Thursday, May 04, 2006

A Day Late and About Eight Short

Because I am a complete lame-o who missed the Thursday Thirteen, I offer a lousy facsimlie in exchange. I'd like to announce the Mama! Mama! Friday Five. Why the Friday Five, you ask. Because the Friday Four just seemed a little half-assed and the Friday Fifteen seemed way too ambitious. So without further ado, I present to you

Five Things About My Taste (or Lack Thereof) In Music

1. I am a closet John Mayer fan. Not the sappy, whiny, pansy-boy you may be familiar with. Not the one who wrote the pile of rubbish "Your Body is a Wonderland"...which makes my skin crawl, and not it a good way. Oh no. The John Mayer. of The John Mayer Trio. The John Mayer who plays the white boy blues. On suggestion though, John-boy. Lose the scarf. No man looks sexy in a scarf. Unless it is John Corbett. and it is all he is wearing.

2. I have quite the ecclectic CD collection which includes, Rage Against the Machine, Operation Ivy, Harry Connick Jr., Gershwin, Muddy Waters, Norah Jones, and Laurie Berkner - which is the CD of choice for a certain someone under 4 feet tall everytime we get in the car.

3. I love Elvis (obviously) in an abnormal kind of way, but there are certain somgs of his that make me cringe and vomit just a little in my mouth. "Kissin' Cousins", being one of them.

4. Though exceptional music ability runs in my family, I play no instrument at all. Nothing. Not even the spoons. I probably should have taken advantage of my good genes. If I were to play an instrument it would be the drums.

5. No matter how badass and angst-ridden, and full of righteous anger singers like Avril Lavigne, Ashley Simpson (wretch), and Kelli Clarkson (eye roll) would like to think they are, they have nothing...nothing...Nuh. Thing. On Janis.

And as a bonus....In order to make up for my complete rudeness in neglecting to link visitors to my last two Thursday Thirteens, I would like to link to them now...including a few kind words about their blog.

First Chaotic Mom, who had this awesome picture of her son.

Mary, who also has ecclectic taste in music.

Undercover Angel, whose blog banner cracks me up everytime I see it.

Carmen, who had a recent Thirteen movie quotes. I love me some movie quotes.

Ames, who has lots of cool pictures on her blog.

Jane, who has awesome and inspiring pictures from Venezuela in her last Thirteen.

Courtney, who has great info on MS in her Thirteen.

Elle, who has another banner I just love.

Wystful1, had cool facts abput 13 for her Thirteen.

And thanks, of course, to Izzy, who always visits...even though I never update...and even though I still haven't updated my blogroll with her new site address. I suck. She does not.

Monday, May 01, 2006

May Blog Exchange - Mother May I?

These posts are part of our May Blog Exchange on the theme Mother May I. Click around to read some of the other posts: Nancy, Vicki, Julie, Chase, Stacy, Christina, , Jen, Mabel, TB, Mel, Izzy, Mayberry Mom, Amy, and Laurie. If you’d like to participate in the June Exchange, please email Kristen at kmei26 at Enjoy!

Please welcome Mabel from

My mother has been gone for more than 8 years now. Her absence has made me think more and more over the years about what my reaction to certain things will be if and when I have children of my own. There are days I think I'd be a great parent. Then there are the days I know my child would think (or rather know) that I'm the Antichrist, put on earth just to torment the living daylights out of him or her. Especially her. Heaven help if I ever have a daughter. I can just hear it now...

Mother? May I...

Get a tattoo?
Well, that would mean your a grown up now right? Well as a grown-up, the mortgage is due on the second, pay that and you can get a tattoo.

Have my boyfriend stay the night?
Sure... In the garage with your father, you're sleeping in my room with me.

Get my drivers license?
Has hell frozen over? Didn't think so...

Go away to college?
When you're Thirty. Five.

Maybe I'll relax a little, if and when the day comes. Maybe I won't. Maybe I'll end up one of those crazy mothers on Wife Swap who shares a bed with her 7 children aged 2-17 and never lets them out of her view. All I know is? I'd better have an unlimited supply of Prozac and Xanax when the "Mother May I"'s start....

And now we return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Today, Mel can be found over at my blog Thank you to Mel and to her readers for putting up with my random insanity.