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. am'ti b

    June 3, 2008 at 10:22 am

    i wish we were going this weekend. i can’t wait to see y’all soon. i am on the road to getting amo c to travel to 3 places this summer you home and co! help!

  2. Lauren

    June 3, 2008 at 10:54 am

    One of my mom’s favorite stories to tell: When I was 2, my dad had his boss and his boss’s wife over for dinner. I came running down the hall, fell as hit the living room carpet, and promptly yelled out, “Shit!” I’m pretty sure my dad lost his job right after that. (jk :P)

  3. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    June 3, 2008 at 11:08 am

    That laptop hurts my eyes.

  4. Beth

    June 3, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Holy child prodigy, Batman!

  5. schmutzie

    June 3, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I am currently limping along with a laptop that is pretty much trashed, so I feel your pain. Enjoy the new Mac!

  6. Linda

    June 3, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I feel your pain about the heat. Here in Austin it hit 100 yesterday, and the forecast for the rest of the week is between 95 – 99 degrees. To add to the fun, I’m about to have three kids home ALL DAY EVERY DAY for the summer, and every afternoon I will hear “it’s tooo hot to play outsiiide!” Do we have a pool in our backyard? No, no we don’t. Is the local pool PACKED everyday? Why yes it is. Suddenly, margarita popsicles for mommy everytime the kids have a popsicle is sounding like an excellent idea. They’re going to be eating a LOT of popsicles!

  7. Camels & Chocolate

    June 3, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    It’s a sad day when I’d rather be in Oklahoma than San Francisco (no offense to you Oklahomans). But come on, the temp is almost double there!!!

  8. MommyTime

    June 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Well, I don’t envy you the dry heat of Oklahoma. At least that leaves 50/50 with the new MacBook coming your way. :) I hope the trip is great. You can always teach him “newfangled” swear words that his great grandparents don’t know, and then sit back giggling. You know, like “CHICKEN!” — which is my swear of choice around my two all-ears preschoolers…

  9. Giselle

    June 3, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I like Oklahoma. Way less humid than Florida. :)

  10. slynnro

    June 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    We had NO SPRING. NO SPRING AT ALL. It was seriously like cold (TEXAS COLD OBVS) until about three weeks ago. And now this.

  11. Jen

    June 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Roger Rabbit! yay!

  12. The Over-Thinker

    June 3, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I’m pretty sure that I need a new laptop. Oh geez! How the hell did it fly out the car window? Must be breezy! Whoops! How did that tire get on top of the keyboard? Silly tire.

    MacBook here I come.

    And what is this “Roger Rabbit” you speak of?—‘cept for the movie, of course. Is it a dance? If so, I believe a demo is in order.

  13. Leigh

    June 3, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I hate to tell you this, but it was much hotter than the predicted 94 degrees here in OKC today and the wind…oh the wind! Hot as hell and the exact amount of wind to cover you with just enough red dirt to justify a second daily shower. Welcome home Whoorl!

  14. Kaili

    June 3, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Sarah, seriously I need to know the name of that book. My son would give his left leg for it! He LOVES tractors SO much right! He just turned 2 and got a sweet little ride on one! Sweetness!

    Trucks, Trucks Trucks by Peter Sis. :)

  15. gorillabuns

    June 4, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Yep, I melted yesterday.