December 30, 2005

I’m back from wisconsin

and despite what everyone warned me about, my ass is fully intact. I did not freeze it off. the weather was quite cooperative, actually, and only got down to the mid- to low-30s. there was snow on the ground for my entire visit, but I did not get to see snow actually falling. the boy managed to pelt me with a snowball though, and four white-tailed deer graced us with their presence in the boy’s parents’ backyard.

meet the parentsnoah and cath
what would possess me to go to wisconsin in december? I must be in love or something. I went to meet the boy’s family. not just mom, dad, and sister (and her husband and their 2 boys), but cousins, and aunts (one by phone) and an uncle, and more cousins, and second cousins, and of course, callie the westie. I’ll admit I was nervous at first. walking through the airport to greet his family, I kept clearing my throat, even after I explained to the boy how sarah jessica parker did the same thing before meeting dermott mulroney’s family in the family stone. but as soon as “mom,” “dad,” and sarah welcomed me with hugs, I was at immediate ease. when we left 6 days later, I almost cried at the airport. had it not been for noah, the boy’s 2-year old nephew exclaiming “seacrest out!” (that the boy taught him to say), and could have burst into tears. this way, I could claim they were tears of laughter at least.

noah is unlike any 2-year old I have ever met. he is almost always happy, and so freaking adorable. he’s amazingly smart too. he called me “cathy girl” at first, but eventually dropped my last name. he was always so happy to see his uncle matte, and by the end of our trip, I got the same reaction from him. little boo caden, at only 3 weeks old, was not quite as animated as his big brother, but it was fun to gush over his cuteness, you betchya. the baby leo designs blankets I got them were a huge hit. I may need to get one for myself.

bullshit no, that’s not what it isone happy cow
my dad wanted me to tell the boy’s family that the reason cows in california are happy is because they’re not in wisconsin. I think it’s because marijuana grows wild in the fields where they graze. whatever the reason, there is one cow bull in wisconsin that is very, very happy. how do I know this, you ask? well, guess what is in this here tank. betchya can’t.

it’s full of bull “love juice.” yes, that stuff. the boy’s uncle sells prize winning bull semen. so, if you’re in the market, the boy can probably hook you up.

I suddenly got a hankerin’ for a hunk o’ cheese, so I’ll end here. I just so happen to have a cow-shaped hunk of cheddar in my fridge…part of my welcome to wisonsin basket I got for christmas from the whole clan.

go badgers!!

December 22, 2005

what’s happening around the country…

look what’ll be happening in my neck of the woods!

December 21, 2005


does anyone give a rat’s @$$ what is on gee dub’s ipod?

I thought not.

I’m dreaming of a white christmas

…will keep you posted.

carver schmarver

carverI stayed up way past my bedtime last night because I just couldn’t wait to find out who the carver was on nip/tuck. I won’t spoil it here, for those of you who recorded it.

in the scenes leading up to the unmasking, there were the requisite twists and turns and each time I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong. but in the end, it was a bit anticlimactic. sorry f/x. I know you tried to blow me away with the revelation, but I kinda felt as numb as one of the carver’s victims after being injected with the temporary paralysis drug.

bravo though, for continuing to live up to your usual grossness in the o.r. I actually had to cover my eyes at one point. and kimber’s storyline was quite good.

December 19, 2005

congratulations doesn’t quite cover it

today, my friends, jeff and jenni officially became parents of two adorable russian children. what an awesome christmas gift for them.

I’m not usually rendered speechless, but right now, all I can say is


December 16, 2005

thoughts at 5:12 a.m.

sloth cath: but it’s so early.
bootcamper cath: it’s just as early as it has been on the other days, and you’ve managed to go.

sloth cath: but it’s dark.
bootcamper cath: because of that, the moon looks awesome through the clouds right now. and traffic is light too.

sloth cath: but I want to go back to sleep.
bootcamper cath: think of how much more you can eat at today’s christmas holiday party, if you just get up and go.

sloth cath: but it’s cold out.
bootcamper cath: wisconsin is cold. this ain’t nuthin’. you’ll warm up once you get out there and get moving.

sloth cath: I did manage to go 3 days this week. that’s better than nothing.
bootcamper cath: yeah, and you already missed a day. besides, going 4 days is better than 3.

sloth cath: but I don’t want to go.
bootcamper cath: everytime you do go, you’re glad you went.

sloth cath: but we’re running today and I don’t know how much my arthritic feet can take.
bootcamper cath: how will you ever know if you don’t try?

sloth cath: I hate you.
bootcamper cath:
I know. now get your ass up and go to bootcamp.

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