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14 January 2008 @ 03:57 pm
The Game  

Thanks so much to all of my f-list!  you guys are awesome.  I've been sitting here at the computer grinning like an idiot for 30 minutes.  

:D<-- Like that.

I'll post about my birthday later this week...  parts of it may take longer than I have at the moment. *grin*

So I'll tell you about this fabulous game that Nolan and I play each and every time we are in his car together.  He has XM radio (which I love and covet, and hope someday to be cool enough to have in my car) and we made up a game called The Great XM Radio Challenge.  Basically, when a song comes on the radio, you guess the title/artist as quickly as you can, before the other person does, and whoever answers correctly get's a point for each right answer.  And it's XM, so you can actually check to see if you're right, unlike regular free radio.  We relegate this game to 70's, 80's, 90's, and Big Tracks, because neither of us are musically cool past that.  

Now, I am quite possibly, outside of an audition, the LEAST competitive person on the planet, yet I spank Nolan like a little girl every time we play.  I mean, he gets his ass handed to him every time, and he just keeps coming back for more.

It's so cute.

I'm pretty good at recognizing bands straightaway, and so is he, but he's unable to fast forward the song in his head to get the title.  This is where I ROCK OUT LOUD.  There's a LOT of pouting that goes on, which you know, I laugh at.  Anyway, if you have XM, play the game.  It's hours and hours of fun.   When I got "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate last week, you should have seen the look on his face.  Priceless.

So I'm walking through the house yesterday and I happen upon my five year-old, lying flat on his back on the kitchen floor, making 'jumping jack' motions with his arms and legs.  I stifle the urge to tell him to "get up right now - God knows what's on that floor" (as I haven't mopped lately *ahem*) and I ask:

Me.  What are you doing?

Aaron.  (as if it is perfectly obvious) Making floor angels.

Me.  Right.  Of course.  Carry on.


I can't decide if it's a commentary by my youngest about how we haven't had enough wintry weather for his liking...  or just a weird little kid? 

I think perhaps a little of both.  *nods*
I am:: home
I feel:: happyhappy
I hear:: TMNT - the video game. Master Splinter gives good advice.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on January 14th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Aaron is just too cute *giggles*
Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on January 14th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
He has his moments. He's a very random child. :)
seegrimseegrim on January 14th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm ticked. I just wrote a lengthy response and LJ ate it.

Here's a brief synopsis:

I play that game, too. I suck. I think it's rather sporting of Nolan to play even though he gets spanked every time. *giggles*

Aaron and Becca must be channeling each other. She was making 'laundry angels' out of the clean laundry I threw onto my bed yesterday. So either they have an other-worldly connection or they're both five. :)
Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on January 14th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I hate it when LJ eats stuff.

Aaron & Becca? Maybe they share a brain like their mommies do!
cormac_caligacormac_caliga on January 14th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Aaron & Becca? Maybe they share a brain like their mommies do!

Hmm... Let's hope it's not that. She's currently in her room playing 'princess'.

Although...what are you doing in about twenty years? Want to arrange a marriage? :)
Carrie Leigh: *pokes tongue*carrie_leigh on January 14th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
That's a fair point. Thanks.

I'm all for arranged marriages. I think I've got Ethan paired off with Jessica's Beth...
cormac_caligacormac_caliga on January 14th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Well, good. As long as you're open to the idea.

Although, could you handle a bunch of Mormons for in-laws? :)
Carrie Leigh: evil laughcarrie_leigh on January 14th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Mormons Schmormans. I'm not scared of you. ;)
nbaekernbaeker on January 15th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I'm scared of seegrim and you both. Scared of how AWESOME you are!

Dang efrayim for being too young for either of yours or Celeste's children. One of you should have another baby, a little girl. I wanna be in the family too!!! *pouts at being left out*
seegrim: What?seegrim on January 15th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)

*laughs some more*

I regret to inform you that neither of us will be giving birth again inside this lifetime.

Perhaps Efrayim will like older woman?
nbaekernbaeker on January 15th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Well, it was worth a shot. and maybe. especially if they're pretty like you ladies :D
Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
I second that.

Not ever. Ever again.

Unless there's some sort of miracle.

And even then, it looks doubtful.
seegrimseegrim on January 15th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
You're not?

I've been trying to be scarier lately. *furrows brow* It must be all the smileys.
nbaekernbaeker on January 14th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Gah! Carrie, I missed the rush of wishing you a happy birthday, because I had to go into the city (40 min ferry ride, about 40 minutes on the bus, rush around trying to get through the Drivers License stuff, another 40 minutes on the bus and another 40 minutes on the ferry) and I just got home. So...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day, and that those floor angels are keeping you safe ;)

*hug* (that's a really big one, so you know.)
Carrie Leigh: Pansy Post itcarrie_leigh on January 14th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes and the real hug. *wink*

I appreciate both. :)
Embellishedembe11ished on January 14th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
A very happy birthday to you! And you can tell cute kid stories whenever you want--you don't need to have an excuse!
Carrie Leigh: Pansy flowercarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and I will!
ScarlettRayne2: Ravenclaw Say something smartscarlettrayne2 on January 14th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!! I hope you had a fabulous day.

I play the XM radio game all the time with my sister. As long as the songs are from the 80's to the present I rock! The 70s, however, just kill me.

Cute kid stories can be told anytime. No excuse necessary.
Carrie Leigh: D/G in a treecarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
The 70's music is what I do best!

(Anonymous) on January 15th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Carrie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am so sorry I too missed the rush of birthday wishes.....but have been sending "good birthday vibes" your way all day. Hope it is a great one!

SO fun for you and Nolan!! We have Sirius radio (I love the name almost as much as I love the BBC chanel on it!!) and Rob and I often play that game.....only we wager things a bit different from points! ;)

Oh, and darling kid story! Could Aaron come teach my kids how to do floor angels and not dirt angels?

By the way, can I throw my cute 5 yr old Brookie into the to arranged marriage pot?
Carrie Leigh: dark lord's coffeecarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Absolutely. Throw your little darling in!
daisymama on January 15th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Damn! You would think I would learn to sign in to this thing one of these days!!

Anyway, have a very lovely birthday!!
autumnrhythm30: Grey's George Izzie Elevatorautumnrhythm30 on January 15th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Right. Of course. Carry on.

Yes, as if it were perfectly natural. Like you could have said, "Sure, that makes sense."

Love the cute kid/husband stories. Actually, I rather like your stories altogether.
Carrie Leigh: daffy robincarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)

Sad, really. They're all true. :)
I'm just me: Boondock Saintsairmidm on January 15th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
Ohh I love that game...maybe 'cause I usually win! Points to Nolan for continuing to play even though he knows he's going to lose.

Aaron...he's just adorable! I love all your stories. :)

I can't wait to hear about your birthday fun!
Carrie Leigh: dark lord's coffeecarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
It would be fun to play with you... a challenge!
I'm just me: heaven and hellairmidm on January 16th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
*grin* It really would be!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Ginnyjandjsalmon on January 15th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
HEEE! Floor Angels! WOOT!

I hope you're having a fabbity birthday and that you got loads of fun prezzies and your boys treated you like a queen.

And I have to say - We have a Sirius - and we play too. It's one of my favourite games too! HEE!
Carrie Leigh: Alice ships edward/bellacarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
The radio game rocks! Hours and hours of family fun. Well, that and making floor angels.
Numbaby: wickednumbaby on January 15th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, that's right, you all go and arrange these marriages before I've had children. Lovely.
Who am I meant to marry Oliver James, Jareth Alexander, Laurelin May & (I'll allow future husband to name this one) off to now? *Humph*

The game sounds awesome! You go girl. You should extract different prizes/punishments. I'll let Pansy and Cormac give you some suggestions :P
Carrie Leigh: cliffs of insanitycarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)

Sorry I keep missing you! It's been a heckuva day.
Numbaby: tojourspurnumbaby on January 16th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Are you snorting at the names of my future children? *Pansy glare*
However, if it's directed at my other suggestion, I'll join in.

I forgive you for missing me *Is benevolent dictator*

Also? I'm on steroids. For me EYE. It started swelling at 2am, so the lovely lady doctor gave me steroid eyedrops & antihistamines. Apparently, it's an allergic reaction.

*steroidy hugs*
Numbaby: veilnumbaby on January 16th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Crisis! Question! "May" or "Mae"?

Being born in that month, I naturally think of it as "May", but Laurelin Mae looks better, don't you think? Although, because of studying Latin, I think of "ae" as producing an "i" (as in "high") sound.

What's a girl to do? *squirms in confusion*
michael_caliga: white shirtmichael_caliga on January 16th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Um.... Mae? I think I like that better.

(this is Perse, too btw)
Numbaby: Robin Hoodnumbaby on January 17th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
I know it's you, but that doesn't mean I wasn't distracted/entertained by the thought of a handsome, blue-eyed linguist discussing baby names with me.

*Cloud Nine*

Note to self: sould perhaps look into a swooning icon of some sort?
rupert_talley: ferrets in a heart shaperupert_talley on January 15th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
*slaps forehead* Happy Birthday! Okay it's after 12am and it's after your birthday, but the sentiment is still there.
Carrie Leigh: I'm not obsessedcarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Mala: Earth at night13oct on January 15th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Carrie!

I am so sorry I'm so late for the party... life has been kinda hectic around here. Hope you had a fabulous day and here's to one amazing year ahead of you.

Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on January 15th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mala!
Elle: bunnyelvishly on January 16th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
OT/ Have you received your gift certificate yet? :(
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 16th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Was that from you?


I didn't say! Thank you so much!
Elleelvishly on January 16th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yes! You're welcome. :P

In the cart it says "to be delivered 2008-01-14 06:00" so it's confusing to figure out whether it's actually delivered or they've had a technical error and it's hasn't... x]
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 16th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I think it's brilliant! I can't decide what to do with it! YAY!