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Desperate Working Mommas
Your one-stop site for fanatical television snarking, questionable political analysis, occasional attempts to address the parenting issues facing working mothers, and halfhearted promises to stop obsessing about the entertainment industry, already! Oh, not to mention the random bitching and moaning. There's always that.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about, and other random thoughts.

Random Thought #1: It's official! BOOYAH! Now start watching the show already, people! Geesh. Best. Show. EVER.

Random Thought #2: My 8-year-old daughter came into the room as I was re-watching the finale of Veronica Mars, specifically the showdown between Veronica and the season 2 Big Bad. (I won't give it away in case all y'all are planning on watching the repeats starting this Tuesday. At 9/8 central. On UPN.) She proceeded to snuggle up and watch the show with me, which 1) aaaaaw! CUTE, and 2) is no surprise. She adores Buffy, too, but of course I haven't let her watch beyond Season 1. Because what kind of mother would I BE allowing her to watch later seasons?! Huh? With all the Vampire (s)Laying?

Damn it. What was I talking about?

Aw, just messin'! Anyhoos, she didn't really have much to say about the scene at the time (other than it kicked ass! but not in those exact words, of course, because what kind of mother would I BE if I let my 8-year-old say things like "kicked ass"?! Huh?!) but it was obviously preying on her mind because a few days later she blurted out this non-sequitur during dinner: "Bad guys on TV are stupid. They talk so long that the people they are trying to kill get away. I mean, they should just shoot 'em already."

I don't know whether to be proud of her for so quickly discerning the tragic exposition flaw most TV shows succumb to when their hero is in a tight spot (often called "The Scooby-Dooism") or to be absolutely horrified by her utter callousness... Okay, I'm going with the former. Because as the VM season 2 Big Bad would say, "Well, if this is what you need to do to feel better about yourself..."

Random Thought #3: I would like to preface this confession with some strong words about the outrageous price of gas these days and how we should all be driving smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles, even if they are not at all practical when one has a biggish family... because one needs more than two seats to fit said biggish family and why buy a second car if it only has two seats when one has five people who need to crowd into it, even if one does already have a fuel-efficient mid-sized family car perfect for traveling and tooling around the city? Because gas is freakishly EXPENSIVE, that's why!

That being said, TGIM bought me the cutest little convertible Mazda Miata!

It hugs the curves and has killer acceleration. I am so going to get a ticket soon, but I don't even care. It can GO. And it has four on the floor (although technically that should be five, but I couldn't think of a rhyme for five-- jive? chive?-- so go with me here), which means I. HAVE. THE. POWER. Standard transmission, baby! (*pumps fist*) I know that most people these days prefer to go automatic, but I'll take the stick any day. Okay, that came out sounding a lot more pervy than I meant it to. Then again, there was that time that me and a bunch of friends crowded into my sister's automatic transmission (wuss!) and I-- used to my own stick shift, mind you-- went to change gears and violently grabbed and clenched the crotch of my very surprised best guy friend. Good times. But I digress.

Seriously, my dad taught me to drive in a junky old Ford pickup truck on the back roads of Prescott, Arizona, and let me tell you, by the time I was ready for my license, I had that stick shift thing down COLD. Where others-- meaning people like my sister, Jenny, good LORD she was a wreck when she drove-- yes, others would be all freaking out at being stopped at the light at the top of the big hill on Gurley Street because what if the car rolled backward and hit the truck that was so stupidly right up on the back bumper? But not I! Oh no! I would tread that fine line between holding the gas and letting out the clutch, and I would not roll an inch when that line turned green. Power, I tell you. POWER. And the car gets awesome gas mileage, too, so it's win-win!

Plus, I look super cute in it.

link | posted by Cat at 2:06 PM

Anonymous kristine commented:

congrats on the new wheels.

I'm going to go listen to my boy yell at Ellen now.

*hug* but that's for TGYM for buying you something you would look cute in.

» 5/16/2006 4:15 PM 
Anonymous God commented:

OK. I gave you the Veronica on Mars thing or whatever it's called. I arranged the cute car, and even looked far enough ahead way back when to make sure you WOULD look cute once you got into it.

NOW can I go back to my real work? You are pressing my last nerve, lady, and if you get me out of the bath one more time to deal with a TV show, you will spend the rest of your life with little children saying "Mommy! Mommy! Why is that lady walking around with lightning bolts shooting out her ass?"

» 5/16/2006 5:22 PM 
Blogger Amy commented:

What fun! A cute car! I can't even imagine getting one of those till the kidz are outta da house.

Cat. I must tell you, that the pic of VM on the side of your blog with the hat on....She looks like you!!

» 5/16/2006 6:45 PM 
Blogger Nilbo commented:

Early thoughts from my laptop - Kat just rips one out of the park - not just a tape measure home run but one you measure with an odometer ...

Taylor answers back with joe C. and poor Elliot is going "What does a guy have to do???"

Lovin it and can't wait for a Cat recap. Early pressure, Miata Girl.

» 5/16/2006 6:46 PM 
Anonymous brinikevy@sbcglobal.net commented:

No kidding about the stick shift thing, after getting the light in front of the Elks theater on Gurley St (clutch hill) down I feel like I can drive a standard vehicle anywhere!

» 5/16/2006 7:12 PM 
Blogger Nilbo commented:

And later .. Elliot probably sang, although I immediately dozed off. Kat's last song ... a disappointment, but enough to get through ...

Taylor kicks even more ass ...

Elliot will soon be nothing but a memory ..... oh, wait, no he won't ... and Kat and Taylor will face off next week. Kat's got her work cut out - the crazy man has hit some sort of stride ...

» 5/16/2006 7:17 PM 
Blogger Charlotte in Pa commented:

Is calling your "odd" thoughts in this post "random" an attempt to win Kristine's love back? If so, you might want to be a little more subtle. Transparent, Cat. Transparent.

» 5/16/2006 8:12 PM 
Anonymous kalki commented:

I'll take the stick anyday, too. Both of our cars are standard.

And oh I am so jealous of your Miata! I've been trying to talk Rob into a Mini-Cooper (you know, for ME).

» 5/16/2006 8:42 PM 
Blogger FutureFoodTVStar commented:

Elliot vs Taylor NEXT WEEK!

I'm sorry, the judges loved Kat during her 2nd song but I H-A-T-E-D that arrangement. Totally Dude!

I've been dialing so fast my fingers are numb.

» 5/16/2006 9:01 PM 
Blogger NatGo commented:

Insight into Cat's past life - My mom was a screamer (is a screamer, still, but that's my prob - not yours) so instead of making me endure that torture, Cat and Di taught me to drive in Di's little brown car. So, I am at a four way stop a couple of blocks from the high school, and I stall. Bad. Like it eventually took me two or three minutes to get out of the intersection. And Cat and Di are ducking in the back seat so no one sees them, laughing hysterically, and screaming incoherent instructions. It was the funniest thing EVER. Talk about true friends! And now, 18 years later, I am a GOOD driver, because of them!

» 5/16/2006 10:12 PM 
Blogger Cat commented:

Kristine, you mean Chris was on Ellen? Shouting and e'rything?! Well, darn. That I'd like to see. Did Ellen dance? Oh, how I love it when Ellen dances!

Heh. Nat. That was AWESOME. And you were always with me when I'd get pulled over for drunk driving (always stone-cold sober, I am NOT kidding) and you and the other jerks in the car would just sit there and giggle as I tried to recite the alphabet backward while standing on one foot and touching my finger to my nose. Hey. I can't help it if I'm an abrupt lane changer. I signalled! I'm pretty sure! Once! Ah... good times, those.

And brinikevy@sbcglobal.net, you are obviously a Prescottonian. I am dying to know if I... know you. Hmm?

God, I am curious as to the mechanics of lightening bolts actually shooting out my ass, as it seems that could be a rather useful talent.

Amy, you just made my day. Kristen Bell is a hottie! And the car rocks. I feel guilty, because of the whole two-seater thing? But then I get in it and BOOM. So over it.

Charlotte, I can see how you would THINK that, but no. Just a freakish cooincidence. *sigh* I don't think Kristine will ever forgive me. EVAH!

Kalki, you'd be hawt in a Mini. HAWT! Eh, you're hawt regardless, but still!

futurefoodtvstar, do you really think Elliott will make it to the finale? He does have a huge fanbase-- which I don't understand, but that's because I think he's nice but snoozeworthy-- but tonight was not his best night, you know?

» 5/16/2006 10:33 PM 
Anonymous kristine commented:

oh shut up! did ellen dance? do bears shit in the woods? YES SHE DANCED!

She was all, 'OMG...' and he was all Hugging her and she was all, "my heart broke!" and he was all hugging her telling her that the people backstage said he was going to have to calm her down. And they laughed, and she was all huggy, and he was all huggy...like the real huggy. And he said, "things happen for a reason, I'm here with you RIGHT NOW." he was so excited to he there. And then he played his guitar for her and sang, 'wanted dead or alive'.

I orgasmed so hard I fell asleep at 6:30 pm and didn't watch american idol last night.

yes, a married man and lesbian made me orgasm.

» 5/17/2006 9:41 AM 
Blogger WILLIAM commented:

A Miata? Wow. Did you name it yet?

» 5/17/2006 10:10 AM 
Blogger Cat commented:

'Cha! Did I name it yet!... okay, no. No I haven't, but I'm tossing around ideas. It's white, with a black top and interior. I'm thinking a bovine theme, like "Bessie" or "Holstein" or "Mad Cow" or SOMETHING...

Any suggestions?

» 5/17/2006 10:21 AM 
Blogger Nilbo commented:

A married man and a lesbian made Kristine orgasm? Man, why can I never find girls like that? The ones I run into always need affection, and attention, and do this do that blahblahblah until it's like "Whatever, this is just too much trouble, go watch Ellen." I mean, not like I really care.

And naming your car? Umm. Why don't you name it "Lame Geek". Oh, no, wait ... that name is taken by EVERY PERSON WHO NAMES THEIR CAR.

» 5/17/2006 10:41 AM 
Blogger Cat commented:

Oh, yeah? Well at least I don't go around pretending to be God Almighty like SOME people...

That's a BURN! Hoo! YES.

» 5/17/2006 12:32 PM 
Blogger Nilbo commented:

"Pretending"? Hmmph.

» 5/17/2006 1:30 PM 
Blogger mrtl commented:

ooooh! New car!! woot!

» 5/24/2006 1:38 AM 

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