Fun times at the Anderson household…

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I know being a stay at home mom is supposed to be hard…but kind of thought if the majority of your kids are 4-legged, it wouldn’t be so tough…but then, these aren’t exactly normal pets now are they?

For starters, Reddy has had this “odor” about him since last weekend. I don’t know what brought it on, it’s not like the dog does anything. But ever since Movie Night, the dog has just stunk. Maybe he picked it up from the movie. 😀 Anyway, last night, much to his dismay, Jason gave him a bath. Well, he needed a little butt shaving before hand (yes…lovely, isn’t it?) and understandly, he wasn’t exactly sitting still for it. So I was called to hold him…ok no problem. Except…while I’m holding him, and Jason’s…grooming him…he proceeds to pee while he’s like 4 feet mid-air! I mean what the hell?? Reddy Reddy Reddy… He is kinda cute as a drowned rat though…

Then on Wednesday Little Sister had discovered the Christmas Cactus Kevin had given me and proceded to chew on it numerous times, puke it up, chew, puke, chew, puke…you’d think she’d learn, but I guess either she just didn’t give a damn, or…is just Little Sister. Then she then proceeded to be even more of a pain in the ass than usual…she batted at Cloud’s cage, she sat next to me on the couch and pulled the drawstring on my pants, she attacked the dog…I asked Jason if perhaps there was something in cactus that made you pissy and evil…and he did point out that in general, you don’t see a lot of friendly desert animals…

By the way, did I mention that the reason no one ever sees Pumpkin is because she’s possessed?

I woke up this morning from a dream that the Texans were beating the Broncos 100-0 in their game…while I don’t see that actually happening, perhaps it’s a good sign. I also had a plasma TV in the dream. In my bathroom. Maybe that’s a good sign too. Anyway, it was more likely related to the fact that my brain was focused on the “get up and be on Ticketmaster.com by 10 am” for tickets aspect of things. And of course I was. I am not a Ticketmaster fan…haven’t been for a while. One thing I liked about moving to Austin was that Ticketmaster didn’t have this stranglehold on the whole ticket-buying scene like they did in Houston. The service charges were, and still are, just obscene. Even today…lets see, I can get them mailed to me for free, or I can print them myself – for $2.50? WTF? On what planet is that logical? How is it more cost-effective for you to actually pay someone to stuff the ticket in the envelope, pay to have the envelope addressed, and pay the postage to mail it out, as opposed to generating an image of the ticket, and me clicking print? At the most I can see them costing the same. No, you’re just trying to take advantage of the fear people have of their tickets getting either lost in the mail or not arriving in time, and so they’ll pay a few extra bucks to print them out, and have them right there, right then. And that’s the worst kind of corporate greed, and they’ve been doing that for years. It would be nice if they had some competition in the markets they are in. And yea, they aren’t in Austin, but that’s just because we don’t have a major sports team or a big concert hall. You can bet if we ever get one they’ll find a way to come in and muscle Star out of the way. But I really hope that wouldn’t happen…I would hope in typical Austin fashion we would make enough of a fuss like we do, to keep the little guy, the one who has been around forever, etc. Of course, the way we’re going, we can’t even get the events center built (you have to admit it’s pretty sad when you have to ask for donations for such a project…and ask for YEARS) so hopefully it will never be an issue. But it would be nice to be able to attract big name concerts and such you know…being the Live Music Capital of the World and all.

So very very wrong…and natually…hysterical.

Oh, and regarding said tickets…Nancy & Jennifer, I have to pass on the previously discussed camping trip. I’ll be spending my Halloween with David. Really it’s probably for the best seeing as how only Nancy & Bill or Jason & I can use the air mattress we haven’t seen in years… 🙂 But apparently now my father can’t make the game, so I have an extra ticket it seems…