Labor Day

September 1st, 2014

Did you know that Labor Day was established in the Fall by my favorite president Grover Cleveland? Did you know that the only reason old Grover is my favorite president is because he is the best trivia answer? I like all of the trivia presidents:

Only president to serve two non consecutive terms: Grover Cleveland!

President with the shortest term: poor sickly William Henry Harrison (related: he also gave the longest inaugural address in the rain and got himself sick and died. Poor guy)

Last president born in the 18th century: James Buchanan (also the first unmarried man to be elected president)

First president to ride in a car: Teddy Roosevelt (I think train is Andrew Jackson, but I could be wrong)

I am doing these from memory. AP History really paid off!

What else would you like to know? 5 important things that happened in 1848! (I think I am supposed to know 7, but I only know 5. I also used to inexplicably have Eugene Debs prison number memorized)

  • Seneca Falls!
  • General Incorporation Act!
  • Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalago!
  • Gold discovered in California!
  • John Jacob Astor died!

All of these things are wasting valuable space in my brain. Space I could be using for song lyrics or something.

This probably would have been a better post for President’s Day.

I think I need to start a holiday trivia series.

This post was weird. Here is a photo of flowers.

 

 

 

Help a brother out

August 26th, 2014

Truman is standing. With help. He loves it so much. He still hasn’t pulled himself up, which is probably a good thing because our house is not ready for that.

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Paralyzed by Free Time

August 25th, 2014

Spencer started school last week! I would love to be one of those people sniffling about how I can’t believe my baby is so big, but I have an actual baby to worry about. Also, he has been out of preschool since March; his endless summer couldn’t have come to an end soon enough.

But now that he is in school I don’t know what to do with myself. I have all these grand plans – write a novel, clean my house, blog all the blogs, but instead I eat popsicles and mess around on the internet while binge watching Pretty Little Liars.

Delicious.

I have no motivation and no time management skills. Case in point, I wrote the first paragraph of this blog post and thought “hey, I should put a party gif in here. Maybe pinkie pie” because I have watched way too much My Little Pony lately. So I went googling for one and then spent 20 minutes down a MLPwiki wormhole because I know nothing about it. Did you know the creator of this version of my little pony was married the the guy who did power puff girls? THIS EXPLAINS SO MUCH.

I need to clean my floors.

I don’t even know my point any more. Spencer started school, woo! Truman is taking up a lot of my free time, but cruising around the house on his belly, unfortunately obsessed with doormats, shoes and paper bags.

Thoughts! Things! I wrote this because I made an editorial calendar for my blog (lolz) and it says words on mondays.

Oh! This week it will be different. Oh hey look at that, all the Top Chef Duels calling my from my DVR.

Busy Week!

August 19th, 2014

After a slow summer and spring, things are finally picking up around here. Truman had his half birthday, my sister and her husband vistited, Spencer starts school (tomorrow!!!) and we had out of town guests. All in one week! That’s normal for many people but crazy for us. And now our school adventure begins. We have always been out of town/run errands on the weekdays sort of people. School is going to be a big adjustment for all of us. And it is all day kindergarten, 8-2:45 seems way too long if you ask me. But of course no one did…

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