Memories, Light The Corner Of My Mind

Hey! Remember waaaaaay back, when the bulk of my writing revolved around drinking and practicing roundhouse kicks on house plants?

Yeah, that was interesting.

Oh! And remember that time I got pregnant and all I could write about was being pregnant? I recall a good few of you were either pregnant or in the process of becoming pregnant or had just finished being pregnant.

Yeah, those were good times, Whoorl.

Oh, and what about that time little Wito was born? I had tons of parenting questions for you all. Man, you guys were awesome. Leaving me comments all of the time and sending me incredibly supportive emails.

Come to think of it, we were pretty damn awesome.

Yes! You were! I mean, you are! So, I continued to write about parent-related stuff, figuring that’s why the majority of you were here in the first place. And mostly because, HEY, it’s what I do ALL DAY LONG. I posted “baby products of the day” and fun photos of Wito in the sidebar because hell, you walked with me from Drinky McDrunk to preggers to the NICU to torpedo mastitis boobs to the SAHM/career issue to gigantic toddler man.

We’ve been around for a lot of changes in your life, Whoorl.

Totally! However, I became super lazy and stopped posting baby products in the sidebar, even though lots of you emailed asking where in the hell they went. (Oh, and HELLO! Very sorry about not returning those emails!) Then came this post, which I had no idea would have such a snowball effect regarding of all things, HAIR. Hair, people.

Yes, you seem to be quite obsessed with the subject lately.

I know. You’re right. It’s just that it’s so fun! My little pet project! However, I’m pretty sure there are a good few of you who would like for me to shut the hell up about the hair.

Well, maybe some Wito updates or baby talk would be nice, considering we’ve been here for you all the way, PATTING YOUR BACK AND BEING SUPPORTIVE THROUGH EVERYTHING. NOT THAT WE REALLY CARE EITHER WAY, CRAZY LADY.

Whoah! I prefer “quirky”. QUIRKY.

Well, good news! I am now writing about more baby products than you could shake a stick at over at ParentDish. YAY for baby products! And online shopping! And child products! And parental products! And motherhood! Did I mention shopping? Will you stop by once in awhile? I’ve put my most recent links up in the sidebar.

(Look! I’ve already posted about Skip Hop’s brand new EVA foam playmats.)

(Which, incidentally, would have been perfect 4 months ago when I was searching the earth far and wide for decent modern-looking playmats to no avail, thus forcing me to buy a goddamn custom-made doodoo brown mat for Wito.)

(Well, that basically summarizes my review, minus the inappropriate language and attitude problems. I’ll save those lovely attributes for this website.)

(But, will you go visit me anyway?)

(You complete me.)

(Hair rules.)

  1. Nilsa S.

    September 18, 2007 at 6:00 am

    Congrats on ParentDish! One day when I’m actually a parent, I’ll probably dig into the PD archives in search of your faithful reviews. Which begs the question, if I’m not a mom, why do I read Whoorl?! For the hair, of course! And the modest scoop of sarcasm and sass.

  2. LVGurl

    September 18, 2007 at 6:08 am

    Congratulations! Have fun with your new project! :)

  3. Moose

    September 18, 2007 at 6:11 am

    I will totally visit you at ParentDish. Even though I have nothing that even vaguely resembles a baby. Unless you count a medium-size dog and a large bottle of tequila.

  4. abbersnail

    September 18, 2007 at 6:16 am

    I love the hair stuff! I mean, I love your baby and all, but I can’t even figure out the whole “acquiring a boyfriend” stage of life. Hair is much more my speed! ;-)

    YAY! Hair rules! I’ve got plenty of hair topics up my sleeve for this blog, don’t you worry. ;)

  5. cocodrie

    September 18, 2007 at 8:11 am

    I am so, so proud of my soul sistah! Congratulations.

  6. amy

    September 18, 2007 at 7:33 am

    i love to read anything you write about…bc you just plain crack me up. when is la la due?

  7. Natalie 42

    September 18, 2007 at 7:56 am

    I love those cutie mcgee hats. I wish people would think “Man, she looks AWESOME in that monkey hat!” Instead of “Why is that 27 year old sporting that toddlers hat?” B/c those are too adorable…on toddlers.

    I will visit as well. I don’t even have kids…but I get bored easily so, ya know…I’ll be there.

  8. 180/360

    September 18, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Congrats on the new writing gig!

    Just wondering- are you paid to write about those products or are they just things you would personally endorse?

    The products are just my personal endorsements. They are either tried and true or something I’m jonesing to buy. I will be writing about other parenting stuff as well, in fact, I am currently writing about baby vomit. If that doesn’t gross out the readers from the start, I don’t know what else will! AWESOME.

  9. Miguelina (Reluctant Housewife)

    September 18, 2007 at 10:06 am

    I jumped for joy when I saw this on Twitter! I couldn’t message you, so here I am – Congrats! It feels like it was just yesterday that you announced your pregnancy. *sniff*

  10. Angella

    September 18, 2007 at 9:23 am

    I know I already emailed you, but wanted to send ANOTHER congratulations. Woot!

  11. mcgee

    September 18, 2007 at 9:40 am

    congratulations on the new gig! also, i love the new banner. it’s pretty!

    and also!

    holy crap if you’ve got carson palmer on your fantasy team you must’ve blown your opponent out of the water this past weekend! he racked up 37 points on espn fantasy football. damn.

    PLEASE don’t remind me. Even with Carson, I was beat by a combination of Chad Johnson, Andre Johnson and some others. I SCORED 122 POINTS AND STILL LOST. WHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY?

  12. diane

    September 18, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Congratulations for you and for us! More Whoorl to read! Yay

  13. Amanda

    September 18, 2007 at 11:15 am

    Congratulations on the new blogging gig. You will rock the Parent Dish, of this I’m certain. Wahoo!

  14. OMSH

    September 18, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Oh good Lord, I thought you were going to say that you got a baby hair blog gig and I really was going to have to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    Though again – I’m needing hair help.
    I’m sure I’m supposed to submit something.
    Let me know when you are able to fish through the few hundred you have and I’ll submit. ;)

  15. metalia

    September 18, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Where were your reviews six months ago when I was trying to find a playmat and ended up with a doody-colored brown rug of my very own? (Which, incidentally, seems to make an appearance in every damn picture I take of my son?) I NEED ANSWERS! (…and to own that playmat in blue/gold. Adorable.) Congrats on the new job, pretty lady; can’t wait to read your reviews.