Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Truthful Tuesday

Confession: I've been toying with the idea of participating in that 365 photo challenge over at Envisage 365. I like the premise, and you all know I'm a big fan of taking pictures, even though I am by no means a photographer. I have no aspirations or drive to do anything more than futz around and take pics of whatever happens to catch my fancy.

I figure, I can definitely commit to taking a picture every day, and I love looking at the images captured by the other 30-some women on that blog. With one rather notable exception. Last night I was curled up on the couch, idly glancing through the new blog posts on my Blogger dashboard, when one image from the Envisage website caught my attention. I'm not going to go into details about what it was, because frankly, I might need therapy to acquire some new coping mechanisms after viewing it. When I saw it, I made such a loud sound of protest that my husband poked his head in from the kitchen to see what the problem was. I let him read the description of the photo, but didn't want to traumatize him with the image without his consent. Of course he wanted to see it, and he was probably even more grossed out than I was.

Seriously, go to the site and see if you can tell which photo made me want to gauge out my own eyeballs. If you dare.

Confession: I like the Britney Spears song "Circus." A LOT.

Confession: I've got some wanderlust going on. I have always been a planner; I like having things on my calendar to look forward to, so I tend to set dates for fun events way in advance. I just went to NYC, and now I'm already eyeing the calendar to see when we can sneak away again. I've got some fun things on the agenda so far, but nothing carved in stone just yet.

Confession: Speaking of wanderlust, I have been thinking of planning a big family vacation for this winter. My husband is an avid skier, but I am not a huge winter fan. Yes, I live in New England, where winter lasts from December till April; the irony is not lost on me. This year I've made him promise that we can escape somewhere warm for February vacation. The only problem is that when I start to envision us schlepping our whole family onto an airplane and into hotel rooms, etc, I break out in a cold sweat. It's hard to travel with kids! My youngest will be two when we go, and two-year-olds are kind of tough when you're outside of your comfort zone.

When Danny was the same age, we took him to the Florida Keys and it nearly killed us. It's just not relaxing when you have to chase a kid from Miami to Key West, ya know? In fact, the most peaceful afternoon we had was when we had to give him a minuscule dose of Dramamine because he got seasick on the glass bottom boat. He passed out and Jim and I had a great day. Since drugging your children is frowned-upon, I don't think that's necessarily the answer.

So, the thought of doing a big trip with a tyrannical spirited 6-year-old and a very busy 2-year-old is daunting... but I really want a break from winter. It's a tough call.

Confession: I'm thinking of printing up a t-shirt that says, "This is going on the blog!" Lately I find myself saying that a lot, and a t-shirt would be such a time-saver! I could just smile knowingly and point at my chest, then nod. You know what time it is.

That's all I got. Well, that's all I'm spilling today, anyway. I know, it was nothing juicy, but whatev.


Kate said...

My guess is the umbilical stump. Yuck. Or the wrinkle cream/ pore reducer photo.

I will gladly change climates with you. Come to Alabama. No snow here!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Based on the amount of cleavage in your pictures from New York, the 265 challenge is something I can wholeheartedly support.

I've been thinking of making a t-shirt, too. I might actually make a couple and give some away. We'll see.

Bev said...

Kate, I just went and saw that, but NO, that's not even half as grody as the pic in question.

HINT: It was posted on June 14th. I don't know why it is just now showing up in my feed.

And no thanks to living in 'Bama. I can only take small doses of heat. I'm clearly very high-maintenance about my weather.

Mjenks - ha!! Why, thank you for your... erm, support.

What will your t-shirt say?

Also, thanks to you, Mala and I had to google "snowballing" the other day. Thanks.

Frank Irwin said...

You've got a thing against stubby toes?

PorkStar said...

I've tried going back to June 14th but it's taking forever. If it's gross, it is right up my alley.

Now that umbilical stump was disgusting, looks like dehydrated dookie.

For the winter, you can still come to NYC... thankgs to global warming, the NYC winters are mild, no snow and nice.

And you have me here too : ) JK JK

Elliott said...

Wait...wait...wait...WHO frowns on drugging children? And if they do, they obviously do so without true knowledge of small children, so does their opinion really matter? I have twice endured trans-Atlantic flight on 'Screaming Child Airlines', and a little Benedryl is far less expensive than the number of drinks I need to make me tolerate that chaos.

Bev said...

Frank - DING DING DING! Yes. It's all about those stubby, unpolished toes. I mean, ew, am I right?!

PorkStar - ha!!! Yeah, it does look like dehydrated dookie. Frank helped you out, btw. Click his link to be traumatized... but don't say I didn't warn you!

Also, you didn't do a great job of convincing me to come live in NYC with your "the city smells like a garbage-filled toilet" post yesterday!

Elliott - right fucking ON! I'd be all for the Benedryl on a long plane ride. As a matter of fact, I think you just solved/justified my problem with taking the kids on vacay next Feb. Thx!

JennyMac said...

I laughed about chasing a 2 year old from Miami to KW...we took our 2 year old to Cabo last month. Ahhh..no wonder I got over served the first day there. LOL. And we had no Dramamine although, in Mexico, we could have something much much better. haha.

And make me one of those shirts too.

Organic Meatbag said...

I have a shirt that says "100 % Manburger (rough cut)"... I don't think this helps your cause, however...

Stacie's Madness said...

i saw a shirt that said, remember my name, you'll be blogging it later...

love that shirt, want that shirt.

Samsmama said...

Drugging your child is bad? Not in my book. And I'm the "perfect" mother. So there.

I say "That's going on the blog" at least once a day. I never thought of a t-shirt. You should do it. You know they'd sell.

Going to go look for a sick picture.

Samsmama said...

Holy. Fucking. Shit.

You owe me lunch, since I just puked mine up.

Kristen said...

I want to go on a vacation. The last real/big vacation I went on was an Alaskan cruise three years ago. With a 15 month old.

Mala said...

Wanderlust, eh????? I can have my bags backed and at the airport in 30 minutes or less!

Ummmm, and thanks Frank. You know I wasn't about to find that shit myself since I'm riding high on the world's slowest computer, eh. But, ack! WTF?!

And I'm dyin' to know what mJenks shirt says....

Cary said...

Is that licorice?

Brooklyn ML said...

I'll take your word for it, it's taking too long to go back that far!

Jillinator said...

augh! AUGH! FUCKING AUGH! just call me a cat because the curiosity was going to kill me. Now, (urp), I'm just (urp) holding back the vomit.

Seriously - you'd be awesome for that site!

Print the T-shirt!

calicobebop said...

First off, if you print that t-shirt I will buy it. No - seriously. I'm thinking etsy site for you!!

Secondly, traveling with kids is terrifying and I'm 100% supportive of drugging them. If we all make it out alive - that's a great trip, in my opinion.

Plan a trip! Plan, plan, plan!!

Bev said...

Jenny - Welcome! And I can only imagine the things you can get in Mexico.... Hmmm, human organs? Check. Weed? Check. Cheap Botox? Check. Dude, that's it! Feb. vacation will be in Mexico!

OM - "Manburger?" That's a classic! I like mine extra cheesy!

Stacie - Great shirt!! I want that, too.

Samsmama - Perfection is a high standard to set! I'm far too lazy to aspire to perfection. ;-)

Oh, and I'll totally buy you lunch. "Feels like an Arby's night."

Kristen - You are a brave, brave woman! I fear cruises; too many opportunities for my children to fall overboard... or for me to get fed up and jump!

Mala - Soon, my pet. Soooooon. Oh, and you KNOW I totally asked mjenks what his shirt would say ("DUDE, WHAT DOES MINE SAY?!"), and he was typically cryptic in his response. All I know is it will be in igpay atinlay. At least, that's what I assumed. ;-)

Cary - *gagging* Yes, go ahead and try a piece. *gag*

Maeghan - smart girl! Don't seek it out. (do it) It's totally disgusting (go look).

Bev said...

Jill - LMAO!!! Sorry. As soon as I saw it, I thought, "Oh maaaaan, would it be wrong to blog about another blog? Too gossipy?" Then I said, "Fuck it," SAY IT WITH ME, PEOPLE: "THAT'S GOING ON THE BLOG!"

Calico - Hee! It is terrifying. I'm definitely thinking we'll all be sleeping with Price Valium next time we fly!

King of New York Hacks said...

Love it ...puked...but love it...print it and they will come LOL

laurieliz said...

Based on your description, I am opting out of checking out this gross thing u mention...Ill take your word for it AND keep my lunch down...thank u!

AND, Feb Vacation= FL with the Laizure Crew (free place in FL)!!!!????

Wanderlust- me too! Can't wait to PARTY UP in BAHston!

onebadmamajama said...

LURVE the T-shirt idea! I want one, too!

OMG that pic is too gnarly for words!

You aren't supposed to drug your children? Thanks for telling me that NOW! LOL

Pack your bags and come this way! Our winter would probably be really nice weather for you guys:)