Thursday, September 1, 2011

I just wanted to get a look at that cute little outfit you have on

Emmett's soccer coach has scheduled hour-long practices on Tuesdays and Fridays. This is in addition to the Thursday and Saturday games. If I may be frank, that is abusive of both his players and their families. This is a rec league. Let's not pretend that these kids are hotshots whose parents are seeking validation. Four hours a week playing soccer, not to mention the driving? Plus I've got another kid in the league whom I'll have to schlep around? Pass. We'll go to one practice a week and he'll like it.

Yesterday I got my hair cut (Grant and Emmett agree that they liked my long hair better), and as soon as I walked in my hair lady said, "Layne! Don't buy Justin boots! You should have stuck with the Ariats!" See. She knows. But since I tweeted them my disgruntlement, Justin Boots is now following me on Twitter and has requested that I follow them so they can send me a direct message and see how they can help. Word of advice: if you've tried the normal lines of communication and are still being treated poorly, tweet about it. Many companies have employees specifically hired to watch out for them online, and you'll get results way faster, because Twitter is so public and can reach so many more people. They know that their reputation can get bombed almost instantly.

There is a new Latino market in Brigham that will soon be getting real, true chicharrones, which prompts the question: Is there anything more delicious than crispy fat? I submit to you that there is not.

That Dinosaur Train show is so dumb. I hate it. That T-Rex is going to eat his adoptive parents as soon as he gets big enough, and he should.

I had to go to a PTA meeting today, and let me tell you, PTA is a trip. The more I learn about it the more I regret having anything to do with it at all. But schools run better when the parents are involved, and I guess we all have to do our time in the mines. So I'll do it, but I won't enjoy it. Kelly, if you're reading this, I want you to ignore what I said. PTA is great, and by the way, do you want to help with Red Ribbon Week?


highdeekay said...

Oh don't tell E that Dinosaur Train is dumb. She loves it and is excited to meet Dr. Scott when he returns to his post at the U. But then again, since we ditched TV (again) she has seen it once and hasn't complained so maybe I was addicted to the quiet moments it brought ME more than she was addicted to watching it. sigh.

Melissa Cunningham said...

You think the soccer is bad? Wait til he starts lacrosse! LOL I plan on doing carpool with you, so get ready.

Unknown said...

I'm sort of a silent reader (hence this being my first comment) but since I got a shout out I felt obligated to make my voice heard. Anyway, I currently don't do anything PTA Layne because it's just too much. If you'll take a look at my school involvement record you will see that I sign up for nothing (not even room mom anymore) but instead volunteer to cover all parties. Because that is what I enjoy...partying. And school parties are a blast and all the kids in the class think you're super fun and cool. And since you already cornered me at church, yes, I suppose I will rock the red ribbon week at Century this year. And I guess Cade isn't on Ike's team because his coach said "if you have something else to do during practice then don't worry about it".