really not about cufflinks or babies
(I had written one of my typical, “So much is changing so fast and I’d really like to find the pause button but I can’t so instead I’m just going to freak out and write to you about it”-type posts, but since it ended up boring the hell out of me, I can only imagine what effect it would have had on you. I hear it’s not nice to put The Readership to sleep, thus, babies and cufflinks.)
Me: Did you see this picture? OMIGOD. REFUSE TO TAKE PILL. MUST HAVE ONE. NOW.
Alex: Why is this happening? I thought you didn’t want children for a long time. Why? Why?
Me: Because those two make it look like so much fun. I would totally be the type to wrap the pasta around the dog’s snout and put the baby’s hair into such arrangements that I could watch them fruitlessly grab at it for hours. I just can’t wait to have my own impressionable minds to screw up and send running into therapy!
Alex: Sometimes, when you say stuff like that, I really wish I still had a blog.
Me: Do you have any nice cufflinks?
Alex: Well, this gold pair from my parents, but they’re not really my style. Oh! And, well, you’re totally going to make fun of me for this…
Me: I make fun of you anyway, baby.
Alex: … but, I used to have this pair with clocks on them. Real working clocks! I thought they were the coolest; I wore them all the time.
Me: Oh, lord. When did you have these? When you were in high school?
Alex: No, when I was twenty. I’m telling you though, they were so cool.
Me: Sometimes, when you say stuff like that, I’m so glad I still have a blog.
That beats those red dice cuff-links I lost ages ago.
Awww yeah. Gotta love the Dooce!
She's giving me hope that kids aren't always a headache and a sea of diapers and the loss of money that could otherwise be spent on a pair of shoes.
Sad that Alex's site got nabbed by a no-show who posted once and hasn't been heard from since. 'Twas a great name.
that baby looks nice/cute in the picture--but in real life they smell, scream, wake you up in the middle of the night, empty your bank account, make big messes everywhere, don't clean up after themselves and would basically ruin your life as you know it. Oh yeah, and because of the whole bank account emptying thing, you'd probably have to move somewhere dreadful like syracuse.
PS: i think cufflinks with clocks does sound cool.
I'm going now to ebay to see if I can find some of those cufflinks.
6 | runningfaster | February 18, 2005 04:53 PM
The fact that your firstborn will be immediately handed over to a financial institution as part of your current lease agreement should probably be taken into consideration whenever you find yourself struck by the urge to reproduce.
I just finished reading dooce today to come to smitten and have you link to dooce! Yes, Leta makes my ovaries itch too. Fiance keeps saying, "lets have one, lets have one!"
My consolation to him was if he matched for residency in some BFE place like gainesville, fl or madison, wi that I would be so bored I would have to have a baby.
Outcome: he matched in New York and I can still spend my disposable income on shoes. But my ovaries still itch a bit.
Clock cufflinks? How James Bond of him!
I, for one, am pretty bummed that Alex does not have a blog. I think he needs one.
Ask Alex what he did when the two cufflink clocks didn't agree. That could cause some kind of rip in the continuum.
Heh. My boyfriend (also named Alex) has clock cufflinks too.
and the rest of us get to laugh