Saturday, February 28, 2009

The End of an Era

It's late and I'm tired, so this will be short. I just found out that the lead singer for the Barenaked Ladies, Stephen Page, has left the band. I'm kind of speechless right now. Those that know me well know that I normally don't wrap myself up in celebrity talk. This is different. This was my/our band. Liz and I share so many memories of listening to their new recordings and seeing them live. My high school years were made easier by their music because they could express things I felt in ways that I could not say myself. Their humor and wit encouraged me to laugh at myself often. Their wordplay and hidden meanings always intrigued me. The rest of the 4 members will continue to record and tour without a replacement. Stephen Page is a piece of the puzzle that will never have a suitable replacement.

Here is what happened.

Thank you Stephen Page for 20 years of writing and singing great music. I hope the "new" BNL without Stephen Page can reinvent themselves and still produce great music.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flu, schmu.

Does this baby look sick to you? I think not.

It's been 48 hours since she had the fabulous opportunity to have a 9-inch Q-tip shoved up her nose and for her hawty doctor** to come back and tell her she indeed had the flu. I guess I thought Anna's first bout with a bug would be more eventful than it has been. Luckily, she only had a fever before her first round of Tylenol and hasn't really had any other symptoms since.

So, I guess all of this is code for : Can I freakin' go to Target now?! I'm bored out of my mind! I just finished watching 30 minutes of a women's snowboarding show titled Roxy Chicken Jam and I'm actually looking forward to Lisa Ling's investigation on the Oprah show today.

I'm new to this whole mom thing, but as long as she hasn't had a fever for over 24 hours, she's considered not contagious anymore, right? I mean, I wouldn't want anyone else to get sick, but homegirl has a busy schedule this weekend and a few new hair bows are needed ASAP. I'm pretty sure the only bug at our house is the Love Bug:
**Jess, you should move down the hall a bit. I'm pretty sure doctor visits may be a bit more pleasurable. Although, you may disagree. Our versions of "great looking" versus "flaming-hot" tend to differ.

Friday, February 20, 2009

For all my Church of Christ friends

A clip from our church choir. It must be the sip of wine we drink during communion.

The National Taste Tests Are Right!

Uh Oh, Starbucks. I just tried McDonald's mocha for free with a coupon......and I have to say it is better than the Cafe Mocha at Starbucks......for $1.50 less per cup!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nothin' says lovin' like $10 cake

Happy Valentine's Day... a day late!

I DO have an excuse for not posting a little love message for our readers on the correct day. I just wish the excuse was better than me sleeping in and taking a nap yesterday. I had to save up some energy for our ultra-romantic night out on the town. Fancy clothes, candlelight, gazing into each other's eyes... Eh, that's all overrated.

Urban BBQ with friends sans kids, seven layer chocolate cake, and a really good movie. Now, that's what I call a Happy Valentine's Day. Add in a good weigh-in at Weight Watchers and it would have been the perfect day. Maybe if I would stop eating chocolate cake that's labeled on the menu as "enough for two", that last thing would have actually happened. I should contemplate that over a grande Espresso Truffle and one of those huge Marshmallow Squares from Starbucks.

Hope you had a great day with the ones you love too. Here are a few pics from our V-day photo shoot yesterday:

"I'm to sexy for my paci, too sexy for my paci, too sexy yeah-heh-heh..."

"I get my good looks from my Mommy. Now, my chin? That's another story."

"You continue to snap away, Mom. I'm just gonna rest my eyes a bit."

"A little gift for my Daddy. My Mommy is kind of crazy when it comes to projects."

P.S.: For those that follow me on Facebook, Anna's hand still has a hint of red on it. The people that put "washable, kid-friendly" on the stamper label are liars.

P.S.S.: A big THANK YOU to my brother and sister-in-law for babysitting for us last night. We'll repay you soon enough.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Anna at One Month!

Anna's One Month Stats:
Likes: Formula (3.5 oz), Ceiling Fans, and Swing
Dislikes: Tummy Time, Diaper Changes, & Getting Dressed
Favorite Songs: "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands", "Here Come the Geese" by BNL, & "The Anna Banana Song" (Version 1 by Mommy and Version 2 by Daddy)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

She Likes Big Butts...

She cannot lie. Wiki!

Note to self: Limit Anna's unsupervised time with John. Word!