Thursday, January 8, 2009

life, love, and bubble gum toothpaste

i've been trying to hold off posting for awhile so as to allow you all adequate time to weigh in my newest dillema. i do appreciate those of you that did put in your 2, or in some cases, 50 cents, but i'm left a little confused. the majority of comments that came in seemed to favor the name lola, while the poll has had nora in the lead since the beginning. i'm not sure what to make of that, unless you are all deliberately messing with my already befuddled pregnancy brain. if that's the case...sheesh, how rude. if not, its okay. i know you all have your own life changing decisions to be concerned with. i'll figure it out one of these days i suppose. i do like the name stella...
moving on to the task at hand--bubble gum toothpaste. so, andy left town and apparently took the last tube of "grown-up" toothpaste with him. since every news program on the television has posted yet another storm warning, i didn't leave the house yesterday, thus giving me no option but to use the thomas the train bubble gum flavored toothpaste. i remember it being fun when i was a kid. we felt like we were slipping a fast one past the parentals by doing the mandatory act of tooth brushing with something that tasted like candy. nowadays, however, i must admit that it kind of gives me the creeps. mostly because when i'm done brushing, i don't so much feel that clean, just left the dentist's office with the knowledge that my teeth and breath are the freshest they've been in 6 months, feeling. instead, i'm left with this kind of ew, i just chewed on some really stale bazooka before turning in for the night. its a mind trick. the stuff leaves you with the question of did i just brush my teeth or are they going to rot during the night because my mouth tastes like something resembling strawberries? needless to say, i'm heading out after naptime (yes luke's and mine) to commandeer some plaque fighting, minty fresh toothpaste. disaster averted yet again. wow, this stay at home mom stuff can be pretty intense. i'd better go start on that nap.

6 comments:

adam said...

That was a funny post, really brings out your personality. I was going to say it really brings out your eyes, but that wouldn't make sense, and might be weird.

I kind of like "she-baby" Sutton for the name. Sounds like a good name, kind of like SheDaisy, but not.

As for your dilemma, here's my theory:
Those who are in favor of "Norah" are perhaps quieter in nature, more reserved, and less likely to speak out, while those who like "Lola" are a little more passionate, and more likely to speak up in something beyond a poll. So, to me it seems that voting for Norah or Lola says more about the voter than the name. Wow Tara, I should write my dissertation on this...

natalie said...

Why am I not surprised that my husband is first in the commenting line? Ha! Anyway, the toothpaste experience was written so well I could almost taste "thomas the train" myself. Yuck. Good luck finding the good stuff.

We are the Zitzmans said...

You my friend are hilarious. Sorry the name dilemma is still a dilemma! Guess what, pick what ya want, and tell everyone else to go give themselves a wedgie (sp I know is wrong!).

As for the toothpaste...it is amazing how we grow out of thinking that tastes good...along with dimetap (sp) and secrets. Ah the delusions of childhood.

Jonah, Dave and Heidi said...

I noticed the difference in comments made and votes counted and wondered the same thing... I figured you had lots of secret blog readers out there you didn't even know about who happened to all like the name Nora. I'll have you know i voted for Lola, just like i said I would. ;)
BTW, i like Stella too and still like Fiona as well.

TPlayer said...

The name Stella reminds me of "A streetcar named Desire"...Marlon Brando Screaming "STELLA" angrily and desperately from the street.

I like Nora (Pete's Dragon was a great movie)

Me plus 3 Hecks said...

Bubble gum toothpaste makes me want to BARF. When I'm NOT pregnant. So kudos to you for using it. I would have had fuzzy teeth for days.