Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bea Arthur and Wontons

That's what Bea said.


randomtuesday

Where do I go from Bea, right? Hmm... wontons?


I was at my MIL's yesterday and she sent me home with fresh wontons. Mmmm, fresh wontons... Why was I at my MIL's? Because I was dealing with car problems.
Car guy: Hi, Mr. Dumbass? Ya, our technician looked at the car and says your brake (insert car jargon that I don't understand) needs to be ground down. It's causing the vibrations you've been experiencing.
Me: But it happens when the car is in neutral.
Car guy: Um ...let me call you back.

Speaking of wontons, while researching for a recent job interview I discovered that visible minorities make up 65.1% of my city. Huh? Doesn't that make me the visible minority? Meh, with an Asian wife and half-Asian kids, I'm already the visible minority in my own home.

Speaking of family, does anyone else have a kid that needs to get completely undressed to do their business on the toilet? Liam will not start until he's buck naked. Freak.

Speaking of freaks, here's a comment from my dear sister on my last post:
OMG shut your whining, I have already had 5 knee surgeries, I currently have a fractured elbow and I am NOWHERE near your age...you whining bitch, I should come over there and slap you around a bit. Wow my anger management is really paying off. Love you!

Finally, new from Restoration Hardware, an antique steamer trunk.


Or is it?


I so love this. If it wouldn't look totally out of place in my house and didn't cost $3000 I'd buy one. But it would and it does so I guess I'm stuck with my plain white Ikea table.

Ok, off to the Un Mom's for more Random Tuesday fun.


*Steamer trunk via BB Blog.

67 comments:

  1. I'm with your sister, as reflected in my own comment on that post. But I give her extra points for "whining bitch." I considered writing that, but in the end I thought you were too much of a pussy to hear it...

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  2. omg yes my 2 and a half year old has to be totally naked to sit on the potty, I just recently potty trained him and I cant get him to go with clothing on, even when we are out of the house. If you ever figure out a solution please share! :D

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  3. I like your sister....

    I have only heard the naked thing with boys, I had girls. Ladies they are... lol.

    but yeah I have heard of the strip tease potty thing before, so your kid isn't as much a freak as you think.

    so what is a visible minority as opposed to an invisible one?

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  4. Hahaha Your sister rocks! And so does that steamer trunk.

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  5. HOLY CRAP!

    I thought Punkone was the only freak like that.

    Well, I feel better now. How about you?

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  6. I love the steamer trunk and the office unit...damn the world for not dropping $$$ out of the sky for you.

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  7. Wow, your sister and I should get a drink together sometime.

    "That's what Bea said." is bloody lovely.

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  8. Obviously Liam needs to feel free and unencumbered when doing his business. I would only worry if he flushes then runs from the room screaming "It's gonna blow". Or was that only I freak boy?

    I like your sister.

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  9. Captain Dumbass

    I loved your Home of the skunk monkeys.

    And I loved that´s what Bea said.

    Don´t forgett, I am Portuguese, I write poems,
    and excuse my poor english.

    With love,

    Maria luísa Adães

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  10. So Liam is channeling George Costanza????

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  11. It's only weird if you have to get naked in public restrooms. Boy, you do that once, and do people freak out!

    ...or so I've heard...

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  12. Your sister had 5 knee replacements??? What's she? An arachnid?

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  13. If that had been a real trunk you could have locked your sister in there. So far Chick hasn't stripped down but she does watch herself while going to the bathroom. Seriously. I don't know if that's just a kid thing or just her.

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  14. nice...love that steamer trunk/bat cave....so did she slap you around, lol...wontons are amazing, mmm....

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  15. I had a comment, but Dental Maven knocked it right out of my head.

    We are leaving for Dayton, OH this morning, and my basement drain is oozing.

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  16. The Steamer Trunk desk is awesome. Your sister is fabulous. And Liam still has a piece of my heart, even if he needs to be buck naked to potty.
    Oh, and I returned from the abyss that was my daily life... :)

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  17. I instantly fell in love with your sister!

    Dental Maven: LOL!!

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  18. Hahaha! Laughed so hard at the minority part!

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  19. Now I have the giggles. You really have a knack for doing that by the way. Thanks!

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  20. That steamer truck is awesome! Not as cool as the bike but still pretty cool. Would've been the bomb in my old loft. [sigh] My old loft.

    Isn't it great to have your family read your blog? My mother waits until just the perfect moment to leave the most embarrassing comments, like "did you have on clean underwear when you wrote this post."

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  21. Nice and random. Made my morning.

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  22. $3000? Did I read that right?

    That would take a lot of pimpin

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  23. I swear to God all cars can run on their own forever. Mechanics just don't want us to know.

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  24. THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND...TRAVEL DOWN THE ROAD AND BACK AGAIN.......

    Oh! Wontons! I love them!

    That trunk/office is the shizzy...but not $3,000 worth of shizzy.

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  25. Loved your segues into the next bit of randomness. And, of course, love the Bea Arthur site.

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  26. Yeah - we have the same potty nakedness thing going on here. Oliver will be five in a couple of weeks and he STILL has to be nude when he sits on the toilet at home (not at school though thank god!). And since my kids think our house is clothing optional, I have to chase him around to make him get dressed again.

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  27. That is sweet! I want one of those!

    my son gets completely naked to go to the bathroom as well. it drives me crazy!

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  28. What no link????? tee hee just kidding. love you!

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  29. I love that the car guy goes all formal and calls you MISTER Dumbass.

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  30. IDK why, but I was just SURE that based on the title of this post, there was going to be a picture of Bea naked. I am both relieved and disappointed.

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  31. I love Bea Arthur an almost unnatural amount. Which is creepy. But I have also always had a fear of becoming her as I get older. I am already tall, deep-voiced and love me some long scarves. Now, all I need is about 20 more years of heavy bourbon drinking...

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  32. Love the sister comment! Happy RTT!

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  33. I want that trunk and I want it now!

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  34. I want that trunk and I want it now!

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  35. Can I sic your sister on my brother??? Let me know if she rents out by the hour.

    If your MIL wants to share those wontons with a poor BCIT employee let me know.

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  36. I was watching Food Inc with my students and there was a text embedded that 1-2 minority children born after 2000 will have early onset diabetes. Most of the kids did not know what a minority was, because, over here, the white woman standing in front of them was it.

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  37. Damn, BC is keeping the white man down.

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  38. I would buy that steamer trunk if only to confuse the hell out of John. Geeks don't know crap about luggage. :-)

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  39. You sure your sister and mine aren't related?! She sure doesn't beat around the bush does she. I'm glad my husband is an auto technician. He diagnoses and fixes our vehicles for free. And if he gets it wrong, I can yell at him and still not be out of pocket. Happy RTT.

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  40. Why yes my boys all started out with the having to be naked when doing the business. it's so their pants don't get in the way of their legs when sitting,

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  41. I love the way you string the randomness together.

    Don't get me started with how the mechanics can try and pull a fast one on you (I swear I must have bought a new car's worth of repairs last year alone).

    Happy RTT!

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  42. George Costanza took off his shirt before he went. And he's cool.

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  43. The last person stole my comment about Costanza and since I have no material that is uniquely my own I have nothing. I will say that I always like your randomness. It is the true definition of random.

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  44. Does the getting naked to use the toilet thing happen in public?

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  45. That steamer trunk is way cool. Oh and I want so of those fresh wontons. I have a 1/2 asian, 1/2 black child. He looks Caucasian but he thinks he's 1/2 Black and 1/2 Asian. Does that make him an invisible minority? You can't win!

    Happy Random!

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  46. love wontons and I so want that runk. way cool

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  47. holy.

    shit.

    i'm such a blog newbie, i am just now learning about this random tuesday stuff. my crazy-ass'd fit right in.

    though i'm not so sure i could touch that effort. very, very STRONG.

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  48. Can you sister adopt me?

    And that steamer trunk? Very Lion, Witch and Wardrobe. There's a whole other world in there...

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  49. You say the kid has to get naked for the pot like not everybody does that. I'm going to have to rethink my potty habits now.

    I love that steamer trunk-come-instant office.

    Heh, did you see what I just wrote? Never mind.

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  50. 50! Hi CDA, tonite's the nite...

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  51. That steamer truck office is badass...I'd rob a bank for it...or would I???

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  52. That's too creepy. My kid does the same thing and I'm saving it for my RTT. Shoot. (The toilet thing lol)

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  53. THAT is cool. I doubt it would even fit in my house though, never mind get paid for. Sigh.

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  54. Just drape your ikea table in some pleather and you won't be able to tell the difference.

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  55. I always get naked when I go to the bathroom...amongst other things...

    Oop, I feel naked time coming on real soon...

    I think I'm a member of the invisible majority. We make up 76% of half the population.

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  56. Whatever did you do to earn the nickname "little frog"?

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  57. I think I have a girl-crush on your sister.

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  58. You've got an lol stalker, it seems.....
    George Costanza has to strip down to poop too; your boy's in good company...

    Ellie

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  59. Ha! I just said to my husband last night, "Why does he have to get naked every time he poops?"

    He did not have an answer.

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  60. Homemade wontons?! That's it. I am marrying an Asian man. Does your wife have a brother, uncle, or single grandfather who is searching for an jaded Ice Queen who makes a harpy look freakin' happy and high on life? If so, call me. ;-)

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  61. OK, steamer trunk, LOVE it. But I am also lacking in funds.

    Nakedness to do one's buisness... No worries, it's a phase. Both my boys went through it around age three. It gets cold here in the winter, I cut the heat to the bathroom and suddenly only necessary clothes came off, problem solved. Good Luck!

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  62. Your sister is inpsiring. I'm not sure about bea arthur though...

    That trunk thing is cool. I totally want one too.

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  63. *screech* You liar! It says 2995$ on their page! ;)
    But I think, they take almost a dollar for every of those Accented with over 3,000 hand-hammered brass nailheads

    Hmm... he has to be naked for that? -I guess you raised a Nudist by accident!
    Look for more signs in the future...

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  64. Auri's kids have to get naked to do their business. It cracks me up. Especially if we're out somewhere and they have to go.

    Love the comment from your sis... that's love, man. I also want that trunk. Maybe you can buy one get one free and send it to me?

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  65. ::gasp:: about the trunk. that shit is like magic, and i'm willing to do things that shouldnt be discussed to get one.

    i heart bea as well.

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  66. From what I understand, buck nekkie potty time is not uncommon. Freaky yes, uncommon ... NOT so much!

    Is there an invisible minority? Do they wear special cloaks or something?

    Bea Arthur rocks and could probably figure out what's wrong with your car faster than your mechanics can. Which is sad for two reasons, one: Bea is dead so no hope in a diagnosis there and two: Bea is dead so you're going to get a craptastic diagnosis!

    Have a happy day! Namaste!

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  67. That trunk would be perfect for storing bodies, hell with the office.

    Funny that, your post is about won tons and I just ordered a salad HOLD the won tons. Not by choice, I'm on day 4 of being gluten free and I hate it. Stupid gluten, why do you hold my heart?

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.