Monday, October 01, 2007

Weekend Thoughts Recap

I have a few items of business to discuss today. I hope everyone had a good weekend and is feeling recharged for the week ahead. Well lets just jump right into it shall we?



Item #1: Well folks the Office did not disappoint. I'm excited to see where this all goes. The only thing I was hoping for, was that Karen still worked there. I think that could have made for some good plot lines for Jim and Pam to be dealing with the jealous ex-girlfriend and office politics and all that. But I trust them, those writers . . . they're clever. Too clever. So I was very happy with the season premiere. My favorite quote from the season premiere: "I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious."

Item #2: Before I had the baby, I remember hearing stories about moms about who would dress their little girls from head to toe in pink with bows and glitter in their hair to avoid any gender confusion people might have with their little one. Sure enough these moms would report being awe struck as people continued to make references to "the little guy" or ask "what's his name" while the mom just smiled and gently informed them that the baby (the one dressed in pink with the bows and glitter) is actually a female. I know it bugged some moms, but I remember thinking, really, how often does that actually happen? I'm here to tell you the answer is a lot. It happens a lot. I know many babies have a sorta androgynous look to them, but when I have her in pink or flowers, (no glitter or bows) with a headband and flocked with flowered and heart shaped toys and people ask about HIM it's a little irritating. And it does happen a surprising amount. Look for context clues when you ask about a baby before resigning them to a specific gender. Consider this a public service announcement.



Item #3: Finally, what is up with Kentucky? Who in the hey-all lives in Kentucky? I have met someone from every state except Kentucky. Or at least I know someone who spent some time in every state except Kentucky. This includes other random states like Indiana and New Hampshire . . . even the Dakota's. Other than that horse race and the fried chicken (which didn't even start in Ky. by the way) there is really nothing to associate with that state and I just think it's a little weird that I don't know a single person who has lived there or spent time there. I'm not even sure it exists. If it does exist I'm sure it's beautiful and filled with wonderful people. But seriously, I want to know who lives there and what goes on.

I'm done.

14 comments:

  1. Danny's brother Matt goes to dental school in Kentucky! There you go. There is your one connection. Bracken knows Matt.

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  2. Anonymous1:19 PM

    I have been to the Kentucky Derby!! And a couple of horse shows in my youth...I will bring pics by. And by the way, I think that we should totally have a Rabies Awareness Fun Run, just to make "the Office" even more a part of our lives:)
    love, Suz

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  3. What's up with Kentucky? You crack me up!!
    I'm with ya on The Office. I'm a latecomer, but I've watched them all, and my favorite quote was the same as yours!!

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  4. Emily--oh man! Totally blow my Kentucky thing in one fell swoop. . . I know Matt. Matt and Sarah right? Well, it's good to know that I now know someone associated with Kentucky. Although I'm still a little skeptical. I might need to see some documentation.

    Suz--Support the rabid. That's all we can do.

    JustRandi--I'm glad you loved that quote as well . . . so subtle but so great.

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  5. I loved the Office season premiere as well! It's pretty much the only show I watch but we absolutely love it and own all three seasons! I'm so glad Jim and Pam are finally together--they are so cute.

    And I've spent lots of time in KY. My dad's family is originally from the state and we used to go there for family reunions all the time. It is a beautiful state!

    Hooray, Kat got married this weekend. She and Ken are on their honeymoon in San Diego right now. The sealing was beautiful. (thought you'd like to know)

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  6. People totally ask what gender my decked-from-head-to-toe in pink baby is. Now, I know this is New York (where anything goes) but I think some assumptions are always safe such as Baby+Pink = Girl. Maybe my navy blue stroller is throwing them for a loop.

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  7. thanks for the chuckle! needed it today :)

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  8. I wonder if the people who feel the need to ask are born devoid of the gender detecting micro-chip that we are all supposed to be born with?? I mean, maybe it's not their fault, and they were just born like that, and maybe we should organize a race for them complete with rubber wrist bands....yeah, so I liked the Office season premier, too.....

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  9. I noticed Pam got a makeover. Angela too. They looked a little more fashion forward and groomed. I guess the love of good men brings that out in them.

    I had a friend a few years ago, Tricia, from Kentucky. She has since disappeared. I think Kentucky may have disappeared as well.

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  10. I was discussing Kentucky the other day with Eric, and I had your same position. I couldn't even think of a major city in Kentucky. Then Eric informed me that I have been to Kentucky... apparently the Cincinnati airport is actually in Kentucky, not Ohio. hmmm

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  11. Be happy about the lack of acquantance with Kentuckians. I know some and I wish I didn't. Also, for some reason people look at the baby's hair and if it's short, they assume it's a boy. Hello! It's a baby! The hair is not necessarily one of the first things to appear.

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  12. I've been to Mammoth Cave in KY. That was during the phase my parents went through of dragging the family to every national park in existence during the summer vacation.

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  13. Support the Rabid.

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  14. remember ben from "los"? i think he served his mission in kentucky. the reason i remember that is he always wore these shorts that said "kentucky" on the butt from his mission and i used to call him "kentucky butt".

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