Monday, November 30, 2009

Yohboh's Birthday

Today is Yohboh's birthday. He is 31. Gaga went and got him and Ava gifts.


Isn't she stylish?

People I think look alike

Linda Kozlowski and Lady GaGa without make up.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Mr and Mrs Drake
Today is my sister's one year wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

Funny Things

Ava has said the following funny things recently:


Mommy, I not a muffin.
I peepee in my booty.
Squeezing a bath sponge: The ducky goes peepee!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Many Faces of Ava

Ava was upset to be put in time out.

But she got over it.

Friday, November 27, 2009


Ava was a bit grumpy and laid back since last night's tummy discomfort.


Since it was so cold outside, all she wanted to do is watch movies.

Tummy Ache

Ava had a tummy ache from 1-3 AM because a certain pop star who does not like pants grandmother (ma ma ma ma pokerface) gave her many roasted marshmallows.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dirt Cake

Ava had dirt cake for the first time.


This is remarkable!

Ava also had an ass load of marshmallows. She was very cranky at the end of the night.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.

Go eat!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Sometimes I am shocked that Ava is a person capable of expressing her own thoughts and ideas.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Two years ago today

Sessoms and Ava

I like how Ava is looking at Seesoms like he is a wackadoo.


Ava told me after I asked her for a hug, "No Mommy, maybe later."


Monday, November 23, 2009


Ava: Hey! That's my line!

Visitors from far away and Rocky

This is my sister and her husband visiting from Singapore.

This is Ava "Rocky" the cutie with the knockout

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Funny things

Ava: Mommy, I want new socks!
Minjenah: Okay, do you want Elmo socks?
Ava: I want mustard socks!

She likes fruit.

Ava told me, " I love all my friends."


So I am watching Up (most of the movies I see lately are of the Disney/Pixar variety) and the little montage of the married couple made me tear up. I hope my marriage is as happy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


My sister took these pictures of Ava with my camera. She is so much better at taking pictures with my camera than I am. It is irritating.



Friday, November 20, 2009

Half Life

It take about half the time that Ava spends with GaGa to get my child back. So we are in day two of a five day siege.


This is yohboh and Ava looking out of the airplane on the way home. Can you see the love and trust?

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Ava got a LOT of attention by her GaGa (my my my my my my poker face my poker face) so there has been some adjusting to get her back on the normal routine.


Fun Things

We went to Coral World and Ava touched a shark.

And this is Ava imitating Rachel Zoe

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I back

We got in. I am tired.

But here is my favorite photo:


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bug Screen

Ava calls bug repellant bug screen.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I have three mosquito bites on my FACE. Ava has untold bites all over.

It is an itchy week.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Still Warm

So paradise is warm.

When would paradise be cold?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Light Posting

So I am not in town. And I have intermittent internet. So posting is light.

I still have sand between my toes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Being Warm

It is so nice being warm.

And typing this listening to the waves.

Here is my view:

It does not suck.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I am warm.

My view is good.

Monday, November 09, 2009


Sometimes Ava does not want to look at the camera.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

More on the heat

The house was SO WARM this morning, I was running around sans pantalons.



Ava: Mommy! I making music!


Saturday, November 07, 2009


Our furnace died with the GREAT FLOOD OF THE CENTURY. And it sucked. The house would be 54 degrees in the morning. Ava would come into bed with me to warm up before we had breakfast. Ava and I would wear many layers throughout the day. Ava had a lot of accidents because she could not take off all the clothes in time to go potty. I drank copious amounts of tea. Space heaters were used.

Our furnace was replaced today. We have heat. It is 74 degrees in the house! It is 49 degrees outside! I have to say the word SUCCULENT comes to mind when I feel this comfortable. I am drinking a cold Coca Cola.

Oh! I am a simple woman--I just want to be warm.

Funny Things Ava has said

Ava: Mommy, calm down! You are all tangled up.

Ava: Mommy, I so happy to see you.

Ava: Mommy, I want to hit my ears.


Dun Dun Dun Da Dun Dun Dun...


It's only me, Ava! Did I scare you?

Neti Pot

Due to my clever couponing, I have a Neti Pot that I got for free. This is not something I would have every bought myself otherwise. But having used it, I say that I would have paid money for it!

Friday, November 06, 2009

I think

I think Ava needs a haircut.


Thursday, November 05, 2009


Ava is better. Yohboh and I think that it was some dairy that Ava ate. This further reinforces the no dairy clause in our lives.

Step Stool


What I find funny about this picture is that she is standing on a drum when her step stool is right under the chair.


I was out running errands yesterday. Ava is much better but yesterday when she got up (at 12:30pm) she was listless. So I decided to get her some Pedialyte (TANGENT: did you know if you chug Pedialyte right before you go to bed after a heavy night of drinking, you will not get (as bad) a hangover? My favorite was Bubble Gum).

On the way home, there was a septic truck ahead of me. It was a truck that had a large tank of YUCK on it's bed. And it's leaking YUCK. Over every bump, it was also coughing YUCK in big greasy globs. It was a two lane road with steady traffic coming the other way so I was not going to pass him. So I stayed eight car lengths behind. Because I did not want any of that YUCK to splash my car.

This red BMW behind me was furious with me. How could I tell the furious? He was revving his engine, riding my ass and hittting the horn when I braked suddenly because I see the big globs come out. Basically, showing me the size of his minor cock.

Finally, the road became four lanes and he immediately cut me off. He gave me quite an ugly stare and gesture. He changed lanes so quickly I had the slam on my brakes. Then he revved his car the eight car lengths up to the septic truck that had just gone over some railroad tracks.

SPLOOSH! Thunk! Thunk!

When Red passed me, I had gone over to the next lane because I knew about the railroad tracks and figured there would be a SPLOOSH.

The next traffic light was red so there is another

SPLOOSH! Gluck! Thunk Thunk!

And Red was doing the gesticualting wildly while there is a pile of liquified but chunky YUCK on the windshield and hood of his Red BMW.

And he looked me in the next lane and I smiled and waved.

And proceeded to drive home, YUCK free.

Karma, it is karma.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sick Baby

So last night, Ava got sick. She vomited a lot. So much, that we ran out of sheets for her bed. We have back up sheets, but the regular rotation got soiled. Also, there was no hot water left from the amount of times we had to bathe her.

Conversation at 1 AM:

Ava: Mommy, I spit in my mouth. I take a bath.

Minjenah: Yes baby.

Ava: My spit stinky!

And yohboh was awesome helping me clean up. Especially since he was so tired.

We also had a really nice day yesterday.

Helpful Hint

A conversation:

Yohboh: I have been trying to get through to the automated phone system for the insurance company to talk to a human.
Minjenah: When it asks you to speak say Fuck Motherfucker Fuck.
Yohboh: Really?
Minjenah: Works for me.

Later that same day:
Yohboh: I did your thing on the phone.
Minjenah: Did it work?
Yohboh: It did.


We have no heat! As in NO HEAT!

So there is a lot of cuddlin'.

Lola Love

Lola surprised:

Lola angry:

Lola angry with teeth:

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Time Change

The time changes is messing with Ava and me.


Monday, November 02, 2009

Grumpy Pant


Ava was grumpy for the bulk of the day.

Getting Weirder

So I think that Sportacus from Lazytown has a nice body.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Rice Beans

Ava is a girl who LOVES her rice and beans from the local Mexican joint.


Happy Halloween



as Butthead

Beavis and Butthead:


And my little ballerina: