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Monday, April 4, 2011

Definition of Insanity

I've heard people say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.  Well...I must be insane because I traveled with Cameron again, expecting (praying, actually) that things would go smoother than the last time.  This time it was a quick two night trip to the Big Easy (one of my favorite US destinations) for my beautiful cousin's wedding.  I figured that since there wasn't much of a time change (only 1 hr) and he seemed healthy, that this trip would go better ...and while aspects of it did (no trip to urgent care, although we did see the doctor since we are both sick now that we are home), I have no come to the conclusion that my son HATES pack-n-plays.  He is over them like jeggings.  My husband and I are not planning any travel until Cam can actually understand what that means...and hopefully get excited about staying in a hotel room.  Overall, it was a good trip and Cameron loved all that New Orleans had to offer -- street car rides, people watching, warm weather and even a dip in the chilly hotel pool. 

I've been catching up on the many shows clogging my DVR and have some comments:

1.  Sister Wives -- well, it got kookier.  Not only are these good, tax-paying polygamists out in society now, but Kody's (the husband) dad (also a practicing polygamist) and his two wives are also now "out" in society (if you can call the vast country side of Wyoming "society").  Here is the kooky part -- Kody's dad's second wife is Janelle's mother.  Who is Janelle you ask, and why do you care?  See left.  Well, Jenelle is Kody's second wife.  Now, I have to be clear that Janelle's mother married Kody's dad right before Kody married Janelle, so it is not like they were raised together and fell in love in some kind of Big Love scandal.  But...still...really?

2.  Bethenny Ever After - I have a trip planned to NYC in the next few months for a girls weekend.  What else am I going to do while I am there?  Covertly and discreetly try to get a Bethenny sighting (or at least someone tangentially related to her).  Yes, I am more infatuated with Bethenny, Jason, Cookie, Bryn, Gina, Julie and the rest of the gang than ever.  I have been watching each episode with a smile plastered on my face, laughing out loud and getting teary eyed at the same time.  If you just saw a snippet of the show, you would think that she was just a sarcastic comedienne with no depth...but as soon as you see the rest of the show you see that she truly lays it ALL out there.  From her therapy sessions to her family moments with Jason and Brynn, this girl is a delight to watch.  I do have to admit that I am a bit skeptical about her joining Ice Skating with the Stars (mainly b/c I already know that it bombed), but I'm sure she will deliver some amazing comedic and touching moments as she works it out skating.  I love that during her first session on the rink she totally calls out her skating partner for his failing to make the Olympics.  If she had a filter the show wouldn't work.  She is on tonight and I CANNOT wait!!!!

Later skaters. 


  1. I never watched Real Housewives and only recently caught an episode of Bethenny Ever After on a Sunday afternoon and I'm totally hooked now!! Even Barry thinks she's funny and he hates reality TV. I don't know that I would have watched had you not commented about how much you like her in this blog, so thanks for bringing some comedy into my life!

  2. Sorry to hear he doesn't like the pack and play. Maybe get a co sleeper. He just misses his mommy and daddy! LOL! Who knows. new environment!