Wednesday, October 31, 2007

at least they had MSNBC on in the OB waiting room

Today I thought to myself, "the only thing worse than having to wait in the pharmacy waiting room for 20 minutes is being forced to watch Fox News while doing so." I mean, Sean Hannity was saying things like, "These people want to take God out of everything. They want to take 'In God we Trust' off of the coins, they want to take 'under God' out of the Pledge of Allegiance...I wouldn't be surprised if they wanted to change the Declaration of Independence."

Wait a minute...what? Who said anything about the Declaration? I mean, other than you? Don't be absurd! The Declaration of Independence is an historical document. It would be downright stupidity to want to change it. The Pledge of Allegiance on the other hand? Not an historical document. And even if you think that it is so historically important that it should not be changed, then by your own logic, "under God" should definitely be taken out because it was added in just over 50 years ago! Look it up, people!

Anyway. I was wrong. There is something worse than being forced to watch Fox News while waiting for your prilosec: sitting next to somebody vociferously agreeing with Sean Hannity, to nobody in particular, as if he expects everyone in the room to cheer. "You know what, if you don't like having God in this country, you can just go somewhere else!"

Way to miss the point of religious freedom, jackass.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

remember how...

...the previews for Chicago and Rent made me so excited that I cried? I managed to control myself this time, but just barely.

Sweeney Todd Preview

Saturday, October 27, 2007

jaw dropping here...

I just went to and this was recommended for me on my home page:

They made a movie of Sweeney Todd starring Johnny Depp????? With Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter? And Sacha Baron Cohen? Directed by Tim Burton? How the hell did I not know about this????? This is going to be the greatest movie EVER. The best part? I bet Brian will actually come see it with me, gladly. I mean, it's a Tim Burton movie, after all.

But again...why was I not told about this??? See what happens when I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? I'm completely and totally out of the loop.

ETA: More things I was not told and just discovered on Raul Esparza (who I love) starred in a revival of Company (which I am fond of), and Spring Awakening was composed by Duncan Sheik (whose little sister I lived with in the dorm). I should have my Theater Person card taken away for not knowing these things.

Zoom Zoom Zoom!

We picked up the car at the body shop on Wednesday. All of a sudden it all made sense - why it took two months for them to fix our car, why they expected us to come in immediately at our "scheduled" pickup time (not that we had any say in when that time was). The place is HUGE. I mean, truly enormous. Cars and people everywhere, and the smallest, worst-planned-out parking lot I've ever seen. You'd think it was the only body shop in the state.

Anyway, Brian went to the Mazda dealer, worked his magic, used the force, and got them to pay off the rest of the loan. And now I have a pretty black Mazda 5 with a moonroof and a kickass stereo. I've never had a car stereo that could be controlled through buttons on the steering wheel before. I've also never had a remote keyless entry system or an ignition key that pops out of the remote like a jackknife. Kickass.

Brandon is IN LOVE with this car. I took him for a drive yesterday afternoon and he was so sleepy but really fighting off the nap because he was so excited about the car. He loves being up high enough to actually see things out the window. For all of the times we've driven over the mountains, I don't think he's ever actually seen Kaneohe Bay from the H-3. (And it is a beautiful view, let me tell you.) Anyway he finally dropped off right as we got off of the highway in Kailua, so I turned around to go home and put him in his bed. He woke up instantly when I turned off the engine in our driveway, of course. When I lifted him out of the seat and stood him in the driveway, he cried and clung to the seat. He loves this car.

I love it too, by the way. It stops when I put my foot on the brake, first of all. And it's zippy and pretty.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

turnabout is fair play

For almost two months now, the body shop has been giving us vague answers about when our car would be ready. The past two weeks or so have been particularly frustrating. "Sometime next week. Maybe Friday." "Next week. Tuesday at the earliest."

They left me a message this morning while I was teaching to let me know it would be ready for pickup at 2pm today. Well, it just so happens that Brian has a gig tonight and had to be at work at 1, and he will not be home until late tonight.

So after 2 months of indefinite "maybes", all of sudden they are quite precise. They called me at 2:10pm. "Your car is ready. We left you a message." Subtext: why weren't you here 10 minutes ago? Quite amusing, really.

"We won't be able to come get it until tomorrow," I said. (Which Brian already told them yesterday.) She asked me what time. I honestly don't know, so I told her that. "I really couldn't tell you," I said. "Maybe in the afternoon."

It wasn't until I hung up that I even realized that I just did to them what they've been doing to me for the last two weeks. It was brilliant and delicious and it made me laugh an evil laugh.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

go sesame street! - there's no school like the old school

Incidentally, I am proud to say that I nursed my son for 22 months.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007

dream on

Pregnancy has a tendency to bring vivid dreams, and you tend to remember them more than usual. Last night my dreams included:
  • a car chase with children in the car
  • handbells
  • memories of the lame music teacher at my elementary school when I was in 1st grade
  • a computer animated movie about mice getting on a ship (I frequently have movie dreams this pregnancy - not that I dream I'm watching a movie, but the movie is the dream. It's never real movies, it's ones that I make up.)
  • one of the moms in the playgroup we go to on Wednesdays called to tell me that they were coming to my house the next day. DH answered the phone and didn't tell me about it until we were falling asleep, and reminded me that I had to make some artichoke dip. Which is weird, because I have never even eaten artichoke dip, let alone made it. I make guacamole; as a matter of fact, I am known for it. The family of the woman who called in the dream is especially fond of my guacamole.
Well that was last night. I am looking forward to going to sleep again tonight so I can have more wacky dreams!

Friday, October 5, 2007

can someone explain this chain mail to me?

I really doubt it because it doesn't make sense.

A lame "poem" that tries way too hard to be "touching" about a girl dying in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. Then a "petition" to sign with instructions that when it reaches 5000 signatures to send it back to MADD so they can send it to the President.

What? Why? What exactly are they trying to accomplish by sending an anti-drunk-driving petition to the White House? A law that makes drunk driving illegal? Oh, wait...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

going bananas

Call me crazy, but Jello Instant Pudding, banana flavor, tastes like amoxicillin to me. You know, the medicine that tastes like bubble gum.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

knocked up

In case you can't tell from the fetus floating around in my sidebar, I am pregnant.

For a while I thought my due date was 4-20, and that was so funny, but I forgot that next year is a leap year so it's actually 4-19. Not that due dates mean anything anyway. Brandon came at 37wks, 5days.

I wrote four "secret" entries over the past few weeks that I saved instead of publishing. They are published now so you can go back and read them if you want to. The are named...wait for it...Secret Entry #1-4. (They are all tagged with the topic "pregnancy", btw.) I think three of them are about food.