Thursday, June 22, 2006

Some things

- I registered on the other day. I can't really remember why, but I'm pretty sure it had to do with finding out more about the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie, and I couldn't do that unless I signed up. Anyway, you register then they send you an email to complete the registration. This is what the email said:

"Hey. Thanks for joining our Adult Swim Fan Collective. We're flattered and totally ready to take things to the next level. To finish what "The Man" calls the "Registration Process" for [email address], please take the following step...Click on [this link]. If this e-mail was sent to you in error, we are idiots. Enjoy your rocket ship!"

Holy awesome, Batman. Do you see why I am obsessed with Adult Swim??

- When I was a little kid, we used to write up surveys for each other and interview each other as if we were famous and a whole bunch of other dumb stuff. I have no explanation-it's just what we used to do. I found one of these survey things. I'll be honest-I can't tell if someone wrote it for me to fill out or if I wrote it for myself to fill out. Either way it makes me a loser. I was 10.

1. What is your favorite show? Growing Pains
2. What is your favorite game? Monopoly
3a. What is your favorite name for a girl? Sarah
3b. What is your favorite name for a boy? Kirk
4. What is your favorite movie? Like Father Like Son
5. What is your favorite season? Summer

As you can see, my obsession with Kirk Cameron was in full gear. Also what 10 year old's favorite game is Monopoly? I don't even think I understood it fully back then. I mean I barely understand how the hotels work now, and it's almost 20 years later.

- I found the most awesome thing in one of my memory boxes. Observe:

That is most definitely my mom's handwriting. And that is most definitely a homemade calendar with a picture of a toilet at the top. Yes, ladies and gentleman, that is a potty training calendar. It appears I received a star every time I used the potty. How effing awesome is my mom? Seriously this is the greatest thing I've ever seen. I can't believe she cut out a picture of a toilet from a magazine and put it on there. The whole calendar is tied to a string which means it was hung up somewhere in the house. I think the best part is that after less than 2 weeks, it appears I just gave up on using the toilet. And that brings me to today's confessional: I am not potty trained. Wow-it feels good to finally say it. I've been living with this secret for so long. The junior high years were the toughest-too big for kid diapers, too small for adult diapers. Perhaps I should try implementing this potty training calendar again to see if I have more success with it now. I don't care what age you are, receiving star stickers is still a good motivator.


russ said...

Sarah, you were totally doing blog "tagging" before the interwebs even existed!

That's pretty cool...

Gordon said...

Um....When I was 10, my favorite game was totally Monopoly. And I'm a huge huge dork.

Jay said...

Pubescent and Adult Incontinence: Such a shame really. You were doing so well, sometimes up to five good pees each day. Better luck with training this time. If not, there is always this:

Keep us updated on how that works out! :)

Mon said...

Awesome way to motivate a child. My friends kids are all afraid of the freaking toilet. They will go take a crap next to the training potty, or under the table.
Maybe if I gave my cats stickers, they'd never 'miss the litterbox' again! I'm on it!

slcup said...

I think I'll implement a star chart for myself. I get a star each time I correctly identify a celebrity on-line, each time I don't eat a snickers bar, and one for every sarcastic under-my-breath comment in a meeting.

spaceface said...

To Mon: Doesn't work on cats.

Sarah: Good thing you are an adult now, those adult diapers probably fit a whole lot better.

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of the happy fakey scrabooking market of today complete with fancy stickers and other stuff that these people carry around in suitcases to their scarp parties. You need to bring back the potty book with stars!

Anonymous said...

*scrap parties

Sassy Blondie said...

I think we had one of those star charts in kindergarten. Unfortunately, a sad little girl named Randi only got a couple of stars per week...and that was unfortunate for the rest of us on the "happy rug".

Christian said...

I always wondered what the weird crinkly plastic bag sound was when you 'd move around in your cube... now I know!

Here's a good place to get help:

And there is the creepy Potty Scotty as a last resort: