La Bonne Liste


February 9, 2009

Here is a list of some rad things in my world right now:


  • This Radiohead performance at the Grammy’s with the USC Marching Band. 
  • Berlyn calls Sleeping Beauty, Cinda Booty. 

  • The cloud in the distance looks like a scuba diver ready to jump into the ocean and scrape barnicles off old ships.


  • Berlyn seemlessly transitioned into a toddler bed this week.
  • This photo of my dog is pretty awesome.


I’m so thankful my boyfriend has a cool sister.

by amanda on February 9, 2009

I was at the Grammy’s last night and Radio Head was AWESOME. The amount of energy that filled the room when the USC Band started playing during the commercial break to warm up was incredible 😀

by Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer on February 9, 2009

That picture of your dog IS totally awesome.

by Bridget on February 10, 2009

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25 Random Things


February 4, 2009
I got tagged to do a list of 25 random things on Facebook, and because I got tagged, I must honor that, and do as I’m told. For those who asked for a list of 25 Random things, this is all for you:
  • I always get in bar fights
  • My favorite meal is pureed lemon peel and liver
  • My middle name is Frank
  • My mother was a Pakistani prostitute
  • I bathe in cod oil
  • I was born with 3 eyeballs, the third one was on my shin, and I had it removed
  • My favorite smell comes from the anus and surrounding areas of a bonobo
  • I tell time by looking ant formations
  • My natural hair color is green
  • I try to avoid the letter K
  • My pillow is a zip lock bag filled with leaves
  • I think the most relaxing-happy place is in stirrups at the gynecologist. 
  • Steve Buscemi is the sexiest man alive. I daydream about licking his nostrils
  • I have webbed toes
  • At night I’m convinced my body will be taken to Mars and made into ice cream
  • I have a extensive poo fly collection I keep in my enclosed shower
  • I sleep in a tiny hole cut out of the wall
  • My favorite first date was a night at the slaughter house
  • I have a tattoo of a donkey’s head on a porcupine’s body
  • I wash my clothing in the gutter outside of my neighborhood’s mortuary
  • My favorite song goes like this, “doo do do doo.”
  • My fingernails are over 6 inches long
  • I like to put frog intestines into everything I bake
  • When I’m incredibly happy I shit myself
  • I eat deodorant as an afternoon snack


Awesome list! I wish I would have thought of that. I was tagged and resisted for a while but finally caved in due to the peer pressure.

by ShellyD on February 4, 2009

Geez, now I feel bad. I’ve been tagged like a bizillion times, because I’m so popular, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I feel like if I think of 25 random things about me and tell everyone it’s like I’m throwing away 25 random things to blog about.

PS. You have to change your blogroll to my new blog address or else all your peeps who stalk my blog won’t be able to find me. And in this economy who can stand to be losing readership?

by sarah on February 4, 2009

you made me so freaking happy I shit myself too! That was the best thing I have read for a long time lady! rawk.

by amy on February 8, 2009

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Birthday Photos


February 2, 2009

I just love birthdays! Especially Berlyn’s. She’s only had 2, but I get all nostalgic, and I feel like I should celebrate too. Like hey, I was a main participant in your birthday, I should get some cred too. But I don’t need credit, just an extra cupcake and some gentle recognition. So for her birthday we did something that I love to do, which is look at adorabe sea creatures! 

We went to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and we got to touch sharks and sting rays. We saw sea lions and otters, and all kinds of other stuff. My favorite were the jellys. I wanted to take each and every one of the critters home, except for the sharks, the sharks can stay. Oh, and eels, those things creep me out. 

Then we wandered over to visit my dad and his yacht. He let us go out on his little boat, and we cruised the harbor.

Berlyn just got a brand new potty. We set it up and right after her bath she wanted to “go potty.” I don’t think she knew that the goal was to pee in the thing, because she just sat there. We haven’t started potty training yet, but I like that she’s getting used to it, and hey, it’s a start. 

Here we are at Laguna Beach. Oh, we are so precious. 

All Berlyn wants to do in this photo is run into the water. I’m attempting to hold her back. 


love the potty face. She is gorgeous. Ok. Time to get knocked up again.

by amy on February 2, 2009

I love the last picture. She looks like Tinkerbell…and is that her new potty she is sitting on? So cute! I love it. Happy Birthday Berlyn, you are the best little girl ever!

by Dena Lucas on February 2, 2009

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February 2, 2009


You’ve been two for one whole day now. That’s just great, and you can count to two, and not just that, but you can extend your fingers into an old lady-like contortedness that symbolizes the number two. It’s so adorable. When asked how old you are, you beam brightly and say “TWO!” and then all your concentration is fixed on waiting for your fingers to move slowly into a two. But that’s not all, you really enjoy counting all the way to twenty, although you rarely make it to twenty. It’s more like, “one tew, for, five, six, seben, eight, nine, tin, eleben, twelbe, tirteen, forteen, firteen, firteen firteen, YEAH!!”

But your alphabet is much more refined, You can sing the whole alphabet and I’m pretty sure your favorite letter is W. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s a fantastic letter, it stands for walrus, wienerschnitzel, wrestling, wildebeest, and it’s a fabulous fashion magazine and hotel. 


Currently you’re obsessed with Ariel and everything The Little Mermaid. It makes shopping for you very easy, and I appreciate that. I can buy you an Ariel spoon for a dollar fifty, and for a week you’re like, “look at my spoon, mama! I got Ariel spoon.” Only you can’t quite pronounce Ariel, or the letter S, so it sounds more like ‘air-rol boon’. And in that obsessive spoon week you can’t find your spoon, oh shit, we’re in trouble. Yup, you’ll throw a mighty fine tantrum. I especially liked the one when we were walking to our car in the Nordstrom Parking lot, and my hands were full, and you decided that right there, in the middle of crossing the street you were going to let your whole body go limp and lay in the middle of the road in full out, unashamed tantrum mode. I had to drop all my bags and pick you up off the street, but you kept it interesting by arching your back and trying to wiggle away. It only gave me a minor panic attack while I was picking stuff off the ground and maintaining a wiggly toddler in the middle of a crowded parking lot. My ass crack mildly perspired, and the wave of nausea only lasted a minute or two. 

But you have your good sides too. You’re excellent at telling mama and daddy that you love them often, and unprompted. It’s the sweetest thing; on your way out of a room, you’ll pause in the door way and turn to me and say, “Good bye mama, I love you!!” Ugh, my heart melts. And If I ask for a hug, 90% of the time, you’ll indulge me in the most enthusiastic and energetic hug. You like to run at me full force and fall into my arms, and when you do my heart swoons. 


Berlyn, you are my baby girl, and I love you with everything I have.  You have transformed my life and you teach me so much everyday. Among which are patience, kindness, and to let go of the small stuff. I know you can’t be my baby forever, but I’ll forever be your mama. 

I love you,



You are an amazing mommy.

by amanda on February 2, 2009

i could listen (or read) to you talking about our daughter all day. you do it so well, and are such an incredible mother to our little princess. she’s better because of you.

by pat on February 2, 2009

That is awesome! I hope you save it and read it to her when she is older! I feel the same way, Van is about to turn two in March!

by Dianne on February 2, 2009

Amazing. Beckey you are one of the best mommies I know. Berlyn is so blessed to have you as her mama.

by Dena Lucas on February 2, 2009

I can’t believe she is 2 already! I don’t like that our babies are growing up!

by Kristin on February 2, 2009

Clearly, Berlyn needs a “W” bumper sticker for her stroller.
Seriously, happy birthday, Big Girl. Yay for TWO!

by dgm on February 3, 2009

You are such a wonderful writer… sweet and salty… just what we need more of! Happy 2nd birthay, Berlyn!

by Kristin on February 4, 2009

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