On March 8, 2007 by Eden M. Kennedy

1. First of all, it turns out that some people, such as Leah’s dad, actually DO call 9-volt batteries “E” batteries, it’s not just my deluded, old-timey and now publicly-shamed husband. So if you’re a senile old Mormon, or a rustic nineteenth-century beaver trapper, my apologies. “E” battery is part of a dying vernacular, but while it still has a breath in its lungs we’ll cease and desist the mockery. For the most part. (“E” battery! *snik*)

2. I am reversing myself on the discount jeans celebration. After spending fifteen minutes and $40.00 at the Levi’s outlet I realized that my ass belongs to Mr. Strauss and that my flirtation with those other brands just left me feeling dirty and used. Lees are just too high-waisted for the taste that Levi’s has deeply instilled in me; the only thing that feels right on my hips now are low-riders that let my “muffin top” settle over the edge and breathe free. And those Lucky Brand dungarees in the baggy “boyfriend” cut, it turns out that they’re actually just too big. Once I read the size label (imagine!) I realized that size 14 is comfy but rather unflattering on my already ample cheekage; putting baggy on TOP of big just looks sloppy.

So, instead of abandoning them on a tree somewhere, if anyone wants a pair of size 10 long Lee bootcuts or a pair of size 14 (Euro 32) Luckys, e-mail me and I’ll provide photos. If you like ‘em you can PayPal me five bucks for shipping and they’re yours.
[UPDATE: both pairs have been claimed.]

3. Finally, the man who sent me the (previously unlinked but now I’m caving) medicine flavors, along with the blue plush rhinovirus that my dog, Cookie, ate, turned out to be a beyond-the-call-of-duty type of guy. He sent me TWO MORE rhinovirii, which are now being kept well out of harm’s way. Keen observation of my son has revealed that they are just right for snurgling when you just want a little soft something to cheek-snurgle and not a great, big fluffy hugging thing.



18 Responses to “Corrections”

  • I’d love new jeans – but the “size long’ part is where I check out. Damned stumps for legs.

    “Snurgle” may be my favorite new word. Very onamanapeaic.

  • I would totally be interested in the Lucky’s. If they don’t fit then I will send them on!

  • I was a pharmacy technician for(ever) awhile and our little independant store carried the Flavorx line. It is THE best stuff ever. Especially if you have a kiddo like mine, who has to take a lot of meds. LOVE that stuff!!

  • Are those a big 10 or a small 10?

  • Your son is very profound. What’s his stance on blankets? Light weight or heavy weight for snurgling with a rhinovirus?

  • Now if only that guy could replace the plastic horse MY dog ate that belongs to our friend’s kid, I’ll be mighty thankful.

  • and really, who doesn’t want to be a senile old mormon, or a rustic nineteenth-century beaver trapper?

  • If degree up there doesn’t like ‘em, I am SO down.

    It could totally be like the sisterhood of the traveling ill fitting pants!

    p.s.-don’t click on my link, I am a sucky blogger and my domain expired but I am an AWESOME reader :D

  • Umm, Tabatha, I clicked on your link, because I am a poor direction-follower, and also, Sisterhood of the Ill-fitting Traveling Pants was quite witty. So write something somewhere. Go on, do it. If not sucking was a prerequisite, at least 80 percent of blogs in existence would shut their electronic doors. So go on…it’ll be great, I’m sure. ; )

  • Has anyone snagged the Luckys yet? I’ll take them if they are still up for grabs!

  • Wait–I haven’t logged in to post like this before and it looks like clicking my name doesn’t get you anywhere. So:

  • So far Zach loves the smell of the Flavorx. Hoping he’ll try it over ice so when I really need it he’ll be willing.

    I’m not talking mini muffin here, big jumbo coffee shop muffin top and it looks like we won’t be wearing jackets for too much longer here in Pasadena.

  • G’ah! ‘Muffin top’ comes straight from our very own Kath & Kim sitcom – a true insight into Australian suburban culture. You must visit it to get a true indication of just how impressive muffin top can be.

  • I’ve found the best jeans are the cheap ones from Target, Mossimo brand. I’ve had a pair for over two years that, suprisingly, have held up well. Best luck finding the right pair!

  • I’m a location audio engineer and I go through cases of 9 volt batteries. While only a few people still call them “E’s,” a lot of order forms still list them as “E-type, 9volts” since there are other possible configurations for 9 volt batteries that don’t get used much but that are still available.

  • I have NEVER heard of calling 9 volt batteries – “E”! Interesting.

  • Damn me for not checking in sooner!!! I wear a 33 inch inseam, and I think I may have a similarly shaped rump.


  • my quest for the perfect pair of jeans is overshadowed only by my quest for the perfect pair of boots (still looking…).

    i just found eddie bauer’s classic fit boot cut stretch jeans, and i bought four friggin pairs because they are perfect. low enough to let my belly out, but high enough to keep my ass in. sweeeeet.

    and they’re on sale right now…