Monthly Archives: August 2008

you know you’re in hollywood when…

You know you’re in Hollywood when…

…you see your landlord in a freaking Arby’s Commercial


  • 16:57 in line at bank of america, where a homeless man is having a seizure on floor near loans desks #

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and now, some commentary on McCain’s VP pick

I seriously think my dad should get a political commentary show. I could put clips on YouTube of him yelling back at CNN, and it would be a huge hit. He enjoys calling John McCain a “doddering old fool”. McCain is four years younger than Dad. He also enjoys calling George W a “bloody idiot”. And today, he pretty well summed up Sarah Palin by saying, “Well, she’s a good looking broad – but what else does she have going for her?”

What, indeed. Other than a vehement desire to kill moose and polar bears, what else does she have going on? Since I support a socialist democracy – which is Barack Obama’s vision – I’m thrilled to see McCain pick a candidate that will sink him. The sheer threat of him pulling a William Henry Harrison, leaving a VP in power with no foreign policy experience, should be enough to ensure a loss in November.

I’m a much more optimistic camper today. We might be able to stay in the States without it disintegrating around us after all.

my husband and son are many kinds of adorable

Ben, taking a nap on Paul, a couple weeks ago. Ben is larger now.

Did I mention that my baby absolutely ADORES his daddy, and his little face lights up when Paul gets home? This might have something to do with Paul’s habit of dancing around the house with Ben on his shoulder, or the time he spends playing with Ben on his lap, or his abilities in feeding, changing & bathing the little guy.

Also, I find my husband many kinds of attractive in this photos. Of course, I think Paul is good looking, but I also find him sexy because he’s a great father to our little boy. This is a photo of a wonderful husband and father, and best of all, he’s MY husband. I’m so lucky to have him.

One more photo, behind the cut:

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my baby and i are SO punk rock!!

Between my blue streaks & Ben’s faux-hawk, we are SO COOL we can hardly stand it.

Yesterday, I had Ben napping in his sling, on my lap, when I noticed a little buildup of something at his hairline. We wash him daily as part of his bedtime bath ritual, so I knew he had to be fairly clean. I scratched it lightly with my fingernail, and suddenly realized – that buildup was a raging case of cradle cap. I took Ben into the bedroom, near a window, and brushed his scalp with the baby brush we got at the hospital – and sure enough, a small blizzard of baby dandruff flaked off. His head was left covered in what little hair he has, growing out of a bunch of scales. The home remedy for cradle cap is olive oil, so I massaged it into his little head, and figured, while it was soaking in, he needed a faux-hawk:

And, as I mentioned, I have blue streaks now. They run under the top layers of my hair, so they’re not very obvious – but there’s enough to be clearly visible:

So yeah. Ben are I are TOTALLY REBELS in our hairstyles now.

As a bonus, here’s the little guy in a photo I took a few minutes ago, waking up from his afternoon nap:

shoulder monkey!

Ben loves to hang out on shoulders, so we call him our little shoulder monkey.

Here he is hanging out on Paul’s shoulder, on his Uncle Steve’s shoulder, and trying to learn to crawl and dance (not at the same time).

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  • 12:55 convinced baby Ben to go to sleep ON HIS NAP SCHEDULE! small miracle for a small baby. #

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i am still relatively weird compared to the rest of you

So, sockgirl, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 2% unique (blame, for example, your interest in los angeles sociology) and 23% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy tori amos). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 23

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 52% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!


  • 13:21 destroying massive ant infestation in bedroom using citrus-based cleaners, air fresheners, and borax/vacuum combo. #
  • 14:06 putting out sugar/borax/water mix ant poison to kill remaining ants hiding in carpet. said carpet still looks a little too alive. #

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oxygen seriously insults punk music

Tori & Dean have recorded a music video, in which they dress up as Musical Couples from the past fifty years. Johnny & June Carter Cash, Sonny & Cher, Desi & Lucy…and Kurt and Courtney.

This last one actually caused Paul (who adores Nirvana) to yell in outrage and agony – and let me tell you, it takes a LOT to get my easygoing husband to sit up and yell at the TV like that.

Seriously. How does impersonating a couple where the husband committed suicide and the wife was accused of killing him fit in with their theme of “Loving Musical Couples Throughout The Ages”? What was next, Sid & Nancy? There’s a great musical couple!! They did as much drugs as Kurt & Courtney, too! Kurt and Courtney never even did a song together, too, unless you count that one recording of “Live Through This” (the song, not the CD) where Kurt sings harmony – and do I seriously think that Dean “I Have No Real Job In This Country” McDermott knows that Kurt Cobain even recorded anything that wasn’t on Nevermind? Of course not.

Sad, sad, sad, that there was not a better example of a musical couple that the mainstream populace would recognize from more recent decades. I mean, I think of Kim & Thurston from Sonic Youth, or Siouxie and Budgie from Siouxsie and the Banshees and/or the Creatures, but KURT AND COURTNEY? Srsly. Insulting to Nirvana, insulting even to Hole (especially given that every good Hole album was written by someone OTHER than Courtney Love, whether it was Kurt Cobain on “Live Through This” or Billy Corgan on “Celebrity Skin”) and generally OMG stupid.

(By the way, I admit that by writing this, I have confessed to watching Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. I can’t help my trainwreck addiction!! )