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{Monday, April 23, 2007}

I heard the girls upstairs talking and stopped on the stairs. Emma was saying that she thought that her Sweet 16 would be the best day of her life. Morgan said she thought that being a teenager would be the Best Thing ever, but it seemed so long away. "Even after my big sister is a teenager, I still have to wait".

Then Morgan said, "I think the best day of my life will be the day I get married," and Emma, stricken, says, "Oh no, that is a horrifying day!" Morgan said, "Really?" And Emma said, oh yeah, haven't you seen those shows? And remember Michelle's wedding?"

Morgan said, "Well Michelle's wedding was HECTIC - I think it was because of all of those kids".
posted by Lisa 6:34 PM

{Monday, December 11, 2006}

Morgan: "I stepped on something!!!!"
Me: "Like the tack strip from the carpet?! Something painful?!"
Morgan: "No, like mashed potatoes."
posted by Lisa 8:00 PM

{Monday, October 02, 2006}

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posted by Lisa 10:28 PM

{Wednesday, September 27, 2006}

I told Morg that she was a very easy-going girl. She said, "Yeah, flexible".
posted by Lisa 5:10 PM
One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small

The piano tuner is here and I'm running the gambit of songs in my head/under my breath based on whatever the combinations of notes he is poking on. I've gone from White Rabbit to Phantom of the Opera to Oh Come All Ye Faithful. It's trippy.
posted by Lisa 11:03 AM

{Tuesday, September 12, 2006}

Ah, Sweet Youth

Even though Morgan is often the most challenging in the morning, she was very cooperative today because she liked her outfit (Sophia anyone?). When she got out of the van at school, I said, "Love you..." and before she closed the door, she said, "Love you more!" Having recently read this piece at hipmama, I almost cried.

These people called me yesterday morning (at 8:30 a.m., mind you) to pop off a (she promised) 90-second spiel about 'needing to encourage Hollywood to make more family-friendly movies'. So, anger abated momentarily, I took a breath and let her exhale hers - blah, blah, blah. Don't you agree, she said. "No," I said. "Uh, oh..." said she. Apparently she switched to the rarely used dissenter screen and started with 'we're not for censorship' - I zapped back with 'capitalism and free speech'. Shockingly, she didn't want to hear it. I pressed the OFF button on the phone (like you could do for your family!).

In one of those, sadly I thought of it in retrospect moments, I realized that she had asked for the Lady Of The House when she called. I should have retorted that I'm no lady, but I am the head bitch who lives here. Just in case you don't look at their webpage very long, one of the approved titles (that, amazingly, went straight to DVD) is titled _Apocalypse and the End of Times_. That ought to cheeer up the kiddies on family movie night! I suppose that ultimately they wanted a donation for their cause. Ha. I'm much more likely to fork out money for any movie that shows Joe Pesci in a psychopathic, gangster rage.
posted by Lisa 9:27 AM

{Saturday, September 09, 2006}

A Little Shug Avery Pee In It

Tonight, after I got home from a great dinner with the neighbors, I was handed the remote. I immediately found The Color Purple and switched to it, hoping for some Shug Avery - just to rationalize my dog, if nothing else. What I got was a raw flashback to being nineteen, lying on the couch on Beaumont watching the Color Purple all of the summer of 1987. And a strong reminder of why this film was in my Top 10. I told my husband - who looked at me like I had eaten worms. It's sad, really, that I can't be all me everywhere. It seems too much to lay on any one person. Jesus, I should know.
posted by Lisa 12:07 AM

{Thursday, August 24, 2006}

I've been sitting here in a Dooce-induced coma for over an hour. I was shipping, but lost interest as it became further and further from the time since the post office closed. I continue to crack myself up though. Despite sitting here reading the archives nonstop, I occasionally glance over at my Google Sidebar Todo list as if there will be something that I can check off.
posted by Lisa 10:39 PM