Diary of a SubUrban Housewife


August 29, 2008

An Open Letter

Filed under: Around the Neighborhood — Beth @ 4:12 pm

Dear Whoever Thought Putting the Adjustment Thingies on the Back of Bra Straps Was a Good Idea:

Think again.

Signed,

Beth

August 19, 2008

I (Heart) Bob Costas

Filed under: Around the Neighborhood,Fabulous Stuff — Beth @ 9:49 pm

Like most (I think) families across the U.S., and even around the world, we have been spending a fair amount of time watching the Olympics.

I love the Olympics.

I remember, as a kid, spending two weeks in the winter and two weeks in the summer, every four years, watching the most amazing and inspiring athletes performing amazing feats of sporting amazingness.

There was Jean Claude Killy, Peggy Flemming, Carl Lewis, Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci. Of course there was Mark Spitz. In later years we cheered on Mary Lou Retton, Apolo Ono, and so many others.

But the one true man who holds my heart when I watch the Olympics is Bob Costas.

Because here’s the thing about Bob Costas…there he is in some tv studio in beautiful downtown Beijing doing his Olympics host thing. And there you are sitting in your living room with your family. You pause your DVR to discuss some kind of issue about what’s happening on your screen. And don’t you know, a minute later, when your discussion is over and perhaps there are still unanswered Olympics-related questions, the network cuts from the event you were just discussing to Bob Costas and I swear as if he was eavesdropping on your conversation will bring up the very same thing and will answer any and all unanswered questions clearly and concisely.

I don’t know quite how he does it. I like to think that Bob (yes, he and I are “likethis” and I call him Bob) has the hearts and minds of the world in his heart and mind.

So thank you Bob.

August 17, 2008

Crazy is as Crazy Does

Filed under: Around the Neighborhood — Beth @ 3:21 pm

Effective July 1, it became illegal in the state of California to drive using your cell phone. So now, every Tom, Dick, ad Harriet walks around wearing a bluetooth headphone. Everyone but me of course, since my fabulous car has built-in bluetooth. And I think I would just look silly walking around wearing my car.

So, everywhere you go you see people who are seemingly talking to themselves.

The other day I was in the supermarket parking lot and I saw a woman coming in my general direction and she was talking to herself. I didn’t really give it another thought. (See above about everyone walking around talking to themselves.)

As the woman approached I noticed something was not quite right but I couldn’t put my finger quite on it.

There she was, yammering away. I passed her as she approached a light pole. She stopped walking. She was getting very agitated and not a little loud.

This is the point where I noticed she wasn’t actually wearing any kind of headset.

August 2, 2008

Pinch Me

Filed under: Family Stuff — Beth @ 1:30 pm

Me:  I got this bacon for free.  I had a coupon.

Chuck:  That’s the kind of stuff dreams are made of.