Would You Like A Side of Politics with Your Toast?


January 31, 2008

I have something embarrassing to tell you. But because we are all friends, I know that you won’t judge me. As you probably already know, Pat works from a home office. It is upstairs. And for those of you who have a two-story home you’re already aware that it takes a great deal of energy to walk up stairs. You have to pick up your foot extra-high and repeat it at least 14 times, I mean, who has the time for that? So, what I end up doing is ichatting him when I need to ask him something, yes, I ichat my husband when he is just UPSTAIRS! We’re both in front of our computers, I figure, why the heck not? Here is a small excerpt from our morning conversation:

Me: Do you think I can get Gloria Estefan’s “Turn the Beat Around” for my ring tone?

Him: Maybe

Me: I want the part where she says “rat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat on the drum….heyeehhyeeayhhea!!”
But only when you call.

Him: No. I refuse.

Me: And then when my mom calls I want “Hips Don’t Lie” by Sharkira

Me: Then when my brother calls I want a song by John Tesh, I don’t care which one.

Him: I’ll see what I can do.

Me: Thanks a bunch. Hey what are you doing right now?

Him: I’m trying to figure out who I should vote for.

Me: Oooh.

Him: My dilemma is: should be voting for who will benefit ME the most, or who will be best for MOST?

Me: I think you have to go with the best person for the job. and who is going to help our country the most. You have to go a step above being selfish.

Him: Yeah, but I find it to be such a selfish process; Who aligns with what I think?
Who will benefit me the most? Those are the questions it seems like everyone is asking.
Not that that isn’t ok, just interesting to consider. I have trouble with the main difference between democrats and republicans; less government vs. more government–Is the government the solution to helping poor people?

Me: I don’t know. I feel that I am ill-equipped for this conversation. But what I do know is I had a slice of sourdough toast for breakfast, and it was good. That, I can talk about.

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I like this post. Good questions, Patrick.

by ryan walton on January 31, 2008

I’d also like to request “E-Mail My Heart” by Brittany Spears for my ringtone.

by ryan walton on January 31, 2008

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January 31, 2008

Radiohead is one of my most favorite bands. They are always reinventing themselves and their music is so beautiful. As I’m sure you already know, they released In Rainbows recently, but they also released a second disc from In Rainbows that kicks a fair piece of ass as well. Please to be enjoyed:



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Stuff I Aways Say I Want to do, But Then Don’t


January 30, 2008
  • bleach the grout on my kitchen counter
  • take a French class
  • take a cooking class
  • organize my photos
  • shave my legs
  • dust
  • take my baby to mommy and me classes
  • take a yoga class, instead of doing it in my living room for all my neighbors to see
  • eat more fruit
  • clean my room

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Jovovich-Hawk for Target


January 30, 2008

jovohawk-target1-01081.jpg Target is fantastic, I don’t need to tell you this. They have candy, laundry detergent, and recently they have designer labels. With their new GO campaign Target highlights couture designers that do a scaled down, affordable version of their fashion line. This, I think, is genius. The new designers that are coming for spring are Jovovich-Hawk. Who are amazing. Their line will be in stores March 2 and will include smock dresses, tunics, and minis, all vintage-inspired. Can’t wait.



Oh my gosh…I am so excited about this!!!! 🙂

by Jamye on January 31, 2008

This is why Target is my favorite and my best!

by Dena on January 31, 2008

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January 28, 2008

If you’ve been to IKEA then you’ve probably seen their assortment of Swedish food they keep near the cash registers (which I always thought was weird, that they store it in front of the cash registers, so you see it after you’ve already purchased your Billy bookcase. So if you happen across a craving for some Lingonsylt after you have checked out, you have to get back in line–this is dumb). But what is not dumb is their amazing packaging of food products:


Coffee in a box

Here’s some creamed smoked roe with a little boy smiling as if to say, “I love roe from a tube, don’t you?” To which we reply, “ugh, I…uh, well, um…”

Food from a tube is so convient


Is that Christie Brinkley?



We rarely leave Ikea without buying Marabou. It’s my favorite.


A Swedish Food bag in which to place all of your Swedish food selections.


Did you go to IKEA and take these pictures? If so, amazing. I wish your brother liked that store.

by Amanda on January 28, 2008

Yeah, I took the photos with my new and fancy iPhone. I don’t know what my brother has against Ikea. It’s silly because Ikea is the BEST.

by beckey on January 28, 2008

Every time we’re there I’m tempted to buy some nordic fish paste in a tube, but I fear mixing up that and my toothpaste for a fishy night-time tooth brush. That would be the worst!

by pat on January 29, 2008

Ikea is good for strange Christmas presents.

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January 28, 2008


Jenielle’s husband Chris expressed that he wanted me to write something about him on my blog.

With the help from my 1962 Thorndike-Barhart Junior Dictionary I will formulate an acrostic to describe the many attributes of Chris.

C is for Czechoslovakian which Chris is NOT, but he is Polish, which is very close to Czechoslovakia.


H is for hurlyburly which means noisy disorder and confusion. It is a word that I have never heard of before, and since Chris loves to learn, hopefully he’s never heard of it before either.

R is for rivet which are found on jeans, and Chris wears jeans.


I is for infant, because he has a baby

S is for stalagmite, and that’s a fun word to say.

There you go Chris, I hope you like it.



I love my husband.

you are the best, Chris 🙂

by Jenielle Krusiewicz on January 28, 2008

i have never heard the word hurly burly. i like it and think i will use it more.

thanks for the shout out beckey…

by Chris Krusiewicz on January 28, 2008

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I got an iphone!


January 26, 2008

I’ve never had anything this cool before. I’m afraid that I’m not worthy. I love it already. Thank you Pat for loving me so strongly that your love compelled you to buy me an iphone, even if that means we can’t eat food for the next 12 days–totally worth it.


Jenielle got one too…


and so did Pat.


It was as if iphones were raining from the sky.


Hi Beckey,

This is Lori, Dionne’s Best Friend, I just want you to know that you are so funny and I so wish I had your way with words, and since I have known you since you were but a wee one , I know that I should not be surprised because you have always been witty. Congratulations on such a wonderful Marraige and a Beautiful baby girl, Would you mind if I listed you as one of my links on my Blog?

Take Care, See you at a party sometime, God the Runyons Can party!



by Lori Garbarino on January 27, 2008

I have an iPod touch, but my husband just got the iPhone. I think I’m jealous.

by magpie on January 29, 2008

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Listening to Her Favorite Song


January 25, 2008

Pat put his headphones on Berlyn and at first she was a bit scared of them. But after a few minutes she was laughing and clapping along.


Here she was listening to “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles


So precious. She is getting so big. I can’t wait to see her.

by Samantha on January 25, 2008

DJ Berlyn on the ones and twos…

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My Round, Smooth Surfaces

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January 25, 2008

The photo in the masthead of this website makes me giggle. Not for obvious reasons, but for one very brown and blotchy reason. See that discoloration to the right of my chin? Yeah, the one you probably thought was shingles. Well it’s a hickey. From Pat you ask? Well, that would be sweet–and a little strange that my husband would suck on my face for foreplay. But no, we’re not that weird. It’s a hickey from Berlyn. She was about 7 months there, and during that time she went through a phase I’ve entitled, “OMG! Mommy Makes Milk!” Of course Berlyn always knew this, but I think the idea really settled in for her around this time. Her line of thinking was simple: because mommy makes milk, then I can suck anywhere and get milk, right? WRONG. Berlyn you are very wrong. She would latch on to me anywhere she could, but she preferred my round, smooth surfaces. My chin being one of her favorites, and my bare shoulder. I would always intercept her as quickly as I could, but even if she sucked my face for 2.3 seconds, I would quickly develop a hickey. The plus side to this is that she no longer cried when she was hungry. Nooo, instead she’d come at my round, smooth surfaces with this strange gleam in her eye, and like a leach, would suck—slurrrpp.

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That is so funny…I never even noticed!!!

by Jamye on January 25, 2008

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Buying the Little Sizes is Cheaper


January 24, 2008

Chloe just launched a girls’ clothing line and Neiman Marcus carries it. It is so adorable, and not for Berlyn—for ME! I’m pretty sure that with a little bit of squeezing and a good pair of Spanx I could get myself into a 12-14. They also have Little Marc (Marc Jacobs), Phillip Lim 3.1, Burberry, and Juicy Couture.


Little Marc Wool Coat


Juicy Couture Shift Dress


Chloe Shift Dress


Phillip Lim Trench Dress


Does this mean we’ll have to get an American Express card? On another note, why are these designers selling “Shift Dresses” for little girls? Harkening back to a time when child labor was chic?

by pat on January 24, 2008

Prior to iOS 5, the iPod branding was used for the media player included with the iPhone and iPad, a combination of the Music and Videos apps on the iPod Touch. As of iOS 5, separate apps named “Music” and “Video” are standardized across all iOS-powered products. While the iPhone and iPad have essentially the same media-player capabilities as the iPod line, they are generally treated as separate products. In the last few years, iPhone and iPad sales have overtaken those of the iPod.:::’


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