Thursday, July 24, 2008

Seriously? 763 friends? Maybe you should run for public office or something...

So I'm enjoying the Facebook experience. It's fun, it's cool, it's a little bizarre. I found a feature called Classmate Search and found people that I went to junior high with and would have graduated high school with if I hadn't moved to California; people that I have not seen or spoken to in over 20 years. People I remember vividly. VIVIDLY. So far, only ONE person has remembered me. I was glad that at least one of them remembered me but was later disheartened when I read a comment that he wrote on someone's wall stating "I barely remember this Heidi person."

wamp, wamp.

Anyway. The thing that I don't understand is how people can have like 300, 400, 500+ friends. Good grief - that's like the size of the town I grew up in! How do you keep track of that many people? Do you REALLY have that many friends? Do you have a Master's degree in "How to Win Friends and Influence People?" What gives?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Who's child is this?

So Hope and I made plans to go do something fun for an hour or so - just the two of us. I was really excited since I haven't had a lot of one-to-one time with her lately. She said she wanted to go get yogurt. Perfect! There's like 8 new yogurt shops that have popped up recently. So I looked and said "Great - yogurt will be fun! But wow - which place do we want to go? There's so many choices: Pinkberry, Yogurt Land, YumYum, Golden Spoon... Where should we go?!"

Keep in mind - she's 6 years old.

She looked at me, cocked her head to one side, put her hand on her chin and said "Mom, I think it's important that you don't overthink this."

I'm sorry, what?

Friday, July 18, 2008


Friday, July 11, 2008

My Flair Haiku

I really love flair

I can’t get enough of it

I'm off to find more.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Two words that strike terror in the hearts of many...

Eye Drops.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Goosebumps on a hot summer day...

We went to the parade yesterday. It was a great time. Everyone was enjoying the festivities. There was a lot of laughing and chatting.

Off in the distance, I could see an elderly gentleman in a wheelchair slowly making his way down the middle of the street. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. As he got closer to us, everyone got quiet. All eyes were riveted on this guy; it seemed like there was no noise... The man waved to us as he got closer. Suddenly the crowd erupted into cheers and applause and everyone jumped to their feet.

The man passed us and was followed by a few more Pearl Harbor survivors. The cheering continued for what seemed like several minutes. It was a very moving experience.

I stood for a second and then sat back down (I was holding a squirming two year old). I was sweating - it was so hot. I looked around - everyone else was sweating too. But, as I looked around, I noticed that everyone also had goosebumps.

It was a powerful moment...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Raindrops on Roses....

So I know I've done this before - but I don't have anything else to blog about. Here is a current listing of some of my favorite things (in no particular order):

1. Flair
2. Baja Fish Taco - specifically a blackened fish taco with their killer salsa
3. Poster sized post-it pads
4. White Tea & Ginger scented lotion from Bath & Body Works
5. Finding people from "way back when" on Facebook
6. The band Secondhand Serenade
8. The "fort" in the middle of my living room that has kept my kids out of my hair - ahh, I mean entertained for the last several hours
9. The video "How to Poop" on You Tube (brace yourself - it's really somethin')
10. Going to an Angels game
11. Deadliest Catch
12. Dog the Bounty Hunter
13. Diet Mug Root Beer
14. My new hands free device for my cell phone that makes me feel like I'm on StarTrek The Next Generation
15. Star Trek The Next Generation (truthfully, this is always one of my favorite things)
16. Steamed milk with sugar free Vanilla syrup from Starbucks - with extra, extra foam
17. The big tubs of Eclipse gum (the green kind)
18. Getting good news from someone that closes the door on something that's been causing worry for several months
19. Melatonin
20. The song "Finally" by Fergie
21. The smell of old library books
22. Listening to my daughter play the piano
23. Listening to my son pray (his entire prayer consists of "Momma - uh - Daddy and AMEN!)