Archive for February, 2006

…and the winner is….

Posted in carpe diem!, grateful, offspring on February 25, 2006 by whyvonne


FIRST PLACE! The fastest car of all the cars entered in the 2006 Oxford Pack 147 Pinewood Derby! Benjamin also took Best in Show! The car was entirely his design (after hours of pondering photos and lining up his Hot Wheels at all angles). He also did most of the work, getting a little assistance with weight distribution and placement. He chose the colors (Metallic Lime Gold) and the decals (purchased online), buffed the wheels, etc. At the end of the night, he turned to me and said, “This was the best day of my whole life!” Considering he’s only 8 years old, things can only get better and better.

THURSDAY EVENING RANT

Posted in ignorance and arrogance, just phucking funny on February 23, 2006 by whyvonne
  • my 8 year-old son and i were exiting our vehicle in the westborough wal-mart parking lot earlier today. there were 2 minivans a few rows down from us who seemed to be jockeying for the same parking spot. there was some horn-blowing and a heated exchange of un-pleasantries….i asked the woman who won the spot, “oh, did they say something to you?,” as she walked by….she replied “well, i didn’t know what they were doing, they were just sitting there, so i said “FUCKIT” and pulled in.”

  • at this point said vehicle came around the lot again, and the driver (a lovely indian woman) leaned out and said “you are very rude.”

  • the winner of the parking spot screamed back triumphantly, “YEAH, because I’M an AMERICAN!!” oh, o.k. WHAT?!?!

    true story. for-real fucking ignorance. way too close to me.

  • is it any wonder i do most of my shopping on-line?

  • god save the commonwealth.

Bon Appetit’

Posted in carpe diem!, fathers and daughters, grateful, offspring on February 23, 2006 by whyvonne


This is a tasty dish Papa Dan calls….how you say?….Madeleine Autumn Stew….a hearty meal on a chilly new england evening……mmmm….tender young chunks of delicately sauteed Maddie…. blended with the perfect combination of herbs and spices