Friday, June 26, 2009

In other news...

...the girls couldn't go to swim practice on Thursday due to an AFR. Don't know what an AFR is? Me neither until we got the email from the swim club. Why it's none other than an Accidental Fecal Release in the pool. Yes it is. No, I am not kidding. It's got it's own sanitized sounding acronym and everything. Is that better than just coming out with "a kid pooped in the pool"? Really, is it? Poop is poop, no matter what you call it.

Apparently it required closing the pool for the day to dump untold amounts of toxic chemicals into the water to disinfect it. I'm sure tomorrow it will be like the pools used to be - back in my day - when you swam for an hour and then couldn't smell for a week due to the chlorine burns in your nostrils. Eh. The girls will be fine. Builds character.

No word on who the AFR offender is. I'm sure Laura will get the gossip at swim practice tomorrow about which little urchin accidentally doodied in the pool. If not, we could start a rumor I suppose.

And yes, I realize this is the first new information I've posted here in two weeks. Yup. Doody in the pool. Never a dull moment here in Castro Valley! You missed me didn't you?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

MJ and Farrah??

Wow two icons from my youth passing in one day - one from the 70's & one from the 80's. I have such clear memories of them being present / on TV all the time when I was young.

I LOVED Charlie's Angels - (who didn't?!). Man - Farrah's hair - we all wanted Farrah's hair, didn't we? And then later, much later, it became a joke to have a "Farrah doo" - but even then, who wouldn't have loved her hair? It's sad she had to suffer so long.

When I was really little I also LOVED the Jackson 5. I had their big album - "Do Re Me - it's easy as 1,2,3" Loved them! I wasn't so much of a Michael fan later (I must be the only person on the planet who didn't own the Thriller album) but I certainly always thought he had incredible talent. His is of course also a sad story, I can't even imagine what happened to him in his childhood to make such a lifetime quest out of transforming himself so completely from his roots, and to develop such inappropriate relationships/behaviors with children. I feel for his children and wonder who will take care of them.

These icons passing makes me feel OLD, and sad. I hugged the girls a little tighter today when I got home.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

6 down, 44 to go....

Timeline of Gay Marriage....(when they're actually available)

1. Massachusetts - Nov, 2003
2. Connecticut - Oct, 2008
3. California - May, 2008
3. California - Nov, 2008
3. Iowa - April, 2009
4. Vermont - Sept, 2009
5. Maine - Sept, 2009
6. New Hampshire - Jan, 2010

In case you can't keep track - you can always check whether you're allowed to gay marry - it's based on your present location.