Oct 28, 2011


A few weeks ago, we had our first New York house guest. Carrie came to see us! It was so fun to have a different kind of vacation life than I usually have. And further motivated me to get some friends that live in this city because it was so fun to have someone to do things with. Imagine that! Anyway, we mostly shopped (I think we went in 5 H&Ms) and ate (We're getting a pretty serious list of favorites) and walked and neither of us are picture takers but we've got this one of us not looking like ourselves in a rainy Prospect Park:
And this one of Taylor Swift outside of Macy's to promote her new fragrance. We waited for so long but this is as close as she got. Close enough for us to want her dress and see that she was wearing tons of makeup. Which is pretty good I'd say.
Come back soon, Carrie! 

p.s. Regan was so excited for our visitor to come that he accidentally cleaned our whole bathroom in SHOUT! stain remover. I thought that was pretty cute.

Oct 6, 2011

Toddlers & Tiaras

As I watch my 26th episode of Toddlers & Tiaras, I am having these emotions:

Disgust/sadness- Fairly obvious but it really grosses me out to see how many moms will put fake hair, teeth, nails, tans, eyelashes, etc. on their 3-year-olds. Not to mention the physical and psychological stress. These ladies are crazy in so many different ways and they're kids are paying the price. That's really how you want them to think life works?

Smugness- Because 1. my unborn children already have such a better chance at a healthy normal life than any of these kids and 2. any of my nieces or nephews (oh yeah, there are boy divisions in these things) would cream any of the ones on this show without any of that fake junk. Easily.

Confusion- 1. Their names are usually something like Eden, Sparkal, Diamond, Kragen, Angelle, Jaigen, etc. 2. At least half of the kids hate doing it and are completely miserable and rotten to their parents. and 3. They spend crazy amounts of money to go these pageants and the highest cash prize I've ever seen awarded was $750 and that's only for 1 girl. Such a waste! Put them in rec center soccer if you want them to learn some life lessons without ruining them forever and without getting yourself a 3rd part-time job to pay for it.

Fear- Our netflix wedding gift subscription is about up and I am scared 1. no one will ever let us bum off theirs now that they know the trash I watch. 2. I'll never find anything as entertaining to keep me company during my silent, lonely days and 3. once in a while there's a really cute girl that stays natural and actually likes doing the pageants, and then I think it's all really cute.