Thursday, December 07, 2006

'Cause it's a Bittersweet Symphony, this Life

Day six:

Nothing says Happy Holidays! like standing in line for four hours to have your carry on luggage inspected. It's the American Way.

I'm feeling much more better today with my thanks to my American tendencies: I went tanning. MMmmmmm... artificial sunlight and skin cancer. Awesome.

(Hey, it beats the pants off laying on the couch watching Noggin and moaning I do-on't fee-eel goo-ood all day.)

Took the boys to the dermatologist this morning, got three new potions to try on them. That brings our grand total of magic elixirs in the house up to 29.

And the dermatologist said I march to the beat of a different drummer. What the fuck?


Anonymous said...

What the ? What was he talking about? weird.
This is such a freaky advent calendar! What were they thinking? I don't get it.
And tanning? shame shame. ;P

Anonymous said...

29 magic potions at your house? How can you keep them all straight??? I would be putting ointments in mouths and rubbing pills on skin ...

Hmmm... interesting comment from the doc. I don't know what to think. (Maybe he should have been thinking it and not SAYING it?!?)

PamKittyMorning said...

Yeah, tanning. What's with that? And potions. Wow, I need some of those, but they sound expensive. And as for the marching stuff, yeah, dr's don't seem to always appreciate my sense of humor either. Jerks.

LLA said...

I was totally loving the luggage scanner when it surfaced. Bubba - not so much - he spends too much time in airports to appreciate it (perhaps Aaron feels the same?)

Happy (artificial) sunshine, Sunshine!

(Since my idea of a rocking good time is to get my eyebrows waxed, I am in no position to raise one of the aforementioned eyebrows at anyone else's idea of escapism...)

Anonymous said...

March, skip, hop, jump, tan. Whatever. It's all good.

diana said...

well the derm. must be a male... glad you are feeling better... tanning... now that is a surprise to me !!

MéLisa said...

Glad you are feeling better & I am loving your FUBW advent calendar. It is so much fun to see what the next day will bring!

Anonymous said...

Hate luggage scanners.

I think you probably do march to the beat of a different drummer, and you'd probably admit it, but wtf is up with him saying it.

I had a doctor tell me to lay off the chicken wings and the pizza when I got a test back for high cholesterol years ago. I was a vegetarian at the time and should have told him where to shove it.

laura capello said...

did i fail to mention that the dermatologist sait it like a comliment and winked?

because he totally did.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you can keep up with 29 different things. I have a hard enough time with antibiotic ointment and diaper cream...then the weather has upped it to 4, adding Eucerin and hydrocortisone. I feel like I'm going crazy.

You're making me wish I got the advent calendar...

Kim -today's creative blog said...

March to the beat of a different drummer? Was that supposed to be a compliment?
A lady stopped me on my way in to the club to teach my 3 classes...... "OH! You had your baby!" I told her that I had had him almost 8 yrs ago. Then she says "Oh, I'm sorry....I have a big belly too"
That made my day.

kirsten said...

That doc was SOOOO cracking on to you! And you didn't even notice? You've been un-single for far too long.

dee said...

Ok thats the oddest advent calendar ever, its starting to freak me out.

Anonymous said...

I hope this latest potion works.

Anonymous said...

Tanning? A little light therapy?

Angelina said...

Does Aaron know about this drummer whose beat you're marching to?

I'm generally a bit nonplussed when people come up with these kinds of statements (I've heard plenty of them myself, but I don't usually get a wink, I get favored with quite a bit of eye-rolling.)

I am now personally jealous of the lego advent calander. If I'd known it was going to come with a security station I would have demanded a trip to the lego store to get one. I play legos with Max all the time (as the main contractor in charge of building new fascilities and forts, prisons with dungeons, and factories for "the good guys". what a bonus to be able to include a secruity machine!!

Maybe there's still time!!

Chickenbells said...

You know...maybe the Dr. is a drummer, and he wants to play for you? How serious are you about your marriage??? Tee-hee...people and their comments, I own a shop, you should hear the stuff that comes out of people's mouths...I'm tellin' ya, I should post a comment of the week on the blog!

You can call me Betty, or Bethany, or Beth ...Just don't call me late for dinner. said...

The derm was trying to get some hot mommy action..
No doubt.. and what is a family trip to gramma's with out xrays and a cavity search?

Anonymous said...

I love the daily advent calendar. Thanks so much for posting it each day!!

Me and Him said...

Ah if only I had known the lego calendar was airplanes and airports. I would have bought it for hubby.

You knw you're going to have to get the full lego airport and jumbo jet when the calendar is done!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about the dermatologist, you can never tell if someone admires your strong personality or if they are mocking you. Eh. I prefer it if people keep those kinds of opinions to themselves.

I bet the tanning was good, a little light therapy goes a long way... especially since your boys can't be in there with you! It sounds very relaxing.

And don't forget to buy the Lego City Airport for only $69.95!

Anonymous said...

"Excuse me miss, but what is this?"
"Um, just my drum."
"Mmm hmmm. And what is this inside the drum?"
"Er, one of the boy's 26 dermatological products."
"In powder form?"
"Of course."
"If you would kindly march this way..."

Anonymous said...

um, what's with the tanning? do I need to start calling your house in the middle of the night to whisper "melanoooooma... melanooooooma..."


it had better be for a good reason because if i didn't have you things just wouldn't be as funny in the world.

still thinking about monday playdate - we have a busy sunday what with our church duties and all. sigh.

i'll let you know.

how vague am I???

Anonymous said...

oh, and all i have to say about derm doc is


god i'm so naughty.