Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Changing Your Look

This is kinda cool for locals.

Allen Edwards Salon, where haircuts usually start at $70, offers $25 haircuts in Woodland Hills and Brentwood, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively.

For $25, You Can Change Your Look

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Toddler Lunches Lead to...

I've been on the hunt for preschools for MetaBoy. Ugh!! More on that later.

In my search, I've discovered that I will likely have to send him off to school with a lunch. And while that prospect of getting everyone up and out by 8:30 is daunting, the threat of having to do that while providing him with a nutritious yet yummy lunch is...GASP!!

So, I've been looking around for hints and ideas. And it struck me. I didn't think I'd be doing this so early. I didn't think I'd have to be making him a lunch to have away from me until he was at least 5, possibly later. He's not even 3 yet, and here I am debating pasta salads. We're getting ready to send him off to have a daily meal away from me. I thought I'd have had more time to enjoy all of his meals :-o

Then, it occurred to me that in the not too distant future, I'll be sending MetaGirl off to her little classes with her little lunches.

It's all just to much to bear. We're practically empty nesters!!

At which point MetaDaddy pulled me back into reality by reminding me that we've only really had one hour of quiet away from the two. We couldn't be anything farther from empty nesters.


But still.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Right Start and Babystyle

A sign of the times?

I occasionally shop at Babystyle, but I certainly can't be accused of keeping them in business since I prefer them during sale season. They have cute, soft baby clothes, baby toys, and a nice selection of maternity clothes.

Back in July of 2008, The Right Start bought Babystyle and Blue Lava Group (owns the Tiny Ride Website). I'm guessing that didn't go well.

That led me to check out Tiny Ride, which is just as grim.

The Right Start's website seems to be up and running. It leads me to wonder what happened. I guess rumors have been floating around for a few days, but what's the deal? I stopped by my local Babystyle, and other than a small statement in the window regarding their having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, you wouldn't know anything was amiss. Haven't checked out my local Right Start, but it's on the list.

Right Start Acquires Two Brands

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tired, Bored...Time to Get Away?

  1. I have no MetaDaddy (out of town on business).

  2. I have two kids on my lap, which translates to about 50 pounds of whine, cheese not included. (seriously, they're both on my lap.)

  3. I've battled a toddler tummy that resists food.

  4. I've watched more Noggin than I care to admit to. At least it's a relatively commercial-less source of entertainment. And my justification is that it slows MetaBoy down so he's not running back and forth, back and forth, back and forth when he should be resting and recovering.

  5. I'm kind of bored. (blame all of the darned cartoons)

  6. I'm congested.

  7. I'm a little afraid of the germy toddler.

  8. My hands are super dry because I keep washing them. (see #7)
I've never been a fan of package deals, but an all inclusive trip to a place that doesn't use a different currency, allows kids everywhere, has what sounds like great child care for all ages, and has great food...this is looking pretty sweet right now.

The Club Med Vacation: Only more appealing now that kids stay free

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Geeky Love

Am I this geeky? Is MetaDaddy? Hmm...perhaps not. This is pretty geeky. But maybe you are ;-)

Binary Love T- Shirt

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tivo the Super Bowl

I wish that football stuff stopped getting in the way of all of the commercials.

Tivo! Do your thing!!