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Aug. 12th, 2008

If my journal is friends only, how do I make a singular post that is NOT friends only, and is available to the public?

I tried the "Show this entry to" and clicked on everyone, but the option is shaded (not clickable) and it didnt' work.

Non-critical mentionable items.

I just had a mild argument with Sarah on the pronounciation of Cillian Murphy's name. I won (backed by Wikipedia).

The Dark Knight rocked. There have been enough laymen reviews that no one needs mine. Go see it. That's all.

flattery gets you everywhere.

i was told by a teacher this morning that an informal poll named me best dressed mom at the preschool. *grin*


We left Thursday morning to attend a Friday, July 4 wedding in Napa, at the Silverado Resort. No traffic at all, we made it there in 6.5 hours.

Thursday: Justin worked on his cel (hands-free!) all the way up to Napa. He couldn't really have the day "off" given they're in time-crunch mode nearing the end of his project. I slept almost the whole way there. We check in, change to bathing suits, then spend the afternoon poolside, swimming, reading, drinking margaritas, tanning. Had a really nice dinner at the hotel's Grill. Watched movies back in our room. Watched fireworks on the balcony.

Friday: Played tennis, had breakfast, had to do some emergency outlet shopping (forgot to pack the sweater that went with my dress, which then became real shopping), hit the HaGafen Winery (SO GOOD!), had a wonderful lunch at a side of the road sandwich place, and came back and took a nap. Went to the wedding, which was small, intimate, lovely, with an open bar, set up on the golf course. The other people aside from Rob and Diana who sat at our table were techie/artsy types (graphics, CGI, ad agency, etc)who graduated with the groom, and were all trashed by the time dinner began. Just as well, bunch of crazies. Italian buffet, amazing food, dessert bar, take-home-candy bar, and we left before the party was really over, to get some alone time and veg out. We haven't seen the bride in years, and didn't know anyone else but R and D and a couple other people, so really, it was more like a wine country vacation for me and J, with a wedding thrown in for good measure.

Saturday: Checked out and spent the day with the Pearces, which was much fun. They belong to a community pool so we packed wine, cheese, salami, and hung out there all afternoon. They are good friends, and they have great kids. I was a little sad that our boys weren't there to play with their godsiblings, but glad for the bit of rest I had, and glad I got a girl-fix hanging out with 4 year old Maya the whole time.

Sunday: Leisurely drive back home. My mom ended up watching the kids herself because my dad has shingles (discovered while he was giving the kids a bath). My sister and her bf took over kid duty while my mom took my dad to the ER. He wasn't allowed to be around people that haven't had the chicken pox yet. But, mom took the kids to see Wall*e, which they mostly loved though Edward cried when Wall*e was in danger (haven't seen it myself, so I don't know what that's about). The kids missed us, we missed them, but fun was had by all.

The End.

(Oh, if you like strange, twisted movies, Leolo is fun (on Netflix). Vantage Point is super disappointing, and Wimbledon (the real tennis game, not the movie) was fantastic!!)

Jun. 27th, 2008

Because I'm feeling super blue today, I bought these.

Yes, I know it's wrong, and I'm buying for wrong reasons (though I do love them), I don't care.
1. Post 3 things you've done in your lifetime that you don't think anybody else on your friends list has done.
2. See if anybody else responds with "I've done that."
3. Have your friends cut & paste this into their journal to see what unique things they've done in their life.

1. I've danced with the Los Angeles Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

2. I went on a second date repo'ing a car with a new boyfriend and his best friend. And because this is along those same lines, I've gone on a bounty hunt in Laguna Beach at a reggae club. Yes, I did rather fear for my life both times. And no, I'm neither in the repo business nor bail bonds.

3. This was more done to me than "I've done" but Tony Bennett sketched a picture of me during a ballet class. My mom still has it somewhere.


Don't know which came first--my apathy for going to work this week, or the fact that the kids are sick? I got called at two different times today to pick up consecutively sick boys.

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 2:35 PM
To: Lynn; Marie
Subject: RE: Fund Question

I'm still determined not to stress. Really. Not stressing! :)

-----Original Message-----

From: Lynn
Sent: Mon 6/16/2008 2:39 PM
To: Melissa; Marie
Subject: RE: Fund Question

We're going to need cigarettes soon.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 3:04 PM
To: Lynn; Melissa
Subject: RE: Fund Question

i think a margarita tastes better.
my kid is strung out on pbs. poor guy.

From: Lynn
Sent: Mon 6/16/2008 3:06 PM
To: Marie; Melissa
Subject: RE: Fund Question

Hmmmm. I'm thinking a margarita and a cigarette.

Let the poor kid enjoy his PBS. At least he's not thinking about throwing up.

From: Marie
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 3:08 PM
To: Lynn; Melissa
Subject: RE: Fund Question

He threw up in my car. Again. Twice. Thankfully, mostly water.
It was a joy to sit in his ped's office with his vomit shirt on, which he wouldnt' let me take off, and a full waiting room. He did let me remove his shorts, though. Men.
Tell Betsy that even when one is prepared for throw up in a moving car, one still cannot reach back with a trashbag to catch it while driving. And, by the time you find a place to pull over, he's done. Til you start driving again, that is.

-----Original Message-----

From: Lynn
Sent: Mon 6/16/2008 3:15 PM
To: Marie; Melissa
Subject: RE: Fund Question

Maybe you should wait on getting that new car Marie.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 3:19 PM
To: Lynn; Melissa
Subject: RE: Fund Question

I'm waiting for a model that has a self-cleaning option, like an oven.

From: Lynn
Sent: Mon 6/16/2008 3:19 PM
To: Marie; Melissa
Subject: RE: Fund Question

Or an ejecting baby-seat...

May. 30th, 2008

This evening marks the beginning of a five day vacation. I'm excited that the kids and I will not technically be leaving town. I hope Disneyland on Monday will cheer them up while daddy's gone. I also get to watch Sex and the City with Sarah and Melissa on Sunday, after I volunteer at an event in the morning, while my parents watch the boys. We may do a museum trip with Mason and Taffany on Wednesday to check out the new dinosaur exhibit. Maybe we'll cook a fancy dinner and bake a cake for Justin's return home Wednesday night.

It's the first time I'm taking a "vacation" with the kids by myself. I'm looking forward to enjoying their company. It might be fun if we all camp out in the family room and sleep together. I bet they'd love that.

Writer's Block: Step into My Closet

How many pair of shoes do you have? Out of those pairs, how many do you wear more than a few times a year?
Maybe 60 or so. I wear a good 80% fairly often (during the appropriate "season"). There are a few that I just feel guilty about getting rid of. Like hiking boots. I've worn them maybe twice, but if I toss them, what happens if I ever go hiking again?



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