Things That Are Blowing My Mind

1. The weather forecast for my trip to Oklahoma.


The new state motto – “Come to Oklahoma and inhale the fiery breath of the devil!”

Ah, Oklahoma. How I DON’T miss your weather.

2. The current state of my laptop.


Most of the damage is due to a little turd named Wito, although, really, whose fault is it for leaving her laptop in a toddler’s path of destruction? I’ve been fine with the physical damage, but now it seems my screen is on its way to laptop heaven. (Word to the wise, working on a laptop with a blank screen isn’t productive.)

Never fear! A new Macbook Pro is on its way! Let’s all do the Roger Rabbit together!

3. Wito turns 22 months old tomorrow, and has a memory like an elephant. Seriously, watch the dude in action.

Due to this development, I’m already forced to watch my mouth. Obviously, I’m not doing a very good job since I heard a fairly over-dramatic “Ohhhhh, SHIT” coming from the living room yesterday afternoon. I’m sure he’s just brimming with excitement to use this new word with his grandparents AND great-grandparents in Oklahoma. Maybe we can work on something like, “God DAMN, it’s hot here!” before arriving tomorrow. Wish us luck.

  1. amy

    June 3, 2008 at 8:26 am

    woah dude…you got to oklahoma a lot! just remember that no matter if the weather forecast says hot/windy…it could possibly be a rain/blizzard the next day. you never know.
    my laptop plastic outlining is coming off too and i don’t even use the damn thing that much…
    so now at least you have a back up machine if ever something goes wrong:)

  2. amy

    June 3, 2008 at 8:27 am

    p.s. i can’t wait for the day express jet flies out of john wayne direct to Tulsa. that will be a happy happy day!

  3. Angella

    June 3, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Remind me to cross Oklahoma off of my “Places To Visit” list.

    Congrats on the MacBook Pro! I am trying to convince Matthew I need one.

    I just used my wiles to garner a new lens, so I may have to wait a bit before I go spending more money ;)

  4. Sizzle

    June 3, 2008 at 9:04 am

    That video blows my mind. Like I said on Flickr, he’s a little genius!

    Have a great trip.

  5. Just My Type

    June 3, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I’m just as concerned about the finish on your tabletop as I am your laptop!

    Don’t worry, that’s the designated toddler table from hell.

  6. tortoiseshelly

    June 3, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I’m in the same boat. We’re going to Oklahoma (Mulhall/Orlando – N of Guthrie and E of Stillwater) for a family reunion this weekend. The trip is made even more fun when Grandma won’t set the AC below 85 degrees.

  7. Marty Mankins

    June 3, 2008 at 9:20 am

    When my daughter was 2, she picked up a lot. I called her my little camcorder, because she would copy anything and everything… including me dropping my favorite swear word. It was hearing her next to me say “ga-damet” that made me have to censor myself for the time being. Now that she’s 16, she doesn’t swear hardly at all, but we can be comfortable with each other when I blurt out a “fuck” or “shithead” while driving.

    Utah’s weather hasn’t been all that. Still waiting for something called “summer” to arrive.

  8. Heather B.

    June 3, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I’m about to be in tears because I wanna go to Oklahoma!!!

    Go stop at Susan’s. It won’t be so…uh…’trailer park’ from the front anymore. Also give Sam some kisses from me and tell Lala that I’d like to drink with her at some point and take a picture of your parent’s indoor arboretum. Oh and give Shana’s belly a little pat.

    I’m so jealous. I need to go back soon, don’t I?

  9. Marty Mankins

    June 3, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Oh, and happy new MacBook Pro. The old one does look pretty sad. Kids under 8 with computers can cause all sorts of bad results.

  10. Emily

    June 3, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Do you know how BITTER that video makes me? BITTER AND SEETHING WITH JEALOUSY.

    I want one of those kinds who talk. BUT I DIDN’T GET ONE.

  11. Jenn

    June 3, 2008 at 9:36 am

    someone else who has a flapping toddler! awesome! Seriously, my 19 month old does that hand wavy thing ALL the time, like he’s trying to fly away. Glad to see I’m not the only one.

    So sorry about the laptop. :(

  12. Miguelina

    June 3, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Oooh, have fun in Oklahoma! Are you going to see Susan? Wait! Don’t tell me – I’ll die of jealousy.

  13. Nate

    June 3, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Think of it this way: maybe you’ll bring some of that lovely California weather here with you. GOD KNOWS WE NEED IT.

  14. rebecca

    June 3, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Ahhh – that video is so cute!! Evan was like that too… memorizing all his books and then proceeding to “read” them to us! I love it. Yay Wito. :)

    Have a great trip to OK.

  15. debby

    June 3, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Oh have fun in Okie! But my god, i don’t miss the weather there at all: hot, hotter, melt your face off.