Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Wed, Yell-yo, Gggren and Bue!

SK is out tonight, studying for his comprehensives (Suckah!), leaving Ubs and I to trip the light fantastic. First, a breakfast bar and goldfish for dinner followed by a quick call to Nana, a game of tackle football, a warm bath and AFTER THE BATH, mind you, finger painting! To bed 20 minutes late with paint infused pjs and a sigh, the child sleeps.

Me? I remember 35 minutes ago, an eternity from a moment I will hold as if it was today, every day for the rest of my life. Liquid color arranged in a cirlce of thimble-sized containers, tiny finger pointing, pausing, switching motion to another, "Yell-yo", back to the first "Bue!", darting at a diagonal towards "Ggren!" and the newest and most challenging "Wed!" I blink away a tear, thankful to have had this evening with Ubs. Lucky Libby.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I’m Just a Wiki and No-no Ha-ha

My capitalistically manufactured Valentine’s Day was simply brilliant. My Sweet got me a dirty book (gasp!) and a beautiful card in which I was claimed to be his Jesus Christ. Immediately I insisted he refer to me as JC in all further communications. Can you blame me?

Cut to dinner. A fine meal, a horrible waiter, a co-diner falling off of his seat to the floor in a parade of tumbling water and wine and a heart-shaped chocolate desert. My eyes were starry and warm with *love*. Strolling toward the car, hand in hand, I point to the glorious moon and declare it full. “Yes,” my beloved chimes back, “Almost, it’s 98% full.”*

So, of course I kick into my daily-life routine and give him my canned reply that I use in all such situations in order to alert him to his evilly compulsive need to be “correct” in all things factual, sometimes to the detriment of others. “Gee, thanks hon, I appreciate that you corrected that inaccuracy. I am better for it.”

His response: “I’m Just a Wiki.”** Where upon we decided to craft a song immediately to the tune of “I’m Only a Bill.”

Bubber Boo Update

Ubs has taken to the word “no” as if its vocalization is to him breathe. Each instance of use is followed by another and then a belly laugh. The word seems to have magical powers that tickle the boy.

His new nickname: No-no Ha-ha. Please use this while addressing him and, should you wish, JC when addressing me.

Thank you and have a good day.

*Okay, I’ve got to come clean. Earlier in the week, my Sweet had mentioned that 98% of the moon was currently visible and I immediately retorted, “Well, dear, that’s quite impossible as there is a dark side to the moon as well.” I know, bad form.

**Can I mention how much I disdain the evil Wikipedia that has turned my beloved into a brain crammed with facts that must escape all over me like ants annoyingly tickling my skin?

Monday, February 13, 2006


is LAME!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Bush to Cheney:

You're fired!

Or, most likely, not.

No Doubt About It

Philly is a tough town.

Thing is, with how we interact with each other, it didn't suprise me a bit.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


I can't freakin' stand how freakin' cool this is.

Here are more photos.

Un-freakin' believable.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Okay People

The age-old saying “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”, has obviously been lost on the “free” news outlets that have decided to print and reprint images of the Prophet Muhammad, resulting in disbelief and outrage in several Muslim communities. Make no mistake, however, that this action has little to do with free speech and everything to do with bad form. When one commits an instance of bad form, one should apologize. Also make no mistake that the violence attributed to the aforementioned printing and reprinting has very little to do with the images published and everything to do with people that choose to materialize their justifiable disbelief and outrage into violent acts. The responsibility for any violent act lies squarely on the actor. When one willfully chooses to manifest his pain as violence, he should cease and reflect.

It is now time for an apology and reflection.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Speaking of Crushes

BOTH Prince AND Steve Martin will be on SNL this week. Awesome!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


My 2006 Crushes (thus far):

Fiona Apple
Margaret Atwood
The White Stripes
Terrence Howard
Ben Bernanke

Enduring Crushes (those that have rolled over from 2005):

Sarah Silverman
Barack O’Bama
Jimmy Carter
Christopher Walken
Pharrell Williams
Tom Waits
Joshua Redman

Those That No Longer Rate:

Nick Cage
Johnny Depp
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Hilary Clinton
Erykah Badu
Kanye West
Al Franken