Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Random Thoughts

My life is odd in that most of the time it's very monotonous and routine. But then every six weeks or so, I have a week where every day is just filled with appointments, volunteer things, and important errands that need to be done and it always completely throws me because I'm so used to my day in-day out life. That's where I'm at this week so it's definitely time for some randomness up in here.

*I hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day. Jay and I kept it very low-key by just going to Applebee's, the highlight for me being the $4 Long Island Iced Teas. I know Applebee's is kinda lame but it's close and we just wanted to get away from the kids for a while.

My Valentines gift to the family was a few bars each of Komforte Chockolates. The french toast was the favorite flavor amongst the kids while I think Jay preferred the tortilla lime and salt. Anyway, whatever flavor you prefer, I highly recommend them. The taste is unique and the chocolate itself is good chocolate, not the cheap stuff.

*Jay and I watched Inception last night and I can't stop thinking about it. It's rare that I break down and actually buy a movie but I might have to purchase this one because I want to watch it again. Plus, I think I may be developing a crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt, although he's five years younger than me, so just a wee boy.

*Tuesday we made a few trips to the DMV to get our car tags and Oregon driver's licenses. The first time we were sent away because we didn't have the title to the car. ( I know, I should have known I'd need that.) After digging through the file cabinet for over and hour, I finally found it. I have a very elaborate and organized filing system that I have no problem maintaining other than the fact that I always forget what I file things under. For instance if I want to file some medical paperwork of mine, it could very easily be under D for doctor, H for health, I for insurance, or T for Tammie. If the doctor's visit was gynecologically related, I might file it under G for gyno, V for vagina, or if I'm feeling creative, L for lady parts. The title to the car was under B. I have no idea why.

Anyway, we ended up being able to get our tags but not our licenses because we both needed to bring in state issued birth certificates. Jay can't find his and mine is hospital issued. So we both had to come back home and order copies of our birth certificates from our original birth states. Jay was born in New York and the website from which he ordered his certificate was very professional and the fee was $50. I, of course was born in Florida and the website seemed somewhat hokey and was possibly run by farm animals. And the cost was $9. Do you ever come across something so cheap that you question the validity of it. That's the feeling I had yesterday as I was writing out my check. Yep, I had to print out the form and send a check because the Florida website doesn't process credit cards. I have very little faith that I'll ever see my birth certificate. (So yeah, word of advice, if the only birth certificate you have has your little baby footprints on it, it's hospital issued and you might want to go ahead and order a real one now because you'll need it eventually.)

*Last week I was sort of lectured by another mother when I did something parenting related that clearly she disagreed with. Has this ever happened to any of you? On the one hand, my first thought when this happened was, "Mind your own business and fuck off, fuck face." But I haven't yet reached that level of development as a human where I can so quickly and openly tell people off so I just smiled and nodded. And the thing is, even though we don't see eye to eye when it comes to parenting, I basically like this other mother and don't want to lose her as a friend, so calling her a fuck face would probably be out of the question anyway. It was a weird situation and things were kinda tense between us for a while but it's mostly blown over since then, but I'd still love to know if any of you have ever had similar experiences.


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

* Oh I love me some Joseph Gordon-Levitt and I could be his mum.

* Fuck face is a delightful name!

* I have never heard of these chocolates. I am not sure i'd like these flavors but I am more than willing to find out.

*you are the 3rd person telling me how backward Florida is lately!! Is it the humidity? :-)

Bridge said...

Scott and I occasionally have to do Applebees when we go to a movie because every single restuarant beside applebee's is closed at 9. I like to get a enormous beer and some of that "healthy" spinach dip.

I have called some of my best friends fuckhead in my head on occasion.

Daphne said...

I haven't watched Inception but I think Terri has it on NetFlix right now. I have a hard time watching movies (I don't know why) but I know she's looking forward to it.

I have no idea where my birth certificate is. But I have a passport! Doesn't that count? :)

mandy said...

applebees sounds downright romantic compared to what an emotional-pregnant-mess i was on Monday. I couldn't find my hairbrush and literally cried and then I was embarrassed because I was crying...crazy hormones.

I totally get what you mean about how everything comes all at once, the last three weeks have all been that way here and it's caught me totally off gaurd.

I have had the unfortunate experience of being criticized by another mother; it really really really sucks. It's happened more than once and is in part because b1 is very different from other kids his age.

Jessie at Luna Pacifica said...

I'm usually the one who is critical of other mothers, but I know how keep my mouth shut and just get along!

Hopefully the issue isn't something that you'll steam over for too long. Way to keep the peace.

Coupon Codes said...

Nothing wrong with Applebee's. It's my restaurant of choice when Hubby takes me out, because they have good food at a reasonable price.

As far as the parenting disagreement, sometimes the best thing you can do is smile and nod. But unless she's just out-and-out insulting you, there's nothing wrong with a little healthy debate, either.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Joseph Gordon-Levitt..I loved him on 3rd Rock From The Sun when he was a lad. Today is his birthday February 17. He was born in 1981 so he is 30 exactly today.

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

I sent in the check and paperwork for Sam's birth certificate a few weeks ago and was shocked that both copies I ordered arrived within two weeks. Don't give up hope. Sometimes I pine for those days of hand-written letters and lemonade on the front porch swing, so I guess I shouldn't complain about the old system Florida is stuck in.

ps- I know my son is almost two. I just ordered his birth certificate. It shouldn't surprise you that my social security card still has my maiden name on it either, then??
(is that really important?)

Also had a fuckface moment yesterday with a lady who brings her daughter to dance class with my daughter. She said, "Doodledoo didn't go to school today because she was throwing up all night last night."
WHAAAA? And she's doing pleas and shit next to MY perfectly NOT-BARFING kid? Thanks a lot, fuckface.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Ok -- what is not to love about this posting. You are so REAL! I love that about your blog. And your filing system is the best. I am super-organized at work, but I DO NOT file at home. I let my husband deal with that (it's the least he can do, since he works nights and never has to deal with teenage angst). Then, when something gets lost, I can just blame him. Works for me.

You must be a better person than me....I think I would ditch a friend who critiqued my parenting style. I do try my very best to do what I think is right. But if someone were to offer me unsolicited advice I would have dropped that f-bomb and left it at that. (That's me tough talking -- I probably would have just left and not dropped the bomb).

kraftykash said...

Sorry that Mom gave you a hard time. I can totally fly out there and kick her ass.....just saying ;)
I love reading your random thoughts.
BTW my worst fear is for someone else to go through my "files" or mad chaos in a drawer as I like to call it.

hester said...

I love your random thoughts blog too. You always come up with some pearlers. Your comments about Florida made me laugh.

Have never heard of Applebees but am about to google it so I can see what it's like. Don't have one in Brisbane, Australia yet!

One of my closest friends criticised my parenting recently and it certainly shook the friendship up a bit. I think you were very restrained. I have moments when I am tired of the whole world and say out loud (to myself) "fuck everybody". So therapeutic. And you know we are dying to know what she said. You are such a tease, Tammie.

Dani said...

Now I'm *very* curious about what started the whole parenting criticism.

I had an old lady seriously chide me because I didn't have a sun bonnet on The Girl when she was a tiny baby. We were walking from the Walmart to the car. I wanted to call her a dried up fuck face. But instead I told her that I figured she would make it to the safety of our car without sustaining 3rd degree burns. (You dried up fuck face.)

We did squat on the big day if love. I didn't shave my legs and he didn't get lucky.

Run Lori Run said...

Oh Gawd I laughed at the way you file things because I do the same thing. I cannot ever find things on my computer for that very reason.

I loved inception too and would take JGL over DiCaprio any day.

Lia said...

I, too, love it when you get all random up in here.

I love Mr. Levitt, as well, mostly from his days on 3rd Rock.

I'm dying to know what the lecture was and, quite frankly, can't believe everyone isn't pestering you for more info.

My personal insults of choice are "crazy ass ho-bag" and "fuck all y'all bitches." I say them all the time. Out loud. Mostly in the car.

I have not been lectured by another mother yet, but I have yelled at other people's kids for being assholes, like in the Chick-fil-a indoor playground/ germ fest.