September 25, 2007 at 5:00 pm | Posted in Birthdays | 1 Comment

Wow…this is really overdue.  A month overdue to be exact(ok so by the time I’m really posting this it is more than a month).  Bad wife….bad, bad wife.   Last month my husband turned 40 and I can’t balk at the age because I am one mere year away from the milestone myself.  So thanks to the best neighbor anyone could ask for, CJ got Ed some truly kick ass tickets to see his favorite baseball team.  Now this is an amazing thing in and of itself considering CJ is a die hard Yankee fan and Ed is a die hard Red Sox fan.   But where they will never see eye-to-eye on the baseball field, they can appreciate the love for the game from a fan standpoint.

So how kick ass were the tickets?  Well let me show you.  Here he is entering the seating area:


Yes, we are entering the seating area directly behind home plate.  And I can tell you that these pictures, as awesome as they are, do no justice to the proximity of the action.  Seriously, these seats are completely amazing.

She also finagled a signed ball because of her great security connections at the park.  Here he is checking out the ball signed by Manny Ramirez:

Now you can see the Red Sox dugout just beyond Ed but let me show you how close we were to the on-deck circle.  Here are David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia warming up:

And one of the best shots of the night, Kevin Youkilis walking to the plate:

I think this was just after he got quite a razzing by some White Sox fans sitting just behind us and to our right.  I’m pretty sure it’s the at-bat where he smacked the shit out of the ball leaving his hecklers to eat their words.

So Happy Birthday Babe….even though I’m over a month late in sharing it with the masses.

Conversations with Sophie – Act 8

September 21, 2007 at 7:26 am | Posted in Sophie stuff | 1 Comment

 A favorite activity of both Sophie and Henry’s is to watch our landscapers cut our lawn each Thursday.  While quite excited to go to the library on Thursday morning, Sophie was a bit distressed to learn upon arriving home that we may have missed “the boys.”  When I reassured her that they had not yet been to our house she was quite relieved. 

After reading the plethora of books we checked out for about the tenth time, imagine my delight when “the boys” pull up to cut the grass. 

 Extatic almost four year old runs to the front window to watch “the boys” and exclaims:

Sophie: Hola mi amigos!

I See London, I See France..

September 12, 2007 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Take Action | 4 Comments

I want to see some underpants.

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Let me explain…..there used to be a time when I would read a ton of blogs.  That was BH (before Henry).  Now that he is home and settled in I don’t have any where near enough time to even write on my own blog let alone read the ones I love.  But the other night I was attempting to catch up with some of my favorite bloggers and I was glad I did.

There has been a place inside my heart that has been wanting to reach out to people in need but with the assurance that my time/money/items donated would get directly into the hands of the people who need them.  Thus simply writing a check to an organization wasn’t really filling the void for me.  When I read about Baby James aka JimBob, my fellow Korean adoptive parents and I put together a care package for their family in hopes it would help even a little with their day-to-day living and inevitable hospital stays.  It was, for me, a very rewarding experience but the warm and fuzzy feeling has faded and I’ve been looking for a new cause to support.

Enter the underpants and one really cool Mutha.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the Muthahood Aint for Sissies blog on my blogroll then you are clearly missing the point of me pointing out my favorite blogs to you on my blog.  This is one amazing mutha who is planning a trip to Kenya, Africa to volunteer in an orphange.  Her trip is being coordinated through the Global Volunteer Network who offer volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world.  In planning for her trip, Rocky inquired about the items most in need and the most requested item from the orphanage are underpants for children and young adults (ages 3 – 15).

Now I know some of my friends and I out there have ongoing jokes about me and my granny panties but this is serious stuff.  Can you imagine the simple gesture of providing a child/young adult with a new pair of funky, spunky underpants?  So, when I was shopping at Target today I picked up three packs of girls underpants for the low, low, low price of $4.99 per 9 pack (not even on sale!).  So for the mere price of  one fast food lunch you can make 9 children happy.  It doesn’t take much…..

So my faithful and drive-by readers I challenge you to help me help this Mutha get some underpants to Africa.  I am more than happy to collect your donations and mail them off to Rocky or if you prefer, you can send them off to her directly.  My only request is you let her know that Drivereight is the one who inspired you to contribute to her cause.  I’m not sure when the Underwear for Africa drive is ending but once I do know I will update this post.

So please, please, please help me help others with a simple gesture of new underpants.  It is a simple way we can all make just a little difference for those in need.

To Me

September 6, 2007 at 10:10 am | Posted in General Junk | 7 Comments

One more year to go until the big 4-oohhhh.

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