29 November 2010

little one

this is my beautiful new nephew ken. i don't get to see him until late march but i assure you he is incredible.

31 October 2010

floating in the toilet

we got back to matt's house the night before last and there was a small brown mouse half dead swimming in pee in his toilet. we don't know how it got there but flushed it three times to be safe. perhaps it's all the horror films we've been watching.

i made chana masala and the smell of strong curried spices wafted out the front door onto tree street. we played clockcleaner and spooky music out the window and matt wore a creepy mask to greet tiny children wearing fake muscle chest plates. one little boy came up to the house and forgot what to say so his dad whispered "trick or treat" in his ear so i would know he wasn't coming by to bring us the mail. i believe we presented a very intimidating house to the world.

i got two new jobs.

28 October 2010

running late

the other day matt had to use an example during a lesson on superlatives or something along those lines. he was talking about favorite songs and one 6th grader asked what his was.

"You know that song 'Holland Tunnel Dive'? That's my favorite song," he stated.
"Does Rhianna sing that?"
"No, it's by Implog, anyone ever hear of them?"

20 October 2010


"It's very nice to hear from you, but I don't like hearing you were fired. Let me fire the person who fired you!"

14 October 2010


i lost my job which only makes this year harder. going home tomorrow for a little bit