Thursday, April 30, 2009

in light of our recent state of emergency...

would you rather...

have the bird flu


the swine flu?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

would you rather...

would you rather...

have madonna


angelina jolie

as your adopted mom?

i'm so committed to this blog that yesterday after i decided to post this, i had a dream i was hanging out with good ol jenn aniston. we got to talking (like always) about my blog. i was telling her how i started this new series. she was all ears, cuz she always loves my ideas. anyway, i told her how though my first 2 posts were original, my latest one was stolen from one of my favorite radio stations. she was all ears by now, so i launched it on her... however as soon as it left my mouth, i realized what i had said. how could i, such a close friend, be so insensitive? all i can say was the look on jenn's face was so searing, that i quickly recovered by saying, "jenn, i'm so sorry, i can't even believe i just said that! you know i wouldn't touch angie with a ten foot pole, i'm madonna all the way!" we had a good laugh after that, as we hit up round 2 of our appletini's.

so now that you know where i stand... i'm anxious to hear what you guys got... and please, guys, don't base your answer on whether or not there will be breastfeeding.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

lily saves the day!!!

when i got to chumash park in AG on thursday, i was lucky to get a parking spot. the whole lot was full, and the park was teeming with preschool spring breakers. after 2 fun filled hours with my good friend Shelley and her boys, we were ready to hit the road. since ol EV truly has forsaken me, and likely will be in the shop for the next "two weeks", i've been destined to drive a mid size semi-luxury sedan. going from my spacious EV to this seemingly miniature car has been an adjustment, but i'm thankful nonetheless to my gracious in-laws for leaving us with their beloved nissan maxima. however, my pride is tested daily, as i pull into CCG, or UMCC and i see stares of pity... "poor lily and oz, their mom doesn't have a lexus or volvo SUV, this economy must be really doin some damage for the rodgers family." not that my eurovan is in any league with those luxury SUV's and minivans, but at least i got the uniqueness factor- i think i almost leave them speechless... anyhow i digress.

as we gathered up our stuff to leave and loaded into our little baby car, oz immediately began obsessing on shelley's car, and was desperately wanting to watch her 'big tires' leave. he wouldn't let me buckle him in till she pulled away, and since he was tired and hungry, i thought i'd let him win this one. here's the scene- i'm sitting in the passenger seat, oz is climbing in and out of his carseat behind me to get a good view of shelley's suburban, lily is next to him all buckled in. oz keeps opening and closing the door, so i decide to lock the doors so he'll chill out. finally shelley pulls out and i hop out of the passenger seat to buckle oz in behind me. however, as soon as i hop up, the door closes behind me, and i'm stuck on the other side of the window looking at my kids all locked in.

i actually don't panic immediately.

i look around and there is literally no one in sight. my phone and the keys are locked in the car. although the wind is cold outside, its pretty warm in the car. there are no houses or business close enough that i could walk to without the car and my kids being out of sight. i realize my only hope is in lily to get us out of this.

now if your toddler is anything like mine, she'll ask me where one of her doll's is and if i tell her its over in the corner, she'll wander the whole house before she finds it. the kid doesn't understand directions so well. add this on top of the fact that she's never locked or unlocked these doors, this car is entirely unfamiliar to her. in addition, she's buckled in her 5 point harness, and only a handful of times have i seen her unbuckle herself. with all the windows rolled up i begin to yell instructions to her. she seems pretty uninterested in helping, obviously not realizing the severity of the situation, i don't want to worry her, but she def is needing some motivation. she tries to reach the handle but is restrained by the carseat. i walk her through unbuckling the latch to free her arms, she methodically does it. she then reaches over to the handle and tries to open it. no luck. i try and explain that she needs to jiggle the lock, to just try to move it back and forth. she finally gets it, and lo and behold, the door releases.

its a miracle!

i open the door and say, "lily, you did it! you saved the day!" she's beaming with pride. i'm overcome with thankfulness and relief. needless to say, she was rewarded with endless praise, and of course ice cream.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

our half second of fame

i wish i could say it was longer, better and more interesting, but hey we'll get what we can take when it comes to ksby. lils made her debut on saturday as we graced poly royal with our presence. after ol danielle (lerner) got the okay to film us, i figured it'd be longer than a half a second... i was wrong. but if you've got tivo, i bet you could slow-mo it and get a good 5 seconds of us. in any event, without further ado, i present lily rodgers... age 3.95. (just so you know, we come on around 1:09- so don't blink or you'll miss it).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

y'all ready for this... i'm actually following through. hold on to your seat, cause its time for...

"would you rather thursdays!"

since we had such an amazing response last week, i'd thought i'd mix it up a little...


would you rather have your jaw wired shut for 3 weeks


have your spouse break their left leg (with a cast ending right above the knee).

i know its a tough one. so much to consider, like i couldn't talk to my kids, but i'd probably loose some serious weight. or if b has a broken leg, he could still take the kids places, and he does work at a desk all day... and i'd still be able to eat. hmmm, sounds like i made my decision.

i know its one to mull over, so if you can't answer right away, i understand. but please when you do, i gotta know your reason.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

would you rather thursdays...

so i'm starting a new series in my big ol blog to try and get you fools to actually comment. i know you're out there lurking around my blog, but its like pulling teeth to get you guys to actually write something. so every thursday i'm gonna blow your mind with one of my favorite games.

'would you rather' began in most girls lives around high school. some kept it clean, while others like to get a little dirty with it. and just to keep you guys interested, i'll actually try and keep my own text short (it won't be easy- but you're worth it).

so with no further ado... i present our first 'would you rather?'



marty mcfly or mike seaver? and by would you rather you know i mean, would you rather put posters up from teen beat of marty or mike right?
so lemme know what filled your pubescent walls.... (not just for girls)... i know travis might've had a poster or two...