Wednesday, August 09, 2006

In the Immortal Words of KISS

Sang the chocolate chips to the oatmeal and the oatmeal to the chocolate chips: I was made for loving you, baby/You were made for loving me...

Which is to say that I baked a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies today. But I didn't eat one. Apparently, the act of making them was what I desired; not the actual partaking of. A bit of a strategic mistake, though, since the kitchen is now sweltering.

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Been hanging out at Gladys', too, to lurk while the smart girls partake in a stirring discussion about the video for the Black Eyed Peas' "Bebot."

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Stayed up late, late, late last night writing (oh, and okay, for reasons I don't understand, I watched one episode of the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Can you spell c-r-a-z-y?!) and am now feeling all cotton-headed-like. Must stay alert, though, because I have to take R & V to their first soccer meeting of the season. If I'm not, I might offer up some odd suggestions for their team name. I might, for example, try to get "Nosepickers" on the ballot. Or "Geckos." Or, "Beasts of Burden."

Or "The Rabid Mole-Like Creatures in the Fire Swamp from the Movie The Princess Bride."

Or "The Rats of NIMH." (Whoa. Where'd I get that? I haven't though about Mrs. Frisby & The Rats of NIMH since I was but a wee one).

Or, "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves."

"Heartbreakers, Dreammakers, Love Takers"

"The Delta Dawns."

Okay.

Let's face it.

I could keep this up all evening. And life is just a tad too short.

Time for a cookie.

5 comments:

Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

BUTTERCUP: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.'s?

WESTLEY: Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist...

*wink*

ver said...

"Rodents of Unusual Size." Of course! Nice re-call, Bec. And an excellent name for a soccer team...

Gladys said...

hey LURKER! just wanted to say that there's always room for another smart girl over there, tho' i do enjoy watching from the wallflower corner over here where the smart AND crafty girls are.

those cookies sound heavenly, btw. but we're still trying to polish off the triple-layer chocolate birthday cake that the dh's mom made for him over the weekend. and she's had many years to perfect her recipe...can you say, "so good it's bad for you," around a mouthful of cake? well, it's bad for health reasons, too, like the sugar-shock.

weez said...

Thanks for the link to the B.E.P. discussion and videos. Still digesting it. Makes me want to ask my dad what Stockton was back in his day?

cristy said...

Hi Ver,

Are the girls playing AYSO? Because the Powers that Be are pretty strict about what they consider appropriate team names

Unacceptable: Ballbreakers
Ballbusters
Boys with Balls
(Mario's suggestion)
Big Blue Ballers

Hint: They usually like to tie the team name into the color of the uniform. So one year I had a blue team called "The Cookie Monsters", another year I had a red team called "The Firebirds" and one year a green team called (yes) "The Geckos".

However, one year I coached a girls' team with black and white vertical striped shirts and red shorts. At our first practice, I asked for suggestions for team names. Your namesake suggested "The Bloody Zebras". For some reason, the rest of the girls on our team LOVED this name.

I actually had to go to a board meeting and defend our choice of a team name because it sounded too aggressive for some of the other boardmembers. The only thing that saved me was there was a boys' team that same year with orange shirts and black shorts. They called themselves the "Smashing Pumpkins".

You're in a for a fun, fun ride!!

Ate C.