Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Too Late For "Hooked on Phonics"?

While on a family outing to the local bookstore, I saw my step-mom examining a children's book. Assuming she was debating on whether or not to purchase it for Claire, I walked over to take a look. I found, rather, that she was simply trying to decipher the title. After several minutes, we were still unsure of the last word of the title. Finally, we realized--despite the poor font choice--that the title read, "Say Goodnight to Illiteracy".

How ironic.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Really, REALLY Fresh Produce

You know your produce is fresh when you find a bee and 2 flies amongst the leaves of lettuce as you rinse.

Now I pose you this question . . . do you go ahead and eat it? I mean it's not like flies and bees didn't land on the lettuce every single day it was growing out in the field.


Monday, October 15, 2007


So I was in a hurry the other day and decided to stop at McDonald's for a quick lunch. Desiring to keep my lunch intake below 1,000 calories, I decided to purchase a Happy Meal. When they asked if I needed a toy for a boy or girl, I said "girl" because sometimes they have cute little stuffed animals that Claire will enjoy.

Much to my surprise, I did not get a toy for a girl. I got a toy for a 16-year-old boy:I was floored. I know that there are Highly-Inappropriately-Dressed-Bratz toys out for purchase at the stores, but you can CHOOSE whether or not to buy that for your child. When purchasing a Happy Meal, you don't know what you're getting until the child has it in his/her little hands. And what child is going to want to give up a toy once they have it?

Imagine the fight that I would have to endure if she were older. I am just glad that Claire is too young to know that there was a potential toy in her midst that her Mommy refused to let her have.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Don't Get Googled

Okay, I just found out that if you type in your phone number into the Google search engine, it will pull up your name and address. Seriously. Check it out.

Go on . . . I'll wait . . .

. . . see? Freaky.

I am guessing it only works for those of us who have chosen to have our names listed in the phone book, but I am not sure. Scary stuff.

I can't tell you how many times I've been shopping and was asked to give my telephone number at the register. I didn't love doing that before, but didn't make a fuss. But now? What if there is some creep behind me in line? He/she now has my number, name and address.

Nope, I don't like this at all. Fortunately you can remove your name from this list by clicking on "Phone Listings For ###-###-####" and then choosing the link for removal from the list.