Stale And Desperate

You know that feeling when you haven’t spoken to a friend in so long that in order to get to the present day you would have to spend hours trying to catch them up, but you really don’t want to listen to yourself ramble on about seemingly meaningless shit for hours, so you just don’t talk at all?


So, how’s it going?

Hmm. Yeah.

Well, okay then! Nice talking to you!


I’m at a fork in the road, people. I’m not trying to be dramatic (yes, I am), but I’m going to shut this website down (no, I’m not) if you don’t help me out RIGHT NOW (or maybe over the course of this week).

Let’s see. I could tell you about my trip to Oklahoma, my savant son with a photographic memory, the blossoming love for Ramón, my complete lack of exercise for the past three months and my new workout plan to remedy the situation, how teaching a stubborn 22-month-old how to drink out of a straw is driving me to profuse amounts of alcohol…

Pretty please, do me the biggest favor and help me out of my blogging funk.

What do you know? It’ a handy-dandy POLL! HAHAAAAAAAAA, HOW NOVEL.

If you find that my options blow hard, please feel free to enter your own suggestion (which I’m praying you do). Maybe I can rack up a month’s worth of material or something.

  1. Lisalisa

    June 16, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Jesus Christ the straw! I can’t believe the straw is losing here! We’ve got potential for humor, angst, frustration, cute kid pictures, messy kid pictures… what more could you want from a blog post?

  2. Lisalisa

    June 16, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Oh, um, you might try him with a slurpee or smoothie. Thicker things can be easier to drink. Worked for my kid. Dammit I hope i didn’t just take the wind out of the awesome straw post which I am hoping to read here.

  3. Alissa

    June 16, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    another all of the above. I have been checking every day to see if there is a new post but nada till today which although a filler is still nice :)

  4. sunny

    June 17, 2008 at 12:34 am

    finally you’re back – I was starting to get sweaty withdrawl symptoms! Blog about the oklahoma trip and annoying ex boyfriends that crawl out of the Sonic wood work.

  5. Tina

    June 17, 2008 at 3:50 am

    Stale and desperate? That describes my love life.

  6. Lauren

    June 17, 2008 at 4:34 am

    I voted for “Other” so you would blog about it all! Plus, maybe, How has being on Nightline changed your life?!

  7. Sue

    June 17, 2008 at 5:16 am

    ALL of the above!

  8. Jen

    June 17, 2008 at 5:20 am

    All of the above – but I would like to hear more about growing up in Oklahoma. Also, how you came to live in Cali. You know that we’ll all love whatever you write about!!!

  9. Heather B.

    June 17, 2008 at 5:22 am

    I want to hear about Oklahoma. I won’t even cry when you mention going to Sonic. Maybe.

  10. Nicole

    June 17, 2008 at 5:29 am

    I voted for the work-out plan. I am training for a half marathon, so I would love some tips for things to do on the days I dont run. But, any of those topics sound fun and fab.

  11. Ariel

    June 17, 2008 at 6:04 am

    My daughter didn’t want to drink out of a straw either.
    So I made a think milkshake, and sucked it up through the straw and then took the straw out- with a finger over one end- and it flow from the straw downwards into her mouth. Yes. Sharing a straw with a small child is not the loveliest of things. But it worked.
    I varied the position of the straw- at first it was tilted up- then level with her mouth. She really wanted that milkshake- and the thickness of it made it so she had to “WORK” for it a little. It took a few days- I wasn’t going to let her drink a whole milkshake. I shudder to suggest it, but Capri Suns have the little straws that if you put it in the pouch and you squeeze it the liquid flows up without suction. If there is something in there he wants badly enough it might help too…
    HE WILL LEARN! Don’t be too hard on yourself- This whole parenting gig is hard!

    Also? get a plate, fill it with bubble solution, and make bubble with the straw. Let him try- this might encourage him to learn how to wrap his lips around the straw? Plus it’s fun?

  12. martymankins

    June 17, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Wito from a straw sounds like a story that I’d like to know the ending to. After all, your Twitters that tease about the words the neighbors are making have got me curious

  13. Jennifer

    June 17, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Yeah, I’m with everyone else…all of the above!

  14. Lindsey

    June 17, 2008 at 6:26 am

    I’m delurking to say you cannot CANNOT shut the site down. But thanks for taking a bit of a break. It gave me a chance to go back and read all of your posts. Yeah. All of them. Let’s just say my productivity around the ‘ol office has been, um, nil.

    LOVE the site, so keep on keeping on! Oh, and I vote for all of the above, too!

  15. Brittany

    June 17, 2008 at 6:32 am

    I think we need a post dedicated to your flats. Where do you find so many fabulous flats???!!!