Sunday, January 31, 2010

Yes, thank you, I would like some cheese with my whine...

Today, has really not been my favorite day.

I'm not so overly-pretentious to believe that there are many people who would read this and take offense, however, due to the open and exposed nature of the Internet, i'll keep my comments as vague and un-accusatory as possible.

Despite the fact that my hair is slightly pink, I do not, in fact, have any kind of communicable disease that would prevent you from talking to me.

If you see me running full speed down the sidewalk in high-heeled boots in pursuit of a squealy two-year-old, it is perfectly acceptable for you to put an arm out, or do something to slow her escape. However, stepping aside so she can jet by and then staring at me like i'm a crazy person is not.

And finally. Ow. Ow ow ow ow ow. I want to take a bath and read a book.

Ok, i'm ready for my Camembert now.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Little Letters

Dear Blair,
3 weeks down, and we are still here. Hooray! Also, thank you for doing our taxes last night. This is the one time of year where it's kind of nice to be the poor kids.

Dear Rick Moranis,
I really wish you hadn't retired. You are completely brilliant

Dear Dad,
If you click the button on the side ---> that says Amazon Wish List, you will find every birthday/Christmas/other random occasion present for the next 25 years or so. You and Laura should make one too.

Dear Disneyland,
The Einfeldts are coming in a few months. Prepare yourself!

Dear Ben Brinton,
Running into you at Wal*mart for some reason weirded me out for the rest of the day.

Dear Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Tuna,
You are very delicious, but smelly. I also think you would be delightful with feta cheese... next time.

Dear Team Boo,
I read your blog like I read novels. I wish you posted more, and I also wish we could be real friends (oh wow I really sound like a stalker now. Yikes)

Dear Katie Cowan,

I want you to live closer. For many reasons, but particularly the following:

* You are ridiculously fun
* I want to borrow your sewing machine to make a library bag
* I think grocery shopping would be more fun/bearable if we did it together
* I can make awkward comments and touch the dust on your lamp and yet we are still friends.

Love, Maryposa

Monday, January 18, 2010

What the Cuss?

Ten things for today:
sorry it's a crappy camera phone pic
  1. I was a cheerleader today. Not even kidding. And in case you are wondering? I'm the one who thinks the square root of 4 is rainbows.
  2. Someday I would like to take a nap, though i'm not sure anymore how those work.
  3. I still would really like a Ray Bradbury short stories book.
  4. Sometimes I wish that my pink hair was less permanent... like at church. Other times i'm really really glad i have something that makes me feel like i'm awesome... like at church.
  5. Okay. My obsession with Roller Derby is getting out of hand. I spent the last 30 minutes at work looking up the official list of registered Derby Girl names. Honestly if there were enough girls in Cedar who'd be interested in forming a team or two i'd be all-up-ons, but such is not the case. I need a hobby or something.
  7. Blair and I are beginning week three of "Two Months of Cuss" (ha ha ha... i'm hilarious.) I am really grouchy and on edge like 95% of the time. And we still have HOW MANY months left??? Ugh. I feel like I am constantly either yelling, or apologizing for yelling. If it weren't for the gym i think i'd go absolutely nuts.
  8. I'd like to thank Wes Anderson for the film Fantastic Mr. Fox. It has not only brightened my day, it has also revolutionized my personal use of swears. Please go watch it.
  9. You know you're having a bad day when your three-year old tells you that you need to calm down.
  10. On the movie Princess and the Frog, there is a firefly who is in love with a star who he thinks is another firefly. And her name is Evangeline. awesome.awesome.awesome. there's even a song about her.

Also to anyone interested, Rousseau Evangeline's blessing will be March 7th. (also my dad's birthday... hope he doesn't mind spending it here)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blog Stalking

I'll admit it. I am a blog stalker. In a totally non-creepy way of course.

I'll also admit that i'm completely obsessed with blog comments. I feel totally worthless if I post a blog and no one comments on it. Don't even pretend you don't feel the same way. So i'm debating whether or not it would be a good idea to go out and start commenting on the blogs I stalk. If it were me, i'd be totally excited and pretty flattered that some random person found my ramblings interesting enough to comment on.

What do you think?
Should I take my stalking public?
What would you do? ( <--- this is my shameless attempt to coax some comments)

I'm to the D's now in my alphabetical adventure. Daisy by Brand New just ended, and i'm now on Damn Girl by All-American Rejects. I had to take a mini break this morning though, because it was absolutely necessary to listen to the new Vampire Weekend album in its entirety at least twice. It is ridiculously ambitious, and I love it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'll Tell You What I Want (What I Really Really Want...)

Normally I am not the kind of person that will give the Birthday Alert.

But considering that this year my birthday will be completely occupied in work, basketball games, and general busyness with nothing really Birthday-ish... I'm going to make a small list of things that I am wishing for with all my little heart.

  • To get through the next two months with all family members still alive, and still wanting to be a family.
  • A single night where I can go out with Blair and not have to share him with ANYONE. This includes kids, basketball players, other coaches, parents, people who want to talk about basketball with him, ESPN, the Internet, text messaging, etc...
  • My own green yoga mat and matching metal water bottle.
  • A book of Ray Bradbury short stories.

That's not too much to ask is it?

My alphabetical iTunes adventure is to Clouds Crash by The Matches... OH how I LOVE love LOVE love the Matches.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Expectations, not Resolutions

New York New Year's was a hit.

We made a skyline

Built some fancy New York architecture

Ate delicious New York inspired cuisine

A marvelous time was had by all

I don't remember the last time I made a New Year's resolution, then actually followed through with it. However, I do have some expectations (you may even call them goals) for the coming year.
  • Lose 23 pounds (this is not an arbitrary number, and not a lofty goal either. 12 pounds will get me to my pre-pregnancy weight, 23 will get me healthy.)
  • Completely potty train Elliot and Astoria. Elliot is halfway there...
  • Run a 5k.
That's all i'm going to commit to right now. As much as i'd like to say that i'm going to write 500 words a day, save 10,000 dollars, and send thank-you cards to everyone who probably deserves one... i know how unrealistic that is.

Here are ten random things for today:

  1. I always feel like i'm going to be judged by the checkout attendant based on what i buy when i go to Wal*Mart. Retail employees: Do you judge people based on their purchases?
  2. Rousseau is adorable, even when she barfs 15 times after every feeding.
  3. I'm seriously considering buying a pair of roller skates. I watched Whip It last night and am already trying to come up with roller derby names. Mary Macabre is the only decent one i've thought of so far. Or Violet Riot. Do you have any good ones?
  4. I started reading The Giver for the book club i'm in. It's not at all what i expected. It makes me want to go back and read all the Utopian society fiction i've read in the past and look at the way they use language. I'm so nerdy. Love the book so far.
  5. Ghost Town is, in my opinion, the most underrated film of the last year.
  6. Now i'm thinking that i'd like to make a top ten list of movies from 2009. next post maybe.
  7. This is officially day 3 of "2 months of Hell" Right now Blair is working full time, doing his student teaching, AND coaching basketball. I basically have no husband right now. But if we can get through the next two months, we can probably get through just about anything. So you know, we've got that going for us.
  8. Am I the only one who actually likes Weezer's Raditude? Or Maladroit for that matter?
  9. Last night Elliot threw up, which is sad. Funny thing I noticed though? Astoria has never woken up in the middle of the night to throw up. Elliot does it once every other month or so, but Astoria apparently has no interest in it. Which is kind of nice.
  10. iTunes Alphabetical Adventure is now to Buster Voodoo by Rodrigo y Gabriella. Acoustic guitar flamenco rock = severe awesomeness