Getting my geek on

standard January 4, 2010 5 responses

On my suitcase I have a luggage tag that reads “Everyone loves a Geeky Girl.” I got it from someone at BlogHer this summer and it makes me smile, because while I’ve always been a geek to a certain extent, it’s only now that it’s somewhat becoming cool to be a geek.*

I’m loving it.

Yesterday I proved my geek to M by going on Facebook to find a sitter so that we could go see Avatar again. Yes again. It’s that good. And shh. I’m a geek. That’s what this whole post is about.

The traditional calling around to all the usual suspects had failed us and we were a tad desperate to get a sitter, so I jumped on Facebook and sent out the following message:  

Any of my fave sitters who might still be in town want to make a couple bucks before heading back to school? We want to go see Avatar (again…) tonight! Lemme know!

Twenty minutes later we had a sitter lined up. Ironically it was one of the girls we had called on the phone. She checked her Facebook before her voicemails.

So there you go, to go see a geeky** movie you have to use a geeky technique to score childcare. The fact that we completely failed at getting tickets to what turned out to be a sold out show does not negate the total and utter geeky win for the afternoon. Even though we could have used the Internet to buy said tickets, thus turning the evening into a trifecta of geekiness. What can I say, you just can’t win them all.

*My brother-in-law contends that only geeks believe that this is true, or at the very least that this is only true in the San Francisco Bay Area, but really, what does he know?
**We saw Avatar before it became the hot movie of the year to see. When it was still geeky and not cool. And for the record I also saw Titanic before it became the cheese icon of the century.

A snowy after-Christmas

standard December 28, 2009 1 response

When we arrived in Ohio last Sunday morning, the world was covered in a thin white film of fine powdery snow. A cheery snowman greeted us from the front lawn and we smiled at the novelty of it all. It was a balmy 50 F when we left San Francisco the night before.

But our dreams of a white Christmas were foiled by a ton of rain that fell on the county on Christmas eve. I thought for sure that we were done with the snow, that the girls would have to wait for another trip to Tahoe to try their hands at building a snowman or sledding again.

I was wrong. I took this picture five minutes ago, moments before heading to bed. The world is once again blanketed in soft while snow and tomorrow morning I sense that there’s going to be much gleeful snowball throwing and snowman building.

Stay tuned for pictures! The only bummer is that M took off thirty minutes after the snow started to fall. Instead of playing in the cold with us tomorrow he’ll be heading back to work. Poor M.

Tiger goes RAWR

standard August 13, 2009 1 response

“That was awesome!”

It’s late. We’re piling into the car after a long afternoon and evening at the circus. The girls are rarely up this late, but excitement is keeping them going, little eyes shining bright in the dark.

“My favorite part was the chocolate covered pretzels.” C declares from the back seat.

“Oh yeah? Not the tigers? Or the elephants?”

“Oh. Yeah! Those were neat! I also liked the dancers! In the pretty tutus!”

“I liked the dogs. Those were funny.” I interject.

“Yeah! The dogs! I liked when the dogs jumped.”

“How about you baby? Did you like the circus?”

Little L’s bright eyes are closing. They flutter a bit and she replies, speaking around her pacifier.

“Tiger goes RAWR!”

Moments later both girls are fast asleep, a hint of smiles visible around their pacifiers as we head home and the circus disappears behind us.

Weekly Winners – Summer has finally arrived

standard July 12, 2009 9 responses

Last weekend we stuck around at home instead of heading over the mountains to the beach. So, for the first time this summer, we were able to break out our brand new inflatable wading pool.
It’s very cute and the girls wasted no time stripping and diving in. Then they jumped right back out because the water was frigid, but an hour or so later they were back in and in they stayed.

Well, mostly in…
The cute pool has flowers that spray water.
This was more or less well received.
It’s one way to fill a cup.
Mommy was very attentive during all this splashing around.
And daddy was distracted with the gorgeous peaches.
We finally got them out to go celebrate America’s birthday.
This too was more or less well received.
We never saw fireworks.
But balloon animals are clearly just as awe inspiring.
And make quite the trophy to cart home.


Happy Weekly Winners. I hope you enjoyed my selection of pictures and that you’ll head over to Sarcastic Mom’s site to see other fabulous shots.