Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good news.

While I was sick, I had lots of help around the house.

And not just with the laundry. She's also great with windows, dishes and cooking. I don't know what I would have done without her.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ode to Robitussin

Robitussin. Sweet Robitussin. Keeper of all who suffer from winter weather chest colds. My how our years together have flown.
As a child, I reluctantly choked you down and shivered at your amazingly hideous flavor. I only took you because my mom made me. But you forgave my insensitivity. my foolishness.
Yes, you willingly stayed with me through years of higher education in the frozen tundra (or the functional equivalent in my mind) where winter lasts forever. always there when i needed you. always that same incredibly bad taste. but i've embraced it now because you're worth it. So worth it.
And now, sweet robitussin, you come again in my time of need. when all forces in the universe seem to conspire against any cough and cold relief. you alone managed to weasel your way onto the pediatrician's list of approved drugs for moms of young babies. you shrewd thing, you.
If only they made slurpees out of you. then would my life be complete.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Mutual Adoration Society

The only thing better than an uncle who loves your baby like she were his own, who never tires of playing with her and who magically soothes her just by holding her...

Is knowing your baby loves her uncle right back. Thanks for coming, Jacob. We can't ever get enough of your visits.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I admit it...

I stayed in my PJs all day long.

Elizabeth was sick and I just couldn't make myself do much of anything but hold her. And guess what?

When she giggles like that, I feel like my day was a complete success even if I didn't manage to get either one of us dressed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In-N-Out poser #2 exposed...please make it stop.

Elizabeth and I went to lunch with Sara and Chandler at this place that calls itself Mooyah.

First of all, the overly enthusiastic guy at the register had the audacity to tell us that we were going to forget we ever liked In-n-out after eating their food AND that their fries would blow In-N-Out's fries out of the water. Them are fighting words in my book.

Here is their menu. They have an option to order your food "Mooyah Style." This is the poser way of saying "animal style" but please do not be fooled. Their Mooyah sauce, which said overly enthusiastic guy falsely claimed was a tangy thousand island sauce, was just wrong. Like bordering on inedible.

What's worse is Sara managed to wipe it off of her burger after deciding it was too gross to eat and then declared that what remained of her burger was SO disgusting that the nasty sauce was actually an improvement. MAYDAY! So she moved to the fries...

Again with the styrofoam cup?!?!? STOP IT! I couldn't eat the fries because they fry them in the same oil as their chicken fingers. Yep. You heard me right. Chicken fingers. Does a copycat of In-N-Out have any business serving chicken fingers? In any case, it turns out I wasn't missing anything. Sara said she'd rather eat fries from just about anywhere else. Read: She was decidedly NOT blown away.

And look at this face. Poor Chandler!

You know fastfood is bad when you can't even get a little guy to eat his fries or hot dog. (Oh yes, they serve hot dogs there...that are even indedible to 3 year olds. AHHHHHHHHH!)

Please note that I am about to shamelessly spread a rumor, the veracity of which I have not even attempted to verify. I have heard it now from more that 3 sources so it has evolved from gossip to a full-fledged rumor. Please also note that if you can disprove this rumor, I don't want to know as I am living on hope and hope alone and would prefer to not know if my hope is to be destroyed. And now the rumor...

I hear that In-N-Out is looking to open an undisclosed number of franchises in Texas, one of which is rumored to be going in off of Coit and 121. Please, if there is mercy in this world...
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It's ok to laugh. I did.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rice Cereal: $2:49.

Peas: $1.99

The look on your baby's face at her first taste of solid food: