Friday, September 19, 2008

Finally! Some good news.

Sprint as fast as you can over to Bean's blog and congratulate her on a great beta. After the recent letdowns in my universe (Kevin losing his job, LJ losing Miss Queen, Sunny's IVF), I was pretty damn down in the dumps.

Bean's great news has helped lift my spirits. What else helps? The fact that my son seems to think that oatmeal cereal has a threefold purpose: food, toy and face mask.

A bunch of people have asked for pictures of the little monsters, so here they are:

While here in my family, we are known for having big mouths, I still think that we should tell Liam that perhaps this ball is a bit too large to fit...

This boy loves his bouncy seat

These last 3 are from the county fair

Friday, September 12, 2008

Well, shit

What a day.

Kevin lost his job today. [insert jaw drop here] He's been there almost 8 years and worked his ass off for them. This company sucks beyond belief (I used to work there, I know). If you don't believe me, ask Rho since they screwed her husband over as well previously (plus she used to work there too).

LJ and Mr. Badger aren't going to get the baby. I can't tell what I'm more upset about -- that my husband is unemployed or that LJ won't be snuggling Miss Queen anytime soon. They both make me cry.

My prayers are with Galveston, TX and anyone else in the path of Ike.

In minor news, Liam slept like complete dung last night. He never even slept this poorly as a newborn. Surely that's not helping my mood.

I have to tell you that if Sunny and Bean don't get BFPs, I might just jump off a freakin' bridge!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bloggy Things

Here are some random blog-related thoughts...

I stole the little Feedjit thing for my blog so I could see where people were coming from. I've always been jealous of people who knew that folks got to their blogs by googling "apple-colored monkey snot" or "too sexy for my shirt" or whatnot. I still don't know how people do it (feel free to clue me in), but at least wanted to know who all these people were that were reading my blog.

Frankly, I'm shocked that anyone still reads as I've been such lame blogger of late. So THANK YOU if you are still reading. :-)

Anyway, I noticed that an embarrassingly large number of people come to my blog via Google images. Specifically they come to the pee.stick photo gallery post. I went over to Google images and typed in pee.stick. Sure enough, my post pops up. Neato.

Next subject: I am always amazed at how many people I recognize when I comment on someone's blog. It's clear I travel in a familiar circle. It's not a small circle, mind you, as I regularly follow almost 100 blogs, but we all seem to know the same people.

When I added the 2nd generation of Braces Bunch gals to my Bloglines, it introduced me to a whole new circle of lovely ladies that appear to mostly know each other. I love to read comments on someone's blog where the two are clearly familiar because they are usually hilarious. I'm so excited that many of them have received BFPs since I started reading them!

It's funny to see these gals from the BB post comments on the blogs that I regularly read. I'm sure they were there commenting before but I didn't know who they were so I guess I didn't notice. In particular, Jen comments on nearly every blog that I read (I have no idea how in the world she has so much time and energy to post every day AND leave such nice comments on everyone's blogs, she is amazing), yet I don't think she knows me from Adam. Ditto for J who comments everywhere but we have never commented on each other's blogs. It just makes it feel like such a small world when it's really such a giant community.

Okay, enough rambling. While I'm linking all over the place, let's send a big hearty congratulations to Meghan on the birth of her daughter!! Then hop over to my buddy LJ's blog to send her thousands of good vibes in the hopes that the birthparents of Miss Queen make the decision to select LJ and Mr. Badger.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Name Game

I am digging this name meme going around. Since I'm working hard to post more often, I'm going to be fairly lazy and do the meme unstead of posting something substantive. C'mon, surely you've learned to accept mediocrity from me by now, yes?

The Name Game

1.Your rock star name (first pet, current car): Inky Accord

2.Your gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Mint Chocolate Chip Flip Flop

3.Your Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal): Blue Dog

4.Your soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born): Christel Cheverly

5.Your Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name): Conle

6.Superhero name (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Green Root Beer

7.NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers): Kenneth Eugene

8.Dancer name (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup

9.TV weather anchor name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): I have no idea -- do you seriously remember your 5th grade teacher's name?

10.Spy name (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Autumn Wildflower

11.Cartoon name:(favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Nectarine Pajamas

12.Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Apple Cherry

13.Movie star name (first pet, first street where you lived): Inky Albatross