Wednesday, July 23, 2008

when is your child officially sick?

if your child has a runny nose, are they sick?
what about perpetual visible boogers?
what if they cough occasionally but not persistently?
open and oozing sores?
closed and dry sores?
what if they have these symptoms but are acting like they are fine?
at what point does your child stay home?
do you ever say anything to other people about their child possibly being too sick to be around other children?
when are YOU officially sick?

Friday, July 18, 2008

everything is up to date in kansas city

if i had a buck for every time someone asked me what it is like to live in kansas, i would have about, oh, $55. but seriously. there is a popular misnomer that kansas city is in kansas. while there is a KCK. KCMO where it is at and is the one everyone talks about. most people think that missouri is farmlands and hicks. i am going to prove that we are chock full of celebs. plus, lots of farmlands and hicks. so, in no particular order:

george brett- not from kc, but it is his home now. we loyal royals fans think he is pretty close to heaven and wish he would come out of retirement and help revive our miserable team. once i called him georgie porgie and my brother steve said that was the most disrespectful thing i could do. i was 5.

brad pitt- from springfield, missouri. i used this picture because most of his recent shots are of him with some fat girl with lots of tatoos and big ol' lips. i didn't need her ruining my post.

matt tegenkamp- olympic athlete who graduated from the high school just down the road from my house. i taught him all he knows about running.

jesse james- famous outlaw. died in a shootout. famous last words were something along the lines of, "i love missouri forever!" or something like that. or i just made that up.

jean harlow- the term blond bombshell was coined because of her. died at age 26 from kidney failure.

harry s truman- from independence, missouri. the s in his name stands for S and that's it.

ginger rogers- amazing amazing amazing- from independence, missouri

chuck norris- or as we call him, carlos ray norris. he lived in prairie village, kansas for a short time. nice guns.

michael vick- famous quarterback now living in some resort community in leavenworth, kansas.

willie aames- resides in olathe, kansas(KC suburb) with wife and kids. why do you recognize him? from his roles in 8 is enough, charles in charge and VH1's celebrity fat club.

david cook- start screaming now. he's SOOOOOO cute. that's for you, caroline.

ernest hemingway-famous author and outdoorsman. wrote for the kansas city star way back in the day. he later committed suicide. most likely because he left kansas city. it's a hard place to get over.

others of note:

sheryl crow- barf on my face. most missourians wish she would stop acting like her opinions are more important than her music.

josephine baker- dancer, singer, civil rights activist born in saint louis.

nelly- well-known rapper from saint louis. likes to wear a new pair of sneakers everyday. not the best financial plan.

satchel paige- famous baseball pitcher. played for the kansas city monarchs and athletics. pitched professionally until he was in his 60s.

walt disney-born in marceline, missouri and later lived in KC. famous for drawing pictures of mice and ducks.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

beijing 2008

who else is completely and totally excited???
i love the summer olympics. i find myself watching some of the most random sports and getting totally absorbed in to it. but my all time fave is women's gymnastics. growing up all us kids would get together and pretend to do flips and acrobats off of tables and chairs in our basement. i know my mom loved it!
i even had this stylish haircut:

the mary lou retton wedge. i remember the day i got that haircut will incredible clarity. i was in the first grade and my mother was tired of yelling at me to brush my hair. she said that if i didn't take better care if my hair, she was going to cut it all off. she made good on her threat. i was not pleased. no matter how much i liked watching gymnastics on tv, i did not like the wedge haircut.

what's your favorite event to watch during the olympics???