Wednesday, September 26, 2007

And I quote . . .

I interrupt the regularly scheduled program currently in progress, "Big Day" to bring you an episode of, "Puberty: What Have You Done To My Child? Please Stop! I'm Begging You!"

. . . but first, did I tell you my laptop crashed? Yes, crashed, as in dead, gone, does not even turn on!! I tried to go laptop shopping this past weekend, when it suddenly occurred to me, I don't know a damn thing about computers. Getting a new laptop is really a necessity because the only other computer in the house is the "family" computer located in the loft upstairs. I, however, cannot stand to use that computer because the area surrounding the computer smells like a teenage boy who is so addicted to the computer that he only has time to run the water over his body in the shower, dry off, and put the same clothes on becasue he won't do his laundry. Also, he neglects to put deodorant on and I 'm pretty sure he also neglects to brush his teeth . . . who needs to have nice teeth and smell good anyway when you are incapable of communicating with the outside world?! I am telling you, I have exhausted my supply of febreze to no avail. I am pretty sure the whole area will have to be fumagated once he decides to move. Unfortuantely, I am typing this from that very computer (because he is talking on the phone in his room, which has freed up the computer, but don't EVEN get me started on the phone) and I'm going to have to breath soon, so I need to type faster!

Okay, back to my story . . . .Sunday night Charming Child and I attended the Elly Awards, which described by C.C. is "like the Oscars, only for theater." We had a great time, to say the least. C.C.'s theater took home 16 Elly's out of 49 nominations, the highest number of each. How exciting is that? I thought it was very exciting, and since C.C. usually doesn't do anything unless she knows there is a reward, it was great for her to see that her talents can be recognized.

What a fun night! What a long night! We did not get home until almost midnight, after a four hour awards ceremony. I thought it was worth it, for crying out loud, it only happens once a year!

Then came Monday morning . . . the day started with a stomping tantrum routine performed by the actress herself as she proclaimed, loudly might I add, "I NEED Starbucks! Why won't you get me Starbucks? I'm tired and I have to go to school ALL DAY!"

I offered to make her tea, since it would contain more caffeine than any caffeine free, sugar free drink she would be allowed to have from Starbucks, but she told me that tea wouldn't do any good. I then thanked God for the wonderful teacher she had, and sent her on her way to school, ALL DAY!

ALL DAY ended way too soon, and she was back home performing the same routine she had performed first thing in the morning. I thought the routine was nice . . . it had rhythm, she stomped to the beat of herself screaming, she had talent! And the Elly goes to . . .

Homework turned into a nightmare . . . she couldn't work in her room because she heard a RAT! Then, she couldn't look up her spelling words in the dictionary because it would take too long, and "if I would just tell her what they mean, she wouldn't have to work so hard!" Also, she couldn't do her math because she couldn't remember how to multiply, even though she could do it in class earlier. And, in between all of this nonsense, she had to take a 20 minute intermission every 5 minutes to tell me how much homework she had, and she was never going to finish it because I was making her go to bed at 7:30, and where would she sleep since I would not go find the rat in her room, and on and on and on!

Finally, I explained to her that if she would stop whining, she could get her homework done more quickly . . . to which she responded, AND I QUOTE, "You have been getting on my nerves ALL DAY!"

"Hmmm," I thought, "how ironic!"

Soooo, does anyone want to go to the Elly's with me next year?

P.S. Does anyone out there have the pink Herbal Essences shampoo bottle, Color Me Happy? I only have the conditioner and I want to know the answer to the trivia question "What percent of US women are born blonde?" Also, what is the question that goes with the answer, "hairs on head?"

The regularly scheduled program, "Big Day" will return shortly.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Big Day: Part One

I know what some of you are thinking . . . "Part One, great, we'll never see Part Two because she went to Utah almost two months ago for three days, and we've only seen the pictures from Day One!!" All I can say in response is, " I have every intention of writing a Part Two, so we'll just have to see what happens." Little Sis promised to guest post for me, and then she didn't because she wanted to go on her honeymoon, so maybe we could put a little bit of the blame for this being the least updated blog in the blogosphere on her . . . or maybe not!

So here we go, excuse #65,528,647 for why my blog has not been updated recently . . .
Introducing, Little Sis as a married woman!!!

The happy newlywed couple, Mr. and Mrs. (there is still a bit of a debate about this, but for all traditional purposes) Eaton!!

Well, as the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words," which technically means I just wrote a post with over 13,000 words . . . for someone who is still for some reason suffering from severe writer's block, that's pretty good, if I don't say so myself!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Dear World,

Though it is not Earth Day today, it is, due to the poor air quality, a 'Spare the Air' day in Sacramento. This means that children should not play outside, pets should not be walked, we should ride our bikes or carpool, yada,yada, yada.

With that said, I would like to do my part to save the earth, since the air is not cooperating today. I would like to save everyone from exhaling carbon dioxide into the air when they speak, thus causing the earth to panic because it already is having a tough enough day today, by informing you, I KNOW my hair is long!!!!!

Thank you to all of you helpful individuals who have taken the time to remind me of this, but really, "Spare the Freaking Air'!! Besides, I really don't know what to say to you when you tell me this . . . "Thank you" doesn't seem appropriate because you're really not complimenting me, and yet, "No Shit, really?" seems a little rude since 360% of the time I've never seen you in my life, and finally, "You've got to be kidding, it was short when I left my house this morning!" seems a little too sarcastic. So let's just agree that it is not necessary anymore to share the length of my hair with me . . . do we have a deal?

That's all for now. Have a great day!

Me - with the long hair

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Utah: Day One - The Shower

So, today I realized that Little Sis is getting married in 13 days, and oh my goodness, I have not posted the Bridal Shower pictures! I have to post the Bridal Shower pictures before I post wedding pictures, otherwise, you know, things would be out of order, and we can't have that now, can we!?!? So, here we have it . . .

Charming Child, Em (CC's pen pal and soon to be kind of aunt) and Little Sis
Little Sis and I
And now, in no particular order, because blogger hates me when it comes to picture posting, the shower pictures . . .
The Hostess, Kara. Thank you, Kara, for everything you did for Little Sis. The shower was perfect and my Mom and I appreciated you filling in since we are so far away.

Little Sis and some of her new family members. Little Sis opening her gift from me. She doesn't look very pleased. The bag was so cute though, it looked like a purse.

Oh, she is pleased! I had to give her pictures of her actual gift, Bride and Groom sweatshirts to wear on the honeymoon, because even though I paid $50,000 extra for rush delivery, they still didn't come in time.
Here she is really excited about her Sesame Street tupperware from Mom!
Here's Mom and Little Sis's beloved and spoiled son, Riddick. This picture was taken moments before Riddick and his brother, Spike escaped from the backyard sending all of us on a wild frenzy through the neighborhood looking for them. They were found . . . of course Riddick blamed it on Spike, and Spike blamed it on the wind that blew the gate open . . . I guess we'll never know the truth.
Little Sis looking cute!
Do you see how she snagged that comfy chair for herself?
Another present from Mom, a cupcake cake pan!
The yummy chocolate fountain! Here's a fact for you that will make you want to run out and dip strawberries in chocolate . . . you have to mix 2 cups of oil in with the chocolate to make it flow properly.
Little Sis and Kara.
The Girls and Mom.
Little Sis has graciously offered to guest post until I get myself out of this writer's block rut, so hopefully we'll be hearing from her soon.
Utah:Day Two - Snowbird . . . Coming Soon