12 January 2009

The Answer is 42

As a statistician, I thoroughly enjoyed analyzing the answers to Post #307. It seems that the only people who have heard "For the love of humanity" were Utahans; none of my non-Utah readers claimed to have done so. (I wasn't sure how to classify Deanna as I'm not sure where she's from. Nor was I sure about cousin Melissa whose time spent in Arizona is increasing as I type.) And while Gretchen claims to have also heard both, I don't count her on either side because she's too much of a word freak and therefore an outlier. In addition, she led me to the theory so she's biased.

All of this was certainly interesting, but irrelevant.

Given our change of address last June, this blog's name is no longer appropriate. And given the addition of the little man in March, the title, "c and e," (pronounced "candy") has changed to "c and e and e" (pronounced "candy-andy") which just doesn't flow as well. Plus, it's candy I'm in love with, not candy andy, whoever that is. Although if there is such a person, I'd like to meet him.

And so, I embark on a new journey with a new blog. That looks kinda like this one. One that contains the same types of posts. And has the same author. BUT it has a super clever title; am I right folks?! Let's just focus on that, okay? I can be clever!

Starting right now, January 12th 2:25 p.m. EST, you can find me posting at the brand new blog with a brand new look, all right HERE. Please tell all your friends. And don't forget to update the links on your own blogs, your Google Reader, your RSS Feeder, your whatever. Please. Pretty please?

09 January 2009

Pop Quiz

Given the following two phrases

1) Oh the humanity
2) For the love of humanity

Your response is:
a) I have heard both of them.
b) I've only heard one.  (Do tell me which you've heard.)
c) I've never heard either.
d) What is she talking about?!

This is of grave import so please help.  If you do, you'll make me as happy as a baby with paper.

08 January 2009

I Think You're Supposed to Write Them Down

I think I read somewhere once that unless you write down your New Year's Resolutions they will come to nothing. As I want them to come to something and not nothing, here goes:

  1. Compete in my local Road Runners Club's championship series. This means I have to run at least five of their races and finish in the top ten for my age group. I looked up the top ten times of 2008 and want to beat them all. While this won't guarantee a solid finish this year, it's at least a goal.
  2. Take at least one video of the family a month. While spending time with Chuck's brother in North Carolina, we watched what videos we had of Rhett on our camera. We're pretty sure that they'd never been watched before then, but it was so much fun! We had forgotten how little and funny he was. Along with this goal is to actually take those videos from the camera and put them on a DVD (but that's Chuck's resolution).
  3. Get up to date on my digital scrapbooking. Enough said.
  4. Develop more traditions. I love traditions (see previous post on schedules and regularity). And now with Rhett, I want him to have them. The first one that comes to mind? Eating only green foods on St. Patrick's Day ala this. The second corollary is that I will make a hideously tacky felt advent calendar for next year's Christmas like the one my mom sold at a garage sale (it still pains me).

There they are. Bring it on 2009!

06 January 2009

We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

As much as I loved visiting family and having Chuck's help with Rhett for nearly two straight weeks, I have to say that it's so nice to be back to our regular lives. (If one can say that a pregnant man is regular...)

On second thought, since what you're seeing isn't really a pregnant man (shocker!) but rather someone too lazy to put the baby in a warm outfit, I guess things have returned to normal.

And I couldn't be happier. I crave schedules. Sure, spontaneity can be fun. But just let me know ahead of time if you want to surprise me and I'll write it down in my calendar.

02 January 2009

Florida Recap

There's just something about holidays that make me want to be near family. Although we spent Christmas day with Chuck's parents and the only sibling of his who lives close to us, I wanted more. So we decided to take Rhett's first road trip. And wow, was it a doozy. We drove 13.5 hours (no baby steps for us) to Florida to see Chuck's sister and her family. In addition to seeing family, we saw alligators, a plantation, a cute little town in Georgia, and the Gulf of Mexico. But definitely family was the best.