Kisses and Disses : Locks + Photographer’s Edit


You know that feeling when you realize you’ve done something really, really stupid? And then you laugh? Okay, well, I laugh. Which is probably the worst thing. Ever. It’s an awful trait I’ve picked up from my father and even though I try not to, I laugh when I make a mistake. Or do something stupid. Which is often.

A few days ago, I looked at the clock and realized I was late for a class at the gym and worried I’d lose my spot (here in the OC, the perils of losing one’s ‘spot’ at the gym is akin to missing a flight, so hold the hating). I grabbed my gym bag and darted downstairs to catch JD and Polo before they left on a morning walk. No luck. I walked outside to holler a goodbye, but they were nowhere to be found. I ran back inside, grabbed my stuff, and exited through the garage.

When I returned home later, I walked through the garage door into the kitchen and that’s when I heard it. Incessant doorbell ringing and rapid door-knocking. I froze in fear. I’m about to get robbed! Oh, yes, because in my world, robbers RING THE DOORBELL. Once I got enough courage to look through the peephole, I saw JD. Sweating bullets.

I opened the door and Polo collapsed at my feet, panting. JD walked passed me and muttered, You locked us out…. And that’s when it happened…the thing I hate the most. I laughed. Not in the haha that’s-funny kind of way, but in the haha I-can’t-believe-I-just-did-that-kind-of-way. But most people only ever hear my laugh as haha. And when you’re angry, that’s probably the last thing you want to hear.

I quickly apologized, but Polo and JD weren’t having it. That’s when I brought out the big guns. The words you save for big blunders such as this. It’s MY DAD’S FAULT! That’s right. In my world (where you lock your loved ones outside in the heat, and robbers ring the doorbell), blaming a parent for questionable personality traits is totally acceptable. And this leads me to this’s weeks Kisses+Disses

This week’s DISSES go to…
*Doors that lock. Obviously.
*Taxes. Could be just me, but if I had the power to move the decimal point just one spot to the left, life would be so much better.
*Me. For blaming dear old dad, for locking my boys out, and for laughing at inappropriate times.

This week’s KISSES go to…
*Rainbow sandals. I’ve had my Rainbows for well over nine years and though JD thinks it’s time for their retirement, I’m rooting for them. Best flip-flops ever.
*Photographer’s Edit. Oh, how I love Nathan and his team! I outsource my raw processing to Photographer’s Edit and they’re just a wonderful element to my workflow…and life! {If you’re interested in a 20% discount off your first order, use the jstar2010 code….holllllla!)
*Modern Family on ABC. I didn’t watch this show until a couple weeks ago. While stuck in bed with food poisoning, I browsed Hulu and came across Modern Family. This show is so hilarious and well written and just darn good. Big kiss to quality programming!