Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I really try not to play favorites w/ my nephews but it's so hard not to when I had the following conversation with Sam last night over a banana:

Me: Are you so excited to start pre-k Sam?
Sam nods his head
Me: When do you start?
Sam 7 days!!!! And then it's his birthday!
Me: Who's birthday?
Sam: Daddy's!
Me: Do you know how old Daddy will be?
Sam: 34!!!! Same as Mommy ... they're the CHAMPIONS of age!!!!
Me: They are huh?! Do you know how old I am?
Sam: No - how old?
Me: I'm 28 ...
(here it comes)
Sam: WOW .... YOU'RE NOT EVEN 30!!!!!!! (grinning from ear to ear)

god bless that child :-)

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Dear Heat-

Please break here in Atlanta. Please give us a few days of 75 degrees or even some rain. Two days ago, I had my first sales call alone over a lunch. My car did not cool off in the short ride to the restaurant, and my pants stuck to me with wetness. Furthermore, said wetness created a dark spot on my butt and upper thighs, making me look like I had a bladder control problem (not exactly spurring confidence my potential customer).

Also, please ditch your friend humidity. He is not friendly, and I have trouble making small talk with him at parties. He makes me smell and forces me to carry deorodant in my purse for late day applications.


Kicking My Butt

School is keeping me pretty busy these days-2 nights a week and all day Saturdays with a test every week. It's a little more work than I remembered, but it is also more interesting than I remembered, and I forgot how nice all the people are.

There are 2 people from Buffalo in my class, including my professor, who uses the city regularly in his examples, making me miss home, but Mike and I will be there is a little over a month!

Monday, August 14, 2006

True love

Yesterday Scott, Aidan, Noah, Sam & I all went to the Erie County Fair, er ah, the America's Fair - whatever. We saw lots of animals ... sheep, pigs cows and a 2 hour old baby calf. We rode rides, played games and met up with Aunt Jill & Matt. We had such a great day!

As a testament of my love for Sam, in addition to getting on the rickety, scary ferris wheel ... I rode on the elephant with him. He was bound & determined to ride it and did not back down. So I broke down when Scott looked at me laughing and said "I'm not getting on that thing!!!". So I borrowed a dollar and went and bought two tickets.

I will say this - the elephant was less scary than the ferris wheel

New jobs

Good luck to John & Esther on your first day at your new jobs!!!!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

You know you're from South Buffalo if...

It's been a great summer. The weather has been b-e-a-utiful and I have been trying to make the most of it. Which means that I've been trying to stay out of my oppresively hot/sticky/humid house as much as possible. That has entailed alot of pool time at Jill's house. I can't seem to bring myself out of the pool when I know I should just go home. Some nights, I just can't.

She got the pool last summer and one day she was at the liquor store buying some wine (gasp!) and noticed a big, huge purple foot float in the window. It was a promotional item from Barefoot Wines. So she asked the people working what they were doing with it when they were done and they told her 'nothing' ... Jill liked the big, purple foot and thought it would be a nice addition to her pool. Long story short, they called her and she went and picked it up. So now, it's a regular poolmate.

One night, a few weeks ago, we were in the pool (gasp!) and she hopped onto the foot and stradled it at the in-step. She made mention that the big toe would provide a nice pillow when laying in the sun. And then proceeded to grab said big toe and begin as follows:

This little piggy went to the market,
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy ate corned beef....
And this little piggy ate none

I couldn't allow her to get any further with this nursery rhyme out of hysterical laughter. And when she looked at me and asked me why I was laughing so hard I pointed out to her that apparently her little piggies are from South Buffalo because they're eating corned beef, not roast beef. It took her a minute but withing seconds the two of us could not spot laughing and she fell off the foot.

It makes you wonder what the rest of the little piggies from South Buffalo do ... go to Doc Sullivan's; hang out in the park?

Thursday, August 03, 2006


Bridget - If it makes you feel any better I sent my mom an email yesterday telling her that Marty & Mary Alice could go on the moondance too ... and then proceeded to detail to her how the guy that I've been seeing "broke up" with me via email the other day which is why there's an extra seat for the boat ride. But really .... I sent it to a teller somewhere in PA. Not as bad as an exec but slightly embarassing none-the-less. I was able to recall it before she read it though, whew!!