Wednesday, July 29, 2009

third of all . . . .

Rodrigo was talking to me about work . . .

him: first of all . . . blah, blah, blah (what was said here is not important, plus I only understand a little of his work talk)
me: and then?
him: and then what?
me: I was expecting more
him: no that's it
me: oh, I thought it would be a list of things
him: why a list?
me: because you started off by saying "first of all". I was expecting at least a "second of all".
him: oh.
me: and you do that a lot; start off saying "first of all" when there's just one thing
him: (laughing) so I should say "last of all" or "only of all"?
me: no maybe just start off with what you want to say in the first place
him: finally . . .
me: (laughing)

He makes me laugh every single day. It may not even be things that are funny to others, but he cracks me up.

feeling: I can't wait for our TV to get fixed
listening to: Weezer (Dope Nose)

Monday, July 20, 2009

"summer" school

You know what I like to do in the middle of the summer in Arizona when it's super hot and you can't even walk out without feeling like you're about to burst into flames? I like to send my kids back to school. Yes, today was their first day back to school. I do feel sorry for them because it is sooooooo hot outside right now, but I have to admit I love this year-round calendar. It doesn't allow them time to get bored either at home or at school.
We went supply shopping this past weekend, which I love. Well, I hate the crowds, but I love new supplies. I remember getting a big new box of crayons and reorganizing them all. With my kids, the big thing is choosing a new bag or backpack. That seems to be about as important as naming a child or something. That's the only part I dread.
This year, it was a breeze! Simone Legno of tokidoki fame designed a line of school supplies for Target. Brianna saw this messenger bag and went straight for it. No messing around. That's just all kinds of awesome!

What I loved even more is that she's getting a tokidoki-ish looking bag and I'm not paying the tokidoki price. This bag was $20.

feeling: OMG it is soooooo hot outside!
listening to: The Dead Weather (Treat Me Like Your Mother)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

playing with my template

Don't panic . . . I'm working on my template. If all goes well -keep your fingers crossed- I'll have finally managed to make something very, very close to what I've always had in mind. Yes, make it, as in by myself. If it doesn't turn out, well, we'll see how that goes. Wish me luck.

As it turns out, I'm an idiot. Yes. I. Am. I started this blog back in 2003. Yes, back when blogger was just blogger and had nothing to do with google. I've only ever upgraded anything that we were forced to. Meaning that I still had the old "classic" template style where you had to mess and mess with the code to make any sort of change. Well, I finally gave in and changed to the "new" template style. Oh. My. Goodness. It is soooooo easy! Why didn't anyone tell me?!?!?!?! You can just add links by clicking and not have to worry if you spaced it and remembered to put things like < li >. Oh, I've wasted soooooo much time. Why? (As I look up into the air, my hands balled up into fists)
I'm still not done with what I want to do. I'm trying to center my sidebar titles without actually centering the links and such. I'm giving up now because my eyes are shot and all I see is a bunch of jumbled letters.
Oh, and I also want to find a picture I really, really want. For now I'm sticking with crayons as that's what we're doing now. Can you believe my kiddies go back to school on Monday? Anyway, now I'm rambling . . . .

feeling: hopeful
listening to: Metric (Help I'm Alive)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

the sun is out and up and down again

It's my birthday today and though I usually tend to lean towards the dramatics of crying over getting older, I'm good with my age now. Mainly because I sort of skipped last year. For some reason, I never remembered my age and always said that I was as old as I'm turning today. So now it feels like I'm the same age for two years. I mean, I didn't do it on purpose. It was just one of those things. The same thing happened to be when I was 27, only it was backwards. I kept thinking I was 26.

Anyway, today I turn this many. Lovely song, lovely video, hopefully it'll be a lovely year.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

hot, hot, hot!!!!

My parents are coming over this weekend. I just got off the phone with my mom who was asking if it's going to be really hot here this weekend. "A little", was my response. What do you think?

To my defense, that was sort of a silly question. I live in Arizona. It's hot here in the winter, what would she expect during the summer?

. . . . . but it's a dry heat.

feeling: I guess I'll be indoors this whole weekend
listening to: Santigold (Lights Out)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

lazy yvett

I've done it. I've reached the epitome of all things lazy. I am now reading two books. Is it because . . . .

1. I can't decide which one I want to read more?
2. I crave literacy so much that one book at a time won't suffice?
3. I am now a book reviewer and I need to read both for an assignment?

If you picked any of these, you'd be wrong. The reason is that I'm keeping one book upstairs and one book downstairs. There. Now you know about me.
The truth is that I usually don't do this. Well, I've really never done this, but it just got to be really annoying waking up on a Sunday morning, being the only person awake and not really wanting to get out of bed yet, reaching over to grab my book only to realize that I left it downstairs. ARGH! Or sitting down on my super comfortable couch in the living room, having a nice cup of something, reaching over for my book and realizing it's up on my nightstand.

I now have this book up on my nightstand. . . . .

. . . . and this one downstairs.

Since I am now a total expert on laziness reading two books at once, let me give you some tips.
1. Don't read two from a series. That is, of course, unless you've already read them and already know what happens. I imagine it would be super hard to read two from a series at the same time. I'd have been saying things like "WHAT DO YOU MEAN SIRIUS IS DEAD?" or "so where the heck is Edward this whole time?"
2. Don't read two similar books. The kind of language in the books I'm reading now cannot be confused with the other. I'm not transposing the plot of one to the other. Now, I have a few books that deal with or have some sort of foot binding scene in them, for example. I wouldn't read those two at the same time. I'd probably read them and be like "what? she already had them bound, why are they doing it again?" Or I'd confuse the friends or something. Am I making sense?
3. I can't think of anything else.

feeling: super lazy
listening to: Manchester Orchestra (I've Got Friends)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Here's wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!