Monday, November 19

It's Been at Least a Week Since I Bored You with Random Stuff

-- I don't remember what her name is, but I've been seeing a whole lot of Cabbage Patch girl's butt lately. Alexis figured out that she came with a diaper beneath all of her clothing and has been spending her every spare moment changing that poor doll. I say "poor doll" because apparently she's got more problems than just the tattoo of her ex-boyfriend's name on her rear (Or was Xavier Roberts their Dad? Either way, CREEPY!). All Alexis says while changing her is "baby pooped" or "poop" or "pooping." She must have eaten some really bad Mexican.

-- The world can stop calling me with interview requests and job offers now. It's all good. At last count I already had one job too many. But thanks.

-- I suffered through the torture that is a haircut and highlights earlier today. "Torture" because the little girl that did it was really chatty and I wasn't in the mood for small talk after a challenging day of trying to pretend to be interested in anything that my current boss was saying (How do you not yawn when talking about boats? I mean, really. Boats. If you have any idea, let me know. I could use some help here). BTW, is it just me, or do hairdressers stay the same age forever? I mean, I know I'm getting older (and I'm totally OK with it). But it seems to me that despite the fact that I'm getting older, hairdressers never do. Is there some sort of forced retirement for them at the age of 30? Are their cosmetology licenses revoked if they are old enough to who was President before the current President?

-- We start a mini vacation in about 20 hours. Not that we are counting or anything. And for those of you that have been wondering, yes, we will be spending that mini vacation in Indianapolis. Get ready Grandparents, here comes your girl. Just don't forget, she's a package deal. If you want Alexis, you have to take this one too.


  1. Enjoy your mini-vacation and your Thanksgiving! Hope the travel goes well and you all have a fabulous time! I love your random posts....that is how my mind works so it makes me feel at home! I hate chatting with my hairdresser. She is a wonderful woman, but I usually just want the piece and quite - I want to enjoy my 30 minutes off duty (okay, if I actually highlighted my hair anymore I could get more time off duty, but really- does it matter if I have highlights when I barely comb it most days?). Uhm, what was I saying??? Enjoy that vacation and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Awwww, how cute is that? I wouldn't know about stylists anymore. It has been one hundred and seven years since I have seen one. Sad, I know. Yikes, it has actually almost been a year. I need to get on it!

    I hope you enjoy your mini-vacation! Happy Thanksgiving!

    (do you REALLY know who I am refering to? Or are you just messin' with me?)

  3. Pam--Really, why do they like to chat so much? It would be OK with me if we just enjoyed a few moments of silence while I kept an eye out to make sure the hairdresser doesn't work in man inches.

    Jenny--You deserve a trip to the hairdresser. Really, you do. If you need me to tell your spouse/friends/relatives/whoever that they need to babysit so that you can go, I will totally vouch for you. It can do wonders for the soul.

    (BTW, I will never tell. But I will say that I do go through everyone's blogroll at one point or another. It's the best way to find fun new blogs. Although sometimes you find duds. Really annoying duds.)

  4. My hairdresser ages, but she won't update her hair. She's vintage 60's and her hair is stuck in the 80's. I was forced to change stylists when she gave me the "bangs the whole way back your head" look the last time I was there. Uh, the 80's were put to rest!

    Enjoy that vacation!

  5. When stylists start to get old they get shipped off to old lady salons so they can do blue rinses, etc. That's my theory, anyway.

    Your comment about the Cabbage Patch kid's tattoo on her butt totally cracked me up! Punkin is ob-sessed with constantly changing her's too!

  6. Karen--I think the bangs all the way to the back of the head thing is called a mullet. Yikes!

    Madame Queen--You might be on to something with where the hairdressers go. It would make sense that the 50-year olds would be doing the blue rinses.

    Seriously, why do Cabbage Patch dolls still have the tattoes on their butts? It might have been cute in the 80's, but now it creeps me out. I just picture some slimy old guy signing doll butts all day long. Weird.

  7. The part about "poop" and "baby pooped", hysterical. I recently caved and bought Peyton a "baby" doll. It is a small, bean bag baby boy, dressed in blue. (fyi, this was completely against his father's advice - he was not happy). Anyhow, he loves his baby and also tells me baby pooped. As a matter of fact, anytime there is a bad smell for anyone reason....Peyton feels the need to yell "ewwww poop!" and wave his hand in front of his nose. It is absolutely hysterical. Especially when the dog passes gas and I didnt even know - Peyton will tell the whole house! "EW POOP!" Happy Thanksgiving - have a safe trip. :)

  8. Then I bet you know. I am going to go back through her posts and see if you left any comments.


    Just so you know, I am planning a trip to the salon for hopefully next week. A new salon. A salon, salon.

  9. Jill--I swear Peyton and Alexis are communicating telepathically. Alexis does the exact same thing when something stinks (usually Meg). And tell Rich to stop being such a sissy. Boys can play with dolls if they want to, just like girls can play with trucks. If it makes him feel better, call it an "action figure."

    (Hiya, Rich! Quit being a sissy!)

    Jenny H--I can save you some trouble and tell you that I didn't start being a responsible commenter until the Great Delurking in early October. I'm more the lurking type, but figured if I wanted other people to come out and comment, I should probably give it a try.

  10. When my twins were little, they used to love to diaper their baby dolls and each other. One day I am going to post a picture I have of them doing just that. Have fun on your vacation - and have a great Thanksgiving! Kellan

  11. I used to keep my hair very long to avoid the whole hairdresser thing. Now I have it really short and see the woman every 6 to 8 weeks. It's like we have a relationship. I hate that part.

    Be safe on your trip and don't forget the camera!

  12. awe, what a cute little doggy!

    My daughter went thru a stage of changing her cabbage patch's diaper. Oh, she wasted so many baby wipes. That and diapers. Eek.

    [ps: I love the header to your blog. Did you do that, or did someone do it for you? Just wondering, b/c I'm trying to figure out how to do it myself. I can do anything else to change a blog template, but not the header. Its quite aggrivating.]

  13. Lol. Love the 'puppy picture'. What's his/her name.

    Yep, agree with the stylist thing.

    The biggest problem with mine is that she's great and about 23.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Gawd. I hate hate hate incomplete sentences.

    So, add a question mark to the puppy question.


  15. The pup is Meg, otherwise known as Megara Madison or more frequently referred to as the Dog that Makes Me Crazy. The photo is decieving--she's a lot bigger than she looks. Think 50-pound bowling ball.

  16. Believe it or not, I have a boat story! I was at a camp, and one of my roommates boyfriends came over to eat lunch with me and started talking about sailboats. I secretly called him Senor Snore, but I pretended to be interested. Apparently a little too well, because he invited me to go sailing with the two of them. When I got back to my room, I started to tell my other 2 roommates "There is no way I'm going to waste my day going sailing with Senor Snore and someone I'm not even friends with...uhhhh." (Turns out, she was in the bathroom and heard the whole conversation). Never did go sailing, needless to say.

  17. Jen--It's a good thing I only have a few more days of trying to fake it because THAT would totally happen to me. For goodness sake, how can life preservers and deck rails be interesting to anyone? I'm so confused by the whole thing.

    That said, I would LOVE to go cruising down the rivers some weekend. I just wouldn't make a habit of it. And I totally love the Good Ship Lollipop. And Just Ducky. I need cheese with my boating adventures, you see.

  18. Just Ducky tours are FUN! I especially love yelling "QUACK!!" at passersby.

  19. Quacking is the best part of Just Ducky! I cannot wait to take Alexis for the first time. We are going to embarrass the heck out of my husband. Quack! Quack! Quack!

    (And this would be the part where anyone not living in Pittsburgh is all WTF? It's a Burgh thing. You just wouldn't understand.)

  20. The poor cabbage patch doll. Maybe Alexis dosed it with laxative?

    Hey, I wondered the same thing about the hairdressers. Where are all the older ones?

  21. I'm taking it this is when the new job started?