Wednesday, May 30, 2007


So, it was my 15 year high school reunion. The cool thing was seeing people you haven't seen in a few years. But, you know why you don't see them much? Probably because you don't have much in common with them. Anyway, I met my friend's husband for the first time. I liked him, he was really nice. Before the "party" we went to my brother in law's house. It's always good to catch up with them. Then on to the party and the food was not bad, but small portions and we had paid $20 a person (it was to cover other expenses, but whatever). Anyway, after the dinner portion, that was the only organization there was. The rest of the night was a booze fest. Not much fun if you aren't a drinker. Luckily there were some people that can consume responsibly and so we still had some people to talk to. All in all, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Last day of 3rd grade!

Ok, so it's not MY last day, but it's my last day of 3rd grade homework. Guess what. On the last assignment, I got 16/16. Oh, nevermind, to give credit where it is due, it was an ORAL report, so my daughter got those points. But, I scored well on my writing and display; she read it well though. The funny thing is that we made a book instead of a poster because I don't have poster board just laying around. She got a note on her report that praised her for that. It was great because I told her it didn't HAVE to be a poster. YAY! Actually, she did great in 3rd grade. I'm proud of all the work she did. Oh and her teacher rocked and the kids were lucky to have him.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Funny story I nearly forgot

Ok, so this kid walks into the class room and said, "Hey, guess why I was late coming to school today,"

With that sort of lead in, you just have to know so I of course said, "Well, you went to eat breakfast?"

"No", comes the reply. "My poop was stuck and wouldn't come out." Short pause here. "Hey, Nikki, do you know what was in my poop."

I was sure I knew at that point, but can't spoil that fun. "No, hun, I don't."

"Corn! There was corn in my poop."

To which I have to reply, "Yeah, that happens sometimes."

All this happens while the dad is standing there trying to hide. He then informs his son that he doesn't have to share the story with EVERYONE that day. Poor dad, but we thought it was hilarious.

yay work

I don't know why I've been at the same job for 12 years. They drive me nuts, but oh well. I guess I'll probably be there forever.

All my kids are leaving soon! I'm getting new ones next week. The sad part is the ones I adore are leaving the center. Some are moving to the school age room, but not all. I lost one yesterday and I think two today. Ok, gotta grab the camera and head out. Busy night tonight. If it doesn't rain, I'm going to go see a baseball game and then head to karate for Corey.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The girl's first show

Corey had her first concert the other night. She saw clutch live. It was about 1000 people from what I hear. All I know is it sold out. Anyway, she had a blast and got some drum sticks and was near the stage the entire time. Too fun. Poor kid slept most of Saturday though.

music meme from la daddy (see links)

Ok, so it's really from a post of his at blogfathers (also linked)

What song do you hear that takes you back to high school?
In highschool I listened to tons of stuff. I mean seriously from the 50's stuff my mom had around (Bill Haley is a favorite to this day) to the stuff that was out on the radio at the time (like Guns and Roses and Motley Crue,) and stuff that wasn't on the radio much (like Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, Billy Idol, Anthrax, Fabulous Thunderbirds) as well as Beastie Boys and such.

But the song that I didn't really listen to a lot, but that reminds me of high school is Come as you are by Nirvana. I swear. Why you may ask. It's because when it first came out, my friend Jeff played that on every instrument he could find. I mean, the guy is obviously a good musician, but dang get a new song. Now when I hear it on the radio I think of band class.

What song do you hear that really fills you full of regret?
Regret? The lion sleeps tonight because it reminds me of my dad. Makes me regret not hanging out with him more. You know teenagers, they don't hang with their parents. Now that he's gone, I don't get that chance. I don't regret much in life, but that's the main one.

What song restores your faith in humanity?
I guess I'm still looking for the faith. Ok, I'll say "I love chocolate milk" by scribble monster

What song truly makes you smile?
Most music does - well except sad songs, but even then it's a good thing. In the mood made popular by Glenn Miller

What song can’t you wait to play for your kid?
My kids listen to whatever we do anyway, so they've heard everything

What song didn’t used to mean anything to you… and now it really does make an impact?
no answer, still thinking

What song takes you back to college?
Anything by the Beastie Boys, DRI, Body Count, lots of things. I lived in the "arts" dorm. Lots of music. Oh, but I'll pick Rancid's Ruby Soho just because I had to defend my love for Rancid to the CCP (capital city punks) several times. The whole sell out thing is frustrating. I thought you made music SO you could make a living at it.

What song would be the first song on your iPod if you were stranded on a desert island?
Whatcha Want Beastie Boys (well, at this second!)

What band influenced you the most?

Suicidal Tendencies I guess. Good attitude.

Ok, so

I decided to add a new blog where I can write all the other crap that isn't about my kids' activities. So, it begins.