oh yes, before you read on, I feel that I should let you all know that my kids have been banned from Debland a long time ago. I didn't have the freedom of expression I wanted when I knew they would read it. It is now password protected in our house. :) Didn't want you thinking they read/saw all of this.
1. The Curvy Girl vs. Old Navy debacle - So I go on Old Navy, and while their clothes aren't trashy or anything, check out what they've decided to call their latest ad campaign...
It's called "Short Circuit". Are they trying to mock me? How do they know my current brain status as of, oh, the past 10 mos or so? Why can't they call it "No, you're not a crazy person", or "We'll help you look somewhat non-mom like?" Even something like "Put these on and pretend that everyone thinks you look cool?" No. They had to choose "Short Circuit." A reminder, that not only are you probably a harried mom/student/violin virtuoso (ok, that is taking it a bit far), but that you also function like one. Great.
I so want to write ads. I tried last fall, but Dodge and "The View" just didn't see my veiled brilliance. When, oh when, will I be discovered?
2. School- my big project got graded- I actually got a 96% on it! How can I describe how I feel - , shocked, elated, relieved, dubious? Many emotions and thoughts did transpire. Got a 90% on my final, and I am waiting for my overall grade to be posted tonight...I'll keep you posted. (no pun intended)
3. Mother's Day dinner with Sean's family...I immediately ordered a Cosmo upon my arrival, which helped lighten the potential for conflict. Actually Sean's brother was most gracious (and careful) when he spoke to me. Sean's mom kept trying to eavesdrop on my conversation with Sean's sister Kirsten. No biggie, but I found myself amused by it. They ordered some weird appetizers...grilled kangaroo, and fried alligator. The alligator I get, but who would want to eat a kangaroo? I declined politely. Maybe it's all of these years I've spent reading about Pooh and his friends to the kids...
4. Finally, for now, I want to leave you with the song I was listening to while writing most of this post. This is a totally absurd song from the '80's written and sung by Eddie Murphy. It is called "Boogie in Your Butt." I found the unofficial video that was made for it. I don't recall an actual video ever being released with the song. Anyhow, I think the song is hilarious (not surprising to many of you). So, I thought I would give you a laugh on this rainy, windy Monday morning.
Maybe I should go ahead and order some "Short Circuit" clothing. Might be fitting given my admiration of this song and video.