Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Random Tuesday Thoughts
It's Tuesday all over again. You'd think once in a while it would take a vacation? But no, always there, on the job right after Monday. Rats.
-> Today's post was almost a rant about those blindly patriotic e-mails that say "Buy American" or "Don't give money to Haiti". I had the thing all written. Then I read it. And I realized I can't even post about that krappe. It just annoys me beyond compare. So, do me a favor, don't send me those e-mail. Because I'm going to buy the best product for the best price. That's how our economy works. And I'm going to give to whom ever I damn well please. Because it's my money. If I want advice I'll go ask my financial guy. Not you. Go away.
-> 2 year olds? Get much better prezzies than 1 year olds. Seriously. The cars are more fun, the puzzles are more fun. LG's birthday was quite a windfall of fun stuffs. What does he want to do, though? Walk around with his new phone and his Mardi Gras beads and call Grammie. Ignore the puzzles and trucks and cars and Leggos. Just give him the phone, he and Grammie need to talk.
-> To the man I almost hit with my car last night: If you insist on going out jogging in the dark, in a snowstorm, while wearing black and white? Stay on the damn sidewalk. That's why we shovel them.
-> Little wagon just rolled 100,000 miles. Sniff. We took it out for ice cream to celebrate. Ok, PB and I got ice cream. Little wagon just took us there. But it did it with pride and love. Yeah. Pride and love. And I didn't feel at all bad for looking at new cars yesterday when I dropped it off for servicing. Because little wagon knows me. And it knows that a purchase of that size and magnitude in my life will take about 3 years of research. So, little wagon feels fairly secure that it's not going anywhere soon.
-> I find it oddly amusing that Vancouver has no snow right now, but Washington DC had to close the airport.
-> LG has a busier calendar than I do. This month he has some doctor appts, a play date, a few parties to attend. Me? Nothing.
-> It finally occurred to me why I really didn't want to have a party for my 2 year old. Because if you invite other two year olds, you have to assume their parents will come. Otherwise you'd spend the whole time changing other kids diapers and wiping up their snotty noses. You'd end up being "daycare" for about two hours. Now, if their parents come, you may or may not really know those people. In our case, I know the other school parents well enough to say "Hello" at the grocery store, or ask how they're doing, but certainly not well enough to chat for 2 hours. Which I would be forced to do at this party. Yuck. And you just know I'd do something that would make them gasp. Like serve cocktails (because any event with that many small children requires hard liquor, people).
-> One of our friends commented as LG's party winded down and the kids changed into their jammies that they thought they remembered my nieces sleeper from LG last year. Yup, same one. We had borrowed if from her older brother (who may or may not have been its first owner). It's one of the fun things our family can do. You look at what your nieces and nephews are wearing and say, "I remember when XXX wore that dress/sweater/sleeper. Still looks good!" Does your family do that? We almost honor our hand me downs. You should feel privileged to wear the same thing your cousins broke in for you. Yeah. That's it.
Ok, it's getting late in the day and I need to get back to work. Go visit Keely and the other random bloggers. And remember to each your vegetable.