I Have Been Neglectful. Enjoy My Excuses!

Hi! I’m in Oklahoma!

Oklahoma is OK, thanks for asking. It’s hot. Very hot. Yesterday, I ran at 6:30 in the morning and died.

The end.


Currently, my brain will only assimilate sentences suitable for small children. And lists – I can deal with lists, so let’s go.

1. Remember our lovely beach bungalow up for sale for eleventy billion dollars? Remember the sadness at the thought of moving? Followed by the confident realization that NO ONE in their right mind would purchase such a bungalow for the unbelievably exorbitant price?

Well, I was right. No one would purchase our home for that much money.

But, they did purchase it for the unbelievably exorbitant price minus a large chunk of change.

In escrow. Inspections currently in process.

Hi! Did I mention we are in Oklahoma?

2. Let’s not dwell. Looks like the new owner might keep us in the property. Can everyone keep their fingers crossed?

3. It’s Wito’s 1st birthday! Big party this afternoon! With sugar and presents and a mini-Blogher conference. Shall we call it Blogher 0.5?

4. Many preparations are in order, so I must say goodbye for the time being. I’ll be back, post-sugar highs and wine headaches.

Happy Birthday, Wito!

  • Danielle

    August 4, 2007 at 7:20 am

    Happy Birthday, Wito! Can’t wait to see what will undoubtably be adorable pictures of the birthday boy and his beautiful parents and buddies.

  • LVGurl

    August 4, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Happy Birthday, Wito!

    What a great first year!

  • Beth

    August 4, 2007 at 7:55 am

    A year? Already?!

    Have I been sleeping for a really long time?

    Happy Birthday, Wito! Is there a party theme? Besides BlogHer?

  • BeachMama

    August 4, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Happy Birthday to Wito! One already, unbelievable. I hope the party is lots of fun.

    And sort of good news on the house, I guess if someone is going to buy it, the best thing would be for you to be able to stay where you are. Let’s hope they are good landlords for you.

  • little miss mel

    August 4, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Happy 1st Birthday big guy! Hope you have a super fun time at your partay! Yee haw!

    Can’t wait to see you soon!

  • SAJ

    August 4, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday Dude!

  • 180/360

    August 4, 2007 at 8:26 am

    Have fun in OK and hope Wito has a great day!

  • Heather B.

    August 4, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Why was there no warning of the heat? And also THERE’S SONIC HERE! I might stay a little longer but only if ‘sip and see’ includes the sipping of wine.

    Happy Birthday, Wito.

  • Neil

    August 4, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Happy birthday, Wito! How are housing prices in Oklahoma?

  • Susan

    August 4, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Housing prices in Oklahoma are AWESOME. I know first-hand.

    So Whoorl and Wito should totally stay here, don’t you all think?

  • jenB

    August 4, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    I wish I was there for lots of reasons, but I am really pissed that I DID NOT get to touch your hair.

    Have a fabulous time you guys!!

  • Jennie

    August 4, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Happy birthday to your son!

  • Angella

    August 4, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Happy, happy birthday!

  • Elizabeth

    August 4, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Happy First Birthday Wito!!! I have enjoyed following your adventures this past year, may the years to come be filled with many many more!!

  • chris

    August 4, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    So jealous.

    But Happy Birthday Wito!

  • Heather B.

    August 4, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    So…??? How was the party??? Did you get your guests drunk?? Were your parents awesome. Was Wito spectacular and freaking adorable?? Tell ALL!

    (The hangover tomorrow should be quite awesome, FYI)

  • steppingoverthejunk

    August 5, 2007 at 9:31 am

    I went to college in the midwest and ran track and cross country. I nearly died too. Especially in the spring/fall humidity and heat. That cracked me up.

  • gorillabuns

    August 5, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    as you very well know, heatherb, yes to ALL questions.

  • Kami

    August 5, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Wito!

  • Kristin

    August 5, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Happy B-day to Wito. You’re lovely, and it was really fab to meet you in person.

  • B@B@(Sue)

    August 6, 2007 at 5:19 am

    Waooo a year allready??

    Happy B-day Wito!!!

  • Darren

    August 6, 2007 at 6:57 am

    I have this policy about not reading blogs over the weekend, and it looks like this time around it came back to bite me.

    Wow, I’m sorry. But I’m NOT dwelling. I swear. Everything will work out.


  • nabbalicious

    August 6, 2007 at 6:57 am

    Happy birthday, Wito Bear!

    Fingers crossed on the house!

  • Darren

    August 6, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Gah! And happy birthday, Bear!

  • Natalie 42

    August 6, 2007 at 7:22 am

    Happy BirthAnniversary to the darling Wito! And I’m sorry, but I think congrats are in order for the equally darling parents of Wito for not losing, maiming, or forgetting Wito in a public place ALL YEAR LONG (this is, I’m pretty sure, what I would do if I had a child at this point in my life, yay me!) so… woohoo to you two!

    And ugh, I drove through the big OKC on the way back from CO last week…just driving through was enough for me. Hot, hot and more hot. My poor parents… had to leave them there b/c, well, they live there. Although we got back to Cleveland and it was like 4 gajillion degrees…4 GAJILLION, PEOPLE! le sigh.

    Have so much fun today!!!

  • andrea

    August 6, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday Wito!

    We just went through birthday weekend ourselves. Charlie may never be the same, he now expects cake with each meal.

    Congratulations on surviving the first year!

  • jonniker

    August 6, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Oh shit. I thought I commented on this on Saturday, because good googly moogly, happy birthday, little Wito! Belated, that is, from his many cyberaunties.

  • kris

    August 6, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Oh my goodness. I can’t believe he’s already one – seems like yesterday that icky men were looking at your pregnancy pics on Flickr. Ahhhh. Those were the days.

    Happy first birthday, sweet boy. Want to go to prom with me in a few years? I’ll probably still be single.

  • Kelly

    August 6, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Unbelievable…I can’t believe he is a year already. Happy Birthday Wito, make sure mom doesn’t jip you on the icing.

  • angela

    August 6, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Everything’s crossed over here, so good luck. And happy birthday, little guy!

  • Amanda

    August 7, 2007 at 5:59 am

    Happy (belated) birthday, little man! Hope it was perfection.

  • sunny

    August 7, 2007 at 9:50 am

    happy birthday, sausage toes!

    ps: pls tell your mom I’m going through new product/running update withdrawls. I am the freak in the stat counter that checks back so often that it’s no longer flattering, it’s creepy! hahaha (imagine crazy laugh here)

  • Her Bad Mother

    August 8, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Happy birthday, Wito! Tell the crazy lady to stop running in the heat.

  • Jen

    August 8, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Happy Birthday Wito!

  • Sarah

    August 8, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Happy anniversary of becoming a mom! And happy having a good time in OK. I’m headed there in November and, having always been a bit terrified of the midwest, am a bit nervous already…although it could be that I’ll be meeting my boyfriend’s entire family and his trajillion friends (thought I’d throw in another enormous number!).