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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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