The rest of 7 Days and the Tweets for the last two months.

5 01 2013

Because I think the only people who read this blog have already heard all my tweets and seen all my pictures, but someday my old, senile future self will be reading through old diaries and will be all like, “BUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED? DID THE APOCALYPSE HAPPEN AFTER ALL? IS THAT WHY THERE ARE NO MORE 7 DAYS PICTURES??” This is for you, future senile self.

7 Days: Day 4 (Bony)

You know what’s stupid? How 5:30 becomes 7am without me even being asleep. Also that no one is making me bacon.
Nov 1

Honestly, Hogwarts really needs to implement some sort of anti-bullying policy. Why do the teachers never discipline the Slytherins?
Nov 1

Sometimes I think The Universe is sending people to slow me down & block me at every turn & then I remember I’m just driving on the freeway.
Nov 3

I was just about to head up into bed when I realized it’s only 9. You win again, Standard Time.
Nov 4

I say “up into” like I have stairs. Don’t believe it. It’s a sleep-deprived lie.
Nov 4

Sometimes I think someone is breaking in, but then it turns out it’s just the cat being “graceful” again.
Nov 6

“A Weimaraner hanging in the balance.” <–Best election quote ever. Even though I have no idea WTF it means.
Nov 6

It's the daily morning fight over who gets to sit in the sink and drink water from the tap. My position: NO ONE. The cat disagrees.
Nov 7

What kind of a world do we live in where Starbucks starts to run out of Salted Caramel Mochas before Thanksgiving?
Nov 9

Furthermore, what kind of a world do we live in where baristas think it's ok to ask, "We ran out of the salt, is that OK?" NO, IT IS NOT OK.
Nov 9

7 Days: Day 5 (Disneyland Geek)

Between the flea meds and the new sticky tape couch protectors, the cat is having a Very Bad Evening.
Nov 10

Hunting tip: If you meow at your prey, they will know you’re hunting them.
Nov 11

Elliott: Nobody ever forgets they’re in National City!!
Nov 14

Facebook is having a general funeral for Twinkies. What happened while I was in the shower? This is why we need waterproof internet.
Nov 16

Related: NOW what will we eat when the zombie apocalypse happens?
Nov 16

Two people just walked by and checked out my car’s ass. I know. My car is hot.
Nov 16

Attempted to see Cloud Atlas but it was FUCKING CANCELED FOR TWILIGHT. I just… No words. Moving to another planet.
Nov 17

My DSLR stopped working today. Hold me.
Nov 18

A watched pot never boils. But if I don’t watch it, I’ll forget it and burn the house down. Catch-22.
Nov 20

In other news I got a catalog addressed to my mom in the mail today. It’s entirely devoted to suspenders. I may keep this catalog forever.
Nov 21

So many suspenders! X-back AND Y-back style, hidden ones, maternity ones, one that looks like a ruler, camo for hunting, hip ones for teens.
Nov 21

I am one tiny, awkward, stripped screw away from a fixed camera. Mercury Retrograde, you are on my shit list.
Nov 21

WALT’S APARTMENT! YES! #EpicMickey #DisneylandNerd
Nov 23

When a person chooses to go into the military, how do they choose which branch to join? Is there a sorting hat for that, too?
Nov 26

Elliott: Have you ever seen an elephant naked? NO you haven’t. Because you never saw elephants.
Nov 27

Oops. I got another cat.
Nov 28

This cat sheds SO MUCH. And I’m warning you now that someday I *will* be that lady who spins her cat’s fur into yarn.
Nov 29

7 Days: Day 6 (Clearance Shopping)

I decided to leave the house today. That was obviously a stupid decision.
Dec 1

“Do They Know it’s Christmas” is one of the worst and most offensive Christmas songs I love and will never stop listening to.
Dec 1

When you put on pajamas before 3pm, 7:43 feels like midnight. #wisdom
Dec 1

Because, really, who shows dominance by humping their peers? #neverhavingaboycatagain #natureisfuckedup #traumatized
Dec 2

You know how it is when you try to turn off the car but accidentally turn off the radio because they’re just buttons next to each other? #PriusProblems
Dec 3

It’s so hard to have to ride the Jungle Cruise with people who don’t understand the Jungle Cruise.
Dec 4

I consistently get the lyrics to “Winter Wonderland” wrong so that I am always getting married by a circus clown.
Dec 9

Elliott, to Leia: Don’t sneeze on my face, please. It’s very expensive.
Dec 10

No, but really. Neiman Marcus at Target made me die a little inside.
Dec 10

PSA: If you watch Lost and play Epic Mickey in the same general time frame, your brain will make up very strange dreams.
Dec 13

Ok, Internet, I’m going to Toys R Us on a Sunday in December. If you don’t hear from me, send help.
Dec 16

Well that was oddly painless. Just another sign of the impending apocalypse, I guess.
Dec 16

7 Days: Day 7 (Nudist Colony)

If there is one thing Lost gave us that we should never forget and that we should always hold in our hearts, it’s time-traveling bunnies.
Dec 17

It’s the holiday season and I am incapable of producing adequate bokeh with any of my working cameras. My soul is a little bit dead.
Dec 19

I wish someone would recut all of Lost into chronological order. You know. Just for fun.
Dec 19

At least if the world ends tomorrow I’ll be free of this ant problem.
Dec 20

Autocorrect, sometimes I don’t understand you. But just now you correctly changed “slogghy” to “slightly” and I want to thank you for that.
Dec 22

Dammit, Brain, if you’re going to wake me at 5:30, you better figure out how to telekinetically bring me coffee in bed.
Dec 26

“Clean up your stuff before I steal your AT-AT.” <–A thing I just said to my son.
Dec 26

Dec 28

Related: Googling Ed Wynn at 3am and I finally get the joke: Ed Wynn = Edwin #only34yearslate #thankgodimcute
Dec 28

Dec 28

Apparently Hot Dog on a Stick sells hot dogs not on sticks now. What kind of blasphemy is this?
Dec 29

Just overheard a kid in the the mall yell, "Hi, Grandma!" at a random old lady. Kids are awesome. As are old ladies.
Dec 29

Ok so WTF with the new trend where people play music on their phones loudly while shopping? Cause STOP IT, PEOPLE.
Dec 29


7 Days: Day 3 (The He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special)

23 12 2012

7 Days: Day 3 (The He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special)

I was a big He-Man fan as a kid, but had kind of lost interest by the time She-Ra came around (no one could ever top the Sorceress, anyway) so I don’t think I’ve ever even seen this, but Netflix told me I had to and who am I to argue with Netflix and the feeling of nostalgia and the opportunity to indoctrinate my kids into the show?

After dinner I think I’ll force them to watch Santa Claus the Movie.

7 Days: Day 2 (Holiday Food is Wacky)

22 12 2012

7 Days: Day 2 (Holiday Food is Wacky)

Ham, chèvre, and cranberry sauce sandwich.

Second breakfast:
A few pieces of ham I picked out of the container in the fridge.

Lunch (around 3pm):
Sweet & spicy nuts, bowl of spaghetti squash smothered in ghee.

Pear cobbler (pictured on its way to mah belleh) & coffee.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is grazing on leftovers all day long. I think I shall have chocolate for dessert.

7 Days: Day 1 (The Last Sunrise Ever)

21 12 2012

7 Days: Day 1 (The Last Sunrise Ever)

I woke up from a nap today and noticed that the sky was dark and I couldn’t believe I slept all day long. But when I looked at the clock it was only 3pm. So I knew the world actually WAS ending and I had a moment of panic before I realized it was just a solar eclipse.And THEN I somehow realized (maybe because solar eclipses tend not to come as a surprise these days?) that I was having a dream within a dream and that shit is cool so I was going to tweet about it. Also, I figured, tweeting would be a good way to test my theory about it all being a dream. Because when I woke up, I could check to see if my tweet was actually there and I’d know if I was awake and/or the apocalypse was starting. However, before I got to the part about sending a tweet, my brain took note of the fact that I was, in fact, still in my bed. So I went back to sleep.

But what led me to needing a nap at 8am was this:

I set my alarm (needlessly as it turned out) for 5:20 so that I’d be able to get up, get dressed, warm the bacon, make coffee, wrangle the kids away from the presents, and head out to watch the sunrise. The kids had better stupider plans, though, and woke me up at 4:40.

The place was much busier this year than last (there were like, 10 cars total). We figure because it was the last sunrise ever. I mean. Unless everyone on the internet turns out to be wrong about the apocalypse.

More Yule pictures to come later.

7 Days: Day 7 (Karate)

28 09 2012

7 Days: Day 7 (Karate)

I am such a flake this week. Seriously. Like today I probably should have gotten my picture with Bethany, but I didn’t even think to. Even when she was taking one. <–See? Flake. Her house, though? Totally gorgeous.

After we hung out with the Actuallys for awhile (and I told Bethany she is depriving the internet of Elliora videos – that kid is CUTE), I took Elliott to his first ever karate class. He was nervous because he didn't think he'd be able to break a stack of wood with his bare hands, but I promised him that wouldn't be expected of him just yet.

Overall today was far less stabby than yesterday. But I am still looking forward to the downtime this weekend. (At some point I promise to catch up on commenting!) See you all next run!

7 Days: Day 6 (Thursday Schmursday)

27 09 2012

7 Days: Day 6 (Thursday Schmursday)


I don’t know if it’s Disneyland hangover, or if I’m just tired, or if it’s simply Thursday and there doesn’t need to be any other reason, but I woke up stabby and kind of stayed that way all day.

Then Bethany invited me to paint pottery with them and since that reminded me that I had two Groupons that needed to be used by Sunday, I figured we should probably do that. After we were done painting, we headed to the fountain and let the kids throw coins in. Elliott is not breathing in the water, no matter what it looks like.

It was definitely unstabbifing and I felt much better by the time we left.

And then I hit traffic and a police helicopter and why are there always so many DRIVERS on the road?

(Oh! This reminds me that last week I was behind Banksy on the freeway – I know because the license plate said “BANKSY”. Turns out he’s a woman. And today I saw a license plate that said “VADER” and turns out HE’S a woman, too.)

Anyway. I’m exhausted now so I suppose that’s the answer. Tonight I plan to be lazy and go to bed early. Tomorrow shall be better.

7 Days: Day 5 (Kodak Picture Spot)

27 09 2012

7 Days: Day 5 (Kodak Picture Spot)

Although this is just one, there are several spots throughout the park. It would have been cool to make a collage of all the spots, but it would NOT have been cool to drag my whiny kids around in the process.

I had been trying to plan a trip to Disneyland now that it’s not summer anymore. I thought we’d see if Yara was available to meet us. And then it turned out that it was 7 Days. Brilliant. I got really excited when I made the Kodak Picture Spots connection with today’s theme. Because I am a dork.

the dapper dans


train arriving