Saturday, June 29, 2013

To the zoo!!

Last night Lea couldnt sleep. She just fussed. I thought it might be her teeth so I gave in and gave her some baby pain stuff. When she was up crying again 2 hours later I though she might be too hot so I stripped her down to her onsie. When she was up AGAIN an hour later we pulled her into bed with us and let her sleep with us for a while. We snuck her back into her crib somewhere around 4 am and she didnt wake up after that. She even slept in till almost 10am which is AMAZING. I couldnt believe it. She must be going through a growth spurt cause shes also started eating like shes starving all the time.

We got up and I made us all eggs for breakfast. Lea wanted to go play outside (she points at her shoes then waves byebye to tell us she was to get out of the house) but it rained last night so I knew the playground next door was still soaked. So I decided to take Lea to the zoo instead. St Paul has a pretty decent free zoo (they suggest a $2 dollar donation per person which in the few times we have been there I always follow but I see many people walk by who dont, which makes me sad) so I packed a lunch and off we went.

Its amazing how fast Lea is growing. Walking around the zoo it was pretty easy to tell which animals were her favorites and how intently she watches what they are doing. We spent the most time at the zebras, the giraffes, the buffalo, the seals and the penguins. She likes the little monkeys but the gorillas scare her. She wouldnt even go near a statue of them.
On our way out we passed by the old carousel. It wasnt really on our way back to the car but I decided to detour just to see if Lea would be interested. She REALLY was so I bought us a couple tickets. She was the main entertainment for everyone standing in line. She was dancing to the music and pointing at the horses and chattering to anyone who would look at her (which was everyone). When I set her on her own horse she was the happiest little thing. When it started moving.....she got quiet.... at first she giggles and smiled like she didnt know what to think about it...then she wanted off. So I took her down and stood there with her snuggling into me like she does when shes upset until the ride stopped.
I dont think it scared her. I think she got dizzy.

Driving away I noticed a water area hidden in the back of a park. Today was only 75ish out and cloudy off and on so I didnt pull back over but I'll have to remember Leas swim suit and special swim diapers next time.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Everyone is talking about their 5yr, 10yr, and 20yr high school reunions.

I went to 3 different high schools and havent been invited to a single reunion. I dont even know if I made it in to any of the year books while I was in any of those high schools. I know people remember me because they constantly try to friend me on facebook but I dont know why they bother. I certainly dont remember most of them. Those that I do remember I dont talk to anymore anyway.

You would think that moving so much, going through 3 middle schools and 3 high schools, would have made me a master at long distance relationships. I should be a pro at writing letters and phone calls.

Im not.

I have very little interest in 90% of the people I have met in my life because I feel like they are very much like other people I have met. The 10% I do take an interest in Im not good at keeping in touch with but part of the reason I like them so much is that when the time does come we can sit down and have a conversation like we have been talking every day for the past 2 years.

I know my not even wanting to go to a high school reunion anyway stems from not really having a high school. I would gladly go to an elementary school reunion. Most of my elementary school class is in my facebook friends. I would go to a college reunion.

I just dont care about that middle 6 years. I try very hard to forget it. My family wont even acknowledge that I was a teenager because of how I lashed out. I hope I didnt get invited anywhere because everyone forgot me.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Stop telling me things!

It has been a disgusting week so far at work.
Thank god I am in the safety of an office answering the phones and taking care of the paperwork so Im usually FAR FAR from the grossness. Sometimes they have to bring the gross in to kill it or identify it but mostly its far away.

Last week (which doesnt count as this week but people have been talking about it a lot this week) a tech needed to go in for a yearly test. He had cancer a few years ago and is now cancer free but he needs to do a test every year to check to make sure it doesnt come back. So he took a day and a half off for this test. A manager asked him to do an inspection at the managers god fathers house as a favor before his day ended. The tech took the job...and also took the laxative the hospital gave him at the same time. I got the angry call from the god father. It went something like this:
"Well young lady, I have no way to smooth this over for your ears so Im just going to tell you the story. Your tech crapped on our floor."
It was horrible. Everyone felt bad. And in their effort to make it seem like not a big deal all the military people in the office decided to share their crapping pants stories. Just stop... please... stop talking.

We also had some managers remove a bunch of bat shit from an attic in 90 degree weather. They smelt HORRIBLE! I had one of them walk up to my desk to ask a question and I literally launched myself in my rolling chair to the other side of the room and said, "No its cool, what did you need? No no...stay there."

Then I get in today and the first thing I hear is "Guess what happened at a start I did yesterday!"
I sat down and said, "Aww fuck I havent even clocked in yet!!"
"I was at this start and there were ticks EVERYWHERE. I just kept dusting the damn things off me the whole time. So Im getting the lady to sign the paperwork before I leave and she reaches out, grabs a tick off my shirt and EATS IT!"

Oh yeah, another tech walked in today holding a sealed Tupperware with grapes covered in baby black widow spiders. We dont have black widows in this area. One came in on the grapes a customer bought. The tech took the grapes to bring back to the office and found out it had babies the next day.
I will never buy grapes again.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Change of plans

I was planning on getting off work today, packing up the car, and heading down to Madison to visit my parents for the weekend.

When I picked up Lea from daycare they informed me her temp was 99 at 5:15. Her teeth have been coming in all at once so we both assumed that it was her teeth. I brought her home and put her in the living room while I started throwing things into the car. After about 20 minutes I noticed that she went from playing  with her little kitchen to laying on the floor with her lamb whimpering. I gave her some baby pain meds and took her into her room to snuggle in the rocking chair. We read a story and I checked her temp and it was 102.9. Thats not her teeth. So I sadly called my mom and told her that we would not be coming down to visit, I ran to the store and picked up a few things I didnt think we needed over the weekend because I had expected to be elsewhere, and I received a blazing alert on my phone that we were in a sever weather alert. My phone NEVER gets alerts so I imagined it would be pretty bad.
It might be a good thing that we werent on the road when the storms started to hit. Maor was getting calls from other techs saying the flash floods where stranding cars and basically making rivers out or roads.

To pass the time after the first storm hit I did another costume show on camwhores. This time as Vivan the hooker from Pretty Woman

The alerts are going off on my phone again. I hope this doesnt go on all night

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I only stand in line for geeky things

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. He has announced that hes tired of doing book signings so hes on his last tour right now.
The Barns and Noble next to my house happened to be offering wrist bands that give you an in to a book signing here next month with the purchase of his new book The Ocean at the end of the Lane.
So I told my job that I would be coming in late and ran over to wait for the store to open.
I only stand in like for geeky things so I know how geeks act. Geeks are like cheap people on Black Friday.
You have to get there EARLY.
I grabbed my coffee and got in line an hour and a half before the store opened and was still positioned about 50 people deep, possibly more.
I did get my wrist band and also picked one up for my little sister. I promised to get one for her for her 16th birthday present and luckily I have delivered!

Its a damn good thing there arent any good TV shows on lately because my reading list is getting pretty long.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sailor Mars strikes again!!

The girls on camwhores have been thinking up ways to make things more interesting for everyone.
I mean really...who wants to just check out naked chicks all day?

So the summer theme week was born.

To start 6/16 through 6/22 is costume week!

Im fairly certain Im going to be at my parents house next weekend so I figured I would kick it off early with a Sailor Mars themed show!

For those of you that arent familiar with the character, Sailor Mars is from the manga/anime Sailor Moon a story about a band of reborn defenders of the solar system. It was the first anime I ever watched at the tender age of 13 and Im pretty sure the short skirts and fighting scenes where everyone sounds like they are having an orgasm have shaped me into the woman I am today.

For those of you that are familiar...please picture the 15 minutes it took me to get into this costume as this:

As everyone knows my shows are exclusive to Camwhores and you need to be a member to see my (usually) weekly shows LIVE. You can also see tons of other awesome sexy women. If you like me, you will like them!

*Yes, this is a plug for camwhores instead of a normal blog post but it is a site I love and will always call home on the internet. There is no shame in bragging about your home*

Sunday, June 9, 2013

BBQ and rain...

The weather here is still crappy. Yesterday we said screw it and braved having some friends over for a BBQ even though it was threatening rain. We did make it through to just after eating before it started raining. At our BBQ were the 2 very undisciplined kids of Maors co-worker. I cant stand their mom as a parent. Im pretty sure I have mentioned a few times where we have been out with them and I have pretended to just not know them at all because people were staring.
The kids were actually being pretty good but they didnt want to eat any real food so after a can of soda each (they are 3 and 5), 2 ice creams, wafer cookies, and half a banana each they were getting a little rowdy.
Lea is very social she loves to yell "HI!!" to everyone in public. Shes pretty ok with being held by other people as long as she gets a minute to look you over first. So I was very surprised that after having some BBQ, interacting with all the adults, she played with the other kids until they got to loud and in her face then she made it VERY clear she was done interacting by walking me up to the front door, waving goodbye to everyone, then making me pick her up and take her in to where it was quiet. I really expected she was going to be a last one out of the party type of kid but she was very content to sit alone in the house with me eating a banana and reading stories.

Today it also rained so I spent the morning cleaning the muddy foot prints of my floor from people coming in and out the night before. In the afternoon we went to the play place at the mall. During bed time Lea figured out that she can demand more than one bedtime story. She points at her bookcase, babbles with the vocal influx of a question, and flops back into snuggled in my lap with her blankie position...until I say no...which was after the 4th book... then she whimpered at me like I had killed a kitten.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Ive been horribly moody lately. I dont know why.

I would like to blame it on the weather being nothing but rain and clouds lately but Im not sure thats it.

It could be because I havent done yoga in a month. I havent gone back to the gym since my purse was stolen. They offered me 2 months free as an apology but Im just turned off by someone taking advantage of my own stupidity.
My mom insists that I should go back because I need that me time. I was thinking I could get the me time back by just doing some at home videos after Lea went to bed but so far even though I was great at going to a gym at a certain time every week I cant stay at home and just designate yoga time and stick to it.
This is also why I know I could never have a work from home job.

On a happier topic... here is a picture of a monkey watching Lea.