This Explains Everything.

Here is one more reason we can all be glad that we live in the USA:

German Plane Drops Chunks of Shit and Urine

Yes, seriously.

Can you believe that shit?  Sorry, I couldn’t resist.  That’s all for today from Boca Raton, folks.  It’s been a long week, and it’s only Tuesday.  More on the reasons why later…..ta-ta for now!

Blue Jean Baby Queen

Whenever someone meets my daughter for the first time, I usually hear them say, “Oh, are you shy?”   Of course not.  She’s 5.  On top of that, she doesn’t like talking to total strangers any more than you or I do.  Kids have a keen sense of intuition that most of us learn to tune out, and that intuition is much, much smarter than our left brain (the reasoning part).  If she doesn’t like someone, it’s OK.  I trust her intuition, and she should, too.

However, she does happen to be a pretty neat kid.  If I could get a snapshot of her personality in just one photo, it would look like this:

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Top 10 Savanna Quotes This Week

Last month, I wrote a post on Savanna’s top ten one liners.  She’s full of them, and this is a great way to make sure that I never forget the best.  Enjoy!


10.  Mommy, you know what’s cool about the moon is that you can jump on it.


9.   It’s OK, Mommy.  Sometimes it just takes some tiiiiiiiiiime! (These words spoken to me when I got pissed because a car turned at .005 mph)

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The Little Tooth That Broke My Heart Twice

Last week, we found Savanna’s first loose tooth.  We were sitting in the movie theater watching Happy Feet, and she kept pointing to her mouth.  I didn’t know why she was doing this until finally, I took a closer look and realized that she had a loose tooth!

It shouldn’t surprise me that she has a loose tooth.  I mean, she’s 5 years old now.  That’s what happens when kids get older.  I just didn’t expect her to start losing teeth now.  Losing teeth means losing another piece of babyhood and growing up just a little bit more…..and that means that I have to let go a little bit more.

I’m not normally the cheesy, sentimental mom type, but teeth seem to tug on my mommy emotions for some reason.  I remember when Savanna got her first tooth, which happened to be the same one that she’s losing now.  I remember feeling a little bit heartbroken that I would never see that gummy grin again, and now that same tooth is wiggly.  Damned tooth.

I think it was Maria Shriver who said, “motherhood is a constant practice of letting go, starting at birth.”  Those may not have been her exact words, but you get the idea.  I will always remember these words because they touched my heart.  I guess this is the reason we get teary eyed when our kids start kindergarten, spell their name for the first time, or loose their first tooth.

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Wicked Talent: Stereo Hearts (Josh Harrison Acoustic Cover on itunes)

Want to see some wicked talent?  This version of Stereo Hearts by Josh Harrison and Jamie Clayton is amazing.  These guys perform Adam Levine’s Stereo Hearts better than he does-I love the tempo.  In fact, I think it’s better than Adam Levine’s version.

Good news:  If you get hooked to this version like I did, you can download it on iTunes at



By the way, did you know that music with a regular beat increases serotonin levels?   Continue reading “Wicked Talent: Stereo Hearts (Josh Harrison Acoustic Cover on itunes)” »

When I Get Pissed, I Watch This And Feel Better

I love this clip of Bill O’Reilly so much that I am going to go ahead and post it again.  I find this so hilarious……his nonverbals are priceless.  Notice the angry blinking and nose flairs toward the end of the clip.  It leaves me in stitches every time, and we could all use a laugh.

PS-  F bomb alert!   Be sure to turn your volume down if you have kids around or if you’re at work.

Get Me Out of Here

This is what our Rocky, our Yorkie does when I put him in his crate.  Seriously.  Who says dogs can’t talk?  SO PISSED.

Look Who Sits On My Foot

Our little dog, Rocky, likes to sit on my left foot.  Just the left.  I have no idea why he does this, but my foot is his favorite place to sit.  It doesn’t matter what I’m doing-cooking, cleaning, running-he figures any time is good.



Bugs and Boogers

Dear Parents,

We have a case of Head Lice.  If your child is found to have head lice you will receive a call to come pick them up.  Tomorrow please send your girls with long hair in braids, ponytails, etc.  Putting mousse or gel in the hair will also help.  If your child is sctatching his or her head or neck please check for lice.

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What Would Happen If You Always Told the Truth?

What would happen if we always told the whole truth and nothing but the truth?  No white lies,  not even omissions of the truth?   It’s been estimated that we all tell an average of something like 40 white lies a day (and then we put our kids in time-out for “telling a story”).  Marketing and advertising isn’t all that different, is it?

I mean, the Energizer does NOT keep going and going and going, and a diamond is NOT “always forever.”  If VISA were always “everywhere” I wanted it to be, then I wouldn’t have to pay cash for my favorite pizza at a local joint here.

Wheaties is certainly not the “Breakfast of Champions,” since their box cover models have included people like Barry Bonds (what a steroid head) and Lance Armstrong (SUCH a gigolo).  Who’s next, Brett Favre?  Hey, maybe he could just save the Wheaties gang some time and text a photo of his penis instead.  And if M&Ms really “melts in your mouth, not in your hands,” then why did I end up with pink and blue shit all over my white linen pants last Easter?   Continue reading “What Would Happen If You Always Told the Truth?” »