April 03, 2010

Saturday Night Ramblings

Easter is upon us. Eggs are dyed. I always buy one small gift for each boy to keep from overdoing it on the candy. They still hide eggs.

I will miss when that little tradition stops.

I feel certain Bones knows there is not an Easter Bunny, but he's not about to tell me.

We were at dinner last night when he looked be straight in the eye and said, 'So, Mom, do you think the Easter Bunny knows how much I'd like the game Mag for the PS3?"

And then he stared me down. All straight faced and all.

I said, "Umm, no, probably not. Is this some blow 'em up game?"

He nodded enthusiastically, "It's not rated M. It's T for Teen."

Like that makes it OK.

Nothing says He has Risen like receiving a blow 'em away PS3 game in the Easter basket. Then again, the whole candy thing is a bunch of bunk too.


I have seen the movie The Blind Side four times.

This is what makes it an oddity. 1) I don't watch movies at home. I cannot. I have too much to do. 2) I absolutely NEVER watch movies more than once. It would make me insane. I don't read books twice and I don't watch movies more than once.

I love this movie.

It is... wholesome. There is no gratuitous sex, no gross profanity, no blow 'em up violence although there is one gang scene.

The movie makes me laugh and feel good.

And my favorite part is still Kathy Bates talking about the Body Farm and UT football. That cracks me up.

I guess my other favorite part is Tim McGraw. Wait, did I say that out loud? Heh.


I have a lot of guests in my home. The political views range from so far right, it is nearly Nazi, to so far left it is absolutely communist.

I have been dreading this week for so long, I tried to think of a way to send my kids back from Atlanta without me.

It has been actually a good week so far, no fighting or nastiness.

Only once did a potential fight break out when the discussion of Health care came up at the dinner table, during dessert. One person is adamantly against it at all costs and the other person thinks everyone should have the highest level of healthcare possible... for free if needed, supplied by the government.

And as it got heated, REALLY heated, I said quietly from one end of the table, not making eye contact with anyone, just focusing on the cake I was cutting, 'I think we're done with this now."

There was a pause, I looked up from the cake to find 13 sets of eyes staring at me, I smiled sweetly and said, "This discussion is over now. No more. Thank you."

And with that, there was a slight pause and the discussion moved on to something more civil.

I was glad I didn't have to pack up my stuff and leave because if it got too ugly and nobody stopped, that was my next move. I'd already made reservations at VW's house...

The family is in the process of getting my father in law permanently in a wheelchair. It is time. I think it will improve the quality of his life since he's not able to move so freely and he's missing out on family events as he can't move throughout the house.

The walker, at this point, is inhibiting his socialization.

The new iPad came out this past week. Seriously, they couldn't think of a better name than iPad? It sounds like a technologically advanced feminine hygiene product.


I'm working a lot of hours right now, pushing towards 30 hours per week, while still being a Mom first and foremost, which puts a strain on my equilibrium. I'm working a very cool project of which I'm proud.

The face of my group is changing and people from other companies have been seeking us out to do some work that we all used to do in a previous life.

It appears that some of THIS work could be coming. I've never done work on that type of craft and I think it could be interesting, something cool to put on the resume. I'm pushing away from it right now, however, as I'm so swamped with my current job, I can't see working anything else, but just the fact I could be working that project... is very cool to me. It makes me nervous, but it's cool.

It feels important.

I think Teresa is plotting to get me killed, but I'm game. I'm looking through the links she gave me and figuring out how to turn off my flash and sound on my cell so next time you get pictures of the trashy skanks in Aisle Four.

Why should I be the only one who suffers?!

Posted by Boudicca at April 3, 2010 04:06 PM

I so love reading the Bou world updates. Thank you. Happy Easter to you and the family!!!

Posted by: Mike D. at April 3, 2010 08:56 PM

Bou. Really? The Blackhawk? ugh. SOOOO cool.

Posted by: kay at April 3, 2010 09:17 PM

Bou - Unfortunately, YouTube is considered as comment spam so I couldn't post the link to the YouTube video about the iPad. Search on iPad MadTV.

Posted by: Denny at April 3, 2010 10:08 PM

Mike- Happy Easter to you! I have to post a picture of my Easter hydrangeas sitting next to all the pellet guns. Good Grief.

Kay- I'm excited, nervous, but excited. Right now, it's been passed to a colleague, because I'm absolutely swamped in a nozzle, but I was told by my boss that I needed to brace myself. I can't imagine not working fixed wing...

Denny- So I'm not the only one who thinks this is a ridiculous name?! I need to look it up. Seriously, they didn't have a marketing department do some research on what the public would think of this name?

Posted by: Bou at April 3, 2010 10:27 PM

Nobody is happy with the iPad name - nobody - even people who are devoted Apple fans and never say a bad thing about them hate the name. But it does have everyone and their friggin' brother talking about it - so maybe the name worked in its own way. *sigh* I hate that kind of marketing. Although I may get one eventually - it all depends on how things shake out with it over the next few months.

Now... me? plotting? *blink*

I know you can take care of yourself and really... I feel a need to see these weird photos... just to show these people exist everywhere.


Posted by: Teresa at April 3, 2010 11:21 PM

The door is still open (and always will be).

Be nice to Teresa, she and i both know you know karate. Use it to knock down some stuff in the store as you run! Besides you had some great hints, drop food as you run, pretend you are on the phone GRIN.

And a side note. My bil use to fly the blackhawks. Need info, let me know! I got some great pictures of me standing by one.

Posted by: vw bug at April 4, 2010 06:15 AM

He is Risen! :)
The boy is downstairs in his Easter finery - playing his Wii with the cordless Wii motes that were in his Easter basket :)

Black Hawks! super cool

Posted by: patti at April 4, 2010 08:24 AM

Happy Easter, Bou and family!!

Google can go suck a rotten egg. Nothing up but the standard Google logo today. Do they realize that Christianity is still THE dominant religion in the world? Most North and South Americans and Europeans, as well as most Africans and Australians would identify themselves as Christian. So what is with the inability to at least acknowledge Easter with a simple lily or even go the secular route and put an Easter bunny there?

Posted by: PeggyU at April 4, 2010 01:01 PM

By the way, I think video games are pretty standard fare in Easter baskets for boys. I kind of miss having the daughter around. :(

We dyed eggs last night. It was a uniquely male experience. I left the three of them in the kitchen with the egg dyes. We have an egg with "hair", a black easter egg, and an egg dubbed "Project Hideous". At one point they yelled from the kitchen, "Hey Mom, can we dye a lemon?" At least they changed their minds about making an egg with a butt crack ...

Posted by: PeggyU at April 4, 2010 01:06 PM