Tuesday, November 25, 2008

quote of the week...

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues."

-- Cicero

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I {heart} my asian market...

I really, really do. And yes, it is MY asian market...never mind the hundreds of asian and hispanic customers that frequent there...it's all about me. Me. The middle aged white lady who comes searching for her jar of bulgogi sauce and melon flavored ice cream bars.

In spite of this great love between me and my asian market, I have one concern...what is that smell in there? For real, why does the market smell like that?

My daughter says, "That's just the way asian stuff smells." While I am inclined to believe she is smarter than me--after all, she goes to college--I don't think she has a decent case for that argument. I don't smell that smell when I go to my favorite asian restaurant. This is a smell specifically limited to the market. So, theory shot down right there.

It's really more of a curiousity than a concern, now that I think about it. I mean, the smell hasn't kept me away so far. I will not stop going to the market based on that smell. I will stop going there if they stop selling my melon ice cream bars, however. You'd agree with me if you tried them. They are like heaven on a stick.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

quote of the week...

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”

---Maya Angelou

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

never mind Palin...

...here's why I'll never be vice-president.
[thanks, Andrew, for getting me thinking about it.]

*My children would totally give me up to the press as the nut job I am. Hubby could hold it in and speak only of my many saint-like qualities, but the kids...the kids would crack.
*Red and blue are not my colors. Can't wear those, can't be a lady in US politics.
*I tend to speak my mind without thinking first. I know, right?
*I'm a Mormon. Duh. If Mitt and his Kennedy-esque hair couldn't pull it off, then I sure as heck can't.
*Being the mom of many, I believe that a completely valid answer to many questions is: "Because I said so." Somehow, I don't think that would fly with the White House Press Corps.
*I would never wear a cheap $600 pair of earrings...oh, wait, that's why I'll never be First Lady. Nevertheless...I'd rather, oh, I don't know...feed my family for a month and a half.
*I have skeletons in my closet. I'm not saying it's a big closet, I mean, we're not talking a walk-in or anything...but it's there and there are bones in it.
*And speaking of skeletons...I once stole a candy bar from a grocery store. I still feel guilty about that, and I'm guessing that I couldn't pass a lie detector test because of it. What? You mean you don't have to pass a lie detector test to be elected into public office? Huh. That explains a lot.

Monday, November 10, 2008

quote of the week...

"I wish people could acheive what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that's not what happiness really is."

-- Alanis Morissette

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I'll give in to peer pressure...

Nearly everyone is putting up pictures of their offspring in Halloween costume-age.
This was my favorite for this year: our 4 year old, who insisted she dress as Christine from Phantom of the Opera...and her sweet big brother who agreed to go as The Phantom for her.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

things you think you'd never have to say to your children, #37

"Hey! All of you! Stop running around the island...and for the love of Pete, put your clothes back on!!"

Monday, November 03, 2008

quote of the week...

"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."

--Jim Carrey