September 29, 2006

Better Karaoke

Um, yeeeeaaaah. All I'm going to say is when I sing this song to the radio, I sound myself.

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By the way, my daughter's Amidala costume came in and it's as chintzy as I thought it would be. She was pretty disappointed and said she's never going the ready-made route again. I was a good mom and didn't say, "I told you so."

September 28, 2006


Tomorrow, Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow you're always a day away!

May I suggest the Hot Shot HS36 Cattle Prod! The rolls royce of cattle prods. Whats that you don't want to get out of bed? ZAP! You don't want raisin bran? ZAP its the effective yet humane way to motivate your family in a minimal amount of time! Recommended by two out of three Guantanemo bay guards!

testimonial "shewt if they don't do what I say I just shock the shizzle out of them with my Hot Shot! he he he "

Minor side effects include:

twitching of the head and eye lids.

small circular burns

mild bleeding from the ears.

uncontrolled night terrors.

Still late.

OK, I have seriously got to get a handle on this tardiness thing with getting my daughter to school. I'm just angry about it now. I mean, there's no logical reason why I cannot get us out of the house in time to get her to school before the bell rings. I am, to quote Whitney Houston, every woman. If you haven't already guessed, I got her to school late again today. It's really about the time management. Starting tomorrow, no more snooze buttons. Starting tomorrow, I am waking up that child at 6:00, even if it means I have to dump a bucket of ice water on her head. Starting tomorrow, I am not putting up with anymore dilly dallying from my daughter; she gets up, she eats, she brushes her teeth, she gets dressed, and then we get the hell out of Dodge. This lateness thing has been a chronic problem since she started kindergarten and I've basically reached the end of my rope. I've just got to be disciplined about this entire thing and get my ass in gear. Starting tomorrow, baby, it's a whole new ball game.

September 25, 2006

Missing you.

You may or may not have noticed that I haven't been posting too much lately. Part of it is because I'm busy and the other part is that the effort of going over what's been happening in my life lately is just more than I can deal with right now. Not because it's anything bad, but just because it takes time and I'm kind of short on that commodity lately. So a quick recap of my life over the past couple of weeks:

* We were in Tahoe a couple of weeks ago for my friend's wedding. She's one of my best friends from college. Anyway, she got married, I was a bride's maid and the scenery was beautiful.

* I went to the Notre Dame/ Michigan State football game last Saturday. It rained an awful lot and we left the stadium right before ND came back and won the game. I don't regret leaving early because being wet wasn't exactly pleasant. We didn't get back into town until 4:00 a.m.

* We're planning on putting our dog into doggy daycare because she really does need some doggy friends. She's like the unpopular girl at school right now and we've got to fix that.

* Third grade is harsh, man. Getting through all my daughter's homework and adjusting to the massive increase in work has been a little difficult.

* I'm apparently now an Arbonne consultant. I bought a membership so I could order my products online without a consultant and that apparently made me a consultant. I guess it's cool.

* I bought my daughter some generic Heelies or Wheelies or whatever the hell the name of those shoes with wheels in the heel are called. She still hasn't gone out to try and learn how to use them. No surprises there.

* My husband started taking guitar lessons at the beginning of the month and told me last night he's not going to do it anymore because he doesn't have time. I told him he has to finish out the month because we've already paid.

September 20, 2006

May the force be with you.

So, my daughter has decided she wants to be Padme Amidala for Halloween this year. To accomodate her wish, I just ordered this costume:

Usually, I make her costume, but she said she wanted this costume and had all sorts of reasoning why it was better to just order one this year instead of making one: "You don't have a lot of time anymore, Mom."

"This will help you out, a lot."

"You won't have to worry about getting my costume together."

I don't mind not making her costume, but most costumes are pretty chintzy and I don't have any reason to think it won't be the case with this one, but who am I to argue with a girl who wanted a costume because "the blaster is really cool."

September 19, 2006

Podcast #17

We are back on the air with a new set of victims.

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September 14, 2006

I suck.

I have managed to get my daughter to school late the last two days. I'm not feeling great about that. Granted, it's only been by like a minute or two, but they take tardiness very seriously at her school. Anyway, other than waking up a half hour earlier, I don't know how to keep this from happening. My daughter is a major putzer in the morning. It takes 15 minutes just to get her up out of bed. It doesn't matter how early she gets to bed the night before, it'll still take 15 minutes to wake up the next morning. Then she takes 20 minutes to eat breakfast because she keeps getting up and wandering around and doing God knows what else. Meanwhile, I'm ironing, or getting her breakfast or feeding the dog or any other number of morning things. Ultimately, I'm the one that's got to get us out the door on time and I'm just mad at myself.

September 11, 2006

September 08, 2006

Go Big Blue!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled karaoke post to bring you two special, special songs to enjoy on the eve of the Nittany Lion's victorious battle against the Fighting Irish. Enjoy. Man, if you don't feel the excitement, you're dead.

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September 05, 2006

Good night, sweet Crocodile Hunter.

I am shocked that the Crocodile Hunter is dead. I couldn't believe it when my husband came downstairs yesterday morning and told me the news. I feel especially bad for his family. And the reason I even care is because Steve Irwin is one of my daughter's heroes. She loves him and has talked a lot about how she wants to go work at Australia Zoo one day and meet him. She's already decided she wants to work with animals when she grows up and she really loves them. So, we knew she was going to be really upset when we told her, and she was. She went to her Zoo Tycoon game so she could design a zoo for him. It seems so strange that he should die in such a freakish way. All reports seem to indicate the particular blow he took from the stingray is a one in a million kind of thing. Anyway, I'm sad he's dead and I think it stinks.

September 01, 2006

Karaoke this way

I've got a strange relationship with Steve Tyler. Well, I have a strange relationship with the idea of Steve Tyler. I find him repulsive yet strangely appealing. I think it's because he seems dirty to me. I don't know why I like dirty, but I do. At any rate, I've said it before and I'll say it again, only Steve Tyler should attempt to sing Aerosmith songs; however, I can't help myself because it's so much fun to sing Aerosmith songs, so here I am singing Angel.

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