Monday, March 19, 2012

Sideburns: Update

Just in case you were wondering... 

Here is the current status of my pregnancy*/baby-induced sideburns:

should I add a braid?  maybe some beads?


*dear God NO I'm not pregnant, what, do you think I'm really THAT crazy!?

Clearly I'm Obsessed...

Friday, March 9, 2012

No Hope

So I'm looking for some slip on shoes.  WHO HAS TIME TO TIE SHOES WITH A 13 MONTH OLD? Not this cat.

Headed to Nordies yesterday and tried on some Tom's, and I looked completely redonk in them.  So I sent Tyll a link to a pair that I thought were decent and looked comfortable.

From: AustinAli
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 10:33 AM
To: Tyll
Subject: shoes

Are these really ugly?  So I want some slip on shoes but I hate toms.  Help!  Should I just get converse? 

From: Tyll
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 10:34 AM
To: AustinAli
Subject: Re: shoes

Jesus when did you become 45?
(that's a yes)

Le sigh.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bad Parenting 101

Class Description: Sit back and learn about how one mom in Austin Texas single handedly turns her once angelic baby into a terror toddler.
Assignment #1:  Please refer to the video below.  Pay close attention to the end, because we will be discussing this during our lecture tomorrow.

I'm sorry, who are you?

My husband is a big man

OK I know I've been MIA.  I know.  ARE YOU AWARE THAT HAVING A 13 MONTH OLD MAKES YOU CRAZY BUSY?  Well, it does.

Moving right along.

Logie and I returned from HEB today to find our bug guy spraying his [highly toxic] "organic" liquid all around the garage doors.  My first thought was, "shit.  Now we are going to subtract 5 years off of our lives just by driving in the garage" as I held my breath.  Then my next thought was, "shit.  Now this strange man knows that I'm home alone with a BABY."

And this guy was a freak.  I mean, he was nice enough, but I immediately got a giant case of The Willies.  WILL-IES.  Not Willis.  Willies.  

After a few friendly "oh hellos" I walked past this random man who was now standing in my garage and deposited Logie in his playpen then headed back out to the garage to grab the groceries.  Bug Guy was busy installing hidden cameras all over my garage putting glue traps around and was milling about, so I said, "yuck, bugs.  It's so funny -- my husband is so afraid of bugs.  And you totally wouldn't think he would be, because he is this REALLY BIG guy.  Like this big, huge tough guy being terrified of spiders and scorpions just doesn't seem right, does it?  heh heh.  Well, he's about to be home for lunch so I better go make his sandwich.  Thanks again.  Oh, I need to wait until the garage is closed so I can SET THE ALARM, ok?"

Friday, March 2, 2012

three little birds

I know I've been MIA.  I'm aware. 


I have one quick thing to say.

Willis and I were just on the back porch listening to Bob Marley (Willis is completely stressed [UGH WORK UGH!]  and by the way I can still hear Mr. Marley singing away) when I had this thought.

Anyway, I said to Willis....

"My dad is so awesome in so many ways, Willis.  But I'll never forget his words of wisdom.  His best ones were when I was going to school.  It was the day he dropped me off for college, filling my gas tank full of gas.  His words of wisdom were this:  'If someone doesn't like reggae music, find a new friend.  RUN.  It's as simple as that.'"

And you know what I've learned?  It's SO true.  I was "friends" with a girl in college, and I remember her telling me that she didn't like reggae music when I first met her.  My instincts told me to run.... But I thought, "oh, she must be an exception."  BUT WHO DOESN'T LIKE REGGAE??  Guess what?  She wasn't an exception.  I should've run.  Not like it even matters at this point, but it's so true.  WHO DOESN'T LIKE BOB MARLEY?? 

Pops was right. I still live my life by this "rule." 

carry on.