Archives for January 2007

In Other News: My Two Year Old Can Work the VCR

Ian can work the VCR. I don’t know how. I never taught him how to do it. We have mostly DVDs, but I have some old Animaiacs VHS tapes that the boy loves. I guess those Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister, Dot) were motivation enough. You know, I’m not even sure my Dad can […]

Let Me Ask You a Question (Super Bowl Edition)

What kind of American throws a baby shower on Super Bowl Sunday? (No offense, Allison, but Super Bowl Sunday???) Do you think there will be beer and chicken wings? Don’t get me wrong – I’m going to the shower. It is at 1:00 and the game doesn’t start until 6:00. Do you think it would […]

Randomness Part 63

It is Elizabeth’s 40th birthday today. She is trying to get 40 comments for her fortieth. Go tell her happy birthday. Sunday School Jamz? Are you kidding me? (I wrote more about this here.) It’s cold. I bought Pillsbury’s Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls the other day. They sound good, but they were pretty gross. Too […]

Don’t Know What You Got ’til it’s Gone

(cue Cinderella) Dear Publix, I hate all the grocery stores in Northern Virginia. I’m serious. The Safeway near my house is overpriced and the lines are always long. Both of the Giants that are close both suck and really aren’t that clean. The Wegmans is too far away for everyday shopping and the workers are […]

Shaq Attack has Arrived!

For those of you playing along at home Shaq Attack was born healthy and seemingly happy two days ago. You can see her stats here. I went and visited her today. Sadly, I have no pictures because Claudia has some sort of aversion to me paying attention to other people’s children. Apparently she really hates […]

What is in a Name?

The twins have named their babies and their horses. (They are dolls and stick horses, but you knew that already, didn’t you?) Claudia named her baby Keisha. To the best of my knowledge, Claudia doesn’t have any little friends named Keisha, so either she made it up or heard it on tv. Ian named his […]

I Come By this Sense of Humor Honestly

The Goon Squad’s grandparents help pay for their preschool. Each set of grandparents provides a “scholarship” for one child. Yes, I know we are lucky, but that isn’t why I am telling you this. I am telling you about the scholarships so that I can get to this part of the story. I got a […]

Remember Earlier? When I Told You I was a Bad Ass?

So, I just got off the phone with Steve Case. No, really. I was on a conference call with Steve Case, and he was really cool. I was joined by Cindy, Kelly, Jenn and Jenny. We talked about his new website Revolution Health. It is a brand new site that is kind of like WebMD, […]

I Was Banned in the E-T-H-I-O-P-I-A

You are supposed to sing that title to the tune of either “Born in the U.S.A.” or “Banned in the U.S.A.” depending on which one you think is funnier. Either way, my friend Mark (I still haven’t been able to figure out why he is wrestling a donkey in that picture) is currently working on […]


I know I have a lot of male readers so I wanted to help you guys out. If your wife/girlfriend/significant other gets a hair cut, and you don’t say anything about it, she is going to think you hate it. As in, ‘if you can’t think of anything nice to say, don’t say anything at […]

A Virtual Joke Shower

Lumpyhead is going to be a big brother very soon. Since we are far too lazy to throw a real shower for his mom, how does everyone feel about a ‘virtual shower’? Mommy at Work peer pressured me into asked for my help co-hosting a virtual joke shower for Lumpyhead’s Mom. Here is what we […]

Randomness Part 62

This picture is freaking me out. Rollin’ With Saget. (I found this on The Art of Getting By) Devra sent me this. Don’t overuse your navigation system. I found out why I think about Rosie Perez every time I watch “Go, Diego! Go!” She is Click the camera. And all this time I thought it […]