Thursday, November 18, 2010

Things That I Will Tweet in the Middle of the Night if Santa Brings Me a Smarter Phone Which, For Everyone's Sake, Let's Hope He Does Not

Greetings Worldlings,

I've been thinking of ways I can stay more connected to you. 

I'd like to stay connected to you like some obscure, ironic and clever hipster greeting card line that you've probably never heard of, but if you had heard of it, you would say YES that is exactly the way I want to be connected with.   

I think I've found the solution. 

I have trouble sleeping.  To clarify, I have no problem falling asleep-I do that all the time and quite well, but staying asleep is not something I do well.  It recently occurred to me that I could be using this time in a way that is more productive than my current practice of staring at the clock while chanting, "If I fall asleep RIGHT now, I can still get four hours sleep......If I fall asleep RIGHT now I can get 3 hours and 45 minutes sleep....etc."

I could be tweeting.  I could be tweeting you all night, World, because interesting things happen and obscure, ironic, clever things are thought.  Okay, once in a while something clever is thought.  Technically, I never remember anything remotely clever the next morning, but I do remember the aura of clever things being thought.  I'm sure there is cleverness happening, and I could be tweeting about it.  That's my point.

Here are some examples of things I could be tweeting at 3 a.m.

  • Which came first, the fork or the spork?
  • Here I am zombies, wide awake and it's feeding time
  • When littleb was a baby we loved having him sleep with us, but he just took out my right kidney and I don't love it anymore.
  • R.  You are home.  And here I was just drifting off.  Thank God you woke me up.
  • If I go to sleep RIGHT now, I can still get 4.5 hours sleep.
  • I wonder if Lady GaGa still has that meat dress
  • It would be funny if Suri Cruise wore it to the Oscars in 20 years.  It would be a vintage meat dress.
  • And not to be out done, Shiloh could wear Bjork's Stork dress.  Bird Vintage.
  • Actually, Shiloh is more likely to show up in Celine Dion's backward tuxedo and fedora
  • But Celine's tuxedo is hardly a meat dress, I don't care how hot Shiloh grows up to be.
  • And let's face it, she's probably going to wipe the floor with Suri considering her gene pool, not to mention lacking a congenital propensity for couch jumping.
  • But Suri's cute.  She is.  And I'll bet she's nice, too.  She'll make some alien a super wife someday. And she won't have the brother kissing gene, so there's that.
  • If zombies busted down the door right now, maybe looking for a meat dress, I would give them BigB to eat instead.  That's what you get for snoring like a herd of elephants, BigB.
  • If I fall asleep RIGHT now, I can still get two hours sleep.
  • Hmmm.  Why did I dream I was wearing Jim Carry's thong on American Bandstand? That can't be good.
  • Why is Jim Carry even wearing thongs? And more importantly, is Dick Clark still alive?
  • You would think modern medicine would come up with a better alternative to the spine, right?  Something with settings.  Low setting would make it flexible for optimal sleep and high setting would make it optimal for daytime activities.  If they can come up with penis implants, a bendy spine is clearly not out of the question
  • Pro athletes would have to get a turbo spine version.
  • Or would that be considered an unfair performance enhancement aid?
  • There would have to be pre-Olympic and Tour de France spinal tapping
  • Then all the high school football players in Texas would get Turbo Spines, too. 
  • There would be Turbo Spine crime rings and Spine runners, and backwoods Turbo Spine labs. 
  • The President would announce a war on Spines
  • Chicken WTF?  Shut up about the spines.
  • And wouldn't it be great if you could unscrew one of your arms so that you could sleep on your side?
  • I wonder what Kate Middleton will wear for the wedding.
  • Maybe a meat gown.
  • I'm hot
  • I don't mean I'm hot like Shiloh and Suri.  I mean I'm hot like a volcano.  I'm volcanic. 
  • Not to be confused with Vulcans.
  • If I were a Vulcan, my son could, possibly, grow up and marry Suri.
  • And they could jump on couches together. 
  • I'm cold
  • littleb if you do not stop kicking me, you'll be a zombie snack and never get to marry Suri, I mean it.
  • I'm so tired I could eat a horse.  That makes no sense Chicken.
  • I'm so tired that if I fell asleep right now a horse could eat me and I wouldn't wake up
  • Better but still kinda stupid
  • Note to self:  Invest early in spine prosthetics
Tonight, World, we've established that there will be no clever or ironic tweeting, but still that was fun, right?  Right? 

Pearl Annabelle LaFleur says y'all better pray hard that Santa has better sense than to update my technology.

Okay, if I fall asleep RIGHT now, I can still get 15 minutes.

Good night, World.  Sleep tight.  Don't let the zombies bite.


Chicken out

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where Does the Weekend Go?

Hi World,

I personally believe the weekend gets sucked into a big black hole.  It much resembles a washing machine.

I don't have time for a full post today, but I did want to share a quick story about littleb's recent interest in cooking.  You may remember that littleb has a slight chocolate addiction.  Actually, that's like saying that Lindsay Lohan has a slight drug addiction. 

littleb will do anything if you pay him in chocolate; anything you ask-eat broccoli, take out the garbage, not talk for 3 minutes....But of all the chocolate treats in the world, his favorite, bar none, is fudge brownies.

On Thursday, when I last posted, I was sitting here at the computer, maybe focused a bit more on you, World, than littleb, if the truth be told, which is never a good idea.  I knew he was in the kitchen.  I could hear him in there talking to his two dogs, Sparky and Chunky, and his two cats, Francesca and Sweetie, and his hamster, Elephant.    His horse, Chuckles, must have been out delivering the mail.  What? You've never heard of Pony Express?  littleb has.

What I didn't realize, until I finally dragged my butt out to the kitchen to perform a visual check, was that the six of them (five imaginary pets and one littleb) had been quite busy.  littleb was making brownies, and his clueless friends were crowded around him, calling instructions.  The kitchen resembled a science project gone terribly wrong.

I asked littleb what his recipe was.

brownie mix
water
orange juice
eggs

Almost right, littleb.  Not a bad first try.  He hadn't gotten to the eggs yet, so we added those and baked it off.  This is what we got:


It wasn't bad on saltines.

BigB came home, saw the *brownies* , immediately intuited what had happened and asked with completely phony innocence, "Do some blogging today?"
Yeah.  Smartass.


The proud chef (and five invisible helpers)

We took another stab at cooking on Saturday, and this time I read the recipe.  Much better.  No offense imaginary friends:


littleb's secret ingredient?  The rainbow sprinkles!

And then today we made our usual chocolate chip pancakes, but instead of making Mickey Mouse pancakes we made Mickey Dog pancakes:


Why are we making Mickey Dog pancakes?

Because S. has a new dog and we all love him.  His name is Mickey.  Here he is:




Why yes, that is me dressed as Batman.  But I am not really batman.  I know.  The resemblence is striking.

Have a great rest of the weekend,

Chicken out