Tuesday, December 23, 2008

They Start Them Younger and Younger...

Some of you may know that Brian is a high school wrestling coach. He's great at it. He really takes it to heart that he can make a difference in these kids' lives. And he truly does. The kids (for the most part - when he's not making them do a million sprints and push-ups and other insane things) really love him and look up to him. I can't say enough about the fact that Brian really cares about these kids and wants them to succeed. Not only in wrestling, but in life. It sounds really cheesy, but it's true, so I don't care.
Anyhoo, Tucker has been to the mat club that Brian helps coach, but he's never been to a wrestling match. That is, until last night. I think he enjoyed himself. He kept looking up at the people in the bleachers and smiling at them as they yelled at the kids on the mat to crossface this or move your leg that. It was pretty cool. I took a few pictures.

Please excuse the sores around his little nose.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I'm very excited to say that I won a contest! I can't tell you the last time I won a contest. It may have been never.

Thanks to Marty and all the other women over at Triangle Mamas, I entered to win a book and CD by Bill Leslie. From what I've listened to online, his music has a Celtic flavor and is just beautiful. Very soothing. Check out more about him here.

I can't wait to receive my treats and tell you all about them.

Thanks again, Triangle Mamas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend Fun

So this weekend was pretty busy! I hosted a shower for an old colleague of mine. It was a lot of fun and I'm glad everyone seemed to have a good time. It was a coed affair, and I also extended the invite to kids of attendees. It was cool. The kids were small enough to have fun playing with Tucker's toys. Tucker loved being around the kids (who were all girls, mind you). Until, that is, he was tired and needed a nap. But that kid is such a charmer.

The shower lasted about three hours and I was glad to see that the turnout was small but meaningful. If you know what I mean. I got to see some people I hadn't seen in a long time, and I got to meet a couple of people who were pretty damn cool.

The rest of the weekend was filled with running errands and pretending that I have a clean house. My downstairs - spotless. Upstairs, on the other hand, is an utter mess and I'm embarrassed by it. I need to have time to declutter, and I am - slowly but surely. But I feel like I have so many papers - and just stuff in general - that I can get rid of. Anyone have a massive shredder I can borrow?

Oh, and then this morning, Brian walked into Tucker's room and found Tucker STANDING UP in his crib. Time to lower the mattress!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Real Conversation

This is a conversation I just had with a coworker. I can't really stop laughing about it.

D and I, talking about a mutual acquaintance's mother:

Me: Is she Israeli?
Him: No, she's Mexican.

Aaaaaand scene.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Brings Back Memories

I kind of love this. No, scratch that. I DEFINITELY love this.

Animal wild!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Check This Out - It's Funny!

This is my company's version of a Christmas card this year. It's really funny. Called Northern Exposure, it's a celebrity/gossip blog focused on the North Pole. Check back for updates.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Oh, we're in trouble. Tucker figured out how to climb a step. He hasn't managed to try going up our staircase yet, but he did climb the two steps to the landing that leads to our staircase.

I feel like two weeks ago, he was just scooting around. Now he's a fast crawler. And he's got the red knees to prove it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Good Genes (And Jeans)

I had a pretty fun weekend. I didn't sleep a lot, which is a shame. Because I'm really tired.

Thanksgiving was generally pretty fun. I'm sure Brian would agree that it wasn't the most relaxing time at his parents' house. It was cool to see everyone, though. Too bad Tucker woke up after a nap that lasted less than an hour. He was charming, of course, but really tired.

The rest of the weekend I tried to tidy up the house a bit and also start doing this whole recycling thing. I know, I'm a bad person for not recycling before this, but hey, cut me some slack, Jack. I'm trying here. So I'm working on a way to make it easy to plunk bottles and cans in one recepticle, paper in another, and general trash in yet another. I'm just trying to figure out whether those plastic Gerber baby food containers are recyclable. They have the right number in their recycle triangle, but I am still unclear about whether or not my county takes them. If anyone knows the answer to this question, that would be fab.

I bought a pair of jeans at Old Navy - the skinny kind. I quite like them. In trying on the jeans, I realized how much I really need to get rid of my little belly pooch. It's really unattractive and makes me find myself repulsive. Sad, isn't it?

Then today I took a gift card I had from Banana Republic and got another pair of jeans and a cute little sweater. Who doesn't need a cute little sweater? There's always room. And the jeans? They are seriously awesome. Given the fact that the jeans I've been wearing for the past 10 years are not kind of wearing through in the crotch, I needed another pair. It's just not really appropriate to wear them to work, although I still do. But these new Banana jeans...they are a GREAT replacement. Let's just say...they're bananas.