GTL vs. WRL aka Work Run Laundry

As they say on Jersey Shore “GTL” (Gym, Tan, Laundry), my life is “WRL”.  What does “WRL” mean? Well in my world right now, it is Work-Run-Laundry with a little bit of this and that in-between.

I’ve been increasing my running the past few months as I’m training for a half marathon in October.  I have also been participating in a little running inspiration online via Marta from Haus of Girls. In June, the goal was #40milesinJune, I did 63. In July, the goal was #45milesinJuly, I did 61. And in August, the goal was #42milesinAugust, I did 74.

Yes, I ran 74 miles while working full-time, traveling to New York, shuttling my son back and forth to summer camp, and dealing with this extreme heat wave in California right now.  You can imagine how much laundry is piling up in my house right now. I’m constantly doing laundry, whether it be work uniforms, running clothes, swim trunks, and/or beach towels, the laundry is quite overwhelming!

#42milesinAugust

I texted this picture to my BFF Stacey on Friday.  Her response, “Dang you are tan. Frick. GTL for you?” This is a typical Stacey response and totally cracks me up. I fixed some of her text language.  She always responds, “Effing Autocorrect”. I told her to turn it off the other day. Her response, “No I like it for the most part. It fixes my drunk texts.” Awesome!

I had my husband take this picture yesterday. He HATES when I ask him to take my picture. Especially when I say, “Um it’s too dark, grainy, bad, omg I look fat, etc.” Just ignore the garage randomness, please.  This was the first time that I wore the tank top that Marta ordered for our little online inspirational running journey in June, “Strong Is The New Skinny”.  I may not be skinny, but I am definitely stronger. I paired it with a Team Sparkle Skirt, of course and my favorite running shoes, my Saucony Kinvara 3′s.

If you are wondering what I did over Labor Weekend, just look at the title of this post. I worked, ran (Awesome 80′s 5K), and did laundry. I also helped out my friends at Team Sparkle with the Disneyland Half Marathon Expo on Friday (post coming later).

And you are probably asking where my kid was the entire time? He was with my parents in Palm Springs. He has a hard life!

Happy September!

P.S. Yes, I actually referred to the TV show Jersey Shore in today’s post.

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee Premiere

Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to attend a premiere of Disneynature’s newest movie, Chimpanzee.  I invited my BFF, Stacey, and her daughter, Stella to go along.  Of course, I brought Angry Kid also.  The movie was being shown at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.  This was the first time that I have been to El Capitan.  We have so many cool places to visit in California, and there are tons that I haven’t been too.

Stacey and I kept the movie premiere from Stella as a secret.  She has been counting down until April 20th, when the movie opens everywhere.  On the way there, we let Angry Kid tell Stella where we were going.  I don’t think that Stella believed us when we told her at first.

Disneynature Chimpanzee PremiereThe kids got to be celebrities for the day.  Look at how cute they are in front of the movie posters.  After taking these pictures, we grabbed our snacks and headed for our seats.  When we got there, Stacey was really smart and asked one of the ushers where the best seats were.  The usher told us that the best view was from the balcony area, so up the stairs we went.  The view of the movie screen was awesome!

What is the movie “Chimpanzee” about?

From Disneynature:

Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimpanzee named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”), and narrated by Tim Allen (“Toy Story 3,” ABC’s “Last Man Standing”), “Chimpanzee” is the fourth release for Disneynature—the first three releases under the label (“Earth,” “Oceans” and “African Cats”) are among the top four highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time.

“Chimpanzee” showcases Oscar’s playful curiosity, his zest for discovery and the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy—navigates the complex territory of the forest.

The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimpanzees, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimpanzees, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.

The movie was amazing. Both of the kids loved it. Angry Kid was telling everyone about it at school on Monday. He told me that his favorite part was when “Oscar was learning to break about the nutshells, and he used a wood branch and it broke.” Angry Kid thought that particular scene was sooo hilarious. If you see the movie, you will totally know what he meant.  Apparently one of the little girls at school did not believe Stella when she said that she saw the movie already.  Stacey took her iPhone and showed the little girl today.

I loved the cinematography.  The colors were so bright and vivid.  I felt like I was right there in the middle of the jungle. The narration by Tim Allen was spot on. His seriousness along with humor made it understandable for the kids, and relatable for the adults also.

I was researching the making of the movie, and found some “fun facts” that as an adult, I was amazed.

  • More than 700 days of filming was done for the movie
  • Getting to the Tai Forest took more than two days for the crew
  • The film team had 550 pounds of food, which had to last for 3 months in the forest
  • On a typical day, each crew member carried over 40 pounds of weight around, including cameras, lenses, and bottled water
  • The crew had stay 23 feet away from the Chimpanzees

After viewing the movie, we went downstairs and immediately ran into some of the cast members from The Disney Channel Shows.  Angry Kid watches a ton of these shows, and I was amazed at how many of the actors that he knew about.  He actually knew that real names, and their character names.  They weren’t allowing large cameras, so I used my iPhone to take a picture of the kids with Cameron Boyce who plays “Luke” on Jessie.  The picture is a bit grainy because it was so dark in there.  Seriously, it was kinda cute to see the kids so starstruck.  The celebrity kids were super nice and polite too.

Stella, Cameron Boyce who plays "Luke" on Jessie, and Angry Kid at #chimpanzee today.

Some Chimpanzee Downloads, that I received via Disneynature:

(Click on the links to download the pdf files)

Chimpanzee Activities for Kids

Chimpanzee, An Educator’s Guide

SEE “CHIMPANZEE,” SAVE CHIMPANZEES

For every moviegoer who sees “Chimpanzee” during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow. Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior started more than 50 years ago—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, which has groups in more than 120 countries. To learn more about JGI, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

Chimpanzee swings into theaters on April 20th, 2012, just in time for Earth Day!

Disclosure: I received free tickets for the viewing of the movie, Chimpanzee.  I received a press release and downloadable files from Disneynature in reference to the movie, “Chimpanzee”.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.  Even the cheesy grainy pictures are mine.  I had my DSLR with me, but I did not want to get mistaken for the evil paparazzi.

Hello Monday

Hello Monday!

Hello to the end of Spring Break! 

I swear I saw some parents running away with smiles this morning at school.  I was thankful for school to be back in session, Angry Kid needs the structure.

Hello to no more Easter Candy.

My favorite chocolate company, See’s Candy releases this special set of chocolate eggs every Easter. They sell out fast.  So much deliciousness.

The last of my See's Candy Chocolate Eggs from my Mommy. Hello Mr. Bordeaux, I saved you for last.

Hello to a spontaneous trip to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

It was raining outside on Friday, ok no it was pouring cats and dogs.  My entire had that “I’m extremely bored look” on their faces.

I told everyone to get dressed because we were going on an adventure.

Hello to Thomas The T-Rex.

Hello Mr. T-Rex. We endured the rain for  fieldtrip.

Hello to cheesy goodness.  An early dinner at my favorite Mexican food restaurant, Mi Casa.

There is a chicken taco somewhere amongst that cheese.

Cheesy goodness. Get in my belly. There's a taco in there somewhere.

Hello to a sneak preview of the Disneynature Movie, Chimpanzee, in Hollywood.

I went with my BFF, Stacey, her daughter, Stella, and Angry Kid to the premiere.

The face that Angry Kid has in this photo pretty much sums up the day.

More details about the movie in a post later this week.

At the El Capitan, getting ready to see #Chimpanzee. Angry Kid and Stella posing.

Hello to a new work schedule and nobody in my family knowing about it.

My husband called this morning, and asked me, why am I home?  Hello, I told you at least 10 times that my schedule changed.

Hello to another busy week!

Hello to running almost 24 miles last week!!! 

Hopefully, I can keep up with all of these workouts.

Hello to tons of email from The Ultimate Blog Party that started last week.

I’m trying to catch-up, I promise!

I’m linking up with Lisa Leonard and her Hello Monday Series.

Celebrating Stella’s 7th at Sky High Sports

My best friend’s daughter, Stella, and my son are two months apart in age. On the 16th of March, Stella turned seven. Angry Kid turns seven in May. This year Stacey held Stella’s birthday party at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa.  Because Stella’s party was held on a Saturday, Stacey rented a private room. It was one of the best decisions that Stacey made in regards to the party.  The day of Stella’s party was a VERY rainy and stormy day.  It seemed like everyone in Orange was looking for something to do, so they headed to Sky High Sports.

Angry Kid and StellaAngry Kid and Stella posing.

Angry Kid at Sky High Sports in Orange County, CA

Sky High Sports is a trampoline fun center.  You can bounce forward, backward, or even do flips on the 360 degree walled trampolines.  They even have balls available for a little trampoline dodge ball game.  It was super fun to watch the kids bounce around on the trampolines.  Angry Kid had never been to a place like this and he had a blast.

We were supposed to go there during Christmas Break for their open play time, but unfortunately Angry Kid was sick.  They have several open play times during the week where you can pay a flat fee for an hour plus of jump time.

I utilized my iPhone during the party to take a bit of video of Angry Kid. I spliced several different videos into one, so don’t be hatin’ on my craptastic video skills.  After you see this video, you will understand why the kids were all so tired. Obviously my kid is the one wearing the green shirt and jeans. It was St. Patrick’s Day after all.

After some food and jumping, it was time for cake, well cupcakes.  Stacey purchased the lovely cupcakes from Kristin of Meringue Bake Shop, a local favorite.  I was able to get some pictures of Stella before and after she blew out the candle. I’m trying to make-up for my son’s birthday last year, when I didn’t get pictures of him blowing out the candle.
Stella blowing out her birthday candleUnfortunately, Stella’s present did not arrive in time for her party. I received her present via UPS this week. Stacey consulted with me on options, and I think Stella really liked her gift. Stacey had me order Stella a Spirograph. I hope that I’m not dating myself, because I loved mine as a kid. I could do those circles for hours and hours. I remember received one as a Christmas present.  I’m pretty sure that Angry Kid would want one of these if he had actually seen what it does.  Stacey and Stella came over on Saturday and we all went out to lunch together.

Stella using her SpirographHappy 7th Birthday Stella!

Wordless Wednesday: A Day at USC

On Sunday, Angry Kid and I made the trek into LA to go to USC (University of Southern California) with my BFF, Stacey and her family. Stacey’s ‘s daughter, Stella, was going to be participating in a Junior Song Girl Clinic and also performing in the Half Time Show of the USC vs. Stanford basketball game that same day.

Angry Kid has been a USC Fan since birth. I didn’t attend USC but my college did not have a football team so we adopted USC through Stacey’s husband, Carlos, who is a USC Alum.  Stella and Angry Kid have always had cute little USC outfits etc. This was their first excursion together on the campus.

Once you see the pictures, you will see how much fun that they had!

The kids and Tommy Trojan
So excited about this temporary tattoo
Reviewing some video footage
The kids and a USC Song Girl
Besties
Half Time with the USC Song Girls
Song Girls
The kids at the USC v. Stanford Basketball Game

Oh, and the kids are only two months apart. Stella is older, and perhaps a little taller. But Stacey and I are in trouble, aren’t we? I wish I could bottle up all this cuteness!

Welcome to “Angry Julie Monday’s Wordless Wednesday Linky”!

If this your first time here, HELLO! I do a link-up every Wednesday! Post a picture(s) and link back to it here. Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed.

Be sure to check out Wordless Wednesday Link-Ups at these other sites also:

Project Alicia, Better in Bulk, By Word of Mouth Musings, Crazy About My Baybah, Dear Crissy, Five Minutes For Mom, Live and Love…Out Loud, Naptime Momtog, Parenting By Dummies, Seven Clown Circus, Supermom, The Divine Miss Mommy

Also, Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy does “What I Wore Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.

And, I can’t forget Krystina from Lollipops whom does “What I Love Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.



Border Grill Review and LA/OC Restaurant Week

Last Sunday, my BFF Stacey and I traveled for an adults-only day trip to Santa Monica, which is in LA County. I rarely go to LA and always complain that it seems like we are driving to a different state. Stacey is a total foodie and was in charge of lunch. She picked a great restaurant and even offered to do a review for my blog. She’s rad like that. After reading her review, I laughed. Because her writing is so much like mine. You can tell when you have been friends with someone for awhile, because even their writing sounds like yours. Stacey used to have a blog, but then she got busy and now ignores it. She is sometimes on Twitter but she really only uses it to stalk/harass me and for Conan O’Brien, Daniel Tosh and her local school district’s political drama.

Stacey’s Review of Border Grill:

So, when Julie told me we were going to a 1pm showing of Ovo by Cirque Du Soleil in Santa Monica for a matinee 1pm showing, the foodie in me was jumping up and down. The excitement was then squashed when I remembered that the BFF was not an exciting eater (BOOOOOO!!!). So I made it my mission to find awesome food, while not scarring Julie for life. I scarred her with my driving, but that’s a whole other story! While I was checking sigalert on Sunday morning before my drive up there, I noticed a little banner on my iPhone for LA’s Restaurant week! Holla!

I narrowed it down to 2 restaurants for lunch and then texted Julie to see if she would prefer Mexican from 2 former Top Chef Masters or Traditional American/California at an oceanfront hotel. I got the very scared response from her of “Mexican???” So, I made a reservation at Border Grill in Santa Monica, which was in walking distance to Ovo. The price fixed, three-course menu was $16. The full menu for restaurant week is here. We started with our own bottle of reverse osmosis water, a trio of salsa and chips.

Chips and Salsa at Border Grill

I decided on a Plantain Empanada and Green Corn Tamale for my appetizer. The empanada was really only shaped like an empanada as it obviously didn’t taste like any traditional empanada I had before. It was sweet and delicious; I just wish it were a tiny bit crispier. The tamale however, was perfection! It was also sweet, but not overwhelmingly and I loved the whole kernels of corn in the tamale. You don’t get to see a picture of the unwrapped tamale, because I forgot to take a picture and inhaled it! Yum!

Tamale from Border Grill

My second course was also a tough decision because I love a good enchilada. I decided to be brave and try a Chile Relleno Burger. No regrets here. Just awesomeness. When this behemoth arrived at my table I stared for a while trying to strategize a consumption method. I was also kind of intimidated by the actual food. Chile Relleno, good. Burger, good. But would Chile Relleno + Burger = good? Answer = YES!!! Although my burger was slightly overcooked, I decided to think of it more as a cheeseburger, with chile. Seriously, the cheese was perfect, and while this picture doesn’t do it justice, it wasn’t too cheesy, as the cheese wasn’t a melty, pully, stringy cheese. The chile added a great flavor, bite and texture to the burger. It came with fries, which were fine, but the catsup/ketchup (what’s with having 2 spellings for one word anyways) was home made and great.

chile relleno burger at border grill

For dessert Julie and I shared a trio of cookies and Dulce de Leche ice cream. The ice cream was perfection. The coconut cookie and the chocolate had great flavor (and I’m not a coconut fan), but I prefer my cookies a little doughy/chewy and these were more on the crispy side. The chocolate had a mild espresso flavor, which was great for me. The cinnamon cookie was great; it reminded me of a really small cookie you’d get a Panaderia (you don’t by panda’s there, it’s a Latin bakery friends).

Trio of Cookies at Border Grill

My husband and I used to use part of our tax return money to frequent as many restaurants as possible during OC Restaurant week. Restaurant week offers price fixed menu’s, typically of at least 3 courses. The price fixed menu is usually about half the price of what you would typically pay. I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone for this, especially considering that you aren’t investing a lot of money in a single dish. The restaurants typically prepare something that they can do to perfection and you may find out about something you didn’t know you liked.

You can find more info on LA’s restaurant week at DineLA.com. The website is great and breaks it down by city, price, lunch/dinner, type of cuisine. It’s a great resource. For us Orange County people, Newport Beach is currently featuring their restaurant week this week (now thru Jan 29, 2012) and the remainder of OC will have restaurant week next month (2/26/2012 – 3/3/2012). I can not say enough good things about 370 Common in Laguna Beach, so check them out or use OC restaurant week as an excuse to try them out.

Sugar Caddy at Border Grill

P.S. I have to add in a little humor to our lunch.  I ordered an ice tea to drink with my lunch. The waitress brought out a cute little tray with sugars on it. I saw regular sugar cubes and Splenda on the tray, but I did not know what the brown stuff was. If you know my humor, and me in real life, you will understand my response. I asked Stacey, “What is that brown stuff, heroin?” She laughed and replied, “organic brown sugar”. I am not a foodie, obviously. And you are probably wondering what I had for lunch? Tortilla Soup, it was good.

P.P.S. This wasn’t a sponsored or paid for lunch. Well maybe for Stacey, because I paid. But she drove, it was the least I could do. Although I barely survived the drive with her crazy driving.

We set out to sea for an adventure

A few weeks ago, my BFF, Stacey texted me.  She wanted to know if Angry Kid and I wanted to go whale watching. I looked at the text for a few moments and responded.  Well you can only guess my response right now was something like, “sure, when, and how much?”  She told me that she would make the arrangements, and forward the information to me later when it was all confirmed.

Well she confirmed the details and sent me the place and time. Now all we had to do was show up.  What I didn’t expect was to go on a boat ride, the day after a tsunami warning. Good timing, right? But I chanced it, and took a even bigger risk.  I did not take anything for seasickness.  I figured, well, I can just lean over the side of the boat if I get sick, right?

DSC_0009

Angry Kid and Stella were very excited to go on the boat.  I was a bit hesitant after seeing the waves coming in on the nearby jetty.  But we managed to go aboard the boat.  They warned us that the waves might be a little, umm choppy. I could already see the way going over the jetty, but I somehow managed to get onto the boat.  Angry Kid stood along the side rail and watching as we pulled out of the Dana Point Harbor towards the Pacific Ocean.

DSC_0067

As the pulled out of the main harbor area, that is when the waves really started.  They were coming at full force.  It got quite rocky.  I made Angry Kid sit on the bench next to me. Stella was hanging onto Stacey and was not moving.  Here’s a picture of the waves we endured.

DSC_0086

We went out about five miles from shore and went around from left to right. The Captain said that they saw some water spouts in the air, so we headed towards that way.  All of the rocking and motion from the waves was putting Angry Kid to sleep.  I was trying to keep myself from puking, and Angry Kid was sleeping.

Angry Kid Falling Asleep

Well we went from side to side in these choppy waves on the hunt for blow holes and whales. We did not see any whales. But we did see a great big pod of common dolphins frolicking in the ocean. They were a riot. They were doing flips and jumps, as we went by.  We stopped for a few minutes as they put on a show for us.

DSC_0132

Dolphins off of Dana Point Harbor

Angry Kid decided that he would get up from his boat-induced nap to check out the dolphins. I kept telling him that there were dolphins around the boat, but he did not believe me. He finally got up to check them out himself.

Angry Kid Checking Out Dolphins

I wasn’t able to capture some of the dolphins “better” tricks, but Stacey did.  I found this photo on Facebook and had to “borrow it”.  This dolphin was quite the acrobat.

Dolphin Jumping Out of Water

With all of the turning that the boat was doing, added with the waves, Angry Kid got a little sick.  He told me that he needed to go to the potty.  He looked a little “green”. I said, “do you have to puke?” He nodded.  I told him to just puke over the side of the boat.  He looked at me, with a crazy look.  I said, “It’s ok, you can just stick your head over the side and feed the fishes.”  So he proceeded to do that. This was one of my most awesome parenting days, because he refused to eat breakfast and I didn’t force him.  It was probably a good idea that he had not eaten anything.  He sat down after his “episode”. With the boat rocking, and the water spraying on us, he proceeded to fall asleep again.

Comforting Angry Kid from the waves

Stacey took the picture above. Once again, I “borrowed” it from her Facebook. I’m a good friend like that.

As we came closer towards the Harbor, we saw a red buoy that it appeared to have some “natives” on it.  The boat went out of its way to cruise towards it.  I woke Angry Kid up to go and check it out. Stella got just as excited and went to the side of the boat with him.

Looking at the Sea Lions from afar

Once we got into the Harbor, the water current slowed down. Angry Kid got up and walked around. He announced that he felt all better now. He proceeded to climb up to the second deck with Stella. Stacey went up there also to supervise.  I had already gone up there prior to “find” Angry Kid.  I have issues with the height and was not going to climb up there again.

Climbing up to the second deck

After an almost two hour tour, we headed back towards the dock.  I was kinda excited, as my stomach was churning a little.  I freak out about everything.  I was pretty proud of myself that I did not get sick.  I gave myself a little pat on the back for that. I love the view of the dock from the boat.  The building is The Ocean Institute and the boat on the dock is The Spirit of Dana Point, a 118-ft. topsail schooner.

The Spirit of Dana Point and The Ocean Institute

I made Angry Kid run to the bow (front) of the boat.  I made him stick his arms out. I was trying to get a little “Titanic” photo. Of course, he had no idea on what I was doing. I said “learn forward, and stick your arms out”. This is what I got.

Bow of the Boat and Angry Kid

And of course, we had Stella and Angry Kid take a photo together. I’m sure in a few years, they will refuse. But we have to get our cute pictures of them together while we can now. Stella is only two months older than Angry Kid.  But she is much taller by several inches.  They’ve totally got the Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise thing going on with their height differences.

Angry Kid and Stella posing on the bow

Well we got off the boat, and headed for lunch after this. Angry Kid was fine and so was I.  We survived our whale watching trip and boat ride. We got to see some pretty cool common dolphins and some lazy sea lions.  Angry Husband asked me if “we saw any whales”.  I said, “no”.  He argued with me about, “isn’t that the point of going whale watching?”  I told him that in all my years of taking Marine Biology and living near the Coast, I barely saw a whale one time.  It is pretty much an urban legend to see a whale on a whale watching trip. But I’m ok with that.

P.S. This was not a sponsored post. Stacey is a HUGE fan of The Ocean Institute and their programs.  They even have Spring and Summer Camps.

P.P.S. My computer got very excited with my ocean pictures. They are a tad blue.  The ocean is more of a green color.

P.P.P.S. I’m good with this whale watching trip.  I don’t plan on owning or going on any yachts in the near future.

Little Sausages and Cox

Guest Post from my BFF, Stacey:

Stacey, has some funny stories to tell. I can’t always remember everything we talk about, so I asked her to type this up.  My damn ADD makes me wacky. I should probably change my blog title to, “Inappropriate conversations with a four year old”.

Here are two of the latest stories from Stacey:

My Brother-in-law is an amazing cook. It truly is his passion, and he’s great at it! He’s taken many classes in through community college in the culinary arts and even tried his hand at Le Cordon Bleu culinary program, which he unfortunately couldn’t finish, because that place is really expensive and his financial aid didn’t come through. He had to leave the program after one semester. We were all really sad for him. He’s worked in catering and restaurants since high school (15+ years). Since the end of Le Cordon Bleu experience, he’s had a child and worked random jobs to support his son, but his passion is in the kitchen. I’m so proud of him for recently returning back to community college to pursue his culinary talent! The college held a tasting on campus about a month ago and he was invited with a few select other advanced students to participate in a tasting with investors, local foodies and area restaurants to show off their culinary skills. He made a couple different dishes and decided to make one of his favorites of his tasting menu for Christmas Eve when I was up there. It was an Orzo with 3 different sausages. Knowing that I’m a foodie he asked what I thought. I had no idea which sausages were which. So I told him what I was about to say was going to come out inappropriate, he looked at me oddly (which I’m used to) and said, “I really liked the dish, it was amazing, I love the big sausages, but I don’t like the little sausages”. And yea, a few people walked away from the table with red faces.

Holiday Sausage

On a completely different note but still things that aren’t meant to be inappropriate but somehow are: I was on the phone with Angry Julie the other day complaining about how my iPhone isn’t compatible with Cox (my local internet/phone/cable provider) and, that if I move by her I’m still going to have Cox. I’m just going to have to bite the bullet and change my email address. Well Angry Toddler was in the back seat overhearing her and I talk about Cox Communications and he, oh so innocently asks, ” Mommy, what’s Cox?” I died laughing for a good minute or two and Julie and I both agreed that Cox Communications is the most ill named internet provider out there. I swear that every time I give out my email address …@cox.net, I giggle a little bit in my head, and feel a little like Beavis and Butthead.