Good morning friends! How are you guys? We had an excellent weekend, although we really didn't do much of anything. But I'm happy to say that we have an amazing sleeper on our hands once again. And bedtime keeps creeping up earlier and earlier, to about 7:30 pm. It's kinda cool because I could actually run to the store after he goes to bed if I wanted to or I can catch full episodes of my 8 o'clock shows. But it also means less lil buddy awake time. And he's a good time, so yeah, sads. Annnnyway, I'm back with another volume in my encyclopedia. It's time for E. And I just remembered my favorite E word... "eh?" as in the stereotypical Canadian interjection.
I know you hosers want to know more aboot me eh.
Eavesdropping - Oh man, do I live for listening to other people's conversations. In fact, I'm pretty sure that for most of our relationship, John and I have spent our evenings dining out trying to see what other people are talking about. It's not that we don't have things of our own to talk about, it's just a lot more fun listening to other people's drama. And when we can't hear exactly what's going on, we make it up. I'm pretty sure this all started when I was younger. I grew up in a rowhouse, which meant that there were houses directly on either sides of us. When I was about 10, a family moved in with a bunch of teenagers. Some lived there full time, others were step-kids and showed up on the weekend. They were public school kids, thus fascinating us and the rest of our neighborhood. Their house was filled with drama and parties and all sorts of shadiness. So we listened. We put our ears up to the walls. We tried the glass on the wall. Anything to catch a snippet of conversation. Yep, I believe that's where it all started.
Easter Eggs - But only these! These candy coated, Hershey's variety only show up at Easter and are my faaaaave. You keep your stale Peeps and your peanut butter cups, I'm taking this bag of eggs and hiding in my closet.
Erasure - I heart this band so so so much. I first started listening to them when my brother and I went in on a Gateway computer in 1997. We quickly got ourselves AOL and there went my weekends. I would listen to that screechy dial-up connect me to the interwebs while sitting in my brother's room. As soon as it was connected, like 12 minutes later, I'd pop in whatever cd was laying around and get to chattin in the chat rooms. A/S/L? Anyway, my brother was a big Erasure fan and of course, I had heard Chains of Love but they had other songs! Awesome songs! So I learned every one of them. And now the band reminds me of my early days of the internet. It's a good memory.
Ellen - So obviously I've known who Ellen was for years but never gave her a second thought. But now that I'm a typical SAHM, I have the opportunity to watch her show every day. And it comes on after Nate B, so obvs. I'm watching already. Anyway, I really enjoy her show. At first I thought her dancing was corny, but now I'm a fan. And even though her wardrobe leans heavily towards menswear, I happen to freaking love it. She always looks tailored and put-together yet comfy. Plus, her show gives away money and cars in a tad less ostentatious way than O and that makes me happy. I don't know if it's just for show, but it seems like she actually cares about the people and that it might not just be a publicity stunt. Who knows. I like her show though.
So that's me. How bout you?