No Speaka da English?

In a previous post I mentioned the movie Idiocracy and how scarily prophetic I found it to be. The following is the narrative of the English languages deterioration;

“Unaware of what year it was, Joe wandered the streets, desperate for help. But the English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valley girl, inner-city slang and various grunts. Joe was able to understand them but when he spoke in an ordinary voice he sounded pompous and faggy to them.”

In today’s rant it’s all about the wonderful English language, and how we’re sodomizing the shit out of it. We’re not quite at Idiocracy levels yet, but as with all things it’s only a matter of time.

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Everything is a burp cloth, if your desperate enough.

The first two months with Gordon, or Bubba, as we like to call him, were fairly uneventful. He slept most of the time while I was on maternity leave, so it got boring at times. Right out of the gate he was a wonderful sleeper, usually only waking once or twice a night to feed. He’s also been a pretty happy baby from the get-go. He rarely fusses inconsolably, most often the culprit is hunger, gas, or needing cuddles (which i’m only too happy to oblige). I suppose being as miserable as I was toward the end of the pregnancy paid off as i’m absolutely sure that how big he was is in direct coloration with how happy he is and how well he sleeps.

We’ve been so blessed with not only a gloriously happy baby but a perfect balance between our schedules that doesn’t require us to send him to daycare. My husband works Tuesday through Saturday from 4am to 7am and on the weekends

Just one of the many gems I get while I'm at work

Just one of the many gems I get while I’m at work

all day. Monday through Friday he’s home with the baby while I’m at work, and on the weekends we switch. He’s also going to school full time and just recently enrolled in a class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Thankfully his mom can fill the gap so I’m able to leave for work like normal. The amount of money we’re saving is ridiculous – I had priced out daycare just in case and it was over a thousand a month. That’s more than we pay in rent for our 3 bedroom house!

Going back to work wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, but there are days when I hate being away from him and hound Jared for pictures. My work did accommodate me with a place to pump in private, so we’re still able to keep up with giving Bubs breast-milk almost exclusively. We usually give him a bottle of formula for his feeding before bed because it stays with him longer, thus helping him sleep longer. At least it used to. Of course right at his 3 month birthday, 3 days ago, he started teething. He’s always been a little ahead of his milestones but that is one i had wished we could have postponed for a bit. He’s not overly fussy about the pain of it but he sure does like to gnaw on our knuckles or his fist, and has started waking every 2 hours at night because mommy doesn’t need to sleep anyway.

In all, parenthood is wonderful. I may be exhausted and covered in spit-up but I absolutely love my Bubba.

A New Chapter

I haven’t posted in so long. So long that I’m not even sure of how to start or where to begin. I feel like I’m peeking into a cobweb infested room I haven’t opened in years. Neglecting my first love and one of my few hobbies wasn’t intentional, just a by-product of a busy life – which has just recently become exponentially busier. And yet here I sit, clacking away, happily ignoring the twenty other things I should be doing because I’ve missed this so much.

I’m a different person now. I think. Or at the very least, I have a new title: Mother. Holy hell, right? Bet you didn’t see that one coming. To be fair, neither did I. It hit my husband and I like a semi, barreling over us suddenly and ferociously while we had been hop-skipping with our heads up our own asses in a field of flowering irresponsibility and freedom. We were so instantly ripped from being mid-twenties newlyweds to soon-to-be parents that my husband didn’t speak for almost an hour after I told him the happy news. It was a surprise, to say the least.

Being pregnant was the absolute god-awful worst. The first six months I kept saying how lucky I was, how easy the pregnancy was. I never got any of the most feared side-effects. I stayed happily hemorrhoid free and, up until the end, was mostly comfortable. Don’t be fooled by your body seemingly handling things well in the beginning. The last 3 months I was retaining enough water to fill a swimming pool. Rolling over in bed was a 5 minute affair that would often end with me cursing and whimpering. Shoes became my arch-nemesis. If they weren’t slip on ballet flats they couldn’t be worn… that is if I could see them over my huge belly in the first place. Once an object was dropped on the floor it ceased to exist. If the question was placed on how important said item was, it was never important enough for me to risk lowering myself to the floor to get it, for fear I may not be able to get back up. I kept joking the baby must be huge – while batting away various objects that seemed attracted to my ever-increasing orbit.

It wasn’t until my 39 week appointment that I found out just how huge. My doctor gave me the news I had most been fearing; Baby isn’t engaged at all. No change. You’re going to be pregnant a bit longer. Just when I was resigned to going home and crying in the tub while eating ice cream she decided she’d like to see how the baby was measuring and ordered an ultrasound. I was huge and he felt big, there could be something preventing him from descending on his own. Turns out it was his line-backer shoulders and Buddha belly which were surrounded by a metric fuck-ton of amniotic fluid. He was measuring at nine and a half pounds. There was absolutely no way I was going to have the baby on my own. My cesarean was scheduled for the following Tuesday.

Baby Gordon, 9lbs 10oz, 20 inches

I was devastated I wasn’t going to have a normal delivery but I was ecstatic that the end was in sight. When the big day came all my fears were gone – I just wanted to meet my baby boy. Once in the hospital, everything was a blur until delivery. It felt like I went from changing into a hospital gown to hearing Gordon’s first fussy cry in the span of minutes, instead of hours. I was sure I wouldn’t cry, but I was wrong. I was terrified he wouldn’t be perfect. but he was. Red, huge, and supremely unhappy to be taken from his cozy home of the last 9 months, but perfect. I even saw my husbands eyes well up at the site of our creation.

How weird, to think that I made this little person. He is the product of my husband and I, and my body made him. It blows my mind. He blows my mind. I never realized I could love something this way, or that I could love my husband even more. It’s so worth it. The swelling, the aching hips, the stretch marks.

However – I do still contend that hospitals should have a nice big glass of wine awaiting you after delivery. I know, I know, you need to feed your baby too, but after 9 months without, and 3 months of absolute misery I think it would be a well-deserved treat for making a human being with my body. Right? Maybe someday.

Todd Akin.

In the beginning, God made man and woman in His image, this we know. What we didn’t know is that God also imparted Eve with a magical vagina. Did you know that 99.9% of women were unaware of the magical abilities their vagina possesses? It’s our lucky day, ladies; Todd Akin has kindly cleared things up for us. If you thought the G-spot was too amazing to fathom, just wait until you hear what he found out!

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‘Mericuhhh Credit: The Chive

As a Kansan, smack dab in the middle of this fine ol’ country, you’d probably expect me to run around shooting Gays while eating Mcdonalds  and sporting nothing but an American Flag as a dress. While I’m sure that would be a dream come true for some redneck assholes, I tend to sway a little more to the left. That’s not really what this post is about though, so let’s backtrack a bit.

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Becoming A.D.D. Positive


Aside from the obvious, which is to be generally awesome , there are many things that the commercials don’t tell you about living with Attention Deficit Disorder. Although I do believe it is extremely over-diagnosed, there are people like me who become almost non-functioning without their meds. I hope to enlighten people of what it’s really like; the things I struggle with, the perks of medication, and the pitfalls of being constantly medicated.

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I am Unworthy

Dearest WordPress Community,

Oh. My. God. I thought I had a general idea of what being freshly-pressed would mean. I had daydreamed of watching my stats steadily rise while listening to Queens “We are the Champions”. In my wildest dreams I couldn’t have anticipated what you all have given me. I am utterly flabbergasted.

I have only just recently really decided to give my life-long dream of being a writer a go. Honestly, up until a week ago, no one in my family even knew that I blogged. This week has been an amazing and encouraging journey that I have each and every single one of you to thank for.

Seriously, from the bottom of my jaded, ranty, snarky little heart. I love you all.

– Lex

To the Twitter Machine

I don’t have a twitter account.

There, I said it. It makes me feel like an out-of-touch old timer to say this but I just don’t understand the appeal. Why would I ever want to use a service that allows me to tell the entire world the first thing that pops into my head and any given moment? It’s 2am, I’ve been drinking, and suddenly I want the entire world to know of my secret long-standing love affair with Sailor Moon because that sounds like a fantastic idea. No thank you, Twitter Machine, we both know how that would end.

While I may not understand the appeal of having one myself, a very large portion of the general populace does. So What happens when you give millions of individuals a platform for their thoughts? A whole lot of WTF. 

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