Saturday, November 27, 2010

The One With Skippy’s Little Crush

On Black Friday I took all the girlfriends plus Skippy to Borders for a little outing. Hannah looked at wedding books (yes, she and Casey got engaged on Wednesday...), Katie found Anti-Monopoly, Kim looked at cookbooks, Cam coveted City of Ashes, and Skippy... well, he had his heart set on Giada. Like father, like son.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The One Where She Takes Over the World

Okay, so I haven’t taken over the world. But it is not for lack of trying. There is this crazy little iPhone game that I can’t resist. It is called Wordsworth, and what is so fun about it is that you play other people. And, in my case, you often beat them. I am just the teensiest little bit competitive. (just a skoch)

When you win games, your VP, or vocab power, increases, and when you lose, it decreases. This VP amounts to a ranking of sorts, and the game is connected to the iPhone app Game Center, which lets you compete against a lot of other people. And as of this writing, my VP is 1643, and I am currently #23. IN THE WORLD. If you want to buy the app and play me, my UN (username) is Vixlove. But if you have a VP of under 1300, I won’t accept your game request. I have standards. Did I mention I am #23 IN THE WORLD? Just saying.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The One with Skippy and the Secret Ingredient

DK here. I just hacked Cupcake's blog. She went out for a walk this morning, leaving me in charge of Skippy's breakfast. Cereal, fried egg or cinnamon toast? He choose the fried egg. Funny kid. So I am making the egg. I show him how to season it: a little salt, a little pepper and the secret ingredient. Do you know what the secret ingredient is, Skip? ‘Danger?’   Obviously he is a follower of his Mother's blog.
No, not danger. Dill weed.
He laughed and said ‘dill weed almost sounds like danger’. That it does, Skip.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The One Where Elmo Slept With the Fishies

On my run this morning, I spotted trouble, in the form of one very small, red, furry Elmo. I slowed down to investigate, and this is what I saw:

I honestly didn't know quite what to think... I mean, was he just kicking back, watching the spectacular clouds roll by? (It rained this morning, and it was a seriously beautiful day). But if so, why so close to the dangerous water? And why does he have that horrified expression on his little face?

After talking to him for a few moments and finding him so unresponsive that one might even call him catatonic, I had to wonder if maybe this was a failed suicide attempt. Sad.

My second lap around the lake, Elmo was gone. Did he slip silently into the murky deep? Was he eaten by a duck, or one of those freakishly large, scary geese? Did a careless pet owner allow her dog to carry him off as a chew toy? Was there anything I could have said or done to save him? Frankly, I don’t know. And now I have to live with that.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The One Where You Can Get a Head Start

On what, you ask? Well, on your Christmas shopping. Because I am opening my Christmas blog for the holidays, and as of today, my Christmas CD, “It’s All About the Baby,” is available for purchase. You should really go check out the Christmas blog... either click on the link at the left of my blog, or click HERE, because I put up my favorite song from the CD for you to listen and enjoy. But you will definitely want to buy CDs right away. There are a limited number available, and I expect that they will sell out very quickly. They are a great stocking stuffer, teacher gift… really, anybody gift. So go! Buy!

And while we are on the subject of music, I am going to tell you that I have a new project in the works. It was actually Garry’s idea and we are sharing the work, so it is not my project… it is our project. It is going to involve some great musicians, and it is going to make 2011 very busy, and completely amazing. In the next month or two I will be starting a new blog so you can watch the progress. But for now, I will just say that it is going to be AWESOME!