1. How about some giveaway winners?
2. Speaking of Project Runway... really? The quilted diaper outfit didn't go home??!? Uhm. We also didn't think Christopher's grey/black outfit was as bad as they made it out to be; I think he might be one to watch though I'm not quite ready to commit to my final predictions until next week. Tonight, we would have picked the other Michael who worked with the farmer/warrior/Dutch peasant/fortune cookie hat.
3. Clearly, I am not part of Philip Treacy's target demographic.
4. Bridget's newest trick: the snappy retort. Example:
Me: Bridget, eat your dinner.
Bridget: Eat YOUR dinner!!!!
Me: Bridget, it's time to get your jammies on.
Bridget: Get YOUR jammies on!!!
5. The girls were looking at pictures (from the December 2005 folder, to be oddly specific) while I was making dinner tonight, and we all had a good cackle at this one that I'm certain has never seen the light of day:
That's Gracie, circa one year old, licking the powdered sugar off the little chair that used to be in our kitchen in Colorado Springs. The night before I had made Christmas cookies, and she discovered that I hadn't cleaned up properly the next morning. I grabbed the camera while on the phone with my father to catch her in the act.
6. My new favorite show:
The Neistat Brothers. We watched the first two episodes tonight. I'm certain my Smiling Disorder was in full effect (you know, watch an enjoyable movie or show with a Willis Sister and you'll note that we smile throughout the whole thing). If our smiling wasn't so creepy, it'd be funny. Wait, wait, I mean, if our smiling wasn't so funny, it'd be creepy.
7. Our beloved Pottery Barn couch and chair turned 14 years old recently, and they have gone from "wearing out gracefully" to "fraternity house basement furniture" with alarming speed in the last few months. We hate to replace them while we are living in the house with the Skylights of Doom, though the Gymnast Children Who Also Destroy Grass Everywhere They Live aren't helping anything either.
8. I watched a segment on Real Sports (another HBO show—we really make good use of our HBO subscription) last night about the new research that may explain many cases of Lou Gehrig's disease. It was shocking and emotional, and I was all shaky after watching it. Click here to read a good article about it. Public Service Announcement: TAKE CONCUSSIONS SERIOUSLY.
9. Have you heard of Annie Leonard before? This movie is really interesting; she has others, too. We aren't always the greenest family on the block, but we are tap water drinkers 99% of the time.
10. Nana, Papa, and Bailey left yesterday; tales of bison, gold mines, frogs, and other adventures coming soon.