Friday, April 06, 2007

Stolen From BLISS

I popped to the BLISS blog just now (linked on the right side over there) and found this cartoon. And laughed my ass off ,and had to post it because, well, self explanatory, no one will be shocked that I posted this LOL!

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Thanks Karen for finding this! I emailed the cartoonist letting them know how much I liked this particular strip.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Envious Mother

I am 100%, purely envious of my son's hair. It is absolutely gorgeous, maybe that's why I don't like cutting it.....Ooooh...if I had only his hair and some styling products, I would never have a bad hair day again.

Lucky kid inheirited the curls from Mike, but the soft fine hair from me. His hair is just going to make the girls swoon, my little ladies man.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Funniest Movie In a Long Time

Amanda,Beckie and I went to Khazana's tonight for the East Indian buffet, which was SO fantastic, and then to see Blades of Glory. Omg, if you like Will Farrell, drop everything and go see this movie. It is up there with Old School, and the only reason Old School is still my fave is that I love Vince Vaughn as well. There are parts in this movie I am still laughing about, parts that aren't shown in the preview. I watched the preview again and realized that for once, they didn't put all the funny parts in the preview, lots of them, but there's SO many more! And the ones I am laughing about aren't in the preview cause they are just filthy LOL!

I want to take Mike to see it, I loved it! 5 out of 5 for Will humor!

The Saga of the Stupid Bank

Mike popped upstairs this morning, with a puzzled expression on his face.

"Hon, who did you write a $240 cheque to?"

Me, mumbling from lack of caffeine:

"What the bloody F*** are you talking about, sugar snappy wappy" (ha as if)

Mike proceeds to tell me that a cheque for $240 went thru the night before, a really large, odd amount for us to write a cheque for. So I get up, take a look, and sure enough, 240 bucks.

So I click on the view cheque option, and see that its the cheque I wrote Beckie for the Lunar Bob tickets. Damn expensive show I tell you.

Now what's really funny is I gave her a blank signed check cause she wasn't sure of the total and she joked about how she was going to skip town after writing a huge amount. I told her "good luck, you might get to Red Deer!"

So some twit input my 24 dollars as 240.06. Not even adding a couple zeros, but a couple zeroes and a 6?? Good job!

So I won't get into the frustrations of calling my bank and talking to them with their awful customer service *********YOU SUCK ASS ROYAL BANK********** .

But THEN I just get home and checked to see if a rush actually mean a "rush" and it sure did! I got my money deposited back into my account.

All $480 of it.

I no I done gradumated Hi skool, an that don add up.


I could go werk fer the bank after all.

For Erin

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls - Mary Pipher

At adolescence, says Mary Pipher, "girls become 'female impersonators' who fit their whole selves into small, crowded spaces." Many lose spark, interest, and even IQ points as a "girl-poisoning" society forces a choice between being shunned for staying true to oneself and struggling to stay within a narrow definition of female. Pipher's alarming tales of a generation swamped by pain may be partly informed by her role as a therapist who sees troubled children and teens, but her sketch of a tougher, more menacing world for girls often hits the mark. She offers some prescriptions for changing society and helping girls resist.

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters- by JoAnn Deak & Teresa Barker

A psychologist and speaker on gender equity, Deak aims to give answers to the problems raised in Mary Pipher's classic Reviving Ophelia. Quite a claim but she does it. To handle struggles with body image, self-esteem, intellectual growth, peer pressure, and media messages, Deak offers a strong framework that includes concepts like Crucible Events (defining life episodes) and the Strudel Theory (building a life with layers).

Real Boys : Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood -by William Pollack (Author), Mary Pipher (Foreword)

In a lucidly written primer for parents, Harvard Medical School psychiatry professor Pollack dismantles what he terms "the Boy Code" society's image of boys as tough, cool, rambunctious and obsessed with sports, cars and sex. These stereotypes, he argues, thwart creativity and originality in boys. Linking clinical insights to practical suggestions, Pollack advises caregivers how to help boys repair their fragile self-esteem, develop empathy and explore their sensitive sides. Drawing on his clinical experience as well as an ongoing Harvard research project, he offers advice on "attention deficit disorder" which, he maintains, is often a misdiagnosis for normal high-energy behavior, recognizing signs of depression, discouraging violence and helping boys cope with their parents' divorce.