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The Day After Tomorrow

Yes. So sorry about that. Long-time readers know that whenever I say a specific topic will be covered "tomorrow," I actually mean "the day after that or quite possibly, never."

You should probably yell at the long-time readers for not telling you about that endearing little quirk of mine.

(IT IS ENDEARING. MY MOM SAID SO. SHUT UP, ALL OF YOU.)

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Eek! You will now forgive me for anything!

So it's been exactly a week since the Heartbreaking Friday of Staggering Suck, and honestly, I'm still a little twitchy about it.

I won't close my car doors unless I am physically holding my keys in my hand and staring right at them, and on several occasions have gone so far to talk to my keys as another way to affirm that yes, these keys in my hand are not inside the car.

(Bonus to having a baby: All the running commentary that otherwise gets you looked at as the crazy person talking out loud to your keys or to the ATM [Don't you eat my card, Mr. ATM Machine, don't you fucking dare eat my goddamn card] is now perfectly appropriate because you are teaching the baby LANGUAGE SKILLS.)

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My mom talks to grocery carts. Help.

Nothing too horrific has happened to me since, except for my office losing power this morning and me having the bright idea that hey! Wouldn't it be fun to go buy people Shamrock Shakes? Who wouldn't want a Shamrock Shake while they huddle under the one lone working emergency light? I would like a Shamrock Shake!

So I went to go buy Shamrock Shakes and had to go to TWO different McDonald's to get them, because the first McDonald's decided that yesterday -- the day before St. Patrick's Day -- was the last day for Shamrock Shakes, which is kind of missing the point entirely in my world, but okay, so I drove to a whole OTHER McDonald's and then everybody laughed at me when I ordered 12 Shamrock Shakes and even the manager came out to look at the freak ordering a dozen milkshakes.

The good news: Shamrock Shakes are just as tasty as I remembered, although probably way more toothpastie green in color than is really necessary.

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What? His jammies are green, so this segues PERFECTLY.

In other news, I finally decided to enter this century and bought a damn iPod. I was always resistant to getting an iPod because I was afraid I wouldn't understand how to use it, like my scanner and my photo printer -- all of which I have to get Jason to set up for me and tell exactly which button to hit every time, because I always load the paper in backwards and upside down or something. And so I figured an iPod would be another gadget that required Jason's help and honestly, the guy already thinks I am kind of functionally retarded so I didn't need that hypothesis tested any further.

But! I bought one, after Jason assured me that iTunes works via drag and drop and that even very dumb monkeys can use it. And indeed! It is very easy and I have figured out how to put songs on the iPod and set it to the famous "shuffle" mode that all the kids are talking about these days, on the blogs and street corners and whatnot, and I am now thinking that I need to buy a Coach cover for it because it's just so small and precious.

(Jason says no, I cannot buy a Coach cover for it because we spent all our money on the iPods themselves and wonders what's wrong with the simple rubbery ones that they sell everywhere, and I wonder how this man knows me NOT BUT AT ALL SOMETIMES.)

(So I've retaliated by walking around with my iPod saying, "Nano nano!" like from Mork & Mindy all the damn time, which bugs Jason very, very much. I don't think this will get me the Coach case, but it is fun.)

ANYWAY, the point of this story is that I've been taking the iPod to bed with me and listening to a few songs to drown out whatever crazy car crashy action film has sucked Jason in right as I'm trying to go to sleep. It's very nice, except for last night when I woke up at 3:30 am to the BLARING PROFANITY of Eminem, completely baffled and disoriented, and I hit Jason several times because I thought the clock radio was going off and MAKE IT STOP SLIM SHADY, ACK. After several minutes of flailing I finally got it together enough to yank the headphones out of my ears, and as I lay there panting and traumatized, I tried to figure out what the odds were of getting over three hours' worth of Indigo Girls and Sarah McLachlan before my secret weakness for gangster rap came up in the shuffle.

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After taking this photo, Jason kindly recommended that I suck my stomach in. And then I popped my glock and killed him.

In other other news, Jason received a jury summons this week. HA!

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Hmmph.

Speaking of jury duty, I will now tell you about the thing that I told you this entry would be about: jury duty.

Jury duty is very boring. It is not like television at all, and when the defense lawyer even tried to go for some dramatic DUN DUN DUUUUUUN moment, the prosecutor was ALL UP IN THAT with the objections and the whole thing was stricken from the record.

So mostly, it was a lot of this: blah blah blah objection sustained blah blah blah reasonable doubt-cakes.

I did get to eat lunch outside on a gorgeous day, however, and listened to my iPod and took a picture of my shoes with my phone.

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When did I become the biggest goddamned yuppie I know? Also, nice blindingly white calves.

In the end, it was a pretty unsatisfying experience. We returned a not guilty verdict based on reasonable doubt. So I didn't get a criminal off the streets of my beloved city, and I'm not 100% sure we set an innocent kid free. I was also not allowed to keep my trial notes, which was a shame, because I had some darn nice squiggly doodles in there.

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They probably took her notes away because she kept talking to her pen.

And in the final and probably best bit of news (good Lord, is this a website entry or a fucking holiday newsletter?), my sister had her baby this week.

My sister -- who was 18 years old when I was born, who had her first baby (a girl) when I was 11 years old, whose first baby is now 17 years old and possibly going to Georgetown in another year -- HAD A BABY THIS WEEK.

We now have baby boys less than six months apart.   

Mind! Blown!

Welcome to the craziest family ever, baby Nicholas. To say that I am a weepy little ball of excitement over you is an understatement. I will send you clothes and anything that your cousin hasn't puked on too much.

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Noah sort of already knows what Nicky is in for, yet he is not screaming.

Comments

Natasha

I talk to myself all the time and get strange looks for it. Who would have thought having a baby would be the perfect excuse to talk to yourself in a socially acceptable manner? HAHHAHAHA..thanks for the laughs.

jonniker

So now, I'm dying for a Shamrock Shake, and guess what? My McD's decided not to have them today either. Thank you, McDonald's! For NOTHING!

I mean, not that I'm happy it happened to you, too, but am mildly satisfied that it's not the backasswards state of redneck misree that I live in that caused this entirely. Even DC has such issues.

jonniker

Also failed to mention that a dog provides the same talk to self enjoyment that a baby does. Along with much talk of poop. It's the little things...

Megan

You have the cutest child on the face of the earth.

As for the iPod cover, I say don't do it (and this is from someone who had a mental breakdown over Coach earlier this week - it's on my blog if anyone wants an explanation). I got one, and despite the fact that it's adorable, I never, ever, ever use it. It causes it to take up more room than a naked iPod does, and it's not like I can even carry it on the outside of my bag, because I'm paranoid that someone will cut the strap and steal it from me on the T.

Bozoette Mary

You are not alone. I always talk to my carkeys to make sure that they are in my hand. And my kid is 24, so I cannot use him as an excuse. Sigh. I had a Guinness for lunch at the 4Ps (now 4 Green Fields, but you probably know that) and I kind of wish I'd had a shamrock shake instead. Oh well.

Silly Hily

That second pic of Noah is great. He really does have the "My mom is a nut-case" look on his face. Kids, they make us so proud.

Lori

Talking to inanimate stuff. YOU ARE OFFICIALLY A MOM.
I am dying.
I love the captions. What a great face your boy has.

janet

apparently, in preparation for being an Older Cousin, Noah grew from baby to child overnight. How did that happen? And THE CUTENESS!!!

Amytoo

My work e-mail didn't block suckitude.

That is all.

starrynite

Hi,

Delurking for the 1st time since delurking day to say: I talk to myself and inanimate objects AAAAAAALLLLLLL the time. But then again, I am slightly unhinged. Lol.
Loving the cuteness of Noah!

Zoot

Who the hell is the 12-month old sitting next to you on the couch?

Noelle

I'm immensely jealous of the Shamrock Shakes.

jonniker

But wait - WAIT - before you take Megan's advice entirely, I highly recommend the el cheapo plastic rubbery-like ones. I always have some kind of crusty/sandy/icky stuff in the bottom of my purse, and the iSkin has literally saved my iPod, I am convinced. Yah, yah, it's cheap, whatever, but the gray-ish ones look kind of cool...maybe...

Polichick

And why is your laptop THIS BIG???

jenn

Noah is too freakin' cute for words.

baileyswedishfish

Amalah sucks it IN!
Babalah sticks it OUT!

Hannah B.

I needed a good laugh or three today. Thanks for providing them. Love the pictures of Noah. The second one is hysterical. And I loved the part about waking up in the middle of the night, disoriented, thinking it was the clock radio rather than the ipod--too funny.

Amalah

Megan and jonniker: Oh, I definitely need a case for it, because I've had the thing five days and it's already getting all scratched up to hell. Someone recommended the clear plastic sticky stuff and...no. Horrible. It bubbled up and peeled right off within two days.

I also have the iPod Nano, which is just too small for words, so a case that will make it bigger and easier to find in my big huge purse? Is a plus.

Kree

Just for the record...people in this industry are not blindingly white....we are computer pasty. :)

Pam

Wow, that is one honking big laptop! I am sooo jealous!

Before I became old, and thus concerned about maintaining my girlish (ha!) figure, I used to buy a Shamrock Shake and add a wee bit of Bailey's Irish Cream to it. I figured since I'm not Irish, I needed a little extra something to get into the spirit.

Jennifer

I talk to myself and the inanimate objects around me all day long. When I adopted my two cats two years ago, I thought "now at least I won't be walking around talking to myself, I'll be talking to the cats"

As if talking to cats is completely rational.

Vickee

I will fly in to babysit Noah from Boulder, Colorado. And bring nifty toys. Noah is That Cute. Honestly, you could just post "blah blah blah blah Fucking blah blah blah" and then post a photo of Noah and we would all still faithfully log in and do the collective "AHHHHHHH!"

And don't be dissing us "Mature Mothers" (do NOT goggle that; you will end up staring at the most godawful ugliest damn nekkid women you have ever seen, giving a new visual to the term "Rode Hard And Put Away Wet") I am 52 and my sons are 4 and 5. And these are first string kiddos, not an 'oops' in the lot.

Lisa V

That kid is an Elvis baby. My oldest was an Elvis baby. It's when a baby is too damn cute and attracts attention everywhere.

LCA

For what it's worth, my dear friend knitted me a custom iPod cover when I got mine. It's gorgeous and unique and handy and all that jazz. So if you know any knitters...

(I knit, actually. I knit my brother an iPod cover for Christmas. It's probably not your cup of tea, but if you're interested, holla at me.)

scoutsadie

Who did what to the 4Ps?!? I never got to go there for St. Pat's during college (AU) cos I always had stupid final exams on the night of the 17th somehow, but all of my friends went, and I love their non-St.-Pat's shepherd's pie and did they wreck the 4Ps to build a Fresh Fields?? Say it ain't so!

End freakout-that-means-nothing-to-non-DC-people (I did not know that if one types the pointy brackety things, one will not be able to see the text within the PB things. Note to non-HTML-knowing self).

My spam filter also did not pick up on "suckitude."

Sounds like this past week was better than last; so glad.

Jezer

What the hell does he mean "suck your stomach in?" Besides, even IF you needed to suck something in, noone would notice because of Noah's adorable protruding little tummy-guts.

As usual, this was an entry well worth the wait. Congratulations on New Nephew Nicholas!

Amalah

scoutsadie - Freakout not! The 4Ps is still an Irish pub, but is now called 4 Green Fields. I haven't been so I don't know if they've changed anything else. All I know is, everybody still calls it 4Ps and probably always will.

European

I have no idea what you were writing about just now. Am baby blinded and also cute-overloaded. Must now go and lay down.

Ninotchka

Congratulations Auntie!

Noah=adorable.

Amy=suck in stomach? To this I say: WHAT STOMACH? Kill! Kill! Kill!

callistawolf

It's a good thing I'm alone (well, not including the dog), otherwise people might call the little men in white coats to come get me for laughing my fool head off at a computer. Thanks muchly for that. :)

Also: please tell my husband to let me get an iPod. Preferrably one I can hook up to play in my car's stereo since I am SANS CD PLAYER and he promised me I could have one THREE YEARS AGO. Ahem.

Also Also: Think I may need to have a Shamrock Shake now. Thanks.

S.

I very much doubt the trolls will appreciate the iPod purchase. But I say GOOD FOR YOU. Those things are wonderful. I bought mine two years ago (well, actually, informed my husband that he needed to buy one for me) to while away the time as I pumped milk for baby boy #1. I figured I deserved it for my service as a dairy cow.

I too get the random scary songs that pop up in shuffle mode. This is because I've let my husband put some music on the thing (I let him borrow it when I'm in a good mood) and he like German nihilists, electronica, and Adam Sandler. Like I said, scary.

Sabrina

Cute pics as always. He's growing up fast! I LOVE the sandals!

Elaine

I have two things to say, and I'll make it short and sweet.

My sister is 15 years older than me, and she has two kids, one is 17 and one is 13. I have no kids. We are pretty separate people as far as sisters go, which kind of makes me sad. You are lucky these babies will bond you and your sister.

For the important thing, though, Coach has these really cool dangly bling bling things you put on this tiny little hole in your phone. My friend works there, and showed me hers, and I don't really get into Coach that much, but it is pretty cool. I didn't think my phone would have a spot for this thing, but it does, which makes me want one really bad. Maybe you need one of these?

jonniker

The iSkin isn't that stick-on stuff. It's rubber, and while it is wholly uncool, it's very functioal. But it won't make it easier to find in your purse, so if you're looking for justification for the Coach one, it's right here.

Go get it. You deserve it.

Contrary

I sort of talk to myself all the time. Like, I'll be thinking of something that that one guy did that pissed me off that one time and I'll say 'pissant!' right out loud and then people look at me funny and say 'what?' and then I say (because I didn't realize I said it out loud), 'what, what?' and it's all one big ugly circle and also the longest sentence ever and you should possibly call Guiness.

Whew.

jonniker

Functional. Christ, I should learn to spell. But yah, go Coach. Think of it this way: It will increase the ROI on your iPod, as you'll use it more, because you'll FIND it more. Voila!

sherry

Waking up to Eminem cracked me up.

Also I am so jealous of the Shamrock Shakes. I don't know if it's unavailable all over Canada or just the damn province of Quebec, but we don't get them here. I've always wanted to try one.

hillvalley

I started with one of those rubber-nothing but a nulear bomb is going to scratch the screen-ugly as all hell iPod covers and it was a dream. But it made it way too big to carry in a pocket or small purse. For my b-day my mom got me the Kate Spade cover which is slim, beautiful, red (so I can find it in my purse) and does a decent job of protecting the iPod. Go for Kate. It's perfect!

I drove by the 4 p's at about 4:15 and there was already a line to get in, which just goes to show how pathetic those people are because Nanny's across the street is a real irish pub, not a Pub In A Box like 4P's, or Green Fields or whatever they are pretending to be.

blackbird

gosh.
people do tend to GO On over here don't they?
anyway -
Amalah, honey...you DO know that I bow down before you? that you have far far more internet wisdom than I?
that you are smarter? prettier? funnier? right?
so, it's okay if I ask -
wtf! it's months before memorial day and you are wearing freaking sandals?
WHITE SANDALS?

I.
Am.
Shocked.


cute baby tho.

Lori

It's Lent.
I say drink at home.

Anne

This is probably way outdated by now, but you recently (well, actually not really recently) asked about cute diaper bags. I just came across this article about storksaks. I thought- If they're good enough for Angelina and Gwyneth, they're good enough for Amy!

http://www.storksak.com/pressb.htm

Theresa

I do that with my keys too, because once I locked BOTH sets of keys in the TRUNK of my car at the grocery store. I mean, honestly!

Love the shoes, and that is the cutest baby in the history of babies.

They don't have Shamrock Shakes in Norway. Phooey.

LotionBarBunny

Ahh yes, I know all about talking to things to make sure they are there. lol.

I have not bought an ipod yet either because 1. I am poor and 2. I also thought they would be hard for me to understand. Glad I can now narrow it down to one reason I cannot buy one.

I think Jason should let you get a Coach cover for the iPod because the damn iPods are expensive, you don't want a little scratch or ding to it right?

Yay to your sister having a baby! My sister is pregnant and due in August. She is 4 years younger than me and yet all of our kids (except this almost-arrival) are the same ages.

Noah--cute as ever.

Jaycee

Thanks Amalah! You always bring the funny and I love you for that! Just had a stressful e-mail from my sister and reading you improved my mood a ton. My 44 year old friend has an eight month old--her other son is 25. Yikes! How old is your sister anyway? Glad everything went okay for her! Congrats!

L

Whaaa? Where did the fun link to the pictures go?

Jem

I totally missed St Patricks day 'cause I was sick. *cries*

Amalah

blackbird - camera phone! objects in photo are less white than they appear! Those sandals are actually a beige-ish cream color, but in that photo the white sequinthings kind of took over.

Sorry. Just had to defend myself there, because really. Carry on.

mapletree7

We want pictures of baby Nicky!

Starbuck

Reasonable doubt-cakes? Love it!! That was an awesome post, well worth the wait. And all I can figure is that you were such an excellent juror that they had to have Jason, too!

minnie

holy crap noah's HUGE! i agree with zoot. who the hell IS that kid?

Bethany

Oh, dude, I talk to inanimate stuff all the time. It scares my husband because I get sad about inanimate stuff. Like when we sold our house in TN and moved to MO. I cried for a week because I was worried our house would miss us and think we sold it cause we didn't like it......yeah but I was serious. There was actually talk of seeking psychiatric help. Oh wait I already did that. Anyhoo, Really cute pics, congrads on aunt-hood and How do you sleep with an Ipod IN your ears????

miss cavendish

My husband bought me an iPod for my birthday in June and I can't. figure. it. out. Did you actually read the instructions or have a tech-y person help you? I would love to play some songs before my next birthday.

Amy

Just wanted to let you know you're not alone with the weird family issues -- my brother and oldest sister are both old enough to be my parents, about the same age difference between you and your sister. My sister in law to said brother and said sister, both were pregnant when I was, so our kids are 2 and 4 months apart.

ssheers

thanks for the laughs.

I love the shoes!

Anne

A few days ago at Lohman's I saw Kate Spade iPod cases on clearance for about 10 bucks. They were blue and green and oh so cute and cheap!

kerri

Cute sandals! Now if it would only quit SNOWING! here, I could bust mine out of the closet.

Also: shamrock shakes are like liquid crack. Only better. And greener. ;)

Broad

You two are both rockin' the strawberry blonde hair. Outstanding.

And what kind of sandals are those?

Amalah

Broad - Bandolino.

Also, for everyone commenting on the size of my laptop?

IT JUST FELL ON MY FOOT. THE ONE WITHOUT THE BROKEN GIMP TOE. FUCKING OW OW OW.

AND ALSO OW.

jen

My iskin came in the mail today. I bought it on ebay. It really doesn't add that much bulk to the nano and I feel less like I'm handling a hand grenade. I've only had my nano for about a week and it is so small that I keep losing in the junk next to my computer. The cover has two layers and the bottom can be used on its own. Mine is pink on top and white underneath. The white will glow in the dark. Good for when you are drowning out the action movies after dark. Also, the ipod has a sleep timer. Set it, and it will turn itself off.

wordnerd

I didn't understand a thing you just said. Blame the angelbaby. Scrolled right thru you, honey! Now I'll go back and read. And try not to let the adorableness distract me this time...

Jessica

CRIED while laughing imagining the whole waking up to Eminem thing. You are too funny! That description rivals the IKEA entry.

In other news, I never understood why certain comments from readers got bloggers so upset sometimes. Started my own blog and now I get it. So Sorry if I ever said anything slightly rude or assvicey. If I did I hope you deleted me like I deleted the a-hole who left my email address as his own.

the kim half of glamorouse

1. I thought you guys were in the middle of winter - what's with the sandals?

2. that is the biggest, widest laptop I've ever seen in.my.life.

3. Forget trying to suck us in to a conversation on a bag for the nano, what happened in the quest for a nappybag come handbag came stylish accessory. Or did you just get bored and live with the grey one?

4. Forget your gut, Noah's gut in that laptop shot is awesome.

the kim half of glamorouse

5. and congrats on becoming an Auntie again!

sar

i hope you haven't heard this a lot, but i bought an iPod nano around Christmas and the shit already broke. fuck Apple. :P

vasilisa

oh my... I'm so separated from other mommies in this world, that up till I just read this post I thought I was crazy for talking to the cart and all these other objects. With my son around, of course... ahm... that's my excuse...

And the baby is so darn cute! almost as cute as mine ;-)

PS: I'm getting addicted to this blog.

Amy

I just wanted to say Noah is a cutie-pie!!
A friend and I went to McD's for a shamrock shake, and they had no clue what we were talking about. What is that? I hope you enjoyed it. Enjoy one for all of those who don't get to.

Ashley

Amalah-
Try the hard plastic case that snaps on the front of the ipod- I think it the brand is Agent 15 or something like that. They carry them at the Apple stores. I hate the soft plastic but this one really works!

Just Linda

Give your sister my email address and we can commisserate. My last one was born while her 2 oldest sisters were at college.

Evidently, people like your sister and me get dumber with age instead of smarter. (ha! just kidding... I'd do it all again if I had the choice... because? when I'm in my 50s I'll still have someone to 'go get me a tissue, fill my water, find me the remote' and the rest of ya'lls kids will be long gone when you get that old! ha!)

Jessie

Wow, that was a busy week! I just entered this century too with my very own brand new ipod nano, and it is currently rocking my world. However, every time I listen to it my husband freaks out about me going deaf because of the headphones and the news stories about them and tells me to turn it down because, damn, I'm already pretty deaf and he doesn't need me to be completely deaf by the time we have children.

(Apparently I felt I needed a long comment to match the longness of your post, which was, in fact, very long but also very enjoyable.)

Denise

Long time lurker, but I had to delurk to thank you for providing some much needed comic relief. I also talk to my keys, which is probably not acceptable, given that I have no child to camoflauge my actions. On a related note: Noah? Makes my ovaries ache.

(Am keeping your mom in my thoughts. My own just celebrated her official remission status.)

Joy

I love my ipod too! I have a few good tips for you that I tried to scan to see if anyone else said but didn't notice it, so here goes.

I fall asleep with my ipod a lot. To avoid 3 AM shocker wakeups, you can do two things. The first is to make a playlist on itunes (Much easier than it sounds and Jason can help if you get overwhelmed) of "Fall Asleep Music" or "Mellow Chick Songs" or whatever that is Indigo Girls-like sleepiness.

The second thing is to turn on the "Sleep function" on your ipod before you go to sleep at night. Just go to the main menu, scroll down and select clock, and then select sleep timer. Then you can listen, enjoy, and sleep without the real Slim Shady jumping in.

I hope that helps.

Mega Mom

Delurking here to make an important observation. Your child should not be sleeping on his stomach before he is a year old.

Bwa hahaha. You were all hating on me about to curse my ass out of here. It was a JOKE! 2 of my 3 slept on stomachs. I'm not so convinced of SIDS research.

Just thought I'd give you a burst of sarcasm. Everyone was all the laptop, the iPod, the cute baby blah, blah, blah.

That is one handsome boy though.

Big Gay Sam

"...I woke up at 3:30 am to the BLARING PROFANITY of Eminem, completely baffled and disoriented, and I hit Jason several times because I thought the clock radio was going off and MAKE IT STOP SLIM SHADY, ACK. "

I read this and laughed so hard my belly hurt. :P

Noah gets more precious every day. LIke I said earlier, you and Jason do good work. :)

Y

This post kinda made me fall in love with you all over again.

P.S. Tell Jason I'm going to send him a picture of what a "stomach that needs a' tuckin' in" looks like and I PROMISE YOU, once he sees it, he will NEVER SPEAK THOSE WORDS TO YOU AGAIN.

Ana

I totally bought the Coach Nano case. Couldn't help it! I was actually waiting patiently for it ever since I saw their iPod shuffle cases. Last week I checked and there it was. I got the Nano soho case and it is precious.

Hannah B.

Oh, and? The nano-nano thing? I have been coveting the iPod Nanos, and walking around saying, "Nano, Nano," totally sounds like something I would do and even better, like something that would annoy my husband who is not all that easy to annoy so today during lunch I asked him if he would find it annoying if I got a Nano and then walked around, "Nano, Nano," and he said yes, he probably would. And for some strange reason that made me a little happy.

Cris

Holy Crap Batman! Noah is growing up so fast! At this rate, he will be in kindergarden next week!

The whole fam is looking great, love the shoes :)

madrigalia

This is the best entry I've read here yet. Well worth the wait.

Sarcastic Journalist

That baby story? Reminder of why I need to go on birth control. My coochie is out of the baby-making business.

Mr. Noah looks beautiful, as usual.

Kristen

Cute kiddo and nice use of a boppy. I think I used it like ONE time for nursing.

And, ohmigawd, you let him sleep on his stomach?

LOL. I gave in around 5 months and she finally slept for longer than a minute.

Carrie

If you're thinking of buying an iPod cover, CITY magazine has a few suggestions:

http://www.city-magazine.com/musthaves_31.html

I bought #5 and I absolutely love it. Almost more than the iPod. :)

Krisco

Congratulatins on becoming an aunt again! And how fun for Noah to have a cousin his age. That's great. I hope they live nearby. (I've been a reader for awhile but if you've let us know that, it wasn't since I picked up the story....:)

Jenna

I was all "I'll tell her about the sleep timer and will finally have a really good, insightful comment, and she will LOVE ME FOREVER." But then 87 other people already had. And I felt like a tool. Yet still compelled to comment. Awesome.

Ali G

there's a sleep timer? really? i am totally in love with my nano, but probably can only work about 5% of its functions... i also am too embarassed to admit this to my techophile boyfriend who purchased it for me. esp since i still haven't managed to register it, after nearly 4mos of ownership... but i'm sure all of this could be fixed by a cute coach cover.

how cute is noah, with his patience for mama's conversation with inanimate objects? congrats to your sister - you'll have to post pics!

i have jury duty in a few weeks - please tell me the courtrooms are wired for wi-fi...

wren

What I love about reading you is that I am guaranteed a laugh. GUARANTEED. And there are days I live for that.

Wren

Malia

Man! We don't have cool things like Shamrock shakes at our McDonald's here!!! That just sucks!

Malia

Jess

Didn't read all the comments so forgive me if this has been covered and I'm blind, but please share, where are those amazing shoes from?

LOVES them.

Isabel

We have the iHome, so you can wake up to your iPod. What does my husband choose to wake us up to?
"...Shot through the heart, and you're to blame. Baby, you give love a bad name..."

Yes, Bon Jovi.

Not a good way to start the day. I about had a heart attack.

Oh, and the Shamrock shake. Had never heard of them until this post. But I went to McDonalds on my way home on Friday night. Just wanted to let you know that We have them here in Seattle. And they're freakin' good! Thanks!

joy

i like it that your site remembers me. because i am special. i can only say how truly blessed that your office workers have a colleague that would go to such lengths to get them green sludge shakes. no wonder they make you balloon animals and shit.

HipMamaB

Amy - EBAY! Ebay has cute Coach and Juicy iPod holders very cheap!! Yes, you pay $15 shipping from Singapore, but they are cute and cheap! :)

Oh, and I thought the whole "white before memorial day" rule went out the window in 1964? No? Maybe us Californians are just cooky that way

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