Monday, September 22, 2008

I love the 90's

So...Stef had these questions posted on her blog and I was just thinking how much I miss the 90's. It was such a simpler time. There were no cell phones, no texting. No Hills or Fergie or Paris Hilton. No reality TV, no skinny jeans. I miss my flannel shirts and my doc martins. I miss my silver lipstick and incense. I miss my life size poster of Kurt Cobain.

One thing I don't miss....Highschool.

Here are the questions from Stef's blog:

1.Did you date someone from your high school: Once or twice

2. What kind of car did you drive? A black Chevy Cavalier. It had aqua lightning bolts on it. I miss it so.

3. What is your most embarrassing moment in high school?:Every single day.

4. Were you a party animal?:hardly.

5. Were you considered a flirt?:Only if you were a boy who wore lots of black, was depressed and wore black fingernail polish. Being in a band would help too.

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?:Nope.

7. Were you a nerd? :In ways I myself will never even fully understand.

8. Were you on any varsity teams?:Ha. No.

9. Did you get suspended/expelled?:Once the principal called my mom in and told me I would be suspended for skipping so much school. Seems kind of counter-productive, don't you think?

10. Can you still sing the fight song?:We are the Tigers...the mighty mighty tigers. Oh, wait...that is the Frosted Flakes Jingle.

11. Who were your favorite teachers?:Mrs. Giles, my English teacher. I never once missed her class, she was the coolest 70 year old I ever met.

12. Where did you sit during lunch?:At Taco Amigo with Andrea. Mostly we didn't go back to school after that.

13. School Mascot?:Viking. It was a Trojan, but I guess that it was a little too controversial for little old Pleasant Grove to be associated with Condoms. Didn't Vikings rape and pillage? I guess that is better...right?

14. Did you go to homecoming and with who?:No and Nobody.

15. If you could go back and do it again, would you?:Not for all the money in the world.

16. What do you remember most about graduation?: That I actually did...Graduate that is.

17. Where did you go senior skip day?:Um....could you narrow down the date? Every day my senior year was a skip day.

18. Have you gained weight since then?:Weight, no. Size, yes. Someone should explain to me how that is possible.

19. Who was your prom date?:Nobody. Why do you insist on bringing this up? I was a loser okay? I went to 2 dances my entire high school career. Okay????

20. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?:I already missed it.

21. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?:Not to take anything seriously. Highschool is not reality. It is an alternate universe where the rules of the real world do not apply. Everything is magnified and made to seem so important. It isn't. Once I experienced the real world, I realized that I took everything way to seriously.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Let's get caught up...shall we?

I feel like it has been here are some updates from the Bruno household.

No, we have not opened a cocaine processing facility in Collin's room. He thinks it is hilarious to dump baby powder on his toys. This was a few days ago and his entire room had a fine dusting of powder. He was so proud of himself that he had managed to cover every square inch of his room. I was laughing too hard to discipline him, so I'm sure he'll do it again as soon as he can. There is still a haze in his room and I think our lungs are all coated in it.

we decided to take the kids to the Bean museum a few days ago and I guess I forgot how truly creepy taxidermy really is. I know Andrea is freaking out right now-this place is her worst nightmare. You can see Collin won't take his eyes off the bears. He kept asking if the animals were going to "go." His reaction to the place was equal parts fascination and terror.

There were some animals there that were really disgusting, but this overgrown mutant rat thing was the worst. What the heck is a springhare anyway? Actually, there was an enormous grasshopper that was worse, but I couldn't look at it long enough take a picture.

Maura and Collin have been inseparable lately. Collin gets sad every day when she is at school and they have to sleep in the same room now. Even at the risk of waking them up, I took this picture because it was just so cute. Plus it was one of the only times I have gone in Collin's room and he was actually in his bed instead of on the floor.

Friday, September 5, 2008


I have been tagged by Chanin

Link the person who tagged you
Mention the rules on your blog
Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them
Leave a comment on each of the tagged bloggers blogs
letting them know they have been tagged.

I probably have 60 quirks, but I will try and narrow it down.

Quirk #1
My sleeping habits.
When I do fall asleep (which doesn't happen too often) I talk, walk and kick in my sleep. I've also been known to wake up Rand to tell him there are people in the house. Or I just wake up screaming. I also have to sleep in V-position with my arms and legs stretched out.
How do I have a husband??

Quirk #2
Winshield Wipers
I am scared of the kind of wipers that go toward the center instead of side to side. When I see them I feel like they are a bad omen.
You have probably never even noticed that there are different kinds of wipers. You're lucky.

Quirk #3
Most people think I don't eat meat because I like animals. I don't really care about the animals-I just hate meat. I choked on a steak once when I was 11. I had to be given the Heimlich and I saw my short life flash before my eyes. I haven't had a steak since. When Rand orders ribs I have to put a menu up between us so I don't have to look at it while I eat.

Quirk #4
Fingernails gross me out. I have never had fake fingernails and I never will. If you cut your nails anywhere near me I will tell you to stop. It is disgusting.

Quirk #5
I can't drink out of glasses or mugs. It always tasted weird to me. I have to use plastic or paper cups.

Quirk #6
Ski ball
I dream about it. I am obsessed with it. I love it.
It is the best game ever invented. I wish there was a ski ball championship. I wouldn't win, but I would watch.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Random Thoughts

Some random thoughts that have been rattling around in my head today...

  1. Chewy runts sting my throat and they don't taste good. Especially the orange ones.
  2. There is a huge hawk's nest in a tree by my house. I think I could fit inside. Every time I drive by I want to climb the tree and find out.
  3. We need a new car. Can you listen to Tool in a minivan? Will the universe explode or something?
  4. I like lists. A lot.