Friday, January 29, 2010

Beasts Babies Oh My!

Why is it that every time a new baby is born I want another. Well, I am an Auntie again for the second time...YAY! It is very exciting but at the same time I am having baby pangs. My uterus is saying over and over again FEED ME FEED ME FEED ME. I keep telling it soon NO WAY or later NEVER AGAIN.

You see my uterus seems to completely forget about the gigantic beast that will overtake my entire body. From the insatiable appetite to the swollen feet to eventually your stomach becomes a sort of resting table for your boobs. Hair starts spurting from places that you didn't even think hair could grow and your boobs start leaking strange fluids that you thought would only happen after birth. No not very pretty.

Pregnancy does have its benefits though and by that I mean the food. I ate everything and anything I could get my grubby paws on. Wasn't all just just ice cream and ribs though. I also couldn't get enough fresh fruit and lemonade.

The Beast

My beast gained 50 lbs and the baby weighed 9 lbs. I have no clue were the other 41 lbs went too. I thought for sure I was going to have a world record for the largest baby born in the world. But alas that wasn't the case. I single double handedly ate, drank, inhaled scarfed down every single pound gained.

So when my baby pangs start tonight after meeting my nephew, I will remember all the bad things about being pregnant and hopefully my brain will overpower my uterus....maybe, hopefully, with any luck....oww the pangs they hurt!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rocket Queen

Me circa 1993ish

There has been a lot of Guns N Roses talk with the concert at the John Labatt Centre this week. So the nostalgia has set in. GnR was one of my favorite bands growing up. Appetite for Destruction was one of the first cassette tapes (yes cassettes used to be all the rage) I ever purchased. I can't believe my mother even let me purchase it but I don't think they had those parental advisory stickers on albums back then.

I was so obsessed with the band I skipped school one day just to go to HMV and buy the Use Your Illusion's I & II. Just picture a bunch of very young high school kids, sitting on the tiled floor in our kilts and blazers (yah I went to catholic school) outside of HMV. All singing GnR patiently waiting to get our nicotine stained and skull ringed fingers on the first copies (btw I haven't smoked in years and think it is absolutely vile...BLAH!). Then we saw the store clerk with a key. Everyone makes a mad rush and starts jockeying for position. The clerk finally slides the key in the lock "click" and he starts to open the sliding doors. GnR's new album is blasting on the speakers in the background and the dash is being made to the display.

With my heart palpating I get both my copies and proceed to the checkout realizing that I have no way to listen to Axl's sweet voice or Slash's amazing guitar solos or even Duff's deep melodic riffs on the bass. So, there is no other choice. We park ourselves outside of HMV listening and savoring the music until security kicks us out and sends us back to school.

Here is Axl singing one of my all time fav's , looking glorious in his white spandex shorts and NO ladies and gents there is no sock in there! But that is a whole other story...