Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Reminds me

This photo


reminded me of this photo

Does anyone else remember when cover models were models and not actresses?

Half Price Dirty Roots

I found this via D listed. This is a rapper with no legs.

Ava two years ago today

Look at her smiling!

Monday, March 30, 2009


I am sorry to say that stool smearing makes me lose my patience.

Belly Dancing Girl
This is from yesterday. This is her with her shimmy shake and a dollar that N's dad gave her for cuteness.

All the toys in the world, she plays with dog food.

Great Website

1001 rules for my unborn son.
Some I like:

318. Don't gloat. A good friend will do it for you.

310. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It's her special day too.

289. Address anyone who carries a firearm professionally as Sir or Ma'am.

282. Never swing at the first pitch. (Are you listening Frenchie?)

274. Don't settle for a store-bought cake. Bake!

251. Salt and pepper should be passed together, even if the request was for only one.

224. Cite your sources, even online.(I found this via Kottke)

167. Always stop at a lemonade stand. Tip well.

135. Avoid affectations, lest they become habits.

117. Be a good listener. Don't just wait your turn to talk.

53. Offer your seat to a woman, no matter how old she is.

39. Drink rail liquor.
A good drink never needs more than one ingredient. Usually ice.

16. You are what you do, not what you say.

Things I have said the in the last few hours that I cannot believe had to come out of my mouth

Things I have said the in the last few hours that I cannot believe had to come out of my mouth

Don't eat that
Don't drink that
Do not touch the dog there
Do not touch the dog there either
Do not play with your poop

Toddlers are one big DO NOT DO THAT!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ava belly dances

My friend N is taking a belly dance class and we went to see her perform. Ava danced on stage with her shimmy shake. IT WAS TOO CUTE!


Saturday, March 28, 2009

My funny little Avalentine.

When I put Ava to bed, she requests songs to sing. Tonight, she requested Are you ready (theme song to the Big Comfy Couch) and Calliou. Afterwards, I started singing You are my Sunshine and Ava said, "NO NO NO NO STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT."
I stopped it and asked, "Ava, what do you want me to sing?"
Ava's reply, "Sunshine."(Which is you are my sunshine)

I have been chuckling about that since I put her down.

Tired Cutie


Ava likes strawberries but says taw erries.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Actual conversation with my father in law

8:30 PM on a Friday night

Minjenah: Hey can I speak to Gah Gah?
FIL: No, she is asleep.
Minjenah: Okay, can I leave her a message?
FIL: Well, do you want me to wake her?
Minjenah: No, I want you to take a message that I called, please.
FIL: Well, what do you want me to do? Do you want me to wake her?
Minjenah: No, don't wake her. I'll just speak to her later.
FIL: Well, I can wake her...
Minjenah: No, DON'T WAKE HER. Good night, I'll talk to her later.

Conversations with my toddler are easier......

Napless Ava

Napless Ava gets very upset when her banana drops to the floor and yells at the floor not to take her banana.


It makes me chuckle because I get like that too. That fucking floor is after my bananas!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Two Years Ago Today

One Year Ago Today

Walking down the hall

Free Sample Princess

Ava and I were at BJ's and this little old lady was passing out ice cream samples. She gave Ava two, because she was so cute.


Cheese Snacks

Ava loves a cheese snack. String cheese and this are her favorites. This upsets Lola greatly because before Ava was around, Lola got all the cheese snacks. So now Lola hovers over Ava like white on rice in hopes of getting a lick. Lola is so desperate that she is known to eat the red wax covering.

Yeah, makes for interesting poop.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

United Airlines

I have two flight coupons for United. I want to go to St Thomas with yohboh and the baby. It costs about 600-800 dollars but for us to go to MOSCOW is less that 400.

How odd!


Ava likes to count like this:
1 2 3 8 9 10
She does not like 4 5 6 7. In fact, she will cover my mouth during those four numbers.

This is her doing her TIGER TIGER ROAR.

Some pop culture thoughts

1)The Octomommy is a sad woman. There is a lot of anger about how her children are on government assistance. I do not resent them being on government assistance. It is not their fault that they were born to a mentally ill woman. I am not upset about giving them nutritious food and formula. I am sad that this woman has 14 children. I hope the children turn out okay.

2) Why does everyone want Jennifer Aniston to have a baby? Why do we care? Is it because she is 40? George Clooney has no children (he is 47) and no one is pressing him to have a baby. Or is it because on some level, a woman does not reach the zenith of female existence until she bears children?

3) Fox News complained about how Obama is always on the TV telling the American people things. Isn't that what he is supposed to do? Tell the people that he works for what and how he is doing for his job? I am happy he does this, even when it messes with my watching Chuck.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


It's fun to see Ava's personality develop. She is a happy gourmand.

Favorite Book
This is her favorite book.

It's really cool!


Twitter is apparently the big buzzword. It is so 2007!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cutie Cutie Cutie

Ava told me today, "I feel sad." and made a pouty face. Yeah, she wanted what I was having for breakfast and I said she should eat hers first. Wow, she is good!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Poop on Poop

Yes, there was more. I have changed the sheets four times this week and I am tired.

I will not make your favorite face mama. I WILL NOT!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Grouchy Mama

Somedays, hearing Mama over one thousand times makes you grouchy.

Fight the power

Over accessorized. With the head band, sunglasses and bracelet.

Friday, March 20, 2009


So Dollhouse is getting good. Even yohboh digs it.

Ava has been very cute lately, but when is she not?



So if I was president and got to name initiatives I would name them the most absurd things. Why? Because I could!

For instance: Operation Chicken Burrito Supreme or Operation Gordita Brunch with Grandma.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Superheroes the set

Yeah, I admit it. I am disappointed in the undies. Why aren't they all nude?


It was a nice day but I am so allergy ridden that my eyes were glued shut this morning. Always a nice feeling.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Ava has assigned herself some chores. She likes to put the liner in the garbage can. And she likes to feed the dog.

Wanna see me feed the dog?

Pour the dog food
I like to pour out the food.

I fed the dog
I am the best feeder of a Lola dog ever!

Environmental Smugness

So today, I took all the wire hangers we had and dropped them off at the dry cleaners. And I took all my magazines that I was finished with and dropped them off at the doctor's office.

I feel like I am helping preserve the environment. It makes me feel smug.


So there is a lot of outrage that AIG is paying out bonuses even though they have been bailed out by the government. I love when people are all against the big government unless they need a bailout from the small government. Hello? My name is pot, are you kettle, I hear we are both black.

My suggestion is this: every person's salary at AIG needs to be listed with their location and their picture. I would totally love to hassle the CEO of AIG, Edward Liddy at Starbucks, wouldn't you?

"Hey fast Eddie! How's it going? Since I OWN YOUR ASS with my tax dollars, why don't you buy me and everyone in the store a scone and a Grande London Fog Tazo Tea Latte? Wait, Eddie, what is it we the American People gave you? $170,000,000,000 and some change? (Isn't it appalling to see it written out like that?) Make that a scone and a muffin and a VENTI London Fog Tazo Tea Latte BITCH! And while you're at it, I spilled tea. Why don't you wipe it up? Oh you won't do that? Why not? I OWN YOUR ASS! THE WHOLE COUNTRY DOES! SO WIPE THAT UP!"

I think that I would enjoy that tirade. I am sure many other would as well.


There is a Daisy of Love.

Sinister and Torch look promising.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Today is the greatest

Ava is the best. Simply put, she is the best.


Ava two years ago today

Ava one year ago today


Monday, March 16, 2009

Feces and more feces

Ava still will not poop in the potty but she will pull down her pants to poop. In her bed. And then smear it. With her hands. And then take those said hands and hold her mama's face to give her kisses.


Yeah, I suck as a parent.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I took this a few weeks ago but forgot to upload it from my little camera. This is DBW teaching Ava on the ways of the force.

Comedy on the inside.

So I am making soup and I am using freshly ground pepper. The pepper grinder is empty so I am refilling the pepper grinder and a peppercorn drops to the ground. My child picks it up and eats it without hesitation. She turns a mottled shade of pinkish purple and then hacks it up. I picked her up and gave her a good solid whack and chuckled on the inside.

Watching TV
Watching Howl's Moving Castle

Watching TV
Daddy is fixing the TV

Nature Versus Nurture

Interchange between myself and Ava:
Ava: Orange!
Mama: Ava, do you want an orange?
Ava: Yes!
Mama: What do you say?
Ava: Orange NOW!
Mama: Ava say please.
Ava: Orange NOW please!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cutie Cutie Cutie over hyah!

My toddler is charming. Do you know she can say Mama over 100 times in five minutes?


Friday, March 13, 2009


Why have they not cured cancer?

Because it is not a soft dick.

A soft dick is much scarier than cancer.

Bad Minjenah

I have been really short tempered lately. Ava is still the sweetest girl. She says, "Oh no, I broke it!"


Puppy love
Ava and Lola love each other.

Calvin and Hobbes Grow up

So I found this via Kottke.

I like the one where Calvin and Susie Derkins are about to do it, but I am dirty like that.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Language Skills

So yesterday Ava and I are at Target and she is ready to leave. I am not. She does her whine and tears up a bit. I ignore her because I am not done with my shopping list. She cries harder and then stops and says, "Baby crying." This makes me smile and she demands a kiss.


This is her napping.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The shirt that is named for her

My sister got Ava this shirt for her birthday. It has not been warm enough for her to wear it until now. It is called Ava the Elephant. If you would be interested in some wonderful hand made baby stuff My Little Lambie is a great place to look!

New Shirt

New Shirt

Ava kept saying elephant while wearing it.

Will You Still Need me?

This story made me sad and happy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Two years ago today

One year ago today

Close up

New Dress

New Dress

Since it has been so warm lately, Ava wore this new dress. She also is eating her snack bento. There are melons and goldfish.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Ava played Candyland with two of her favorite people.

Playing Candyland

Saturday, March 07, 2009


So Ava is cute and fun and has curly hair.


Friday, March 06, 2009


Barbie has a tramp stamp of Ken.

Why is that odd to me?


My daughter was a bit of a grump today.

My Cutie
See how cute I am!

Mama is the grumpy one!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Toddlers are too cute!

Ava says Bye Bye house when we leave the house. She also says night night to the TV and Lola when she goes to sleep.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009


So here are my two big loves shoes:
The shoes

Here is a sleepy baby.

She spontaneously says I love you. Yeah, really like that.

The Slutification of America

When did Americans get so slutty?

Was it TV? I mean you turn on the TV and there are people who have dating shows that look like a gonorrhea convention with a syphilis chaser. You know you are slutty when Bret Michaels thinks you are slutty.

Is it the internet? There is SO MUCH internet porn. There are girls who turn into internet porn stars every day. You never hear about them retiring to Boca, do you? Usually, it is a drug overdose or a car accident.

Is it texting? Or as they call is sexting? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO POLAROIDS?

Is it that children are exposed to so much libidinous material so early that they think that is the way to behave?

This thought popped into my head and thought I would do a brain vomit on my blog.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

She looks just like me

This is what she looks like when she gets up from her nap.

Getting up from her nap


My sister sent me some stuff. She wanted to see the photos.