Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My friend Chuck

Ava was SO EXCITED when Chuck came over.

She screamed, "My friend Chuck is here!" Over and over. Yohboh observed that she is not that excited when we come home.


Funny Face
This is her funny face.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Funny Voice

Ava does this funny voice when she sings to me. It makes me laugh.

These are what she calls Nemo jammies.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Father Daughter Night

While I went to book club, Ava went to a baseball game with Yohboh. She also went to the Varsity and had onion rings, FO and a chocolate shake. DBW went to.

Ava wore a dress.


Ava knows when I make muffins. She LOVES muffins.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


So I am going to a get a haircut. There is a young man about 13 or so who has the penis haircut but a bit longer. He is being recalcitrant about his haircut. His mother is getting frustrated and I can hear the steam building. I decide to help from one mom to another.

Minjenah: I think his hair looks great.
Young man: Thanks. (Imagine a withering look from the mom.)
Minjenah: He looks just like a Jonas brother.
Young man gives Minjenah a withering stare.
Young Man: I'll get my haircut.

As I leave, the mom mouths ,"Thank you." and I give her a thumbs up.

Head Butt

Ava just head butted me. I have a split lip.


Something that I like to do

I like to watch Hoarders and throw things away.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

What we did tonight

Guess what we did:


Friday, September 25, 2009


Ava said today, "I happy Mommy."


Self Popping Collar

This is a self popping collar.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


So I am loving Glee.

PEOPLE WATCH THIS SHOW. Unless you are stupid. Then go watch Dancing with the Stars or something.

The Throne and The Throne Pronate



She Sings

Ava sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

People I think look alike

Emmanuelle Seigner and Nicole "Coco" Austin. I do not recommend you click on Coco at Work.

Yes I just put Roman Polanski's wife and Ice T's wife in the same sentence.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How Ava gets her way

She makes this face:
A year ago I could have caved but now I let her cry.

One minute later she was like this:

Also, every time I pick her up now she says, "I heaby."


When you are crawling under a desk to get to a computer cable, you will realize that your child is up to something and that you must stop whatever it is you are doing to investigate.

And your child has opened a bag of Dove Chocolates. And eaten eight. Unwrapped. And is now screaming, "I LOVE SHAWKLIT! SHAWLIT CANDY IS YUMMY!" as the sugar pumps through her veins.

Late Posting

So out internet was out yesterday so this was supposed to happen last night. Apparently, the static electricity made it so that we had computer issues.

Ava has been watching a lot of Project Runway and Rachel Zoe. She took a crumpled piece of packing paper and decided to rock a FABU collar. Don't you just love love love how it picks out her cheekbones?


Monday, September 21, 2009

Rap and Talk Radio

This article was hilarious!

From the article:

Extolling your greatness is nearly as crucial to rap as it is to talk radio. One consistent theme of Jay-Z’s lyrics is the genius of Jay-Z’s lyrics. He claims a charisma that is almost mystical and skills on the mic that make him the “Mike Jordan of recording,” “the Bruce Wayne of the game,” a “god.”

Rush Limbaugh peppers his show with self-adulating incantations that would seem right at home on a Snoop Dogg track, calling himself “Chief Waga-Waga El Rushbo of the El Conservo Tribe,” “doctor of democracy,” and “a weapon of mass instruction.” Both he and Jay-Z have referred to themselves as “a living legend.”

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More couch surfing

This is yohboh and Ava reading together.

This is yohboh watching the football.

How I found my child after her nap

This is Ava on top of her dresser which she climbed onto from her crib but could not get down.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Behold my child afer her nap.

I think she has five headbands on.

Friday, September 18, 2009


So Ava, yohboh and I went up to North Georgia to get some apples and related products.

We drove FOREVER!

We had a picnic lunch. I had yummy grilled cheese. And organic juice. We were going to play but it rained a LOT.

This T Shirt is yohboh's anniversary gift from me. Isn't it awesome? Yohboh was unsure of the pinkness but he recieved compliments on it because I have good taste in pink t shirts.

This is Ava going over to her grandmother's house.

This is her backpack.


Two years ago
Her teeth were coming in!

Watching pig races
One year ago


Minjenah: Good Morning Ava
Ava: I not get up!
Minjenah: Do you want breakfast?
Ava: NO!
Minjenah: Do you want to go for a ride?
Ava: NO!
Minjenah: Ava, why are you so disagreeable this morning?
Ava: I not disagreeable!

Two Poses

In the Corner

The clean puppy


Ava is modeling a shirt I got yohboh for our wedding anniversary. It says Meat is Murder. Tasty Tasty Murder.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rain Rain go Away

Something I just do not understand: People who think it is more important to be their child's friend than parent. Their child will have a ton of friends. But only one mother and father, so start acting like it. Yes, in an ideal world it would be good to be both. But I am working on raising a strong independent girl that will grow into a strong intelligent independent woman. I have to teach her when it is better to be nice to kick ass and when being a bitch works best. This is not easy since I barely know when is appropriate. Sometimes it takes a hard line.

There is a battle. A battle of wills.

Minjenah: Ava, time to clean up your toys.
Ava: I not go night night !
Minjenah: Ava if you do not clean up your toys then they become MY toys.
Minjenah: Look at the awesome crayons I have! With so many colors!
Minjenah: Then clean them up, please.

Ava cleans up with the saddest face in the world. And then goes night night.

Notice how her glasses and her dress match.

Do you speak English?

Last week's interchange with the PoPo irritated me since the first thing he asked was, "Do you speak English?".

Maybe I should start asking people DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH? before I start speaking to them.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Crazy Love

So I just watched this documentary, Crazy Love. It is totally a Pygmalion and Galatea thing. This married man cheats on his wife with the pretty girl who ends it with him because he is married. She gets engaged and he hires a crew to pour lye on her to disfigure her. He goes to jail. He is in prison during the Attica riots. He then gets out and in a series of long events, marries the girl he disfigured.

I do not believe in redemption. In an ideal world, she should have lived a happy full life and he should have died alone and miserable. But they end happily ever after.

It just pissed me off. When you disfigure someone, even when you love them, IS THAT NOT FUCKED UP?

Two for the price of one

So today, yohboh did TWO NEW poses on the sofa.

The Equatorial Toucan

The Perpendicular Snooze

Urine Flinger

Potty training is going well. The only thing is Ava likes to empty the potty herself. And ends up flinging urine all around. So she got to wear two NEW dresses today that I got for a steal at Target.



Monday, September 14, 2009


Ava drew this picture of Chut.


Armchair Quarterback

Yet another way to sit on the sofa.


Two and a half going on 20



Ava is the most difficult on Mondays.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Ava has been making bedtime an ordeal She prolongs it with kisses and multiple requests for water and anything else she can think of.


Pre Game Pose

So this is yohboh wih one leg on the pillow before watching football.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

A photo from the yard sale


Tired and Happy

Ava went to GaGa's house and wore herself out!

Pronation with Remote


Yet another way to sit on the sofa. I should note that these all happen organically. I do not direct yohboh to sit differently.

Yard Sale

Had another yard sale.

Made 140 dollars.

People love cheap toothpaste.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Minjenah and the PoPo

So yesterday, I took Ava to a park so she could run around a bit. There were a few hispanic families there but it was not crowded. A police cruiser came by and parked. A large white police officer approached me. Strangely, all the hispanics left as he approached. Here is the interchange:

PoPo: Do you speak English?
Minjenah: I do, fluently. What seems to the be the problem?
PoPo: Is that your car? (PoPo points to a car on the far end of the parking lot)
Minjenah: No, that is my car (Minjenah indicates that is closest to her.)
PoPo: Your tag is expired.
Minjenah: I am sure you are mistaken. I personally put that tag on two months ago.
PoPo: Well, why don't we look at the tag?
Minjenah: Allright, but you will have to wait a moment.
PoPo: Whaffur?
Minjenah: I have to get my child. I don't leave my child unattended.
PoPo: K

So I gather up Ava and we walk to my car where yes my tag is up to date. There is no apology issued for wasting my time. I decide that the PoPo is a MORON and start to leave.

PoPo: Why are you leaving?
Minjenah: It is time to go.

As I leave, PoPo gets in his cruiser and follows me out of the parking lot.

He then follows me for about two miles. I notice this and start driving in circles. I think about going to the police station with him following me.

I know that there are good police officers out there but why did that idiot bother a mother and her toddler playing in a park? Do I look like someone on the FBI's most wanted list? Maybe he knows me as an OG (God knows I am old enough!)

I think the "Do I speak English?" thing is annoying. If I did not speak English than how the fuck could I answer the question of if I spoke English? Of course I speak English.


Ava, "Mommy, I busy. Go away."


New Sofa Position Two

I call this one the prone with the pillow under the head.

The prone with pillow below head
Yohboh is already annoyed with this series.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Baby

Last week Ava had a wheat free week. Did I notice a difference in her? Yes I did. Am I going to exclude wheat from her diet? No.

Yeah! I love wheat! I love pasta and GOLDFISH CRACKERS!

The New Sofa

The new sofa sectional lends itself to many different ways to sit. So this is the first of an ongoing series where Yohoh will demonstrate the infinite positions on the sofa. The first one is called Le Grande Meridienne avec Coussin. I made it up.

Le Grande Meridienne avec Coussin

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

She sings

So Ava can sing songs that sound like songs. ISN'T SHE AMAZING?


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The People of Walmart

This is why the rest of the world hates us so.

Pizza and Daddy



Just take those records off the shelf

Ava insisted on the socks today. Every time I saw her, I would think about Risky Business and that Bob Seger song.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Princess Dress

Ava calls all dresses My Princess Dress.



Sometimes it is okay to throw away the poopy underpants.

Sunday, September 06, 2009


Ava has swam so much in the last few days.