Sunday, May 21, 2006

So... How ya been?

The past two to three weeks have been a blur. I'm in the process of studying for my PMP (Project Management Professional) exam, which will take place on June 6th (wish me good luck!!), planning Liam's first birthday (June 17th - invitations should be out this week!), planning our interim trip to Maine for Memorial Day (yeah Jeff & Jube cookout!), helping out with Lise's 50th birthday party (which has since passed, so I'm allowed to talk about it) and moving Jill to her new apartment. And oh yeah... Being a mom and stuff. So I've been a tad bit insane lately. Hopefully in early to mid June, I should become a normal person again. I'm looking forward to that. And to the fact that I don't have to work a full week until mid July!!! That RULES! I'd go into the logistics, but it would be confusing and interesting for very few people (maybe Jim... I'm still not exactly sure how his mind works.) other than me.

Oh yes - and I have changed the name of my blog from "Sic Transit Gloria" to "one soul jane." If you get it, you get it.

So! Here are some new photos of the Lee Bee.

Up up & away! You can even see how Liam is getting really good at trying to stand all by himself. My big guy!!

Ponderous Liam...
Yes, Liam loves VHS. He's retro and doesn't even realize it. That's how cool our kid is.

This is Liam with a cut-out of Lise's head, which we used at her 50th birthday party. He really thought that it was funny to see Lise and be able to eat her head!

This is Liam & Daddy at Lise's 50th Birthday party.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Handicapped Blogger?

So I was reading Jim's post about amusing Southern "special folk," and as I was posting my comment, I saw that there is a handicapped sign next to where you're supposed to "verify" that you're not a robot through the word verification. I was curious, as it was not special parking or a wheelchair ramp, so I didn't quite understand why there was a handicapped sign next to it. I decided to click on it and saw that there was some inexplicable "dot" that came up under the word verification cell. Then there was a voice. It spouted numbers like a character from "Lost." I'm intrigued. Anyone know what this handicapped button is for, as I would like to think that it magically turns your computer into a handicapped van, full with the wheelchair lift. Anyway... Please feel free to enlighten me.

Monday, May 01, 2006


I swiped this from Jim, who apparently took it from Dan, who stole it from Fannie.

Soundtrack of my life

Put your music player on shuffle.
Press forward for each question.
Use the song title as the answer to the question even if they don't make sense.NO CHEATING!!

How am I feeling today?
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles (Actually, that’s pretty accurate!)

Will I get far in life?
The Arrest – Jesus Christ Superstar (How did I know that putting JCS on my ipod would come back to haunt me!!)

How do my friends see me?
Divorce Song – Liz Phair (HUH?)

Where will I get married?
That Thing You Do – New Found Glory (Again with the HUH?)

What is my best friend's theme song?
Dangerous – Frente! (Pretty funny…)

What is the story of my life?
The Act We Act - Sugar

What was high school like?
Oh Yoko – John Lennon (Kind of…)

How can I get ahead in life?
Still We Let It Choke Us – Piebald (So I’m guessing that I’m NOT getting ahead in life…)

What is the best thing about me?
Redundant – Green Day (Wow, that is so true! The only better song title would have been “She’s On Time” by BNL!)

What is today going to be like?
Jane – Ben Folds

What is in store for this weekend?
What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding – Elvis Costello (War is over!!)

What song describes my parents?
Shower the People – James Taylor (I couldn’t agree more! I was actually going to use this as the father/daughter dance song at my wedding!)

To describe my grandparents?
I Changed My Name – Sugarcult (Funny… Wow… It’s so close to true!)

How is my life going?
I Really Love to Dance – Laurie Berkner (I’ve got A LOT of kids songs on my iPod)

What song will they play at my funeral?
Happy Phantom – Tori Amos (I’m going to need to drown myself in barbiturates in order for this song to apply…)

How does the world see me?
Holiday Road - Bunnygrunt

Will I have a happy life?
Wave of Mutilation – Pixies (HMMMMMM)

What do my friends really think of me?
H.R. Pufnstuf – The Murmurs (Really? I’m actually the one who DOESN’T do drugs!)

Do people secretly lust after me?
Sunday Night Waterworks – The Gaze (I’ll take that as a yes)

How can I make myself happy?
Somebody Kill Me – From the Wedding Singer Soundtrack (FUNNY!)

What should I do with my life?
Futures – Jimmy Eat World (Yup… But what about my future??)

Will I ever have children?
Calm Before the Storm – Fall Out Boy (No, actually I’m in the midst of a hurricane!)

Birthday - 30th Style - Friday, Saturday & Sunday Part 2

More Birthday fun!

Bill and Liam and I went to the Paw Sox game on Friday night. We had a really good time! Liam enjoyed himself. He didn't really care much about the game, per se, but he really enjoyed looking at people... and trying to steal food from the kid sitting next to me. He only puked on Bill's arm once, so that was good! :)

Bill, Liam and Paws.
Liam BLATANTLY stealing food from Emma's tray at the cookout on Saturday.
A very artsy-fartsy shot of Liam - sitting in front of the Runaway Bunny exhibit at RISD.
Liam loves my coupon book. Like is obsessed with it. This photo should be a tell all. I plan on bringing it out in time for proms, weddings, births...

Birthday - 30th Style - Sunday - Part 1

This past weekend was Bill's 30th birthday! Happy Birthday, Honey! We had a great time, which you will soon see in a series of photos, as I'm not so good with the words... I've had to separate this into several different parts, as Blogger doesn't like when I put too many pictures in one post - booger.
Here is what we did on Sunday - We visited the RISD Art Museum, as they were having an exhibit on "Goodnight Moon," which is the book that we read to Liam every night before bed. Liam seemed to like it and I was happy that it was actually kid friendly, in that Liam was allowed to get out of his carriage and crawl around and read books and play with toys. He had a great time visiting with two teens, who were also at the exhibit. Bill and I have determined that Liam likes to stare at people who don't look like him - ie: the kid at the exhibit had weird hair (all pointy and dreadlocky), he stared at two boys at the Paw Sox game (see photos in Birthday - 30th Sytle - Saturday), as they were Asian and black, he likes to look at wrinkly people and all kinds of stuff. He's just interested in people who don't look like the people that he sees everyday. Dear God - Is Liam actually going to be (I can't even say it) accepting of people?? Never... :)
Liam in front of the Goodnight Moon diarama of sorts.

Liam & I in front of the diarama.

Bill and Liam in front of the diarama.

Liam with a toy straw hat and gardening can. Toys that they provided at the exhibit. So cool!

Liam & Bill at Bugaboo Creek, where Bill actually allowed people to sing to him on his birthday! Big step.

Liam in the beret in the Art Dog section of the exhibit. I thought he looked like Caiaphas from Jesus Christ Superstar. Bill thought I was being weird. Liam just hated the hat.

Liam & Bill in front of the Art Dog painting.