Thursday, March 30, 2006

Soooo excited

That we are finally having good weather!

Leia is very happy to finally go "ow-side!" We've been taking walks in the stroller and running up and down the sidewalk and in the yard several times a day. I've procured a sandbox, but there's no sand in it yet so for now that's inside. We also ordered her a Little Tikes swingset/climber thingy that I can't wait to set up. It's been a lovely and much needed change of pace to get out and get some air.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Guitar Hero = Best Game Ever!!!

Jeff came back from a trip to LA last Monday raving about Guitar Hero for PS2, and quickly decided he had to have it. Now, I am a total non-gamer type, but I have to say this game is awesome. You get this fake guitar and you play along to the music, and it's so much fun. Of course Jeff is way too good at it which takes some of the fun out of it for a mere mortal like myself but it's still really cool.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Nerdy Moms Unite?

Saw an article in the local newspaper today about "Punky Moms" (

Punkymoms is an "alternative" Mom's group, the "tattooed, pierced, rock-n-rolling, coffee drinking, cigarette smoking, toy collecting, comic book reading...creative...breast wearing mamas" (You get gist. Look at the website if you want the whole list.)The idea is that you had a certain (punky, presumably) identity before kids, and why should you have to give that up simply becasue you've procreated?

Here's a quote from a member: "They understand if you want to wear black, if your hair is blue, if you want to be all-cloth diapering, or if you want to raise your kid a vegan."

Sounds good to me. More power to you. My question is, where are the Nerdy Moms??? And why are we not better organized? My Google search turned up bupkis. What of the Mommies who are closet Trekkies? Who don't think math class is particularly hard? Who over-intellectualize every parenting challenge because that's how we approach everything else in our nerdy little lives? (Perhaps I should have looked up Trekkie Mom.)

Alas, I am too introverted to take this on as a side project (and there's also that stupid D I am supposed to be writing). Heck, I'd even take Geeky or Dorky Moms, although I've always thought that Nerd was the least offensive of that class of terms.

Maybe I'll just get a tattoo and call it a day.

Thursday, March 16, 2006



OB/Gs and ABDs

So I rewarded myself for writing a WHOLE PAGE this morning by starting this I can write something else, I guess. Something less torturous and more fun.

I went to the OB/GYN for a checkup last week (fun, right?). The doc asked me if I was working or staying at home with my 17-month-old daughter. I said I was at home and was also working on the Big D. She said:

"Oh, wow. I don't know how you do that. I'd rather take a big test any day. I like my hoops to jump through to be specific and defined. That sounds so hard."

Personally, I think med school sounds pretty hard, not to mention residency, but hey, that's me.

She and the nurse mused on and off for the next few minutes about how it must be tough to find time to write, etc., blah blah. Then the nurse asked me, "How can you do that?"

I blurted out, "I can't."

Truthfully, I can't. Not as I've been working up to this point. My writing has been too slow and too in the margins for me to ever get anywhere. And the fact that I seem to think it is not possible is probably not great either.

Ugh, what a downer! I didn't mean for that to happen. But that is my truth right this minute, and I'm sticking to it.