3: Crazy neighbor fights eavesdropped on. (Oh yes, they're still at it.)
2: Minutes spent trying to rework that first sentence there to make it less grammatically awful, subsequently shrugging and giving up. Whatever, I ain't care.
4: Approximate hours spent with J laughing about, imitating, reminiscing about highlights of the fights, chief among them the delightful and inscrutable snippet, "You sonofabitch, my fucking UNDERPANTS!" Is "my fucking underpants" some sort of scoffing retort? Should I check Urban Dictionary? If I do, will I regret it? Probably, right? Did he steal them as punishment for something? Was he wearing them? Did it have something to do with the guy in San Clemente? Mystery!
5+: Times I hit the repeat button after watching OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" video (full credit to Sundry; I saw it after she tweeted about it).
.02: Elapsed seconds before scrambling over to iTunes to download the song.
17,014: Approximate times I hit the repeat button after watching the alternate version of the video in the presence of my son, who was TRANSFIXED by the Rube Goldberg-iness at play here, and demanded to see it again. (Can you blame him?)
3: Vomit puddles stepped in. Oh, yeah: The children had (NON-OVERLAPPING CASES OF) Crazy Barf Stomach Virus, Now With More Barf that commenced in the middle of last week.
8 : Total number of Hurling Experiences we cleaned up during this magical time.
7: Rooms in our apartment (including bathrooms).
1: Carpeted rooms in said apartment.
14.285%- Resultant percentage of floor covered by carpet.
100% - Hurling experiences which took place on said carpet. (....And crib bumpers.)
1: Posts written about my penchant for what basically amounts to stealing clothes from pre-teen girls. I know! I'm sorry! (I am not sorry.)
23+ : Potential new names devised for my World Series of Pop Culture Dream Team. Now, thinking up names for a defunct show that last aired in 2006 is clearly time well spent, but I'm happy to say that I have a crack team that shares my beloved pastime. My husband and a few of our friends are on board, as are Ali, Heather, Mike and Brittany. Here's a front runner for our team name (thanks to Ali), and a sneak peak at our t-shirt design for WHEN the show comes back, and we compete as the true champions that we are: