Wubba Sesame November 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 3:15 pm

In the spirit of Christine the Soccer Mom, and My Charming and Patient Husband, I will celebrate Sesame Street’s birthday by posting a couple of my favorite clips.

I guess you could say I have a soft spot for the big cast all star numbers.

I still miss Kermit, though.

And I chuckle to myself when I remember Jane Curtin disrobing on Point Counterpoint, Pee Wee Herman getting arrested in an adult theater, and the Frugal Gourmet… well, let’s not go there. Such role models!


St. Anthony to the Rescue October 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 7:13 pm

My Charming and Patient Husband has to carry a cell phone for his second job, driving dialysis patients to their appointments. Unfortunately, a month ago he lost the cell phone and we’ve struggled to find it, to no avail. This week, there were hints of threat from the boss regarding his finding it; it really is necessary, in case he gets a cancellation, or an extra client to drive.

Why didn’t I call on one of my favorite saints sooner? (I think sometimes it’s like I’m afraid I’m bothering him.)

I asked for his help, and then I looked in my e-mail. This seems to be a favorite way of his to give me help. Well, there was a notification that my niece had tagged me in a picture. I checked it, and it was a cartoony picture of an avatar of each of us, dancing together. Hers was wearing a Sailor-Moon-type costume.

I went to Drama Queen, and said “Do you know where there’s anything Sailor Moon related?’ “Well, Artgal has a sailor moon t-shirt in the dirty clothes,” she said.

Recently we had to clear out the laundry room to get to an electrical panel, and we had bagged up our laundry and put it on a couch that we weren’t using.  I dug through the pockets of all the pants. Then Hubbie looked in the cushions of that couch. Voila, there it was.

It could almost be a coincidence, if St. Anthony didn’t help in this same way so often. Almost.

Thank you, Dear Friend.


Heard around the house November 10, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 8:15 pm

Me: Just think, if you were related to Esmeralda, you’d have to have Esmeralda at every family dinner.

Artgal: But if you were related to Aunt Clara, you’d have to have Henry the Eighth at every family dinner.


Balderdash! August 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 12:33 pm

And now, a game break.

If you know the answer, please just raise your hand and say “I know it” but don’t give away the answer.

For the rest of you, guess or make it up. But no Googling.

What is an ebelskiver?


Note to Hypertot July 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 8:55 am

Convention holds that the “magic word” is please, not abracadabra. Really.


Maybe I’m a hypocrite. July 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 8:48 am

It’s a holiday weekend, and you know what that means: Coasties. Now don’t get me wrong, some Coasties are nice. Take Aunt Betsy, for example. She’s genuinely pleasant, fun, polite, and good company. Of course, I don’t think she’s a native of Seattle, so maybe it doesn’t count. At any rate, every holiday weekend our town is overrun by people from Seattle who don’t work from the same example as Betsy. They throw their burning cigarettes onto the local dry lawns. They break into local cars, they flip off local workers, they cut off local drivers, and they smirk at how clever they are. Haw, haw, haw… the local yokels hain’t never seen a middle finger before. How very cleeeever!

The thing is, I know where they’re coming from. They think that because they make more money than us, they must be far wittier, smarter, and all-around superior to the hicks who run their holiday playground. Never mind the question it begs: if they make twice the money and it costs three times as much to live there, who’s really smarter?

It doesn’t seem to occur to them that this isn’t just their playground; it’s our home. How would they feel if we treated their home that way?

But then yesterday, I realized maybe I’m being hypocritical about the whole thing, expecting them to act like Brownsiders while they’re here. After all, I don’t act like a Coastie when I visit there. I’m polite and I drive well, even when I visit Seattle. So maybe I’m just as bad as they are, acting like a Brownsider when I visit the West Side.

Tell ya what. If I start cussing and driving like a maniac when I’m over there, will you folks start behaving like civilized human beings when you’re here?


Parody Contest: Annie’s Song January 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 4:10 pm

For a little bit of fun, I offer to you a parody contest. I’m sure most of you remember Annie’s Song, by John Denver. Who can come up with the best spoof? You have till next Friday, in the comments field. The winner gets … well, a hearty pat on the back, a link, and all of our unending admiration. What did you expect, cash?


Argh! September 25, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 10:06 am

Movie piracy, as many newly purchased DVDs will remind us, is a crime. I have no problem with that message; but what really bugs me is when I’ve spent the money and bought the movie, and then I’m forced to sit through the nagging reminder each and every time I view it. You can’t forward past it; and it seems to chew you out, as though you were a criminal. Don’t they get that if you were a movie pirate, you would have edited out the anti-piracy nag? They are, in essence, chewing me out for doing it precisely because I didn’t do it. With that in mind, I really loved this clip.


Put down your coffee if you value your nose. September 10, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 8:06 pm

Thanks to Therese at Aussie Coffee Shop for this one.
(And by the way, if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, do. She’s utterly charming.)


Caller ID Made Fun August 17, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 8:04 am

I think maybe next time I get a call from my mortgage company, instead of answering with “hello” I may answer with “this call may be recorded or monitored for quality assurance.”