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Guess the Celebrity Baby Game

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
By Glinda

Our wonderful friend Liz is on a winning streak, as she again correctly guessed that the young chap pictured in our last game was David Duchovny! Liz, your prize is either a fake FBI badge or a week’s worth of sex addiction therapy.


As for today, here is our featured young lady…


Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

Friday, November 20th, 2009
By Glinda

My friends.  I have to say that I do not understand a world in which Bruce Willis is considered hotter than Mel Gibson, but you have spoken, and I must abide by your will.   That doesn’t mean I have to like it, though.

Today’s challenger is pure vintage 80’s.  The combination of soap opera doctor and pop singer made this next man one hot property back in the day.

bruce willis



Stella McCartney GapKids Collection

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
By Glinda

This actually came out a week or two ago, and I missed it because I was doing something impractical, like giving birth or something.

Anyhoo, I’d heard a lot of buzz about the collection, and decided to take a look for myself.

Stella Mcartney Gap2


All right, I am seriously digging the Sgt. Pepper jacket.  I don’t know that I would actually buy it, but I am digging it nonetheless.

Stella McCartney Gap3


Not so enthralled with the leopard-screened sweater dress. 

Stella McCartney Gap4


The color palette you see in these photos is pretty indicative of the entire collection. Soft, soft, colors and soft, soft fabrics, including cashmere. 

All in all, there are very reasonably priced articles of clothing that I would certainly purchase for myself, and some great showstoppers, such as the Sgt. Pepper jacket and a fabulous trench coat that many adults would spring for if it came in their size.

Children Gone Vegetarian!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
By Glinda

child with vegetables

No doubt picking up on the vegetarian theme from Mr. Henry, the LA Times has an article about what to do when your child chooses to become a vegetarian.

My husband and I are wholeheartedly omnivorous, but I have already had talks with the Munchkin about the meat we are eating and the specific animals from whence our meat comes from.   For instance the other day, he made me list off all the different meat products that can be made from pork.  What can I say, we have fascinating dinner conversations around here.

But, the Munchkin has already asked questions pertaining to how the animals are raised, and where are they raised, and he may have even asked at some point how they are killed to which Glinda just sort of put her fingers in her ears and sang “La, la, la, la…”

No, I didn’t do that.  Really.

What I do need to do is get rid of that copy of  The Jungle I’ve got laying around here somewhere before he gets his hands on it.

I kid, I kid…

Let’s just say, though, that if one day my son chose to become a vegetarian, it wouldn’t surprise me.  I’d like to think that I would support him in that decision, even if I didn’t necessarily agree with the philosophy behind it.

However, unless he decides to expand his current crop of approved vegetables, he will be eating nothing but fruit, carrots, and corn.

Scary, and Not in a “Good” Way

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
By Glinda

Jacob Black Barbie Doll

This is Mattel’s immortalization of  Twilight’s Jacob Black.  You know, Werewolf Barbie.

It makes me uncomfortable in ways I have difficulty expressing.

Is it the fact that this is supposed to be targeted to tweens?

Is it the fact that the actor who plays Jacob Black is still a minor, yet is obviously being portrayed as a sex symbol with that eight-pack?

Or is it just that those cutoff jean shorts are so very dorky?  Or that he is wearing sneakers with no socks?

Some help here?



via Radar

Monday Teeny Poll

Monday, November 16th, 2009
By Glinda

pregnant woman with alcohol

According to the results of last week’s poll, the majority of you are having Thanksgiving right at home. To that I say, good luck! I am fortunate enough that my sister is the hostess with the mostest and has all the major holidays and birthdays at her house. My contribution? Usually an appetizer or a salad. This year, probably neither, since I have the excuse of a newborn to hide behind.

Today’s poll revolves around pregnancy, but not mine. Even though I have to admit that during the Halloween party season, imbibing an alcoholic drink was tempting. Especially since I was feeling pretty cruddy for my entire last trimester. I didn’t do it, though.

Because I Can’t Resist

Monday, November 16th, 2009
By Glinda

baby girl

Posting a teensy bit about the newest addition to our family.

The Munchinette was born at the very civilized hour of 9:33am on November 5. She came in at a healthy but petite 7lbs, 6oz. She currently has curly brown hair and blue eyes. Both of those could change, I’m guessing.

I had a repeat C-section, and according to the anesthesiologist, I set some sort of World Record in Vomiting During the Giving of Life. I guess my body does not react well to anesthesia, and I even told the doctor prior to the surgery that I had some similar issues with the Munchkin, although not nearly as bad. Even the anti-nausea medication he put into my drug cocktail didn’t work. Boo.

So, I’m slightly sleep deprived, even though I am lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who is taking two months off work to help out with my recovery and just generally making sure that the Munchkin gets to school on time and wearing appropriate clothing.

Here’s to the many sleepless nights to come!

Hot DS, DSi, and Wii Games for Xmas 2009

Sunday, November 15th, 2009
By Glinda

Almost everyone has a young gamer in their lives, but it’s hard to know exactly what the best new video games are.  You know, because we aren’t really gamers ourselves a lot of the time.  But, never fear, I’ve got your list right here.

Nintendo DS and DSi

Click the links to purchase an actual  Nintendo DS or DSi system.

Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside StoryMario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story  Join Mario and Luigi’s newest adventure with Bowser!  They work their way through challenges and puzzles.  Also contains innovative interactive features where the player must turn the DSi sideways, blow on the microphone, and tap the touch screen to advance the game.

ScribblenautsScribblenauts Scribblenauts is a unique single player side-scrolling action game for the Nintendo DS that challenges players to solve spatially oriented puzzles like no game before it. In it players use an in-game notepad/keyboard, as well as the touch screen and stylus of the Nintendo DS, to conjure up solutions to the obstacles placed in the path of the game’s hero.

Professor Layton and the Diabolical BoxProfessor Layton and the Diabolical Box  He’s baa-aaack!  From the ever-popular Professor Layton and the Curious Village comes the latest in puzzle-solving, brain-challenging fun! Join the famous Professor Layton and his sidekick Luke as you take on more than 150 puzzles included with the game, and more available via download, as you challenge your senses and logic to eventually solve a puzzling mystery.

Rabbids Go HomeRabbids Go Home Departing from traditional mini-game centric action of previous Rabbids games, Rabbids Go Home features Puzzle-Adventure gameplay centered around the Rabbids harebrained scheme to get to the moon.

Kingdom Hearts 358 2 DaysKingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Chronologically set between the events of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is the newest installment on the Nintendo DS of the wildly popular role-playing game series. Featuring supporting details of Kingdom Hearts II character Roxas, as well as single and multiplayer modes and the new “Panel System” game mechanic, it is destined to be find a cherished place of its own in the beloved RPG franchise.


Nintendo Wii

Click link to purchase a Wii gaming system.

The Beatles Rock BandThe Beatles: Rock Band You won’t just watch and listen as the Beatles make rock history, create landmark records and conquer the world-for the first time, you’ll be part of the band.

New Super Mario BrosNew Super Mario Bros Supporting 2-4 players in side-scrolling co-op and competitive platforming action, and featuring a mix of fan favorites and new characters, new powerups and various input options via the Wii Remote, it is destined to become an instant classic in one of the most beloved game franchises of all-time.

Wii Fit PlusWii Fit Plus Users will also be able to choose from specialized workout routines that focus on all-around individual personal fitness goals or certain target areas. And with the addition of activities like Skateboarding and Rhythm Kung Fu, players will be using the Wii Balance Board accessory in a variety of new and fun ways.

Rabbids Go HomeRabbids Go Home Features open-world style mission gameplay centered around the Rabbids harebrained scheme to get to the moon. In true Rabbids form this entails over-the-top single player and multiplayer gameplay built around creating a pile made up of everyday and not so everyday items stolen from the consumer-crazed humans of planet Earth, that is literally tall enough to reach the edge of space.

NHL 2K10NHL 2K10 Whether you’re a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10’s combination of pick-up-and-play controls ensuring accessibility, the game’s true-to-life professional hockey authenticity and its variety of on and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for every gamer, regardless of experience level.

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