Friday, January 28, 2011

Living in the Future

Last week, when we were chatting via Skype with Joe's grandparents, I realized something. Joe is living in the future. Or so it seems. Everything that we imagined the future might be like for us, exists in Joe's world.

He'll never know anything but touch screens. (On a side note, he called my blackberry "broken" because he couldn't make it work by running his dirty little finger across the screen.) Being able to interact with people that are thousands of miles away with the click of a button, will be no problem. He can watch whatever cartoon he wants, when he wants, and fast-forward through the annoying commercials. He'll probably ride a hoverboard in highschool. I know they already have shoes that lace themselves. Seriously. This is getting out of hand.

But what about the things he'll never know about? Here's a list, that makes me feel old just writing it:

  • Micro-fiche: Do they even still use these in libraries? 
  • Dewey Decimal System: See above.
  • Floppy Disks: You know, the big ones that actually flop when you shake them. They are HUGE. Try fitting that into your MAC.
  • Rotary Phones: I'd like to see a junior high student try to dial home with this bad boy. 
  • Laser Disk Players: Remember? The precursor to DVD players. Don't even get me started on VHS.
  • Tape Cassettes: No more mixed tapes for girlfriends. Just ipod mixes. In that regard, no more boomboxes either. Sorry Lloyd Dobler. 
  •  Answering Machines: All we have in voicemail now. Dial in. Get your message. I still have family members (who shall not be named) who talk to my voicemail like it's an answering machine, thinking I can hear them and will run to the phone and pick it up. I save these messages and listen to them over and over. 
What else will out kids never know? Help me out here! I know there's more! 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Welcome to Mama to the Rescue

If you're taking the time to read this blog - thank you. Much appreciated, and welcome! I decided to join the masses and given in. This is my blog - Mama to the Rescue. I think it aptly describes my current life as a multifaceted multi-tasking mama.  Here's what I've got goin' on:

Freelancing is my current gig. I received my degree in journalism from Chapman University and I'm just barely (nine years later) getting into it again. After college I went straight into public relations - the antithesis of being a journalist - the dark side. But, I've seen the light again. And the best part? I can do it from home. That way, I get to spend time and be the sole caregiver to my two year old son Joe. Awesome. Build a fort. Write a few paragraphs. Eat lunch outside. Write a few more paragraphs. Shadow puppets. Take a call from my editor - in my pajamas.

Check out my writing here: 

Most of my time is devoted to being a mom to my toddler son. He's the love of my life - second of course to my handsome husband (h.h) Andy (who by the way has an awesome job as a animation producer over at Six Point Harness, but that's a blog for another day). My son consistantly makes me laugh and I wonder where he got his crazy sense of humor and his mischeivious smile. Then I am reminded that he is half me, half his dad, and it all makes sense. He's also a little too smart for his own good and surprises me everyday with what comes out of his mouth and how he interacts with kids his own age and adults. Amazing. We're raising a little person. And sometimes, that's scary.

Big time into pastels and paint right now. I'm trying to teach myself a few skills but I will most likely be taking a class soon - or at least that's the goal. I have a whole drawer full of the best crafting materials and Joe and I dig into it everyday to get things festive for upcoming holidays, or just make things interesting. Hey, a little glitter glue and googly eyes never hurt anything - only made it better. Am I right?

I like comparing people to animals
Dogs with wigs are funny
Coffee should be dripped intravenously interchangeable with Diet Coke
I've seen the movie Splice twice and it's wrecked me for good
Once got a jelly bean stuck up my nose at the age of five, trying to eat like an elephant
My two younger brothers are both bigger than me
Jackalopes are funny
I use green first when I open a new box of crayons