Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Scottish wedding chic
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Playpen smooshy face
This amuses me to no end. In fact, I'll leave El Stinky Pants in there until I get to see the full smooshy face effect. Yes, I am a good mother.
In other, more wholesome, less laughing-at-your-child's-expense news, Ollie is enjoying the fall leaves with photographer/friend/nanny/dog-wrangler Melissa. She prefers to capture Ol in the thus and so of autumn colors....
Ah, glorious Ollie in all of his glorious glory.
Eating a leaf.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
An Ollie a day keeps the blues away...
I've been abysmal at keeping a baby book for Stinky Pants. Maybe this will work? Ollie, I love your teddy bear hat, and I don't care who knows it. Unfortunately, your head's getting too big for your ear flaps. I don't think we'll make it through the season. Luckily, you still have your booties. Your fabulous, fabulous bootays.
As much as I love to dress you up in your ear flap hat and your flamboyant booties, it's time for your nap. Mommy's going to kick back with the Gilmore Girls, now on E4. I loves you E4, and I loves you More4 for bringing back ER.
Monday, September 22, 2008
The Disnifictation of the Muppets or "Say it ain't so, Walt!"
Saturday, September 20, 2008
We drove two hours to a beach with no beach.
Nice little high street with pretty little boutique-y shops. But, man, with the dog and the baby, it's not like we had a chance to see very much. So, that left a meal on the pier and a quick high street drive-by which amounted to "Oh, pretty coffee shop. I think. Hey, don't drive so fast!"
Okay, CNN playing the whole "Sarah Palin Unveiled" or whatever. I can't write pithy comments on the Suffolk coast. Book banning whackjob.
Nice specs, though.
Friday, September 19, 2008
What the electoral map has taught me....
The More You Know, right?
Monday, September 15, 2008
In retrospect, things I DO miss about New Jersey
So, I'm sitting here with my morning coffee and my lovely socks (see above) and scanning our summer beach pictures. I come across this one...
When you're an expat, you find there are some things you miss about your country and other things you miss, well, not so much. I suppose things falling in the not-so-much category would be the ever-present-in-your-face flag waving. Like you aren't really an American unless your business/place of residence is covered, tip to toe, with American flags. And what's with the "American Owned" thing? Why did they feel the need to advertise the fact? What are they really saying, er hum? I sometimes find American patriotism to be cloying and dangerously nearsighted.
The U.S. New Jersey. The beach. Things I do miss....
1. Tastycakes! I was particularly partial to the Cream Filled Koffee Kake Cupcake. Oh-la-la.
2. Wawa. Affordably yumtastic coffee. I do miss you, my pet. But what is up with the Pancake Sizzli? Bad, very bad (and this why Americans are fat. Very fat.)
STATION BREAK, or, YES, I AM A HYPOCRITE. I do realize everything I miss so far is food and crap food at that. So, hold onto your hats for number 3...
3. Hoagies! Cheesesteaks! I'm talking proper Italian hoagies and cheesesteaks, folks. It's a world of difference (and a thing of beauty, no?)
4) Italian Delis. God, I sorely missed these, even when living in DC. Growing up, you never realize that a town or city could exist without a proper Italian deli. Yet, they do. And we're the worst for it, really.
STATION BREAK, PART LE DEUX, or, CAN JACKI THINK OF SOMETHING SHE MISSES THAT IS NOT FOOD RELATED?
Er, um, friends? Family? Oh, I know...!
Le Target. Sing unto the angels!