Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Llama drama

Believe it or not, I was at the Peoria Zoo a week ago today. Peoria, Illinois, as in, "will it play in Peoria?" A llama is about my height, apparently. Just as I was reading on the sign near the llama pen about how "when llama's are angry, they spit a foul-smelling liquid," the llama ambled up to me and practically stuck its face in mine across its fence. As I nervously backed away, the llama suddenly sneezed and I felt a bit of llama snot fly onto my hand. I shrieked like a girl and ran away. It was quiet a moment at the Peoria Zoo.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Late note on the All Star Game

Just in case you were wondering, the Cubs are officially not going to win the World Series this year. I know that's a shock to you all.

And my reasoning on this is even better than the usual goat or black cat: Since the NL lost the ASG, the Cubs would not have home field advantage in the unlikely event that they actually got to the WS. Since they have a losing record on the road, I think it's safe to say they won't be winning a whole lot of post season games not played at Clark and Addison.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Slow cell phone death

You know you're going to die of cancer, right? We are all going to die of cancer at some point, unless some a-hole in an SUV runs us down first, because of all the crap in the air and our food and our walls and household appliances. I, personally, am going to die of either skin cancer or breast cancer. Genetics, you know. So here's just another item to add to your list of toxins that are feeding your future tumors.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Top 5 Friday

Top 5 things I did for the first time on our trip to St. Louis:

5) Hung out in Peoria

4) Saw Suzy's zoo

3) Caught Matthew dozing in church

2) Got sneezed on by a llama (more on that later)

1) Went fishing (and actually caught one! -- more on that later, too)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Top 5 Friday (EARLY because we're going away)

My 5 favorite things about St. Louis (see how I'm trying to be all positive?) :D

5) They have this really cool scrapbooking store

4) The Bowling Hall of Fame (I've never actually been there, but I bet it's cool)

3) The City Museum

2) My dear inlaws and bro-in-law live there in their fabulous home, which they generously open to us any time we want

1) When the Cardinals lose


My friends have informed me that I am incredibly out of touch because I recognized maybe three of the songs on Rock Band. I told them that I knew this already and didn't see it as much of a problem, but they insist I would be a better person if I would get a clue when it comes to modern music. The problem is that I can't listen to the radio, except NPR. The commercials, the DJs and the wading through the crap to get to the good stuff on commercial radio stations is too annoying and too much work. So, I ask you, reader, what should I listen to? Here's what's on my Walkman (which I like, btw):

Lots of classic rock (Aerosmith, CCR, Queen)

Lots of 80s (Bananarama, Bangles, Madonna, Huey Lewis)

Some alt-country (Wilco, BR549)

Every album ever by Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Led Zeppelin)

The only tracks I would consider "current" are about four by Bowling for Soup and one each by the Killers and the Foo Fighters.

Also, Regan already pretty much did this, but with books, so I'm ripping her off again.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Did anyone get it?

If you spotted the gag that was on this blog yesterday, you get a prize.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Best haircut ever

I am the anti-Regan.

Poor Regan. I have the best hairstylist ever. She works miracles. I todl her I wanted to start growing out my hair, and this is the magic she worked. No other hair stylist has been able to actually make my hair look good. I love her. For you locals, her name is Dana Wisdom and she works at Headlines in San Carlos. Did I mention I love her?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Top 5 Movies of all Time

Top 5? Fridays, right? Oh yeah. Kinda forgot about that for a while. Here's an easy one:

5) The Blues Brothers

4) American Beauty

3) Raiders of the Lost Ark

2) Field of Dreams

1) The Big Lebowski

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mountain lion attack

I might be concerned about this, if I were allowed to enter Foothills Park.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'm Number One!

...at least when it comes to hating Terry Gross. If you search for "Terry Gross sucks"on Google, you will find this post of mine at the top of the list.

I love it when like-minded people comment on this post after finding it when performing this search.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Flip flop flip-flop

This article about flip-flops causing foot problems caught my eye because wearing flip-flops caused foot problems. For me. Last summer that was all I wore. Hey, I was pregnant! And it was summer! Sure, I also wear flip-flops during the winter, but still. So the ball of my foot and my Achilles tendonitis (flare-up from my running days) started hurting. Podiatrist said "wear real shoes!" (And use Superfeet.)

So Tuesday I was at Happy Hollow and noticed that pretty much everyone (at least all the moms) was wearing flip flops. Of course, it was about 98 degrees. And there were these:

I was being a good girl and wearing my walking shoes, Superfeet inserted.