1) What’s gotten my attention this week?
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. Click to check out my delicious review and how they temporarily made me loose my ability to think clearly.
2) What blog should you check out?
WIL WHEATON dot NET. Stand By Me is the movie of my life. It is the single movie that has had the biggest impact on me. I watched and re-watched that movie so often as kid that to this day I can recite every piece of dialog and sing every song from the soundtrack. The young Gordie was played by Wheaton.
It was the first movie I remember watching that dealt with adult themes. My first crush was in the movie, River Phoenix. I remember feeling so sad at the end when Richard Dreyfuss’s narration concluded the story with boys growing up and apart, but then I was immediately so happy when grown Gordie had boys of his own. It was responsible for so many first time felt emotions. I have always and will always have a special place in my heart for Stand By Me.
Then if we fast forward a few more years into my childhood we’ll find that my brother and I loved Star Trek the Next Generation where Wheaton played Wesley Crusher. Fast forward a bit more and we’ll find I married a gaming, fantasy loving husband who tried to get me into watching Dungeons and Dragons online. I wasn’t into it, but low and behold one of the players was Wil Wheaton himself!
Then I had a few kids and started some form of this mom blog you are reading now. As a blogger I happened to stumble upon Wil Wheaton’s blog, the guy who had a pretty big pop culture impact on my childhood.
He posts writing excerpts and information on projects he is working on along with occasional stuff about what is going on in his personal life. It is pretty darn cool to get a glimpse at someone who’s work I’ve always respected, in 100% non-creepy way of course.
3) What’s been going on this week?
Potty Training. You guys, my daughter is almost 3 and has had zero interest in potty training. ZERO. Anytime it’s mentioned she insists that she is still a baby, a baby that can bring you a diaper, lay down, unstrap her diaper, and throw it away in the trash. Yeah she pretty much changes her own diapers but refuses to potty train. We have tried to bring it up from time to time but haven’t pushed it too hard.
That is until my mother in law came to visit with a little potty chair and told my daughter to pee in it. My daughter said, “Grammy says “twinkle” in the potty,” and she sat down and peed in the damn thing. Hallelujah! And it’s not just a fluke. It’s happened several times, and each time my daughter sits and says, “Grammy says “twinkle” in the potty.”
4) What’s going on this weekend?
Alot. My water bug babies and I are going with friends to an event at Pelican Bay. The following day we are meeting another set of friends in the Tulsa area to check out a mega splash pad and visit one of my favorite pizza places I used to frequent when I lived there a hundred years ago.
What about Father’s Day you ask? Well my main gift to my husband will be getting the kids out of the house so he can have some quiet time. Well that and bacon jerky from Trader Joe’s.
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Thanks for reading, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there!
How was your week? Tell me, what are you up to this weekend?