Thursday Ten: The Inordinately Annoyed By Charlie Sheen Edition

1.  I flipped on the tv this morning and hit “The Today Show” and the first story I caught was pertaining to Charlie Sheen and his current debacle. Apparently, he’s hired a “sober coach” to keep him from drinking or doing drugs. Now,  I’m not an addiction counselor  but I don’t really think that THAT is how you kick an addiction. Making someone else responsible for your actions? Pfffft, Charlie. I’m not sure how he’s still news. I’m also not sure how he seems to be like Teflon, acting like a big jerk and yet it all rolls right off him and he continues to make one of the worst shows on television.

2. On Halloween, Pumpkin was wearing a glow stick bracelet. When she bent it to see if she could make it glow harder, it broke – spewing glow juice (whatever it really is) into her eyes. While someone pointed out to me on Facebook that for the most part glow sticks are non-toxic, I will say this – it hurt her. A lot. It burns and it stings. I’ve heard this also from a few peeps whose kids have mistaken their glow sticks for food. We ended up talking to Poison Control and after flushing her eyes out with warm water for fifteen minutes, she was pretty much okay. What a relief.

3. That whole glow stick fiasco did encourage me to make sure I had the Poison Control phone number programmed into my cell phone for quick access in emergency. The number is 1-800-222-1222. You may want to take a minute and add it as well.

4. This weekend I am doing my first maternity photo shoot. The subject is a friend of my sister’s and I have been scouring photography websites for inspiration. Do you know how hard it is to find maternity photos that aren’t nude? I wouldn’t have thought so but…whoa. Since that’s not really what the mom-to-be is going for, we’ve been able to find a few more appropriate ideas. Thank goodness.

5. I have a migraine today. Or a headache. Or a face-ache. I don’t know. This weather makes me hurty in the head.

6. My kids have hidden their Halloween candy. I’m not sure where it is, as I looked all over. I think they’re both grounded.

7. The finale of Project Runway last week. Whuuuuut? I was not happy with Gretchen’s win AT. ALL. and I found their repeated crowing of how “wearable” her designs were to be a bit annoying. I can’t imagine wearing her flimsy tissue granny panties ANYWHERE.

8. I have been doing insane amounts of Christmas shopping. Insane equals picking up Betty Crocker frosting flavored lip gloss for the girls’ stockings. FROSTING FLAVORED LIP GLOSS. Amazing, right?

9. Started learning Eve 6 in guitar this week and that’s been fun. It’s been awhile since I last did anything with power chords and it’s good to go back over it – I learn something, don’t use it and then forget it. So, I’m trying to find it again.

10. It’s been a tremendously stressful week but tomorrow is Friday and it’s donut day for me and the girls. I love having a special family tradition to look forward to at the end of each week. It’s almost Friday, y’all. How has YOUR week been?

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. good call with the poison control #. just added it to my phone. for maternity shoot ideas… check out, and (my sister) all talented ladies (and friends of mine)

  2. I’m with you on the whole Charlie Sheen. Also, he’s so not even good looking. Kinda used to be when he was younger but age has not been kind to him. (Sorry, that was probably mean, but as you know, I’m having a mean kind of day.)

    • You’re right. Time has done him no favors.
      Then again, maybe the time has been fine. Maybe the cocaine is the problem.

  3. A wonderful friend of mine on the net took photos of herself all the way through her pregnancy (she is a photographer too) – – she has loads of great shots that might give you ideas

  4. I cannot abide Mr.Sheen & hate 2 1/2 Men. Horrible. Wish both would go away & take Gretchen’s fashion with them. Ugh.

    I haven’t heard Eve 6 in years! Love it.

    My kids haven’t eaten glow sticks (yet) or splashed in the eye, but I’ve often found odd glowing spots on my kitchen floor when they’ve not felt the need to tell me they broke one.

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