Blogeriffic! Blogtabulous! Blogtastic!


I had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with my girls this weekend. We go way back, way before blogging and twittering and instant messaging. Oh, and speaking of Twitter, I must say sometimes I find myself doubting the whole deal, but then something like this pops up on my screen and I’m like, DAMN I LOVE TWITTER.

“Guy next to me on train has used a label maker to display “Uncle Vinegar Tits” on his wallet. Send help.”

Metalia, you are one funny lady friend.

Back to my point. In those days, email was merely a twinkle in the internet’s eye. Christ, cellular phones had barely made the scene. Mine weighed 45 pounds and cost 6,000 dollars a minute. Did it not SUCK having to use pay phones? Sweet Jebus. You can imagine my germy disdain. We would drive around aimlessly until curfew looking for our friends, who consequently were driving around looking for us. If we had Google’s satellite map technology back then…MAN! Kids these days, they’ve got it SO easy.

So anyway, driving the night away. Listening to The Cure, The Smiths, Echo and The Bunnymen, Happy Mondays, and occasionally stopping off at a particular convenience store, where we would pay cash in return for a well-hidden 6-pack of beer behind the dumpsters. Ah, the good ol’ days.

Many, many years have passed, but we are still the same (including my storytelling! complete with hand gestures!). Oh, except we all have websites. How bizarre is that? So, go say hello to Little Miss Mel and Caroline.

In other news, I met another fabulous blogger for drinks on Tuesday. She’s a fellow lip gloss aficionado, which obviously, is tops in my book. It also didn’t hurt that we dished out our gory birthing stories within the first hour of meeting one another. She’s my kind of gal.

This blogging gig, isn’t it swell?

  1. Annika

    June 7, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    So envious. I really must get out and meet some of my bloggy pals.

  2. SAJ

    June 7, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    yay! the unlucky picture collage is on display!

  3. cocodrie

    June 7, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Do people born in the 80s remember such a time as you recount? This is a born-in-the-70s-or-before thing, no? Gawd, do I recall stopping off in the TROOPER, baby, to make key calls. To find a bad party. Which would be busted by the cops, minutes after word finally made it to us.

    Hilarious. And love the slideshow of our rockin day.

    The champagne TROOPER! Hey, what about my Audi that I totaled? Or was that pre-Caroline era? I have such found memories of your white Celica AND Nelson’s jeep AND the Pathfinder….while we’re at it, what about my Prelude and the RODEO, baby? Dude, we’ve gone through some cars…

  4. Janssen

    June 7, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Oh MAN, do I love your living room. I forgot to look at your handsome baby for a second, I loved it that much.

  5. LVGurl

    June 7, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Great pictures! Sounds like you all had a great time together. Mel noted that Wito was a charming little guy.

    I remember keeping 35 cents in my backpack at all times, just in case I had to make an emergency call on a pay phone. And my dad’s cell phone was actually a “mobile phone” that was BOLTED INTO the car!

    Are those 2T shorts that became a 10-month-old’s pants??

    Yes! They are 2T capri/board shorts I found at Target.

  6. metalia

    June 7, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    I’m so glad I could make you believe in Twitter again. I feel like Clarence the angel in It’s a Wonderful Life.

    I tried to surreptitiously get a camera phone picture of the wallet, but then I decided that I didn’t want to mess with someone who had “Uncle Vinegar Tits” on his wallet, you know?

    Love the slideshows!

  7. ~aj~

    June 7, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    Lifelong friends are the best…especially ones you can be a complete dork with and they love you in spite of it (or possibly even because of it).

    Wito could not be any more handsome in that orange polo. So stinking adorable!

  8. nabbalicious

    June 8, 2007 at 7:14 am

    Holy shit, did we go to high school together or something? Because you totally nailed it for me. Ahh, sure, kids might have it easier these days with their fancy schmancy Google, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Do you think anyone has an open campus these days where you can go raise a ruckus at Foster’s Freeze on your lunch break? Cutting class has got to be impossible now. And kids today can’t hide shivs in their backpacks! Wait…what?

    Dude, don’t tell me you aren’t coming to NB.

  9. sizzle

    June 8, 2007 at 7:16 am

    blogging IS swell!

    awesome pics. sounds like y’all had tons of fun, as per your usual. :) sidenote: love the way you’ve hung the art on your wall (behind mr. adorable wito in the slideshow pics).

    Thanks, Sizz! We had a lot of artwork set around the house, but needed a way to get it out of Wito’s reach. Enter Collage Wall!

  10. Tere

    June 8, 2007 at 7:34 am

    How on earth do you have such a neat living room?

    That’s easy – I’m married to a neat-freak interior designer. :)

  11. rebecca

    June 8, 2007 at 8:13 am

    Don’t you love it how we’re now old enough to start sentence with “Kids these days…”

    And hey – are those the blue shark Robeez? Evan had those too. I miss them. :)

    Yes, and his little toes are just about to the very end! :( Oh well, we’ve got the turtles lined up and ready to go…

  12. Donovan

    June 8, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I skipped over most of this post with all the ‘girls getting back together again” stuff, but I have to say your house is disgustingly well decorated. Seriously, it’s like it’s out of a frickin’ magazine or something!

    Thanks, Donovan. I direct all compliments to the source – my husband. And yes, since I technically didn’t do it myself (thus seeming too cocky), my house IS disgustingly well decorated. I also think the world will be reading articles in said magazines about my husband in the future- he’s THAT talented. :)

  13. am'ti b

    June 8, 2007 at 8:44 am

    1. you three look as good if not better than the old days!
    2. since peole are noticing, i will say we smiled at video with the collage wall in the background.
    3. our old plants are looking really good, ya’ll have a green thumb.

    Thanks, B! And yes, your plants LOVE it here…except for when the unruly neighbors’ kids are pulling them out of the soil.

  14. abby

    June 8, 2007 at 10:16 am

    i adore that you met up with my sister for a blind date. you two are a model for successfully taking blogging to the next level. and ditto on all the comments about your awesome house/decorator husband!

    Thanks, Abby! It definitely felt like a blind date as I was sitting at the bar nervously awaiting her arrival!! :D

  15. Schnozz

    June 9, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    The blogging gig IS swell. I’m glad you’re having fun!