two things - the wans are car shopping and i'm super stuck on a toyota prius or a honda insight. i love the idea of a hybrid - spending $40 a week on gas is killing me, and i dig the idea of helping to save the environment as much as i can. vote in my lame ass poll, would ya?
and, i created a facebook page for pink paper designs. yay! it's pretty bare bones at the moment, but if you facebook, become a fan!
day before yesterday was minimum day for the teen, so we picked up her friend rock-el and headed to the mall. rock-el wanted to look at dresses for promotion, while the teen had some honor roll money from the ILs burning a hole in her pocket. heh.
when the bean got tired of sitting in the stroller, the girls headed to h&m while i took her to the playground. at first, she was content to sit on the bench with me and just watch.
but it didn't take long before she decided to venture out and check things out.
she really digs tunnels these days.
then she found a cool car:
but she was quickly joined by a fellow car aficionado.
"this is boring. there's all sorts of other fun stuff to play with. come on, let's go!"
"ugh. you're not listening to me. peace!"
"finally! i've got the car all to myself. i thought he'd never leave."
yesterday morning, i decided it would be a good idea to make a breakfast burrito for the teen, so she'd be ready for her second day of star testing. and after that was done, i was hit with a craving for some eggs, sunny-side up.
breakfast of champions!
the teen's BFF's mom had called us a couple of weeks ago to see if we'd be interested in a gig taking photographs of their new granddaughter. obviously, we're no pros, but we thought it would be fun, plus it'd add to the teen's portfolio. so yesterday, since it was minimum day for the teen again, we headed out for the photo shoot. i'm not posting them here, because 1. it's not my child and i didn't get permission to, and 2. if anyone deserves to post them, it's the teen. she took the majority of the shots and got a bunch of really nice ones. but of course, we both took a handful of shots of the bean. come on, we had to.
and yes, heffas, i know she's better with the camera than i am. that's how it should be - it's her dream, after all. i'm just...well, a wan-nabe. ha!
after we were all done, we decided to head down to alfred angelo to try on the bridesmaids' dress that my future SIL o had chosen. of course, they only had samples in two sizes - both too big for us. although the teen's looks much better on her than it does on me. i hope that the proper size won't make me look like such a friggin' whale.
just down the street and around the corner was dsw shoe warehouse - and i was convinced we'd be able to find some shoes to go with the teen's promotion dress. i was bummed to find that their selection wasn't as extensive as i remembered it to be, but she managed to find a pair in the clearance racks that she liked. they kind of remind me of dorothy's ruby slippers:
she has yet to try them on with the dress, but i dig 'em. they're sparkly and shiny and pink-y! the bean, who was sticky sweaty from the warmth of the day, stripped off her dress and tried them on for herself.
thanks to oprah and a link from one of my favorite cousins, we'd picked up two free meals from KFC - a promotion for their new grilled chicken. the teen had leftover veggie yakisoba, and the bean ate some of our chicken, which turned out to be quite tasty. i don't know if i'd necessarily pay for it, but it was damn good for free! i'd link you to the coupon, but you had to have printed it by midnight last night. sorry. i've got two more that i can use in the next week, though. i'll enjoy it in your honor.
the teen managed to talk the hub and the bean into taking her to the nearby shopping center "to soak up some free a/c and find some shorts to wear." i opted to stay home so that i could lounge around in my underwear and my OG #8 kobe lakers jersey, eat some chex mix, and watch the game. yahoo!
alas, it was not to be. the teen couldn't find her money anywhere - she scoured her room, the car, the apartment, the bean's play house - and came up empty. she was super bummed - "i have nothing to wear to school tomorrow, mom!" so they ended up staying home after all. so much for my alone time with the lakers and my chex mix.
luckily, she found the cash this morning. in her backpack. which i told her to check last night. but she was so grumpy that she either ignored me or just checked half-assedly. pwah!
before i forget, i MUST share this with you. we took the mollydog for a bath and haircut yesterday, and asked the groomers to cut her hair as short as they could. she had some gnarly knots in there because she's such a wiggleworm, and besides, it's getting hot and it'd be good for her. i also figured it would last a while and she wouldn't get as stinky so quickly.
i about died of laughter when i went to pick her up and saw the results:
where the hell is the rest of my dog? i dropped off a mollydog and picked up...just mol.