Monday, December 29, 2008

5 year old MMS

Being entertained by a 5 year old who has a cell phone

Green toilet

You save water if you flush up for liquids and down for solids. I flushed up. Didn't work.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My nephew Ethan

The other day we ran into the Skinners at Golden Spoon (the second best frozen yogurt in town). Ethan comes over to sit on my lap. I immediately notice his green tongue. He admits he has been snacking on M & M's - his favorite candy.Then the following conversation ensues:

Jane: Ethan what do you want for your birthday since it is so close and everyone is only talking about Christmas

Ethan: Something, Something dinosaur

Jane: Oh is that the remote control one. '

Ethan: Yes it is so cool and probably bigger than me

Jane: What else do you want?

Ethan: A remote control car

Jane: What color?

Ethan: Blue

Jane: How about silver (which is wrapped and already under the tree waiting for him)

Ethan: ummmm no, you can give a silver one to my friend and I will have blue

Jane: Anything else

Ethan: Yes Star Wars I love Darth Vadar, he doesnt even scare me

Jane: Ethan you are so darn cute we should get a picture

Ethan: Ok, but I want it of my green tongue and your long one

He has won my heart for sure!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mom will you hold?
2 Purses
1 baby doll
1 jacket
1 hat
2 pairs of gloves
1 pretend IPOD
1 rose

In the meantime my phone is on my hip and my keys and lipstick in my bra.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday KT!

December 1973 my mom bought me a phone for Christmas. It was a really cool red one with yellow as the accent color. I carried that darn thing with me everywhere. At 2 I had a really hard time finding a friend to understand my phone fettish or one that liked the color yellow.

Little did I know that 3 days prior in Pasadena my phone friend was born. Connected at the hip with the coolest Pearls and the same sense of humor.




I will always love you!

Happy Birthday!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's all in a name

My name is Laura (this post is not meant to confuse anyone who thinks my name is really Jane).

My name is pronounced LAR A not LOR A. That said, I have never corrected anyone when they have said it wrong. While slightly annoying the general population usually will call out LOR A. Probably so much so that I don't even realize it half the time.

Growing up Tami used to beat up kids at the bus stop if they said it wrong, she would let my teachers know and lord help any guy that I dated. She even corrected my assistant when she answered the phone incorrectly.

I have the best voicemail in the world. "The voice" recorded it saying LOR A. While I didn't even think about correcting it big sister would nag everytime she called.

So it is fixed. And my New Year's resolution is to pay attention when it is pronounced incorrectly. It may be difficult at work now that 1000 people know me as LOR A.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Our personal shopper

I am convinced that Diane should become a personal shopper. In her spare time she is always looking for a good deal and finding items that match perfect to just about everyone I know.

Today as I was walking out from the recital I look and she 3 of the 5 people in my car wearing items that she picked out or gifted to them.

How lucky to have a talented personal shopper in our world!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The shirt was free

Jessica to Aunt Tami:
"Your shirt has the same words as my underwear!"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Megan mocked me

Proclamation: I love body suits. Yes the ones that snap underneath and fit snugly to your body. And yes I know (according to Megan) that it is so 1980’s. I am just happy they fit (and Claire on Heroes wears them too).

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Exercise Partners

The last time I ran 3 miles I vomited. My exercise partner while very sympathetic kept pushing to get me to finish.

Yesterday I ran 2 miles or attempted to. Less than 1/4 mile into it my exercise partner and I came upon a yard sale. We scoped all the treasures, made friends, and set our $6.00 pile aside to come back with cash. We ran (she did great I sucked wind), talked, ran, walked. Then we stopped to get cash and found another yard sale. Walking home with our $20 worth of goodies in hand we couldn't have been happier.

I love all of my partners. I get both my physical and spirtual needs feed. Thanks to you all for getting me motivated.

My favorite quotes from my sister partners (you can guess who I exercised with yesterday)

Tami, "It's ok it you need to walk. It's hard to talk when we're running anyway'.

Ruth, "Keep thinking how good your ass will look"

Alice, "You've done this once, you can do it again"

Megan, "You are doing so great, I am so proud of you"

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Facebook Friend Phenomena

In April I created my Facebook account (ok so I wasn't fully responsible, my internal champ IT support located and created the profile pic and got me set up) The intent was to keep in touch with the HCBC and entertain Kim with statuses.

Fast forward a couple months and I started getting envious of the amount of friends that all of my Facebook Friends had. So I aggressively started gathering friends.

AS most of you know, the best place to locate friends are from your high school group (and my dad's PSI fan club). My first in this group was my nemesis. My biggest competitor in debate, grade point, FBLA, DECA and now my Facebook friend. The conversations that followed cracked me up beyond belief. One friend after another have been added (yes I know that my 80 something doesn't compare to your 300 something). Some make sense, some are just odd.

My latest addition is the oddest. My 7th grade BFF. Our friendship ended in 9th grade when she became extremely jealous of my blossoming friendship with someone with the same name. In fact the relationship ended with a break up note taped to my locker signed : Amy Hansen not Greenwell. We have not talked since 1984.

24 years later it is somehow ok to be friends. Is it a phenomena that no one can really explain or is it that we are both desperate to increase our friend count?

By the way Greenwell - I think you should join!!!!

Battle wounds

Melody is a fashion model

Until you see in adventure wounds

Maybe she could be a fashion model for the hospital

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Santa Through the Ages

Mom, Can I go see him please???????
Mom, do I have to?

Mom, there is no flipping way!!!!