Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


3 is a magic number

Three is a Magic Number is one of my favorite songs.

What made me think about that is that the 8 on my favorite cordless phone doesn't work any more. Ok, it does work, but I have to use my fingernail and press really, really hard. It gives me carpal tunnel on those days when I'm calling a story source that has about four 8s in the phone number. Argh.

Is smooshed a real word or is it a Minnesotan thing? I picked it up from Army of Dad and caught myself saying it to the source with four 8s in the phone number.

Sometimes people are really funny. I got off the phone with a big land-man and he referred me to his assistant to call for the art. So, I called her and told her that El Grande Queso gave me her number and before I could finish, she said: Well, that's good. He usually just writes it on the bathroom wall at the bus station. I laughed so hard, I was crying. Then, she says: I would hate for him to hit three buttons and forward that email to you with the artist's renderings. Again, I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying. See, I don't always hate people. Just sometimes.

God is getting me back for my wicked ways. I'm going to coach a co-ed soccer team of 4- 5- and 6-year-olds in a Baptist church league. We have to do a devotional at midway through practices and games. Then, I have a little boy who is legally blind on the team as well as a little boy who has some physical issues. Good thing I'm doing the coaching and not Army of Dad. The league also told me I can't yell - at all. *taking deep breaths* This should be funny, to say the least. I guess I shouldn't wear my "Pure Evil" shirt or my "I club Hippies" shirt or even the "Blondes: the other white meat" shirt, huh? For some reason, I sense some really good blog-fodder coming up.


  • At 2:25 PM, April 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well of course smooshed is a real word! Just ask any native Minnesotan? :O)

    Does Jesse also say the word "ishy?" My neighbor laughs at me everytime I use that word (as in: I can't use this bathroom, it's ishy).

  • At 8:09 PM, April 23, 2007, Blogger Mo K said…

    If that "Blonde" T-shirt means what I think it does, Mr. Mo agrees.

  • At 9:50 PM, April 23, 2007, Blogger Jenny said…

    LOL about the bathroom wall. Good luck with coaching...I don't envy you.

  • At 12:03 AM, April 24, 2007, Blogger cashin said…

    Born and raised North Dakotan, Smooshed is in fact a very real word.

  • At 8:01 AM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I believe the root word is mush, which in Minnesota may be pronounced "moosh". So, it seems if someone said its mooshed, it may have evolved into smushed, ergo smooshed in Minnesota. The s from it"S" and mushed said together. Like we Texans would say 'you all', obviously turned into ya'll.(which still bugs me that word is not on pogo's Word Whomp game. Dion.

  • At 8:05 AM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh yeah, the bathroom wall story was hilarious. It had me laughing too! Hey look at me. I finally figured out a way to comment on your blogs! I just have to say I'm anonymous and put my name in the message...yeah!


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