Wednesday, August 16, 2006

No catchy title today

Just random thoughts.
  • Ryan's a little disappointed no one's guessed his other movie quote. Disappointed? ...or proud? that he hid it so well no one can see it. Probably just because no one payed much attention to that movie and it's an awfully short quote. And it could probably be considered a reference, not an actual quote since it is only three words. Don't tell him I said so, but I think he was reaching a little on that one.
  • I'm waiting for a new phone. My cell phone went out again. I have had bad luck with my phones in the last few years. Sprint replaced two for me because my speaker went out on both phones. The third one broke too, so I got a new brand. Now I've had that for about a year and a half, and two days ago Ryan called me and I answered and he couldn't hear me. I can get calls fine and I can hear them and listen to voicemail, it's just that no one can hear me. I guess the microphone went out. Just my luck. So we went to the Sprint store last night and picked out a new one. Only, staying in line with my luck on the shopping front, they didn't have any of the one we wanted in stock. So we came home and ordered it online and I should see it within four business days. Of course Ryan ended up getting a new one too. No way I could upgrade without him, right?
  • I've been thinking a little here and there about Halloween and costumes for the kids. I know it's early, but I'm trying not to procrastinate like I did last year. (we got Savannah's costume the day before Halloween.) And then I was talking to Nicole on the phone last night and she's on a mad hunt for the perfect costume for Porter so I started looking at more online, and now I'm hooked. Today I spent almost Sawyer's whole morning naptime searching for kids costumes. I have a couple of ideas, but nothing I'm thrilled about yet. I keep asking Savannah what she wants to be and all she answers is a ladybug like she was last year. Which I guess is good because it'll probably still fit her and then I don't have to make or buy a new one, but... boring. So, any ideas for me? Do you think it's too cheesy to try and coordinate siblings?
  • The movie last night was actually pretty good. It was called Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Robert Downey Jr gets involved in a murder mystery type thing with Val Kilmer and some other girl I didn't recognize. I don't know why exactly, but I love Robert Downey Jr. I really enjoy watching him. Anyway, the movie was really funny, I actually laughed out loud a lot which I rarely do during a movie. You won't want to watch it if you're sensitive about the f-word. They used it A LOT. Which is stupid because they actually apologize, more than once, in the movie for how much they use it. But if you can get past that, it really was a funny movie with a good plot line and I really enjoyed it.
One more thing-
I got this forwarded to me last night. I've seen it a few times before and it's always made me chuckle. Well just a few days ago Ryan made some comment about how he spends his days busy at work, and I have plenty of "down time" at home all day with the kids. I made a big deal about it and it's been kind of a running joke ever since. So when this landed in my inbox last night, I thought it fitting to pass it on...

A father came home and found his three children were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to their bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel.

She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"
She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world did I do today?"
"Yes," was his incredulous reply.
She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."


nicole said...

hahah I loved that email. TOOo funny.

The costume thing... I think its so cute when siblings coordinate. I was just thinking last night it'd be cute if you had them dress like a football player and a cheerleader or something like that... If I come up with anything cute I'll let you know.

Heidi West said...

I think it would be really cute if you find Savannah a plastic lion mask and have her wear a yellow sleeper and find a plastic cat mask and a blue sleeper for Sawyer to wear. That's the cutest coordinating sibling costume I've ever seen. Or they could both be gypsies...remember Heather?

gramma g said...

I hear a little resentment in that Heidi.Homemade was the way to go. There wasn't a lot of choices back then,nor a lot of money to spend on costumes. Now with the help of some very creative designers,(and big bucks) kids can have some really awesome costumes. If Savannah wants to be the ladybug again let her, and Sawyer can be a spider or some other little critter. I hear he REALLY likes spiders!:)A lightening bug would be cute too! I guess those 2 will be adorable in anything. So were my kids.... Right Heidi? :)Mom