Many of you requested (and a few even demanded!) to see pictures of my new shoes. Well, I find myself in quite a quandary about this. See, I love my shoes, and I'm excited to show them off. But if I always show off my new shoes right away, what will I have to impress you all with come December, when I reprise the wonder that was LaBloShoeMo? So I've decided to show you the shoes only if they come up naturally in other photos, which seems pretty likely so just keep your pants on and your eyes open.
(Actually, I won't mind if you want to take your pants off. The weather's been dreadfully hot lately, and really, how would I know whether you're reading me pants-on or pants-off? What I don't know won't hurt me.)
So, Friday afternoon, I'm sitting around in my pajamas, eating some Cocoa Krispies and watching TV. I turn to the Game Show Network, just to see what's there and OH MY GOD THAT'S MY MOM!
Okay, I shouldn't have been as surprised as I was, because I knew she was on tons of game shows when she was younger. But still, when you're channel surfing on a lazy Friday, you don't expect to see your 28-year-old Mom playing Blockbusters, no matter what you already knew.
Later, I Googled her name to see if I could find more cool info on her game show winnings, mostly for the purpose of showing Aussie Boy. And you know what I found? A YouTube clip of her final win. My dad, both my grandparents, and my then 2-year-old sister are all at the show to cheer her on (I was but a twinkle in their eyes at this point). Seriously, if you love me, watch this:
Did you watch?
How funny-looking was Seeser? Ha! With the big funny glasses and everything! My favorite part is that after she gets the dollar, she opens it up to check it out. We think she's making sure it's not counterfeit.
Okay, now it's time for THE REQUEST that I mentioned at the top of the post. We have tapes of almost all Mom's game show appearances: Trivia Trap, Scrabble, Million Dollar Chance of a Lifetime, etc. But somehow, over the past few years, the Blockbusters tape got lost. This is obviously a major disappointment to us, as you can't exactly go buy the DVD of the show or anything. So...
Anyone who gets Game Show Network and gets Blockbusters every weekday afternoon, can you PLEASE record the episodes with my mom, Kandi, in them? I've got a $20 gift card to the store of your choice for whoever can get these lost episodes on tape for us. PLEASE?!
Speaking of my awesome Mom, I'm currently in Las Vegas, spending some time with her and Seeser. It was a last-minute decision, mostly inspired by my realization that four work-free days in a row is going to be hard to come by after July 16, which is when I start my new job. So I decided to take the opportunity of having Saturday through Wednesday free and go visit the family.
Why am I only free until Wednesday? Because on Wednesday afternoon, I'll be headed to SoCal. I still have family and some friends in SoCal, and not having been down there for a visit in almost a year, I've been hoping for months to find time for one. But that's not really what spurred the decision to head down there. No, it was something much, much better: the chance to hang out with Mocha Momma.
What originally looked like it would be a brief visit with one of my blog idols is now turning into a multi-day shindig with Mocha and some other very cool bloggers, including Leah, SueBob, and Erin. Part of our debauchery includes humiliating ourselves at L.A. Angst, an awesome monthly party where writers read embarrassing excerpts from their teenage diaries. And who will be reading this month? That's right, Mocha, Leah, Erin, and... um... yeah, that would be me. The rest of my time in SoCal will include raging parties that even I can't predict now, but believe me, the recap posts will be awesome and photo-heavy.
Oh, one last thing. Go watch the dramatic chipmunk. I swear, it is the FUNNIEST thing you can do with the next five seconds of your life.
(Oh, but then come back to comment.) --> Insert winsome grin here <--