Sunday, April 19, 2009

Important Topic Ahead...

I have been searching for the perfect pair of jeans almost all my life. Way back in my college days, I had a pair of Levis that I LOVED! They fit me perfect. The length was just right, not too long and not too short. I could wear them with flats and not have them drag or I could wear them with a little heel and not have them be too short. The rise was perfect too. No "mom jean my bum looks twice as long as it really is because the pockets of my pants go half way up my back." and no "so low I can't wear those without getting a bikini wax first". I could also say no muffin top, but back then I didn't have a muffin top to worry about, that's just how it is when you live on oatmeal and ramen noodles, ahh the college life. They weren't so tight that I had to lay down and use pliers to zip them not that I know how to do that or anything, like I've ever worn my pants that tight...really They were broke in just right and they fit me the same at the end of the day as they did when I put them on in the morning. I have never been able to find a pair of jeans that were quite as good as those Levis, and trust me I have tried.

When you go shopping for jeans you have so many styles to choose from. You have to consider the rise, the leg width, the color, the material, are they for super casual wear or dressy casual wear, do you want to spend extra money for someone to have already half destroyed them for you....the list goes on and on.

What frustrates me to no end is this. I can try on a pair of jeans in the dressing room and do the check list...
1. Bum looks good?...check
2. Long enough?...check (at 5'11" this one is not the easiest to find)
3. Not too tight?...check
4. Not too loose?...check
5. Can sit, bend, squat comfortably?...check
6. Don't need to win the lotto to be able to afford them?...check
and then when I get them home and wash them they are either...

1. Too tight
2. Too short
3. Too tight just in the waist band
4. Have SBS, otherwise known as SAGGING BUTT SYNDROME (generally caused by the use of 1% Spandex). This SBS at first is exciting, you pull the jeans straight from the dryer, give a little shake and send up a prayer that they didn't shrink. You step in one leg at a time, holding your breath. You pull them up and start to rejoice thinking you've invented a new miracle weight loss diet consisting of Diet Pepsi and Chocolate donuts because not only did those jeans just slide right up over your hips, they are buttoning with ease and feel a tad looser than they did at the store. This euphoria is short lived though because after about an hour you start to notice you are constantly tugging your jeans back up where they are suppose to be, you notice it looks like you have a load of anything but nice rear end in your pants, after about three hours you find yourself interrupting your errands to hunt down a belt at the nearest Target and after that we all know your errands aren't going to get finished because, well you're at Target! When you get home and take off your belt, with out even unbuttoning them your pants fall down around your ankles on your way to your room. You kick them into the corner of "clothes I should never wear again, but will eventually because at some point before I decide to wash the mountain of laundry in the other corner of the room I will need something to wear."

If I buy the pants a little loose hoping they will shrink, they won't. If I buy them fitting perfect hoping they won't shrink, they will or worse, they will get SBS. If I buy them a little snug thinking they will get SBS, they won't. Anyway I strike it, they all end up in the same stack of wasted money on my closet floor.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Buzz's neck before his surgery

He'll despise me for this one day, but oh well...This is Buzz feeding himself chocolate pudding while coming out of anesthesia. He is usually a VERY clean eater and has always been a clean eater. JC use to make fun of him mimic him, poking every little crumb into his mouth with the tip of his finger.

Young Jedi Buzz. This picture pretty much sums Buzz up. It's ALL about STAR WARS!...



Dub and his fluvie (security blanket)

Dub and Papa at this family event.

Dino Dub

Cross eyed for sugar. Hmm...wonder where he gets that?

Helping the Dentist buy his new Land Rover


Vootz in his new glasses

Vootz in his sunglasses

Vootz as a GI JOE for Halloween 2008

Vootz working on his first cavity.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sidetracked by Pink, Curls and Lipgloss!

My sister is here!!! I don't have time to write decent post because I have a niece who needs her toenails painted glittery pink, so here are the pictures I finally had developed and put on CD. Today we will focus on Rub. Enjoy.

Rub, the wall climbing Superhero.

Rub, the Lollipop tester.

Cowboy Rub.

Fireman Rub.