charliesmum: (British men (by phurie dae))
Back in September, after a silly conversation on [livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe's journal wherein I made a silly version of the Lama Song in honor of her new apartment getting, [livejournal.com profile] chavvah said she wanted a lama song for her impending thesis. I rose to the challange, (more or less) looked up the original Lama Song lyrics, stole from it shamelessly, and made a 'thesis song' for her. Well, recently to my infinite delight, someone deemed it worthy to go onto Metaquotes.

The coolest thing is someone said she was going to print it out and hang it in her office so the grad students could see it. Something sort of cool about going from electronic to actual print, isn't it? Even if it isn't 100% my own work. Well, it's parody, I guess. Parody counts, right?

So, Charlie has been saying that his new favorite fruit is "Durains". I couldn't for the life of me figure out what he was talking about. Was he mispronouncing something? If so, what could it possibly be? Today the mystery was, at least partially, solved. He pulled me into his play room and pointed to his television, where "Mario Sunshine" was doing whatever it the game is supposed to do. Charlie pointed to this large, bumpy, oblong, yellowish thing that Mario was kicking around and said, "That's a Durains.'

Oh.

I still don't know if he actually named the fruit himself or if it is actually what they call it in the game.


Half the offices in my building were closed today for Columbus Day, as was Charlie's school. Why is this a day off sort of holiday? Do people have to stay home all day cooking their Columbus Day feasts? Are there big parades I'm somehow missing out on? Do people dress up as Italian sailors and put on pageants? Why is this a day off holiday, and why do I never, ever, work for a company who believes in it?
charliesmum: (Default)
Back in September, after a silly conversation on [livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe's journal wherein I made a silly version of the Lama Song in honor of her new apartment getting, [livejournal.com profile] chavvah said she wanted a lama song for her impending thesis. I rose to the challange, (more or less) looked up the original Lama Song lyrics, stole from it shamelessly, and made a 'thesis song' for her. Well, recently to my infinite delight, someone deemed it worthy to go onto Metaquotes.

The coolest thing is someone said she was going to print it out and hang it in her office so the grad students could see it. Something sort of cool about going from electronic to actual print, isn't it? Even if it isn't 100% my own work. Well, it's parody, I guess. Parody counts, right?

So, Charlie has been saying that his new favorite fruit is "Durains". I couldn't for the life of me figure out what he was talking about. Was he mispronouncing something? If so, what could it possibly be? Today the mystery was, at least partially, solved. He pulled me into his play room and pointed to his television, where "Mario Sunshine" was doing whatever it the game is supposed to do. Charlie pointed to this large, bumpy, oblong, yellowish thing that Mario was kicking around and said, "That's a Durains.'

Oh.

I still don't know if he actually named the fruit himself or if it is actually what they call it in the game.


Half the offices in my building were closed today for Columbus Day, as was Charlie's school. Why is this a day off sort of holiday? Do people have to stay home all day cooking their Columbus Day feasts? Are there big parades I'm somehow missing out on? Do people dress up as Italian sailors and put on pageants? Why is this a day off holiday, and why do I never, ever, work for a company who believes in it?
charliesmum: (light saber (by aramley))
Stupid title, I know. It isn't really even a Manic Monday. It's just a Monday. Another Monday in a long line of Mondays...

I forgot to tell everyone that Charlie had is first piano lesson on Saturday. He did very well. I was afraid he would have trouble saying focused, and there were a couple of times where he sort of drifted off, but all in all he really followed directions well.

I realise this is coming from a doting mother, but I really think he has the potential to get really good at piano. He picked up the things the teacher was showing him very quickly.

The bridal shower was lovely, by the way. My cousin rivals Martha Stewart with her amazing entertaining talents. She made her own truffles, for goodness sake! And her own fruit tarts! And the food was amazing. The cousin for whom the shower was being thrown got some amazing gifts - she is marrying into a very big, very Italian family, so there were many gifts. I got her a Rachel Ray Cookbook and it turns out she is a fan of same, so go me.

Prior to the shower, my mother, Charlie and I went to The Outlet Stores in Flemington, and got some bargins. I got a really cute Liz Claiborne purse for $15.00. And this cool drapy sweater thingy that I'm wearing right now. Charlie was extremely patient while we shopped, following behind and playing his gameboy, but at one point his patience snapped and he said, 'Not another dressing store!'

To counter the abject boringness of this post, I would like to point you in the direction of the always entertaining and thought-provoking [livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe, who broke the internets recently by commenting on the movie The Wedding Crashers, and how she found a particular scene really unfunny. (don't click if you don't want to be 'spoiled' for the movie, by the way) She got many, many comments. Then someone metaquoted her, and people weighed in with their opinons in no uncertain terms. Many more comments there.

Whether or not you agree with her POV, the whole subject is very thought provoking. And lively debate is always fun, I think.
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Stupid title, I know. It isn't really even a Manic Monday. It's just a Monday. Another Monday in a long line of Mondays...

I forgot to tell everyone that Charlie had is first piano lesson on Saturday. He did very well. I was afraid he would have trouble saying focused, and there were a couple of times where he sort of drifted off, but all in all he really followed directions well.

I realise this is coming from a doting mother, but I really think he has the potential to get really good at piano. He picked up the things the teacher was showing him very quickly.

The bridal shower was lovely, by the way. My cousin rivals Martha Stewart with her amazing entertaining talents. She made her own truffles, for goodness sake! And her own fruit tarts! And the food was amazing. The cousin for whom the shower was being thrown got some amazing gifts - she is marrying into a very big, very Italian family, so there were many gifts. I got her a Rachel Ray Cookbook and it turns out she is a fan of same, so go me.

Prior to the shower, my mother, Charlie and I went to The Outlet Stores in Flemington, and got some bargins. I got a really cute Liz Claiborne purse for $15.00. And this cool drapy sweater thingy that I'm wearing right now. Charlie was extremely patient while we shopped, following behind and playing his gameboy, but at one point his patience snapped and he said, 'Not another dressing store!'

To counter the abject boringness of this post, I would like to point you in the direction of the always entertaining and thought-provoking [livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe, who broke the internets recently by commenting on the movie The Wedding Crashers, and how she found a particular scene really unfunny. (don't click if you don't want to be 'spoiled' for the movie, by the way) She got many, many comments. Then someone metaquoted her, and people weighed in with their opinons in no uncertain terms. Many more comments there.

Whether or not you agree with her POV, the whole subject is very thought provoking. And lively debate is always fun, I think.
charliesmum: (Darcy (by angelamaria))
[livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe [livejournal.com profile] metaquotesed me!* I'm all famous now. Such an ego boost to be metaquoted. Silly little thing, but there you go.

On the Guardian online today there is an article about the new Pride and Prejudice movie staring whatserface and some other guy. I don't have a huge desire to see it, as I don't think a 2 hour movie can do justice to the story line, and also that the Colin Firth version was the definitive version. The author of the article agrees with me slightly and has this to say about the 'new' Darcy: (And watching this new and rather pallid Darcy wandering about his woods, you can't help wondering when the real chap is going to pop out of the shrubbery with his shirt dripping and order the impostor off his land.) Shirt dripping. Hee.

What do you think of this Portrait of JK Rowling? I think she looks really unhappy. I get the whole box/barefoot thing is supposed to show the abject poverty she was living in whilst starting Harry Potter, but I think there ought to be a look on her face that shows she is happily creating a new world. Or something. What do I know about art?





*yes, I know 'metaquotesed' isn't a word. Work with me, here.
charliesmum: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe [livejournal.com profile] metaquotesed me!* I'm all famous now. Such an ego boost to be metaquoted. Silly little thing, but there you go.

On the Guardian online today there is an article about the new Pride and Prejudice movie staring whatserface and some other guy. I don't have a huge desire to see it, as I don't think a 2 hour movie can do justice to the story line, and also that the Colin Firth version was the definitive version. The author of the article agrees with me slightly and has this to say about the 'new' Darcy: (And watching this new and rather pallid Darcy wandering about his woods, you can't help wondering when the real chap is going to pop out of the shrubbery with his shirt dripping and order the impostor off his land.) Shirt dripping. Hee.

What do you think of this Portrait of JK Rowling? I think she looks really unhappy. I get the whole box/barefoot thing is supposed to show the abject poverty she was living in whilst starting Harry Potter, but I think there ought to be a look on her face that shows she is happily creating a new world. Or something. What do I know about art?





*yes, I know 'metaquotesed' isn't a word. Work with me, here.

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