Tuesday, September 28, 2010


And, on that note, this song has me completely wanting to name a daughter Dakota :)

Brandy Alexander

This song completely has me wanting to name our daughter, if we ever have one, Brandy Alexander.  Something about it makes me feel like it would be perfectly acceptable, even though I know the name Alexander isn't a girl's name, even for a middle name.  Listen to it and then try telling me I'm not right.

Note:  I just looked up the lyrics for the first time and learned that the song is not, in fact, about a girl named Brandy Alexander, but a boy that's being compared to a Brandy Alexander, which is an alcoholic drink, another thing I didn't know.  Soo.... Pretend a Brandy Alexander isn't a drink and that the words are "Brandy Alexander is always getting into trouble," since I always thought that's what they were, and and then try telling me you don't agree with it being a cute name :)  

Thursday, September 23, 2010


This is what I feel like right now while I'm doing my homework.
Not tired, really.  More just bored like crazy.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

mmm, crêpes

Fact: My husband is the best crêpe maker ever.

Last night was our Harry Potter 4 extravaganza.
To celebrate the French food that the house elves made the Beauxbatons students during
the Tri-Wizard Tournament, we decided to made crêpes as our HP4 food.
Now, add raspberries, chocolate chips, whipped cream, strawberries,
Nutella, powdered sugar, syrup, and a big cup of milk
to the fact that my husband is the best crêpe maker ever,
And you have one delicious crêpe-eating night.


Friday, September 10, 2010

alisonism #7: Q-tips

I would probably die without Q-tips.  Not cotton swab sticks.  Q-tips.  
I use them more often than just when I get out of the shower, but 
because it's an odd topic, we'll leave it at that.
And that I love them.


And yes, I have bought a double pack of those huge containers before.

Monday, September 6, 2010


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alisonism #6: "All the world is waiting for you and the powers you possess..."

As you may have guessed from my last post, I love Wonder Woman.
She's my favorite superhero.
In fact, yesterday when we were at our neighbors' house trying out the wife's harp, I made a reference to Wonder Woman.  It couldn't be helped; the stuff I was playing just sounded like music you would hear while walking around on Paradise Island.
One of my favorite episodes is when Steve takes Wonder Woman to the place where they make money. I always thought that was so cool.
I also really like the one where the bad guy always rubs her hands together and then makes weird, supernatural things happen.
I think it's fun when she uses all of her sweet tools to fight the bad guys, even though some people have told me that they're actually lame tools.  I disagree.  Who wouldn't want to jump like that?
And chloroform - I think the writers must've been obsessed with that stuff.  That's like, the only way you can defeat Wonder Woman, is to use chloroform.  And believe me, they used that stuff a lot.
I have many memories of running home from school when we lived in Iowa so that we would get home in time to watch "Wonder Woman" on television at 3:00.  All my siblings loved it.  And then we got "too obsessed" with it and were banned, no longer allowed to watch "Wonder Woman."  Needless to say (that was for you, Carrie), we stopped running home after school.  We had one or two episodes that we had taped, but remembered every time we really wanted to watch one that someone had taped over them...  That mystery has yet to be solved.
But then, last Christmas (maybe the year before?) Brooke got the first season on DVD from Santa Clause!  We watched a lot of "Wonder Woman" that break.  It was awesome.

Get us out from under, Wonder Woman!

alisonism #5: Man, I feel like a .... not quite a woman, more just a girl.

I have always hated using the word "woman."  My whole life.  I was thinking about it the other day because I was teasing my sister about eating beans and she said, "Mooom, I'm 26 years old.  I'm almost a full grown woman!"  I felt like, if that were a movie quote, I would never say it because I would feel weird every time.  So, after that, I acknowledged the fact that, really, I just don't like referring to myself as a woman.  In fact, I almost just barfed typing that sentence.  But referring to people who are actually women would be fine, right?  Wrong.  When I refer to old women, I usually call them "old ladies" to avoid using the W word.  I don't, by the way, have an aversion to "women." Just "woman."

With the exception of talking about Wonder Woman.