Archive for January, 2008

A flibbertijibbet, a will-o’-the wisp, a finick?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I’ve been looking to early memories of my cat and G-rated cinema to navigate a recent twist in The Adventures of AL and the Bellyfulla Baby. We have two cats, Chaka and GrĂ¼ver (usually referred to as “Little Kitty”). Chaka wandered into our lives first, as a small kitten taking up residence in a neighbor’s […]

Truth (WeeQuote #4)

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

“I can’t say anything anymore without you putting it on the web.”

Hey Gus

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

“What’s all the fuss?” AL and I went in to get some testing done last Thursday, only to discover that the little critter spent at least part of its 12-weeks-from-conception day doing the macarena. Or at least that’s what it looked like in the ultrasound … the kid was whirling like a top. So we’ve […]

Deworming medicine

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

We’re in trouble and need your help. I’ve thought about it, and decided that I should just be up front with you about what the sacrifice involved in helping us out of this particular jam. Ana Lisa is pregnant, with all the accompanying ups and downs. On top of that she seems to have caught […]

Secret of success… (WeePreggoQuote #3)

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

… is knowing what you want. “Would you mind just standing there and listening to me moan?”

funtasay (WeePreggoQuote #2)

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

In the morning: “Uggh. I feel vile.” … “It’s sort of fun to say vile.” Later, coming out of ob/gyn’s office: “I’m glad he’s checking the thrombostuff.” “Thrombolytics? “I’m not sure that’s the right word.” “Yeah, but it sure is fun to say thrombolytics.”

This one goes up to 11

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Nigel: You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where? Marty: I don’t know. Nigel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need […]


Friday, January 18th, 2008

Overheard on the ice at the somewhat-ironically named “Keep Kids Safe Skate” (a benefit for Ana Lisa’s work): “Maggie, would you like to take my hand?” “No, I’m good.” “Maggie, do you want some help up?” (after falling) “No, I can do it.” “Maggie, do you want me to show you how to glide?” “No, […]

WeePreggoQuote #1

Friday, January 11th, 2008

“Could you make conditions as conducive as possible to my getting up? You know, prior to my having to do it.”

Snacks and a half minute

Friday, January 11th, 2008

So on December 27 an e-mail arrives from my buddy Shane: “Since when did you decide to be subtle?” When, indeed. So … apparently “we’re” pregnant! Ten weeks and one day’s-worth, to be precise. Thanks to those of you who have left comments here or sent us messages other ways. We’re feeling happy and a […]