Thursday, April 30, 2015

#tbt Sept 2005

Found this gem in a little box in my desk at work. From a backyard somewhere in New Jersey. Cranford? I don't know.

Loving the shot glass around Babe's neck.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Earthquakes? Riots?


Here's a funny picture of buddy instead.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Just one more

So, yesterday I had a meeting with the Senior VP here at the University in which I work. And there were 7 other colleagues there. All pretty senior exec, I was somewhere in the  middle level.

Before the head honcho got there, but after five of the other people did, one of the women I have worked with before walks in to the conference room.

"My god," she said, "You're as big as a house!"

"Wow, Alice!," I replied, "Thanks so much for saying that; that is what every woman wants to hear!"

{embarrassed laughter from around the table}

"In fact," I continued, "I feel it might be my duty to educate people on what to say to pregnant women. Here are some examples: 1) Wow, you look amazing! 2) Congratulations! 3) How are you feeling? 4) OR NOTHING AT ALL."

{everyone around the table is nodding vigorously.}


Monday, April 27, 2015

A few weekender pics

Cousins, besties. Thing 1 & Thing 2 

Auntie in the back with the chirrun. 

My stunning niece in the middle. 

Two besties. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

haiku friday

it is really hard
for me to have a bad day 
or be in a mood.

my nature, perhaps?
more than likely, though, i think
its having this girl.

my tiny best friend. 
my angel baby buddy. 
such a happy girl. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Pregnant ladies, we hear all kinds of stuff. I mean all kinds.

So far, the most off the wall thing I've heard is "You're looking ripe!"

Yeah. You heard me.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015


  1. I was listening to KROQ this morning, like I always do, and Jon Cryer was on. That's Ducky Dale from Pretty in Pink. He is fifty years old now. Wow. And he's got an autobiography out that I think would be fun to listen to because he's been in show biz for so long and started in the 80s, my favorite time in movies. I stinkin loved the Rob Lowe autobiography for similar reasons. 
  2. I've got about seven weeks left of work, if Bruno stays put where he or she belongs. In between now and the end of my time here I have three events that I am in charge of. Oh how I laugh and laugh. 
  3. I am 32 weeks pregnant and some change, so that means about 8 and a half months. We are finally getting the room ready. Sort of. 
  4. My dreams are just horrifying, to be honest. Pregnant dreaming is already the craziest. Last night I dreamt that I lost Buddy in a mall with Casey and that my sibling had her fourth kid. But no dreams of this little baby yet. He or she is just a mystery. 
  5. I went to the eye doctor yesterday to get my ojos checked out. I leaned over to grab my purse and the doc grabbed it for me and said you shouldn't be leaning over like that. I wondered what kind of world this lady was living in. Not only do I do multiple hours of yoga a week, I also have a four almost five year old that I am playing with constantly. Whatever though. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

haiku friday

so i got ten grand
not seven hundred fifty. 
my motto? aim high.

beautiful friday.
lovely weekend on its way.
hopefully so quiet.

wee birthday party,
teeball, yoga, and good eats.
wash some baby clothes? 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


I know *nothing* is more fascinating that me talking about my commute!

So, in advance I say: You're Welcome.

Yesterday, when I left work I was met with a wall of traffic because of protesters! You know I love a good protest just as much as the next. And, I'm super pissed off that the cops keep killing unarmed people of color. I am. And I get it, protesters should be disruptive. So there is that.

But man. It sure does stink when they are blocking the commute home and all the streets are shut down and you have to wait to get to the freeway for half an hour. But, at least they weren't on the freeway per se.


Then, this morning I noticed a lot of helicopters hanging in the air. And I turned on the KNX 1070 and sure enough! There was  a suspicious vehicle parked near the airport so they had closed all the streets near LAX. And by streets I mean main thorough fares like Sepulveda and Aviation and the 105 freeway.

Then, as I inched closer to my on ramp, I noticed a lot of police and fire men. And lo! There was an injury accident on the street getting on the freeway.


Anyway! I made it everybody.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cute song

Here's a cute song that I thought was written by a much older, somewhat darker individual. Enjoy!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Buddy's mad skillz

I will send more photos later but here are Buddy's shots! She's going to be a photographer I think.

Friday, April 10, 2015

haiku friday

have four calls today.
it's possible i could raise

as i always say,
better to be rejected
than not to ask, right?

work is heating up.
doing the jobs of many
while building a babe. 

Thursday, April 09, 2015


Me and my sisters in 1981 or so in Keshena, Wisconsin. 

My tiny little punk rock best friend about 2 years ago? I have no idea. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Weekend pics!

I didn't even know Buddy could draw a Bunny!
Easter Feaster menu, artwork by The Nav.
I can't.
Happy easter peeps!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Haiku Friday

Good Friday today
Which means buddy's school is closed.
Not my work of course.

But i am at home.
And so happy about it.
Works been a doozy.

Casual clothing
Is so much better than work 
Attire when pregs.

Thursday, April 02, 2015


to when I had a baby!!
Buddy at one day old! 

Buddy at some amount of months between 12 and 24

you guys! i am sure getting excited to have a little baby again. they are so small and silly and cute.

buddy came in this morning and said mama, when my baby comes is he or she going to have black hair like you or red/orange hair like dada, or brown hair like me? and i got so excited! because i have no idea what kind of hair the baby will have.