What do you think the sex(es) of the twins will be?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

dan's ugly shirt

Dan is wearing a shirt right now that I HATE.

It was free, obviously, as most of his shirts are. It is incredibly wide and incredibly short for its width. It's basically like a belly shirt for obese people.

The worst part? The front of it says, "GET THE PUCK OF CAMPUS" (advertising hockey games).

I hate that stupid shirt. It puts me in such a bad mood.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

pumpkin's nine lives

He has used up two of them now, and maybe more that he hasn't told me about.

I was afraid to post about him, first because I was afraid he was going to die and then because I wanted to make sure he would get well.

BUT, after three weeks of force feeding, vomiting and other drama, little Pumpkin seems to be making a comeback. He's laying next to me on the couch right now, purring. He's doing so much better. He's eating and drinking a little on his own and even meowing to go outside (which I won't let him do yet). He hasn't thrown up in about a week. He's gaining back a little of the weight he lost. He's still a little jaundiced, but he seems to be a little more pink these days.

He got a get well card from his doggy friend McDuff last week and that seemed to make all the difference. Thanks, McDuff! He also received a most appropriate book from his little kitty friend, Rusty, who happens to look like a junior version of him. The book is called Pumpkin Cat. It's about an orange cat who arrives on the doorstep one night. And the name of the girl who rescues him? LISA.

Thanks to everyone who put up with my crazy cat lady drama the last few weeks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

my second post about deodorant

I just went to my local Rite Aid and took a stroll down the deodorant isle - you know, wanted to see if there are any new scents or exciting new products. I like to smell things, okay?

I was shocked to see that they have installed a contraption over all the deodorants. You have to lift a clear plastic flap to get your deodorant. When you lift the flap, an alarm goes off. The alarm does not stop until you replace the flap.

What in the world is this? Have people been stealing deodorant that much that locking it up is really necessary? I thought they only locked up expensive or dangerous stuff, but Teen Spirit for $1.99? I don't think I can think of anything more desperate than stealing DEODORANT. Or do they want to embarrass people like me so we won't sit there and sniff a bunch of deodorants? How are we supposed to comparison shop?

I find this to be very alarming (pun intended). Have any of you seen such a contraption at your local pharmacy or is this a sign that I live in the ghetto?

I grabbed one deodorant, but didn't even have the guts to smell it. I feel like society has reached a new low. I imagine someday reminiscing to my grandchildren about the good ol' days and saying, "I remember when we could smell all the deodorants we wanted! You could just take one right off the shelf and smell it! Those were the days!" and then they will look at me with awe.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

five days later...

and I still get the chills every time I think about Obama as president-elect of the United States. I have tears in my eyes right now. I feel so hopeful, so proud to be an American. I have renewed faith in democracy and good.

You can watch his acceptance speech here:


"So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers -- in this country, we rise or fall as one nation; as one people."

"This is our moment. This is our time -- to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth -- that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can."

Saturday, November 1, 2008

best & worst of boston this week

Worst of Boston:

1. We found out last Saturday that Pumpkin (our cat) has liver disease. We have to force-fed him four times a day, give him an IV of liquids once a day and give him medicine several times a day (which he always throws up). We have some hard decisions to make about our favorite cat in the world and it makes me sad to think about maybe having to say goodbye to him. Pumpkin showed up on my doorstep almost exactly six years ago and he has been such a good friend and companion. We've been through a lot together.
2. Crying at work because of Pumpkin.
3. Not being able to get everything I need to get done because of Pumpkin.

Best of Boston:

1. Discovering the Nutella Frozen Hot Chocolate at Paris Creperie. It is amazing and seriously cheered me up on Monday.
2. Hanging out with good friends this week: Outstitute, Garment District with Elizabeth and Eunice, Costco and other adventures with Laci today and in a few minutes we will be going to a Halloween Party hosted by Kate and Bonnie.
3. I got a story published.
4. My amazing husband cleaned the bathroom and mopped the floors this morning. He is also a champion at injecting Pumpkin.