Friday, October 31, 2008


So this is Ava's second Halloween.

I took Ava to her grandmother's office:
With Grandma

Then we had lunch
At lunch

Then we went home and on the way home we saw the Outback Blimp:
Outback Blimp

Then we went to a party

Minjenah's Costume
This was my costume

There were three little girls there and they were all princesses. None wore the same costume.
Three Princessess
There was a Snow White, Cinderella and a Belle.

Ava hugged Belle
Hugging Belle
Is this the cutest thing?

Catching Bubbles
Then Ava chased bubbles.

Then she did the inevitable:
Passed out!


H. came by. Ava likes him.

Kids playing


Thursday, October 30, 2008

You should get love for doing right

Suppose you are someone, let's call her Kristi, who gets addicted to crack and then whores herself out. Then Kristi gets pregnant and has two kids. Due to her addiction, she ends up losing custody of her children. Then one of her children has a child. But then during this morass, she ends up pulling herself out of this and gains partial custody of her children and gets a job cleaning latrines at the side of the road.

There is another person, Jesse who does not get addicted to crack and gets a good paying job and marries a nice man and has two children. End of story.

The first story is sad and in the end, Jesse did the right things. She is more admirable than Kristi because she did not lose custody of her children, become and addict and whatnot. But for some reason, people love the first story and Kristi gets lauded for it.

In the end, doing the right things does not get lauded. Fucking up and then doing the right thing is lauded because you have lowered the expectations.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


My mother got Ava six Tonka Trucks with the noise. I put painters tape on them so they would not be so annoying.

Tonka Trucks

Just like the wild winged dove

Fleetwood Mac
Just like the white winged dove

Fleetwood Mac
sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac
ooo...said ooo

Fleetwood Mac
And the days go by....
like a strand in the wind

Screw election. It's a DANCE OFF!

Where was Biden?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Her Father's Daughter

Ava double fisting

Double Fisting

Double Fisting

Monday, October 27, 2008


You know when it gets cold? When yohboh pulls out this hat:
The ugly hat is back

And I start to overbundle my child.

Early Voting

I voted today.

It took two and a half hours.

But I feel very virtuous, like someone who gets all her exercise every day.

New Game

Ava (yells): Mama
Minjenah (yells): Ava

Ava (whispers): Mama
Minjenah (whispers): Ava

Ava (yells): Mama
Minjenah (yells): Ava

Ava (whispers): Mama
Minjenah (whispers): Ava

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ava One Year Ago Today

One year ago


Same face one year later

Less Fevered

So Ava is feeling a bit better
feeling better

And I think I am getting a cold now.

Light bulb

Sarah Palin is to the vice presidency as Dan Quayle was in the 88 election.

Attractive but not very bright.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Little Red Riding Ava

So Ava is still feverish. Look at her flushed cheeks.

Grandma made Ava a cape for Halloween. How cute is this?
Little Red Riding Ava

Friday, October 24, 2008

Still feverish

Today we went to the doctor at my insistence. He could not find anything wrong with her but her fever. But she was more playful today.

Fevered Scruchy
We got a scrunchy face

This is a McCain Supporter

This woman claimed that a black man attacked her and carved a B BACKWARDS on her cheek because of her McCain bumper sticker.

Do you know why the B was backwards? BECAUSE SHE STOOD IN FRONT OF A MIRROR AND WROTE IT! This idiot made the whole incident up!! Because we all know what will happen if a black man comes to power. Other black men will take the liberty to carve backwards B's on our faces!

It makes all the other victims of assault look like liars because this idiot decided to claim some "black man" beat her up. Oh, John McCain, this is who your constituency is. Please teach them better!

Protector Dog

Lola, my dog is not a brave or fierce dog. She poops in the house out of fear. But since we had Ava, she stands sentry in her room at night to make sure the baby is safe. Right now, Ava is whimpering because she has a fever and Lola is licking her fingers.

Yeah, good dog, Lola.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Ava woke up with a fever. She was not herself. All she wanted to do was sit.


Or sleep

Two sleeping

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I got Ava a xylophone. She likes it very much.



How will I know?

Ava's new favorite song is "How Will I Know?" from Enchanted.

She dances around and gesticulates wildly with the song and sings.

It is so cute.

Random Linkage

Photos of Obama from his campaign. My favorite is when he CLEANS UP after himself eating ice cream. Do you think McCain has wiped down a counter EVER? Do you think he even knows where the cleaning product are in his house? Also, I love the two little black boys who are looking at him like he is the most amazing thing ever. And the one where he and his wife are sitting together. Okay, I just like this whole series.

30 skills a woman should master by 30

I wasted an HOUR on this

Totally got all these links from Kottke. Kottke is great!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The best part of Yohboh's day

Snuggling with the toddler.

I think I am sick

I feel like I have been weightlifting an elephant.

I am exhausted.

I am nauseous.

Do you have small boobs?

Well if you have small boobs, you drink too much coffee.

The Cutest Thing

Ava was eating a piece of cheese when she left it on the coffee table to investigate something that had caught her interest on the floor. Lola, being the dairy whore she is, began sniffing in the vicinity of the cheese. Ava caught Lola doing this and came barreling over saying, "NO! STOP IT!" and proceeded to push the dog away from her snack.

D Listed

I love D Listed. It is by far my favorite snarky blog. I mean listen to this:

Wonky McValtrex and her army of mutant cooch maggots are currently terrorizing London while she films the UK version of her reality show "Paris Hilton's My New BFF." The BFF must stand for "butt farting fucktard."
How can you not love that?


Do you remember Zima? Well they have stopped making it. It was crap. But it was good mixed with Chambord.

For someone who does not drink, I sure do know a lot about booze.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Trials and tribulations

Ava did not nap until 3:30. Some religious asshole then rang my doorbell to convert me and woke her up. She was a LOT of fun after that.

watching daddy

Yo Gabba Gabba

I have always thought Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba looks like a dildo that I owned in the late nineties.

I hope you see what I mean.


Ava says bless you when I sneeze.

Ava tried to fold clothes and put them away for me.

Ava tried to put a hair clip in my hair.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Ava had a bit of gastrointestinal distress this evening. It was from the corn chowder she ate yesterday. I thought milk that was cooked would be okay. IT IS NOT!

Pretty Pretty Princess

So I wanted Ava to be a doctor this Halloween. One, because we already had the costume and two because I am already projecting. But she seems to like dresses and she knows what a princess is. So Grandma K got this:

Pretty pretty princess

I hope I don't regret it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cutie in a car

Cutie in a car
Yohboh was cleaning his car, hence to Woolite and Ava decided to help.

This can't just be my husband

So last week, yohboh asked me to get him some Woolite for car cleaning purposes. I did, and put it on the kitchen counter. Two days later, it disappeared, so I thought he had put it away with his other car cleaning gear (Yohboh has a large selection of car cleaning gear). Well today, he decided to use the Woolite, but could not find where he put it. After a search "all over the house" he asked, "Will you help me?". By the time I started walking down the hall, he had found it. On the floor. Of the pantry. Where he claimed to have looked three times.

My husband is not the only one who does this, right?

Latest Obsession

The Eyeballing Game. I am a total badass at making normal angles. I want to take this pride and apply it to other parts of my life.

Friday, October 17, 2008


So Yohboh was looking at Ava's pull up because he felt that there might be something lurking. Here is that moment:
Poop inspection
The moment after, he ran into the kitchen full of disgust because he had a finger full of poop.

New Things

New kicks
Ava got new shoes

New Jammies
And new Jammies

Things of coolness

Star Wars Clothes

A condom with a ruler


You know how I know you are gay?


Cute Things

This is Ava trying to put on her socks. Look at her serious face. Funny faces

We went out to dinner and walked over to a park. Ava wanted to swing. Who are we to deny her?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Favorite Face

This is just not getting old.

How I found her from her nap

In her crib

Toes sticking out
With her feet sticking out

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Two videos of Ava eating dinner

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The last time had spaghetti, Ava made a big mess. The mess is par for the course but the problem was she could get a lot of the pasta in her mouth, so tonight I made her little pasta just for her.

Baby Dinner

She really liked it

And she really likes garlic bread
Garlic Bread

Monday, October 13, 2008


Daddy and the baby like to wrestle.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Free Food

So Yohboh and I were going go out to dinner.

We packed dinner for the toddler.
Matchy Match

Took her to her grandparents house.
With Grandma

And was going to eat an Italian meal.

But the place was giving away free food and drink.


Saturday, October 11, 2008


Yeah, she brushes her teeth.