Monday, December 26, 2016

Visitors

We had some visitors and they baked cookies.






Sunday, December 11, 2016

Good God America

Does anyone else feel like we are about to be FUUUUUUUUCKED?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Vacay

We did our annual trip to St. Thomas.


I got bronchitis.



Here is a picture of the kids sleeping:

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Question

Why are perfume ads so stupid?

I fucking hate Shopkins

My parents bought my kids Shopkins.  For some reason, these little pieces of plastic make them fight like nothing else.  So Yohboh threw them away.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mourn

I mourned yesterday for the America that I hoped our children we would live in.

With clean air and water and putting the needs of the people in front of the needs of the corporation. 

Where your individuality would be celebrated and not mocked.

Where the hard work and the confidence that came from it would be the way that America worked.


It does not work like that anymore.


Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin says it so well.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

I do not fit

The biggest thing that this election has told me in screaming all caps red letters is that this country does not want me or anything that comes from me.

I am a first generation immigrant--my father came to this country in 1974 to Ohio.  My younger sister was born in 1975 there.  Also known as an anchor baby.  The dreaded anchor baby.

We moved to Georgia in the summer of 1978.  I do not remember much about the move, other than it was really hot that summer.  We lived with some cousins until we got an apartment in Stone Mountain.  Two years later, my parents moved to the home they currently live in.

I went to school, where I was asked if I ate dogs at home, used chopsticks.  Also people would speak jibberish to me acting like they could speak Korean.  And people would ask if I knew other Asian people like the Filipino kid who was three grades younger than me.  Because all Asians, we know each other.

I was called a dog, a whore, a banana, a gook, a wonton, and that chink bitch.  I had few friends and never seemed to fit in.  I accepted that as my lot because I was the First Other Different.

Black girls would play with my hair and tell me that is was so nice.  Then I was labeled the chink dyke bitch.  It was fine because I did not know what these words meant.

I graduated high school and went to college in Atlanta.  It was fine, but the technical school I attended really did not feed my soul.  I got an engineering degree because my father had one and the limits to what I could do was what my father told me.

After graduation, it got better.  I made real friends and met the man who is now my husband.  I became a mother and am in the middle of raising two vibrant girls.  I felt that I fit.

This election reminded me that to some (not all), I am just a dog, a whore or a chink bitch.  How dare I think I could ever think that I could ever fit in.

And to that I say, bless your heart.

Which is Southern for FUCK YOU.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Halloween



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Sunday, October 30, 2016

This Song



This song brings me to tears every damn time I hear it.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

LOLA

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pumpkin Musings

Why do people leave out pumpkins for decorations?

I grow them and then eat some and give many away.

No one eats the pumpkins I give away.  They are for looking at.  I find this strange because the pumpkins I grow are delicious.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

More neighbor bullshit

The neighbor across the street has an autistic son who has gotten more aggressive as he gets older.  He was violent to one of the guests at Chuy's birthday party.

I talked to the neighbor who told me that "I have a lot of parties.".  I reiterated that someone should be able to exists without someone putting their hands on them.

She seemed miffed.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

I think Chuy had a good time.

I had the best party in the world.  The best party anyone has ever had.

Birthday Party

Crazy kiddo birthday.

Outdoor movie and exhausted mommy.

Happy kiddos.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Five Years Old

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Folding clothes

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Studying is FUN

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Piwwow

Daddy's bewwy is like a piwwow.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Lego Play

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

First Day of School

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Plucky

I think I am plucky. To me, that means that I keep going no matter what.  That I feel good about myself.

Why is it that people want to squash my plucky?  I was telling someone I grow really good tomatoes.  He said in passing, "Surely they cannot be that good."  I just rolled my eyes at him and said, "Yes they are.  They piss excellence."

I do not know why some people have to make themselves feel better by putting someone down.  I have had more than one person tell me, "Gosh, I would be so bored being just a SAHM."

Passive aggressive is still aggressive and it should be treated as such.  I am more aggressive aggressive and your bullshit will be returned in kind.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Chocolate Remnants

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Night Night

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Monday, August 08, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Superhero Swimmers

We went to the beach last week and this is my kids being superhero swimmers.


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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Chuyisms

Mommy what is weather like on other planets?

(While watching the Avengers) When there are a lot of good guys together, there will be a lot of bad guys coming.

(Still watching Avengers where Black Widow is beating someone up) NOW WE ARE TALKING

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Muffin Face

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Silly Face

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Very Confusing

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summer Mornings

My big kid helps out with the weeding.

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While the younger one sleeps in.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

High Fidelity

I am currently watching High Fidelity. I realized my children will not understand this movie because they will not know that a record store is a place to buy music.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New Glasses

Kidlet got new glasses.



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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Scruffy Hospitality

This article made me happy.

Scruffy hospitality means you’re not waiting for everything in your house to be in order before you host and serve friends in your home. Scruffy hospitality means you hunger more for good conversation and serving a simple meal of what you have, not what you don’t have. Scruffy hospitality means you’re more interested in quality conversation than the impression your home or lawn makes. If we only share meals with friends when we’re excellent, we aren’t truly sharing life together.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Little Family

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

The Happy Girls

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Monday, June 27, 2016

New Dryer

Our dryer died.


Yohboh had to get another one.


Yohboh got one much nicer than I would have.


Real love is buying your loved one much nicer major household appliances than they would have gotten themselves.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day



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All the Smittys

Friday, June 17, 2016

Before Bed


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A quote I like

I blogged this a few weeks before I became a parent, it seems still appropriate and poignant now.

America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. 


You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? 

Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. 

You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can't just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. 

Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. 
Then, you can stand up and sing about the "land of the free".



President Andrew Shepherd's Press Conference on Bob Rumson and the Crime Bill
The American President

Written by Aaron Sorkin

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Primal Astrology

I am a SEAHORSE!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sick Week

Chuy has been sick.

She has given it to me.

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Chuy cleaned her own room!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lift off!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Snuggles on Daddy

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

I am Daddy

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Performance Week

Both Chuy and Kidlet had performances this week.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Observation

Ben Affleck looks like a young Robert Smith from the Cure.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

My Sleepy Kids


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Friday, April 29, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Limeade Stand


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The kiddos wanted to make a lemonade stand.  All I had was sweet limes so we went with it.  And they complained it was too much work to make from scratch!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Purple One

Saturday, April 16, 2016

A clothing rant

Kidlet is transitioning between little girls clothes and women's clothes.

This has been challenging because she is nine and in my mind nine year olds do not need to show cleavage.

I am not conservative but why is the sexualization of prepubescent girls allowed?  Why are their shorts so much shorter than boy's shirts?  Why is every t shirt fitted?  They are children!

And it is even harder when it comes to Halloween costumes.  Last year, I looked for a witch costume for Kidlet.  The XL girls size was too snug but looking for an adults woman costume was eye opening.  Apparently, all women want to be sluts for Halloween according to clothing manufacturers. We all want to be naughty slutty women.  This is so irritating.

So this year, GaGa will be making her costume.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

More siblings

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sisters who match!

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