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Friday, October 28, 2005
Random Thoughts on a SLOW Friday

-- I am still loving my job. Like, seriously LOVING it, which is a first, I tell you what. I can't believe I was teaching English to those wacky, moody teenagers for all those years when I could have been doing this. Take THAT [insert karate chop here], stupid college advisor. YOU SUCK, Dr. Fitzmaurice!

-- I am loving the whole soccer mom thing. I am a soccer mom. A SOCCER MOM! Who would have guessed? I don't drive a minivan or SUV with a My Child is an Honor Student! bumper sticker, nor do I wear big hair and religiously attend PTA meetings. But I do drive my daughter to soccer practice every week! Except for yesterday because I totally forgot.

-- Um, let's see... I've finally figured out how to program music in my iPod. Woo! Yay, me! Now if I could just figure out how to download my pictures to it, I'd be golden.

-- I've lost some weight recently, which has caused one of my coworkers to dub me "Calista." You know, as in Calista Flockhart? Whatev. This, in my opinion, is 1) pretty damn rude, and B) so 90's of her. I mean Good God, woman! At least pick someone current, like an Olsen twin or Nicole Ritchie! Geez. Hello?! It's called pop culture, people! *snap* *snap* KEEP. UP.

-- In honor of the season, I have attached a picture of my children in their Halloween costumes. Because it's friggin' cute, okay?! GOSH!

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-- Huh. Apparently, I totally need to straighten the painting in my front room.

-- Alli is concerned that her Disney Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) costume may be too immodest-- or risque, if you will-- because quite a bit of 6-year-old shoulder is exposed. Here is my concern: how is this modesty-obsessed child the fruit of my loins? Me! Lover of mini skirts, bikinis, and inappropriately lowcut shirts (I'm talking back in the day, not now, geez...)? Is it possible she is a changeling? Switched at birth?! Good freaking heavens.

-- Incidentally, Alli is also concerned about Hannah, who she is sure will be forcibly ejected from the church Halloween party tomorrow night. You know, because she is the devil? Well, not the Devil, just a devil. A super cute one! Just wanted to clarify. This was Hannah's own choice, by the way. The Fairy Princess thing was tired, she told me. Well, not in those exact words. That would have been weird. But kind of funny, right? "Hey, Mom! Being a fairy princess is wack, yo?! I wanna be LUCIFER!" I have assured both girls that if anyone tries to kick out my cute little devil, all she has to do is start damning them all to hell, and they will SO leave her alone.

-- Hannah suggested I be a Smartie Pants for Halloween, which would entail taping a bunch of Smarties packs all over my jeans. She's a keeper, that one. I am seriously considering it, although I am afraid the candy may attract all the toddlers in the room, who will spot the goodies and attach their slobbery selves to my legs, rendering me immobile and unable to participate in the annual Donut Bite contest. Which would be tragic.

-- Although I personally think a Naughty Pilgrim costume would be hella cute, I don't think people would care for it at the church Halloween party. Eh, whatcha gonna do?

link | posted by Cat at 7:48 AM


13 Comments:
Blogger Ern commented:

Your little Alli can't be a changeling, because she looks EXACTLY like you! From what I can tell from your pictures.

Oh, and I might steal Hannah's smartie pants idea. Don't worry, we won't run into each other at a party and have an embarassing "oops, twinsies!" moment.

» 10/28/2005 9:02 AM 
Blogger WILLIAM commented:

Smartie Pants is a good idea.

What is a Donut Bite contest? Does it involve you rolling around naked on a few dozen Krispy Kreme's

» 10/28/2005 9:12 AM 
Blogger Circus Kelli commented:

Cat, it is apparantly time for your weekly accolades from me. Sit still, this won't hurt a bit.

I just love this post, Cat. It's SO *CAT*!

You make me smile from ear to ear darlin! Thank you!

» 10/28/2005 9:29 AM 
Blogger Cat commented:

ern: It's all yours, baby!

William: Sadly, no. No it does not. But I do get to eat a donut or five! If I can shake the damn kids of my legs, that is...

CK: Aw! Glad to hear it. I am a serious geek, but if you find my ramblings amusing... my work here is done. Good day.

» 10/28/2005 10:05 AM 
Blogger not-so-normal mom commented:

I'm stealing smarty pants, too!!! I live all the way on the other side of the country, so I promise, we won't run into each other. I think it is a great idae! I'm tutoring English at the college, so it is such an appropriate idea!!!!!

» 10/28/2005 12:14 PM 
Blogger LadyBug commented:

LOVE the Smartie Pants idea. Too cute!

I was a blackeyed pea for Halloween one year. I painted a black letter "P" on a white t-shirt, then painted myself a black eye. I thought it was very creative. (And I love puns.)

Unfortunately, I chose to wear a black skirt and black tights to complete my ensemble, and everyone thought I was a hooker.

Sigh.

People just don't get me.

» 10/28/2005 1:26 PM 
Blogger mrtl commented:

You are too cute, but those kids of yours are absolutely PRECIOUS!

Have fun tomorrow!

» 10/28/2005 6:04 PM 
Blogger Kevn Lambson: Mammal commented:

It'd be interesting to see if someone attempts an exorcism at the church party to be sure.

For the record, I've lost weight too, lifting all those straw bales back on the farm. Now I resemble, in most remarkable fashion, Tom Cruise. Except he's a smidge more dashing and has hair and abs of futuristic carbon fiber.

Whatever. Smartie pants...clever! The things children say. FOr the record, I'd go to space to see Alli do her ballerina dance. The leaps would be magnificent, assuming she were able to come down. Perhaps if she were tethered we could keep her at least in Earths' orbit.

» 10/29/2005 9:39 PM 
Blogger mrtl commented:

Cat - In case you don't read Bucky (or Bucky's comments): Check this out!

» 10/30/2005 2:34 PM 
Blogger Amy commented:

They look awesome! That lil devil has the bestest smile EVA. Hope the party went great!

And ladybug even manages to make me laugh in her comments on OTHER peoples blogs! Hooker! Ha!

» 10/30/2005 3:45 PM 
Blogger Vajana commented:

oh your kids are so cute! Maybe I will steal the Smartie pants idea too. We have at least two dozen of those lying around here from LAST Halloween I'm sure.....

» 10/31/2005 9:11 AM 
Anonymous kalki commented:

Have you ever found something to be so gosh darn cute that you just want to SQUEEZE something? Everytime I see or read about your kids, I just want to squeeze something. You know, in a good way. (I'm freaking you out, aren't I?)

Well, suffice it to say that they are all most definitely keepers. Your kids ROCK.

» 10/31/2005 9:45 AM 
Blogger Annejelynn commented:

super cuties

» 11/01/2005 10:42 AM 

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