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!



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

  2. Happy Birthday, Wito!

    What a great first year!

  3. A year? Already?!

    Have I been sleeping for a really long time?

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

  4. 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.

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

    Can’t wait to see you soon!

  6. Happy Birthday Dude!

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  11. 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!!

  12. Happy birthday to your son!

  13. Happy, happy birthday!

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

  15. So jealous.

    But Happy Birthday Wito!

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

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

  19. Happy Birthday Wito!

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

  21. Waooo a year allready??

    Happy B-day Wito!!!

  22. 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.


  23. Happy birthday, Wito Bear!

    Fingers crossed on the house!

  24. Gah! And happy birthday, Bear!

  25. Natalie 42 says:

    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!!!

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

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

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

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

  32. 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)

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

  34. Happy Birthday Wito!

  35. 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!).