Thursday, July 19, 2012

Brothers Are Forever ...

Life this month is CRAZY busy!!  

With Big T's 6th Birthday (working on that post) and my sister-in-law's wedding AND a road trip, I haven't been able to get to blogging.

I can make the time for Instagram though.  

"Hi, my name is Jill and I'm an Instagram addict."

One of my most recent photos I played around with in Instagram and also a new app I've just downloaded called "Phoster"... was this one of the boys at a water park.

In our house these days, the boys are doing a lot of bickering and there's a huge amount of competition going on...and complaining...and whining...

"I want the dark blue bowl" ...

"No, I want the dark blue bowl" ...

"I said it first" ...

"No, I said it first" ...

You get the idea.

I find myself telling them that "Brother's are forever".  You know, so be nice to each other, etc.  I'm pretty sure what they hear me saying is "Blah Blah Blah...or no treats!"  (Oh, they heard that last part, all right)

So needless to say, whenever I see a moment when they are truly getting along like I feel brothers should, I grab the phone and snap away!

Here was one such moment as they watched a leaf float down the water-park river.

And thanks to my pal Kristen over at The Preppy Girl In Pink, I'm linking up with Galit and Alison for their Memories Captured linky.  I think Kristen reminded me about it last month too!  Now that's a great bloggy friend.

Hmmmm ...

The Preppy Girl In Pink

Thanks again, Kristen!

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Card Me, Please!

"McLovin'" and his fake ID

Did you see the movie "Super Bad" where one of the characters gets a fake ID made so that he can buy some alcohol for him and his friends?  It's pretty funny.  Worth the rental me thinks.

Anyways, I must admit...I'm jealous of "McLovin'".

Jealous right down to my core.

The reason?


It really is a slap in the face.

Because of this I've come to the realization that I must have an extremely warped view of myself.

I'm young!!  I mean, would an older person enjoy a movie like "Super Bad"?  Would they even know about it?

Don't get me wrong.  I have nothing against old people.  I like them.  My mom's one of them.  I'm interested in their life, their stories.

I'm going to be "old" one day....

It's just not today!

When did it happen that I no longer look too young to drink?  I certainly don't feel that way...unless you count every morning when I'm awakened by a screaming three-year-old.  Gotta admit, I feel pretty old before 6 in the morning.

But in general, I'm young...or young at heart...

I'm not immature...

Unless I choose to be.  That's different.

No, no.  I'm guessing it's a conspiracy thought up by all the liquor store employees out to make me feel like an old woman.  They've even at times used the word...ahem..."Ma'am".

Cruel bastards.

To be honest, I'm a bit inconsistent in my opinion of aging.  (No surprise there)

I think we only get  better as we get older.  If you don't, you're doing something wrong.  But I still don't need to be reminded of it every time I go to get a bottle of wine.

In summary, I just have one thing to say to the liquor store employees of the world: