July 29, 2007

Isn't there a big difference between "wont" and "won't"?

Innernets, it's official. Sasquatch Watch 2007 is over.

On Saturday, as the wind was rustling through the hair on my head, I realized the hair on my legs was waving like wheat. The gig was up and it was time to break out a new razor and get to mowing as I hadn't shaved since before Anjali was born. 20 minutes and a variety of Porn Worthy contortions later, I felt like a new woman. Actually, it's possible a new woman was discovered underneath that pelt. TMI?

So..... I'm flirting with a garden-variety case of Baby Blues, which I've discussed over at the BoobLog. But really, overall, things are good. Baby Blues aren't bad, they just require careful maintenance so they don't get out of hand.

So.................like all newborns, Anjali has just completed the Classic Newborn Bait n' Switch. The first week or so home, newborns will lazily eat and sleep the days away. Then, they will start peering their sweet little eyeballs around as you gaze in awe. That's when you are a goner because THEN the newborn will start squawking for entertainment. But it's too late for you, the unwitting fool, because by then you are attached to the little monster and will do anything to appease its hungry demands for Attention. Fortunately, this time around we have our secret weapon - his name is Arun and he is totally smitten with "da bee-bee" and will gladly chuck toys and food in her direction to keep the monster at bay. She is equally fascinated by him, so I am fervently hoping this partnership lasts awhile.

In other news, I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy over the weekend. Holy crap, Batman. If you are dealing with the Baby Blues, do NOT read this book. Bah. It was depressing as hell and NOT enjoyable to read. I also didn't appreciate the author's omission of the all-too-important apostrophe in the words "can't" and "won't". WTF? Did the nuclear bomb blow those away, too?? Yes, there IS a big difference between "won't" and "wont". The only kind thing I can say about this book is that it was a really quick read and will make for a good book club discussion. I personally thought the book was over-rated, but it goes to show you the power that is Oprah. Whatever. Anyway, I've started Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horowitz which is downright refreshing after the BoreFest that was The Road. (Credit goes to Monkey for lending me the Confederates read.)

Speaking of book clubs, the Harry Potter discussion is still going on over at the Why Wait? post. I've updated the date on it, to move it further up the list so it doesn't get lost.


Christy said...

Oh no. I hated the "entertain me constantly" phase. Good thing you have Arun to help.

Rozanne said...

Confederates in the Attic is very good and very well written, but, I'm warning you. It's scary. You'll see what I mean as you get into it more. It made me want to stay well north of the Mason Dixon line.

Lisa said...

My son is STILL in the "entertain me constantly phase". Still in that "Squawking phase" too. Gah.

He NEEDS a baby in the house to put things into perspective. Can I borrow yours? heehee

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

His wife that he talks about in the book is Geraldine Brooks. Apparently she won the Pulitzer prize for "March" though reviews of that from people have been all over the map.

Oh, and yeah, offer the book up! I have no space for shelving and my ginormous cardboard box is overflowing.

Andrea Frazer said...

Found you through Meno. Love the chair idea. I started something similar and then totally lost my mind with remembering everything else. I also saw a woman in Parents Magazine who photographed her daughter in her swimsuit (meaning the mom's suit) every year until she turned 18. Neat to see the ridiculously huge swimsuit on the baby and then as a teen how she filled it out so beautifully. Your babes are gorgeous. I will check in from time to time!