I’m a superstar masquerading as a nerd, but you knew that, right?

Real Phobias… January 29, 2006

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1. Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing

2. Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. (No comment, seriously… what can you say about this one?)

3. Aulophobia- Fear of flutes.

4. Barophobia- Fear of gravity. (How does that one work??)

5. Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia- Fear of body smells. (Totally understandable)

6. Iophobia- Fear of poison. (I think I have this. Not bad, but I think I do. I am super paranoid about things that don’t taste right, or if I think the seal on something doesn’t pop loud enough I will throw it out.)

7. Francophobia- Fear of France or French culture. (Gallophobia, Galiophobia) (They have a phobia for any culture)

8. Geniophobia- Fear of chins. (Their own, or others chins? Or both?)

9. Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking. (MY HUSBAND HAS THIS!!!!)

10. Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women. (Fear me!! Mwa-ha ha ha ha HA! Just kidding)

There are so many phobias.
I once knew a girl who was afraid of cotton balls. I used to get a bunch off the injection cart and I’d pop them in my mouth and chew on them in front of her. I’d also tape them all over her computer monitor or her phone handle. She hated that. She couldn’t touch them to get them off. We were friends, though, so she never got too mad. I didn’t find a name for that one, though. But I did find some talk about it here… and now I feel bad.

I am scared of heights, I’ll cautiously look down off a cliff if there is a safe railing. Other than that… I don’t go near the edge. I’m not scared of high roller coasters of anything, though.
I’m deathly afraid of bugs, snakes and spiders. I mean… there was a big spider in my bathroom once and I had to get the neighbor to come and take it outside because Alex was gone. Strange as I am… I won’t let anyone kill them.


January 28, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 8:23 am

tagged by Konny : )

Four Jobs I’ve Had
1. Nurse at the Asian American clinic until I moved farther than I wanted to commute.
2. Nurse at an internal medicine clinic after moving.
Sad… I never had a job until I graduated nursing school.

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over
1. How Stella Got Her Groove Back!
2. Gladiator
3. Spiderman
4. Black Hawk Down

Four Places I’ve Lived
1. Seattle (born and raised)
2. Provo, Utah (Boarding school for naughty kids)
3. Snohomish, Wa.
4. Tacoma

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch
1. Survivor
2. American Idol (and I take Miss O to the concert at the end of the season too)
3. Laguna Beach on MTV (shut up… a guilty pleasure. Embarrassed to admit.. but watch it anyway)
4. OC

Four Places I’ve Been on Vacation
1. Disney!! So many times…. but it never gets old.
2. Hot-lanta Georgia. I visited Alex when he was in Ranger school.
3. Mexico
4. Texas, South Padre Island.

Four Blogs You Visit Daily
1. (Only yours, Konnie!)

Four of Your Favorite Foods
1. Chicken and sausage gumbo
2. cajun chicken fetuccini (my own)
3. creme brulee
4. Vegetarian Sushi

Four Places You’d Rather Be
1. In my husbands arms… anywhere.
2. Disneyland.
3. ANYWHERE tropical, preferrably Jamaica. Stella did that to me!
4. Greece

Four Musical Artists You Love
1. Billie Holiday
2. Dave Matthews
3. Norah Jones
4. Ella Fitzgerald

Four Vehicles I’ve Owned
1. Pontiac Grand prix (I have no idea what year. I never added oil.. it died.)
2. A wood paneled station wagon.
3. 02 Trailblazer
4. 05 Uplander (WITH a DVD that we use! Alot.)

Four taggees: To the first 4 people to read this…. you’re it!


Carmens 2 month check up…

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All is good with my fatty cakes baby! She had her shots… which I hate. But I believe that immunizations are a good thing. She was weighed and measured.
Head: 60th percentile.
Length: 22 3/4 in 50-60th percentile.
Weight: 12lbs 15 oz (1 oz shy of 13 lbs!) 90th percentile!
I knew she was a chunker! Explains why she grows out of her diapers faster than I can make them. I can’t wait to tell my husband what a big baby she is. She was 8lbs 11 oz at birth. In 2 months she’s gained 4lb 4oz. On mamma’s milk! It feels SO incredible to be able to provide EVERYTHING my baby needs to grow. So amazing.


My newest diaper creation….

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How cute is this???


Dreaming….. January 25, 2006

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Of a vacation. A real vacation. A week or more someplace tropical, with turquoise water, coral reefs, fruit smoothies brought to us with umbrellas in them. Relaxing in the sun with no responsibilities. No house cleaning, no cooking, no laundry. I am dreaming of holding my baby on the beach under a huge umbrella while Alex splashes in the warm ocean with Olivia and Sofia.
There IS such a place, and I want to be there. I want my husband home, and I want US to be there.


The Seahawks…. January 23, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 9:15 am

Are going to the Superbowl. For the first time. Ever.


Does tea go bad? January 21, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 1:25 am

I hope not. Because this is my day.
I wake up and make myself a cup of tea. (After seeing that the dog ATE HER BED) It steeps on the counter filling the air with the aroma of which ever tea I have chosen for the day. Today it was Green tea. Sounds good, right?
I make Olivia and Sofia breakfast, get Sofia in her highchair and get Olivia off to school. I notice my tea on the counter, cold now, and I pop it in the microwave for a minute. Quickly blog about my bad dog. Carmen wakes up and is demanding to be fed. Well…. what do I do? New diaper… Then feed the baby.
Time for Sofia to get out of her highchair and into the bath. Plop milkdrunk Carmen in the swing and run a bath for Sofia. Bathe, dress and diapers for Sof. Change Carmens diaper. Uh, oh. Carmen is hungry again. Sit down at the computer and feed Carmen while one handedly typing a good morning to my Man Muffin. Check the diaper and baby pages. Change another set of diapers. Pop in a load of laundry and fold a load of towels. Read Sofia her potty book, and the bees book. Go to heat up some pasta for Sofia and notice that my tea is still sitting in the microwave. Pop it in for another minute. Get Sofia in her highchair and bounce crying Carmen in my arms while getting the pasta and chicken on a plate for Sof and placing it on her highchair. Hmmm…. is she hungry? Why, yes. Feed Carmen. When Carmen is finished and sound asleep, I remember the tea. Cold again, and pop it in the microwave again. Notice Sofia has rubbed her cheesypastachicken plate all over her freshly washed head. Also notice she is asleep in her highchair. I lay her on the couch for her nap. I take my shower, finally. Sofia wakes before I can even get dressed. I get dressed by putting my jammies back on. Run another bath and toss Sofia back in. Wash her hair quickly and hear a knock at the door. Grab her out of the tub and answer the door. A nice neighbor seeing how I’m doing. My hair is still in a towel, Sofia is running around naked, Carmen is now crying because Sofia is trying to shove a binky in her mouth. Get Sofia dressed. Change diapers.
Neighbor leaves, I feed Carmen and give Sofia some juice. Olivia comes home from school and I hop on the computer to goof off for a minute or 10.
Olivia has a small tantrum because I tell her to clean her room. She comes down with more laundry and I start a load. I wash the dishes while O plays with the girls. Notice my tea. Microwave it, yet again. I’m going to drink it right away this time. Oh, I can’t. It’s too hot. Realize that I need to write this day down so I can look back and laugh one day. Carmen starts fussing and wants to be fed again. Carmen is in my arms sleeping and I’ve typed this out one handed. Now she’s pooping.
Next, (after I change diapers again) I need to go start dinner and my tea is cold again. I’m going to dump it out now because I don’t even want it anymore!!
I’m sure I’ve missed a few things…. but it’s chaotic around here. And this day still has a few hours left.