Monday, January 31, 2011

Scarring Children

My godson H comes by on Monday nights. I am his auntie so I supervise his homework, feed him and we watch Chuck.

H. also spends an inordinate amount of time in our bathroom every Monday. Why? Because that is where we keep the Hustler magazines. I get yohboh a subscription every year as a gift. H will disappear for about 30 minutes before dinner with the door shut to the bathroom.

Last week when he was over, he did his bathroom thing.

I knocked and asked, "Are you okay?"

He replied, "I'm fine!"

Five minutes later, I opened the door and said, "Dinner is ready! Wash your hands!" H looked very guilty.

And when H left, he had left all the Hustlers on top of the other magazines.

So this week, I HID them. This week, H had one of his friends over as well. In my head, I see H telling his boy, "This house has the BEST porn! You gotta see this!"

Both boys went to the bathroom after dinner to "wash their hands".

Imagine the egg on H's face when he discovered the porn was gone! I helped Ava wash her hands and H was in their with his friend frantically searching the bathroom. He looked on all the shelves, the bathtub, under this sink.

I asked, "Are you looking for something, sweetie?"

Shoulders slumped, H. looked guilty and mumbled, "No."

Yeah, I am a sick woman.

Brushing the teeth

One must practice good dental hygiene.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Card Sharp

Ava is a card sharp when in come to Princess cards.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Helping people

So yohboh and I went to our local Asian megamart to buy some furikake for our daughter. When we were walking out, we saw a woman sitting on the curb holding her ankle funny.

The ankle was broken.

Her friend was trying to get her into his car and we offered to help. I held her ankle in place. It was a clean break and the skin was holding a broken bone. It looked floppy. I tried really hard not to grimace because I did not want to make it worse.

Yohboh has worked in an emergency room so he got to be bossy and I actually listened. This does not happen often. We managed to get her into the backseat of the car and yohboh gave directions to the closest orthopedic hospital.

But holding broken human bone makes my stomach turn. Especially when it is all pulsing from the blood pooling.

What killed me is about 15 people walked by and did nothing to help. A cop stopped and asked if we wanted her to call 911. No, the woman thought she could get to a hospital faster if her friend drove her. The cop drove off.

People, if you see someone who needs help- FUCKING HELP THEM. We could have used one more person.


Mommy, I am pretending to be juggling.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Songs I dig

I like the Glee version but this one is better.

The Anime made me chuckle. This song is so me at a gay club at 9AM. Wearing black boots and seriously dehydrated.

Thing that made me smile

Mommy, are you wearing socks? I will pick them out!

Jam Sandwich

Ava is all about the jam sandwich of late.


Health Insurance RANT

The problem with letting the common man determine his own care is THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE THE MEDICAL BACKGROUD TO DO SO!

Read this article.

Found via Kottke.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


This photo took a while to take but Ava was game.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Surpise Visit

H came by for some sanding.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eating Dinner


Monday, January 24, 2011


Mommy, am I adorable?


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bad Guy Face


Things that make me itchy

Craft stores make me itchy. I think it is the fake cinnamon smell.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Six inches

I gave Ava a haircut and ended up cutting more than I intended. She now has shoulder length hair. I cut over six inches.


Yohboh thinks it looks cute.

Drug Experiments

I think the problem with most of politics is that people want to get re-elected. They do not have an interest in the long term. There is no benefit to investing in eduation for them because the pay off is too far away. So they slam the teachers that work for not enough pay and respect.

Reading this article about Portugal and the way that their government dealt with their drug problem makes me shake my head because I know our country could not do that. Can you imagine the uproar by the zealots?

Friday, January 21, 2011


Ava is so funny. She made this face for the camera.


Fucking Insurance Companies

I hate our insurance.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Over Sugared

I picked up Ava from preschool this afternoon and she was bouncing off the ceiling. She put footprints in the ceiling of my car.

Why, you ask?

Today was pajama day. And they had the following for snack:

Pancakes with LOTS and LOTS of syrup
Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Chips

Would you be bouncing off the walls?


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Big Girl

Ava cleans her room and makes her own bed.

Fake Sleeping

Quote I like

From Martha Stewart, "I have a short memory for painful things."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More whipping of the hair



"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. "

Martin Luther King Jr.

What is worse, doing a wrong or seeing a wrong and not speaking up about it? I think it the latter is far far worse. The person doing the wrong is ignorant. Ther person who knows better is WEAK.

There is a person who had been bullying me for over a year. The people around me saw it and said nothing. I had enough and cut all ties to this person. Some of the people who were around saw it, recognized that this person was telling lies and untruths but did nothing. They held their tongues. One person who did not realize this bullying was occurring and asked this group and one person knew exactly what was going on in detail.

They were silent.

If you know better, DO better.

If you see something wrong, FIX IT.

Bullies are broken people. They may have some very nice trappings but they are broken on an intrinsic level. Which is why they work so hard on their nice trappings. Because then you don't notice the broken.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Mommy, I need LOTS of paper because I am writing and drawing a book.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Yohboh and I are sick. Ava is just very energetic. This is her mid dancing.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Triangle

Ava is a rock star with a triangle.



This was taken this morning.

Snow blows.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Not Much Action

We have been cooped up inside all week so there is not much in terms of action shots. Just a lot of cuddling.


Thursday, January 13, 2011


This weather makes for more snuggling.


Cold cold cold

Old Man Winter needs a beej.

School Closing

So because of SNOW JAM 2011 local kids will not be in school this whole week. And they get Monday off for MLK.


How cold it is

Yohboh grilled some pork chops for dinner.

Here is the grill cover FROZEN into the shape of the grill.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


When people are insulting and then say they are "just kidding".

They are still being insulting.

Quit pussyfooting around it and say what you have to say.

Very few people ever truly mean what they say.

Sarah Palin- SHUT THE FUCK UP! If I wanted to hear what a pretty girl had to say I would listen to Jenny McCarthy. She is much prettier than you.

Snowed in

This is what my backyard looked like Monday morning.


This is today.

Normally if it snows around here, it melts within a few days. At most, we have two days off of school and what not. But tomorrow will be DAY FOUR!

Kidlet looks grown


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hot Cocoa

Ava has discovered the joys of hot cocoa with marshmallows.





Lola is not liking the layer of ice that is currently on top of the snow. It freaks her out when she steps on it and the ice cracks. So much so that she has not peed since it has snowed.

So today I went out with her and started shoveling a bit so she would not be alone. She did her business.

Lola just wanted some company.

Monday, January 10, 2011

This morning


Ava this morning:

The view from my living room this morning



It actually is snowing.



Sunday, January 09, 2011

Prepping for SNOW JAM 2011

So there is going to be SNOW and Ava is all full of cookies.
Also, green nails.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Swim Lessons

Ava is taking some swim lessons. Because she is a good swimmer.


Friday, January 07, 2011

Star Whores

Ava calls Star Wars Star Whores.


Ava and her daddy watching Star Whores.

Top Chef All Stars

I am really enjoying Top Chef All Stars. Every season of Top Chef, there are the dud personalities who cannot articulate an emotion. This season has the best of the casts who not only can tell you what they are feeling but say something funny.

Thursday, January 06, 2011


So yohboh got me a gift last year (in 2009) that he had to MAKE me use.

A spa certificate to here.

It was awesome. I was scrubbed and massaged for over an hour on New Year's Eve.

I kept going to people and yelling, "Feel me! I am soft like buttah."

I know, I am weird.


Ava: Mommy this won't start until it does.

I love three year old logic.

Ava has a lot of crowns


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

As Ava gets older

she looks like her daddy


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Scary Monster

Who is this scary monster?


Just an Ava.


Monday, January 03, 2011


Does anyone else hibernate when it is cold? I do not want to do ANYTHING this time of year.

My little princess


Song I am currently digging

This song is as old as me.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Three going on 13


When did my baby get to be so big?

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy Holidays from princess Ava.