Fun Times With The Beckers

All the fun, even if it's not always blogged…

Jon Minus 9 — June 23, 2009

Jon Minus 9

well, i guess i must blog about it- since i have already stated my love for the Gosselin 10.

i am sad for them. but its not like we couldn’t see this coming. if its the best thing for them, for their relationship and for their children, then i think this is the first adult thing they have publicly shown in awhile.

i don’t think that five years ago, when they started all of this filming business, they ever imagined the cost. hopefully they can take some time, off camera, to figure things out.

in the meantime, maybe the public should just leave them alone… (though it will remain my #1 show on my DVR!)

sixteen things — January 7, 2009

sixteen things

my cousin (2nd? 3rd? removed? not so sure, but cousin), Cynthia, did this on her blog (in which you all should bookmark and read often. she has a great grasp for the english language, while she is also trying to live and learn in spain! yea girl!)… so, here is my attempt:

16 random things about KTB:

1: i always have a song in my head. always. my friend, Brooke, calls it my “soundtrack”… it may be weird, but it’s all i know.

2: i was a thumb sucker – for many years (not double-digits, but many) – so i have a personal vendetta against mothers that are constantly pulling their toddler’s thumb out of their mouth and scolding them for it. i feel that’s like rubbing a puppy’s nose in its poop… you’re not fixing the problem, you’re only making it worse. thumb sucking, as with many other kid “quirks” is a coping mechanism, kids will deal with it and grow out of it as they need, and when they are ready.

3: i do NOT agree with extended breast feeding though- which was further proven to me after watching 20/20 recently (only watch this video at your own risk… i warned you)… i’m sorry, but when a kid can ask for it- the health benefits are sorely out weighed by the psychological ramifications you are now providing your young (or adolescent, in some cases, apparently) child.

4: i wish i was friends with the Gosselin family… last night i had a dream that Kate and I were running errands in their big van with the sextuplets.

5: i know i am odd. i have never claimed that to be untrue.

6: i have the same middle name (Jane) as my mom, my granny and granny’s mom. Jane was the first name of Great-Grandma Mary Jane’s mother.

7: i was devastated when i learned that Great-Great Grandma Namesake chose to go by the nickname “Jenny”

8: i hope that one day i will have a daughter that will carry on the family (middle) name.

9: i met my husband in a bar (yes ladies, it can happen!)

10: the night i met him, was the only time in my life where i seriously and honestly said, “i don’t want to meet anyone, i am not even going to make an effort to meet someone” (because i used to say it, and secretly hoped that Prince Charming would be waiting…) and then there he was.

11: I knew AJ was the one for me when he said that he hated mushrooms, scary movies and skiing.

12: i taught myself to knit in the summer of 2002, using one set of size 7 needles, red-white-and-blue variegated yarn and a four-step how-to page torn out of a Better Homes & Gardens from the 1960s.

13: in the winter of 2008, i walked into my first official yarn shop and asked the woman why my YO’s weren’t working. In showing her what i was doing wrong, she told me i was knitting the wrong way.

14: i am so stubborn that i walked out of there and sulked for two weeks. then i seriously tried to fix it, and realized that the right way is much easier!

15: i am so stubborn that it took me three months to learn how to drive a manual transmission

16: i rarely use proper capitalization and overuse exclamation points. two style errors that are frowned upon by my former Journalism professors.

(when i got to #8, i thought it was going to be tough to come up with a whole 16… but now that i am done, i could keep going… but i probably shouldn’t….. so… if i had any readers other than Cynthia, i would ask them to take on the task and do their own 16 things…)

Wedding Plans — November 17, 2008