Welcome back to another episode of "Random Tuesday Thoughts". I'm your host Mama Badger.
->I'm very sad that Jack LaLanne and David Nelson have died this month. We're not even a full month into 2011 and stars from my childhood are dropping like flies. Ok, maybe I only knew them from Nick at Night, but still. I feel for poor David Nelson. Always in the shadow of Ricky. Sigh, Ricky Nelson was dreamy, though.
->Did you celebrate Pie Day on Sunday? (no, you big dork, not pi day, that's 3-14, PIE day.) We had 4 delicious pies to celebrate the occasion. A pizza pie (for lunch, this was the only store bought one), a Chicken Pot Pie (for dinner), a french silk pie, and a banana cream pie. Mmmmm. Pie. I posted on FB about the piestravaganza, which led me to find out that some people... don't. like. pie. What the hell is wrong with them? Seriously, pie can be almost anything. I find it very hard to believe that there is not a single variety they find appealing. Some people just suck.
-> I gave up the ghost and changed LG's swim lesson from "Big Boy Lessons" (without a parent) back to "Little Guy Lessons" (with a parent). A Mama can only take so many weeks of listening to her kid cry across the pool for the full 1/2 hour. Damn. The teachers were nice and all. He did everything they asked, with no challenges. He just cried the whole time. I'm pretty sure nobody enjoyed it, so why bother keeping that going? If he cries with PB tonight, though? He's toast.
-> I'm thinking of getting LG a fish for his "big" birthday present. A beta. Nice bowl set up, low maintenance. He can feed it, and help keep the water clean. Watch it swim around. PB is against the idea. Not because it will be hard to take care of but because it will die long before LG goes to college, and he doesn't want to deal with that. I understand, but have a different theory. My cats are OLD. 13, even. One of them will go in the next year or two, I'm pretty sure. If the fish goes first, it will ease him into the idea. Because god knows PB and I will be far too much of a mess to deal with the boys when one of these cats finally buys the farm.
->Stephen Tyler is on American Idol. I was going to skip this season, but now I'm hooked. He's pretty funny. I don't even mind that he's flirting with girls who are young enough to be his GRAND daughter (PB tried to refute that fact, but no, it's true. He's 63. Almost all of the contestants are young enough to be 3rd generation Tylers). I'm hoping having someone with musical talent will spruce up the show. The first person to try to say J-Lo or Paula have talent gets their comment deleted.
-> PB and I actually got to go out this weekend. On a date. Outside the house. With no kids. And rum. I'd say more, but this is a family site. I will toss out, though, that it is nice to be able to throw out an F-bomb now and again and not worry that you'll be getting a call from school the next day.
Go see Keely for lovely parting gifts. Or something like that.