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Friday
Nov072008

Where does the time go?

Okay, so I'm glad Obama's the next president and all, but now I would like the sunlight to return. I don't know if you're experiencing this in your area, but since the election, we are living in a cloudy, rainy, perpetual twilight. Look, sun, we know you think Obama's going to do your work for you, but you know what? You have to keep pulling your weight. Get on that.

Besides this new administration-elect's weather problems, things are fairly status quo, over here. Henry has two days off from school, and we signed him up for two days of an all-day YMCA camp, and WOW, can I get more done in eight hours than I can in 2 hours fifty minutes. Unfortunately all that time stretching before me tends to make me 1) panic and b) doubt my abilities and III) decide that I'm an untalented hack and I should just eat Henry's Halloween candy and indulge in some self-loathing. But then I x) get over myself and 16) get back to work. I went through a few of those cycles yesterday. Because I am writing some crap, over here. Crap you will never see; crap that no one should ever be subjected to. Eventually I'll pretty it up and it will be fit for human eyes. Or I'll eat more fun-sized Snickers while setting my computer on fire.

And hey! Have you seen Momversation yet? Because everyone else has, and they're wondering why you haven’t. Momversation features mom-bloggers momversing in momversational videos on topics of interest—to moms! I'm in it, as well as Heather, Maggie, Asha of Parent Hacks, Mindy from The Mommy Blog, Rebecca from Girl's Gone Child, Daphne from Cool Mom, and Nataly from Work it, Mom. The first episode is up, and a second one will be up today, I believe, at any minute. I think the videos are turning out pretty great, and the first one convinced me that I needed a haircut, which I then went out and got! So it's already helped at least one person, who is me, and I think that's really what matters, here.

Also there's a new Wonderland column up. Ha-chaaaa!

Reader Comments (26)

Just had to comment on the Momversation video (installment 1)....LOVE. IT. True creativity at it's finest....can't wait to see more!

Oh, and I second the issue with horking down the fun-sized Snickers. Sigh.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNannette
First: Yes, the weather here has quite sucked, too. I'm just assuming it's the universe crying tears of joy in appreciation of the last eight dreadful-ass years coming to an end, and a new, surprisingly unexpected era of American history beginning (perhaps one that might even make the aforementioned eight years of hell all seem worth it ... ? I don't know; there are a lot of broke, jobless, homeless, maimed and dead people that would disagree with that statement ... but, you know, like, for the rest of us).

Secondly: You mommy bloggers and your mommy-blog gatherings and momversations ... you give this daddy blogger vagina envy.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaddy Scratches
I feel ya. The weather down here is sucking hind tit, too!
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterderfina
My hair is very frizzy in Boston. President Obama, as your first order of business please see that somebody develops a hair product to keep the frizzies down once and for all, if you can't just change the weather entirely.

Yours in haste, Emily

P.S. I enjoy this blog immensely and I think you're very funny. Keep it up!
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
That first episode of Momversation was awesome. Great idea, too.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmma
Fetching scarf.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJachiCue
Great job with the momversations! It is so nice to "see" the great mom bloggers out there!
Fun-sized Snickers? Awesome!

Momversation? Brilliant!
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna
It's been rainy here, too. Maybe the sun will shine in January?Momversations is fun:) Any idea how many hits it's getting?
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina
Mm, nope. Here in Pittsburgh, it has been fantastically warm and sunny and clear and beautiful since last weekend. This afternoon it started to cloud over and cool off, but this has been a beeyootiful week to celebrate!
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen
hey alice,totally agree with you... i'm stoked about obama. he had me from hello... but c'mon alread. pass the halloween candy this way, my son isn't old enough yet to trick or treat. and have a good weekend!

xoxo,nicolejacksonville, florida
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternicole
Thank you so much for the link to Momversation! It's great!
Wow. I was intrigued about the Momversations except I was totally turned off that I had to watch a 30 Target commercial to get there. Sadly, I closed the link before I even got to the content.

Just my 2 cents.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.
The weather here in Seattle was beautiful on Wednesday - I was all "it's morning in America!" except with more Obama and less Reagan. Sadly, on Thursday it went dark and rainy and we had to turn on all the lamps at noon to keep it from being too depressing, and that was it, bye-bye, sun, see you again in June.

I watched the first Momversation - liked it - and I thought your hair looked good, actually. And hey, I have those same IKEA baskets! So there's that.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Even here in Alberta it's been icky. Then the sun suddenly! came out and I instantly felt my desire to live improve by 487% and I realized my destiny to become world leader. What can I say? I need that vitamin D.

I did see the first and second Momversations and commented on both. I'm rather surprised there aren't more comments.

Speaking of Obama, I just want to say that as a Canadian, I am thrilled. And as a Mormon, even, I am thrilled. In fact, I took it upon myself to tell Mormons why they should vote Obama and thought you might find it interesting, Alice: http://www.becomingsomething.com/2008/11/last-minute-effort-to-sway-voters-why-mormons-should-vote-obama.html It sort of became a two-part thing with the post after it.

We're not all super-conservative. The comments there are great.

I miss your posts when they're not here. :-)
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha
Your hair looked cute in the first one! I haven't watched the second one yet. Must remember to do that. I think it's such a neat project.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney
I LOVE the Momversation! WIsh I could post it on my site to spread around- fabulous. I can post about the topic of bloggy friendship- it's an interesting one!Aren't those Y afterschool/camps life savers?
November 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstarrlife
Well, we've been experiencing SNOW here in MN since the election, since our fair state is the third ring of Hell.

But hey! At least Barack is our President-Elect, which is happy happy happy news, regardless of the crappy weather, right?
November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cheap Chick
I've officially eaten more candy than my five-year-old. But you know what? I earned it, dammit.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPretty Lush
Bossy doesn't need haircut reminder; let's all just assume, if it's been a week since her last appointment, she's due again.
November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBOSSY
Here in Cali, fall only fell last week or so and I am thrilled. Bring on the icky weather. I like sweaters.

I have very thick dry hair and I blame it on Bush, maybe Palin too... Anyway, I am charging Prez. Obama (awesome.. so awesome) with the task of altering my personal dna to give me Giselle's hair. I think he can do it.

Crossing my fingers.
November 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMonica in Cali
Dearest Alice,

Not to be a P.I.T.A., but it's high time you updated this blog, missy.

Scoldingly,Joe

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeyJoe
also bad weather here. including election day. bleh.
November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMamaCass
I love the momversations but wish you had included another type of Mommy Blogger. A fat one would be nice. You know: so i had someone to identify with? Cuz you are all a bunch of skinny britches; and it makes me suspect when you write about stealing haloween candy that you are not hitting the chocolate hard enough.
November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie Veasey
That first episode of Momversation was awesome. Great idea, too.



November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJane Choo

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