Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Watch Out For The Finger!

My almost 16 month old son, Jr. Peanut, has been up to no good lately.

While at my niece's birthday party a few weeks ago, my sister in law (SIL) came up to me to report on my son's activities. Apparently, when my SIL crounched down to pick up something off the floor, Jr. Peanut ran over and stuck his finger down her plumber's crack. I wasn't sure whether I should laugh or if I should scold him, so I just laughed.

Later that weekend,Jr. Peanut stuck his finger down my hubby's unsuspecting plumber's crack.

I was starting to feel a little left out when lo and behold, he stuck his finger down MY crack while I was bending over cleaning up all the water he spilt on the floor (he's in the habit of opening bottled waters and dumping their contents out-- that's another bothersome habit)

So if you come to my house to visit sometime. . . watch out for the finger. It might go down your a**.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Time Suckage

I wish I could say that the reason I haven't been blogging regularly is because I've been living a fantastically busy life these past couple weeks. Truthfully though, it's because I've been spending too much time in front of the boob tube. With the onset of TIVO/DVR, I find that I watch WAY more TV, especially now that there are many good new shows out there. At any rate, here is a list of the shows I watch:
  • Grey's Anatomy--By far my most favorite show and my "Must-See-TV" (i.e. I have to watch it live in HD). I kind of feel though that it doesn't hold as much excitement for me as the previous 3 seasons. Maybe it's because the Meredith/Derek romance is kind of on the skits. Come on Shonda Rimes, can't Meredith get over her relationship issues? I used to love this show so much that I read Shonda's blog and listened to their podcast religiously. Now-- with all the other shows I have to watch-- I only have time to watch the actual show. Also, it's worth a mention-- Patrick Dempsey is the hottest male doctor on TV by far and in my opinion, the hottest actor on TV.
  • Heroes--This show is the coolest show out there. I think it appeals to both genders. Last night's show, got me riled up and thinking about the possibilites. I think that Adam is the father of the Petrelli men.
  • Men In Trees-- I really like this show. My sister told me that I would really like it and of course I did. I think most of the shows I watch have to have some sort of relationship that I really love. Marin & Jack's relationship falls into that category.
  • Friday Night Lights--I had a "discussion" with a friend of mine about this show. We both love it, but she says Riggins would be the guy she would have lusted after during high school. I on the other hand like Sereson (QB1). What I want to know is, how come there weren't this many good looking guys at MY high school?
  • Samantha Who?--I really like this show. Sometimes I feel a little disappointed that it's a half hour long though.
  • Brother's & Sisters--I used to only watch this show because I felt like I had invested too much time in it to give it up. Now, I actually like the show. The family kind of reminds me of the Breadwinner and his family.
  • Beauty & the Geek--How can anyone not watch this show? Ashton Kutcher is a genius. If you ever feel stupid-- watch this show. It's an elimination show where the couples complete challenges in order to avoid elimination. The challenges force the geeks to be less geeky and the beauty to learn something. The women were soo brainless that when told that they were going to complete a challenge that involved reading and of the beauties had no idea what arithmetic was!!! One of them also thought the moon and the sun were the same thing.
  • Journeyman--I didn't like this show at first but it has gotten better and better. I loved Quantam Leap as a teenager and this show is kind of like it but with a little more excitement.
  • Ugly Betty--I started watching this show simply because it was right before Grey's Anatomy. Now I watch it because I like it. It's like a Desperate Housewives for the fashion world. Very soap opera-ish and outlandish.
  • Lost--When is this show going to start up again?
  • ChuckSometimes this show is good and sometimes it's not. I don't watch it religiously.
  • Big Shots--This show is like Desperate Housewives for men. I watch it because my husband likes it and it's right after Grey's.
  • Private Practice--I don't really like this show because the people aren't very good looking to me. I know that sounds shallow, but it was a spin off of Greys Anatomy where everyone is just so...attractive! It's also about a bunch of 40 something year olds that are all single! Which is kind of boring to me.
  • Dirty Sexy Money--I liked the first episode, but it has failed to impress me since. Like Big Shots, I watch it because my hubby likes it.
  • Carpoolers--This show is actually pretty funny. Once you get past the first few episodes.
  • October Road--It's starting up soon. Not a great show but I think it has potential.

What are YOUR favorite shows? I know a lot of you like The Office. I'd probably watch it too but it conflicts with Grey's Anatomy.

Perhaps, with the onset of the Writer's Strike, I will have more time to blog and read blogs. But with NaBloPloMo, it's making it difficult for me to catch up and the strike probably won't affect us until after the holidays. But oh well. I'll try my best.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I'm Bringing Meme back!

Hi beautiful blogging people! I got tagged by Jackie for a Meme. She was nice enough to tag my after I mentioned that I've been wanting to do this one for a while now.

4 Jobs I have had:

  1. Financial Analyst (ever noticed how ANAL is present in Analyst?)
  2. Recruiter (I hated doing this. I had to tell someone that they needed to wear deodorant to work)
  3. Mutual Fund Administrator
  4. Mom (hardest by far)

4 Movies I love to watch over and over:

  1. Can't Buy Me Love (I love Patrick Dempsey even when he was geeky)
  2. Dying Young
  3. Dirty Dancing (NO ONE puts baby in a corner)
  4. The Cutting Edge (Toe pic!)
Ecclectic list huh?

4 Places I have lived:

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. In my mommy's belly (womb)

4 TV shows I enjoy watching (4 is not enough-- I'm going to have to do a post about the TV shows I watch):

  1. Grey's Anatomy ( I told you! I lurve me some Patrick Dempsey)
  2. Heroes
  3. Beauty and the Geek (WOW! are these girls airheaded!)
  4. Brothers and Sisters (Kitty's miscarriage made me BAWL last week!)

4 Places I have been (this was on a trip that my in-laws paid for. We didn't get to pick where we went, they had a complete itinerary and tour bus for all the places THEY wanted to see):

  1. Barcelona, Spain
  2. Venice, Italy
  3. Istanbul, Turkey
  4. Zurich, Switzerland

4 Websites I visit daily:

  1. Gmail
  2. Yahoo Mail
  3. Your Blog

4 Favorite Foods:

  1. Filipino -- but particularly my mom's food
  2. Freshly made Salsa
  3. Butterfingers
  4. Carnitas

4 Places I would rather be:

  1. Back in college without responsibilities.
  2. Reading a book in Hawaii again.
  3. Rolling around in a trillion 100 dollar bills.
  4. Vegas with the breadwinner while the kids are with their lola.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I Realize This Might Get Me in Trouble But. . .

I breast fed both my kids. The Princess was breast fed until she gave it up on her own at 11 months. My son was breast fed until almost 16 months. I'm a breast feeder. I breast feed in public and I usually do it covered up with a nursing bib. I understand what it's like to nurse your child and have to do it in public. I don't mind when women breast feed in public -- even if they do it openly. It's a food/drinking source and the baby should be able to eat/drink it in public.

However. . . today in my children's music class, a woman was sitting on the floor with her hands back. Kind of like this (I know it's a man, but this was the only image I can find):

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Her daughter walked up to her mom, straddled her, tilted her head and nursed. Now, the reason this was disturbing to me was because I believe that nursing is about being close to your child. I think you should cradle/hold your child while you nurse and it is a form of bonding. But the way this child nursed almost seemed dirty to me because it was in a position that you would see a man performing foreplay with his wife or something.

So there. I said it. Now I'm probably going to get hate comments.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's Not You, It's me

October was kind of a hectic month for me. My family and I had a lot of things to do. Then there were the fires (I totally thought they were going to hit here--they hit here 4 years ago). We were lucky this year and so were our family members and friends. I did however, lose a lot of sleep over it. I worry a lot (like my brother) that's why I have all these gray hairs (my sister, who is 8 years my senior, only has like 1). At any rate, I digress.

While I've been "away", I've accumulated 643 unread posts. Luckily, 225 of them are announcements of the new DVDs that have come out, but um, the rest are real posts. I actually split my reader into groups:

  • Craig's List
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Friends
  • Geeky
  • Occasional Reads

I'm purging everything except friends. I'm going through them one by one this week, so give me some time (it leaves me with 184 posts to read). I thought about purging the friends one too, but then I thought I'd be missing something. I would hate to miss out on all your lives!!! Thanks for hanging in there with me. Just remember, it's not you . . . it's me!

And just so you know how "busy" I've been -- I've only read ONE book in the pas 2 months. That's a record low for me. :-) BTW, tell me about this Shelfari thing, it intrigues me. I've been invited by Jackie & Janet, but I haven't signed up yet (I'm lazy).