Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of you who keep track of such things, this year's Macy's Parade missing Sesame Street cast member was Gordon. Sorry, Gordon.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Continuing absence

Having too much fun with the kids to post.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Have to stop slurring my speech

In the car this morning on the way to work/daycare/pre-K, we were listening to a new mix on my iPod. Pete Yorn's "On Your Side" came on, and a little voice spoke up from the backseat.

AB: Mommy, is Pete Yorn real?
APL: (suppressing the urge to faint from the sheer cuteness) Yes, sweetie. Remember when you saw him in concert?
AB: Yes, but is he real?
APL: Yes. He's a boy from New Jersey who learned to play the guitar, sing, and write songs. He's a musician. That's his job, like mommy's job is to be a lawyer and daddy's job is [NSAH's job].
AB: But he doesn't do magic.

I spent the next three minutes trying to enunciate the difference between "magician" and "musician." To no avail, I think. Oh, well.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I will survive

This scene and the excellent music therein were going through my head all day today, because... well, work's been challenging lately. But I am sticking it out, and I will overcome, dammit. (No, I didn't come out at the office yesterday. But Ellen's excellent dance moves apply nonetheless.)

(For those of you who didn't see Ellen's special "The Beginning," this was her interpretive dance on her life in the previous years.)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Another pink-collar job

I took Angry Boy to see Bee Movie today. (It was pretty good. I went in with low expectations, so perhaps that helped.) There were some courtroom scenes, which were pretty funny.

In the car ride home, AB and I were talking about the movie. I wanted him to know that the courtroom scenes kind of demonstrated what his mom does for a living.

APL: Remember the scenes in that room, with the woman judge in the black robe and that really large, mean guy?
AB: Yes.
APL: Well, that big guy was a lawyer.
AB: (laughing) No, he wasn't. Lawyers are girls.

I guess it makes sense. If you asked him, he'd say he knows two lawyers: Me, and Sally from the movie Cars.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Fun with church signs

Presumably in an effort to draw in more congregants, the sign outside our local Presbyterian church now reads:


As we drove by, I begged NSAH to stop the car so I could steal a certain letter "T."