Thursday, October 29, 2009

Adding insult to the injury of my week: getting diet Coke in the drive-thru instead of the real Coke I requested. Seriously, universe: I AM ARMED. Don't tempt me.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Eighties Time Capsule Post

What mamacita is...

When I was in junior high, my church youth group was invited to a lock-in at the Episcopal church in Port Arthur.

The thing I remember most about that night is how strange all the other kids looked. I remember at least one kid had a sidewinder haircut, which I'd never seen before. Other boys had long hair. Some kids had multiple piercings. There was a girl in Goth raiment (though I didn't know what to call it at the time). I remember calling my parents and saying, "There are some weird people here." It's not that I wanted to leave -- I just had to tell somebody about all the fascinating things that were happening.

For comparison's sake: in Bridge City, boys weren't allowed to wear their hair past their collars, and they definitely weren't allowed to have anything pierced. Girls weren't allowed to pierce anything besides their ears, once. [Things have changed now, and as far as I know, all of those rules have been set aside. Never thought I'd see that day!]

That night was the first time I heard R.E.M. It was the first time I ever saw people making out. It was a night out of a John Hughes movie -- all of one's teen experiences coming in the course of two hours.

In one of the rooms that night, they were showing The Hunger. [Who the hell was in charge of all this?] For someone who had never seen a boy with long hair, you can imagine that a vampire flick with David Bowie and a lesbian love triangle was something of a shock. In fact, I don't think I understood what was going on, but when I tried to leave the room I found that I was hemmed in by Jaimie Hancock sucking face with some dude.

So, to be honest with you, I don't remember much about this movie. That's why I'm watching again tonight.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers.

Last-Minute Costumes, and SHINY

I thought you might like to know that there is a wealth of last-minute Halloween costume inspiration on the American Apparel website.

I know this because I had to buy the kids some clothes recently. The leggings I bought for Becca are off the chain. I really wanted to buy some for myself, except I think that encasing my cottage cheese into these awesome pants is probably illegal. Check it out:

Are those not the best pants EVER?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's the little things.

It's the little things., originally uploaded by houston mamacita.

I am totally JAZZED about the new buggies at Kroger.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Family Movie Night

It turned out to be scarier than we thought it would be, but the kids still liked it.

two front teeth

two front teeth, originally uploaded by houston mamacita.

Somebody lost her two front teeth last night.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


haircut, originally uploaded by houston mamacita.

I think the little spikes make him look like Tintin.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Let's Talk Halloween

I LOVE Halloween. I've been thinking about our Halloween party since school started. I've been talking about Halloween decorations to everyone I see. Just so you know my feelings on the subject.

Because this right here? It bugs the shit out of me. Every time I drive by this house, I think about this. [DON'T click that link, Letitia.]

Is it just me? Am I being too sensitive?

Dave Grohl is Your New Bicycle

Rainy day, and I'm listening "Everlong" over and over. Fuck yes.