Site Meter Elsie's Space: September 2007

Elsie's Space

Location: New England, United States

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Just Stuff

Thanks, Jack, for your inspiration. It all turned out pretty good.


Look, you can't even see the edge of the planter on this one!
Not too bad for Mrs. Brown Thumb!
Winston, Pats 3-0. My Tommy sure seems to know how to handle the ball. And he's on the new cover of GQ! Guess I'm not the only one.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Oh No.....

Daughter is thrilled with the newest American Girl doll. What thrills her most is that "Julie" is the newest member of their historical collection -- from 1974. 1974?!!! I didn't realize that being 13 then would make me historic now. Daughter thinks it's very funny. Personally, I don't get the joke.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Too Sexy??

I know it's probably wrong, but I think it might be nice getting thrown off a plane on occasion.

I Let Go of Pluto...

but I can't bring myself to let go of Australia.

Daughter was studying geography last night, specifically continents. "Do you know all the continents, Mom?" "Sure, I know the continents -- North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia." "No mom. Australia isn't a continent, it's a country in Oceania." "What?" "Australia is in Oceania." Now, here's where I feel really stupid. "No, sweetie, Australia is a continent." "No, Mom. Oceania is the continent. Australia is part of it. So is New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and a bunch of other little islands." Was there a big news story that I missed? She proves her point by showing me a map (printed in 2006) she got in school.

First Pluto, now Australia. Will this soon be a trick question on Jeopardy? Probably not. Those people probably know already. I feel so uninformed. Who made this decision, and how could they do it without talking to me?

"You learn something new every day, Mom." You sure do. Oceania. Sigh.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Bunch of Insignificant Thoughts

Redbox -- the greatest thing since sliced bread -- where you can rent a movie for $1.00 on your way out of the grocery store -- basically a DVD vending machine.

Things I've heard from children recently: Daughter --"You look pretty when you're sleeping, even when you snore." Son's friend -- "Happy birthday, Mrs. C., you're not as old as you look." Six-year-old neighbor boy -- "My dad says you're sorta cute in a middle ages kind of way." Same six-year-old "My dad sleeps in the bed, my mom sleeps on the couch." Kids will tell you anything!

Daughter -- "I want to take violin lessons," which sounds worse than any of the above. Ugh. Guess who rented a violin yesterday? And why haven't I been able to convince her to take piano lessons when there's a piano in our living room?

Led Zeppelin is going on tour. How many people under the age of 40 will attend?

I'm not so sure it's a good thing being a Patriots fan today.

Why does grooming the dog cost as much as grooming myself? He doesn't even get color!

How can so many boogers come out of one head?

Do everyone's kids get invited to at least one birthday party per month?

Why is the amount of time one takes to prepare dinner directly related to how late one's spouse will be getting home from work?

How excited am I to see Donald Sutherland starring on a new series?

There's a squirrel that has no tail living in our yard. He's been named "Mutant Squirrel Thing." I've been trying to get a photo, but I'm scared to get too close now that I know he's a mutant.

When will everyone's own conduct be more important to them than the conduct of Hollywood's finest?

I'm feeling lucky today.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Are You Ready... (ladies only)

for some football, Liz? Here's New England's own Tom Brady, three-time Super Bowl champ. Best quarterback in the NFL. And now you know why I've become a football fan these past few years...
I figured I needed to reply to your post on rugby. We don't really do rugby here, but we sure do handsome.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Scenes of Summer

Fighting off a summer cold (feeling sick and miserable), and being too lazy to write, here are a few of my favorite summer moments. The children are back in school, so for us (no matter what the calendar says), summer's over. To every thing there's a season....