Friday, October 29, 2010


Batman, originally uploaded by Christoph Schweiger.

Squink amazes me.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The little Mermaid - Redux

I really did tell someone that this was the book that scared me the most as a child and with this description, you can totally understand why... the method of describing it was rather bewildering as well.

A little mermaid that is happy with a crazy ol' sea god pop and then she becomes human and gets legs and then she is putting bro's before ho's and getting all human stupid and then turning into sea foam creeped me the fudge-on-a-toast out!

Forgive me?

Birthday memories

An internet acquaintance of mine, Andrea, is celebrating her birthday and asked people to share their birthday memories... here is mine.

I vividly recall my 4th birthday.

We were living in Madrid and I was going to a Montessori school. We were allowed to bring treats for the rest of the class. I had asked my mother to make some mint brownies, they were my favorite. On my birthday she showed up at the school with them and a whole bunch of other treats in tow. So, I was tasked with serving my classmates and there were so many treats they decided to open it up to the other classrooms. When I was serving the last class the only treat left was the brownies I had requested. I went to my mom, and lamented (complained) that I would not get any if I served those. She looked me in the eyes and proceeded to tell me that sharing was what we were supposed to do, that it was not a very nice thing to be selfish when serving others. I could tell that she was very serious. I think my eyes must have welled up because she offered to make me another batch later. which sorta helped, but not much. I had been looking forward to the mint brownies for the whole morning.

So, I picked up the pan, and walked around and served the older kids who were the lucky recipients of the treat I had wanted. I watched my hands scoop them up with a spatula and carefully place the square on a napkin in front these kids who I did not really know. And as I watched my hands repeat this movement until I served the last one... my mind was reeling with the thought that my mother must really love me to teach me the lesson about sharing and to not be selfish. Really, it was such a profound moment; what with feeling my mothers love, learning that sharing is an important part of community, learning that it was easy to have selfish tendencies. I treasure that lesson and keep it very close to my heart. When I tell it in front of my mother she always cringes and thinks it is a bad thing, but really I think ti was the best present she has ever given me.

And no, I don't recall that she made them for me later. Somehow, I think it is more powerful and special because she did not.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Squink: "Gas is like water and fire mixed together".

Squink: "A car is like a skateboard, only it moves by itself".

Random thoughts... Of the day.

I wish that there were such a thing as a drive through house wash.

Friday, October 22, 2010

It was an image...

... that just made me gasp in beauty, so it is a screen shot on a computer I use.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


(random quote of the day)

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees,

under whose shade you do not expect to sit."


Nelson Henderson


Monday, October 18, 2010


Squink: "How old are you?"

Me: "I will be 40-something at your next birthday".

Squink: "Mom, Oh No! You are not a teenager".

Me: "No, I am not. Haven't been for a while"

Schatzy: "Actually Squink, do you mean in age or in how she acts?"

Squink: "Mom, did you call yourself a teenager when you were a teenager?".

Friday, October 15, 2010


Squink is talking to the parents of a kid he hadn't met before, strangers.

Me; "Squink, stop entertaining people".

Squink: "I want then to meet me, that's why I'm talking to them". (granted, a whoopie cushion was involved)

I am entering a contest

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

I like how the symbol looks like a torpedo... but the bike looks fabulous!


"That's not a number"
I isn't.
I am promising, it is not a word".

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I was woken up at 3:00 am by Squink saying:

"Mom, can we snuggle hug?"

It is a nice way to be woken up at such a dreadful hour.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Talking with his cousin who had a jar full of bugs.

Squink: "Look, those two are stuck together".

Cousin: "They are mating".

Squink: "Yeah, they're married".

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


NASA, I love that you can all admit you have no idea what causes this.

Whatever THIS is, it is beautiful.

(click on the all caps this above)

Monday, October 04, 2010


"I know how to speak Spanish.
I know how to speak Indiana way, it is "Engahlish"."
(I think the Indiana reference is about Indiana Jones)

Sunday, October 03, 2010


We were having lunch out when Squink grabbed the little cup with a scoop of butter on it and started eating it straight.

I asked him if he knew what was in butter, to which he replied:

Squink "Bananas. Melted bananas"


New thing, I've been meaning to do this for a while....

SIHS = Squink in his sleep

"Trains are open anytime.
With this man.