Tuesday, October 23, 2007

On the E-Lo Pod (my i-pod's nickname)

Girls Gone Geek - possibly my favorite podcast.... EVA! But you know, I'm kind of geeky... and I'm a girl (or so I'm told - by my husband, who watched me push a baby out of, well, you know). Anyhoo, the show is all about technology and fun schtuff like that, which I'm into, of course. I'm personally waiting on the edge of my seat for the episode coming up where Liana names some great editing software that can be downloaded for free online...

Am I gushing? Gushing geekiness?

Anyway, if you're into technology, you'll definitely want to check it out. Meow!

Monday, October 22, 2007

I love the night life... when it involves pajamas

Being a mom has really taken my cool factor and just stomped the crap right out of it. Before I had a kid, I used to go out, drink, dance, generally live it up. These days I don't get to go out much. I used to feel kind of bitter about it, because Ryan still goes out to the bar with his buddies - and of course I'd be the one stuck at home on a Wednesday night, not eating wings and drinking beer, but changing poop-filled diapers and trying to get a cranky baby to go to sleep.

After a couple of Fridays out for bachelorette parties, I wonder how I ever LIKED going out. Because I did. I looked forward to the weekends to cut loose, live it up, and sleep in.

Sitting in a smoke-filled, disgusting, sweaty person filled bar this past Friday made me come to the realization that I truly am happiest at home, with my tornado/toddler. I'd rather be on the couch, in my pjs, watching Shrek for the 15 millionth time, in bed by 9:30, and awake and clear headed by 7:30 on a Saturday.

I guess that's why youth is fleeting. I can't imagine being single and childless at this age. Is that totally weird of me?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

With the flowergirls

With the flowergirls, originally uploaded by Elosquirrel.

Lyric with Michele's little cousins - three flowergirls in a row...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

E-Lo's a bridemaid again (or an old maid?)

This weekend my good friends Bill and Michele got married. Ryan, Lyric, and I had the honor of being a part of the wedding party, and it was a blast.

I don't have any pictures yet - but here's my favorite so far (and probably destined to be one of my all time favorite photos of Ryan and I), courtesy of Starr...

Yes, this may at first glance appear to be a photo of my husband kissing my hand... then you get a closer look - and you realize he's actually gnawing on my finger. That's right. I had a splinter.

And that's why as of next Friday, we'll have been married for 5 years. Love, baby!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Dude, where's my blog?

Seriously, I'm really slacking lately. But I'm busy... insanely busy.

My kid burned her finger today... on a lightbulb, of all things. I thought maybe it just scared her (the heat) but I looked at her finger and there was a white hot little blister starting. So now she's playing in a bowl full of "eyecee walla," in her words. Poor kid.

So I've been shopping online, and I'm in lurve with this shirt (by wenifnotnow):
I'm really close to buying it, but the large sounds... small. And I'm a mom. Not a skinny mom. I still have the mark of the slightly overweight mommy - the mommy belly. There's no getting rid of it, no matter how much pilates I do... theres just this weird excess of skin that makes me look maybe 3 months pregnant all the time.
Funny story about looking and feeling frumpy... yesterday I was at an event where several of my work friends showed up. One of the guys in my department brought his fiance, who I've met on several occasions - nice girl, very cute, very young and charming. I haven't seen her in about 6 months, but when she was me she was all, "Erica! I love your hair! It's so cute! And I didn't know you got your nose pierced - I'm jealous! You look great! You look 10 years younger than the last time I saw you! Not that you looked old - but you look... hip!"
I was flattered, and at the same time, I wondered... did I really look like a frumpy mom before?