Welcome to another edition of Keely’s Random Tuesday Thoughts. Her randomness is spreading through the blogosphere at the speed of light (or that person’s connection speed).

I hate trees. There, I said it, I’m an anti-tree hugger. I really only hate one tree in particular. We had family in town this weekend and spent Friday preparing for their visit. We even outsourced our yard work and hired someone to clean the gutters and rake up the leaves (note: in FL, the trees drop their leaves in the early spring). Twelve bags of leaves later, the yard looked great. The next morning, we woke up to the entire thing being covered again. Jamie’s truck hasn’t been driven since last week and it’s sitting under the Oak tree with about 6″ of leaves on the windshield. Therefore, I hate trees.

Although entertaining isn’t his favorite thing to do, Jamie likes it when we have company because I run around like a nut case cleaning and organizing to make the house look nice. I even cleaned the pool and hung two infant swings on the new swing set. Talk about motivated. Don’t worry though, I’m back to sitting on my ass again today.

My mind is fried lately. I’m not sure if it’s allergies or the heat or what but *yawn*, I’m having trouble even staying awake in the day and blogging is low on the list of things I have energy for.

Why the hell do TV shows play their intro music so damn loud? Last night while watching The Celebrity Apprentice, we had to turn it way down every damn time the show came back from commercial so we didn’t wake the kids up. I get it, it’s dramatic. Now turn that shit down.

I’ve made several comments on northern blogs (that sounds like a TV series, Northern Blogs, on Tuesdays at 8PM EST) about how hot it is here already. I’m sorry if it seemed like I was rubbing it in your faces, but I really meant it when I said the heat is miserable. We spent the weekend alternating from the swing set to the pool (oh sorry, rubbing it in again?) and poor Graham has heat rash on his neck and back from the heat. I even lobbed off all of the curls on the back of his neck but after fifteen minutes outside, the rash is back.

After reading Jen’s guest post yesterday, I spent the day craving mac-n-cheese. I finally broke down and made some while Jamie was putting Graham to bed. Then I promptly scarfed the entire batch and emailed Jen to place the blame on her. It’s nice being able to blame someone else for once.

Speaking of blame, I tried to take Elliot with me to go work out today but 16 minutes into my workout, the daycare lady came and got me. Elliot was acting like a big fat baby and crying for her mom. What a baby.

I used to wonder who marketers thought they were fooling because the average American was too smart to want something just because they saw it advertised. I guess I’m the idiot it works on since I based my dinner choice solely on someone’s mere mention of macaroni and cheese.

Remember the Letter Factory video I blogged about last week? I have that fucking song in my head. It’s in my head when I wake up, when I shower, when I drive, when I try to sleep. ALL DAY LONG. If you hear about the girl who purposely drove into a telephone pole to get a song out of her head, it was me. BTW, telephone pole starts with the letter “t”. The “t” says “tuh”, the “T” says “tuh”, every letter makes a sound, the “t” says “tuh”. Crash.

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  1. Peggy

    Last week I would’ve jumped through the computer screen and punched your lights out for complaining about the heat (no, not really) but today, ah today we are going to have a most perfect sunny and 70 degree day! I can’t wait.

    ps – please don’t drive into a telephone pole, I would miss you!

    Peggys last blog post..Big Love

  2. K

    I love RTTs.

    I also really wanted mac and cheese. Luckily there was none in the house and I was too lazy to go to the home. However, there were some chocolate cookies.

    (BTW – where’s the fries and the poo?)

    Ks last blog post..RTT – The Early Edition

  3. Ginny Marie

    The only time I have ever been in Florida was in August, and it was miserably hot. I was helping a friend babysit her niece and nephew for a week. They had a pool too, and you definitely need a pool to survive down there!

    Ginny Maries last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: Moonstruck

  4. WickedStepMom

    I just snorted… And spilled my coffee… all because of the “T” says “tuh”.

    I would hate Florida. I like snow way too much.

    WickedStepMoms last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: Is it Friday yet?

  5. Sarah

    The daycare lady at my gym always comes in to tell me that Nathan has pooped his pants…halfway through my workout! And then try leaving your kid when he has already seen you and ran to put his coat on when all you were there to do was change his diaper. Sigh…

  6. Michele

    It is going to be in the 90s here by Thursday but it’s a dry heat. HaHaHa. When it is 117 it doesn’t matter if it is dry or wet. It is just too damn hot.

    Glad to hear you got the baby swings up. How does Elliot like it?

    Micheles last blog post..Know Your Prices – Frugal Tip

  7. Keely

    I didn’t think you were rubbing it in, I know what miserable heat is like too. It gets that way during the summer here.

    Uh, no, I *don’t* know why we live here, actually.

    Keelys last blog post..Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where my sanity is? …Random Tuesday Thoughts

  8. Sprite's Keeper

    I had the BIGGEST laugh last night when I opened your email! A big picture of Kraft and electronically sent guilt!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..RTT- You Down With RTT? (And now the song is in your head.)

  9. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

    Jen had me craving Mac’n’Cheese yesterday, too…but I didn’t give in to the craving…(snicker!) We have an annoying tree, too, but it’s not a nice one, we call it the ‘junk’ tree. It likes to drop pollen in the Spring and miscellaneous stuff in the summer, and lots of leaves in the fall…not to mention the bird poop from the myriad of birds hanging out in it. Of course it’s right over where we park, so I tend to park closer to the barn so I won’t get as much junk on it – so hubby’s car is the usual target. But the wind blows and it never escapes completely. πŸ™‚

    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)s last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts – St. Patty’s Day Edition

  10. Wendy

    oh, great. Now I gotta go get the stuff to make Mac and cheese. Yes I don’t have any here already. My kids are grown and I mac and cheesed them to death when they were young so it’s not a staple food around here now.

    and if it’s a poll about Florida..

    I’m against it.


    Wendys last blog post..A Monday Story: Gorgeous George Sisler

  11. Laufa

    Want to trade houses for a bit – 40degrees this morning, but supposed to get up to 76 – Woohoo! I thought about Jen’s food, then I thought of what Roy was making for dinner – I love it when he cooks!!! Honey mustard chicken, yumm! Sorry.

    Laufas last blog post..Random Ponderisms

  12. Julie@Cool Mom Guide

    I had mac n chee last night and it was GOOD.

    Julie@Cool Mom Guides last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts-How Babies are Made

  13. GreenJello

    Stupid allergies. I hate them. That’s the only bad thing about spring!

    I want one of those smart tv’s that equalize the sound, no matter how loudly the station pumps it through.

    GreenJellos last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  14. Sammanthia

    Mark’s parents and sister are coming to spend the weekend this week. Guess what I’ve been doing? Yep, CLEANING! Yesterday I attacked the couch with Oxyclean, today I’m going to clean the kitchen and organize the silverware drawers. Sigh.

    Sammanthias last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: I Think I May Have Missed My Calling As A Stripper

  15. HeatherPride

    Huge Weight Watchers bummer: Mac and cheese is like a gabillion WW points. Man, that is some kind of depressing.

    HeatherPrides last blog post..The Other Side

  16. Becky

    I grew up in Pensacola, so I believe you about the heat. And the oak leaves. Are they those really little crispy ones? I kind of like those.

    Also, I serve mac and cheese to my kids with alarming frequency.

    Just saying hi.

    Beckys last blog post..I Should’ve Liveblogged That Children’s Party

  17. mrsbear

    When we lived at our townhouse we had a huge tree that branched over our driveway, nasty rotten leaves were forever piling up on our windshields and getting in the air vents. It drove me nuts. Now the trees annoy me only because baby birds fall out of them that we’ve got to either routinely rescue, or…dispose of.

    Mmmmm. Mac n’ Cheese.

    Please don’t tell me you’re highly susceptible to infomercials, although that would explain your Smooth Away and PediEgg experience…sadly I knew exactly what products you were talking about.

    mrsbears last blog post..Silky Smooth and Random Tuesday Thoughts

  18. jenni

    i’m glad you are back to sitting in your ass. i was worried for a minute. and the play the intro loud so you can hear it from the kitchen, where you are getting your snacks during commercial breaks, so you don’t miss one minute

    jennis last blog post..It is so ON!

  19. Captain Dumbass

    T says TV is babysitting the kids while daddy makes some more C-cuh-coffee and sits on his A-ah-ass.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Random Tuesday: My Sphincter Says What?

  20. Pseudo

    When you rchildren get older they make great yard cleaners. Our teen boy does all the leaf raking…

    Pseudos last blog post..Spin Cycle: A Poem

  21. Kendra

    We have a magnet thing that does the T says Tuh for every letter and it is annoying.

  22. Amber

    The trees drop their leaves in the Spring? Wtf? When do they grow back? I have a huge, giant tree in my front yard and it drops every single leaf in one night. It’s pretty awesome to watch. It looks like it’s literally raining leaves. And pool?? Good thing it’s St. Patrick’s Day because I’m green with envy!!!
    Love the randomness! I always look forward to you and Keely on Tuesdays!

    Ambers last blog post..I Know, I Know. Bump the Needle, Already

  23. CDB

    Um, you had to CLEAN the POOL?! You really do have a rough life.

    Every time I make my toddler mac n’cheese, it’s one spoonful for him.. one spoonful for me. Trying to get to our inner child(ren?) Nah. I just love it.

    CDBs last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  24. ck

    If it makes you feel any better, I hate ladybugs.

    cks last blog post..inappropriate propositions

  25. Leslie

    The “h” says “huh”,the “h” says “huh” every letter makes a sound, the “h” says “huh”. Boy do I remember that video! Kellen practically learned his dang letters from watching it – yes, I am confessing to giving credit to a video for teaching my son his letters – what can ya do?

    So it’s really hot where you are? Seriously? It’s like freaking freezing here in Oregon. Wet, cold, and miserable – but Spring is just around the corner – that’s what I keep telling myself anyway!
    Hope all is well with you and your family – sorry I’ve been a stranger – things have been crazy with a C over here!

    Leslies last blog post..Mom My Ride

  26. Lisa

    Maybe I won’t get that video after all. We’ve had enough car troubles in the last few years. I don’ need to wreck it while humming some preschool song — like “Hot Dog” from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. “Hot Dog….do-do-dooo…hot dog. . .” Aaaaagh! CRASH!

    Lisas last blog post..Tales from the office and other randomness

  27. ChurchPunkMom

    no worries.. my mind has been a bit fried lately as well. πŸ˜‰

    ChurchPunkMoms last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: My Brain Hurts and I’m a Loser

  28. FoN

    I have no sympathy for you and your heat and your pool. Possibly a tiny bit for your rashy son, but that’s as far as I can go. :p

    I think the real reason I invite people over is because if I don’t there is no chance I’ll ever clean my house.

    Trees are cool.

    That’s all I’ve got!

    FoNs last blog post..Fat Chick vs. Food – Week Eleven

  29. Krystal

    I’m back!!!!

    Yay!!! Oh and as far as the trees and the heat – yeah – they suck. I was at the pool with the kids on Sunday and all it took was 5 minutes and I was roasted!!!


    Krystals last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts dedicated to Autism

  30. Summer

    Those silly babies! Why do they think they can just get away with all that crying?

  31. Petra a.k.a. The Wise (Young) Mommy

    I totally agree on the theme music thing, it drives me CRAZY!

    Nice randomness, babe.

    Petra a.k.a. The Wise (Young) Mommys last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: All I Want is My Blankie and Hugh Laurie

  32. bex

    don’t you hate it when babies act like babies? gets on my last nerve…

    you are almost there – you will get to a point where you find yourself merrily singing along to the letter people factory and start laughing hysterically (this comes when you stop fighting it and let it infiltrate every part of your brain). mwa ha ha ha haaa….

    bexs last blog post..Random Tuesday: random cousins pics

  33. carrie

    Every letter makes a sound, the A says “ah”.
    As to the leaves…. Totally. Also, the yellow pollen pisses me off each year. One thing I can say, there are a lot less oak trees here compared to Tallahassee. Just multiply the yellow pollen times 3! We used to rince off the car, windows and driveway daily just to keep it a bay, sort of.

    carries last blog post..Rats! {Random Tuesday}

  34. Angel

    Heat… Well we keep going from 30s and 40s to 70s and 80s in sunny SC, so I can’t complain to much. I do the cleaning for orginization thing to. Oh well Happy Tuesday!

  35. Lydia @ On The Verge

    I was getting worried there for a min. when I read your post. Glad you are back to yourself again!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..Happpy St. Patrick’s Day!

  36. Katie

    Yeah, you really do hate that bitch of an oak tree!

    Katies last blog post..Ode to Hermit Crabs

  37. Shangrila

    I effing hate our neighbor’s tree. I’m not too fond of the one in our backyard, either. I envy the warm weather you’re having-I would be happy to walk around half naked and cut my hair off if I could PLANT MY GARDEN NOW! (I’m sorry..deep breaths, I’m fine, really.) I think I’ll soothe myself with some mac ‘n’ cheese…

    Shangrilas last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: Paddy Cake

  38. Toni

    Mac and cheese is one of my favorite things! It is now going to take all my will power to not fix some before bed! Thanks! If it happens I will be passing the blame on to you!

    Tonis last blog post..Don’t Forget to Win Some Fiber One Bars

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