Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's Crazy Here!

The air quality is terrible. Last night, the smell of smoke permeated my entire house. The winds are horrible and reaking a lot of havoc . . .

This is an LA Times photo of fire fighters that got put into a very dangerous situation. Luckily they survived. You can see and read the article at http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-10/33404633.jpg Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost their houses. I've never seen so many houses go up in flames, it's absolutely crazy. I've got friends and family that have been evacuated and damage due to the wind but we're still pretty lucky so far. . .

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Shirt Says It All

I think it was a sign. Almost two weeks to the day I bought the Housewife Hag Minivan, I went to the Pasadena Flea Market.

I found this shirt:

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Yes. It does say I'm too cool for a minivan. And yes, I am too cool for the minivan.

I also got this shirt:

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If you're envious, of my new t-shirts, go check out Mommy Aarin's website or visit her at the Pasadena Flea Market (yes, this is the famous flea market that talk about on Shabby Chic). (She's a mommy too.)

Shameless plug, I know. But I thought my new shirts were cute. I wore it today and got lots of compliments (and laughs)from my mommy friends.


On another note . . . While I was at the flea market, my brother's wife straightened The Princess' hair after she gave her a bath:

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The next morning, it looked like this (even though she didn't get another bath):

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It's so hard to keep straight hair.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

It's Official!

Three and a half years ago, I was contemplating the next car I was going to buy. My in-laws were adamant that I should get a minivan and I have to admit that the features were certainly tempting. I was determined to find the best car for me so, I started asking my mommy friends why they chose the car they chose. I had narrowed it down to about 4 cars:
  1. Toyota Sequoia
  2. Acura MDX
  3. Honda Odyssey
  4. Toyota Sienna

I asked one of my friends why she chose the Ford Explorer over a minivan and she said: "I'm already a housewife, I don't want to be a housewife hag."

So, I was forever affected by that statement. I narrowed my choices to the Sequoia and the MDX. In the end, I chose the Sequoia because my husband thought the Acura was to girlie and didn't think that it felt like a real truck.

I loved my Sequoia, up until Jr. Peanut was born. Then, I started dreaming of the doors on a minivan. When I got accosted by a homeless man I promised myself, I'd get a minivan specifically for the doors.

This past week, I made it official...I'm now a housewife hag with my new Honda Odyssey:

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Although I am a housewife hag, I have some pretty cool gadgets, so please call me the "Geeky Housewife Hag". I pimped my ride with the following gadgets:

  • Navigation System
  • DVD Player
  • iPhone


I'm sorry I've been so mysto lately. I didn't have that great of a birthday last week, I got sick, and I was busy contemplating the purchase of a new car. I will do my best to start reading the 200 posts I have in my google reader...especially now that I can read them on my phone. I also received some recognition from some of my peeps-- Jackie (who thinks I'm nice) and Brillig (who thinks people should read my blog). Thanks ladies, you're the bestest (a remnant "word" from my youth)! Badges and meme to follow.