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Manatee love, part 2 February 26, 2008

Filed under: Nash — nashsmom @ 10:55 pm

As you may have read in an earlier blog post, my son is obsessed with a stuffed manatee. This morning he had to teach him how to play Uno. 


He’s been telling me he wants to bring “Hubert” to school. But there’s a rule that kids aren’t supposed to bring toys from home unless it’s for a specific project, event, etc. so I kept telling him no. But he kept insisting that Mrs. Collins said it was OK. I finally emailed his teacher today to ask her and, of course, Nash was telling the truth and she did say it was OK for him to bring it in. She thought it would be educational since some of the kids had never heard of a manatee. So tomorrow Hubert will be making a guest appearance at Nash’s school and, according to Nash, they are BOTH very excited! 

I asked him what he was going to tell the class about manatees and here’s what he came up with.

Man, I love this kid.


Brilliant!!! February 25, 2008

Filed under: Celebs,things I love — nashsmom @ 12:23 pm
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File under most excellent payback EVER!


Why is everyone wearing red??? February 24, 2008

Filed under: Celebs,fashion — nashsmom @ 7:13 pm

heidi_red.jpg miley_red.jpg anne_red.jpg ruby_red.jpg katherine.jpg helen.jpg julie.jpg

Don’t these stylists communicate at least some of the basics to avoid things like this? And for the love of god, will someone please buy Cameron Diaz a comb?




Filed under: Celebs,Weird — nashsmom @ 6:37 pm
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While waiting for someone interesting to get their ass to the red carpet, I thought I would check out Yahoo’s most e-mailed photos of the week:

First we have a baby lemur. Awwwww. 


Next, um, Angelina after a very big meal or perhaps baby #5 for Brangelina? You decide: 



And of course the weird. Delicious grubs. Mmmmm…..




I really didn’t want to go there

Filed under: fashion — nashsmom @ 5:45 pm

This is part of the new spring collection for Calvin Klein:


I see where’s he’s going with the neutral color, the clean simple lines, the popular (but almost always unflattering) high waisted trouser, etc. Nice. No complaints whatsoever.

But the print campaign is what I keep seeing and after seeing it for the third time, I simply have to comment:


Is that not the most gigantic camel toe you’ve ever seen???


seriously?? February 22, 2008

Filed under: things i hate — nashsmom @ 10:55 am

We have this thing at work called “community forum”. It’s an e-mail group that you can subscribe to and it’s where you might list your apartment for rent, a car for sale, fundraising, etc. Occassionally people get silly and there is a thread of humorus comebacks. And once or twice a year, a good fight because a posting offended someone.And there are just the straight up idots that post things like this one just posted: 

Subject: Re: Bagel

Does anyone want the rest of my toasted sesame seed bagel from Dunkin Donuts?
I was just craving someone’s cold, half eaten bagel that they’ve had their hands all over. Yum.



this meat rules February 21, 2008

Filed under: Food,things I love — nashsmom @ 6:55 pm
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Everyone knows I can’t cook. And if I do, it needs to be something that can be prepared in 5 minutes or less during the week. 20 minutes on the weekends. You would be amazed at the variety of meals for Nash and I that I come up with during the week that meet the 5 minute rule. But my latest discovery has me so excited I just had to share. It’s Tyson steak strips.


These pre-cooked lightly seasoned strips of steak can be heated up on the stove if you have crazy extra time or microwaved for a mere 20 seconds. Then voila, they are ready for consumption. Nash eats them plain and I stir fry them up w/ some veggies or toss ’em on a salad. Delicious. And only 3 Weight Watcher points per serving for those keeping track. For special occasions I’ve used these to whip up an easy beef stroganoff recipe (less than 20 minutes, I swear!) that I have that has received mad raves from the Mr. Leave a comment if you want it and I’ll send it to you. mmmmmm, meat.