You would have loved the Sandra Lee jokes

21 Feb

I can’t wait to tell you about my weekend. It started on a high note (cleaning and organizing, duh) and only got better: dinner out with friends in San Francisco on Saturday, and then seeing Anthony Bourdain speak last night. And he signed my book and even let me get an unflattering photo. Needless to say, we are now BFFs, and I totally call him “Tony”  and I’m adding him to my chain-email forwards list. He’ll thank me when something good happens to him after he forwarded an email full of ascii art to all his friends!

Today, however, is devoted to chores. Anthony and I (my husband Anthony, though if Tony Bourdain wants to come clean my house he’s more than welcome) need to go grocery shopping and prepare for next week. Also, I have a raging cold! Again! I know! Isobel and I have been sick practically nonstop January 1st, so when you picture me in your head please just assume I’m constantly breathing through my mouth and leaking snot everywhere. It’ll save so much time.

Earlier in the week, Isobel got very upset about something. I don’t remember the details because it was one of those times when Isobel wanted something that was most assuredly dangerous and Anthony had the gall to say no. She toddled into the library crying and asked to sit on my lap. She was still pretty upset when she saw the camera sitting on the desk. She emphatically asked me to take her picture so I said, “You’re the boss!” (not really) and snapped these pictures. She looks so cute, yet so sad. These photos break and warm my heart at the same time.

8 Responses to “You would have loved the Sandra Lee jokes”

  1. Stella February 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh how I hate Sandra Lee. She takes all the soul out of food.

    • LittleBig February 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

      And replaces it with corporate sponsors, HFCS, and eeeevil.

  2. Anne February 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    I am one of those people who admits that not all babies are cute. (Not always out loud, and not to their parents, of course.) Seriously, though, Isobel is one of the cutest kids evar. Even when she’s tear-stained and harboring frustration, she manages to be cute.

    Well done!

    • LittleBig February 22, 2011 at 9:49 am #

      Anne, that is so nice of you to say.

  3. nadja February 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Why am I not looking at a picture of you and Dr. Tony?

    • LittleBig February 22, 2011 at 9:50 am #

      I don’t know, something about parenting getting in the way of writing the post. 😉

      I promise you’ll see Dr Tony soon!

  4. purplequark February 22, 2011 at 8:49 am #


    I know we owe you a visit too…but when will you visit us? 🙂
    (no pressure, I know SJ doesn’t quite have the same charm as SF)

    • LittleBig February 22, 2011 at 9:51 am #

      You are absolutely right, Joes! We’re going to invade your house this summer whether you like it or not!

      (Please like it.)

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