Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just wanted to shout out for Cuppies and Joe in OKC, OK. Very yummy cupcakes, very good coffee.

And to my gals from the OMC.

I would have gone mental (or more mental, whatever) without y'all!
I just found Dooce! ( like she needs the help hahahaha!) She's incredibly funny and very honest. I think. Not saying she isn't but how would I know really? Anyhoo, she's funny and that's the most important thing, right?

I read her stuff about the birth of her second daughter and that was me except for it didn't work out. I DID ALL THE RESEARCH and PRACTISING OF BREATHING and TRYING TO VISUALIZE (because I'm shite at imaging visual stuff). Then my big-headed baby boy turns FUCKING FOOTLING BREECH with THREE WEEKS TO GO. I was so mad and I still get angry, no FURIOUS, when I think about it. I feel cheated because that's that for me more than likely. (Let's just say the Earth will have to start orbiting the Moon or something first!) I know, I know "happy and healthy". I'm not taking that for granted. But, in my mind, the labor and the baby are two separate things. I compartmentalize stuff, I'm anal - I know this.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I've just found Wil Wheaton's reviews of Star Trek: TNG on and they are FUCKING HILARIOUS!

I've just spent 1.5 hours on my sofa, snorting randomly with laughter and grinning like a fool.
This is how blogging is done.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Holy crap, over a month already.

I have always had a problem with journaling, seems like too much gazing at one's own navel to me, but I will persevere!

I went to see Julie & Julia last night. Of course I hit for all the reviews first. Almost without exception, the reviewers praised the Julia Child portions of the story and blasted the Julie Powell portions. They blasted Julie personally, which is not nice. I think they should have been a bit kinder. If there was a problem with those portions of the movie it was the director's problem. I give Julie Powell credit for using the tools at her disposal to try and do something, make something of herself, achieve something. Blogging is narcissistic but that is not the only descriptor of any blogger. I think the movie critics are reacting defensively to a threat to their domain - people who write online and who don't get paid for it. Incidentally I preferred the Julia Child bits also - I read "My Life in France" a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it. The film didn't do it justice but that's often the problem when translating a book into a film. I loved the descriptions of Paris, the Cordon Bleu school, their parties. Julia is a bit of an inspiration because she was a late starter and I'm hoping that's what I'll be too! (How self-focused is that?)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Didn't do anything major for 4th July. Our plan was to go to Big D but Sonny came down with a dose of stomach 'flu so there was no way we were bringing that to Dallas to our friends' kids. we thought we might go see the local fireworks but Sonny of course started getting wired early and there was a thunderstorm so we just went home. Boys and DH went to bed early. I drank a solitary beer and watched Apollo 13. Bit sad really. O well. Boo hoo.

Watching Happy Feet at the moment. I have to admit I've never really been impressed by tap-dancing and that's still the case. But it's a nice little movie. And Sonny is finally at the edge where he can appreciate some movies. I'm glad he's over his dose. Just hope Baba doesn't get it.

I have requested and been given the afternoon off so I'm really looking forward to that...

And I go back to work tomorrow, which I'm dreading but I don't get paid unless I do work.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm hopeless. But I'm back and I promise that I'll do better from now.

Our Irish trip was really good but almost lost in the mists of time at this stage. We stayed with my folks for two weeks (me and the boys that is, Otherhalf had to go to Rome for work, poor thing) then we went to Otherhalf's family for two weeks passing through Cork on the way to visit my sister and brother. Met brother's girlfriend for the first time - she's seems like a mad woman - I liked her a lot. My two boys were OK. It took the 2.5 year old about 1.5 weeks to adjust to the jet lag and he acted out a lot. The little five-month-old was absolutely no problem. Everyone loved them especially their grandparents. One thing about taking two kids to another country is that it's not really a vacation (how insightful I am) - it's basically just the usual round of childminding, laundry, and food prep but in someone else's house. I do want to say thanks to my folks and to my brothers- and sisters-in-law for their hospitality - it's a lot to put up with four people for two weeks but they were all very easygoing and welcoming.

More soon.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Well I'm back in the land of the living or at least the land of high-speed internet. I was away, far away in the land of leprechauns, shenanigans, and shillelaghs. Actually I was in Ireland (I'm Irish) for the month of May and no-one that I stayed with had very good internet access, good enough to use uTorrent but that's another story.

The four of us (DH, me, and two small fellahs) left here on Sat 2nd May. We had a 30 min flight to DFW than a longer jump to Chicago then a really long ride to Dublin. Well Big D sat under a thunderstorm all of Sat so our half-hour trip turned into an 8 hour visit to the Twilight zone (that's right 8 hours, no exaggerating) including two landings in Austin to refuel the plane and, on the second occasion, the people. We finally booked into a hotel in Dallas at 1:30 am on Sun morning. All I can say is Thank Goodness for the mighty Crackberry because DH was able to reschedule our flights when we landed in Austin the first time. Otherwise we would have spent several days in Dall-suck-ass.

I could try to tell all about our holiday here but I'm going to break it into several posts over several days because two small boys don't allow for a lot of consecutive computer time and blogging....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

So much for blogging every day. O well.

It has been an average weekend. Other-half was supposed to run the OKC Memorial Half-Marathon but had rotten stomach cramps that cramped his style (hurhur!) so we spent the day at home instead. I'm going a bit stir-crazy (as is usual when I don't get out). I only got as far as the service station to get some milk to put in the tea.

Spent the evening figuring out where Baba falls on the growth curves for his age. Aside from the Big Giant Head, he is 7?th percentile for weight and 22nd for height. He is a chunky butt! We had the Magic/Hawks game on and I can't even tell you who won. I suppose that's what and are for. The important thing is the Mavs are up 3:1 against the Spurs. Maybe that Kidd trade makes sense after all.

We had Other-half's brother and family on a computer-call. Since we started doing this almost ten years back, the quality has improved so much. No echoing down the line or 10 second delays
or pixelly images, it's brilliant.

And we get to see all the cousins in person in a few weeks! It's going to be brilliant (if I don't kill my mother, who we're staying with first).

Friday, April 24, 2009

I have two small boys who I'll call Sonny and Baba (following the example of a friend of mine who uses Xanga). They are 26 months and 5 months, respectively, so ... SMALL. Tonight we went to a pizza palace with Dada and they were absolutely brilliant. Sonny said that he had "nice pizza" and Baba made lots of sounds like R2D2, which means he's happy. The only down-side was Sonny fell off his booster because he was trying to turn around to look at the babysitter-aged girls at the table behind us (he's a woeful flirt) but I got a hug out of it so that was all right! ;-b

We got home and everyone except me went to bed with no screaming and roaring (that's rare for Dada) so I've been passing time, watching SATC movie with my satellite going on the blink every 30 seconds or so, surfing on our brand-new computer, which I love, and trying to figure out how to blog.

And I got some new contact lens today and it feels like there's nothing in my eyes and I've had them in for 14 hours, which is a BREAKTHROUGH for me.

It has been a good day!
Well, my goal for this year is to start writing and to start earning money for it (writing that is). All the advice is to "write something every day" so I'm going to write a blog entry on a daily basis. The only issue is what to write about but I'm sure I'll figure that out.
This is my first ever post so ... testing 1, 2, testing 1, 2, 3...