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By Tara Zandra | April 11, 2007

I have two new obsessions: custom clothes for the girls and Take Along Thomas tracks. We have several wooden track tracks but they are difficult at best to put together and more frustrating than fun. But the Take Along Thomas tracks are easy and I love building train layouts. Custom clothing for the kids is just one giant money vacuum, but man are my kids going to look good (in my opinion, of course, the styles are definitely not for everyone).

Tabitha is watching that train wreck of a movie High School Musical again. She reads the books (they’re like fanfic) and singing along to the soundtrack. I’ve promised to take her shopping for a t-shirt this week. There are worse things for her to watch, the movie does have a good message about….something or other.

We have finally managed to find a way to keep the dog in the backyard without being tethered- it only took 7 years. In any case, I keep checking for her and she’s finding hiding places so I often think she’s gone when in fact she’s in the playhouse or under a low-hanging branch.

For years I have been taking my own reusable bags to the grocery store. I have suffered weird looks and extremely bad, not to mention slow, bagging service by the workers. Now, everyone from Ikea to Toys R Us to my local grocery store is selling reusable bags with the store logo. My grocery store has nice signs posted saying a factoid of how many billions pounds of waste are generated each year by plastic grocery bags. My answer to them, “Well, duh! You morons rarely put more than two items in a bag, and when you do, then you double bag them. You can’t pack a reusable bag to save your life and have often thrown away unused plastic bags because they came off the pile two at a time instead of one. It’s not the public’s fault for all the waste, it yours!”

Seriously, the movie isn’t over yet. And yet, I keep peeking. Why? I’ve got to get away.

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One Response to “random stuff”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    April 11th, 2007 at 2:06 pm


    Oh, no no no
    Stick to the stuff you kno-o-ow
    If you wanna be cool, follow one simple rule
    Don’t mess with the flow, no, no
    Stick to the status quo!

    Have you guys caught the High School Musical show/parade thing at California Adventure yet? G nearly flipped over that. And we have tickets to see High School Musical on Ice in October.