Wednesday, April 2

When You're Scatterbrained and You Know It, Go Random

I have too many ideas floating around in my head and can't seem to focus on just one, so I bringeth the randometh updates:

- Alexis has made it a habit to sleep though the night in her own little bed on the weekends and loudly meanders into my airspace on weekdays. You know, the days when I have to get up by 6:30. I'm going to pay her back for it by giving her first born child a professional drum set for his or her second birthday.

- The stupid ants continue to be a problem, albeit nowhere near as bad as last year. Despite my widespread use of drastic measures, I'm finding one or two of the little jerks crawling around in our house every day. Of course, along with those one or two lively ones are five to six dead ones, so I think that means I win. Sort of.

- A mother truckin' worm had the audacity to taunt me yesterday by poking its self out of a hole in the new aquarium. It was a big guy and I would have LOVED to have donned the gloves, grabbed the tweezers, and smashed his little booty. The only problem was that he (she? it?) was about 1/2 inch from the icky, ugly, nasty, gross, ucky brittle starfish. That starfish creeps me out far more than the worms (it's in there because their good scavengers and do a decent job of keeping the tank clean, functionality over beauty, baby) and my hands, even with gloves, absolutely positively will not be going that close to it. Stupid genius worm.

- I chuckled a little bit at Sandy's comment on yesterday's post that she was impressed that Alexis sat still that long for the daffodil photos. Heh. I can suggest that the Toddler sit in a particular spot, just like I can suggest that Mount Rushmore be moved to Alaska. Trust me, Mount Rushmore will move before that kid just sits around and lets me take pictures of her.

What really happened is that I went over to our hillside to take photos of the daffodils. I'm hoping to do a half decent job of keeping a garden diary this year, even if it is all in the form of photos. Of course the crew saw what I was up to, and all butted in like the self-centered creatures that they are. Alexis, for her part, was squealing, "Ook, Mommy, flowers!" while gently groping their delicate little blooms. I decided to use it as an opportunity to photograph her widdle hands since I'm obsessed with them. All told, she might have sat there for 37.6 seconds. Mr. Canon is a Rock Star of a camera and will take photos really really fast, so he captured a few dozen during that 37.6 seconds. When Mr. Canon does sweet things like that, it makes me want to make out with him. And hide my undergarments in his case.








Why, yes, Meg is a photo whore.

- Reminder: If you haven't entered the contest, get moving! If you have, go do it again! There are two prizes up for grabs and there will be choices involved with those prizes. Since I'm in a pleasant mood, I'll even give you a hint to one of the choices (shhh, Karen, don't tell!).

30 comments:

  1. thread?

    K...how'd you get to be so gosh darn funny?
    Same way baby got to be so cute I guess. I love the close up one of her puckery widdle wips.

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  2. Isn't Mr. Canon wonderful? He gets around though so don't be surprised ;)

    Can I mention that I'm slightly afraid of your fish tank. First worms then brittle starfish...I'm thinking I wouldn't go near that thing if there was a hundred dollar bill floating at the bottom of it.

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  3. You are making me hot for Mr. Canon! But it's not all him--you do a great job handling him!

    And thank you for getting me over any thought of getting a fish tank of any sort. I am completely grossed out now and won't do it.

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  4. "I can suggest that the Toddler sit in a particular spot, just like I can suggest that Mount Rushmore be moved to Alaska." I'm learning this one the hard way. The REALLY hard way.

    I thought 7-month-old babies would just, oh, I don't know, sit there. Nope. He is like a weeble wobble on speed.

    Saw my daffodils peek through. Very EXCITED . . .

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  5. I'm so going to remember the drum set recommendation just in case I ever need it. That is pure gold.

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  6. Love the pic of Meg 'smelling' the flowers.

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  7. I've just read the whole worm saga - hilarious! And slightly scary.

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  8. Do you have flowers left after Alexis and Meg desecrated them?

    And if you think that's a hint of a prize I think you're wrong. Being in the know, I even had to wonder. Are you going fishing? And why would I want to come along? Maybe you're giving away Mother Trucking Worms and that's a worm catcher?

    I haven't entered. Been too busy to even go get clues. I did catch something yesterday at Twitter - was it suprprised and annoyed. But I'm thinking that Alexis didn't mention those in her still-silent video.

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  9. I might get myself a professional drum set for Dylan's second birthday. Oh, and I thought the whole reason people got fish was so that there wouldn't be a lot of work involved?!
    P.S. I'm not even sure how to say Mochaiotto (or whatever it is).

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  10. How the hell did the worm get in there if you didnt put it in there? I am ROYALLY confused.

    Hallie

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  11. Beautiful photos of Alexis!

    BTW, my sister discovered ants in her linen closet (of all places) and even after washing EVERYTHING in hot water and placing them in the dryer, there were still some ants alive! ICK!

    God bless.

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  12. Yes, these dSLR cameras ROCK. I never realized how slow my old cameras were until I got this puppy.

    My girls are also so excited about flowers, but, unfortunately, as soon as they are discovered, they are usually just ripped right out of the ground.

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  13. It's going to be a while for flowers to pop up here with all the snow still covering the ground, but I love the pictures of your little one trying to pick them. That's so cute!

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  14. I could dry hump my Mr Canon. And, the Flip. Totally loving the Flip...but every time I aim it at the toddler? He starts saying baby talk. "Ga ga." What? Freak.

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  15. If you find a solution to the ants, do share. I found like 10 in my cat's food bowl last night, and this morning...in my shower! Yuck! Alexis and Meg...cute as ever! I need to get a faster camera. I can never catch the moments I want to because of the digital's delay..it sucks. How much does a Mr Canon run ya?

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  16. Oh those poor baby flowers. They never saw it coming, did they?

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  17. the drum set, I say, is an ingenious idea! your brilliance is quite likely WHY I love you!

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  18. I have a better idea. Remember she WILL be a teenager one day. Just think of all of those lovely days she will want to sleep in and you CAN TAKE IT! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    And ewww on your worms. How do they get in there? I am freaking out. Can they get out?
    EWWWWW!

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  19. Saturday morning I got up and went in my bathroom and the floor was covered with little ants! I thought of you. They are gone now. Not sure where, but I know they'll be back. I need to call the exterminator. I pay for quarterly treatments and they come back in between for free so it makes life easier.

    As for the starfish. I'm with you, that thing is creepy.

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  20. Love the picture out-takes.

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  21. I'd have sex with my Cannon. Hands down.

    Also, I swear your worm stories are going to give me nightmares. I admit - I want to see what they look like. I even went so far as to google them - like tank pod worms or something. And I got nowhere. How can that be - if they can grow up to 6 inches long? AND EWWW!

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  22. OMG the picture makes it SO MCUH MORE HORRIBLE. My favorite part of that link you sent me is that the moron asks whether the worms are "Good or bad?" Anything that looks like that and is VENOMOUS is BAD. VERY bad.

    Dumbass.

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  23. We have freaking ants too. I can't for the life of my figure out where they are coming from...

    Love LOVE the pictures. I've convinced Jon that I need a boyfriend named Canon too and I am SUPER excited.

    I'm thinking the same things as Karen...DO you have anymore flowers left afthe The Toddler and The Meg?

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  24. I'm going to tell your Canon to leave you and move in with me, because surely I, being a French girl raised in Canada, would do much dirtier things to it than a North Dakota girl living in The Burgh ever would.

    Those pictures rock something fierce.

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  25. am I almost caught up? This post is Wednesday, right? :)

    just by talking about your starfish I got the heebie-jeebies *shiver* thanks. :p

    also, in case it matters, but it probably doesn't, Justin already made out with Mr. Canon. And he (um, Justin, not Mr. Canon), tries to make out with me, ergo, by making out with Mr. Canon, you try to make out with me. I'm ok with it if you are.

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  26. I love randomness, it's how our lives really are.

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  27. I'm so excited because today? My Mr. Nikon arrived!! Now, I'm not sure if Mr. Nikon (D40 is his pseudo-name) is as good as Mr. Canon, but I can't wait to give him a whirl!!

    P.S. I have no idea what you are giving away? Looks like some kind of needle and thread thingamabob.

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  28. your cracking me up with the hid the undergarments comment. Fun pictures. I wish I was that good at taking pictures!

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  29. After I read the first post about ants, we realized our ants weren't going away without traditional measures - they've now become the bane of my existence.

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  30. 1. I want pics of that worm! 2. Mr. Husband might get jealous if you start hiding your underwear in Mr. Cannon's case, so be sure to hide some in Mr. Husband's glove box, too, to keep things even, ya know. 3. YAY, there was ALMOST a picture of the *other* dog this time. How about a full-on of her, too??

    Another great and giggly post. Thanks - I needed the laugh.

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