Friday, November 21, 2008

I Interrupt This Blog-cation for a Very Special Announcement

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz welcomed their brand new baby boy into the world by giving him a name that will later provide remarkable fodder for those inevitable therapy sessions.

What did they name him?

Bronx Mowgli Wentz

I'm not sure who should be more offended by the name: the residents of the aformentioned borough (a place I also once called home), or the wolves that raised the little boy in the jungle book, whose parenting skills will mostly certainly exceed those of the famed emo couple.

Hmmm.....I'll get back to you on that.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Attention Everyone Who Lives Close to ME (OR THOSE WILLING TO TRAVEL)

Sprout is looking for parents with or without their tots to appear on some promotional pieces for the channel. If you are interested, email me ASAP at and I will forward your name onto Chris F, who happens to be the most amazing television editor on the face of the planet (and also does work for Sprout). In other words, he's the man with the connection.

Here's the info:

Hello Sprout Fans!

We are looking for parents, caregivers and kids ages 2-6 who want to share with us what they love about Sprout. Is it seeing her face light up when Chica squeaks? Or the time you spend together perfecting his paper plate fishbowl masterpiece? Or just that feeling you have when you are snuggled up together winding down after a busy day. We would love for you to join us so we can showcase to our various audiences how important Sprout is in your lives.

The shoot will take place in the homes of two viewers over the course of two days. We are targeting the first or second week in December to shoot and hope to secure between 10 and 15 parents or caregivers. Please let me know if you would like to participate (with or without your preschooler) and if you wish to offer your home as a location for which we may shoot.

As Sprout grows it is of utmost importance to us to hear from YOU, the parents, caregivers and preschoolers who are dedicated to Sprout, so that we can continue to make an impact in the lives of our young viewers.

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blogturnal: Headline of the Night

"Undercover Officers Use Taser on Pallbearer"

For the whole story, click HERE.

And, yes, I am totally procrastinating.

Too Much Fun

Blogging is for the Bama-less!

Since my mother is visiting for the week, I am enjoying the fact that I have a shopping buddy with a Kohl's senior citizen discount (even though she doesn't look a day over 40), and a lot of time to get some work done at her insistence.

My children are also overjoyed as Olivia and my mother have conversations that go on for hours while they bake, and Joseph has a new person with whom he can discuss tractors (single worded conversations, but an interested audience nonetheless).

Her visit has also revived my campaign to move my parents from the state my daughter calls "New Ginger" to the Garden State, ridiculous taxes and all.

I am in heaven!

So happy in fact, that I am handling well the fact that O has begun every morning this week at 5:05 AM on the dot. Not 5:04, not 5:06....5:05 exactly, regardless of the previous day's nap or bedtime.

If anyone has any idea how to reset a kid clock, feel free to pass that one on as next week will certainly find me less capable of handling the early starts.

Have a great week!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I Swore I'd Never Post This.....

But since there was a question about my reference to Justin Timberlake's LEGENDARY skit on SNL involving "something in a box", I figured I had to post the clip of it. I had also figured that half the world had already seen it by now....

It is one of the funniest things I have ever seen (especially since I was once a Color Me Badd fan).

Please do not watch this if you are easily or moderately offended.

For the rest of you hooligans.....prepare yourselves.

God Bless the Beltway!!!

Bama's here!!

Because It's Paul Rudd

...And Justin Timberlake in high heels. Though not as funny as something else in a box, you must check out this video to start your week off right.


Guess Who?

No winners....perhaps a clue?

"She got a speeding ticket, another speeding ticket, and I lost the Vermont deal because of her!"

Quote of the Day

"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example." -- Mario Cuomo

Picture of the Day

Happiness is coming home.
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