Archives for June 2005

Coke hurts less than Pepsi

When I was first pregnant with the squad, I was so sick, that I chose what to eat, not by what would be good for the baby (or babies as it turned out), but what hurt the least to throw up. If anyone was wondering, biscuits, eggs, pasta and cheese are the things that hurt […]

What the hell is wrong with Sharon Stone?

Sharon Stone must be hanging out with Tom Cruise. I don’t know what the laws are like in London, but I know in Florida if you leave a kid in the car, they take your child away from you and you go to jail. If things really do come in threes, you can expect another […]

Consider Yourself Warned

Buccaneer training camp starts on July 28th, and I have the NFL Network. I hope you people like football.

Two Unexpected Bonuses

Besides being a great way to get things off of my chest, and a vehicle to share stories about my kids, blogging has had some other surprising side effects. First, it’s been really nice to see who is commenting. I end up keeping in touch with people I don’t get to talk to that much. […]

What the hell is wrong with Tom Cruise?

I was watching The Daily Show, and I saw a clip of Matt Lauer interviewing Tom Cruise. Just watching CNN I’ve been forced to learn all about his nonsensical (that right, Ritch, stupid) romance with Katie Holmes, and I’ve begun to think of him as crazy but what kind of person does not believe in […]

Things that I have learned by watching “Jeopardy!”

1) Thomas Wolf (Look Homeward Angel) and Tom Wolfe (Bonfire of the Vanities) are different authors. 2) A cheetah cannot retract its claws. 3) A 13 month old will rock out during the final Jeopardy song.

Lake, Big Lake

We had a great time at the lake this weekend. As promised, I have some pictures to help you understand what it is like. Jeff brought the horse head for the threeman hat, but it was too hard to drink through. We did a good job finding other uses for it. Yes, that is Jeff […]

I knew it!

Claudia walked on Friday. The day after we left for the lake. Last night she took a few small steps, but all four of her grandparents saw her take about 15 steps in a row. Unbelievable.

I just know it is going to happen

Who wants to lay money down that Claudia will really start walking this weekend when Gabe and I are at the lake? That would be just like my daughter. She will come up and give me a hug and a kiss, and stand hugging me and then she will give me a little love pinch […]

Here’s what I don’t get.

You might want to skip this one if you don’t watch childrens programming for at least an hour each day, but… Miffy is a bunny. Her best friend is a bear. Her neighbor friends are pigs. How can she have a dog as her pet? It just doesn’t seem fair to the poor dog. The […]

I don’t think it’s that funny.

We went out to dinner last night with our friends Aaron and Erin. This was actually a big deal, because they live in California and we have two little kids and they have two little kids. At one point Aaron even mentioned how odd it was for all four of us to be there and […]

Hooray for the lake!

Almost every year we get together with a bunch of our friends up in north Florida. Ritch’s parents own a house on Kingsley Lake and, except for last year, when I had two month old twins, I’ve gone every year for 10 years. It’s always a big party. This year will be different than the […]