Seven Quick Takes

July 9, 2010 at 8:34 am 15 comments

Let’s see if I can do an entire quick takes without talking about Jansen or pregnancy…

Remember in kindergarten and you’d have conversations with your friends about your favorite color or favorite animal or favorite way to scrunch your socks?

The other day we were in the car and Stephen started making this awful noise with his throat. It was like a low grumbly groan. I asked what he was doing. He said he was making a noise, and kept going. It was awful. “Please stop making that noise. It’s disgusting.” He replied, “Man!! But it’s like one of my favorite noises!” I asked him if he was six.

Here’s a fun fact. I mentioned that one of our former foreign exchange students was in town. Last week she went to Austin with some friends and told us that she was able to get into bars and drink. Since Europeans swap their dates, it looks like her birthday is February 11, 1989 (2-11-89) when it’s actually November 2, 1989 (11-2-89). Stupid Americans!

Does anyone know how to go about selling a clunker car? We have one that isn’t really drivable but I know there are people out there that buy them. How do you find those people? How do you transfer the title. You guys are the smartest people I know and you always have answers. Don’t let me down!

(Yes, I know we could donate it. We did that with our last car. That’s a last resort because we are poor and we could use a few hundred bucks.)

For the most part, our garden has been a failure this year. All of our tomatoes have been eaten by ants or snails or aliens, we’ve only harvested a whopping 5 strawberries, our broccoli and carrot seeds were dug up by the squirrels before they even had a change to do anything, and I realized I don’t even really like parsley all that much.

But, ladies and gents, we grew a cantaloupe! A real live, edible cantaloupe! I didn’t take a picture of it when Stephen picked it because it was small and looked funny and I was certain that it was full of bugs or poison.

But Stephen said he thought it was ready, despite its tiny size. So he picked it and carefully cut it. He took one bite and didn’t like it. I smelled it and it smelled like Heaven. We realized that Stephen never likes cantaloupe so he can’t really be the judge. I was too scared to try it because, well, what if it is poisonous and I kill my baby all because of a tiny cantaloupe? So I did the only thing that seemed rational. I took it to my dad. He tried it and said it was good and not deadly. My uncle tried it and agreed. So then I tried it. Fantastic! I’m so proud!

I got a coupon for a free snack sized Dreyer’s Slow Churned ice cream. I got it the other night and came hom and had it after dinner. LAME. First of all, it’s like the size of a shot glass. Second of all, it’s lighter than air. They advertise that it’s 1/2 fat, but I’m sure that’s because the other half of the container is filled with air. Not a fan.

Over the weekend I read Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin. I’ve previously read her other three books Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Something Borrowed but I read Something Blue because I bought them as a set and I couldn’t just ignore an entire book. That wouldn’t be fair. (Books have feelings, you know.) Then I borrowed Baby Proof from a friend of mine (I still have it… about 2 years later…) and I kind of liked that one. In fact, I’m about 95% sure that’s the book I read the name Jansen, although it was spelled Janssen and used as a last name. (This doesn’t count as a Jansen reference.) So when I saw she had another book out, I wanted to read it. My SIL gave it to me for my birthday back in November and I just got around to reading it. HORRIBLE. I hated it. My hatred for it is probably magnified because I’m married, but I think I’d hate it even if I wasn’t. Anyone else read this book? Did you hate it?

I had a really long, weird dream last night. I won’t tell you all about it but I do want to mention that at one point in my dream, we found out that my friend Lyndsey was on the cover of US Weekly. I’m not entirely sure why but I think it had something to do with “chic Texan attire.” She was wearing a white fedora with a silver top and sparkley silvery white long shorts with heels. I don’t know…


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  • 1. Jen  |  July 9, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I just finished reading Love the One You’re With, too! Except I liked it. Stupid woman, though. Really – LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH, LADY! (Did you feel like screaming at her?)

  • 2. Ashley  |  July 9, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I read the book, but I didn’t like it either. It frustrated me

  • 3. Katy Livingston  |  July 9, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Hey there, we just transferred our car title recently. (My parents “donated” my car to us). Anyway, you just need the real title with your signatures and stuff on the back, as well as a 130-U form that both you and the buyer will fill out. More info here: Good luck!

  • 4. Jenna  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I wasn’t a fan of the book either. I also just read her most recent book -Heart of the Matter- it irratated me for all kinds of reasons.

    Have a good weekend!

  • 5. Lauren from Texas  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I liked Love the One You’re With. Even though she was stupid, it was a good reminder that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, it’s pretty dang green on the other side of my king side bed though. 🙂 Cheesy? Okay. Moving on.

    SELL THAT CLUNKER ON CRAIGSLIST. Michael had a PIECE & we listed it & within like, 4 hours a guy with $800 cash was in our driveway, driving away & we were all WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED. Do Craigslist. Do it.

    I think that was what Lyndsey was wearing when I met her.

  • 6. Autumn  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Ahhh… Pregnancy dreams are the strangest!

  • 7. Mama Fuss  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Yes, of all the Emily Giffin books I’ve read, that one annoyed me the most. I kept yelling at it. 🙂 I’m right there with you. But then, I’m married to the most terrific guy who is my best friend, so of course, I don’t have doubts, etc.

  • 8. Karen  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

    1. The only thing I remember about kindergarten is when I took a book about 5″ thick that was full of stories and the teachers just raved about it, that was a proud moment for me.

    2. Funny

    3. I had a car that was wrecked and called a local junk yard, they did all the paper work, all I did was sign the tittle over to them, and cashed the check, they did every thing else.

    4. Good for you, but I hate cantaloupe.

    5. Bummer

    6. Books, blah, I wish I liked to read, but I can’t stay focused, I start day dreaming and have to reread every thing.

    7. Weird dreams are crazy, I spend most to the day trying to figure them out.

  • 9. Karen  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

    and oh yeah, Have A Great Weekend!

  • 10. Jenna  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Haha, you’re funny. I don’t know if this counts but you did mention your baby when you talked about the cantaloupe, lol.

  • 11. Tabaitha  |  July 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Before we moved, I had to sell my truck. It hadn’t run in 6 months and needed a new battery and alternator. I posted it on craigslist and even said it wasn’t running and needed a few repairs. It was sold in less than 10 hours of posting and we got the full price.

  • 12. Kara  |  July 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I’m a huge Emily Giffin fan and while I liked “Love the One You’re With” I don’t think it was my favourite. Her newest one is great though, and I liked Something Borrowed & Something Blue.

  • 13. rachel  |  July 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I would also recommend Craigslist. However, instead of having a great success story like everyone else I only have 2 failures standing behind me. But I’m sure it’ll work great 🙂 If not just scrap it. Metal is worth a decent price these days!

  • 14. mom (nana)  |  July 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    #4 you mentioned your baby….so….you didn’t make it through without mentioning “those two things” but that’s okay. We still love you – and we love cantaloupe! (P.S. Her dad will try anything – glad it wasn’t poisonous cause I wouldn’t have been happy if you’d hurt my hubby!)

  • 15. kelly  |  July 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    omg…that sounds like such a lyndsey outfit. maybe you’re predicting the future!

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