Saturday, October 22, 2011

The (Pinball Brain) Mentalist

Let me tell you that, in my mind, I have been ROCKING the blog world lately. My posts are witty and insightful, my projects are inspiring, my photos? Breathtaking.

Mentally, I have written a post about how we are completely off base as a society with our overuse of rude terms like: idiot, moron, dummy and loser. Why did we stop using "fool." Mr. T had it right man. And while foolishness may sometimes be a derivative of stupidity, it truly needs it's own label as it can exist quite independently from a lack of intelligence. Unfortunately, the computer didn't get my telepathy and there was no time when I got in from raking the lawn.

And speaking of computer assistance, I also had some good material on the new iphone's little Siri and my excitement over her inner-nerd. Do you know that one of her responses to "what is the meaning of life?" is "42."??? Seriously, if you "get" that we need to get together to discuss the deeper meanings of Star Wars and if this new wave of superhero films are truly doing the genre justice.

And, speaking of Star Wars, my boys went all classic up in this joint for Halloween this year. Darth vs. Luke. And, while I am quite certain Tate was mostly interested in Luke for the promised light saber to go with his (highly overpriced) costume, I must admit my excitement for the photo ops. (Yeah, I still take pictures. Occasionally.) If only I could have sold Ellerie on Princess Leia. I was certain "princess" would win her over, but the lack of pink glitter and a crown sort of did the deal in. If I could have roped her, I would TOTALLY have made A & A dress Milo up as Yoda and take him trick or treating with us in spite of his lack of candy teeth and inability to say "trick or treat!"

And, speaking of Halloween, Ms. E would ONLY be a unicorn. She had a vision and she was not about to compromise. Nothing I found pleased her, so we fell back to Mama-made, even though I was uncertain how to proceed. In the end, we went along one feature at a time with some remnant-bin-fabrics and I convinced her she was SILVER, since what she wanted was to be white. I'm rather pleased, actually. Maybe I could make a business out of converting hoodies into costumes??

And, speaking of starting a sewing business..... I really, really want to. I have the vision, but I waiver on the confidence and then bury myself under the reality of how to fit it into my life. Maybe next year? Seems like there are SO many things asking for my time and at least three of those things are VERY DIFFICULT to ignore ;-) The question also remains as to how long one can, in good conscience, go on avoiding things like dishes, dirty floors and showers, dog toenails and personal hygiene in order to pursue a dream that may or may not prove to be anywhere near financially fruitful in spite of being fun as kites.

And, speaking of ignoring children and things that need to be done, I guess I've done enough of that for one day. Off to tackle laundry and write a mental post about why white children's clothing should be illegal and how the knees of all boys' pants should be reinforced with, say, kevlar.


Melissa Crowe said...

Oh, my! That unicorn is AWESOME. I just wrote you a letter wherein I asked what your kids are going to be for Halloween--feel free to ignore that question. Feel free also to comfort me since I now feel woefully inadequate considering the fact that A's costume is still nowhere near complete!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

lol loved your witty post, you are rocking the bloggy world :-) Love the outfit, I bet she doesn't want to take it off! Re the sewing business how about starting a facebook page and add things as and when you want to, that is what I do. As you say with 3 kiddies and a manic household it is hard to make a serious business out of the fun of creating yet, one day, one day we will have time :-) x

Jen said...

You're funny when you're scatterbrained. I can't tell you how many posts I write in my head that never make it to the keyboard. Usually I write them in the car, on my way somewhere. If only I could speak them into a device that types them into my computer and hits "Post!" We should invent that! It's our ticket outta here!

That unicorn costume totally ROCKS! Seriously.

Theresa said...

Um, hi. Adorable as she is, that was not the costume my husband wanted to see ;)

Kathy said...

Love the unicorn costume! The pink mane is the bestest :)

Anonymous said...

Lis, my heart melted a bit when I saw these sweet photos of Ellerie dressed up as a unicorn! You made her dream a reality! You are such a great Mom and so incredibly talented! -Laurie