Thursday, August 31, 2006

I don't like Bob Dylan. Or the Beatles. You knew that going into this relationship, so don't start throwing it in my face now, dammit. But I am so freaking intrigued that Cate Blanchett (among a ton of others) is playing Dylan that I might just someday pay to see the biopic. Link via Stereogum.

We are currently experiencing a tropical storm here in the third world country where I reside. Again.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I've had three job offers in two days.

I turned down one.

I'm mulling over the other two.

I'd really just rather be a mommy.

I told a couple of people about this blog just yesterday. It was sort of liberating to admit that the "Proud 6", as I call my readership, are those I know and love.

Of course, I have loads of ways of drawing in a bigger audience. But, I chose not to do so....I instead hope to please my adoring, but small public as best I can with my limited and poorly-written posts.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

AGAIN with my china! I had no idea it was so hip.

And, as you might add, again with the burritoes.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

It's been Weezer Week here at Whilst. First, "Island in the Sun" has a random prominence in our Netflixed children's movie, "Aquamarine" (don't bother unless you want to see Emma Roberts now to compare to later, when she is a big star). Then my son puts "Don't Let Go" on his "Awesome Rock Songs" iMix (just after "Gold Digger" by Ludacris and just before "Daft Punk" by LCD Soundsytem). And upon surfing the Internets I find out they've broken up and I'm so sad.

But they haven't! See? And better yet, they have my china! I think maybe Rivers got married along the way, maybe even in '92 - '94 like we did.

Eagerly awaiting the next Weezer moment.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Last night I wanted a quick, easy and light dinner. I decided to split a chicken adobe burrito with my son from Whole Foods. I glanced at the nutrition information. BIG MISTAKE. The thing has 900 calories! With 45 grams of fat! What in the WORLD???

I tried to research the Whole Foods burritoes but came up short using only the Internets. Here is one of my ideal scenarios at Chipotle, though, and note that it is sans tortilla! Once you eat this, your day's allotment of calories is about gone my friend. I've had a rude burrito awakening:

Chipotle Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:
1 Burrito Bol

Amount Per Serving

Calories 1004

Calories from Fat 410

% DV*

Total Fat 45g

Saturated Fat 12.5g

Cholesterol 136mg

Sodium 2859mg

Total Carbohydrate 100g

Dietary Fiber 16.5g

Sugars 9g

Protein 50g

Vitamin A 128%

Vitamin C 74%

Calcium 14%

Iron 14%

Chipotle Nutrition Results provided by:

Friday, August 18, 2006

Family game day has been expanded to include THE GAME OF LIFE...and I enjoy it. I'm only slightly impatient - much more than during Battleship and a lot less than during checkers. I will own to getting down if I have to pay a lot of taxes and my heart sank a bit when today I adopted twins immediately after giving birth to a bouncing baby plastic blue boy...the day care square was not far behind. My children eagerly go for the high salary and the glamour careers - while I toil away, buying up stocks and making sure I have full auto and home coverage. I didn't buy the beach house, prompting my two to call me crazy, and I found no joy in drawing a LIFE card giving me forty grand for winning the Pulitzer, since that just isn't gonna happen.

Life. When did it get so boring?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

There is a bit of a catfight going on in mi casa.

Beyonce vs. Xtina

Here is exhibit A - I do hope you'll side with me. Ms. Aguilera has the pipes but the WW2-era stuff isn't quite doing it for me.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Summer 2006. Well, that should be the title anyway. After my transmission went defunct, and my husband's lovely grandmother died, and various other little things (always the little things) made us sad or mad or frustrated, we were able to get away to the OBX and see things we'd not seen and relax and enjoy time that passed almost too slowly - a novelty and a fantastic one. On the way back we ate at Wilbur's BBQ, an Eastern NC institution. I'm not sure if this is where it happened, but it might have been, and what happened is I picked up a bit of a salmonella infection.

Good. Lord. In. Heaven. Almighty.

I'm still having post-traumatic stress syndrome from the full week of hell that I endured. A bright spot is the weight loss but I do not, repeat, do not recommend the diet. My children were scared, my husband was the picture of patience and support, my parents came to the rescue, and I basically laid in bed unable to take fluids much less jello or a cracker and focusing on the intense pain 24 hours a day for days that seemed to never end. And then the nights. Oh God the nights.

I'm better now. Better enough. A proud moment was taking the children to our first (and only) Bulls game of the season and seeing Kevin Witt hit a lefty homer into our section to clinch the win. I've also attempted the farmer's market and gotten hold of some good ole okra and fragrant peaches. Today we might just venture downtown and see what's what.

The summer is slipping away and I'm pissed I missed a whole week of it. But I'm back in the saddle now and plan to ride this baby out til the bitter end.