Today's RTT is courtesy of Jenni from Oscarelli!
Jenni is someone I have actually met and hung out with. We played together for two days at BlogHer last year, and I'm SO lucky to have met her. She's super smart and funny and wry and honest. Believe me, you would want to have her as a friend. She lives in Washington D.C. with her neato husband Nelson and two darling and busy boys, Oscar and Miles. If you don't know her already, PLEASE check out her blog.
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But enough of that.
Without further ado, I now present to you Random Tuesday Thoughts, Oscarelli style.
Random Tuesday? I got your Random Tuesday right here!
*I'm coming out of RTT retirement for Gretchen. So now she owes me. You know, I actually MET Gretchen in real life about a year ago at BlogHer. I was treated to a live rendition of feminine hygiene commercial. She was hilarious and she nailed it. She felt it. It was...moving. I may have started menstruating right then and there.
*I was at NIH for this nutrition study the other day and the building had one of those humongous automatic revolving doors? Do you know them? They are like four or five times the size of your average revolving doors and they have motion sensors so they only work when a person is inside. BUT, they have a fail safe so no one can get smashed. Anyway, like five or six people walk through these giant doors at once, and I was going through this guy kept trying to slip through when it was almost closed, so the doors would stop moving, STOP! And then I'd stop, and the lady behind me would step on the back of my shoe and the guy would pull back from the door and it would revolve again then he'd try to get in again and this happened three times. I mean, did he not get it? Why not wait 10 seconds for the next revolution? Why cause the mutilation of my heels? I mean, yeah, it was 107 degrees outside, but if surely 10 more seconds would not have fried him.
*Speaking of the heat, boy howdy has it been hot over here on my side of the states (DC, for those of you that don't know.) I'm pretty sure I saw a bird panting on Thursday. Do they even do that? Some evil genius must have activated a weather machine because this kind of heat is just not right.
*My dog has seasonal allergies and itches all the time. There is nothing to be done. There are balls of black fur littering every corner of my home. They are beginning to encroach on our living space. I'm not sure what to do. Is this what vacuums are for?
*The other day my dog was scratching and her leg started thumping on the floor and she starting bark, bark, barking! She thought someone was knocking on the door, but it was HER OWN LEG thumping on the floor making the noise. Thank god that dog doesn't have to work for a living. She'd never make it in the real world.
*I realize this is a totally first world problem, but does anyone else's cleaning lady put stuff away in the strangest locations? Like, shoes in the bottom of the china cabinet, baby monitors in the toy bins, random toys in the clothes hampers, gift cards jammed in to bookshelves? I'm not sure if this is a passive aggressive way of telling me that I leave too much crap on my floor, or if she's deliberately trying to drive me slowly insane.
*I washed and dried an entire load of my 4-year-old's laundry with a purple crayon. So that was fun.
*Last night my 2.5-year-old refused to wear his pajamas. Instead, he wanted to wear a full set of day clothes including socks and a baseball cap. He was pretty pleased with himself. And you know what? After he woke up, I just let him wear those clothes all day long. One less costume change. He may be on to something...
*I've decided that I just can't take Christian Slater seriously. It's like he's constantly doing a Jack Nicholson impression. What is up with that? I mean, I like Bill Clinton and all, but I don't go around eating Whoppers and doing interns all day long. That does sound fun though.
Okay, that's as random as I've got. I have to peel myself off my chair and go take my third shower of the day. Go see the other Random players and keep it Random folks. Stay cool.