Saturday, April 29, 2006

Happy B-Day, my little Spark!

Happy birthday, Sugar-pie! I love you and I hope you have the best third year of life a kid could hope to have! {kisses - mwah, mwah, mwah!}

Friday, April 28, 2006

Green is NOT your color!

I JUST scored 1 - Best of the Osmonds tape, 1 - Partidge Family Greatest Hits tape, 1 - Tiffany tape and 1 - Steve Perry "Street Talk" tape (that's right, featuring "Oh, Sherrie"!) Cash out of pocket = $1.25. Be jealous if you must but try not to hate.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Congrats BTW to my best-est chum, BBQ on getting her new job! Being the BEST she deserves the best and i only hope the people she will now be working with properly appreciate her brand of sheer awesome-ness! :-]


Take that life! Final paper finished and turned in. so exhausted i may DIE. going to lie down now....

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

$32.50 w/tax

I {heart} my new mechanic....

Alrighty, let the record show that for the first time since forever I am feeling confident, in control, like I might actually reach some of my many goals and that my work at work is not only being understood (finally) but actually supported as well. (quick, where's some wood????!)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Did I mention that I have a final paper due on Thursday? Or that it is my Buttercup Baby's Birthday on Saturday? Or that I didn't sleep at ALL last night because I was thinking about some stupid project at work/everything that's due this week/the logisticical nightmare that is my life. {sigh} I swear, if I make it through this week alive, I'm treating myself to something extravagantly decadent, like... a three hour NAP in the middle of the day! See if I don't!

Actual conversations I had today

Number 1

Kid: Why are you sad?
Me:I'm not sad. I'm just tired.
Kid: {dubious expression. Obviously not buying it for a SECOND}
Me: Well, I'm sort of sad. I have meetings all day today.
Kid: And they're not going to be fun?
Me: Probably not.
Kid: Hmm. well why don't you pretend every meeting is a movie.
Me: Come again?
Kid: A movie. Like say you're in one and it's Toy Story. Who's in it with you?
Me: The meeting?
Kid: Yes.
Me: Um, Buying and Inventory Guy.
Kid: O.k. so when B&I Guy starts talking you wait for him to finish then you yell "YOU'RE - A - TOY! You can't fly or melt things with your laser beam! You're an action figure!"
Me: {coffee spurts out my nose}OMG! that'd be GREAT! I'm totally going to do that!

[cue a good hour of me and kid inventing other movie related non sequiteurs to bring up during the boring bits interpersed with scandalous amounts of giggling...]

Number 2

Boss: You hired someone else?
Me: Well, yeah, technically. I mean they're not actually my person. they're not part of my department...
Boss: But you hired them?
Me: Uh. Yeah. Well, I "facilitated" hiring them. You said I should figure out a way to man the project right?
Boss: Yes.
Me: Did you have something else in mind?
Boss: No.
Me: Am I missing-
Boss: I'm just saying, that's three people you've hired now.
Me:Uh huh. {confusion}
Boss: So, you can't hire any more without giving someone up.
Me: You understand they all do completely different jobs, right?
Boss: Yes. I understand that. But it adds up. You can't hire any more people this quarter.
Me: Even if they're for other departments?
Boss: Yes.
Me: Um. O.K.

Number 3

Me: So, I've got some sort of massive oil leak and the transmission is making a tick-tick-tick sound {mental note to self, previously delivering this kind of info to Car People at the Dealership means they charge me $300.00 just because I made them type in the "customer states" field.}
New Car Guy: Hmmm. O.K. I'll have a look.
Four hours later (as opposed to days at aforementioned dealership)
New Car Guy:O.K. it's fixed. Your oil filter had shrunk and there was no oil in the engine so that's why it was knocking. I changed the oil, replaced the filter and topped off the tranmission fluid.
Me: Wow! That's great. How much?
New Car Guy:$35.00.
Me: Excuse me?
New Car Guy:$35.00. I just charge you for an oil change.
Me:I love you.
New Car Guy: {embarrassed silence} Um... so, are you going to come get it today or tomorrow?

Two of these conversations made me incredibly happy. One made my head hurt. All-in-all, I think that's leaves me feeling pretty good. :-]

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Funny, sad...

{sigh} too much to do. going to die.

O.K. then, funny/sad thing happened today with the Boo at school. First, her teacher made her cry. Completely unintentionally -- Boo's teacher is fond of less than on-color jokie-jokes which she likes to share with the kids (nothing "R" rated or anything like that. more PG-gross...) and today in class they did that counting joke: I made a poop and the next kid says I one a poop; I two a poop; etc. well my kid was number eight. Everyone laughed. Boo cried. Teacher felt horrible (I happened to show up thirteen seconds after it happened and she was mucho apologetic since she's well aware the Boo is one of "those" kids (super-sensitive/doesn't really see the point to potty-humor/karmically probably older than her teacher by a few lifetimes...) Anyway, funny part about all of this is Boo is sad and teacher is the one who made her sad and as I walk up one of her little friends says "Ah, no! Now her mom's in it! It's Personal!" like me and her teacher are gonna throw down in the hallway! Ha! Anyway...

Also very sweet was that there was a small cluster of children (boy friends, NOT the group of turncoat-girls who call themselves her "best" friends!) patting her shoulder and playing with her hair and trying to cheer her up. These are third grade boys, people and I saw not a single eyeroll/snicker. There is hope for the world.

k. back to work... {sigh again}

"Now it's personal!" {snicker}

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

O.K. so I'm working, right...

but seriously, how cute is it that my Baby just DANCED in here and announced "Time-time!" [translation = "bedtime"]

Anyway. I really am going to post about my trip and the subsequent return to work madness -- just as soon as the maxness subsides. For now though, I want to put out there the fact that I {heart} the Mister and Missus Lovah-Lovah like nobuddies bidness and not just because they are the sweetest, most considerate(test) human beings on the planet today. Nope. Mostly it's because they take a mean wedding photo! K. Going back down...

Saturday, April 15, 2006

aaaahhhhhhhh! That was refreshing.

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Just got a note from one of my buddies from high school who I came out here with (literally it would seem since we all appear to have ended up big ole homos!) He's running an urban kids after school program and he and his hubby are adopting a pair of siblings! We're going to drop in on them when we're down there but really, how freaking cool is that???

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Did I mention that i LOVE Miss Tail? My god, that woman has some of the most amazing insights plus she's funny and smart and makes me laugh. I am such a lucky person.

this is one of the sweetest postings I think I've ever seen...

My friend sent me this because she knows I'm looking for a boy to date. Why she thinks a 20-year-old is right up my alley is beyond me... :-]

I'm not looking for anything... - 20

Date: 2006-04-04, 11:00PM PDT

…I’m just sitting here hoping.

Okay, so I’ll admit I’m a little screwed up and that I don’t quite like the way things are going for me right now, but, I do have hope. Hope of a happier life that I can share exclusively with another person. A person with whom there is mutual attraction (mentally, emotionally, and of course physically), devotion, and understanding. I dream of waking up to the sun beating down on our bed and her body against mine. There, in the first few minutes of waking, we would decide whether to pack our things and leave to travel the world or instead to stay and explore some of the finer things in life.

We both would have similar tastes in music (Beatles, Ben Harper, Cake, Jack Johnson, White Stripes, Tom Waits), movies (I <3 Huckabees, Wes Anderson, and Charlie Kaufman), and humor. Together we would laugh at the most inappropriate of times, stop for a moment, then laugh even harder.

I don’t even know if these hopes are reasonable, but, I do know I am too damn young. Where's that fast-forward button when you need it?

Yeah, I know I'm a bastard for making you think i posted a picture of myself but hooray for MSPaint!

[insert smallish picture of tiny person walking under very blue sky]



Happy Birthday, Travelin' Man!

What're you now? 35? 40? Just a quick note to wish you the best b-day ever! i think you're a hell of a guy and I'm simply delighted that you continue to like me well enough to talk to me at gatherings and stuff. Cheers and Mazel Tov!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The saddest day of the year.

Kiss an hour of your life good-bye, people and turn those clocks ahead. Man, whoever thought DST would be a good idea should be taken out and... well, sat right down and given a good talking to! ;-]

Saturday, April 01, 2006


I've got all the beautiful children here with me tonight! Thanks be to GOD the Bee 'rents saw fit to park their kids with us for a bit. I think that if I'd just been the three of us in the house tonight without any distraction for the littler crankier one, there would have been a greater than slight chance that the authorities would have had to be summoned (you know, just to check things out...) :-]

God, I'm certifiable.

I am unbelievably tired and cranky right now (plus somewhat sad that it seems to be taking a very long time for the Boy to realize he can't live without me...) On the flip-side I got our cruise documents in the mail yesterday and I have our passports and I'm figuring out how we're getting from the airport to the dock and I am JUST SO EXCITED about our vacation I can hardly stand it!

So, in an interesting turn of events yesterday, The Boy's "friend" failed to materialize for lunch (and about which he felt just AWFUL -- a little too awful, actually but I'll let that slide...) so end result is I got to see him TWICE this week plus, I got to go peek at the studio where him and his band are recording some demo. The studio is actually somewhat famous I guess in terms of cool 70's era bands who recorded stuff there. I, of course am clueless abut things like that so I was more fascinated by the fact that the rooms are "trapezoidal" instead of square. {sigh} I'm wondering if this whole situation, wherein it is apparent that he does sort of like me but at the same time really isn't going to let me jump on him, is some sort of cruel trick fate has seen fit to play (conversely, it has been pointed out by the people who track these things that me falling for people who like me but who are sexually unavailable is pretty par for my course and I should probably be used to it by now. It is my personal opinion, however, that the people offering these observations are jealous/on crack so I am choosing to and will continue to ignore thier little "insights" in favor of my own skewed view of the world. Thank you.)