annuin: (Eddie Izzard Stupid Fucker Period)
I realise it's been a while since I was a kid (shush!), but when did Easter turn into a gift and card giving holiday?

And what the hell is with the jelly beans?

Matilda got given a really age inappropriate Easter gift basket... somehow I don't think something containing felt tip colouring pens and a journal is really something for a 13 month old. Apparently it was bought for her because it had a doll in it. The doll has a fabric covered styrofoam head, the eyes and nose are plastic and glued on, and will pop off in no time at all, and the wool hair is easily ripped from its skull, which Sparky (their dog) already helped with when he got a hold of it. The doll has "flimsy choking hazard" written all over it, unfortunately.

And then there was the candy she doesn't/can't/shouldn't eat.


Apr. 6th, 2009 12:19 am
annuin: (Ally Sheedy You Got It!)
I was going through some photos, given that I've been uploading stuff to my Flickr account, and came across some from Halloween 2007.

Here's a picture of the Jack Skellington pumpkin I carved:

And some more... )
annuin: (Apparrliss)
So, we finally have Dashiell in something resembling a normal sleeping pattern (third night in a row where he's gone to bed somewhere between 8-9pm and slept til 5-6am, for him a *huge* deal), and then Matilda just gets worse and worse. She just pulled an all-nighter, pretty much. Well she had one or two of those <10 minute micro naps, which amped her up completely, but obviously doesn't do much for me beyond make me extremely frustrated.

I just canceled and rescheduled the tour of the school that I was going to go visit later, because I honestly don't think it's going to be a good idea to get in the car in an hour and drive around after not having slept yet, and having slept poorly yesterday.

Currently she's calmer, as I put her in her seat in front of the tv for a few minutes, so she's watching PBS/Sprout. It seems to be distracting her, which is good, because she was bouncing off the walls not 5 minutes earlier and driving me to the point of wanting to scream.

If I'm really lucky, she'll pass out within the next 5-10 minutes. *sigh*


Mar. 25th, 2009 10:30 pm
annuin: (Squee)
... for all the birthday wishes for Miss Matilda :)

annuin: (Black Adder Face Sodding Your Shut)
Prez is listening to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio play... I have decided that I need the ability to create one of those "Someone Else's Problem" fields. Sounds totally awesome.
annuin: (Ally Sheedy You Got It!)
Okay. Weirder than finding high school people, is finding primary school people.


LOL... and finding some of my cousins on there too. And some of their kids O.O


Mar. 23rd, 2009 08:43 pm
annuin: (Ally Sheedy You Got It!)
... which sounds kinda ick :P but it's a networking site, primarily Dutch oriented. A highschool friend sent me an invite looooooooooooooong long ago, and I finally succumbed.

I'm having one OMG! moment after the other, finding people from my highschool class there. So bizarre after 14 years (zomg, I can't believe it's that long >_<).
annuin: (P&P Dear LJ So Fucking Bored)

Link courtesy of Grey_Loki


Mar. 20th, 2009 07:07 am
annuin: (Oh No Manny)
OMG I'm over this weather.

Wednesday it was warm and sunny, and I could sit outside without a coat or sweater on while the kids played, and it looked like Spring was finally on the horizon. This morning it's SNOWING again.

ENOUGH ALREADY! *headdesk*
annuin: (P&P I *AM* Smiling)
"Has anyone else noticed that life is all about arse. You're either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, busting it or trying to get a piece of it."

A comment someone relayed earlier in IRC, which made me laugh.
annuin: (Ally Sheedy You Got It!)

Taken from a very funny site with motivational posters relating to RPG games... so anyone who's ever done some D&D or WoW or LotRO etc. will likely get a good chuckle out of most of these:
annuin: (Eddie Izzard Stupid Fucker Period)
So, I have a Facebook, as of about 3 weeks ago. Yes, I fail and I'm probably the last person in the world to get with it and join.

On FB, I have this Circle of Moms application, which is essentially all kinds of parenting forums. One of the ones I'm on, is a March 2008 group, given that's when Matilda was born. I figured it might be interesting to have a look-see.

I still have to wonder at the intelligence of some people when their posts are titled "Anyone with a 10 month old?"


Why yes, you dumbass, pretty much everyone else, considering they had a baby IN THE SAME MONTH YOU DID.

Oy vey. Can't even blame it on the pregnant stupids anymore 10-11 months after the fact.

In other news: Facebook totally beats Myspace any which way from Sunday, and sends it home crying to mama.
annuin: (Matilda)
Happy New Year to everyone!

I have been a bad LJ person. I haven't kept up with anything the past 2 or so months, and obviously have not posted either. It is likely that such will be remedied shortly.

In the meantime, here are the kiddos:

August '08

More )
October '08

More )
annuin: (Help STFU)
Am I weird for being disturbed by the fact that I saw a toddler, of about 3 years old, at a Babies-R-Us with a French pedicure?

I get maybe painting your daughter's toenails with pink or some other funky colour... but having them receive a French pedicure? a bit much methinks?
annuin: (Vyvyan up yours!)
Could you please stop hiking up your postage rates almost every other month? It's getting to be kind of ridiculous at this point, and thanks to the recent 4 cent hike to international postage that I wasn't aware of, I now have several birthday cards that will be late, besides costing me 90 cents postage to get it sent to myself with a "not enough postage" rubber stamping on the envelope.

I think you guys have hiked the international rates by about 10 cents in the past year alone... at least actually get my fucking mail there faster if you're going to keep charging more and more money.


Dear UPS,

May. 16th, 2008 04:32 pm
annuin: (Vyvyan up yours!)
Thank you for purging your tracking records. Not.

I'm really enjoying the fact that the package tracker is telling me that the item I ordered that was shipped yesterday arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, in November 2006.

I'll try and pick up a Tardis with my next Amazon order, so I can go back and collect the other item that was shipped...

annuin: (P&P Made Of Awesome)
So I was going through my inbox deleting old and trash email, and came across this one, that's been sitting in my inbox since 2002. It seems I got this joke off a newsgroup at the time. It still cracks me up.

Two nuns, Sister Marilyn and Sister Helen, are travelling through Europe in their car. They get to Transylvania and are stopped at a traffic light. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a diminutive Dracula jumps onto the hood of the car and hisses at them, through the windshield.

"Quick, quick!" shouts Sister Marilyn. "What shall we do?" "Turn the windshield wipers on. That will get rid of the abomination," says Sister Helen. Sister Marilyn switches them on, knocking Dracula about, but he clings on and continues hissing at the nuns. "What shall I do now?" she shouts.

"Switch on the windshield washer. I filled it up with Holy Water in the Vatican," says Sister Helen. Sister Marilyn turns on the windshield washer. Dracula screams as the water burns his skin, but he clings on and continues hissing at the nuns.

"Now what?" shouts Sister Marilyn. As Dracula hangs on. "Show him your cross," says Sister Helen. "Now you're talking," says Sister Marilyn as she opens the window and shouts, ... "Get the Fuck off our car!!"


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