I am feeling truly uninspired. So, I present to you some completely random and not-at-all-earth-shattering thoughts, perspectives, and happenings for you to ignore at your discretion:
- If you set your Pandora to the Dr. Dog station, you will not be disappointed.
- In my almost 33 years, I have gone from the toy advertising demographic to the home catheter delivery demographic. How did this happen so quickly? And can we discuss this ad for a moment? They show a really hot delivery guy at the door of a middle-aged woman, bearing a box-o-fresh catheters. Isn’t that just what you want ladies? To not only have bladder issues, but also have your catheter delivery guy look like Brad Pitt (let it be known, I don’t really care for Mr. Pitt, but no one else came to mind)? Poorly researched marketing in my opinion.
- I have found that saying good-bye to things helps with toddler transitions and tantrum avoidance. Let me explain. If Owen wants something he can’t have, or if we need to move on to another place or toy, we say “bye-bye” to the current place/toy/object of desire. It gets exhausting to say good-bye to every single thing in our house, but it really seems to ward off the tantrums. Okay, some of the tantrums.
- Since moving to San Antonio, we have stopped listening to and watching the news. It’s bizarre - we used to have NPR going all day, and then watch the local news at night when we lived in DC. Perhaps it’s because DC is a very political town, so there’s pressure to be up on your current events. Otherwise, you’re a real dud at a dinner party. I can tell you what happened on 3 back-to-back episodes of Criminal Minds last night, but I seriously have no idea how things are going in the Middle East these days. Good? Better? Worse? Someone get me in the loop in as few sentences as possible.
- Speaking of Criminal Minds, I totally had a celebrity sighting at Whole Foods here in San Antonio - none other than Thomas Gibson from Criminal Minds and the smash comedy hit, Dharma and Greg! Aaaaaaannd I hear crickets. What’s that you say? You don’t know who the hell he is? Well, neither did the cashier when I whispered, “There’s that serious guy from Dharma and Greg.” He just sort of…blinked. Well, then, stamp my bread card, sir, and I bid you good day! I’ve got a semi-celebrity to follow into the parking lot.
- Running is hard. If you decide to run a half-marathon, I highly suggest you exercise some time in your life beforehand. If you are a person who excelled only at 4-Square in childhood, I would not recommend jogging in adulthood. Take it from me - you don’t have the chops.
That is all. Here are some pictures to make reading this sort of worth your while:
And one oldie, but goodie. I love the new toddler model of Owen, but I still get squishy over the old days.
Have a happy Thursday! Maybe you’ll run into an obscure television actor!