Saturday, September 30, 2006
This page in my scrapbook says "Christmas 1981". I'm the short one. For those of you who know when Col was born, this really puts things into perspective. He was about this age at the time:
P.S. In case we weren't sure before, we now know whose nose Addie has.
Friday, September 29, 2006
I expected to hear some high pitched baby talk - maybe a "Hey cute girl, daddy misses you." I didn't hear him say anything so I said "Is daddy talking to you honey? Daddy's going to talk to you, aren't you excited?!" I still didn't hear anything on his end so I put the phone up to my ear and asked "Aren't you going to talk to the baby?"
His answer: "I'm with a student."
Yeah.... that might have sounded funny. Plus, you don't want anything distracting a driver's ed student.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
"Up above the world so bright, like a Simon in the sky..." (real song)
"So tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting around..." (real song)
"The twenty seconds of loneliness..." (real song)
We can thank Sunday Night Karaoke for that last one. And yes, he/she did sing it in a deep, scratchy voice. We like to keep it authentic.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Not just any film festival...
The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is in need of volunteers. Pre-festival volunteers are needed for Street Team promotions, marketing material distribution and research. Volunteers are given a festival pass to the Phoenix Film Festival in April.
Volunteering opportunities start this weekend (Sep. 23-24) with Street Team promotion at the Phoenix Cactus Comicon, a comic book exposition which includes four hour shifts on Saturday. For more information visit the Phoenix Film Festival website or the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
This is what it looks like now. Oh, the humanity!
*The first picture is not an actual picture of our house, bougainvillea, or Col. The second picture, unfortunately, is.
Friday, September 22, 2006
Then there was a little provoking, and Addie may have slapped Rachel in the face.
Addie then moved it up a notch with hair and ear pulling.
Yes, that is Addie giving Rachel a "fish hook" and trying to eat her face.
This was followed by a brief staring contest.
In the end, they kissed and made up.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Last night we were eating at our favorite Thai place and the owner saw Adeline in her car seat and said "What a cute little boy! How old is he?" Now, this is not the first time this has happened, and I'm sure it won't be the last. She doesn't always wear pink and she doesn't always have barretts or bows in her hair. Last night she was wearing green so I don't blame her for thinking she was a boy.
So, not wanting to embarrass her, I just answered "5 months". She cooed at her a bit and then asked "What's his name?" Oops. Adeline isn't a very masculine name. If it were Kelly or Jordan or Chris we'd have been fine, but if I told the truth, she'd know she'd guessed the wrong gender. I glanced at Col and was about to make up a boy's name when Col said "She's a girl." Awkwardness ensued.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I first saw his picture all over the walls at the discount movie theater he built. I then started seeing it on signs by vacant lots. Next he started showing up in the mail at my job - on invitations, ads and on the cover of "Our Real Estate Community" magazine which came in the mail today here at work.
Little did I know that he was once the most famous man in Houston. Welcome to The Glamorous World of Michael Pollack. Here's a gem you'll find there:
A Complex, Sensitive Man
But Michael Pollack was oh-so-much more than just a real estate genius. He also had a sensitive side. Michael revealed his sensitive side in a 1985 interview with Houston City Magazine. "I like to design jewelry," he said. "I designed everything I'm wearing." Stunning diamond and gold-encrusted watches, and huge medallions with eagles were his favorites. Why did he like eagles so much? "There's an old saying: 'Doves fly but eagles soar.' I knew Colonial House was going to soar." He even designed his own clothing, including his renowned leather/suede/wool leisure suits. If only the real estate bust had held off another year or two, Michael Pollack would now be known as a leading fashion designer!If only!
Monday, September 18, 2006
This morning when it went off at 5:30 a.m. I heard "I LIKE TO MOVE IT! MOVE IT! I LIKE TO MOVE IT! MOVE IT!" In case you don't remember that song, it was a little ditty by Reel 2 Real. (I had to google it).
I rarely use all caps. I only did so to emphasize to you how loud this was. I had turned up this very radio Saturday, as it doubles as the CD player I turn on when I'm cleaning the house. Now, imagine it loud enough that I can hear it on the other side of the house with the vacuum on. We don't even have a vacuum since we got wood floors, but you get the point.
Friday, September 15, 2006
No one should have to wake up to that. Not only did it give me a rough start to the day, BOTH days, it has rendered me violently ill. C&C Music Factory, I blame you for my misery.
P.S. You thought the Groundhog Day link would go to the movie cover, didn't you? I'm delirious. Don't expect anything to make sense.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
So I haven't seen the recent ones. I'll have to get on that.
For the time being, this one is still my personal favorite. This one is a close second.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
They were all pretty impressed to see me there so early. They said "Now that's dedication!" and "You're a real patriot!" "Good for you!" Maybe their enthusiasm was sparked by the fact that I was still in my PJ's. Anyway, it felt nice to be respected for my voting zeal.
And then my name wasn't on the list.
So much for all that respect and admiration. All of a sudden I was the most annoying person in their world. They had to fill out a provisional ballot which took forever and much chaos ensued. After much longer than it should've taken I went home and crawled back into bed. It was all worth it - I accomplished my goal which was:
VOTE YES ON PROP 401!!
Monday, September 11, 2006
This morning as I was driving to my 7:00 a.m. dentist appt., I heard on the radio that KFYI had a "We will never forget" billboard at Central and Thomas that they were encouraging people to come out and sign. It would then be displayed here for a week before being sent to New York to be put up there.
My appointment took all of 3 minutes (bite adjustment) so I had plenty of time to sign the billboard. As I was leaving, one of the guys there gave me this shirt. In case you're thinking that's MY sweet beard, I should let you know that the shirt doesn't quite fit me.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I'm a little worried about the second sequel (threequel?) to The Bourne Identity. I really liked the first two, but when I heard there will be a third I thought "What more could there possibly be?" Well, here is the plot outline for The Bourne Ultimatum:
Bourne races to discover the final mysteries of his past while a government agent tries to track him down after a shootout in Moscow.
So.... I thought that was the plot line of The Bourne Supremacy. Maybe they forgot that they already made a sequel?
I actually first heard about this one while reading a little blurb about Oceans Thirteen. That's another threequel that makes me think "Really?"
The Wikipedia article on it states "This will be the final installment of the series." Yeah, I'll believe that when I see it.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Anyone who has played Cranium knows what a Humdinger is. You're probably thinking Col added this picture to my blog, but I actually posted this one myself. On the way home from Payson, we played a simplified version with my parents, where someone picks a song to hum and the first one who thinks of it yells the title so loudly that the baby wakes up.
I am what you might call "tone deaf". This condition is magnified when I'm trying to hum. I also don't have what you might call "rhythm" and usually I hum it way too fast and don't hold notes long enough.
Col, on the other hand is humdiddlyumptious. He is as good at humming as he is at Saved by the Bell trivia. He can hum any tune on demand and he actually sort of sings the words with his mouth closed so you can even make out the words half the time.
For this particular game, we had to pick songs that spanned the generations, as my parents wouldn't necessarily recognize some of the songs that Col and I would know, and vice versa. We pretty much ended up humming your standard karaoke songs. David Bowie was well-represented, as were the Beatles and CCR.
The second game we played was that memory game where you say something like "I'm going camping and I'm taking _______" and then each person adds something. Our list ended up as:
I'm going to Europe and I'm taking a camera, a banjo, an easel, mentholatum, Abreva, a turkey leg, a turkey baster, a portable toilet seat, a whistle, shoelaces, a boat, a life jacket, toenail polish, a moped, a spare tire, a stop sign, little Addie, a turkey wing, a brake light, and one more thing that we couldn't think of (I admit Col helped me remember the list).
Col won the game. I was the second one out.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Labor Day at The Cabin
1. "Is it my birthday?"
2. Carl acting out "energetic".
3. Carl acting out "burglar" (I could list several others, but I'll stop myself at 2).
4. "Mom, did they make a bad choice?"
5. Robyn and Aubrey getting stuck on the ATVs and no one answering their phones when we called for help.
6. Col and Cameron getting lost on the ATVs and breaking both horns. "Follow the telephone poles."
7. "Watching movies is my favorite thing to do."
8. How many Carters does it take to build a sandbox?
9. Why can't you use a skill saw to cut off a low-lying tree branch?
10. "Huge spider in the kitchen."