Thursday, March 22, 2007

My Muse... a dirty "stay-up"! That's what we, in this household, call someone who stays up far beyond their appropriate bed time. We've all been guilty of it, but I've been waiting patiently for inspiration to hit so I can write something here in my little blog. My muse has visited me a few times in the last few weeks, but it's been in the middle of the night after I've awoke from disturbing dreams. Not at a time where I can easily flip on my computer and start writing.


I did purchase a voice recorder a while back, but every time I went to use it, the batteries were dead. I still need to see if there is an A/C adapter for it or something.

On to my current rant. I want to slap all the execs at Disney and ToonTown online! I admit I didn't read their terms of service all THAT closely when we signed up. But an innocent suggestion email from a 5 year old boy (dictated to Mommy) couldn't cause any flap, right? Wrong! Tyler wanted to send in his wish list for a future upgrade of ToonTown and I was happy to help. In return, they sent us a form letter threatening to suspend our account!

Apparently Tyler's thoughts are considered "unsolicited suggestions, intellectual property, blah blah a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo..." and they strictly forbid it. I've never heard of a company not wanting to hear the wants and wishes of their CUSTOMERS WHO PAY THEM before. It sounds so stupid to me! I guess they are afraid if they USE one of Tyler's ideas, that we will sue them and demand he get compensation.

Idiots. Nice values you are teaching my little man. Share your ideas and thoughts freely and get smacked on the wrist and told to keep your ideas to yourself or we'll take your favorite game away. Nice.

In other news: Baby Max is doing great! He's getting very verbal. If you put him on his tummy on the floor, he will roll himself where he wants to go. His hips are fine, his heart is fine. And he is showing great interest in solid foods. So far he's tried tapioca (thanks DaDa), chocolate pudding (DaDa again), rice cereal, apple sauce, ice cream, and had his binky dipped in various other things just to give him a taste. I finally had John pick up a variety of Gerber first foods. I think we'll start some real eating next week.

Finally, for those who have expressed curiosity about my birthday present, here's a little video demonstration:

Click on my YouTube SN to see my home page and other videos (I've got some cute ones of Max.)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I've got 30 minutes left to my birthday to keep celebrating. Even if Aunt Flo crashed the party, it was still a pretty good day. KFC for dinner, a nice ice cream cake and a pinata (yep, Tyler insisted.) I've never had a pinata before. It was fun, even if it was just Tyler and I diving for candy while John held it up high. And my birthday gift? A claw machine. My husband is such a ham! Yes, I love nabbing prizes from claw machines. Never thought I would have one of my very own. ;-)