Things I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You

by Marinka on October 23, 2008

Here are some important things that I’ve been meaning to tell you, none of which merits a post of their own.

1. My son has two loose teeth. I call them “Wigglies” and he calls them “Wigglers”. I told him that I will never call them Wigglers because Wigglies is the proper scientific term. He is thisclose to buying it, so play along, ok?

2. My daughter made a list of baby names that she is considering for her children of the future. I hope that it doesn’t violate any kid konfidentiality to tell you that “Donna” and “Pandora” are on the “DEFINITELY NOT!!!!” list. Also, for some reason she has approximately fifty girl names and six boy names selected, so I am assuming that she is planning on being her generation’s Mrs. Duggar. Dabbling in eugenics.

3. I lovingly hinted to Husbandrinka that he should get a haircut and he said, “that’s all that I have planned for the weekend!” Which sounds great, except it’s our anniversary. He forgot! I just love when we’re all American like that!

4. I am reading Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea! which is very, very funny and a quick read. I recommend it.

5. I have Raging PMS. Which means that I am available to itemize your personality flaws for you, completely free of charge.

6. If I get another email from the Obama campaign, I may have a nervous breakdown. I realize that the election is entirely in my hands, but calm down already.

7.  Oh, yeah, because some people asked.  This is the picture of the Ralph Lauren perfume bottle in the Saks window display.  They had four windows of this. I don’t get it.

8. Two blogs that I love went offline this week. I’m trying not to take it personally.

9.   It’s cold in NYC.  And you know what happens when it gets cold?  Random insane people that you meet in the elevator tell you that it’s cold and “summer sure is over!”  They will continue saying this until the late spring, when they will commence with the “Sure is hot!  Winter’s gone, definitely!”
10.  I have nothing interesting more to say!  I tried to upload a photo of a mushroom to avoid this confession, but Blogger was taking too long and I gave up.  So now I’m boring and impatient!  Get to  know me!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

ingrid October 23, 2008 at 11:59 pm

fantastic :)your daughter might also plan on giving each child multiple hyphenated names, like Portia-Willow Sarah-Belinda Jenny-Felicia 🙂 yeah. even then, 50 is a lot.


wfbdoglover October 24, 2008 at 4:45 am

Interesting bottle. I wonder how it stands up and yes, you are right it is pointless.


Jess October 24, 2008 at 7:00 am

You’re so right about the weather comments! I’m guessing we’ll start hearing them this weekend if we get the predicted snow.


Kristine October 24, 2008 at 7:01 am

I had no idea loose teeth had techincal terms like that…I’d always called them loose teeth…or “Hey mom, the tooth fairy didn’t come AGAIN, the envelope is STILL on the mantle, don’t you have a phone number of something?”


Heinous October 24, 2008 at 8:22 am

It’s wigglers man…stick by your guns. Fight the power! I’m sure he’s just teasing about forgetting your anniversary. If he sees this comment, he may want to refer to number 5 on your list.


Heather October 24, 2008 at 8:49 am

Ok this is weird – I wrote my blog before reading yours this morning – I was obviously using my intuition with you as I also wrote about the emails from the Obama campaign and its my anniversary tomorrow.

Congratulations on that!

Summer isn’t over in California!


anymommy October 24, 2008 at 9:40 am

Ingrid had a brilliant idea. If she used hyphens and middle names, it would reduce to a totally manageable twelve kids. Good luck Grandmarinka.


Maura October 24, 2008 at 10:01 am

To know you is to love you! 🙂


Smartass Milf October 24, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I too have raging PMS, and I may have eaten a box of Samoa girl scout cookies in two days. If you love that Chelsea Handler book, I highly recommend her first one “A Horizontal Life,” I have never laughed so hard as I did when I read about the costume incident. You will love it!!!


Lish October 24, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Thank you so much for mentioning the rainfall of Obama emails. I seriously thought I was the only one being bombarded. I can’t even locate my daily horoscope anymore.


Magpie October 24, 2008 at 12:38 pm

The complaining about the weather thing is so tedious. You can’t do anything about it, so why discuss?


jen October 24, 2008 at 12:58 pm

i seriously am at the point where, i would prefer a check for $3 rather than getting another mailing. at least that buys me a little coffee.
and wiggly/er teeth. gross. i can’t handle wiggly/er teeth.


merlotmom October 24, 2008 at 4:44 pm

I’m so with you and 4 and 5. I’m forcing myself to eat sugar snap peas cause if I scarf down any more salt or chocolate, I just may burst. And I LOVED Chelsea’s book.


kia (good enough mama) October 24, 2008 at 4:56 pm

I’ll take a number 5, please. With a side of vodka for my RAGING PMS.

I was SO giving all kinds of free consults today on people’s character flaws. I just don’t understand why I’m so underappreciated. It’s a selfless act of kindness, for the LOVE OF GOD!!


the mama bird diaries October 24, 2008 at 7:16 pm

I hate when people talk about the weather, especially when it’s me.

And this “If I get another email from the Obama campaign, I may have a nervous breakdown. I realize that the election is entirely in my hands, but calm down already.” I agree completely. I can’t handle the pressure!! They are making me insane.


Heather, Queen of Shake Shake October 25, 2008 at 3:30 am

#9? I didn’t shut down my blog.

Wait. you weren’t talking about me, were you?

#4 I want to read that book. What a clever title!

#5 I would ask for an analysis, but I think I’m scared.


Z October 26, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Um, yeah. Don’t get the perfume bottle. As for baby girl names? One of my friends when I was about your daughters age (give or take 10 years) was absolutely, definitely, for sure going to name her daughter Pastella. (which why I remembered that from not naming a daughter Pandora, I don’t know…) Anyways, I think it’s a good things she hasn’t had a daughter yet. or a son. She needs some time to reconsider the whole name thing 😉


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