Monthly Archive: February 2007

My mind is an unusual place 12

My mind is an unusual place

Random weird thoughts I’ve had recently. Why does Bruegger’s call the soup I ate Italian Wedding Soup? That gives no description of it whatsoever. I ordered it because it was the only soup on the list not “creamy” or “cheesey” so I felt it was safe for my mild lactose intolerance. But – I had no idea what it would be and was just banking on my general love of soups when I ordered it. Do you know what it should be named? Yummy Beefy Soup With White Things (barley?) And Green Leaves (spinach?). It was SO GOOD. Way better...

My hero. 18

My hero.

Ever since LilZ took those drama classes last summer, he has wanted to test out his chops at a real audition. Since I’m lazy, I’ve never really found where to go to find out when or where auditions for what plays are. And honestly? It’s not something I felt like really encouraging because I know it’s a path littered with broken dreams. (Man. That’s just depressing.) Well – we found out there was an audition this week we missed (of course) but that they were opening it up during call-back night for boys LilZ’s age since there weren’t a lot...

Talky Talky 15

Talky Talky

One of the most valuable lessons I have learned as LilZ has grown up is that All Children Are Different. LilZ didn’t start reading when most of the kids his age did, and some people in our family made a big deal about that. “Why isn’t he reading yet? So-in-so is! You need to work with him more!” I really enjoyed hearing that because (a) it was assuming that I didn’t work with him – which couldn’t have been farther from the truth and (b) passively implied that there was something wrong with the speed at which LilZ was learning....

Local dialect 9

Local dialect

I have been watching the local news in the mornings since the weather has been so sporatic. One day I have to scrape ice off my car and the next day I’m wearing shorts and blowing bubbles with the kids in the front yard. I like to know what to expect from the weather before I get dressed as well as knowing how to dress NikkiZ. Of course, it doesn’t do any good to tell LilZ what to expect because he’ll still wear shorts when it’s snowing and a sweater when it’s 70 degrees outside. He’s at that age where...

Don’t Mess With Texas 18

Don’t Mess With Texas

Do any of you live in or around Austin, TX? I’m going to be there for the SxSWi conference March 8th – March 16th and would love it if I had someone to eat a meal or two with while I was there. (Let’s not discuss the fact that I’ll be away from my family for that long. I already feel sick just thinking about it.) Or even better – if you’re going to the conference itself I’d love to hunt you down so I can follow you around like a lost puppy. I’m needy like that. I’m looking forward...