And here I am, yet again ignoring my friends with heartbeats in favor of those with high-speed Internet connections. You lucky bastards......
Okay, so when does Grey's Anatomy get good? I've watched the first season and at this point, could go either way with continuing onto Season 2. I think McDreamy is an asshole for leading Meredith on about waiting to get to know him when he had a fucking WIFE all along. He should be called McMeany - hello! And clearly, Christina is not going to keep the baby. Or is she? But seriously, does the show get Red Hot in the 2nd season or something? I mean, it's not a bad show so far, but I don't understand all the hype. It's a soap opera about doctors. A GOOD soap opera, but I am still not sure I want to commit to another season on DVD, then scramble to fit in Season 3 before Season 4 hits this fall. Is it worth it? Majority vote wins - Blockbuster is counting on you.
I took Arun for a haircut today and Oh, Dear God Above it was a nightmare. You may have noticed that I haven't really done many Haircut Posts despite the fact that we are well past 8 of 'em now and I've lost count at this point. Frankly, they just haven't been very interesting, save for the very first one when Arun was a scant 3 months old. Most haircuts go okay with him getting antsy towards the end. This one? He started crying as soon as we SAT IN THE CHAIR. And the Hair? Was FLYING. It was all over me, my face, my mouth, my eyes. It was all over Arun, his face, his mouth, his eyes. The barber and I were just so desperate to get the haircut over ALREADY that I told the guy to just go gangbusters. And he did.
Oh, and the cleaning of the carpets went well - I was surprised but amused by how much fun Arun had with the guys - it was hard to keep him from following them around, though. Also, I am EXHAUSTED from moving all the stuff around and the house is in a complete disarray still because I can't move everything back yet. And I am hosting Canasta on Saturday AND my sister is spending the night which means I most certainly have to get the guest bedroom in order as well. But I'm not stressed. We're talking cucumbers, folks. I'm a SAHM, what the hell else do I have to do all day but sit around and Stay?
Carpet Advice: The Carpet Guy (literally, that is the company I have been using for years and they are AWESOME) said that nylon is the best carpet for wear and stain resistance. We have polyester which is why I've struggled with staining, even though I use Spot Shot. In my last house, I spilled red wine and even paint, yet was always able to get the stains out. This house has been a struggle, but I feel better now knowing why. The Guy said that even the lowest grade nylon is better than the highest grade polyester. He also pointed out that the carpet dealer will tell you otherwise, for obvious reasons.
Bonus Carpet Advice: Since I'm on a roll..... A friend of mine whose ex-husband was a carpet layer has said that you should always buy good padding and then insist on SEEING it when they come to your house to lay the carpet. Apparently, it's one of the oldest tricks in the book to switch out good padding for cheap padding. I can also report that good padding is worth it. The previous owners had obviously gotten good padding and now, my tender piggies are pretty snobbish about the whole thing.
Some Rambledly Randomness: I did some research on the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)- I've mentioned it here before about how I try to avoid it and that basically, HFCS is just CRAP for you. In short, HFCS definitely affects your metabolism and how you process sugars. It can also lead to copper deficiencies. Anyway, once a commenter said that it was all over-hyped. I've always meant to address that comment, but Laziness overtook all my Good Intentions. Here you go......
The Weston A. Price foundation has a great article here.. An article from the Nutrition Reporter is here. Both of the these sites are great resources for other topics on nutrition as well. I also found an interesting article from the San Francisco Gate is here. Finally, it seems there has been a great conspiracy from the Corn Growers of America to drown us all in a big sugary vat of, you guessed it, high fructose corn syrup. Gasp!
I blame Iowa.