So, so wrong…

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Reason #171 I feel like playing in traffic sometimes

ETA: the URL title includes the F bomb, surf at your own risk.

ETAA: Okay, so the site above is somewhere between mean and deeply mean spirited. Did I ever claim to be the nicest girl on the block? (well, at work I claim to be the “nice” one compared to my coworkers, but that’s mostly a joke).

It’s just, sometimes I read posts on Babycenter or look at pictures on the above linked blog and think, “Why you and not me?” We waited a long time to try and get pg and it hasn’t happened (yet?) and yet babies have babies every day. Should I have just cashed in my morals and values*and had a baby in high school? What was the point of waiting for exotic extras like a college degree, home ownership and money in the bank (well, OK, maybe not that third one…sigh)? Would I have been better off trying to get knocked up at prom?

I just remembered that my Dad reads my blog every day, so let’s replace that last sentence with “Would I have been better off just becoming a nun the day after graduation?”

(And then let’s all collapse in giggles at the thought of THAT).

(Hey, Dad, can you imagine how much I’d have to censor this if Grandpa could surf the internet? Ha!)

As Barbie says, Math is Hard…

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So I’m checking out my bracket (Louisville: Welcome to the Dead to Me list) and I notice that the main page of the Yahoo bracket thingy says that my bracket is in the 98th percentile for brackets. I’m alllll excited until I realize that this does not mean that my bracket is better than 98% of brackets, but that it is better than 2% of brackets.

Oh well.

(Full disclosure: this happened last year, too).


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Nothing interesting to say (as evidenced by the subject title, sorry). Newest Members of the Dead to Me list: Memphis and Xavier (what the hell was I thinking? Actually I know what I was thinking: “Xavier is a funnier name than Pittsburgh” also known as the “Gonzaga will go ALL. THE. WAY” rule I used in 2007).

Hope all is well with all (three) of you.


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First, I wish I had titled this year’s birthday post “Still 29 after all these years.” I may stay 29 again in 2010 just so I can do that.

Second, I have nothing else interesting to say. It’s nearly the weekend, hooray! (Yes, I know I just had two straight weeks of 4 day work weeks, so what??)

Indiana wants her…

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So I guess I have to give Mom back to Indiana. Yesterday, my actual 29th birthday, was awesome. I wish I could say we did all sorts of fabulous things, but it went like this: donuts, grilled cheese, home improvement TV, walked the dogs, more TV, dinner, watched the Candidate, sent Gene to bed, more TV, etc.

(Hmm. I just realized that no one sang “Happy Birthday”. Awesome! I am totally not one to like being the center of attention).

Right now we’re watching the DIY network. Soon, we’ll go to lunch then we’ll go to the airport. I hope Mom has had as much fun as she said she has.

BTW, apropos to nothing, Mom and I did end up watching the Purdue/Washington game, although we had to watch it on White Dog because the CBS affiliate down here was showing the UNC/LSU game. No one new on the Dead to Me list…yet.

LaineyD’s Staycation to Indianapolis

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(aka: My Mom Visits Cheesecake City)

(I swear I’ll make it up to Indiana again…no later than October, I swear)

Anyway, Mom is here and we are having a great time! We took her to lunch at the Thai restaurant near the house then we hung out at home and watched a little CNN (as most of you know, my mom is a total news junkie) and then I remembered I had errands to run. So I dragged her to the dry cleaner’s (where the owner thought she was my sister, awww) and the library (where, due to her influence, I ended up with 3 books instead of just the one I had on hold).

(You know what I love? Going to the dry cleaners and the library at 4 pm instead of in a rush after work when I just…want…to…get…home).

(New to the “Dead to Me” list…Utah, West Virginia, Boston College, Tennessee and Florida State. I also was wrong about Wake Forest beating Cleveland State, but while that wrong choice is haunting me all the way to the Sweet 16, I fucking hate Wake Forest so it pissed me off to have them making so far in theory anyway).

Anyway, I need to get rolling. Gene is supposed to take Scooby to the vet for a vaccination (fun!) and then we’re going to the mall and the clothing store (new pants! Hooray!). One thing we are not doing is watching the Purdue vs. Washington game because Mom has told me that the team does better when she doesn’t watch and I neeeeeeed Purdue to win so they don’t end up on the Dead to Me list. (I have them losing to Connecticut next round so they can lose then).

(One last aside: Have you ever known someone to know so little about sports yet care so deeply about a bracket?)

another silly topic…

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So, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has started and this is the third year in a row that I’ve filled out the bracket on Yahoo. Let’s all take a moment to remember that I know almost NOTHING about basketball (I attended many, many Purdue basketball games as a child, but mostly for the copious amounts of free popcorn).

I just checked, and so far I have been right on 11 of 16 games. On the “dead to me” list so far: Brigham Young (what was I thinking? Must be all those episodes of Big Love…), VCU (whatever that is – and why did I think an 11 seed would beat a 6?), Butler (seriously??? how dare you let me down?), Illinois (then again, that looks like an upset* and who predicts those?) and Clemson.

Not that anyone would ever ask my opinion, but I agree with President Obama that UNC will win the whole thing.

(Okay, of course I don’t know if it was an upset, but I know that *I* am upset! Ha).

wow, 9 days??

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Apparently I haven’t written anything in nine days. Sorry.

Gene’s home from NJ, supposedly for good. Mom arrives for a 4 day weekend o’ fun tomorrow at noonish. Work is fine, a little stressful. I haven’t taken more than 2 or 3 real lunch hours in weeks. At the rate I’m going, the Target store in town is going to close if I don’t come up with reasons to go. (Actually, that’s a lie. I was just there last weekend looking for socks and cleaning supplies).

I have been spending an overwhelming amount of time playing Crazy Cakes on It is beyond addictive. I have finished all the levels (I think) and now I’m just playing the tough Master Chef levels over and over again. My shrinky-dink says that, while it’s nice that I’m serving cookies to woodland creatures in a game, I need to not play it so much, especially so close to bedtime.

Something else silly to admit… I end up playing Crazy Cakes when I have writers block or when I just don’t feel like reading anything I’ve written. It’s crazy, but I feel like playing Crazy Cakes when I am home at night and then when I get to work I think of all these things to write, when White Dog is at home and I’d be in serious trouble for whipping out the laptop anyway.

(See? You haven’t missed ANYTHING).