Friday, May 30, 2008

Horizontal Blogging

I can't decide if I would rather sit up and blog or take a nap, so I am compromising with some horizontal blogging, laying on the sofa with a pillow propping up the laptop.

What's new with you?

It's summer. It's hot. The kids are home. I want a nap!!!

So a couple of weeks ago my 10 year old and I were hanging out and watching "The Daily Show" and we were bombarded by a few dozen Enzyte ads, you know the ones, Smilin Bob and his sack full of pride. Well Amanda asked me, "Mom, what is male enhancement? Does it make them smarter? Handsomer?"


I wasn't ready for this line of questioning.

So I told her the truth, and she giggled and said, "Gross."

Well I decided it was time to fill her in on the mysteries of life, and so I made a date with her. I took her shopping for an "Ugly Doll" and then to dinner, to talk. She sat across the table from me, clutching her purple blob doll to her chest and glaring at me, while I tried to engage her in conversation. Finally she spoke, and said, "Mom...can't we just talk about animals?"

That was pretty much the end of it.

So, there have been some fun local political events here lately. Last Saturday was the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County's picnic. Candidates were there flipping burgers and serving hot dogs. A couple of judges played live music, and they were pretty good. One was actually named Charlie Daniels, but he didn't sing about ay-rabs. It was a beautiful afternoon, with kids and dogs and lots of happy little liberals.

Last night Tom Udall had his headquarters grand opening. It was a good event. Again there were burgers and dogs, and good political speeches.

More after naptime.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Houston, We Have a Problem...

The potty is broken on the space station. I can imagine the panic.