Wednesday, July 29, 2009

rainy days

Summer thunderstorms will be the only weather in St. Louis I will miss when we (eventually) move. We had a lovely one yesterday.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ten more

Between the time change and getting in later than expected last night, it was awfully difficult to get up this morning. San Diego - we miss you!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

not really

I have actually never seen anything resembling "sorry" on Scout's face.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Much to Chris's dismay, I am the queen of house projects. I promised him that this past weekend was going to be free of projects and all about the relaxing since his work schedule has calmed down.

Well, I am a big fat liar folks! I had every intention of having a nice relaxing weekend but then I had to get the new trim painted in the downstairs bath and the weather was perfect for replacing the rotted wood around our patio with stone and well, if Chris had a few days off, shouldn't he really tackle the giant aneurysm-inducing clutter-filled wreck that he's been calling his studio?

So yeah, if Chris ever leaves me it will be because I said "I didn't think it was going to be this big of a project" one too many times!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

true story

This was the first thing I heard this morning. Although I'm fairly certain my hair has never looked so pretty upon waking up.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Six years ago today, Chris and I were married on a Tuesday in Las Vegas at the Aladdin in a $500 ceremony. It probably goes without saying but I feel so lucky to have such a kind, generous, funny, talented, amazing partner and to be surrounded by so much love every day.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

two-fer tuesday

There are few things funnier or cuter than watching Chris and the cat "fight". She gets all reared up and strikes cobra-like at his hand, instigating a game that can last for a very, very long time. Somedays I think we could get rid of the TV and still have all the entertainment we need.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

lazy days

I swear I'm not using this blog to evoke sympathy for Chris and how hard he works. Lots of people work hard, very hard and get none of the wonderful rewards that Chris gets from his career (doing what you love for a living, working in your pj's, all the fame and fortune). But Chris works really, really hard.

No one is pushing him to work so hard, it's just the way he's wired. He has never missed a deadline. It's just not in his makeup to disappoint himself and others. He takes what he does very seriously and conducts himself as a true professional, which I am very proud of. But every once in a while, I wish he'd put the brushes away and allow himself a full night of sleep. Or a full day of relaxing. Here's hoping that day comes soon.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

OMG - did you hear michael jackson died?

That title is full of scarcasm if you can't tell. I'm hoping today's memorial will dampen the 24 hour mega news cycle that is Michael Jackson's death. I personally am a little glad that I didn't have to find out at what age his nose would actually fall off his face. To prove I'm not a total MJ hater, here is a bit of nostalgia for you faithful lunchnotes readers.

I will forever associate Michael Jackson with me hiding behind our orange corduroy chair next to the stereo and reciting the words to Thriller and "accidentally" "misinterpreting" the part where Vincent Price says "funk". I'm pretty sure I got spanked good for that. Back in the eighties when you could spank your kids.
Few more notes to make up for not posting for the last few days.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

movie date

So we went and saw Public Enemies last night. I was looking forward to this movie very much because it looked awesome. Following are my bullet pointed observations:
  • Public Enemies is good, but I wouldn't call it great. The acting was great though and I loved all the principal actors in their parts. Especially Marion Cotillard, who is terribly gorgeous. My one major complaint - there is one scene in particular that the photography is not just jarring, but well, it sucks. It looks like they switched from film stock to all digital, handheld cameras and the end result is not pretty. It completely took me out of the movie and I actually felt like I was watching actors on a movie set.
  • Johnny Depp looks amazing. Seriously, what is this guy doing to look so great? Chris and I spent the first five minutes after the movie gushing about how awesome he looks.
  • I wish casting directors would stop putting known actors in bit parts. It's distracting when Emilie de Ravin or Leelee Sobieski shows up to say one or two lines.
  • I feel so lucky I married someone who loves movies as much as I do. If it weren't for movies, I'm positive we would have run out of things to talk about by now! :)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

packing materials

I really need to stop leaving packing materials in the living room, because I just don't have the heart to take them away from Scout. Between the cardboard box and packing paper, it's like a kitty Disneyworld in there.