Monday, June 28, 2010

Disparate & Multifarious

Hello friends, a few random thoughts for today.

Saturday was my husband Chris' birthday. He turned 41. As I will be 43 in a few weeks I can't mock him for his age. I'll have a birthday post coming once I get all of the pictures uploaded.


Also, today is Oskar's 5th birthday.


Chris got a book on Michigan architecture & I think I really dig architecture. I could't design it, because I can't draw and my brain doesn't work that way, but I like looking at it. Random, huh?

My son Jack went to the orthodontist and got his bands replaced on his braces. He got the rainbow colored bands & they look awesomely cool! I tried to take a picture, but he didn't like how his hair looked in it. *boys*

I placed a ton of short book reviews on my book review site, Mimi's Year In Books. If you're a reader there's some really good choices there. I would LOVE it if you would follow me there too.

I just found out that my Diet Sunkist orange soda has caffeine in it. No wonder I haven't been able to sleep. Since when has Orange pop had caffeine? Is this one of those situations where everyone else knows this but me?

Steve Martin Pictures, Images and Photos

In an article this weekend I saw mention of Steve Martin. You know the guy who revolutionized comedy in the 70's? It said & I quote, "Martin, best known for his role opposite Queen Latifah, in Bringing Down The House..." Yeah, movies like The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Pennies From Heaven, Three Amigos, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, pale in comparison to a bad collaboration with Queen Latifah. *insert eye roll*

If the rule is 'i' before 'e' except after 'c' then why is caffEIne spelled that way?

One last Jack story. I took a casserole out of the fridge that I made yesterday. Jack asked what was in it. I said chicken & artichoke hearts. Jack said, "I though artichokes were plants!! You mean their not?" Since they have hearts he thought they were some creature. I couldn't make this stuff up.

BTW this casserole is delicious. It's at my friend Emily's site Marvelous Recipes. Here's a link to the Chicken & Artichoke dinner recipe.


Emily said...

Happy Birthday Chris and Oskar! Pam, you and Chris both look waaaay too young to be anywhere near 40!!! I will check out your book review site. I seem to always forget that you have more than one site!

Your Jack is simply adorable! You and he both have brightened my life with laughter so many times!

Thanks for sharing my recipe. I am so glad you like it! It's one of my hubby's favorites too! I hope you guys have a great week! :)

Amanda Moore said...

Happy Birthday Chris! Boo Orange Soda!

Sueann said...

Happy happy Birthday to Chris and Oskar!! Hope they had fabulous celebrations!! Thanks for the recipe.

Sweet Tea said...

I love how your mind works - I totally "get" you. Orange pop has caffeine??? I didn't know!. . .and that is the cutest dog! Awwwww.

Happy birthday to you, your husband and the dog!

Rebecca Jo said...

You're such a good mom... most wouldnt care & put up the picture BECAUSE the kiddo didnt like their hair. Its all about embarassement! :)

Happy Birthday to everyone in your home... a busy birthday time!

Carolina said...

Ooowooo, you have a toyboy ;-)

Happy birthday to everyone. And Rebecca Jo is right about the embarrassment and you being a good mom for respecting that.


Liz Mays said...

I didn't think orange pop had caffeine either! Happy birthday to your hubs!

I find it so hilarious that your son was worried about his hair!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh husband is going to have a fit about the orange pop...NO way.
Happy Birthday to Oskar and Chris.