Big, Sexy, Air Conditioner Hair


July 14, 2008

The other day I was getting ready for school. I had drippy wet hair, and the way I’d timed it, I had exactly 36 minutes to blow dry it, do my make-up, get dressed, and get out the door.

I plugged my blow dryer into the wall and expected a gentle whirling noise to start, but instead, I got nothing. I tried a different plug and still nothing. I pushed that little red button on the back of the plug repeatedly and NOTHING! I went down stairs and reset the fuse, and still got nothing. 31 minutes until I had to leave, and I still had dripping wet hair. So, I banged the hair dryer on the counter, because that’s what people do in the movies, right before they get angry and throw it out the window.

I guess I should have seen this coming. I bought the blow drier at Target when I was in college. It was a purplish blue Conair, and I think I paid all of 26 dollars for it. I was half excited about it breaking, because now I can get a new one. Perhaps a professional one that is imported from Japan. But I couldn’t think of that now, I had to find a way to dry my hair before I went to hair school. Because wet hair is so very unacceptable. Just as I was contemplating a french braid with a pretty bow tied at the end, I heard the air conditioner click on. AH HA!




I made it to school on time, and my hair was voluminous and sexy.

Thank you Mr. Air Conditioner.


If you are going to get a professional dryer, I recommend a T3! It’s pricey, but crazy worth it.

by Amanda Mae on July 14, 2008

That made me smile…glad it worked out!!

by Jeni on July 14, 2008

Hilarious – I can’t believe you did that – and documented it no less! 🙂

by Marketing Mama on July 15, 2008

OMG- that was funny! I can not believe you even thought of that. CLEVER

by Lorraine on July 19, 2008

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I May Rise, but I’m Certainly not Going to Shine


July 10, 2008

My mornings have been pilfered, ransacked, and left for dead. They have been taken from me like so many other things, one of which: my ability to properly digest dairy.

Let me explain, Berlyn is a happy sleeper. She likes to sleep so much so, that she usually takes two naps during the day. One is in the morning which allows me to do things like shower, pick my zits, drink coffee, watch So You Think You Can Dance, and most importantly update my blog. And the second nap is usually around 3:30 which works well because that gives me time to do yoga, apply my third coat of deodorant, pick my zits, and get ready for school. I’ve really grown quite accustomed to my leisurely day, and I have no plans of changing it. Unfortunately Berlyn does, and she has decided to forgo her morning nap.

Apparently this is what is called “growing-up” and I should get used to it because, pretty soon she’ll do a good poopie in the potty, take zero naps during the day, start dating boys, and steal my fancy La Perla push-up bra. I don’t like this discovery one bit. No siree. But because I am a chameleon and I dance in the face of adaptation, I will conform to her decision to not nap during the morning-I may not like it, but I will try to adjust.

Please be patient with me. I’m trying to figure out this new morning schedule, and I may not blog as often, I may show up to a lunch date un-showered, I might forget otherwise simple tasks like putting on two “matching” shoes, and my eyes will probably be a little more blood-shot and puffy than usual–please don’t stare or photograph me.

Thank you.


I can’t handle Berlyn growing up, and I don’t care if that sounds creepy. I was going through some pictures the other day and found one of Jason and me holding her at your dad’s house (Father’s Day ’07?) when she barely had any hair! I’m afraid to come back to California and discover that she now recites poetry, has her own iPhone, and will soon be applying for her driver’s license. Make it stoppp.

by amanda on July 10, 2008

Beckey, you hold the power of the nap…dont give it up yet.

My kids still nap…., my 5 year old would still take 2 if our schedule permitted.

My husband says they dont nap for him…but I have a routine. You just have them lay down, and dont allow any talking…trust me, within 5 minutes, they are asleep. We do this in the family room, so I can monitor talking (and therefore sleeping.)

My littlest can just go in her room and nap, on those occasions that she doesnt want to nap (and cries at her door – she is in a twin bed now)…I just let her cry, and presto, within 10 minutes…asleep….and besides, the crying indicates, hello, she is tired and needs a nap.

Im a firm believer that everyone needs to nap, even mommies…so, dont give up yet girlfriend.

by heart shaped hedges on July 10, 2008

I make my kids have relaxation time for around two hours in the afternoon. I don’t care what they do in their rooms as long as they don’t talk to me otherwise, they wouldn’t live past snack time.

by gorillabuns on July 11, 2008

But what about your zits? Will you neglect them? Inquiring minds want to know.


by Crash Test Mommy on July 13, 2008

My five year old STILL conks out for two hours in the afternoon, and he’ll handily fall asleep at night. I love this because it means I get to take a nap with him (unless my husband strong arms me for the position of story-reader and co-napper).

Just establish that even though Berlyn isn’t napping in the morning, it is a time for quiet play. She will learn to amuse herself while you are at the mirror picking your zits. She may even offer to help.

Good luck with that.

by dgm on July 14, 2008

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By Starlight


July 7, 2008

you should see the stars tonight
how they shimmer shine so bright

against the black they look so white
coming down from such a height


to reach me now


And how could such a thing
shine its light on me


and make everything beautiful?


Her little face is so sweet.

by Dena on July 7, 2008

Hello! I found your website through This was the song I walked down the aisle to (the lyrics on your post) on my wedding day, sung by a friend. Thought I’d say hi, and I hope your migraine has let up. Those are a real bitch.

by Brooke on July 7, 2008

How come when I take pictures of fireworks it’s just a bright blur?

by Tootsie Farklepants on July 8, 2008

*sniff* so beautiful!

by Marketing Mama on July 8, 2008

Hi Beckey! I just wanted to tell you I love looking at your website…it’s fun to read when I’m super bored at work, like right now! Thanks for the entertainment


by Chelsea Boyd on July 8, 2008

Hey Becky,

I hope your head is feeling much better. Let’s meet up soon, I have some yummy chocolate to drop off with you.

BTW, did I ever give you Jason’s website?


by heart shaped hedges on July 8, 2008

And….congratulations, I have just given you the Arte di Pico award, you can pick it up at my blog 🙂

by heart shaped hedges on July 9, 2008

Hey Beckey,

Im sorry I dont have your contact info besides your message section, LOL.

I could get together tomorrow….not sure of your schedule… kids have swim team from 10-12…but could meet before hand for coffee….or after for lunch/swimming…..or evening…..let me know what works for ya 🙂

And, thank you for breaking the silence of the crickets on my blog…as the only one (of 5) that picked up her fantabulous award.

by heart shaped hedges on July 10, 2008

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Happy Frickin’ 4th!


July 4, 2008

It’s day three with the most throbbing and intense migraine my brain has ever encountered. I really don’t know what’s going on up there, but it feels like my head innards are smacking up against my skull and I’d really appreciate it if they’d stop. I don’t have the capacity to write anything interesting, so I’m not even going to try.

You can graze the Photo section for some fun new pictures.

And happy frickin’ fourth.



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July 4, 2008

Berlyn met some very nice horses the other day.

They all came over to greet her, and look at her with their giagantic eyeballs.


Berlyn was a bit unsure. She kept shaking her head “no” and clinging on to me.



But then she made a friend with this nice fellow, and pet him on his sweet little horsie cheek.


And mom realized that her sweat pants are very unflattering, and she will try to not leave the house when she wears them.


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Hands Free


July 2, 2008

As many of you know California and some other states just passed a law on July 1st requiring us to wear a hands free device while we drive and talk on the phone. hands-free.jpghandsfree3.jpg 


why are they both whistling? i don’t whistle when i talk on the phone. do you?

by allie on July 2, 2008

This is so funny. I was listening to a local radio show in LA and the had a caller on the radio that actually got pulled over for putting a rubber band around his head with his cell phone attached and the cop still gave him a ticket…


by Cathy C on July 9, 2008

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July 2, 2008

I got tagged to write about 6 random, unspectacular quirks that I possess by my bloggy friend Amy. This should be fun, because I think the quirky parts about us make us fascinating and unique…awwh kumbaya. On with the list:

I love to groom my eyebrows. I get all excited when I start to notice my brows getting a little wooly, and I grab my tweezers and scissors and start shaping. It’s like my very own bonsai tree on my face. I believe the proverb goes, “An unkempt eyebrow is the devil’s playground.”

I taught myself to write with my left hand, even though I am right handed. I thought it would be useful one day should my right hand suddenly fall off or something.

I gasp at everything. Accidentally dropping a pickle, almost shaving off my weird pigmentless mole on my leg, and missing an exit while driving all warrant an inflated and hyperbolized gasp from me. My husband hates this, every time he hears me gasp he thinks my head is on fire, and comes rushing to my aid. But when he finds me he realizes I was only gasping over a newly discovered hangnail.

I eat pasta with chopsticks.

I am not grossed out by bodily functions. I in fact welcome topics such as poop, farts, hemorrhoids, blood, vomit, mucous, child birth, GURD, IBS, surgery, swelling, itching, and puss.

My thumb is double jointed.

What about you guys? Got any good stuff that makes you quirky?

Oh and I tag you and you!


You taught yourself to write with your left hand? I taught myself to EAT with mine. We are like twins. Twins who have very different priorities should our right hands suddenly fall off.

heh. 😉

by crashtestmommy on July 2, 2008

Awesome. I just posted mine.

by amanda on July 2, 2008

Quirkiness….hmmmm….Im guessing that things I think are normal, are considered total quirks (or annoyances) by my loved ones, so, probably easier for them to figure than me, BUT….

My facial expressions might be considered quirky, especially rolling my eyes a lot. Or, I love to sing, out loud, in a sort of opera style that My Honey says sounds terrible. Here’s one you might enjoy Becky, When I have bangs (which I dont have now, probably because of this weird quirk) I cant stand to have hair in my eyes, at all, and so I like to keep my bangs cut freakishly short.

Are those quirks?

PS. your goodies will be here any day (delay courtesy of my lamness in placing the order.)

by heart shaped hedges on July 3, 2008

That was absolutely hilarious! I somehow ended up here and I am definitely staying, you’re quite funny!

by Lisa on July 9, 2008

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Even More Courteous than the Courtesy Flush


July 1, 2008


It’s a air freshener that you spray into the toilet before you take a dump, to prevent the whole bathroom from smelling like your poop.


I can’t decide if I think this is cool or completely neurotic.


Well, Candy in Dallas recommends it so it’s gotta be good. (PS Sorry about my Bachelorette spoiler – I’m so ashamed)

by amanda on July 1, 2008

I’m going to go with: Not only is it cool, where can get one? I mean, that is neat. Maybe I should purchase one for my son when he has a really smelly diaper and I have to change it in a public restroom around others who may be offended by this wee ones stench.

by Dena on July 2, 2008

No, it’s COOL…trust. I live in house with four men. Poo-pourri? Yes please!

by Jen on July 31, 2008

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1 Comment:

tres magnifique! looks like you had a fabulous time!!

by allie on July 1, 2008

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