When I was in eighth grade, I took Algebra II. And I sat next to this guy who, during tests, would very often say to himself (very outloud) “Suh..weet!!!” In the middle of the test. You see, he was celebrating his Algebraic genius, as I squirmed in the next desk, mathematically challenged and completely confused. It was very annoying. However. Just as we take on the annoying tendencies of our parents, I have found myself taking on the high-fiving-himself cheer of 13-year-old Corey Vaughn. When I see something I likey, I sometimes say, “Suh. Weet.” It’s annoying. But fun. Try it.
This weekend, I found myself saying it often, as I read the entire Internet. Here’s my list of SuhWeet things going on around here. (I’ll go ahead and write them in a list. Because it’s the holiday season, and I’m almost exclusively communicating in lists. Because apparently I have turned into my mother.)
A. Liz at Mom 101 wrote a great post about what I was going to write about, so I’m just going to link to hers. She covers all the do gooding goings on quite well. I especially want to point out the part she wrote about a great auction/raffle thing going on right now. It’s for a little boy named Tanner, who I haven’t been able to stop thinking about for months. He’s an amazing little person, and I think about him and his family almost every day. Here’s what Liz says…
Kristen of Motherhood Uncensored and Julie of Mothergoosemouse have created “Her Bad Auction,” a series of raffles to raise money for muscular distrophy research. The name of the event refers to awesome Canuck blogmistress and one of my favorite human beings on this planet, Catherine of Her Bad Mother, whose nephew Tanner, is living with the disease. And while I haven’t met him yet, from what I know about him, I think he’d be one of my favorite human beings on this planet too. For tickets as little as $1 or $5 you can enter to win truly wonderful items– high-end diaper bags, a custom Christmas stocking, handmade kids tees, books and cds, a full blog makeover, and hello…an ipod shuffle. All just in time to make someone’s Christmas.
Most of all, Tanner’s.
B. Jenny wrote about The Hunger Site and is promising bridesmaid dress photos for comments and clicks for food. She says..
Every click at The Hunger Site generates funding that supports the vital work of Mercy Corps and America’s Second Harvest. Currently, with a simple click of the mouse, you’ll give over one cup of staple food to someone in need. This action costs you nothing; sponsors pay for the value of your click.
C. The Merkin had dinner with us last week. And it was suhweet. I could write a whole post about it. But instead, I’ll just warn you. If you don’t know what the word merkin means. Don’t look it up. Trust me on this one. Ignorence is bliss. Really.
D. I promised I’d tell the Matt Damon story, so here it is. And it’s Suh. Weet. A few years ago (pre-Luciana, Eric), the BcQ who is now the HcQ and I were staying here for a week or so before Christmas. We were waiting in the lobby for Janey to meet us to go here and here and here and here and other places.
So as we were waiting, I was standing at the bottom of a staircase watching these three people come down the stairs. The group of three consisted of these two very loud girls with Boston accents arguing about something that I couldn’t figure out. There was a guy in between them, normal looking guy, guy from whom you would have borrowed your Algebra II notes back in the day. I didn’t really look at him because I was distracted by these girls squawking at each other. He seemed determined to pacify them and move on. They seemed determined to go to the empty concierge stand and make a lot of phone calls. I was looking for Janey. He was looking at me. The great BcQ was watching all this and laughing from the other side of the room. He walked over to me and said, “Hey, notice anything?” I told him I of course noticed the loud girls. He pointed out the loud girls’ friend. I gasped. They left. Janey walked in seconds after they walked out. She was really annoyed she missed the scene.
Also, I should point out that the HcQ is like a freaking celebrity magnet. Everytime I’m with him anywhere other than our house, he sees famous people. It’s kind of weird. Also, KCG has this point system thing where you get so many points for seeing different types of celebs on the street. (I don’t remember the system, but I know it’s 5,000 points for SJP.) And let’s just say I have like 758,000 points. Mostly because of the HcQ.
E. On another very suhweet note, it’s cookie month at the Queso. So on Friday, we’re having a cookie exchange. Well, a cookie recipe exchange. I’ll be posting thousands of my favorites. So come back Friday or next weekend, and post yours here or at your place and then link us in. It will be a party. And not just a party of girls, KCG. Boys cook cookies too. Duh. And Merkin, I know you’re a great cook. So please give us your fave Holiday cookie recipes that don’t involve Cyanide. Thanks.
Have a SuhWeet! Monday.
And remember to visit Design Mom this week. It’s her last week of everyday suhweet giveaways.