Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 In Review

Consider this an apology for last year's inexcusably long year-end review of my blog, in which I felt it was somehow a good idea to quote nearly every post of the year.  Really, sorry about that.

For this year, I'll just link the titles of the posts I think are worth re-reading or re-seeing (or reading or seeing for the first time if you're new here).  And this has been such a busy and undocumented year that there really aren't many.  :)


Tummy Time


Just Me, My Update and $5 In Gas

Babies (and Toddlers) Don't Keep

Messy, Messy Boy


Everybody Loves Chuck

I'm Wondering

I Am Runner



The Snarky Sign in My Body's Office


New Iconic Scud Picture

A Different Kind of Photography Experience

12 Years

Because I Think Everyone in the World Should Watch This


On Mindfully Seeking a Label -- A Post For Mashuga


Growing Up -- Conversations With Scud and Mashuga

On Beginnings and Endings -- Peanut Turns One

Let Me Show You a Story of Coco's Front Teeth


Kaitybean On Fashion


Um... Maybe I should just post one of the papers I wrote for school. I wrote some really good ones.


The Collards Were a No Go


JDub's Strange Form of Stress Relief

Conversation With Coco

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Conversation With Coco

Me: How did I get so lucky to be your mom?
Coco: Because I choosed you!
Me: You did? You chose me? Why did you choose me?
Coco: Because you're the best mom ever! And you take care of me and you're nice all day!

**melt my heart**

Like when he says "I love you more than chocolate chips!"

Love this little boy! He can be sooooo challenging, but the payoff is so great!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

JDub's Strange Form of Stress Relief

Those of you who know JDub well know three important things about him.  For the rest of you, I'll give you the background you need to make sense of this post.
  1. He sells woodworking tools online for a living.
  2. After many years he's gotten super good at detecting scam email orders. (Hint: Grammar is key.  If they can't write good Engrish, you are can be certainly they not is legitimatized customers.)
  3. He hates doesn't really like his job.
So, he sent me this email exchange the other day.  First the email from the customer (name changed even though it probably wasn't a real name in the first place.):

From: Brock Lee
To: JDub's Business

Hello Customer Service

My name is Mr  Brock Lee, I am with the [Insert Fake and Generic Sounding Business Name Here] and with regards to your Company i will like to make an order based on (EDGE SANDER) in stock for sale? If Yes kindly email me back with the types of Edge sander that you have in stock and the total pick up price of the sizes, so that we can proceed with the order. More over i will like to know if you do accept Credit Cards as a form of payment... And allow pick-up at your location . Looking forward to hear from you soon so that we can proceed with the order...

Kind Regards
Managing Director
Mr Brock Lee, 
1234 Bogus Lane Unit 24
Supertown,BS 11111-11,

JDub's Response:

From: JDub's Business
To: Mr. Brock Lee
Subject: Re: Urgent Order

We would be happy to ship your order of edge sanders but we are overrun with pumpkins right now and are using the edge sanders as fences to keep the raccoons out. We will let you know as soon as the situation changes.

Best fishes,


Funniest part: He replies like this to scammers all the time.

My Year In Facebook Status

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