Random Tuesday Thoughts

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I would definitely describe myself as a patient person.  If someone is driving slow in front of me I usually just slow down as well unless I’m late for something.  I also have no problem waiting in lines at the grocery store, at the gas station or even the bank.  It doesn’t bug me like it does most people.  Maybe its because I’m genuinely a laid back person.  But there is one thing that absolutely infuriates me, when you are in a large crowd and everyone is walking forward and the one person that is in front of you STOPS.  Why do they do this?  Do they not see or notice that they are in a people highway and that the proper thing to do is to pull out of traffic if they need to stop?  I wouldn’t slam on the brakes on the 5 freeway to have a look at the store next to the highway, why is this any different?  I think I need to start issuing tickets.

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What is it about MTV crap television shows that suck me in like heroine?  Its like I know deep down inside that I am way too old for this crappy television programming, however I just can’t seem to take it out of my DVR.  Yes I do know who LC, Snookie and bad girl Kristin are.  It’s such terrible TV that I wont let my 12 year old watch it, but I keep going back for more.  What’s even worse is I find myself talking about them to some of my friends as if I actually know them!  It drives my husband crazy, if there’s one surefire way to get him to leave the room, its to put an episode of the Hills on.

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My son’s room is ALWAYS messy.  I’m not sure what I am doing wrong.  We have tried everything except cleaning it ourselves.  In fact, when he went away for the weekend about 6 months ago we gutted the room so he could start from scratch.  I don’t understand why its so hard to put something away.  If it has a place, put it back.  I was a very messy girl, I remember making trails from the door to my bed so my mom could tuck me in at night, I can only hope he will outgrow it like I did.

The Photo Addict

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Random Tuesday Thoughts

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Presented randomly in a purely random fashion.

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So we have two beagles, and beagles are, of course, awesome dogs, and the #1 beagle of all time is Snoopy. Mouse has a Snoopy-themed bedroom, because Snoopy is awesome. And you know what’s even more awesome? A Snoopy license plate! Proceeds from the Snoopy plate go to California museums (and you know what’s awesome? Museums!). So if you’re interested in a Snoopy plate, go register your interest here: http://www.snoopyplate.com/

I really really really want this on my car

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I wish there were some sort of way to make turn signals automatic. Like when you think about changing lanes or turning, the turn signal on your car goes on. And when you’re done changing lanes or if you change your mind, it automatically goes off. I think I want that feature even more than I want a flying car. And I really want a flying car.

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Tonight (Monday) for a slightly belated Mother’s Day, we took Train Guy’s mom, dad, and brother out to dinner at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant located at Knott’s Berry Farm. If you like fried chicken and you happen to find yourself in Orange County with nowhere to eat, check out the Chicken Dinner Restaurant. It’s pretty much Mouse’s idea of food nirvana. There’s not a single thing in the chicken dinner (which is sort-of prix fixe) that he doesn’t love to eat. Speaking of which, I think I’m going to go have my slice of boysenberry pie.

Mmmmmmm...pie

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Why is it that good tv shows get cancelled while bad tv shows live on and on in perpetuity?

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I have finally graduated from physical therapy. I have a congenital defect in my knees (thanks Dad! And Grandpa!) that makes them prone to dislocation, and while I’ve had a lifetime of knee problems, I did a super-tastic job of jacking up my right knee last June. I had this awful surgery in August, and honestly, the pain during recovery was far worse than being in labor. Because at least labor ended and there was a nice prize when it was over. Anyway, my knees are still quite weak (I can’t stand on one foot with my knee slightly bent for more than a minute–literally, a minute–I have to time myself) but they are doing much better and my surgery one doesn’t hurt anymore.

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This concludes today’s episode of Random Tuesday Thoughts. Head over to the Un Mom for more Randomosity.

The Scrivener

Rambling On

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I have a cute butt. I can say this because I’ve earned it. I’ve been dragging myself to exercise classes and gym time for several months, submitting myself to the nazi instructors who say things like “doesn’t this feel good” as we do 50 squat jumps with weights in our hands. No. No it does not. It feels like torture, actually. There is always some woman with a great body to inspire me to continue.  She’s usually 22. I realize that only freaks of nature like Demi Moore and Jennifer Anniston are going to have that body when pushing 40. But there is always room for improvement, right? I do have my limits though. I’ll eat smaller portions but I’m not giving up my favorite junk foods. Kind of slows the process…

Ever try to put your kid’s helmet on in a hurry and end up pinching his skin with that stupid clip that goes under the chin? I did this once and now Rocky closes his eyes in fear whenever it’s time for me to put it on again.

I went out on an impromptu movie date wearing my mommy clothes. Wow did I feel out of place with the late night got-no-kids, let’s all wear dark tight-fitting outfits and tons of make-up crowd.

Does a $100 jar of skin cream really outperform one that is, say $20? Even $15 for a teeny tiny jar of the supposed anti-wrinkle stuff seems preposterously high to me. Are we as women really this gullible that we keep the high-end skin care businesses going? Let me know if you’ve tried it and ended up looking like Halle Berry.  For now, I am dubious. Ditto with fancy shampoos.

Every now and then I get hooked on shows about people having mysterious symptoms and the doctors’ efforts (or non-efforts as is sometimes the case) to find a diagnosis and, hopefully, a treatment. I always feel bad for the people who are suffering but I keep watching because in the back of my mind I think “if this happens to someone I know,  I can help.”  I’ve found that more often than not, the mystery diagnosis is lyme disease.  If you’ve got crazy symptoms that no one’s been able to pinpoint.  Check it out.

Another day, another conversation about Star Wars. My son’s uncles opened his eyes to the fact that there were 3 more movies before the classic Star Wars tales we were watching before. I was never into the prequels so I can’t get into discussions about characters like General Grievous. “Mommy, did you KNOW that General Grievous takes light sabers from the Jedis he kills? He can use four at once.”  That sounds awful. Why aren’t you having nightmares about this? “AND did you KNOW that ONLY Obi Wan Kenobi could beat him? He shooted his gun at him…”

Good-bye Thomas the Train, you didn’t stand a chance against stories about galaxies far, far away.

The Librarian

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