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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2005

    Eatmisery Miscellany...

    Tidbits of information about me off the top of my head:

    *I love the smell of my baby's feet.

    *Everyday on the way to work, I listen to my "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD by Vince Guaraldi; it reminds me of my son because his head is shaped like Charlie Brown's.

    *Secretly, I'm hoping that Katie Holmes will get postpartum depression and Tom Cruise won't be able to cure it with his Scientology vitamins. Does that make me a bad person?

    *I love cleaning the bathroom. It's my favorite room to clean.

    *I wish it would rain every single day. Rainy days are the best days, to me.

    *I never go to see movies in a theater. I'd rather wait for them to come out on satellite TV. Even then, I never really watch movies anymore; since I had my son, I don't have time.

    *I think it would be ironic if Kate Moss became obese due to her discontinuation of her "Coke Diet."

    *I'm afraid of water to a certain degree; I don't like being in it if I can't see land. Plus, I'm a landlubber; I don't know or like things I can't identify with that live in the water.

    *I think it would be a shame if Roe vs. Wade were overturned. I am as pro-choice as they come and I have a problem with pro-lifers.

    *I'm the type of person you either love or hate upon first meeting me. I also feel the same about you; I either love you or hate you right away and it doesn't change.

    *I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Nacho Cheese Doritos in the middle.

    *I regularly search the sex offender registries for updates on changes in my and my family's neighborhoods. I am hypervigilant about this. It's personal.

    *I don't believe in God, the Catholic Church, or any organized religion. They're "gangs," in my opinion. It doesn't mean I'm not spiritual or that I'm not a good person; it just means I'm not a sheep, nor am I a hypocrite. And I believe in myself, family, and doing good for humanity. I worship under no umbrella terms.

    *I did not baptize my son into any religion. I do not go to church and would feel like an idiot if I expected him to do it and I didn't lead by example. I will not fund the Catholic Church by sending my son to one of their schools. My money will never be used to bail a priest out of a molestation debt or lawsuit.

    *I love to gamble, but I don't do it often. When I do, it gets out of control, but I like it like that.

    *I don't like oysters or mussels. Their textures make me ill.

    *I have two bracelets I wear to work everyday. They're my son's favorites and looking at them reminds me of him.

    *I have the same beauty mark on my face that my Mother does; it's just on the opposite side, mirror image to hers.

    *My Gram taught me how to crochet when I was a little kid. I made potholders and magnets as Christmas gifts one year.

    *I used Kiehl's Aloe Massage Cream on my belly when I was pregnant with Baby Jack; I never got any stretch marks even though I gained almost fifty pounds with him. Stretch marks terrify me, really. You might think it's ridiculous, but it's what I'm most scared about with my current pregnancy.

    *I love to cuddle.

    *I love dark chocolate (the darker and more bitter, the better). I like to dip it in peanut butter and eat it just like that.

    What are some of your quirks?

    23 Comments:

    • At 11:44 AM, October 12, 2005, Blogger sue said…

      I never thought of the Catholic church as a 'gang', but I feel the same way about organized religion... good call.

      I like to read your lists... me? I'm still working on mine...!

       
    • At 11:56 AM, October 12, 2005, Blogger MonikazMommy said…

      Let me just say..I love you, you are just like me and I am just like you. Mmmm dark chocolate, the darker and more bitter the better!
      I will do a list about me sometime today, when I get enough time...heh.
      Remember this...stretch marks are beautiful, they are part of pregnancy, well, for most of us. ;)

       
    • At 12:44 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Erin said…

      Wow, we are very much alike. It's almost scary.

      I too love the smell of my kid's feet (Just finished smelling them actually! No kiddding!)

      My daughter's head is shaped like Charlie Brown's.

      On Kate Holmes: You are not a bad person. I COMPLETELY AGREE! Oh and I hope she screams in the delivery room!

      I love laundry.

      I like rainy days too. Especially thunderstorms!

      I never go to see movies in a theater either. I don't watch watch them at home because I don't have enough time!

      LOL about Kate Moss

      I love water. This is the only place we differ.

      I totally agree about Roe v. Wade.

      I am a hard person to get to know. Hence why most of my friends live on the internet! LOL! I can tell just by looking at someone if I will like them or not. And this is not just judging a book by it's cover. I can just tell.

      I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But not with Nacho Cheese Doritos in the middle.

      I too search the sex offender registries for updates on changes in my neighborhoods. Especially after the neighbor 3 houses down was convicted of raping his 2 teenage nieces.

      I don't believe in a God. I can't commit to any organized religion either.

      I baptized my daughter (Methodist) but not my son. I do not go to church either.

      I went to Catholic schools. Great education, but I won't send my kids there.

      I love to gamble, but I too become overly exhuberant in my spending

      I hate oysters or mussels. (I also hate eggs, also because of the texture!)

      I had a beauty mark on my face, oposite of where my sister has one. But I had to have it removed.

      My Great-gma taught me how to crochet when I was a very little kid. I forget how now. But I'd like to re-learn.
      I have the road map to Europe on my breasts, Mexico on my stomach and the US on my ass and thighs due to my stretch marks. I see them as badges of honor.

      Ditto on the cuddling.

      Ditto on the dark chocolate.

      My quarks:

      I have to have certain things just so, or else I feel like my life is out of order.

      I have to drink chocolate milk every night before bed. Started this while pregnant with Madison and have never stopped.

      I have to wear underware while I sleep or else I feel naked.

      I have a terrible time 'visualizing' because it makes me want things I can't have.

      I have an obsession with popping zits. Since I don't get too many, Hubs goes under the knife for my cause often. Poor guy.

      I never answer the phone if I don't know the number. I'm afraid of telemarketers, bill collectors and people I just don't want to talk to.

      I am obsessed with blogging. I spend more time on my computer than I do talking to any human being. Including my husband (but only because he is at work so much.)

      I co-sleep with my kids almost every night at least half the night. I wouldn't change it for the world and I can't stand people who talk bad about it.

      I love to breastfeed in public. It makes me feel empowered.

      I fear losing my husband more than my kids. I feel like I can protect them more than I can protect him.

      OK, is that enough? :) I'm sure I could come up with many others. I might steal this idea (and my comment) and post it later today.

      By the way I love ya! My first impression of you was extremely positive! LOL!

       
    • At 2:06 PM, October 12, 2005, Anonymous your un-original sister said…

      Okay - I kinda copied you in today's entry. I'm such a wannabe.

       
    • At 3:14 PM, October 12, 2005, Anonymous Colleen said…

      "Secretly, I'm hoping that Katie Holmes will get postpartum depression and Tom Cruise won't be able to cure it with his Scientology vitamins. Does that make me a bad person?"

      I am TOTALLY on board with this. And I, too, have wondered if I'm a bad person because of it. After much (OK, very little) consideration, I've come to the conclusion that we are not bad people. Tom is, after all, the one who invited us to watch this lovely experiment.

      Karma says Katie will need PPD drugs. Question is, will Tom let her have them? And, if he doesn't, will she flip out and jump on him the way he did upon Oprah's couch? Oooh, the anticipation!

       
    • At 5:11 PM, October 12, 2005, Anonymous Heidi said…

      Hello, I am a regular reader of your blog. But I am very shocked that this many people do not believe in god. Were do you think your baby jack came from? He didnt just fall from the sky. I have to differ from you on this about god. Now when I read your blog its like I am agreeing with you about what you think, not believing in god, so I will no longer be looking at this blog any longer. I am sure you are hurt lol and I hope and pray that god will come into your life and your family because I know you would want your family to go to heaven when its all over in the end. GOD BLESS!!!

       
    • At 6:05 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Katrina said…

      I tried to comment in your sisters blog about this but it denied me for questionable content, again... What is a Ciocie? On her blog it says Blondie is taking care of her pregnant Ciocie... I know your pregnant, and last I knew Blondie lived with you, so I assume Ciocie is you... But I want to know what it means...

       
    • At 6:07 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger justrose said…

      i listen to that vince guaraldi cd constantly. that is very cool.

       
    • At 6:21 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Gladys Cortez said…

      Miz:

      I was gonna leave a retort to Heidi--because you just KNOW she's gonna check back "just this once" to see the reaction her oh-so-very-dramatic statement caused--but then I decided to just say this:

      Her loss, not yours.

      If I was religious, I'd quote that Bible verse about praying privately, not being showy about one's faith. But--oops--I'm not religious.

      So apparently my quirk is that I can't freakin' stand self-righteous hypocrites who think their way is the only one true way and that everyone else is going to hell.

      (What? I was talking about Tom Cruise, of course.)

       
    • At 6:26 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger beans said…

      amy - i just can't read anything more that you write... you know - since it's not based in god and all that.

      how stupid.

      anyway - everyone knows that babies don't fall from the sky.
      they are grown in gardens.

       
    • At 6:46 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger eatmisery said…

      This one's for Heidi because we all know she'll check back just one more time, like Gladys said. Heidi, dear soul, I did not realize that your faith doesn't allow you to accept people of all opinions or creeds. I do feel bad that you cannot read my blog anymore because of your loyalty to your god (yes, that's UNcapitalized on purpose because I'm not sure which god you actually worship). I will, however, accept your opinions as they are and not judge you based on them. My faith in myself allows me to do that. I wish I could say the same for you. I don't know you, nor do I want to and I'm hoping this is the last time I ever have to deal with you. After this, you will not be allowed to live rent-free in my head. I will continue to light candles and pray for you so that your soul can find peace in whatever hell you go to. Perhaps, you are in it already, I don't know. I do know, though, that if you were a regular reader of mine you would've already known I don't believe in God, as this is not the first time I've mentioned that fact. Sorry to see you go on such petty terms. I'll make sure my voodoo doll has your name on it and that the pins I stick in its head go deep, very deep. My regular readers don't judge me the way you do, even the ones who believe in God. My guess is that your religion doesn't teach tolerance and only requires that you wear skirts, whip snakes around above your head, and speak in tongues. Go in peace and pray for my son and unborn child. They will be heathens whether you like it or not. And be as anonymous as you like with your comments. Your religion obviously teaches you that. I'm sorry you have no backbone. They must've taught you that in CCD. Gosh, the Devil must be getting into me. I feel good writing this nasty comment to you, but it's not one you don't deserve. You opened that door yourself. I don't even remember asking you for your opinion, either. This blog is mine and it's for me, not you. I can't be responsible for your feelings when you read it. Go judge someone else anonymously now. Your work here is done and it's not making me like the Church any better. Oh, yeah...and bite me.

       
    • At 7:17 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger mamalife said…

      "Snakes above your head" ... funny!!! Once a very long time ago I went to such a church and this is the reason I too now am a "heathen" and also don't believe in organized religion. Interesting calling the Catholic Church a "gang"... I cannot disagree with such a description! I, too, have not watched a movie since my baby was born. Also LOVE dark chocolate, the darker the better! However, I LOVE mussels in garlicy sauce... yum!!! See my comment on my car seat post from yesterday!

       
    • At 10:12 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Dida said…

      AMY!!!

      I am laughing so loud I'm going to wake up H!!!!

      I love you! Phew - it's a good thing I pretty much agree with your stance here since I MUST agree with you since I frequent your blog.

      Oh, man - that was the most priceless comment and retort EVER!

       
    • At 10:58 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Amanda said…

      Right there with you on the Katie Holmes postpartum depression thing...

       
    • At 10:59 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger As always... Rachael said…

      Well hell, you told her! And did a great job i must say. How is reading your posts an endorsement of your godlessness? You're not getting paid to blog are you? Do you intend to run for president of the world based on blog popularity?? "Vote for AMY, she gets 1000 hits per day!"

      Normal religious people would never behave so erratically. That woman has a screw loose, with or without her faith.

      I took a catalog order from a woman one time who ended up cancelling the entire order. THe 1st item number she wanted was XB56667... because of those three sixes, she denied herself something she really wanted. As it turned out, everything she wanted had three sixes in the item, so she had me delete her order Funny thing is, as soon as she called in the computer told me much behind she was with her payments to us... if god was telling her anything, it was "Hey deadbeat! Quit writing checks your ass can't cash!"

      God, or COincidence???? Yeah, that's what I think too!

       
    • At 11:02 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Nytro said…

      love your comment about tom and katie. how would that be for justice?

      my quirk:
      i have a love affair with pb&j sandwiches. seriously. i spend more time making and eating them than i do talking to my husband.

       
    • At 8:04 AM, October 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hello, I am also a regular reader of your blog. I too must admit that I am shocked! I have to differ with you on your love of cleaning the bathroom. That is just nasty. Now when I read your blog it's like am agreeing with you about what you think, and I really don't want to think about cleaning my bathroom. If you saw it, you'd know why. I pray that Mr. Clean comes into my life and takes care of my bathroom for me, because I know I sure as hell am not going to touch it. SCRUBBING BUBBLES!!!

       
    • At 9:10 AM, October 13, 2005, Blogger cmhl said…

      oh my goodness, each one I read, I was all "that is SO ME!!!"

      *I love charlie brown christmas, and have it in my van, right now, as well
      *my bathroom is also my favorite room to clean. you know where everything goes, and there is a good before/after effect.

       
    • At 9:52 AM, October 13, 2005, Blogger sue said…

      btw... I thought your son looked familiar... then when you said the Charlie Brown thing, the lightbulb went off. He's still cute as a bug.

      Oh, and don't let Heidi bother ya... No, I've not had that happen on mine but what the hell... this is all about YOU, right? That's what I thought...! {{{hugs}}}

       
    • At 9:58 AM, October 13, 2005, Blogger nu. said…

      on the Tom Cruise / Katie Holmes thing: i wish that, if it were possible, he'd get some kind of post-partum depression thing, cos well, i kind of feel sorry for her. i think she was probably hypnotised with some sort of Scientology brain-washing thing.

      but hey, i enjoyed reading this list, and finding out more about you.

      and i admire the way you stood up to that comment. i'm religious (well, i try to be), and one thing i remember from the Bible is that it's not for people to judge others. and that's something Heidi obviously looked over. way to rock, eatmisery!

       
    • At 10:45 AM, October 13, 2005, Blogger Reflections Of A Mom said…

      NO stretch marks...you make me sick! I will have to try that if I can ever get pregnant again :) But I'm not sure that will help since I already have them.

      Tom Cruise is an idiot...that would be entertaining, but we would never know that truth if it did happen.

      I'm the exact same about religion. I think for myself and believe for myself. I don't need anyone telling me what is right and wrong etc, etc!

      Quirks...hmmm, I have too much of the mommy brain today to think of any. But I do hate clutter and I hate it mostly when I walk into someone elses house. I feel like you can at least hide it before I come over! Everyone has a spare closet or drawer. I go through mine every week or so.

       
    • At 12:12 PM, October 13, 2005, Blogger Dida said…

      Ok, I've stopped laughing now. Heidi is the type that will stop you on the street and tell you they go to this really neat church and they are having a picinic on Sunday - would you like to come? Do I look like I fucking need saving????

      I think much of the sane world hopes Katie gets PPD. Sad, but hey, they brought it on themselves.

      Quirks:

      I love tomato soup with milk.

      I ALWAYS put on my right shoe first.

      I only eat the yolks in fried eggs - the whites are like snot.

      I, too, have a heathen son and believe it is insulting to say a brand new life bears the sins of man. (I get this feeling that there are a lot of recovering Catholics around here)

      I used Palmers Cocoa Butter and didn't get a single stretch mark (9lb 2oz baby).

      I am scared to death of breast cancer and yelled at a guy at work because he wore jeans on Lee Denim Day but did not buy the required pink braclet or ribbon (I know because I was selling them). Jerk.

       
    • At 10:35 AM, October 14, 2005, Blogger WiPrincess said…

      Way to tell her! I'm sorry to say, it seems like heidi has a bad, bad case of "I'm right, your wrong, your going to hell!" syndrome...I just can't wait until she get to her heaven and Jesus kicks her out for being so judgemental!

      As you can probably tell, I was raised in origanized religion, but as soon as I could get out there and research things for myself I became a Wiccan. Mostly because of the small mindedness shown by those involved in the "gangs" (love that one!) that call themselves religious. Heidi shouldn't pray for you and your beautiful son, she should pray for herself, in hopes of getting some on that tolerance that Jesus preached about!

      Ta Ta~
      WiPrincess

      P.S. I'm totally with you on the Tom/Kate thing!

       

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