Wednesday, April 30, 2008
My friend of 18 years. (Has it been that long?) We lived across the porch at Wymount Terrace while our husbands were going to BYU. Her husband is making the BIG bucks as the controller of a major corporation, (he and I went to the same mission) and she is the only person I know who takes those great Disney Cruises.
I love Becky 'cause I can send her all my raunchy email forwards and she doesn't get offended.
If you go out to lunch with me, you can expect to be on my blog.
Monday, April 28, 2008
"I found my Ipod!" she enunciated over her cell phone.
Flabbergasted, the mother cried back,
"What! Where? When?"
"In my cleats! Remember I left my gear bag in my locker over the weekend, because I was sick and I couldn't go to practice all last week?" "Well, I gotta go to practice, bye!"
The young woman was off the phone in a flash; under the assumption that the mother would automatically drop whatever she was doing to fly to Provo High School to pick her up after softball practice.
Well, the young woman was correct in her assumption. The mother will drop everything. She will stop in the middle of dinner preparations, laundry folding, and most importantly... the finale of whatever the Barefoot Contessa is concocting on her show, to fly off to pick the young woman up after softball practice.
The mother vaguely remembers putting the Ipod in the cleats. It was supposed to serve as a wake up moment for the young woman when she finally found them. The young woman was supposed to grasp the fact that never in a million years would she, herself, ever have put the Ipod in a stinky, disgusting cleat. Only the busy, overworked, under appreciated mother would have pulled off such a stunt.
And, the young woman was supposed to feel chastened. Supposed to feel slightly ashamed of herself for losing such an expensive possesion. The irony of the smelly cleat was totally lost on the young woman, she had no idea of the lesson lost.
The mother has given up on parenting, and is now in the process of turning over all parenting duties to the father.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Well my natural inclination is to pick up the toy, in this case an Ipod, and put it in a safe place until the child begins to miss it. They are supposed to panic a little because they know if they mention they have misplaced it to you, you will get mad at their carelessness and abuse of the Ipod. Then they are supposed to learn their lesson by having to look and worry about it for a few days in silence, on their own. Then finally, they will take the risk of earning your wrath by saying they have misplaced the Ipod and come to you as a supplicant hoping you can help them find it, or better yet, whip it out of your purse and say "See, I told you so", and get the Ipod back.
Moms and Dads, this has happened to all of us right? I hope I am not the only sadistic parent out there who has secretly stashed a toy! But, am I the only parent out there who has forgotten where they put the Ipod? FORGOTTEN if they even took the Ipod? Vaguely remember that it could have been you who lost the Ipod? (because this is a ploy I have used to great success in the past, it certainly seems like something I would do) We cannot find the Ipod. I have NO IDEA where to look or even if I took it. Now who is playing mind games with who? I am the worried person who is fretting about the Ipod. Well I have confessed to my child that it is probably me who lost the Ipod, and I took my medicine like an adult. I am now writing this blog whilst on a break from tearing the house apart looking for the Ipod.
I will keep you posted, I know you are on the edge of your seats.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The actress with the Cutest Name, we spotted leaving "Gypsy".
This actress has had supporting roles in every M.Night Shyamalan movie and was Matt Damon's mother in "Ocean's 12."
Most recently on the "Apprentice" and we all know he met a fishy ending in the "Soprano's" as Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero.
The Richest Celebrity; we spotted her signing autographs at Bloomingdale's
For those who don't read "In Style" or visit many cosmetics counters, Bobbi Brown has a mega cosmetics line, and was made known to me when Barbara Walters did the Monica Lewinsky interview and everyone was scrambling to find out who's lipstick she was wearing.
Laurell K. Hamilton
The most graphic/goth celebrity.
Known for her scary as hell vampire novels featuring that very human vampire executioner; Anita Blake. This was at a book signing in SLC.
Trumpet roll please...for the most fun and ridiculous celebrity spotting ever!
That creepy male model from America's Next Top Model Cycle 4. My kids and I will watch this re-run every time, just to watch him steal the show from that Meany Keenyah.
I saw him in front of St Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Ave. The minute he started talking I knew it was him. If you have 9 minutes to spare you can watch it at
or just fast forward through it.
(me and the girls are the only ones who care)
Monday, April 21, 2008
(Answers: about 100 pounds, 50 wrinkles, 1,000 gray hairs, 75 age spots, and perfect vision.)
As we were on the flight home, Christina and I got pretty bored and these pictures were part of the outcome of our silliness.
Friday, April 18, 2008
- 200 dollars Yankee tickets(Behind Home Plate!)
- 12 dollars Cracker Jacks
- 5 dollars peanuts
- 8 dollars Subway tickets
- 15 dollars Pizza and pop (1 of each)
- 10 dollars disposable camera (I forgot my fancy camera)
- Last season for Yankee Stadium and a MLB game with my daughter... PRICELESS.
One of my family's favorite movies is "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar", with Patrick Swayze, and Wesley Snipes. Well there are several references in that movie that come from "Gypsy"; Remember when Patrick is dressed up in drag for the first time as Miss Vita Boheme, and he looks in the mirror and says.."Here comes momma!"? Well, straight from Gypsy.
This is The Glad(and slightly indulged) Housewife signing off from The Big Apple, and saying farewell to a fabulous town!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Here are a few photo's of our recent visit to Harlem. It really is experiencing a Renaissance. I was very uplifted with what I saw. Where once a dilapitaed building lurked, it is now a vital new affordble housing building with business like: M.A.C. Cosmetics, Lane Bryant, Aeropostle, and Starbucks,as flagship stores. To deter the past problems like, Slumlord difficulties, crackhouses etc... If you buy a building in Harlem you must live in it. A few years ago, Brownstone townhouses used to sell for a few thousand dollars, they are now selling for several Hundred Thousand Dollars and crime is at an all time low. Harlem residents are learning skills and receiving higher educations thus bringing vital dollars into the area.
It was great seeing great landmarks like the Apollo Theatre, and the Cotton Club. I was amazed to learn that the second largest religion was Islam in Harlem, next to Southern Baptism as its largest denomination. Did you know that all "Madam Alexander" dolls are all born in Harlem?
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Here is a totally bootlegged photo I took of the dancers. The fat lady in the red is actually George Wendt, the actor from "Cheer's" who played "Norm".
Monday, April 14, 2008
Christina is scared of the pretty moth; at the Museum of Natural History. It was larger than the span of a man's hand. They had a great butterfly exhibit where you can go into a "tropical climate" (nothing new there right?) and get up close and personal with the butterflies.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Lady Liberty in the background. Cute girl in foreground.
On the free fantastic Staten Island Ferry. The skyline is hard to look at without the Twin Towers. I am sure Native New Yorkers still hate to even look out the ferry windows. On a lighter note, I look really fat, cause I am hiding a fanny pack under the coat. (And cause I eat too much)
Top of the Rock. (Rockefeller Center)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The Doorman at the F.A.O. Schwartz Toy Store.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I proceed to listen to the message and about fell off my stool.
Several months ago, back when I began the plans for our spring vacation to NYC I vaguely remember applying for Letterman tickets. There were several hoops to jump through, so I thought little of my chances, see for yourself: http://www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/show_info/tickets/form/
Well, I hadn't heard back from them so I assumed I didn't apply with enough time. I had heard it could take months to get tickets.
Back to today:
So I listen to the message and it is Keith from the David Letterman Show telling me to call him right back if we still want tickets for Monday the 14th. I didn't quite listen correctly to the messege and forgot to write down the phone number he gave me thinking that I could just call the number that showed up on my phone. I started to panic, because I kept getting an obscure message about voice mail and passwords. I didn't realize I was calling my own voice-mail box. My brain in is a fog because of a pain killer I had taken earlier in the day and I am terrified I have lost out on my chance to go to the show! Jordan had me calm down and I re-listened to the voice-mail. I called the number and
Keith answered right away, "David Letterman, this is Keith".
I said, "This is Cynthia, I want the tickets!!" how stupid must I have sounded? I didn't give my last name or anything. He was so friendly, he got my last name, and he asked me several questions about the likeliness of not being able to attend. But here is the gist:
- I have to be at the Ed Sullivan Theater at 1697 Broadway with my Dad, Nathan, with our picture ID's (you must be 18.) Poor Tiny will have to wait at the Residence Inn for us. He was very specific about the ticket holders names, address' and even our cellphones. The tickets are not transferable.
- I have to take a jacket cause Letterman keeps the theater at 55 degrees.
- We need to be in line between 4:30 and 5:30 (guaranteed tickets!)
- And I have to give a 'password'. I will give you the password after I see the show.
- The show is taping on the 14th. It will air on Friday the 18th, and the guests are not confirmed yet. Keith told me to keep checking the web site. (Please let it be Dennis Quaid!!) but he was just on not too long ago so... grrr!
- Bring tons of ENERGY.
So now I have to pray that Delta doesn't cancel our flight. Think happy thoughts and check back, I will try to blog a few times next week.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
You have probably seen the cookbook at left many times by now. Well I pre-ordered it last December and when I received it this last month my mouth watered, and my stomach rumbled. Most of all, my hands went to work. I made the above creation, thank you very much. It is the Iced Hermit recipe from the Cookies book and it is on page 102. It was one of the few recipes that didn't have a photo. What attracted me to this recipe was the large amount of candied ginger. It is my favorite ingredient besides the chocolate chip. It can be purchased in bulk from the Good Earth for a paltry 3 dollars a pound. It is great to snack on because a little goes a long way. And, it is good for your digestive system. See all these are fabulous reasons to make this fabulous bar cookie. And you thought baked goods were bad for your thighs. Sigh....