Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
For a mere $899, you too can own this "stroller." At that freakin price it better give massages and make double vanilla mocha cappuchinos.
Hold your horses, because I am not done yet. It has been a long week and sometimes you just need an outlet to vent.
OH, the irony. Gore and the other Nobel Prize winners to visit the White House. So here's the situation. Gore is going to visit the White House. Yes, that would be the same White House that he would have been living in had he not gotten screwed over(we don't have time for me to list all the ways that election was messed up.) He is going to the White House because of his work on behalf of global warming (a good thing). But what I find so funny about this whole thing is that Bush invited him and the others to celebrate them receiving the awards. So let me get this straight, Bush wants to celebrate Gore winning an award for his activism on the Global Warming front and yet, W is the WORST environmental president on record. Sort of a slap on the back.....like saying "Thanks old buddy for cleaning up my messes." Sadly, the average IQ in that room will drop when W shows up. Can you just picture it now, Bush trying to talk about knock-out mice and carbon foot printing--and actually trying to sound intelligent? Now that would be a Youtube video I would like to see.
(Maybe this will be my Christmas card this year?) Thanks modmom.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
1) You have a 50% chance that your child will have good taste in music---when, the dad is still stuck in the 80s as far as his musical tastes go and the mom is stuck in the here-and-now, modern, hip musical era. Sadly, my dear daugher got her father's musical taste genes. Who would have thought that ZZ Top would be so entertaining for a little girl? Well at least she got the sugar-tooth gene and the "love of shoes" gene from me.
2)Wednesday November 14th is my dear husband's birthday---but it is also the PREMIERE night of PROJECT RUNWAY. Yippee!! I love the show. Deep down inside I have a smidgen of a dream to someday sew fabulous clothes. In the meantime, I will stick to sewing baby-wear and shopping the discount racks. Oh yeah--back to his birthday--it should be an exciting night filled with us changing diapers, listening to Baby Beluga and being grateful for having two healthy kiddos.
3)Am I the only one who has had it with these lead recalls from China? Seriously, our kids are getting sock monkeys for christmas. There is just too much crap being imported into this country that is unsafe. What the hell are Aquadots? Who knows, but they have the "date rape" drug in them. I heard the other day that only 2% of the seafood that comes into the US is inspected. FANTASTIC..... Maybe we could divert some of that money going to Iraq to making our country more safe. I know, it's a crazy idea.
4)What do you think of arranged marriages? Well, Miss Kendall Quinn met a studly little guy yesterday named Logan Quinn---maybe we should book a reception hall today.
Have a great week! See you at the cocktail party.....
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I emailed many of you an Oprah piece featurning CMU professor Dr. Randy Pausch--if you have an hour and forty minutes to kill---check out his real lecture he gave to the students and staff at CMU. Just to give you a little background, CMU--Carnegie Mellon is one of the best kept secrets in the universe. This school is a big computer science school....so much so--the rumor is that Google and Microsoft and the like--have set up offices there in Pittsburgh to be close to all the incredible research going on. Another note: the joke in Pittsburgh is that some people call it Shitsburgh---but I really liked the town. Check it out sometime.....
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Now for some geekiness. I don't know about you, but the Nobel prizes are like the Oscars for me. I get excited every year to hear who has won. When I was in college I took two courses titled--the Nobel Prize Winners and the Nobel Prizes of Literature. Some of the best classes I took at the good ole U of A. This year is a bright shining star. I just have to commend the Nobel committee for their pick for the Nobel Prize in Medicine--the team of Capecchi/Smithies/Evans and their discovery of the "knockout mouse". All you have to know is that this has seriously changed the face of genetic/molecular biology research. By knocking out a gene, you can see what sort of traits/functions, etc. disappear...thus determining what a particular gene does. This is very important for figuring out what roles certain genes play in certain illnesses. Every disease out there can be researched with this technique. Salute! Congrats Capecchi/Smithies/Evans. The literature prize is announced on Thursday and the Peace Prize on Friday. Rumor has it that Al Gore is up for Peace Prize and Cormac McCarthy is up for the Literature price. Check in for updates.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
But I wanted to alert you all to some of the hippest new products on the market for kids and adults alike.
And lastly from the file of "Things that can be found in the kitchen that aren't conventional toys but kids love"--the ever famous BEER HUGGIE. Kendall has found they are easy to stack and has been carrying around her bucket of beer huggies all day. Please don't call CPS.
Kids dig it.