What’s going on

30 Apr

*Anyone singing this yet?

*Dude, it’s April 30.

*Yesterday my baby brother turned 30.  The BABY of the family turned 30.

*Last weekend I finally got my crown.  Two weeks before they put on a temporary, and when they went to take it off to put on the permanent one, it wouldn’t come off.  They used like three different clampy/plier thingies and it would   not   budge.  At one point, I honestly thought the dental assistant was going to straddle me, planting one foot in my chair for leverage, but they ended up cutting it off instead.  It was a frightening and at times painful experience, but it was all worth it to get this little baby:


(This is not my actual mouth, btw.  I tried to take pictures of my own crown, but I decided I wasn’t ready for you all to be that intimately acquainted with the inside of my mouth.  I mean we’re close, but we’re not that close.)

*Last week DynaGirl came home with a letter about an opportunity for the 4th grade girls to view the video “Changing”.  In the past, they’ve sent home the letter and you had to sign and return it if you wanted to opt your child out of the experience.  Now they’re showing it on an opt-in basis, so students will need to present a signed permission slip before they will be allowed to see the video.  The permission slip says, “This will be your child’s ticket to see the movie” and then there’s this clipart image:

Does anyone else find this a little creepy?  It’s a PUBERTY movie.

*DynaGirl is currently reading Little Women and loving it, though she keeps asking if people are going to die.  She seems pretty concerned about it.  It didn’t help to have Chuck come home and say, “You’re reading Little Women?  That’s a really sad book.”  I expressed my surprise that Chuck had read the book, but then he told me he hadn’t, he just remembered Joey had to stick it in the freezer.

*Mr. T has decided he wants to memorize all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody.  He’s had it on repeat 24/7.  I think he’s almost there.  DynaGirl, too.  I thought I was getting sick of it, but no matter how many times he plays it, I can’t help but sing along.  Can you?

*I’ve had the latest Muse CD playing in the car.  This song totally has a Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen vibe for me, except instead of the head-banging, guitar-riffing bridge, there’s a classical interlude.

*What’s going on with you?

20 Responses to “What’s going on”

  1. Susan M at 1:15 pm #

    I love Little Women. Love love love. My daughter’s never read it.

  2. shazbraz at 2:46 pm #

    “These little women…how little are they? Are they, like, scary little?”

    My niece posted a youtube clip on her blog a few months ago that was the Muppets singing their version of B.R. and my boys were watching it. I completely disturbed myself when I realized that I could sing along to the whole thing with the real words of B.R. This was a “talent” I was unaware I had until then.

    That Muse song is so Queen.

  3. madhousewife at 3:02 pm #

    I’m relieved to know that isn’t your mouth. I was a little worried at first.

    Little Women is, I think, my favorite book. It must be because I have read it so many freaking times. I seem to recall having a dream about it or something the other day, in which I was trying to defend its virtues to someone else, who thought it was terrible. That was a weird dream, and I don’t know why I would have it because I haven’t read the book lately or thought about it or anything during my conscious hours. Perhaps I was able to psychically detect that my niece was reading it. Perhaps that is how much I love it.

    We are having PZ’s birthday party tonight, so I’m trying to get the house cleaned (or cleaned enough for 12-year-old girls), and if my husband comes home and finds me on the computer, there will be trouble, so I’m gonna go now.

  4. Kamille Vanilli at 4:20 pm #

    Ah…Bohemian Rhapsody….classic. Wayne’s World did wonders to resurrect that song.

    I will be shunned from this blog by my admission that I have never read “Little Women.”

    I’ll go now, with my head hanging in shame…

  5. Boquinha at 5:59 pm #

    YAY! A Friends reference. They just SO OFTEN apply. It never ceases to amaze me. One of my favorite parts of that show is this one:

    Joey: Oh, yeah! Amy just burned Jo’s manuscript. I don’t see how he could ever forgive her.
    Ross: Um, Jo’s a girl, it’s short for Josephine.
    Joey: But Jo’s got a crush on Laurie. Ohhh! You mean it’s like a girl-girl thing? ‘Cause that is the one thing missing from The Shining.

  6. evitafjord at 7:06 pm #

    We went to a fundraiser last week where the acapella group that was the entertainment sang a version of BR. It was fun to watch, even though it annoyed me.

  7. Mother of the Wild Boys at 9:08 pm #

    Wow, kids are doing everything younger these days…we didn’t get our puberty movie until 6th grade!

    I love that Chuck’s literary knowledge of Little Women comes from Friends…classic!

    Mr. T and his awesome goals…why don’t they give out badges for stuff like that?!

    • Mother of the Wild Boys at 9:10 pm #

      OMGosh, why does every one of those sentences have an exclamation mark? I guess I’m REALLY excited about my comments. 😉

  8. Alison Wonderland at 10:50 am #

    Fun fact about Little Women, It originally came out as a serial and Louisa May Alcott got so annoyed at everyone just assuming that Jo and Laurie would end up together that she split them up just to bug them.

    I think I know all the words to BR. At least I know some words that I sing in the place of the words to BR.

  9. Patience at 12:13 pm #

    I’m a big Little Women fan too. I’ve read a few reviews of a new book out called “March” a novel about the father of the Little Women family. It looks like it might be good.

    I like the Muse song too. 🙂

  10. bythelbs at 1:22 pm #

    Susan—I picked it up for DynaGirl at the library, and I’m very pleased that she’s enjoying it. I want to read it again when she’s done because I think it’s been at least 20 years since I read it last.

    Shaz—Ha! If I didn’t know the words before, I do now. It’s definitely a contender for one of the funnest songs to sing. Ever.

    Mad—It’s been ages and ages since I’ve read it. I can’t even remember everything that happens anymore. I hope PZ had an excellent party, and that you survived as well.

    Kamilli—I would be surprised if my non-reading friend had read it. But you can always hold your head up high around here no matter how literarily depraved (wait, I think I mean deprived) you are.

    Boquinha—Yes, I do believe there’s a Friends reference for everything. That episode is chock full o’ goodies.

    Evita—I’m glad the annoyance factor didn’t completely squash the fun factor. If you have to sit through a fundraiser you should at least be moderately entertained.

    Mother—I’ve always loved and appreciated your enthusiasm. Exclaim away!

    Alison—So she did it out of spite? Part of me thinks that’s cool, and part of me hates her for it.

    Patience—Maybe all of us Little Women fans should have a cyber book club meeting for March. I really quite enjoy this Muse album. Although, they lose me a bit on the last three tracks. I usually end up skipping them more often than not.

  11. flip flop mama at 6:02 pm #

    BR came on my ipod today and I surprised myself by knowing all the words too. And seriously the Muse is totally ripping it off. I don’t think I’ve ever read Little Women either, but I do enjoy the movie.

  12. tawnya at 3:11 pm #

    1. There IS a Friends quote for everything. And, sadly, Shaz and I know you CAN carry on an entire conversation with nothing but quotes…

    2. Little Women is my very favorite book. I used to read it every year. I don’t know why I stopped. (I’ve read reviews of March as well!)

    3. I’m a little sad a dentist playlist did not accompany this post…

  13. Susan M at 5:05 pm #

    I just watched Little Women, the movie, thanks to this thread. And no not the more recent one with Winona Ryder–the old one with Elizabeth Taylor and June Alyson. Man I’ve always loved June Alyson.

    But now Daniel is laughing at me for how much I love it.

  14. bythelbs at 8:49 pm #

    Flip—Oh, you have to read Little Women.

    Tawnya—I’ve resolved to read it again once my daughter is done. I seriously think we all need to read March. Also, I was much too distracted by the failed attempts of my temporary crown extraction to notice what was playing in the background. I do remember this was playing while I was getting my temporary.

    Susan—I haven’t seen that version in forever and ever. I’m going to have to look for it now.

  15. tawnya at 9:02 pm #

    Well. That’s just the wrong sort of song for the dentist, now isn’t it?

  16. flip flop mama at 9:02 pm #

    Well maybe I just might. How’s that for convincing?? 🙂

    And I started March a couple years ago, but it was SOOOO boring. I couldn’t even get too far into it. But I do have a pretty short attention span when it comes to books, so maybe I just needed to hang on a little longer, but I couldn’t. If you read it and like it, let me know.

  17. flip flop mama at 9:07 pm #

    Okay, I’m not sure I ever realized that song was so sexual. Hello! Where have I been?

    My favorite part of that video was when they tipped over the table though. You know they just put that in because they’ve always wanted to do that. I mean, who doesn’t have that on their bucket list?? I know I do.

  18. Boquinha at 4:18 pm #

    Oooh, loving all the Louisa May Alcott tidbits. If any of you ever get the chance to visit Concord and Lexington (in MA), DO IT! You can visit her house, her garden, etc. You can also visit Emerson’s place, Thoreau’s, Walden Pond . . . my favorite era in history!!

    Also, the woman who wrote March also wrote a fabulous book called Nine Parts of Desire. It has nothing (AT ALL) to do with Little Women, but it really is a fascinating, fabulous book.

  19. tawnya at 4:29 pm #

    Speaking of… this is next up for me: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Summer-Louisa-May-Alcott/dp/0399156526

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