Friday, November 30, 2012

Random Tidbits

I have many a random tidbit for today...

We started the Elf on the Shelf nonsense at our house last week.  I kind of feel like this about the Elf

I mean, the thing is kind of creepy

Jack named our elf Ariel--so I guess it's a girl with a pixie cut.  Ariel has been fairly tame so far, but based on the behavior of my lovely three year old, I think that I need to step it up a little bit.  


I had a parent teacher conference for Jack's preschool yesterday.  Seriously?  Parent teacher conference for the three year olds.  Cool.  I was ridiculously nervous leading up to the meeting.  It turned out okay.  She had some hilarious stories about our little man.  Including the following:

Teacher: "Jack, are you done painting your pumpkin?"
Jack: "My done"
Teacher: "I'm done--you say I'm done"
Jack: "My done"
Teacher: "No Jack, you say I am done"
Jack:  "You are done"

Little turkey is smarter than he looks. 


 Carson is just adorable.  That's all I have to say about that!


Jack's new favorite thing to do every morning is to go into Carson's room and climb into bed with him.  I love listening to their conversation (obviously very one sided).  

Here is the conversation that I overheard yesterday:

Jack:  Good morning brother.  What are you doing?
Carson: (Happy Squeal) 
Jack: I getting in your bed Carson.
Carson: (Probably thinking "dude, don't step on are huge")
Jack: Don't worry Carson...mommy will come get you
Carson: ("Dear lord I hope she saves me from you")
Jack: Silly Carson


Jack has never had an interest in coloring or drawing.  He will very rarely ask to paint or something.  Recently he has wanted to draw more.  Here is his very first face.  It is Carson (in case you didn't see the resemblance) 


I am so ready for Christmas to get here!  I love it!  I still have lots of shopping to do--but my boys are both done!  I need these few weeks to go quickly because I love giving people presents!!  Cannot wait!!  

Do you have any random tidbits??

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Celebrity Encounters--of the B, C, & D List variety

I'm linking up with Holly and Erin today for:


Where do I begin?  As part of my job, I book performers to bring to our university's campus.  Because of this, I have had the opportunity to meet a variety of "celebrities".  I'm going to share a few of my favorites (what I feel is the best/most skeezy is last!):

Yes, this is me (and my best friend) with Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell (also known as Dennis Haskins).  For a long time, Mr. Belding was on the "college circuit" doing a variety of hosting and appearances--until the students got so young that they don't know what Saved by the Bell is (I feel really old and don't want to live in a world where kids don't know every episode of that delightful show like I do!)

This is Anthony Rapp--most people won't know who he is--but if you are a fan of the Broadway show "Rent", you will recognize him as the original Mark in the show (and in the movie).  He was the closing lunch speaker at a conference I was at--he was also super nice. 

Demetri Martin is a HILARIOUS comedian--he has several stand-up specials and a show on Comedy Central called "Important Things with Demetri Martin".  He came to campus three years ago.  

Lance Bass!!!!  The 19 year old Michelle nearly peed herself when he came to our conference a couple years ago.  I saw NSYNC in concert four times (uh...yes, I was in college during all of them). I felt like I was one step away from meeting Justin Timberlake himself!  Unfortunately they wouldn't let us take photos in line or with him--but I did give him a hug (whether he wanted it or not).

This is the cast of The Buried Life on MTV--a reality show where these four guys go around the country and try to cross things off their bucket list.  They came to campus to discuss the concept of "What do you want to do before you die".  I am normally very anti-reality stars, but these guys do a lot of good--and had a great message for our students.

Danny Tanner---I mean, Bob Saget!!!  He came to campus for a comedy show two years ago.  He is a dirty, dirty man.  It was HILARIOUS.  This is him with our programming board before the show.  

Seth Meyers.  Seriously one of the nicest guys ever.  He came to campus last year for a comedy show.  Thoroughly enjoyed his show--and I get excited every time I watch stupid Saturday Night Live now--everyone knows Weekend Update is the best part of the show anyway. (As a fun little tidbit, I think that I had a little to do with this sketch--at one point "Mitt Romney" is in East St. Louis--Seth (yes, we are on a first name basis) and I had a conversation about East St. Louis and what a "hellhole" it was perceived to be...and three weeks later, this sketch aired.   Saturday Night Live Sketch

Yup, that's Pauley Shore.  He was very clearly on something.  He was sitting on a table and kept nearly falling off--and he totally wrote on my shoulder with that sharpie he is holding.  

And, the best one ever:

Yes, that is me with porn star Ron Jeremy.  He came to campus about six years ago for a debate about pornography (he was obviously pro-pornography) and he debated a man who was addicted to porn and lost everything (job, wife, kids, etc.).  It was actually really good.  But, I got this picture taken with him--and then went home and took a shower.  He is super, duper dirty.  

Other people I have met--President Obama, Chris Hardwick (host of MTV's Singled Out), Various MTV's The Real World cast members, Snooki from The Jersey Shore, Sarah Colona (she's a regular on Chelsea Lately, and lots of D-List Celebs.  

I'm pretty excited to read about other people's celeb meetings and sightings. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

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I just finished my annual Christmas Card from Shutterfly.  I send their cards EVERY year and they are always awesome!    You should totally check them out and make your own. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Love/Hate Wednesday

A few things that I am loving/hating today:

Love:  That the sun finally came out this afternoon
Hate:   That I can already feel my winter seasonal depression coming on.

Love:   That Jack is FINALLY potty training.

Hate:    That my baby is growing up!  He's going to be off to college sooner than I want to think about.

Love:  That Carson is rolling around, sitting on his own, and starting to learn to crawl.
Hate:   See above...I think it's time to trade him in for a newer model

Love:   That I get to see my best friend this weekend--yay Chicago road trip!
Hate:   That I am being guilted about leaving the kids for the weekend (by someone who shall remain nameless)

Love:   That the holidays are almost here!
Hate:   That it has to get cold for us to have Thanksgiving and Christmas

Love:  That Barack Obama won re-election
Hate:    That everyone has to get so hateful about it.  The world is not coming to an end people.

Love:   White Chocolate Hot Chocolate with caramel from Starbucks
Hate:   The dent it places in my wallet whenever I indulge. 

Love:   That my Christmas cards are ready to be ordered.
Hate:  That this is the best family picture we got.

What are you loving and hating this week?