April 29, 2008

There’s this website that takes the photos of the mother, father, and baby, and then tells you who your baby more closely resembles.

Before I reveal the outcome of the results, I must tell you that I am naturally a very competitive person. I enjoy feeling triumphant and victorious, and the thought that I am more superior in all ways occasionally finds its way into my mind. Needless to say, there was a lot riding on the results.

So, I submitted this picture of Pat and me:


and this picture of Berlyn:


The website did this neat-o scanning thing, and I felt like I was uploading Top Secret documents for the FBI.

The results were: (Drum roll please.) Berlyn looks 13% more like HER FATHER!!

So, if you want to make my day, casually let me know that Berlyn has my tenacity, passion, or amazing fashion sense.


Yes! I win!

by pat on April 29, 2008

Berlyn is way to pretty to look 87% daddy. She’s a little sweetheart.

by Grandma J on April 29, 2008

I did this too, how funny! Found it on Natalie’s blog. Turns out Van is 50 me and 50 my husband??? hmmm He looks exactly like my husband, but I will keep thinking this little website is correct with their cool technology software stuff!

by Dianne on April 29, 2008

I totally want to try it, but, it kinda reminds me of this photo machine at Dave and Busters. When we were dating or married, or something before kids…we went and had our picture taken…the machine scans my face, then my husbands, then it prints a picture of an what our child will look like. I carried that kids picture around forever….and our real kids look nothing like “her”.

by heart shaped hedges on April 30, 2008

I dunno… she looks pretty much like you, IMO. Which is stunning, btw.

by Tootsie Farklepants on May 1, 2008

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April 15, 2008

I need a vacation. I came to this realization at the precise moment that I was going number two in the downstairs bathroom. I drank an extra large cup of coffee this morning, which means I had the urge for a BM extra-immediately. I waddled into the bathroom and cracked the door–this was my mistake, I should have closed the door entirely. Mere seconds later, both my toddler and my pug came traipsing into the half-bath to begin their shenanigans. Berlyn was opening the cupboards and unrolling all the toilet paper, while Zoey was trying to eat my underwear and lick my shins–all while mama was trying to have some ‘quiet-time’. AHHRRHGG!!!

I wish I was here instead of getting my shins licked by an incredibly needy dog:learn-french-in-tahiti-2.jpg

or here would be nice too:


…or here:


But instead of whisking myself off to some foreign country, I have a feeling I’ll just have to plug my headphones into my iPod and just pretend, because I’ll most likely end up here:



how did you know i was going to recommend a jaunt down to the community pool? you never cease to amaze me; your mind-reading skills are excellent.

by Pat on April 15, 2008

It could be worse, right? Instead of a dog licking your shins and trying to eat your underwear, it could have been your precious toddler!

by patois on April 15, 2008

that’s it! We are going on a vacation!

by jenielle on April 15, 2008

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Sticky Family


April 11, 2008

We have evolved. The evolution I am referencing involves the varied car adornment to describe people’s family situation.
Remember the 80s–where people in boxy Volvos would stick that yellow diamond placard in their window cautioning others around them to drive more carefully because they have a “Baby on Board”?

Well, now people in rounded Volvos strategically place little replicas of themselves in the lower corner of their back window to emblematize their family. What says love more poignantly, than your family tree personified in skulls and crossbones? I don’t know, what do you guys think? Is this cute or incredibly lame?



You know that this is only happening in Orange County. And if you see a car with these stickers outside of Orange County, it’s because they are out of town.


My favorite is when they put the family member’s name under their respective sticker. So when ‘julie’ the sea turtle cuts me off in her toyota previa, I can pull beside her family and tell her husband ‘frank’ ( a slightly larger sea turtle) that his wife needs to learn how to drive. Such a rediculous trend.

by pat on April 11, 2008

Incredibly lame.

by Dena on April 11, 2008

I hate them. I know somebody who has her family on the back of her car and has labeled them “The Ass Family”. Her husband is named “Dumb”, she is named, “Fat”, her daughter is “Smart” etc. etc. They don’t drive that car to church.

by Jamye on April 11, 2008

So lame it makes me get a funny feeling in my stomach, I almost want to vomit. I stare at the stickers so long and try to imagine myself with 6 kids and then I wake up and smile!

by Dianne on April 12, 2008

You’re not alone…..the trend has stretched all the way to Virginia Beach. Nothing as unique as what Jayme as seen but now you make me want to look and check ’em out 🙂

by Aunt Peg on April 20, 2008

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