Have youΒ  heard of RTT? All the cool kids are doing it. You’re a cool kid, you should do it too. Did the peer pressure work? Head over to Keely’s place for more randomness.

I recently walked into the kitchen as Jamie was professing his love for nonstick pans. Then he went on and on about how great they are and what did people do without them? Have food stick to the pans? Scrub them? No way, Jose. Not in this house.

I opened a new ketchup today and instant messaged Jamie to see if he thought I should pour the new stuff into the old bottle since the old one fit better in the fridge. Yes, we seriously had that conversation.

Last night while making travel plans for an upcoming wedding, Jamie and I sat on opposite ends of the house and communicated via AIM to solidify our plans. We do this a lot, it’s our own special way of staying in touch while we get other things done.

We took a family trip to Target on Sunday (I know, don’t you wish you could live MY life?). We picked up two of these bad boys (or girls):

Jamie and I spent the rest of the trip belting out some kick ass tunes such as “Happy Birthday” and “Wheels on the Bus”. We even sang my favorite alphabet song. I’m sure we won’t be invited back to Target anytime soon but at least my kids were entertained.

My muscle memory wants to turn into McDonalds every time we drive past. My car is also on autopilot and it takes every ounce of energy I have to keep driving and not give in. So far so good but I don’t know how much longer I can stay strong.

I made a conscious decision to shovel dog shit in the yard on Sunday while Jamie and Graham were running errands and Elliot was napping. I could have just as easily napped or blogged or just vegged but no, I got up and got cracking. Then I felt a sense of accomplishment when my yard was shit free. When did I turn into a person who enjoys cleaning shit?

There you have it, poop and fries were both included so you got your money’s worth.



  1. Captain Dumbass

    Hey! Damn time zones. It’s not Tuesday here yet so your URLy things is grabbing yesterd… todays post. I don’t even remember what I was going to say now.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..He Blogs/She Blogs: Time Share Edition

  2. cara

    Chase & I used to IM while sitting at side by side desks. Jamie’s not the only husband fascinated with the new-fangled technology of non-stick pans. Maybe it’s just so impressive to them because they realize they’d have to put zero effort into cleaning it?

    caras last blog post..RTT: High on the cold meds

  3. K

    I’m proud. Clean yard and no fries. This must have been a rough week.

    I love Target. I sing like a fool during all errands with the kid. I figure it’s better than him screaming.

    Ks last blog post..Random Tuesday Strikes Again

  4. ck

    In celebration of Random Tuesday Thoughts, I noticed that Pampers changed the design of their diapers and couldn’t restrain myself from digging through the box to see the rest of the patterns. Kind of reminded me of when I was a kid and had to look at all of the designs on the bathroom cups to decide which one I liked the best before I actually used it.

    cks last blog post..as long as she’s quiet

  5. WickedStepMom

    Yay! I am so glad you didn’t forget to include fries. πŸ™‚

    WickedStepMoms last blog post..I have no balls

  6. Beth

    When I first looked at your Target purchase I thought it was an adult toy, if you know what I mean. Maybe I should shop there more often..

    Beths last blog post..I Want Five Referrals for Rim 2 Rim- Employee Benefits

  7. Casey

    I actually wondered if someone might have that though when they saw the picture. Good to know I’m not the only one with a dirty mind.

    Caseys last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: Things I Never Thought I’d Say Or Hear Or Do

  8. cat

    be strong casye! the hot, salty, crunchy french fry goodness is the last thing your lonely, bored tastebuds could possibly want. mc donald’s french fries are the (freaking delicious) devil.

    cats last blog post..Weekend Smell

  9. cat

    sorry i spelled your name wrong – damn cast!

    cats last blog post..Weekend Smell

  10. Laufa

    Ew, at least you didn’t put poop and fries in the same sentence.

    Laufas last blog post..Run for a Life!!

  11. Sprite's Keeper

    Ooh. I want that magic mic! For the kid of course. Um, yeah….. DON’T JUDGE ME!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..RTT- From "Read" To Toe

  12. Peggy

    “When did I turn into a person who enjoys cleaning shit?”

    Um…wasn’t that the day you became a mother?? πŸ™‚

    Congrats on the fry free week…I wish I could say the same to myself!

    Peggys last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  13. Jennifer

    Oh, we used to have those microphones. So fun!

    But I must admit I hate non-stick pans. I like them for cooking eggs, but for almost everything else they suck because they don’t let you build up a fond in the bottom of the pan. No fond = no flavor! Okay, enough foodie rant, on to the dog shit. I hate cleaning up dog doo, or really doing any kind of labor in our yard, sense of accomplishment be damned!

    Jennifers last blog post..TWD #13 Coconut Butter Thins

  14. Luckily Heather

    The alphabet song is Diva’s fave too! Those microphones are so much fun but I know that my husband would blow a gasket after about five minutes of listening to us with them. You’re lucky you get fun toys at your house.

    Luckily Heathers last blog post..Because I can’t think of anything to say

  15. georgie

    stoppin by from un moms RTT to say Hi enjoyed your RTT

    Love those mics-except when i am stuck in the car with the beanies and they are playing american idol

    georgies last blog post..Tuesday Tidbits/Random Tuesday Thoughts

  16. Ginny Marie

    I have to find that microphone! Lily’s favorite show is Sid the Science Kid, and he has a microphone. Of course, once I buy it I’ll probably regret it.

    Ginny Maries last blog post..Sirup: It’s not a typo. Random Tuesday Thoughts

  17. GreenJello

    I loved those stupid microphones. We had good times with ’em. Good times…

    GreenJellos last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  18. blueviolet

    Please don’t combine those ketchups. I might be ketchup sensitive but that encourages quicker spoiling. I worked in a restaurant in HS and I remember that smell of bad ketchup. Ick!

    blueviolets last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  19. GiGi @ Incrementum

    Hello! First time visitor here and fellow “cool kid”

    I too am trying to stay out of MDs, Wendy’s and that whole gang. When you’re out driving everywhere ALL.DAY.LONG it’s hard not to grab and go. It helps that I’m taking Pilates on Tuesdays and Thursdays [for $2 a class! Rocks to be a college student] so when I drive by and I think of the Baconator melting in my mouth I think of the hour I spent in awkward positions trying to make my body look the way I want it to!

    GiGi @ Incrementums last blog post..It really is a Manic Monday

  20. Robin

    I’m so in the mood for fries right now. Or karaoke. Can’t decide which one. πŸ™‚

    Robins last blog post..Musical Monday: Breakin’ Down the Playlist

  21. HeatherPride

    We bought one of those microphone gizmos for Logan, too. He sure loved to hear himself talk on it, until the one day when it mysteriously disappeared. I’m not sure what happened to it, exactly, but I can’t say that I miss it. Is that bad?

    HeatherPrides last blog post..Fat Girls Club, Week Three: Food on a Budget

  22. Cape Cod Gal

    Ah yes, the Sunday ritual of poop shoveling. On of my favorite things to do…especially after it rains. Makes it much more challenging.

    Cape Cod Gals last blog post..Random Tuesday – Drivers Style

  23. mrsbear

    Come on, when is a trip to Target NOT a good time. Big Congrats on ignoring your inner Ronald and bypassing the Fry factory. Although I don’t entirely understand the shit shoveling…you shovel, they just make more. πŸ™

    mrsbears last blog post..The Cliffs of Insanity – Random Tuesday Thoughts

  24. ChurchPunkMom

    poop fries!

    I went to Target too. It was a very seductive experience.

    ChurchPunkMoms last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: As much as I love Joe’s, they’re not the reason my daughter is named Jo.

  25. steenky bee (jenboglass)

    Um, we totally have that microphone at home for Reese. Henners has the blue and orange one. Also, (yes, it’s still en vogue to begin sentences with “also”) I was unaware that there was more than one alphabet song. Do you know one that has 28 letters instead of the standard 26? Please help me. I need to know. As always, I love you. You know that, don’t you?

    steenky bee (jenboglass)s last blog post..Testosterone in the House!!! (With a Shot of Estrogen)

  26. Katie

    Ok, that cracks me up b/c Lennie and I text each other when we’re too lazy to shout. πŸ™‚ whatever works.

    Katies last blog post..Maybe he should have paid her first

  27. CDB

    Nice! You’ve almost inspired me to get off my butt and clean up the dog poop in the yard. ALMOST, I said.
    I love Tuesdays! HOw else would I know about the ketchup konundrum? (That was original.)

    CDBs last blog post..Random Tuesday un-Thoughts

  28. jen

    don’t throw the microphone wildly to the ground. it might break.
    i’m just sayin.

    jens last blog post..five.

  29. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

    I’m definitely going to have to get one of those microphones…Princess Nagger wants one. Well, she wants me to get 3 so each of us can have one to play with. πŸ˜‰

    Great job avoiding McD’s! That is some willpower avoiding the best fries… πŸ˜‰

    Hubby and Princess Nagger are at this very moment on ‘poop patrol’ – hubby gave PN some of the invisible fence flags to walk around and put a flag where the poop is, so he can find them easier to pick them up. Maybe I should take pictures and blog it. (grin!!)

    Happy RTT! πŸ™‚

    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)s last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts – Returning to Normal

  30. Sandie

    I want you to know that I had some Diet Coke and McD’s fries just for you today. I didn’t want you to give into the cravings, so I ate them for you. HASAY can’t get mad because I did it for a good cause!

    Sandies last blog post..Tuesday Randomness: Hot dogs, vents and ER

  31. Angel

    So much willpower!!! If only I was half a strong as you! (lol I made a joke with out realizing it..) I have done worse, When at wal-mart Myself and friends have squealed and played with the toys in earnest.

    Happy RTT

  32. jaime

    my car goes on autopilot every time i pass jersey freeze. i can’t help it. i’m a sucker for frozen yogurt

    jaimes last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts #3

  33. Meli

    Non stick pans are great. I am not sure about professing my love for them out loud though.

    I think Target is the greatest, too bad we don’t have any in Canada. Whenever I go to the US I have to visit a Target.

    Melis last blog post..I’ll tell you what I want

  34. Keely

    Well, we don’t have a Target so I actually AM jealous. How bad is that.


    Keelys last blog post..Now that I read this it looks like I’m single-handedly stimulating the economy: Random Tuesday Thoughts

  35. Julie@Momspective

    Yeah, shit’s changing in my world. You guys sound like us, only more fun. I didn’t say that. πŸ™‚

    Julie@Momspectives last blog post..RTT-Momspective, EA SPORTS Active and my kids

  36. steenky bee

    I just had to come back and tell you something I totally forgot to say the first time. It’s ketchup related. This weekend, Jeremy and I argued over the correct way to spell ketchup. Is it catsup or ketchup. I eventually gave in to his “ketchup” version of the word. It’s still growing on me. We then wondered what made some ketchup fancy and others not. Baby steps.

    steenky bees last blog post..Testosterone in the House!!! (With a Shot of Estrogen)

  37. bex

    poop AND fries! what more could a girl ask for? my hubs and i often text each other when we are both at home. we will continue to do so until we wire our house with one of those intercom systems.

    bexs last blog post..RTT: mon chien

  38. FoN

    Hey…you weren’t planning to use that ketchup for FRIES were you? Yeah, I know. I’m turning into one of THOSE people.

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

  39. cyndi

    Hey, think of the fantastic guns you’re gonna have with all that car anti-autopilot driving you’re doing. We also have those quasi-Sid microphones and it hasn’t been too awful (yet). I’m guessing your favorite alphabet song is either some LB version or the alphabet mix we have on some preschool cd … it’s actually cool. Do tell!

    cyndis last blog post..From all the years the fears the sleep

  40. Lisa

    Does Jamie use the pans? Just wondering. πŸ™‚

    Lisas last blog post..Have you heard this story? If not, you should.

  41. Shangrila

    Those microphones are awesome-we have several just in case we feel the need to broadcast a rousing rendition of our “favorite alphabet song” to the entire neighborhood. They love us around here.

    You do know that ketchup does not require refrigeration, right? (I’m just giving you shit, we keep ours in the fridge, too. You’d rather I gave you a coke and fries from McD’s instead of shit, hey? Sry.)

    Shangrilas last blog post..Random Tuesday: They Can’t Count

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