Babies Aren’t the Only Absurd Things

Actual conversation that just occurred:

B: Are you playing that Clown blogroll game again?

Me: Dur. YES. I may actually win.

B: Well that sounds like a great use of your time.

Me: This from the person who is tweeting at Zooey Deschanel until she tweets back at you.

Yeah. So that’s what we’re doing at our house today. And the last few days, too. We are an eclectic pair.

But don’t worry. We’re still feeding the baby.

For serious, though, if you haven’t gone over to check out the festivities at A Clown on Fire, I highly recommend that you do. SO DO IT.


  1. Emily,
    1 – The Zoeey Deschanel obsession made me laugh… I did blogged about her one time or two… And on Twitter, I have been trying to get the attention of Amanda Palmer, but to no avail.
    2 – You use Avent bottles. I should give you extra clown noses… But. Here’s a whooping’ 15!!
    Le Clown

    1. 1, He told me he picked an arbitrary celebrity to tweet at. It’s actually kind of fun!
      2, Avent has worked well for us. Everyone has told us to switch to Dr. Browns but as long as it’s BPA free I don’t see anything wrong with them!

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  3. Yes, your family is a regular theeeeater of the absurd! What else would you rather be? I know I’m supposed to go over to this Clown thing. But in a classic “Things Peoples’ Mothers Say”, I don’t know what Le Clown IS.

    1. MindfulMagpie,
      Me neither… What is that Le Clown thingy?
      Le Clown

      1. Don’t worry, Le Clown. Someone nice like Emily will explain it to me, and I’ll pass it on to you. I must warn you though that some people are afraid of clowns. Especially if they are on fire.

        1. I must concur… It’s a freakishly scary view.
          Le Clown

    2. Haha I am formally introducing you to him. He’s what makes WordPress feel like a community.

  4. Oh I remember those Avent bottle days. . . I think if I knew of Le Clown then, it wouldn’t have been so difficult.

    1. Oh man, I hope he reads that!

  5. Teresa Pate · · Reply

    Have NO idea about the meaning of this post. Guess that’s why C. and I are a good match. She doesn’t understand it either. G – mothers and G – daughters have a bond. (Not understanding the parents!)

    1. Haha we are just being silly on the Intertron, Momsie.

  6. I am completely out of the loop on this contest. I can blame it on the lack of power, but the truth is I am not a contest kind of gal. I prefer to remain the mysterious one in the corner not drawing attention to myself.
    Good luck. If I had any clown noses I would send them your way.

    1. I think you have a good excuse. I’m rarely ever competitive unless I think I have an actual chance of winning, which is not often. We’ll see how this all turns out.

    2. I am completely in the loop on this contest. I now have a brain tumor.

      1. Hahaha at least it’s not a complete lobotomy.

      2. I bet Le Clown can cure brain powers. You should ask. He told me he could make me fly.

        1. You might not want to take him up on that one …

          1. Ha. Perhaps not, but I live for adventure. Or broken bones. whichever comes first.

            1. I’ll take the adventure, but I’ll pass on the broken bones.

  7. Haha, sometimes I tweet at Wil Wheaton.

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  9. That conversation is priceless! My ex once made fun of me for eating a chip I dropped on the floor. I just looked at him with raised eyebrows while he clipped his toenails over the garbage can.

    1. There’s nothing like partners to point towards the silliness of our lives.

      I’m bummed that I missed you on the radio. I failed to remember that there was an east coast west coast time difference. Is there any place I can listen to it online?

      1. Partners: always keeping us honest.

        Yes! I’ll be putting up a post with the link in the next couple of days for those that want to listen :)

        1. Awesome! Thanks ;D

  10. People LOVE Zooey Deschanel! What’s up with that?

    1. Ooomph. I don’t even know, Mr. Hook. That’s an excellent question.

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