Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Not that it matters...

...because seriously it's not something that I've ever really thought about before, but do you know the religion of the animated characters that pop up in your life? I adore religions of the world, I find them fascination... but I suppose I assume that if you are American there is a pretty good chance that by default you will probably belong to one of the Christians sects. It seems that I unconsciously let this reflect on animated characters created here as well. I mean, we all know from the show that the Simpsons are members of The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism, and I'm not sure about Linus and the Great Pumpkin - but Charlie Brown was for certain a protestant of some kind. Is it just me, or does everyone just assume that cartoon characters are probably Christians? I mean, isn't it just expected that - during the month of December - you'll see a comic of Garfield in a Santa hat?

So this? I did a double take when I walked past it the first time:

I even turned around to my imaginary shopping buddy and noted, "I didn't know Biscuit was Jewish!"

Not that it's any of my business or that there is anything really out of the ordinary with this (insert "you know, some of my favorite relatives are Jewish" comment here), just one more thing to add to the list of things I didn't know.

This list of things I didn't / don't know? Is getting disturbingly longer the older I get.

I gotta get out more.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

OK, I've been so busy I haven't even surfed blogs in a few days. Promise to catch up starting Saturday!

Until then..... Happy Thanksgiving!!!

P.S. Is blogger angering everyone, or is it just me?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You simply cannot argue with this kind of logic...

Because they are SO very right this time!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Yeah. I got nothing. No blogworthy news, no funny kid stories (OK, not true... but they need fleshed out)

So, until I have time and drive to "flesh out" some stories, I leave you with an activity:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The world is a bizarre place

So, this last week some friends of mine and I have had an email discussion going back and forth that involves toilets-of-the-world. (Ummm, it all started innocently enough...)

When I saw this picture this morning, I just started laughing. Can you imagine? Dan - remember when I said you had funny toilets over there? I take it back. My kids would FREAK OUT if they walked in to the bathroom one day and saw this there. I'm not sure my oldest would ever go to the bathroom again. The only thing that could be worse about this for her is if it was self flushing!

My second thought when I saw this? Great! Something ELSE in the bathroom that needs to be cleaned! GAHHHHHHH.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

We've adopted a 4 year old!!

My husband hasn't been this excited since our kids were born! We've been pondering this for some time - and although I knew we'd be getting an addition to the family it's nice to finally know what he looks like!

Meet our newest family member:

You think I'm kidding? This man has driven a 1994 Subaru since right after we began dating... seriously, we put less thought in to getting pregnant with our first child. Certainly less research went in to it!

It's a 2004 Acura MDX - which he got for a ridiculously low price. (I hear it's grey. I've never actually seen it up close in the daylight as we only got matched with him yesterday afternoon.)

Sigh..... just when the Subaru was getting "broken in"!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Recap

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! Trick or Treating was good this year - the weather was beautiful (almost as good as Atlanta last year), and the girls loved not having to wear parkas over their costumes.
Here are the costumes:

DD1 was 1/2 angel, 1/2 devil. Quite fitting.

DD2 was perhaps the happiest Minnie Mouse ever.

Here they are not fighting.

Here is the group that went trick or treating from our location. (Mr. Kravitz and my husband stuck together this year - perhaps laughing about my husband being a pagan and how this is really sort of his high holiday?)

We now have more candy that we could possibly consume - and which we'll be melting down and shaping as Christmas cookies should anyone want to invite us to a cookie exchange this year. (Except for the Smarties. They don't seem to want to melt!)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another great one!

I truly am giong to miss this. He really is funny.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Did anyone else get this email?

....or am I the only one that was miscellaneously chosen to be insulted? Here are some excerpts from the email I received from "James Wilson"

Subject: Check out the internet for SENIORS in Big Screen Live."

I find your blog "It's a Dodi's Life" informative and I've been following your blog for quite some time. I wanted to share with you an innovative new software solution that makes computers easier for older adults and beginners.

The founders and the entire team at BigScreenLive have witnessed first-hand how seniors are being left behind by today's technology. Recognizing a tremendous opportunity to provide a socially valuable product the team started BigScreenLive.

If new and innovative software tickle your interest, do check out BigScreenLive to see how senior-friendly technology has been created for convenience of use. We'd love to hear your expert feedback & also a mention in your esteemed blog would be great.

This is so very bad. "Older adults and beginners"? "...being left behind by today's technology"? Huh?

First of all? I'm still in my early 40's. I realize that I am no spring chicken - however, a technologically incompetent senior citizen I am not. I don't know HTML, mostly because I choose not to... not because the technology has left me behind. I can do it if I have to, but it's so very boring to me. I blog. I email. I excel and turbo tax. I can find anything on the internet. I burn cd's, make dvds, and am mp3 / ipod savvy. I can photoshop with the best of them, and they can kiss my overly large 17" CRT Monitor with their offers to enhance my senior citizen technical abilities.

Secondly? No on finds my blog "informative". Nobody. Entertaining? Perhaps mildly. Quirky? Sure. Rambling? Most certainly. But never "informative". I have my blog pride to think about!

And with that I bid you a Welcome to November! Let the holiday season begin!!

Also? If BigScreenLive would truly like to thank me by forwarding me a gift for "a mention in (my) esteemed blog", they are more than welcome to do so. I'm partial to electronics, jewelry, and photographic lighting equipment. Thanks!