Archive for August 6th, 2008

Check It

If you want to see pictures from my Nashville trip, visit my other site, drowningindoghair.blogspot.com. It’s okay. I know you want to. I’ll see you when you get back.

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Okay, so here are a few pictures from my Nashville trip.

All of these pictures were from the inside of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. It was so freaking ginormous and beautiful. Plants everywhere and acres and acres of glass on the ceiling.

It was fun, but I didn’t do anything organized like a concert or tour. I did get to see The Dark Knight, which was bitchin’. Loved it. I did go downtown to B.B. King’s Blues Club and had great ribs and saw a cool blues band.

Oh, and Laura Bush was the keynote. This is what she looked like from my seat:

And here she is on the big screen:

Her speech was okay, but she made a mistake, calling the National Reading Panel the National Research Panel. Slightly different entity.

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Baby Talk

Why, for the love of Pete, did I teach her to say “up”? Every time she sees me, it’s “up.” Even when she’s in my arms, it’s “up.” She’s sitting at my feet as I type, playing with her shoes, saying, “Up, up, up, up, up, up…” Wouldn’t it have been better if I had taught her to say, “Would you please be so kind as to lift me into your arms for a moment, mummy?”? Instead of teaching her to sign “more”, I could have taught her, “Mightn’t I have another bite, please, mother dear?”. Or how about these:

“I’m finished eating. Could you please take me out of my highchair and place me gently on the floor?”
“Would you be so kind as to wipe my bum, love?” (Cockney accent included.)
“I have shat in my nappy. I need a change, please.”
“Would you please turn on C-SPAN? The president’s press conference is about to begin.”
“Could I please use the Internet? I need to check my portfolio.”

Got any more?

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