It’s the rare blog post that I regret for its honesty, but I do find that I often feel compelled to provide an immediate update when the last entry is Uncharacteristically Bleak. And so: my morning sucked, and then the day improved immensely, thanks in no small part to your comments. JB took me out to lunch, the boys joyfully greeted me at home with their usual blathering chaos, and the badness was swept under the rug where it has no doubt taken up residence with all the other unpleasant experiences that you hope you don’t re-visit on your deathbed.

I never know how to say thank you in a way that conveys how much I mean it, but I’d hate to not say it at all, so just this, then: thank you.

In a return to humor in our household, JB showed me a text message he’d received today by accident. Now, most of us would probably either ignore a wrong-number text message, or perhaps provide a polite “Sorry, you have the wrong person” response, but not JB. Oh no. Behold his creative response (his messages are in green):


Sadly for us all, the no-doubt confused and unhappy Friend of Ruth never wrote back.

Lastly, I’ve been walking by this toy for the last several days and every single time I see it I think LABIA. I’m not saying this is what my own personal labia resembles, but am I just a dirty-minded Liberator-owning smutbag here or is this thing totally pornographic?


PS: It is a pirate hat. Supposedly.


58 Responses to “Lighter fare”

  1. Jen on January 13th, 2009 4:48 pm

    Too bad JB never got that nude photo to go with the, ahem, “pirate hat”.

    But, YES, that pirate hat is totally questionable.

  2. k-stin on January 13th, 2009 5:43 pm

    Before I read it all, I actually kept thinking that the hat was like a chocolate-covered strawberry. Um…oops.

    I see what you’re talkin about, though…

  3. Sonia on January 13th, 2009 6:32 pm

    LMFAO!!! *snort* My boy has that toy, and you KNOW the second I saw this photo and post, I ran back to check it out. Sure enough…… it’s labia. THANKS. I’m going to have to *lose* that for him. Wait – or not. What’s bad about a fit of giggles while playing pirate ship with my kid?

  4. Ally on January 13th, 2009 7:39 pm

    Ok those text messages just made me laugh so hard i have tears in my eyes. thank you!

  5. Amie on January 13th, 2009 10:53 pm

    The Gaping Vagina into Hell: Now on sale at Toys-R-Us.

  6. tanya on January 13th, 2009 11:33 pm

    completely labial. no craziness on your part.

  7. taerna on January 15th, 2009 1:42 pm

    so glad your day got better.

    tangentially related: did you know you can take screenshots of anything on your iphone? it’s awesome for doing just what you did – capturing hilarious text conversations. i totally did it by accident the first time and now i can’t quit.

    to take a screenshot on your iphone:
    while holding the Home button, press and release the Sleep/Wake button. your screen will flash letting you know that the screenshot was taken and the photo will show up in your camera roll.


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