I did mention that I was pleased, albeit surprised, to hear so soon. The assistant nursing manager who called explained that time is of the essence for them; they want to interview quickly and slide someone in within a couple weeks, because the person who's leaving is leaving at the end of July. They want the new employee to train with the one who's leaving - which is how it should be in any ideal situation. The only thing that kind of worries me is that if I get the job, since I'll be on the job so newly, I may not get my full week of vacation that's coming up in August. Not a huge thing, of course; we can always plan another vacation later. And, too, if they won't let me have a week so soon, it doesn't mean they won't give me, say, Thursday and Friday of that week. There are lots of options.

So, next Thursday at three o'clock I will be having a panel interview for this job. I am excited, and nervous, but not as nervous as I might be if I didn't already have a job. I'm not even going to be too upset if I don't get the job...but oh man, do I ever WANT it.

Those of you who conduct interviews of potential employees, and those of you who've been on several interviews: what tips do you have? I haven't interviewed properly since, like, 2002.

Huge, sparkly thanks to Kate!!

and also

Huge, sparkly thanks to Clare and Ad!!

People were absolutely floored by the resumé I showed them, and I haven't had such a good feeling at work in a very long time. Thanks so much, ladies, from the bottom of my heart. ♥♥♥

3. Went shopping for a baby-shower gift today; it was kind of fun, actually. I got a present that was baby-related, and then a separate, mom-only gift. Should be a fun time tomorrow. XD.
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Remind me again why I love my child?

Because seriously, I could have completed the remainder of my life without having watched this...

I'm going to have it in my head all damn night, now. And if I have to suffer, then so do the lot of you! *LOL* XD.
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Chunk: "Have you ever seen them give you a code that isn't in the code list?"
Me: *taking the paper to scan it* "I've seen this code, but can't remember it ever being..." *sniffs paper* "I smell lotion." *sniffs air in general* "Did you put on lotion?"
Chunk: ..."Not since last night."
Me: *dissolves into immediate laughter*
Chunk: *sigh* "That's not what I meant..."
Me: *face now pink, tears of helpless laughter leaking out*
Chunk: *snickering, and grinning* "I use lotion for dry skin. I use something else for THAT."
Me: *tries unsuccessfully to hold in the giggles with hand*
Chunk: *shakes head with a smirk and walks away, then stops* "Do you think someone down there would know the code?"
Me: *still giggling* "Yeah, go ask...oh, just go away."
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I got an email from a coworker today, amusing wedding pictures from a blog called Wedinator, and so I went to the site to see what other goofy things were on it.

Sheer Awesomeness: Nut and Bolt Wedding Rings
see more


I don't think I'd do it for myself, but still - I think it's ridiculously awesome.


Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:04 pm
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1. Gross girl stuff. )

2. We're on season 3 now of The Big Bang Theory. This show is so funny, we laugh so much with every episode. I’m polymerized tree sap and you’re an inorganic adhesive, so whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off of me, returns on its original trajectory and adheres to you. Sheldon is hilariously single-minded and has no social skills whatsoever. I think he's my favorite, but I really love them all. Does anyone else watch this?

3. I may have more later, I just wanted to get these out. :) How is everyone?
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Heard just now in my living room:

Mikey: He's Jewish?!! But he looks nothing LIKE a Jew!!

Matt: ... What do Jewish people look like?

Mikey: I don't know! Like Jesus!!


My child = Comedic Gold.

For real?

Feb. 11th, 2010 07:29 pm
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Sorority's Strict Fashion Rules ... Image and video hosting by TinyPic Seriously?


In other news, we've just recently discovered the show "Big Bang Theory" and find it exceedingly hilarious, so we've found the whole first season. We watched the first episode last night, and will watch another couple tonight. XD.
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Kiddo: Daddy, who's your favorite Fraggle Rock character?
Hubby: Oh, I don't know. I like Gobo and Wembley, Sprocket and the Doozers... *list continues* ...Why, which characters do you like?
Kiddo: I love the child Gorg. But the talking trash heap...she's creepy.
Hubby: She's creepy?
Kiddo: *lifts hands, making a what-the-hell-are-you-on face* Yeah...she's a talking pile of garbage.


Me: Mikey, you'll find a lot of people in real life are like that.

Hubby: *doubles over the steering wheel laughing*
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That strange phenomenon wherein you have a child, raise him, house him, clothe him, feed him and provide for his education and entertainment. You love him unconditionally, would lay your life down for his. But "parenthood" is when you calculate the cost of all his toys, all his video games, all his clothes and food and educational tools...

...and see him sitting on the sofa, buck-naked after a shower - on your own rainbow-colored bath sheet - and he's playing with...

...kleenex and a fan.

And he's laughing hysterically.

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1. I love lazy days like this. No place to go, nothing pressing to do. It's 11:21 A.M. and I'm still in my PJs. Yes, most certainly a lovely day.

2. Mom's surgery went well; it took just under an hour, and it only took that long because the node was wedged right up against a nerve. The biopsy came back and the growth was benign, so all is well. And I can already tell Mom's moving better. Thank you for any prayers and thoughts that were sent her way - she appreciates them.

3. Mikey has a retainer now. He has to wear it all the time except while eating and brushing his teeth. He hates it and complains about it, but is pretty good about not arguing too much. It looks like a slice of watermelon - he got to choose what it would look like - and even after two weeks, we can see the difference. We still don't think he'll manage to get out of having braces, but this is definitely helping. The first few days were amusing; we couldn't understand a word he said. ;)

4. Also, what IS it with this kid and his ability to lose crap?! I have lost three separate pair of gloves this season alone because he's lost three pair of his own, and mine in replacement! He's also lost two hats and a "burglar" hat, and a couple of scarves.

5. At work, Blanca taught me how to say "kiss my ass" in Spanish! *LMAO* She's so funny, she was like, "But it's REALLY bad, so don't tell anyone I told you!"

6. I MADE MY OWN HOMEMADE CHAI MIX. No more paying ridiculous prices for it in the store! Now I can heat up a mug of water and put in a few spoonsful of my homemade mix! Message me with your email addy if you want it, I've got it saved in Word format.

7. Finally made my oatmeal blueberry pecan cookies yesterday. SO. GOOD. I used my mom's oatmeal raisin recipe, but substituted blueberries for the raisins and used pecans instead of the usual walnuts. [ profile] herminia wanted me to post the recipe, so here it is:

Oatmeal Blueberry Pecan Cookies )

8. Went to the library yesterday, picked up The Love of a Good Woman (Alice Munro) and Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer), as well as One for the Money (Janet Evanovich), which is the first of the Stephanie Plum novels. I've read through nine or ten, but want to start over so I can remember everything, as it's been a while.

9. That's about all - I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!


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