Thursday, March 29, 2007

Random Thoughts For Another Thursday


What? Men Can Get Pregnant?
I noticed this morning that my new bottle of men’s vitamins have a warning label that says “WARNING: Do not use if pregnant or lactating.”

Men That Shower In Cologne
There’s this “higher-up” I work with that literally smells like I’ve just drank a bottle of Eternity for Men after talking with him for 2 minutes. And then oddly enough, I can go to lunch with people and then they’ll ask me “do you wear Eternity for Men?”

The Police: in concert!
The last concert the wife and I attended was Lionel Richie back in November for her birthday. That was the most I’ve ever spent (or should be spent) for any concert – nearly $500 for the two of us - but we were in orchestra seats, and the wife has practically been the leader of his fan club since 'Dancing On The Ceiling'. With my birthday coming up (April 6th) I've looked into possibly getting tickets for The Police and they’re $250 each (not counting Ticketmaster’s no special service, service fee’s) for seats that are about 3 big rigs away from the stage.
I like The Police, but that that much. When concert tickets prices are more than Cirque Du Soleil and there’s no half naked bendable frenchy’s, then it's a rip-off.

Workin' The New Shiny Grillz
I just got my invisalign braces last week- has anybody tried these? Getting them on/off for the first few days was really tough. I was even contemplating ditching the entire program because eating became such a HUGE chore (I was starting to lose weight by not eating as much.) After a week it isn’t so bad, cleaning them seems to be the real hassle since I didn’t buy their $100 cleaning kit (with the price you pay, that part should be included!) This girl at work has some too and recommended soaking the aligners in hydrogen peroxide…? I may be out on a limb here, but isn’t that stuff lethal? I think she wants to kill me.

She Sings Like A Little Angel
Is there nothing cuter than your kid singing? I honestly don’t. L.A. Daddy made a little video of his daughter singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” which by the way, helped me learn the lyrics (if you’re a new reader, I haven’t been to many baseball games...) My own daughter has been singing the “Happy Birthday” song nearly all week and I swear, when she sings – bunnies, kittens, and unicorns sliding down rainbows appear and I get butterflies in my stomach.
Then they all die from the smell of Eternity for Men.

26 comments:

metro mama said...

I've been thinking about getting braces, keep us posted how you find these.

Undercover Angel said...

My husband is one of those men who practically baths in cologne... I keep telling him he must be a very smelly person if he needs to cover it up that much...

Jenster said...

When concert tickets prices are more than Cirque Du Soleil and there’s no half naked bendable frenchy’s, then it's a rip-off.

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Okay. Here's another one of my L.A. memories you triggered. Back in '83, or maybe '84, I saw A Flock of Seaguls, Thompson Twins, Berlin and The Police at Hollywood Park. I think we paid $25.00 or so for those tickets. The first two bands were so-so, Berlin was pretty good and The Police were, well, The Police.

I totally agree with you about your own child singing. It's the most beautiful sound in the entire universe.

InterstellarLass said...

I couldn't ever spend $500 on tickets to something. I don't know if I could enjoy it knowing I'd spent that much money.

I think hydrogen peroxide is perfectly fine to clean them in. Rinse well after the soaking and you should be fine. I've heard of people gargling with it to get rid of strep.

radioactive girl said...

1. My birthday is April 16th...we are pretty close.

2. Use denture cleaner stuff to soak your invisalign to get it clean.

3. I think you should treat yourself to the tickets..does your wife read here? Maybe she will get them for you?

junebee said...

Hydrogen peroxide is good for your gums.

I used to like the Police in the 80's but now I'm the Sting anti-fan.

dennis said...

hydrogen peroxide is a good mouthwash (read the instructions)...

Police in concert...I'm still holding out for Grand Funk Railroad..or ABBA.

Lisa said...

Woohoo! Another Aries. I'm on April 19th.

I would so love to try the invisaligns, but alas... no job, no bennies, no moolah. Oh, and the hydro peroxide is fine to use as a mouth wash, so why not to clean the things going in your mouth?

wayabetty said...

What?! No KFC for you for a while then? Shocking Tony! I feel for you, I'll have a drumstick or two for you.

Dad Stuff said...

Kids songs are the best. It's best to listen in on them when they don't know you are listening to them sing.
The Police would be good. You should go with that State Trooper you hit it off with this week.
Ha ha.

creative-type dad said...

wayabetty -- or a chicken little..

dennis -- abba?

Tuesday Girl said...

I don't know why men marinate in cologne. A little goes a long way.
My husband's birthday is also April 6th and I wanted to get him tickets to something but everything is so crazy expensive.

Kate said...

There are 2 things that are immediate turn-offs for me on men: long fingernails and the smell of cologne. I don't even wear perfume, so I don't need a guy smelling more feminine than me.

Maria said...

I have a "higher up" female equivalent at my office. She wears Red Door. If I even say hello to her, I smell that shit ALL DAY.

Lionel? Hmmm. He never did it for me. But, if David Gray or The Shins ever come to the prairie, I'm a goner.

That singing stuff never stops and it may just be a survival mechanism. I mean, just when they push you over the edge, you remember the day they sang, "You are my lovely tulip mama, the queen of sardines in my heart" and you melt like butter on hot pancakes, dripping all over the place.

Diana said...

that vitamin label is hilarious.

my husband was thinking on trying invisalign...let us know how the progress goes!

my son has started to sing Twinkle Twinkle, and I swear I could never hate it, the way it sounds coming from him. He usually screams it, but when I whisper it to him, and he's whispering it with me, OH! It's better than anything!

Darren a/k/a Clare's Dad said...

That vitamin company is checking if you're reading. Or maybe they're the ones not reading.

You can gargle with hydrogen peroxide. It's cool. You get to spit foam.

My parents took me out to dinner the day I got braces. I hated them for days.

And buy the tickets. I think the wife and I have spent even more than that on tix.

Sarah O. said...

I thought your "Men Can Get Pregnant?" was going to be about men announcing, "We're pregnant!"

I mean, women absolutely appreciate their guys' pride and willing involvement but in no way are the guys physically pregnant! I mean, if a woman breaks her leg, does the guy announce "We've broken our leg!"

We do, however, like it when our guys join us in third-trimester ultra-noshing.

Mitch McDad said...

It's my lactation problem that prevents me from my One-A-Days.

And I prefer Brut by Fabrege.

L.A. Daddy said...

She's not an Angel! She's a Dodger!!!

Invisaligns are next on my Dentist's list - I think she needs to make a Toyota payment.

If you buy the tix, I buy some and we'll go with you guys.

But, I'm working on my connections (I got College National champs tix for free..) so don't make any drastic decisions just yet.

Whit said...

you saw that they added two new shoes right?

kittenpie said...

I love hearing Pumpkinpie singing too. It amazws me, especially, because I was tone-deaf as a child, and she's really good!

Ugh, I hate the overperfumed, too. Flegthp. (That would be the tongue-flapp-y noise of trying to get the taste of the smell out of your mouth.)

And hydrogen peroxide should be fine. Really - people gargle with it for bad throat infections. As long as you're not, you know, drinking it, you should be fine, and it would likely work. Or maybe those fizzing tablets for dentures? (oh god, too many jokes, must sign off now!)

Lisa said...

Hydrogen peroxide is fine, as long as you don't purposely swallow it. My dentist had me use it diluted when I had gum problems.

Also, I think the Crest Whitening Strips uses that as an active ingredient. At least, it tastes like it.

Naeva - Mother of Olivia and Gerome said...

You make me laugh...

The Real Mother Hen said...

Your Birthday - hey wonder if your wife will bring you beer & a bucket of KFC ... naked? Or you're more likely to attend some men-singing-in-super-high-pitch opera shows with her? haha

creative-type dad said...

The Real Mother Hen --- Beer, bucket, and naked? As Debbie Gibson once said - only in my dreams

moe "simon metz" berg said...

forget pregnancy...with the teats i've grown over the past year, i'm sure i'm only days away from lactating.