Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Even though I just upgraded to Snow Leopard, I see that Apple is now out with OS Lion. I think all that's left for future choices are OS Ocelot and OS Cheeteh, neither of which sound appealing; OS Cheetah for obvious reasons and OS Ocelot because it sounds like "OS cost-a-lot" if you say it quickly.
It's good to know however that long after all the big cats have become extinct in the wild, they'll continue to live on in the MacIntosh Menagerie.

song: Animal • artist: Def Leppard

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon

S & N decided they needed to bring the following items with them when we went to wait for C & H at the bus stop this afternoon:
1. flash light
2. 10 8oz. plastic cups
3. plastic shopping cart
4. half finished bowl of oatmeal and a spoon (placed inside the shopping cart).

song: Tuesday Afternoon • artist: Moody Blues

Your Song

Good news! I'm already an annoying embarrassment to my children.

song: Your Song • artist: Elton John

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hot Stuff

me: "What do the people who got 42" televisions for $199 on Black Friday do with the 40" sets they got last year?"
him: "Put them in their bathrooms."

song: Hot Stuff • artist: Donna Summer

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cold Turkey

So much turkey they passed out on the couch.

song: Cold Turkey • artist: John Lennon

Monday, November 21, 2011

Yes Sir, That's My Baby

H acknowledges mommy's favorite Dr. Seuss character.
In the past month C wrote an acrostic Halloween poem for school that touted the avoidance of high fructose corn syrup and H failed to recognized a photograph of Ronald McDonald ("it's a clown").
Those are my boys.

song: Yes Sir, That's My Baby • artist: Ace Brigode

Sunday, November 20, 2011


OMG! Guess who was speaking at the Eric Carlie Museum of Picture Book Art today!
Norton Juster!
Sorry, but if you don't know who Norton Juster is then you had a sad deprived childhood and I feel sorry for you.

song: Superstar • artist: The Carpenters

Friday, November 18, 2011


It's tough trying to potty train twins. We went through five pairs of undies and pants before dinnertime today.

song: Changes • David Bowie

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Come To My Window

Proof that the holidays are too close together: S & N want to know if Santa is coming for Thanksgiving dinner.
I can't speak for Santa, but this turkey arrived at our house a week early. And he didn't bring a side dish.

song: Come to my Window • artist: Melissa Etheridge

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Last Time

Last day in the garden.

song: The Last Time • artist: The Rolling Stones

Oh Very Young

Morning tongue twister. Say it three times fast.
Serious cereal spillage
Serious cereal spillage
Serious cereal spillage

song: Oh Very Young • artist: Cat Stevens

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot

When there's day after day of plus-60°F weather during November, we say "Shhhhhh. Don't jinx it."
But when there's a cold streak in May the right-wing pundits are quick to sarcastically say, "and the scientists claim there's global warming."

song: Hot, Hot, Hot • artist: Buster Poindexter

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pictures of Lily

First photo - new camera.
And what? You thought it would be of my kids?

song: Pictures of Lily • artist: The Who

Friday, November 11, 2011

diner haiku

creamer pyramid.
six year old's ancient wonder,
of the diner world.

Trapped II

I love how kids see the world. Always in a more optimistic (and creative) light than adults.
Our neighbors are having some work done to the underground irrigation system in their front yard. The landscape trucks have been there for two days and dug a large hole which they covered with planks.
On the way to the bus stop yesterday H exclaimed, "look at the trap the neighbors dug!"

song: Trapped • artist: Bruce Sprintsteen

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Note to self. Soy nut butter may fool elementary school children but it does not fool mice.

song: Trapped • artist: Bruce Springsteen

Here I Go Again

Who picked up the snake she found while raking the yard - with her bare hands - in order to put it in a container so her kids can see it after school?
I am the best mom!

song: Here I Go Again • artist: White Snake

Monday, November 07, 2011


On Monday mornings after the Patriots have lost, the school bus gets to our stop earlier. The reason being, the bus driver is too depressed over the loss to engage in his usual curbside banter.

song: Ripple • artist: The Grateful Dead

Sunday, November 06, 2011

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

It's 7:47 PM, my kids are bathed, read to and in bed.
I think I love daylight savings.

song: It's Five O'Clock Somewhere • artist: Jimmy Buffet

Friday, November 04, 2011

Why We Can't Save the Planet (a haiku)

Like fated squirrels
Plastic bags waft past my car
I hit one dead on

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Beg, Steal, or Borrow

Question: How much candy can I remove from S & N's stash before they start noticing?

song: Beg, Steal, or Borrow • artist: Ray Lamontagne