Thoughts and photos by Lois. It's supposed to be funny, or thought-provoking, or both.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Early Romes!

When your bday is 7-2, take all you can get.  Little early but we have to celebrate when we can.  Almost 7 and beyond awesome! Also, when you're in the cage, live it up!!!

How bout the coolest kid you ever saw?

Photo credit: Boise June 2010. Jacket -- navy surplus?!?!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24 Vintage!

Mom: Happy birthday, you are not Mom, you are Supermom! Why your shirt doesn't have an S? I don't know; these are the mysteries of life I suppose!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sole 2 Sole

Foot on left: 43  Foot on right: not quite 7.  We will soooooooooooo be sharing flipflops within 2 years. YES!

Romes has had the cutest and most interesting feet since day 1. His 3rd toe is equally as long as his 2nd, which is quite novel.  Not sure where he got these feet, will have to look at the other side of the family someday.  Now I have to go look at Lanes' feet and see where she got them.  Definitely NOT my feet! Truly, I think she has the feet, eyes, and "don't cross me" attitude of Leura Connally Griffitts (my dad's mom).  Don't mess with Texas!!!

Manscaping 2.0

A BACK shaver for MEN!  Yesssssssssssss!

I am loving that now men can be as inconvenienced as women about body hair.  Look at the telescoping wand.  Battery operated?  I don't know, but dude certainly needs a mirror to get everything off.  And how far down can that wand reach?!?  Not shown in this ad...

Superman recently got his inner ears AND nose waxed., can you say painful?!?!?  But so, so clean...awesome -- I'm a fan...and the aesthetician -- a hilarious story, but I can't do it justice on LoSpace.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Say Hello to My Little Friend

I was edging my yard this morning with my old hand me down trimmer and ran out of string (or whatever that plastic stuff is called) and thinking edging is so frustrating anyway. I had to stop every 4 or 5 feet and turn it over to pull more plastic string because really, who can actually do the tap thing and make more come out (don't answer that...). Anyway, the whole time I'm thinking "there must be a better way" and "seriously, I didn't even want any grass, but it's here so I'd better take care of it..." followed by some choice swear words.

So I went to Home Depot to get more string and finish the job, and spotted the 14-inch "no bumping required" double string Grass Hog for $10 off -- um, you had me at "no bumping" so the discount was frosting. I'm out in the garden center and there are at least four female clerks milling around, so I go up to pay and Trish my new Home Depot best friend pages Justin to come out and narrate the operating information. Then another woman comes over and says she has this trimmer, it's great, and Trish calls Justin back to cancel the page because "We don't need a man out here."

I had to try it out when I got home and basically massacred my yard edges, if that is indeed a verb. This thing is fast and lethal to the grass. I need to figure out where to hold it and then -- GOLDEN!! So, I think this implement needs a name -- ideas??  Maybe Edgar?!?! Edgerrin?!?! Anyway, I'm pretty sure Mr. Choppy is taken but I'm open to suggestions.

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Dad and Foot Twin

I don't know why this picture is so funny. I have very few pics with my Dad. This is right before leaving for the airport June 17 2010, chilly day in Btown...thus the insulated vest (he jokingly prounounces it "insulted" which I think is hilarious). I am wearing flip flops for airport security convenience.  Dad is wearing Whites Boots; they weigh a ton. The kids are yelling "Bye Poppa Jim" from the back seat of Linda's truck. Followed by Dad playing "Old Susanna" on the harmonica Linda inexplicably gave Laney as a parting gift just before we headed out of town.

Random fact: my dad and I have the same feet.  There is an old blog about this...Now, let it be said that I did not get Dad's hands, but Diane did. Genetics are weird.  My sister Linda is my voice twin I guess it's all relative.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Good Morning Girl!

If you knew a little darling
Cornflower blue
And greeted her
Good morning
And she sang to you
And the bluebells rang
And you held her too
Sing good morning
Delaney Rylan
Darling sweet, sweet blue!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Good day, beautiful Boise summer sky, sunshine, thank you universe for 2010!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Scamper Hits Sky Harbor Like Lindsay Lohan on a Bender...

I don't know why her name is Scamper, but she's sassy. She goes to the airport with no clothes and she orders a grande iced nonfat Americano. Scamper doesn't care that the coffee drink is almost bigger than's that kind of party.

Seriously, a woman at the airport actually commented that Scamper had no clothes.  IT'S A DOLL!!! Lady, you're lucky my daughter has clothes on!!!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Potentially Crappy Situation

I have taken this medication before, at least 10 times over the past 15 years. I never received this warning before. They stuck it on the top where it can't be ignored -- hmmm, must be important.  But -- and this is a big BUT -- "weeks to months" later?!?!  How on earth can I possibly correlate October diarrhea with June meds?  Also, note the lack of specificity if the late effect diarrhea is as severe as the initial ...

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Best Ad from Best Buy: End Your Phone Shame Today

I guess Best Buy has a sense of humor too...this ad was soooooooooooo me. In fact, I didn't even take my phone out of my purse in the T-Mobile store when I went to look at new phones. But I loved my old phone...the Dash.  For three years.  Even its name said "sassy." I finally let Dash go and upgraded to the Motorola Cliq XT.  All touchscreen, no physical keyboard. I am using maybe 10% of its functionality (kinda like our brains, so that's all good, right?). My favorite app is the current weather for my zip code. Basically, I'm like an old person with that. I like the voice searches on Google Maps and "closest Starbucks location" too.  Truly groundbreaking.  I'm now caught up to approximately 2007 with the technology. Someday I might download a song or something...

I'd like to thank all my friends, family, and the HCBC for being with me through that dark time with no data and only 1000 text messages a month.  Now I'm unlimited -- talk on!