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So how many rainy days does it take before a mother orders two identical princess umbrellas for her girls because they won’t stop fighting over the same, stupid, broken, pink, crap umbrella?

Oh, about 8 days of rain.

I used that 1 click ordering on Amazon.

How scary is that 1 click feature? I mean, you’ve barely started to contemplate whether you really need a genuine leather executive jacket for your Kindle and suddenly you’ve impulsively clicked and within what seems like 45 minutes, a postman delivers it to your door.

There should be some kind of safeguard feature on that 1 click ordering. At least for moms stuck inside with kids who won’t stop arguing about dumb umbrellas.

So today, despite the weather, there were a number of paparazzi camped out in my neighborhood, waiting for a guy named Kiefer Sutherland. That’s them outside Sutherland’s apartment building.


Usually the “24” star just comes and goes without much attention.

But not this week.

Because recently, Sutherland allegedly head-butted a fashion designer at a party at the Mercer Hotel. Apparently, the actor, who was talking to Brooke Shields at the time, thought the designer got too close to her.

So of course, the obvious solution was to head-butt the guy.

And you see, I would have been so obsessed with talking to Brooke Shields, about the gross unfairness of “Lipstick Jungle” being canceled while “Two and a Half Men” is still on the air, that I would have totally forgotten to head-butt anybody.

Happy Mother’s Day ladies! May your Mother’s Day be whine free and sunny and lovely.

mama bird notes:

Jen S. won the Butterfly Boquet by Teleflora! Congrats Jen.

Thank you to Maria Bailey for an awesome Mom’s Night Out.

And if you’re following my journey on 23andMe, here is an excerpt from my latest post, “From pretty much the moment my daughter was born, she was shy. Ever meet a baby that doesn’t smile? At six months, that was my kid….” To read more, visit 23andMe.

29 Responses to do i live in seattle?

  • stoneskin says:

    Well, on the subject of head-butting, I suppose we should be grateful he ddn’t torture the fashion designer…

    One-click is dangerous, makes it all far too easy.

  • jessica Bern says:

    Keifer needs not only a course in anger management but he does need to get his priorities straight. I agree No Lipstick Jungle and yet Two and Half Men? WTF?

  • Despite the fact that 24 is the last show that I ever expected to like, I have this strange attraction to Jack Bauer. Must be the constant walking and screaming into a cell phone (S-E-X-Y). Or his ability to torture people with a ripped out lamp wire? Not sure, but I just can’t get enough of his action-heroness. That said – I’m kind of swooning over the head butting. Maybe K is getting just a little TOO into character?

    Wondering how much of this was serious? Me too.

  • I am still hoping that one of the non network networks will pick it up. It really was a great show.

    You’ll be happier in the burbs as you’ll be able to sned them out in the back yard (with or without umbrellas) to run amok in the rain. Kids love that. And you, will be able to stay inside and sip your hot toddy! While wearing your new yoga pants, of course!

  • Abby Siegel says:

    I’m still wondering why, after being in jail for 48 days and STILL on probation, and after now the head butt, I have not heard that Kiefer Sutherland has been or is going to rehab. WTF? Get with the program, dude, YOU HAVE ISSUES!!!!! I think he’s a huge loser.

  • hokgardner says:

    Be careful with the one-click ordering. A friend’s daughter, when given the rare treat of playing on the computer, found her way to amazon.com and ordered 78 webkinz. My friend didn’t know about it until box after box of webkinz started arriving in the mail, from 35 different little mom-and-pop stores.

  • TRACI says:

    UGH! I demand a recount!! Lipstick Jungle coming off the air is pretty much the worst thing to happen to my DVR affair. It was like Christmas waiting every time I clicked on the TV.

  • Chris says:

    I talk with a friend of mine almost daily who lives in the Village. He told me yesterday it was raining and it was balmy in his apartment. Glad you broke down and got the umbrellas!

  • johanna says:

    I’m still bummed about Lipstick jungle and the weekly loss of watching Kirby take his shirt off πŸ™‚ Happy Mom’s Day!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Keifer has his HEAD UP HIS BUTT, so it makes perfect sense to him. Among his other public achievements is a drunk driving arrest. Must be a slow news day for the Papparazzi to be hanging around for a photo of this jerk.

  • My daughters are so close in age (17 months apart) I always had to buy 2 (identical) of everything. Now that they are getting older and developing their own individual tastes it’s not so bad, but it’s still 2 OF EVERYTHING!

    Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Has anyone studied why when a ‘girl baby’ is coming; the presents are always in ‘pink’. When they are born, they only want to wear ‘pink’. Are they pre-wired for this?

  • Nap Warden says:

    OK, Keifer…what’s up? You nuts er something?

    Does anyone watch Two and a Half Men? Why is that show on the air? Bring back my Lipstick Jungle…

  • OHmommy says:

    That one click feature is especially frightening when you forget to shut down your lap top and your 5 year old daughter starts “shopping.”

  • Oz says:

    My son adores head butting. I really, really hope he doesn’t keep it up once he’s Keifer’s age. Seems like the sort of thing one should stop doing by, say, 35.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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