Nov 28, 2008

Two of my favorite things

The Things of My Soul

Mormon Mommy Wars.

Ray (the author of the first) is a wonderful, intelligent, considerate person who writes some great stuff. I love reading it. I feel a lot of peace, when I do... and it contrasts nicely with a lot of the bitter, combative stuff written about (and sometimes, by) Mormons in the blogosphere.

Mormon Mommy wars is Just Hilarious. In the very best (clean) way.

Nov 24, 2008

my little rennaisance woman

So, my daughter has a homeschool assignment that she is currently working on: write words, or phrases, that describe what you want to be, or do, when you grow up. She's been working away. she asks me how to spell some words as she goes along:

Loli: Mom, how do you spell "Artist?"
(aw. she's said she wants to be an artist ever since she was four years old. My cute little artist.)

I spell it for her. A moment later:

Loli: Mom, how do you spell, "Baker?":
(Cute. I can see her in a little baker's cap... a smudge of flower on her nose..)

I spell it for her. A moment later:

Loli: Mom, how do you spell "musician?"
(whoa. she knows the word, musician? where did she learn that?)

I spell it for her. A moment later:

Loli: Mom, how do you spell, "train?"

I spell it for her. A moment later:

Loli: Mom, how do you spell, "nurse?"

My head is starting to swim. This is one girl who can pay for her own college. That's all I have to say about that.

Nov 18, 2008

Nov 16, 2008


I stumbled upon this website and I completely, absolutely, am in love. But who has that much time? I ask you?

But it's got a lot of really, really cute ideas for special occasions. Go take a look if you've got little girls and are sometimes fishing for a really cute hair idea...

Nov 14, 2008

Leprechaun terminology...

I'm trying to find a word. Usually I can get it in about a day if I'm searching enough, but this one has alluded me.

What is the leprechaun slang for being kidnapped?

It's not shangheid.

It's not shilelaugh (that's the stick leprechauns carry).

Thank you for your assistance.

Nov 13, 2008

Seriously reaching...

Is it just me, or have there been extremely awful commercials on TV lately? Either completely weird, or laughably silly dialogue, or just... obscenely illogical promises. Here are my favorites:

courtesy of Dave:

another, courtesy of the Nice one.


The feminist in me is tempted to get angsty about this one... but it's just so dumb, I laugh intsead. I just can't muster that feminist agnst.

I have taken this one down due to (very legitimate) complaints and instead created a link. Watch it if you want to, but my advice is only watch the first five seconds or so of it... it gets pretty weird and disturbing. The worst part is one of the girls using his chocolate belly button to fondue a strawberry... it looks much worse, though.

Odd, disturbing, and... somehow vaguely racist? Maybe that's just my white guilt talking.

This one made me laugh out loud, the first three times I saw it. I wish I had the dialogue written down somewhere. I could use it in a future story or something. But it's not worth the trouble of transcribing.

There are plenty more. If you guys know of any, I"ll look them up on Youtube and add them to this post. Haha. It's so much more fun to make fun of American consumerism than to get angry about it...

Nov 9, 2008

Words that come out of my mouth

This week.

Just me:

"uh oh! Did you gag yourself with pony legs?"

"No pooping on the stairs. Only in the potty."

"Don't eat bubbles. Bubbles are not food."

"Snakes don't live inside. They live outside. They won't come in your bed,I promise."

"Please don't use mommy's shoulder. Use kleenex."

"The baby was using the lawnmower. Wait your turn."

"Please don't hammer people."

"Are you my little sunset sweetie?"

"Take your clothes upstairs and PUT THEM IN THE DRAWER not on the floor NEATLY don't just stuff them in and THEN you can have lunch!"

"Please don't be a kitty right now. Kitties can't do math."


"Would you like to mop the floor?" (Both girls answer): "Yeah!!!!" (Jaws): "Can I do the scrubbing?"

(Jaws): Canniwatch, Cuyus Jodge?" "No. We've already seen curious George once today. We've already SEEN IT! NO MORE CURIOUS GEORGE!"

"OK. I'll give you two of my cookies. Just two each, OK?" (Loli gives me a kindly look): "OK, Mom."

Nonononono. Nononono. (Squirt): Nananana. Nanana!

"That's a really cool fairy house. Is that the one we made together?" (Loli): "No. I made it. It's better than yours, mom... it's staying up."

(Loli): "Mom, why are you brushing your teeth?" "I'm going to a meeting." "Oh. And you have to look as pretty as you possibly can?"

Nov 8, 2008

A big step for America

My reasons behind voting for Obama had nothing to do with color. I know that my friends and family did not vote for or against him because of it, either. But the fact that he is black, and the fact that he has been elected (no matter whether you agree with his politics or not) is a big thing.

I watched those crowds on TV when Obama gave his victory speech. The sheer disbelief, the overwhelming joy, and the hope apparent on the faces of many in the crowd... I am so glad. America is a place where everyone should be able to believe he or she can do anything, if they want it and work hard enough. That's what America is about.

Nov 5, 2008

Facebook on Election Day

Nosurfgirl’s compilation of today’s facebook status updates..

... is happy prop 8 will most likely pass.

…is a little nervous about having democrats control the house, senate and presidency...where are the checks and balances?


…is God bless America! I'm glad neither candidate left God out of it:)

…is disconnecting herself for the day. Well.. except to check on Prop 8... you Californians like to make things interesting and close, eh?

…is ready for longer recesses and more candy in the vending machines!

…just put an extra blanket on her bed 'cause it's so cold... and is super worried about prop 8.

…loves her country! I just wish I could've been in Grant Park tonight!

…is feeling inspired.

…is sad McCain lost...but hopeful Obama can live up to the 'hype.'

…is in awe. "But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree." THAT is why I voted for him!

…is happy that prop 102 definition of marriage passed in AZ and hopes that PROP 8 in CA passed also!

…is so happy right now...


…is not ready for the constitution to be torn to shreds, but looks like she doesn't have a choice.

…Going to bed early.

…voted. Exciting.

Feel free to post yours. :)

I love this feeling... even though it's been emotional, a real roller coaster for everyone, I'm so glad I live in a country where everyone has a voice, and nobody is persecuted for stating their feelings.

Nov 2, 2008

Mormons and potlicial affiliation

Thank you, Dallan, for digging this out of the SL trib archives. Wonderful article... so well said. I wanted to give it a post of its own!