Monday, July 14, 2008

Oh, whatever. I don't owe you a title.

So the hubs pulled out all the CDs from the car this weekend, as they're hopelessly jumbled. Everything in the wrong cases, some not in cases, blah blah blah. And he offered to burn several of my CDs into itunes for me, the Supersuckers's "La Mano Cornuda" in particular.

I think my "eh" reaction surprised him. But the thing is, I use my ipod for individual songs. Like, a CD that I only like one or two songs from, I'll put those on the ipod. But something like La Mano Cornuda, I listen to the whole album. Because it's all good. So why put it on the ipod, when I can just put in the CD itself?

He thought that was weird. I don't. What do you think?

Other little bits:

The Faerie and I were in the parking lot at Tesco the other day and, of course, the person in front of me was inching along at about three miles an hour, stopping and starting, semi-weaving all over the road. I, being the type of red-blooded American girl that I am, went ahead with my loud little litany (say that three times fast) of "What are you doing? What is the matter with you? Get the hell out of my way!" etc. etc.

To which Faerie said, "That's right, Mommy. We're very angry at those fucking people, aren't we?"

Oops. Looks like Mommy needs to be more careful with her language. Sigh. And of course, the best part was, after I managed to swallow my laughter and explain to Faerie that that was not a nice word for a little girl to use, I got to explain to her school when I dropped her off what happened, so just in case she said it there they'd know we were aware of it and it wasn't something we encouraged or anything of that nature. Being the sweet and wonderful people they are (seriously, I adore Faerie's teachers. They are the sweetest girls on the planet, they hug and cuddle the children if the kids need it, they pay so much attention to them. I want to bring them all home with me and bake them cakes) they laughed and said it was no problem and she certainly wasn't the first child to say words like that in school. And to my knowledge she didn't say it again. But, you know, oops.

Also, I saw a woman at Tesco this morning who looked just like my ex-stepmother (until I got closer, anyway). I wish it had been her. I was right by the eggs and I would have happily paid for several dozen to throw at her.

And Wednesday is the hubs's birthday. He'll be 36, and, of course, seems to think that's old, no matter how many times I try to explain to him that 35-55 are a man's sexiest and most powerful years, whereas for a woman (like me) who is about to turn 35 next month (like me)...sigh. I don't think of other women my age as over the hill, but I definitely think of myself that way.

Anyway. Wednesday we will be discussing writing sex without embarrassment, and Friday creating chemistry. I believe those will be the last two "theory" posts before we start getting into actually crafting and writing the scene, so don't forget to come back for them! (If I'm thinking correctly, we'll have a big foreplay workshop-type thing in the beginning of August, and I also anticipate at some point in the next few weeks I'm going to have to do away with personal posts altogether because there's just too much to cover.)


Bernita said...

Everyone has an "oops" moment.
When I heard my three-year old going upstairs saying "shit" at every step, I cleared my vocabulary to the point that when they became teenagers ( and hence, I figured, capable of discretion) they were shocked when Mother came out with something rich.

BernardL said...

The little buggers are like having voice recorders with you, turning themselves on at exactly the wrong moments. 36, huh, hell, he's still a teenager. :)

Kim said...

I hit that "watch your mouth moment" when the Girl was about 3 or so. I was hanging a picture, having a little trouble, and said, "Son of a--" then censored myself, because the girl was right there with me.

Well, she looks up at me with those innocent kid eyes and says, "Bitch."

Whoops - heh heh

Seeley deBorn said...

Gotta love how they manage context perfectly.

As for albums, I recall someone recently lamenting the death of albums as pieces themselves now that iPods are so popular. It was one of those rock discussions on the radio late at night and I have no idea who he was. But, he insisted albums used to be like books with songs as chapters, or anthologies with a similar theme or tone. Lately, they're just a bunch of singles listed in order of release.

I have to agree with him. Much as I love every song on FNM's The Real Thing, its so much more satisfying to listen to the album in its entirety.

laughingwolf said...

ipods, for easier portability, so nothing wrong with putting the whole cd on one... personal choice, i do both

as for ooops moments, yeah ;) lol

my youngest is 23, now thinks he can out-sailor the old man on that score!

sonny, YOU got a lot to learn yet! :O

waiting for wednesda/friday....

laughingwolf said...

wednesday... sheeesh

yeah, i AM reading pd, every night :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember renting a movie for Josh and me to watch when he was little and his mom was out of town. Turns out they used the F word throughout and I was terrified he'd learn to say it. I was lucky, it wasn't till later that he learned it. And not from me.

December/Stacia said...

Lol, Bernita! Once when Princess was about three and in the thick of potty-training (a little late because of her developmental delays, but honestly, I don't see why they need to train early anyway; Faerie is 3 1/2 and we're getting ready to start training her), she didn't quite make it to the toilet. So she was standing there, peeing on the bathmat, and she looked up at hubs and I and said, "Oh, shit!"

I know, Bernard! I'm actually more worried about what other things they might repeat, lol. Like "My Mommy says you're an idiot" or something along those lines. Eep!

Hahaha, Kim! That's awesome! So helpful of her.

I know, Seeley, how do they pick that up so well? And yet the meaning of the word "No" seems to elude them to the point that they have to keep asking and asking...
It's not so much for me the idea of an album like a book (although I guess with a few albums it is) as just, if I'm in the mood for that band I'm going to listen to the whole album, instead of messing about with individual songs, you know?

Oh no, Laughingwolf, there's nothing wrong with it. I just see the ipod as a collection of songs I like, whereas cds are collections of bands I like, if that makes any sense.
You have to promise you'll tell me what you think of the book when you're done. :-)

December/Stacia said...

Lol, Charles, the funny thing is, I worry a bit about them hearing it on tv or in a movie and yet I myself curse like a sailor. And luckily Princess knows those words are for grown-ups and not kids, but Faerie's just not ready for that concept, sadly.

writtenwyrdd said...

My mother still laughs when telling the story how the first words her mother heard me say were "Oh shit" when I dropped my toy. I think I was about 10 months.

Anonymous said...

Heeheeheee... I bought my little girl gladiolus for her birthday. They finally started blooming last week at which point we discovered that they weren't pink like we thought. Her exact words were "They aren't pink! Well, shit!"

laughingwolf said...

gotcha... pd has me hooked, awreddy :)

December/Stacia said...

Lol, Written! In front of the granmother, I bet your mom was thrilled. A girl I used to know had a great story about being stuck in traffic on a hot day and everyone's windows were down--she was about two or three. Someone cut them off, and my friend said, really, loudly, "That guy was a fucking idiot, wasn't he Mommy?"
Apparently everyone in the cars near them burst out laughing.

Heeheehee, Michele, how awesome! It's amazing how they get it right, isn't it?

Thanks Laughingwolf! ;-)

Sam said...

Happy Birthday to hubby (ridiculously young, really!) and LOL about Fairy's ccolorful language. I remember trying to rack my brains for a good reason not to swear for my terrible twins, and finally remembered what my mother said:
'Because if you swear, I'll wash your mouth out with soap.'
Well, it worked for a while.

Demon Hunter said...

I laughed out loud when I read the incident with your daughter. :-)

You certainly are not old. :-) 35---pulleeaaassseee, December. I know how it is though. When I turned 30, I nearly died, but it's so ridiculous. Older folks tell me that all the time. Don't sweat it. ;-)

laughingwolf said...

since i wanna know more, i'll be eyeballing your every word ;)