Saturday, July 29, 2006

Wish you were here

We miss you Daddy. Thought you would like to see some pics of the great day we had yesterday.
It was fun but it would of been even better with you there.

Had a lot more pictures to post until Blogger decided to quit on me. Arrgh.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Water Baby

Little Swimmers

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See Daddy. I told you they were learning to swim.


Friday, July 21, 2006

Have Kids
Will Travel

We are off today for a little rest and relaxation.
Oh hell. Who am I kidding! I'm going on a trip by myself with the four kids, rest will not factor into it. But it will be a change of scenery and we will be hanging out with my parents, eating great food and doing entertaining stuff. So yeah, it will be fun.
I will have internet access so I'll be posting pics and video for dear Husband who *sob* can't come with us *sob* because he has to work.
So until then Internet pals please wish me luck on the two and a half hour plane ride with the 3 year old and 2 year old. Thank God the 12 and 10 year olds are at the age they travel well.
Tender Mercies indeed.


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Summer '06

The Good

Mmmmmm. Rainbow Sherbet.

The Bad

Don't forget the heat index.

And the Ugly

I wish my camera did better close ups (or I knew how to work my camera better). This picture doesn't capture the true ugliness of this behemoth fly. It has fur. Maybe the heat has brought out the missing link of the fly world.


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Strangers with Candy


Monday, July 17, 2006

Vanity Fair 1983

I make a few runs up to my neighborhood thrift store every week. I buy magazines there all the time. I can pick up In-Style, Elle, Vogue and Vanity Fair for .40 cents a piece. They are usually a few months old but what do I care, I have no need to be cutting edge around my kids.
I was there a few days ago when this magazine caught my eye. My first thought was that Vanity Fair had changed it's design. On closer inspection I saw that it was from October 1983, very strange since it was in pristine condition, nary a dog ear to be found on any page. I paid my .40 cents and took home my mag with Susan Sontag on the front (looking solemn like any good feminist writer should). Flipping through this magazine is like going through a time warp. Let me share some of the highlights. First off let's go with something positive.

Gas prices got you down? Well back in 1983 gas may of been 1.24 a gallon, but the price of a year subscription to Vanity Fair? 24 frickin dollars! In 2006 that same subscription onlys costs $18. Yep, I thought that would make you feel better. The only two things that go down in price the longer they have been around: subscriptions and electronics. Which brings me to this.......

1983 technology. I know this ad would of been so much better if it was selling beta. Alas it is VHS, but what strikes me as novel is the fact that in 1983 this is so portable (that's what the ad says). Well I guess if your definition of portable is that you can pick it up with out getting a hernia, well then yeah, I guess it's portable. So is a suitcase. I would love to tell all the people of 1983 (including myself) what portable technology will be like in 2006. Try a few ounces.
Nothing gets dated faster than technology........and fashion.

I was really disappointed with the 1983 advertising. In the present day Vanity Fair mag you can find goo gobs of luscious shiny ads for Gucci, Prada, Dior, etc. I look at this ad at the left and all I can think is "Where are the naked people?" God. How boring.
Back in 83' J. Jill was limited. She was also selling horrid, high neck, corduroy frocks for top dollar. Nowadays J. Jill makes clean, crisp, cotton clothes for stylish older women like my Mother.

Who could forget this?

The smell of conspicuous consumption. I have a vivid memory of Giorgio, one that can almost always trigger a migraine. I was in seventh grade and I was babysitting for a couple who lived off Ward Parkway. They were probably in their late twenties or early thirties, I was 13, so all I knew was that they were old. He had his Beemer and she had a big ol' bottle of GIORGIO BEVERLY HILLS. Which she doused herself in before she left. Which gave me a headache for the whole time I was there.

And last but not least here is Leona Helmsley. The successful bitch of the 80's. Martha inherited that title in the 90's.

On a totally unrelated note: I saw Strangers With Candy last night. HILARIOUS. If you are in the mood for absurd, politically incorrect, lewd, twisted, gross-out comedy then I highly recommend it. It was funnier than 40 Year Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers put together. A big dose of Stephen Colbert didn't hurt either.


Monday, July 10, 2006

Quote for the Day

This doesn't include Husbands.


Thursday, July 06, 2006


Twelve years ago...........

Beck's "Loser", Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do" and Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones" were on the radio.

Kurt Cobain killed himself (or Courtney did it, depends on who you ask.)

Tonya Harding had her goons whack Nancy Kerrigan in the knee. I didn't like either of them and Oksana Baiul ended up winning the gold.

O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

The Buffalo Bills lost the Super Bowl.....again.

There was no World Series because the spoiled players were on strike.

*sigh* Bill Clinton was El Presidente*sigh*

Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump were in theaters.

ER and Friends made their network debuts

Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa

And the most important event of 1994 in my world...............Olivia was born.

Fast forward to 2006 and I'm so proud to say Olivia is everything I could have dreamed a Daughter to be. She is a funny, smart, responsible, trustworthy, pretty, caring, independent person and I love being around her. (She also shares my love for Led Zepplin, how lucky am I?)

Happy Birthday Olivia and I love you!

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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Superman? He's Alright.

In our house Spiderman is the man. Instead of black and white, self righteous morality, the Spiderman movies cover the gray area. There is good in the evil and evil in the good. (and it doesn't hurt that Tobey Maguire is such a cutie)

Superman is in theaters now and we will probably see it when it goes to DVD. But Spiderman 3? I will guarantee that when next May rolls around we will be in line for this.....