September 22nd, 2014
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Tonight, I’m all about evening ashtanga yoga.

Namaste beetches.

September 22nd, 2014
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I’ve always wondered why I have yet to get tattoos and now I think I’m pretty sure why. Above you see pics from my first visit to an acupuncturist. I’m in good health and all but wanted to consult for some detoxing and general health improvement.

And the needles, the needles, yes needles make my palms sweat as they go in. They’re really such tiny little pricks you would think one wouldn’t notice that much. Once I breathed and relaxed it was much easier. Maybe I will be less squeamish next week.

September 21st, 2014
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Desert Island Movies

Tagged by mrstu - thanks! Sorry it took a while—it’s been a busy weekend.

1. Auntie Mame
2. Satyricon
3. The Birdcage
4. Powertool
5. Blade Runner

All over the place, I know there are better movies, but I’m imagining that I would have to watch these over and over again. All of these are basically “old” movies and a couple are really, really “old”. 

So, tag, you’re it—show us what you got!

September 21st, 2014
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So I’m minding my own business when, boom! This comes up on my feed— my baby sister wins an award for best writing! I’m so proud of her!

p.s.—hey sistah, it’s okay to let me know about these things in advance!

September 20th, 2014
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Can someone please explain why #LEGO creates a set with 2 bags labeled no. 1, 3 bags labeled no. 2 and 3 bags labeled no. 3, yet many of the parts needed aren’t found in the bags named in the two instruction books?

Side note: don’t have a small bowl of trail mix next to you while doing a build—you will end up with Lego in your mouth.

September 19th, 2014
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It’s so annoying that nothing gets done just because you don’t do it.

September 19th, 2014
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Well, it’s official. We’re definitely a #LEGO fan household. We made a flowerpot. (at The Chateau)

September 18th, 2014
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Back-to-School Night — Middle School Edition

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A night where parents shuttle from class to class following their “scholar’s” schedule in an abbreviated form (12 minutes per class). Inevitably the teachers run a bit long and while you are rushing to the next class you see a parent you kinda, sorta know and they ALWAYS say “Oh boy, all this rushing around is crazy! How do the kids do it?” And you say “I know!” and smile, but actually are thinking “Just shut up and stop saying that every year.”

During the 12 minute class every teacher would like to share with you what the student’s year will cover and how they grade etc. BUT there are always Very Self-Important Parents that need to ask questions about their particular genius and gum up the whole flow while their “concerns” are addressed. And you show your concerned face as you swivel back to the teacher to hear their answer but you’re actually thinking “I’m sure your kid is already a dick and it’s only the eighth grade.”

Then you get the happy/feely parts when you introduce yourself, not as yourself, but by naming your child (so there’s no time wasted since no teacher has the capacity to remember every parents’ name anyway) And when you do tell the teacher your child’s name you see a little something in their brain click and their face lights up and they vigorously shake your hand and it seems that they genuinely are happy to meet you.

Yep, that’s back-to-school night.

September 18th, 2014
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Morning Library Volunteer

For which the newish librarian had me down as “Mrs. DesigningDaddy” based on my genderless name and the fact that 99% of volunteers are moms. Oh well, welcome back-to-school.

September 17th, 2014
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Somebody obviously got their sense of humor from the sale bin.

September 17th, 2014
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You need to stop using “absolutely” when a simple “yes” will do.

September 16th, 2014
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As far as I’m concerned, luxury is a necessity.

September 16th, 2014
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If you own a fake “designer” handbag, throw it into the garbage since that is what it is anyway.

September 16th, 2014
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If you say “I wish I was as active as that 88-year-old” (and you are between 40 and 60) please get your shit together immediately.

September 14th, 2014
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Happy Birthday! E8 Party!

Today we had his party (actual birthday last Sunday). He invited a very tight group of his buddies and wanted it held at his Tae Kwon Do studio. It was a great party with demonstrations by some of the black belts as well as participation by all the guests.

eBoy is currently a brown belt, next is black. I can’t believe he’s come so far so quickly. You can see him in the first picture literally flying through the air to deliver a side kick to the training dummy—total fierceness. 

I made macaroni and cheese and chicken for the kids and ordered an amazing cake from Splurge bakery. At the end of the day he quietly told me that today was one of the best days ever. I concur.

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