Me: I don’t understand why you NEVER WIPE DOWN THE SINK in the bathroom after you use it.
Him: Okay, well I don’t understand why there are always DROPS OF WATER ON THE TOILET after you use it.
Me: We’re talking about you right now.
Him: Okay, I’ll wipe down the sink. What are you going to do about the toilet?
Me: Nothing, it’s not like it’s pee, it’s just water from the lota.
Him: But it’s gross. I go to use the bathroom and there are DROPS OF WATER ALL OVER THE TOILET!
Me: Okay, first, it’s not ALL OVER the toilet, it’s like two drops. It’s not even a big deal.
Him: So…I’m going to wipe down the sink and you’re NOT going to wipe THE WATER OFF THE TOILET AFTER YOU USE IT?
Me: I DO wipe it down. Maybe I just missed a drop.
Him: Okay, let’s go look at the toilet right now.
Me: No! No! I gotta close the door real fast…be right back!
The next day, on the phone with Little BFF’s mom:
Me: So [The Boss's] counter-argument in a conversation about bathroom cleanliness yesterday was that I always leave little drops of water on the toilet after I use the bathroom.
Cousin (in a British accent): That is so annoying! [Little BFF] used to do that all the time!
Me: Hahahaha! That’s awesome!
Cousin (in a British accent): No, it’s gross and I used to always have to remind her to wipe the toilet.
Me: It’s really NOT gross. It’s like, who cares? IT’S CLEAN WATER FROM THE LOTA! Just sit on it and your thigh will absorb it.
Cousin (in a British accent): That’s exactly what [Little BFF] used to say!
Me: Hahahaha! I love that kid, we think the same!
Cousin (in a British accent): Sabrina, that was when she was 10!!!
My business card holder broke a few months ago — I’m pretty sure it fell out of my hand and then I stepped on it and that’s how it cracked — so I’d been looking for a new and nifty place to keep my cards. That’s when I found the BrooklynLove Designs shop on Etsy. All of Megan’s products are adorable and handmade in Alaska.
I love getting mail!
Fox applique business card holder/wallet — GAH! SO CUTE!
I love stuff that’s constructed well with attention to detail.
Pockets on both sides. Good thinking!
This item is listed online as a business card holder and wallet. I’m using it for my cards right now, but plan on using it as a wallet when I don’t feel like carrying a purse. It’ll easily fit a credit/debit card, some cash, my business cards and a driver’s license at which time The Boss’s pockets will come in handy for my lip balm and cell phone.
I’ve been on Minted for so long I’m not sure when the last time I blinked was. I’m probably beating you in a staring contest right now unless I’m actually in a blinking contest and I’m losing, said Patrick from “Sponge Bob,” and then The Boss and I cracked up!
Minted is a Web site that features and sells the creatively illustrated paper goods of independent graphic designers. In most cases the styles are also customizable and my favorite thing about the site is that it features artists that might not otherwise have an avenue to market their designs on a larger scale. I love it when the talented little guy (or gal!) gets a chance to shine!
There are literally hundreds of designs for different occasions on the site, but I chose a few of my favorites to highlight below. Enjoy!
Psst…if you’re a designer/illustrator, you might want to check out the monthly contests Minted holds for a chance to have your designs sold on their site and maybe even win a cash prize!
The Boss found a halal Italian restaurant one county over from us on his Zabihah.com app. so we decided to give it a whirl.
Because you know, halal Italian food in New York. NOT going would have been criminal.
The food was legitimately authentic not like, three offerings of pizza, a baked pasta dish and baklava. We liked the place so much that we’ve already taken my dad there and The Boss’s sister, her husband and their Little Lamb! Everyone raved about the food except Little Lamb who was more interested in the mirrors on the ceiling.
Everything on the menu is halal except the veal and the restaurant does not serve alcohol.
Casa del Mare
536 North Highland Ave. (Rt. 9W)
Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Salad of the day: Organic greens, sun-dried tomatoes, Gouda cheese and a vinaigrette
Appetizer: Fried shrimp, zucchini, mozzarella sticks and muscles with Marinara sauce
Baked lasagna with meat sauce
Cheese pizza with red sauce and Italian sausage
Uzma sends a video of 5-month old Tater rolling over and my heart melts into a million little heart-shaped droplets.
Mom: A milestone! She’s ahead of the game!
Me: Aww! She rolled! I want to eat her up! I didn’t roll over until I was like, 9 months. Right, Mom?
Mom: More like 10 months! Dr. T and Dr. L would always give you an ‘F’ on all your milestones.
Uzma: HAHAHAH. Poor Sabrina. Maybe she thought milestones were overrated and so did what she wanted when she wanted.
Me: Yeah, I might have gotten an ‘F’ for milestones, but I definitely got an ‘A’ for LACK OF EFFORT!
Moral of the story: if your child isn’t rolling over yet and they should be (or rather “should be”) just know this: I didn’t roll over until I was almost a year old and today I’m an unemployed writer living in New York! THERE’S HOPE FOR YOUR CHILD TOO!