Awesome. Not awesome.

In another edition of Awesome. Not Awesome (shamelessly pilfered from the best show on the AM dial, Too Beautiful To Live with Luke Burbank), I categorize recent happenings in my life into the only categories that matter: awesome or not awesome.

Awesome: I met up with the ladies from Seattle Mom Blogs last Thursday at the Purple Cafe where I saw the light and it was wine.

I see the light

Not awesome! I went into a liquor store recently and as I pulled out my driver’s license to show the cashier, he shooed it away, saying, “Don’t worry. I know you.” And this was weird because I had never been at that liquor store before. So, how bad is my alcohol problem if my reputation enters before I do?

Awesome! My friend Deece sent me a care package from Saipan filled with items like ice keki (translates to “ice candy,” and it’s a better, dare I say awesome version of otter pops), Botan rice candy (which Nathan ate), dried mangoes, and ingredient for “salt.” Salt is a salty dipping mixture made from soup base, kool aid and Tabasco if you’re not a wuss. I had to explain this to my husband, White-Man-in-Residence and 1970s Senior Swingtown Analyst (his take: none of that happened in Belleville, Illinois), who doesn’t understand why islanders would voluntarily eat something like this or why they think that visiting relatives on the mainland means staying there for three weeks.

package from deece

Awesome: My Flip Video Camera. It’s perfect and lightweight. I reviewed it over at The Full Mommy, but I want to add that it’s also a great idea for Father’s Day. Or Mother’s Day. Or Make Me Feel Better About Myself Through Material Goods Day. We attended a birthday party on Sunday and my Canon was too heavy to lug around along with Nathan’s massive body. Thanks to my tiny Flip, I was able to capture the following videos. Can I get an awesome?


Sliding take 2 from mona on Vimeo.


High five. Low five. No five. from mona on Vimeo.

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Comments

  1. Your son is such a cutie!

    It was great to see you on Thursday, hope to see you again soon.

  2. i remember my “salt” days while licking it off, hanging upside down on the monkey bars at Mount Carmel pretending that the red “salt” was betel nut stains.Sad monkey.

  3. Type (little) a says:

    Make Me Feel Better About Myself Through Material Goods Day

    Isn’t that called, oh, I don’t know, EVERYDAY?

  4. willikat says:

    oh my god. nothing better than babies/little kids laughing.

  5. — AWESOME —

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/

    Between the tornadoes, floodings, and swarms of locust… I knew the 2nd coming of the Jesus Phone was amungst us.

    Ladies and gentlemen… prepare for the Rapture!

    … and for only $199

    lol

  6. Those ices are awesome. I don’t know if it’s the same brand but we can get them everywhere out here in New York. They are less messy for the kids too. BONUS!
    Not so sure about the “Salt” though LOL!

  7. Bananas says:

    awesome: you
    not awesome: this weather
    awesome: that you reviewed the flip which we’ve been considering buying!!!!

  8. Mayberry says:

    I swear you have the smiliest kid ever. Love him.

  9. Chickenbells says:

    Oh…his giggles just make my eyes tear up! He is TOO cute…

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