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Wrong! All wrong!

Wow, you people really like to vote. At last count, either 553 of you had done so, or a few of you just have way too much time on your hands and need to get a new hobby. Unfortunately, the vast majority of you sided with Aimee. Which, whatever. Suit yourselves. Although, have you had your eyes checked lately? You might want to look into that. Also, the 45 of you who opted for the "do 'em both" option made a couple of very-married men very happy. I mean officially, of course, they are offended by the mere suggestion as they are already married to the hottest, sexiest, most brilliant and amazing two women the world has to offer and the very suggestion of such a thing is horrible to even contemplate, but unofficially I think they both found 45 to be a not-too-shabby number of total strangers with whom they purely hypothetically had a shot. So yeah, you can consider that your good deed of the day.

And now, I have two goals for things I must complete before this baby is born and I am off to work on one or the other of them. Goal #1 is to finish unpacking. Goal #2 is to make Mia a baby book. It's been over two months and over two years, respectively. I'm the sort who always feels I can do my procrastinating later. Oh wait, Goal #3 is to come up with some sort of acceptable name for this unborn child. I think I'll work on that one since I can sit on the couch watching bad daytime tv and call it "research."

As an aside, I though "anathema" meant something totally other than what it really means, which is something about a curse. I thought it was something more like french kissing a horse would be anathema to my very being. Anybody know what the hell word I might be thinking of?

ETA: Looks like anathema means what I thought it meant and I just had a faulty source. Teach me to rely on the internet for anything. Also, turns out I totally rock the vocab after all, I want a bonus point.

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My oldest son's middle name came from Young and the Restless, (Cole) when I was grounded to the house for the last couple weeks before his arrival.


But I will stop bugging you about it, seeing all the people who actually bothered to comment about it seemed to agree with you. So, I will give up on the long-lost brotherly reunions, the joint Christmas cards, our kids building sandcastles together in the sunset like the adorable ragamuffins they are....

Oh well, your loss.

Either way, to quote my husband, who figured out that 8% of 555 people is 44.4 women (or men) who want to "do him" - which is more than all his conquests in his who life, including the drunk encounters...

"This is the best day of my entire life."

P.S. I already gave Chris a long list of the most awesome names ever. What, you guys didn't like them???


But I have to admit I use anathema the same way you do and probably still will. Rules be damned.

I was in the "what are you smoking" category... didn't see the similarity... but then again, I'm also the one who really sucks at the "who does your child look like?" game. I have no idea who the hell my kids look like!!!

Unpacking is highly overrated. Don't you have a garage or closets for what's left? That's my helpful unpacking tips. :)

You're totally right about anathema, the cursed meaning only makes definitions 3 and 5 at


1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.
2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.
4. any imprecation of divine punishment.
5. a curse; execration.

Who put these doubts into your head anyway?

Pleased to do my good deed for the day.

Thank you Laura. I thought I had it all wrong, because that's what I thuoght it meant too.

Offended may be too strong of a word. Abashed might be better.

And isn't anathema that green stuff they drank in the Victorian era?



1. that green stuff they drank in the Victorian era.
2. a beverage that looks like that green stuff they drank in the Victorian era but is really anti-freeze.
3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication and that green stuff they drank in the Victorian era.
4. of or from a woman with a child named Nathan.

I told you he was like Chris.

I had this name all picked out for my second child, and when she arrived, the name was all wrong for her. So I changed it on the spot.
Come up with a few you really like and then see what the little guy is like.

Heh. (No, really, that's all I have to say. Some days I don't know why I bother commenting :P But you know, your blog's here, and it's purple, and I have to click through anyway, so meh :P)

Re: baby book -- if you're not the hand-glue, scrapbook-with-fancy-paper type, may I recommend Shutterfly, which I used to (finally) make a baby book of sorts for Riley. Guilt, banished! Sort of!

On the baby naming thing, if you could give us some info about what names you like that Chris doesn't, and vice versa, maybe the perfect name will come to one of us. All of this "pick a name out of the blue, without any info about what we like or what our last name is" is kinda hard! :-)

I'm just bummed that I didn't get an "I voted!" sticker after participating in that poll. Oh well.

Have you considered the name "Jude"? I think it works best with the quote marks around it.

You were right about the word. Or I've been wrong for more years than I can count.

Not that that made the other person wrong. Lots of words have more than one meaning.

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