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Monday, October 5th, 2009
8:34 am
Friday, November 11th, 2005
1:31 pm
more Star Wars cuteness
my 3 year old girl got one of the watches from Burger King - "Darht Mauve"

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
11:46 am
my daughter channels Yoda
when she asks the day it's "what today is?"

of course, her brother ~still~ says something that sounds suspiciously like "padawan" for "pattern"
Friday, January 14th, 2005
2:04 pm
Tsunami damage
Hearing the reports just doesn’t convey the massive amount of destruction that was caused.

This set of photos shows before and after satellite shots of areas hit.
The first one is bad but not nearly as bad as some of the ones later in the series (‘next’).


In the next month or so I hope to have a garage sale and send the proceeds to the Red Cross and Mercy Corps for tsunami relief.

Current Mood: restless
Monday, January 3rd, 2005
11:44 am
That's ~my~ boy! :)
Best quote of the year so far from my almost 5 year old son, J.
Setup - at a friend's house; his dad / my husband D is drinking a Coke™.

J: "What's that?"
D: "A Coke."
J: "What kind of coke?"

I was so proud *sniff*... :)

Current Mood: pleased
Thursday, December 9th, 2004
4:53 pm
"I've got a nurse"
So my 2.5 year old girl has brought me her dolly and teddy bear before for me to nurse.
But this morning as she was running around nude before school she suddenly looked down at her chest, pointed to herself and said "I've got a nurse!" It took me a second but then I realized what she meant and said "Yes, you do have nipples."
Then I couldn't help myself and asked "Are you going to nurse your dolly or your bear?" She got this great expression and exclaimed "YES!" and ran to the bedroom to get them. My husband was still in bed and I explained what was going on and she shared her newfound discovery of "I've got a nurse!"
What was really funny and odd is that instead of just staying in the bedroom she decided to go back into the hall, lay down on the floor and start nursing her dolly there. Then she brought the bear up and nursed him, too. "Way to tandem nurse, 'Nessa!" She just grinned.
Sunday, October 24th, 2004
8:34 am
here we go again

Last fall I lost about 15-20 pounds - and then gained most of it back in the last 9-10 months.

Hopefully I can do it again (without the re-gain this time!)

Of course, I recently discovered that I'm anemic (tried to donate platelets and my hematocrit was 36) so I have a appointment with my doctor this week to see if there's an underlying cause. (low iron, not enough B vitamins, other things that I won't get into here) At least that explains my tiredness and how quickly I get out of breath (that and the constantly clogged sinuses that give me about 20% airflow).

Started back playing DDR this week. 'Nessa thinks it's great - she dragged the pads out and insisted that I "dance!" the other night. Very cute. Hopefully that will help keep me on track.

Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, May 19th, 2004
3:10 pm
Sunday, April 18th, 2004
9:11 pm
my daughter (22 months) brought me a stuffed rabbit to nurse the other day - lifted up my shirt, shoved it's face on me and said "nurz" :)
her brother (now 4) nursed til he was two (and I was pregnant with his sister or we would have gone longer) but he never brought me anything to nurse. that and some other differences between them really have shown me that there is some genetic hardwiring of thinking and emotional responses between the sexes (along a broad spectrum with exceptions in certain cases, of course)
when I was young and a tomboy I would have denied that concept but over the years I've learned better.

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, February 26th, 2004
10:44 am
Top twelve reasons homosexual marriage should not be legal:
1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children.
3. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful, since Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are property, blacks can’t marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
6. Gay marriage should be decided by people not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.
8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to cars or longer lifespans.
12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a “separate but equal” institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.

Current Mood: cynical
Monday, February 16th, 2004
3:48 pm
you know you have kids when...
you find a piece of Kix cereal in your bra

Thursday, February 12th, 2004
11:59 pm
following along
ok, saw this and thought it was interesting:

What song, if any, reminds you of me?

(*Put this in your journal too. The answers might surprise you*)

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, February 4th, 2004
11:19 am
Introverted (I) 67.86% Extroverted (E) 32.14%
Realistic (S) 52.94% Imaginative (N) 47.06%
Intellectual (T) 56.25% Emotional (F) 43.75%
Easygoing (P) 52.78% Organized (J) 47.22%
Your type is: ISTP
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<div align="center"><!--67.86 52.94 56.25 52.78--><img src="http://sminds.com/images/career.gif"> <table style="color: black; background: #eeeeee" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td> <div align="center"> <table style="color: black; background: #dddddd" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td> <div align="center"> Introverted (I) 67.86% Extroverted (E) 32.14%<br> Realistic (S) 52.94% Imaginative (N) 47.06%<br> Intellectual (T) 56.25% Emotional (F) 43.75%<br> Easygoing (P) 52.78% Organized (J) 47.22%<br> </div> </td> </tr> </table> <table style="color: black; background: #eeeeee" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td> <div align="center"> Your type is: <b><font size="+3">ISTP</font></b><br> </div> </td> </tr> </table> <table style="color: black; background: #dddddd" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td width="280quot;>> <div align="left"> You are a Technician, possible professions include - surveyor , fire fighter , private investigator, pilot, police officer, purchasing agent, chiropractor, <b>medical technician</b>, securities analyst, computer repair person, race car driver, <i>computer programmer</i>, electrical engineer, legal secretary, coach/trainer, commercial artist, carpenter, paralegal, dental assistant, radiological technician, marine biologist, <i>software developer</i>. </div> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="http://similarminds.com/career.html">Take Free Career Inventory Personality Test</a></div>

Let's see - I've been a Med Tech and am now working in Quality Assurance with computer programmers and software developers.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004
11:12 am
so my 4 year old son has taken to calling me by my first name. often it's when he really wants my attention but sometimes it's just in regular conversation. when I asked him why he said "sometimes I call you 'Mommy' and sometimes I call you 'Kelly', just like sometimes you go to work on Sunday"
(note: I'd gone to work on Sunday ONCE in the last year!)

I'm not sure how to handle it. do I insist he call me 'mommy'? (by not answering otherwise or whatever) I just don't see that being very productive. I've known people who started calling their parents by their first names at a fairly young age. of course he still calls his daddy 'Daddy' :P

oh, well, I guess he'll grow out of it --- or he won't...

Current Mood: confused
Saturday, January 31st, 2004
10:36 pm
New Year Best Wishes
měi tiáo dà jiē xiǎo xiàng měi gē rén dē zuī lǐ
At very small street and big blvd. In every person’s mouth

jiàn miàn dì yī jū huà jìou shì gōng xǐ gōng xǐ
The first words when they greet each other are Best Wishes, Best Wishes!

gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ yā
Best Wishes, Best Wishes, Best Wishes to y’all!

gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ
Best Wishes, Best Wishes, Best Wishes to you!

Jared's class sang this at his preschool's Chinese New Year program - the Chinese version, not the English! :) Some day I may actually get around to updating my website and I'll put the video up.

Current Mood: pleased
Saturday, January 24th, 2004
11:48 am
As certain politicians work diligently to prevent marriage between two people of the same sex, others of us have been busy drafting a Constitutional Amendment codifying all marriages entirely on biblical principles. After all, God wouldn't want us to "pick and choose" which of the Scriptures we elevate to civil law and which we choose to ignore:

Draft of a Constitutional Amendment to Defend Biblical Marriage:

Marriage in the United States of America shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women. Genesis 29:17-28; II Samuel 3:2-5.
Marriage shall not impede a man's right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives. II Samuel 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chronicles 11:21
A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed. Deuteronomy 22:13-21
Marriage of a believer and a non-believer shall be forbidden. Genesis 24:3; Numbers 25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Nehemiah 10:30, 2 Corinthians 6:14
Since marriage is for life, neither the US Constitution nor any state law shall permit divorce. Deuteronomy 22:19; Mark 10:9-12
If a married man dies without children, his brother must marry the widow. If the brother refuses to marry the widow, or deliberately does not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law. Genesis 38:6-10; Deuteronomy 25:5-10
In lieu of marriage (if there are no acceptable men to be found), a woman shall get her father drunk and have sex with him. Genesis 19:31-36

I hope this helps to clarify the finer details of the Government's righteous struggle against the infidels and heathens among us.

(original author unknown)

Current Mood: grumpy
Tuesday, December 30th, 2003
3:54 pm
11:46 am
George W. resume
W's accomplishmentsCollapse )

Current Mood: cynical
Thursday, December 25th, 2003
12:46 am
so waiting til xmas eve to get a tree makes for an adventure

we left about 5 and tried to go to the place on 360 - the fence was still there but the trees and even the tent was gone. then we went to the one on Mopac - tent was there but no trees. I said we should try the one on Lamar and San Gabriel but D thought there was no way. we grabbed some McDonald's and drove on down - they had plenty of trees at pretty much a 'name your own price' deal (plus the profits go to Austin youth groups so I'm happy)

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, December 16th, 2003
7:33 pm
American 'Family' Association
the AFA has a poll on whether people support homosexual marriages or 'civil unions' - needless to say that so far with their self-selected voters it's about 90% against both.
go here to vote : http://www.afa.net/petitions/marriagepoll.asp

Like I've said before - if they really wanted to 'protect my marriage' they'd hire us a maid and make it to where MMORPGs would restrict users to 2-3 hours a day. Whether two girls or guys make a commitment to each other has zero effect on my marriage and only a positive effect on my life.

Current Mood: tired
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