Here are some ways in which I am extremely uncool

Here are some ways in which I am extremely uncool:

– I really like the song “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber. I told people on Twitter I thought it was a Justin Timberlake song and most of them agreed which means I’m not crazy, just lame. Oddly, fifteen years ago I would have been EVEN MORE embarrassed to admit I liked Justin Timberlake than I am to admit I like this song now. I think I am just a lot harder to shame now that I’m a mom and have to do stuff like collect poop samples from my kid.

– I’ve been collecting poop samples from my kid. I have no idea where I should keep them until I turn them in to the doctor.

– I bought the One Direction album on iTunes and listened to it yesterday at the dentist. I lied to the him when he asked what I was listening to and said “NPR”. I sing along – LOUDLY – to that “What makes you beautiful” song anytime it comes on in the car.

– I like Smash even more than I like Glee. I don’t care one tiny bit how improbable and ridiculous any of it is – although I am really, really, enjoying my friend Sara’s snarky recaps on Television Without Pity.

– I am half way through the 3rd book in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. I would NOT like to talk about them.

– I have already started planning my outfits for BlogHer in NYC in August. I will try really really hard NOT to mention anything about it again until at least July. Except that I am rooming with these swell gals and I’m super excited.

– Because I am a terrible, neglectful mother Evan hasn’t been to the dentist yet. My office doesn’t see kids until 3 so I was waiting, but they’re a “family” dentist not a pediatric dentist and I’m not sure they’re prepared for what I am sure is going to be a very very angry toddler. Our insurance switched providers on May 1st and I checked with the local pediatric office and they accept it so I scheduled back to back appointments this morning. I cried after I made them because I am SO worried about how it will go/if they have cavities. I am probably crying at the appointments right now.

– This afternoon I am getting laser hair removal. I bought my treatments with a Groupon.

Ok, your turn. I’m going to need a laugh after both kinds of appointments today.

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27 Responses to “Here are some ways in which I am extremely uncool”

  1. molly says:

    Oh my goodness, I am so uncool. Probably much more uncool than you.

    p.s. I haven’t taken Landon back to the dentist since he lost two teeth. It will be a nightmare because he is so scared of the dentist now. But I must get him back in there to have a looksee. He will be very very angry as well.

    p.p.s. I kinda sorta wish I could get back to BlogHer. Only I fear it will be a repeat of happenings from last year. Ughhhh. I wish my confidence as a blogger would come back!

    • bebehblog says:

      I think my plan for this year’s BlogHer is to not care nearly as much as I did last year. No running off to special cottage cheese sponsored suites every 5 minutes and missing out on seeing my friends. I’m going a day early but not going to the pathfinder thing so I don’t feel so stressed. You should come and enjoy NYC with me!

  2. Jeni says:

    Right there with you on the ‘I haven’t taken my almost 3 year old to the dentist’. I don’t think anyone will be prepared to handle the crazy that is my youngest and cannot imagine getting him to sit still and let someone poke around in his mouth.

    • bebehblog says:

      I am happy to report it wasn’t NEARLY as bad as I imagined. The hygienist did a wonderful job showing Evan the tools and letting him touch stuff to ease him into it. He made it to the last 5 minutes before getting antsy and trying to fight. Caroline HATED having someone poking her in the mouth but luckily both kids’ teeth are good so we don’t have to deal with it again for 6 months.

  3. Emily says:

    I have to admit I didn’t even know what One Direction was. I had to click on your link and Google them. That probably sets me several degrees un-cooler than you (meaning I have zero pop culture knowledge whatsoever since my son was born). But the song is quite catchy… Kai rocked out to it when I showed him the video. I don’t get why they’re on the beach though, when the song is all about a girl in a room, eh?

  4. Sarah says:

    I bought a dress yesterday. I’m totally bringing it to BlogHer. But that’s not the reason I bought it. Oh no, I had to go shopping in the middle of my work day because I am the most ridiculously clumsy person who ever lived. I had to attend a schwanky party after work. So of course that meant that I spilled my lunch on the front of my dress. When I tried to wash it off I got water stains/spots! Hooray! I love that game. I’ll totally spill mustard down the front of whatever I’m wearing when we’re enjoying our EPIC DAY OF EATING ALL THE THINGS in NYC. :)

    I hope all the appointments go well. Don’t stress! Kids are troopers.

  5. Meghan says:

    I’m a little ashamed of how much I like Smash. And I haven’t taken my son, 2 yrs old, to the dentist either. I just finally got him to kinda let me brush his teeth like last week (and he’s had teeth since 4 months old.)
    I’d love to list some of the many ways I’m uncool but I’m too tired from being up late washing baby bottles and packing diaper bags, to come up with any. Oh wait, that should work : )

  6. So, um … where ARE you keeping those poop samples? Because I’m actually trying to figure out how that works.

    Also, I can’t wait to hear about your laser treatments. Have you done it before? The entire thing fascinates me and sounds pretty amazing, in my opinion.

    • bebehblog says:

      Luckily, the poop samples were just tiny little smears (ew) in a little book-thing. I kept them in a plastic baggie in the bathroom and just wiped the counter down really well afterwards. I was REALLY glad to turn them in today.

      I haven’t had any laser treatments before but am EXTREMELY excited about it. I’m having my bikini line done because I am too old and too busy to deal with stupid ingrown hairs and bumps and rashes every single time I want to wear a bathing suit. My old boss’s wife had her underarms done and she said it was the best thing she had EVER done for herself. I’m sorry you lost your upper legs. Just wait until you lose your feet too.

  7. Although now I’m wondering if my fascination with hair removal is due to the fact that I realized I can no longer see most of my upper legs or bikini line anymore. That was kind of depressing, actually. I thought people just made that up.

  8. Audrey says:

    I don’t even know what One Direction is. And I’ve never actually hear a Bieber song. But I have a major Timberlake crush that 5 years ago would have made me hang myself. I think his SNL and non-music stuff makes me like his music more, because he doesn’t seem like such a Ken doll.

    • bebehblog says:

      NSYNC Justin is kind of douchey, but hot grown up Justin is super awesome. Although douchey or not I still own at least 2 NSYNC cds.

      Also, after typing out NSYNC twice (three times) I just realized it is pretty much the stupidest band name EVER.

  9. I am so uncool I dont even know where to start. I dont eat vegetables that you cant find in a toddler puzzle. I am anti-apostrophes. I like canned kids raviolis and was excited when they announced the hidden veggie selling point. I get excited when the new home depot ad comes out (every Thursday!). I watch TV shows that are on CW (Hart of Dixie) and have never seen Modern Family. I dont own cable. Or a home phone. I do own a flip phone. To my credit, I have extremely fast fiber optic internet (priorities). I see my parents every day. I bought a fancy cubic zirconia ring because my wedding ring doesnt fit any more. It looks like it cost at least 10K. I am not correcting any diamond assumptions.

  10. Mama Fisch says:

    Best money spent was on laser hair removal. I cannot say enough good things about it…

    We are headed to the dentist in June for the first time. I want a play by play so know how much to drink beforehand.

  11. Tiffany @MomNom says:

    I got carried away with the Smash recap link. Can I just say:
    a) I’m in love with Derek. I know he’s a cheating wanker perv. I don’t care.
    b) I whole-heartidly disagree with the recap about Karen. I love her simpleton mind.
    c) I want Karen and Derek to bang. There. I said it. And possibly be something more.
    d) I hate Ivy. AND, her all whoa is me, my mom, my bad luck, my relatively crappy voice.
    e) Julia should just leave her family and be with Michael. What can I say, I like imaginary characters doing bad things.
    f) Rebecca? OMG. Someone please kill her off this show already.
    g) I can’t look at Angelica Houston or whoever she is without cringing. Ew.
    h) Ellis? Needs to die, too.
    i) Can we just see the whole damn play, already?! And, can Karen sing for Derek in his button up again and go to at LEAST third base? Sheesh.

    Talk Fifty to me…I bet I can get all the way through the alphabet. LOL

  12. Leah says:

    I watch shows that even your Gramma has given up on. I watch NCIS. LA and original flavor.

    I am still not entirely sure what BlogHer really is.

    I had never heard an Adele song until I watched the Grammys this year.

    I still watch the Grammys.

    And I can’t really explain this one, but I have a fundamental inability to be cool. No matter what I wear, how I style, I always look like I’d rather be wearing something from the LL Bean catalog.

  13. Sarah says:

    Haha!!! The poop sample one had me rolling.

    – Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

  14. TMae says:

    Crap, I’m supposed to take my kid to the dentist?

      • bebehblog says:

        The doctor didn’t mention it until Evan’s 2 year appointment although the parenting magazines say as soon as kids get teeth they should go. It’s one of those things that is SO EASY to put off – I mean, *I* didn’t see a dentist for like 4 years because I just kept forgetting – but I knew they would ask at Evan’s 3 year well-baby if he’d been so I made the effort. And now I feel like I get a bunch of responsible mom points back.

  15. I love the Biebs yo. The video for Boyfriend comes out later today… stalking his YouTube Vevo… http://www.youtube.com/user/JustinBieberVEVO

    What makes you think he’d have cavities?

    • bebehblog says:

      We are not as diligent with the tooth-brushing as I KNOW we should be, and he still drinks from a sippy cup which can rot his teeth, and a friend’s daughter had several cavities at her first check-up. Plus my mom took REALLY good care of my teeth and I didn’t have a single cavity until I was 29 (stupid pregnancy ruined my teeth) so I figured I couldn’t be as lucky with my kids.

  16. Londonmum says:

    I hear one direction are big in the US now! They came about via the Svengali that is simon Cowell on a show that is a bit like American idol but a crapper uk version ( interestingly did produce leona Lewis too so maybe not that bad). They all auctioned separately and he made them into a band. most women I know are a bit worried about the fact that they fancy at least one of them. Consensus is you’d have to go for harry the curly haired one. He also likes the older lady and has been dating a 32 year old.
    How cool is it that I know all this?
    Not with you on the bieber song though. It just sound creepy and any supposedly sexy song which mentions buzz lightyear is a big no no in my book.

    • bebehblog says:

      I had no idea they were from England! It makes total sense now, although they still dress like Newsies from the future.

      • Londonmum says:

        Just reread my comment and my spelling and grammar would suggest that I was still a teenager. Appalling :-)

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