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My Favorite Thing


Ok…where to start with this song.  The singer is a good friend of mine, Stewart Eastham.  We go way way way back.  Size 2 back.  I met Stewart in Davis back when I was a mere 20 years old.  We ran around together a bit in his old 280 ZX, smoked cigarettes, watched Twin Peaks, drank beer and listened to music.  Then Stewart graduated and I ran off to Lake Tahoe to be a black jack dealer.

Through the years we have maintained a friendship and when I moved to L.A. Stewart was also there.  We ran around a bit again, smoked cigarettes, drank beer and listened to music.

It was during that time that Stewart met my crazy ass roommate and soul sister Katrena Rochell (my stories with her are a website in and of themselves).  Anyway they connected, disconnected and about four years ago made a soul connection and have been together ever since.  She is an actress and a Filmmaker and he is a musician.  They both now live together in Nashville.

I adore this video and song.  Katrena shot it and it is Stewart’s music.  The song is about me Katrena.  Watch for her cameo in the white floppy hat.  I love them both.   My Favorite Thing.

Tis The Season

Some assembly required should read instead…some swearing required for assembly.

Merry Christmas

Sesame Street Smells Like Old Spice…Not Just For Grandpa Anymore

My 2 1/2 year old son and I don’t seem to be agreeing on much these days.  I think he should pee in the potty, he thinks he should pee in the produce section at Whole Foods.  I think night time is for sleeping, he thinks night time is for yelling “MAMA” 50,000 times while trying to pry my eyelids open so I can watch him jump on the couch.  I think food is for eating, and…well…he thinks food is for decorative wall art.


Case in point, the video above.  Grover parodies the now famous Old Spice commercial “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.”  Old Spice has always smelled like Grandpa to me, but apparently there is a new Old Spice man in town.   The Sesame Street version is hysterical, adorable, and right on the pop culture money.

Just in case you haven’t seen the Old Spice original, see below.  Put the kids to bed, turn on the TV for your Man, pour yourself a good glass of wine and watch dee-lish actor Isaiah Mustafa.

Your welcome.

P.S. As I am typing this…I’m on a horse.

Kid Quotables


Harrison:  “I don’t mean to be mean…but does Caillou have Leukamia?”

Godzilla Lives Another Day

I swear to God this thing was 8 feet long.  The computer screen make it look MUCH SMALLER.  I would never scream like that over a little lizard.

Wish You Were Here

Roadside Photo

Family vacation to the beach with three boys…Good Mom

Leaving keys on the hood of the keyless entry car and having them fall off in the middle of I-5 and having to pull over while your children pour out of the car onto the freeway shoulder while your stepson documents the whole thing with his new camera he got for his birthday while you scream, “GET YOUR ASSSSSSSS BACK IN THE CAR!”…not so Good Mom.

Hour 5 of vacation.

ER Trip #2 of The Summer

Reilly's Toe

Reilly’s toe, after he dropped a brick on it

Life with boys.   This is the summer of the emergency room for Reilly and of gray hairs for me.   Reilly broke his hand in the beginning of the summer, and he just smashed the tip of his toe.  Being 13 year old boy can be dangerous to your health.

SOOO, what happened?  Reilly dropped a brick on his toe and chopped the top part of his toe nearly off and the doctors had to stitch it back on.  How did this happen?  My thoughts exactly, however the answer was anything but exact.

Me:  “What happened?”

Reilly:  “Ok, let me just say there were scissors near a brick”…

Me:  “and”…

Reilly: ”and…ok…and…there were these scissors and this brick.”

Me:  “AND”…

Reilly: ”ok…and…well…I had the scissors…and I know you aren’t supposed to play with scissors”…

Me:  ”uh-huh…keep going…and”…

Reilly:   “and so I put the scissors down near this brick.”

Me:  “ANDDDD”…

Reilly: ” Right…and I put the scissors down and then I picked up this brick that was near the scissors”…


Reilly:   “and then I accidentally dropped the brick and it landed on my toe and squashed my toe and blood squirted everywhere and I looked down and my toe was hanging in two.”

Me:  “Why did you have a brick and scissors?”

Reilly:  “To throw them in the pool. (duh)  Why are you just staring at me?”

Me:  “Just quietly crying inside for a second.”

Reilly:  ”Oh, and I might not have a toenail on that toe ever again and  if it does grow back most likely it will grow back sideways and deformed or all ridgy and gross for the rest of my life.  Don’t worry though, the doctor says I will still be healed in time to ride ALL the roller coasters when we go to Magic Mountain.   WOOO-HOOO!!!

Me:  “Well, as long as you can still ride all the roller coasters at Magic Mountain.  That’s what’s important.”

Reilly:  “Totally, that’s what I said.”

So Close…Yet So Far Away

"I'll wait for you on the other side!"

“I’ll wait for you on the other side!”

A tractor, Lucas’ first true love.   T.L.A.   That’s 80’s high school speak for true…love…always.  Don’t believe me…get out your high school binders from the back of the closet.  T.L.A. will be scribbled somewhere in there followed by the name Matt, U2, and a hand drawn picture of a dolphin you were going to have tattooed on your ankle just in time for prom…not that I would know anything about that.

Kid Quotables

Lessons learned as a 7th Grader…

Reilly:  “Meggan, you were right…I did learn a lot as a 7th grader.”

Meggan:  (Puffed with pride)  “Reilly…good for you!  What did you learn?”

Reilly:  “Three things.”

Meggan:  “Math, English, or Science?”

Reilly:  “None of the above.”

Meggan:  (uh-oh)

Reilly: ”I learned”…

1.  “Don’t argue with 7th grade teachers because they are really tired and will pretty much always give you detention.”

2.  ”Don’t get mad at your older brother and punch a wall, because you will break your hand and have to wear a cast that smells funny.”

3.  ”Don’t light matches near a gas tank because it will piss all the adults of really bad and they will FREAK OUT and say you could burn the house down.”

Meggan:  “Well as long as you learned something.”

Reilly:  “I did!  I can’t wait for 8th grade!”

Back Away From The Elmo…

Benny and Elmo

Elmo is a rock star in this house, everybody loves him.  An instance to score a personal cuddle with Elmo without interruption from a 2 1/2-year-old is a moment to treasure and protect.  Benny was giving me the “back away from the Elmo stare.”  I wouldn’t dream of interfering.

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