Saturday, April 2, 2011

This Is Me, Painted Blue

Merry World Autism Awareness Day, everybody!  In honor of WAAD (really bad acronym, BTW IMHO ROTFL TGIF), we are all supposed to deck the halls BLUE.

Blue light bulbs in our light fixtures, blue t-shirts, even some major monuments and buildings across the world will be lit blue.  My porch lights are a total bitch to pry off and change the light bulbs on, so that was out of the question.  My advocacy stops at the point where I have to reach for a toolbox.  Then I realized that neither Audrey nor I have much in the way of blue clothing, other than jeans.

Blue sucks.  What the hell.  Couldn't they have picked a better color?  I got lots of pink.  What, was pink already taken?

::blink::  ::blink::

Never mind.

So I asked Audrey to provide me with some blue-themed artwork for occasion.  Then I remembered that I'd been tagged in a meme a week or so ago by the fabulous Laura from Life in the House That Asperger Built wherein you are supposed to have your kid draw a picture of you.  So I asked Audrey to draw a picture of me wearing something blue.

Then I also remembered that yesterday was my blogoversary, and I need to commemorate that as well.  So I'm wishing myself a Happy 1-Year Blogoversary...which reminds me that I started my blog last year on World Autism Awareness Day!  Does anyone else think this post is turning into one of those "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" books?

Anyhootch, here I am...killing 3 birds with one stone:


There's an old Tom Petty song with the lyric "My whole world is a fountain of flame" that for years I'd misheard and sung at the top of my lungs as "My whole world is a five foot frame".

I like mine better.  Cuz my whole world is a (almost) four foot frame.

Even though she thinks I look like Slash.

25 comments:

  1. Happy, Merry, Bravo Zulu, Bueno, Bene! Kudos on all your anniversaries, celebrations, nominations, etc. But most of all, a big "hell yeah" to the Slash-ed portrait.

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  2. Happy Blog-o-versary, my friend! I think you've had a great blogging year! I'm glad we hooked up on the internet, so to speak!

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  3. Happy blogoversary to you. Love that artwork.

    I put the kids in blue on Friday only to notice all the teachers were wearing Giants jerseys for opening day. I should have put the kids in Dodger blue to prove a point.

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  4. Heppy Blogoversary! We took your advice, combined forces on a new blog. Me and Christy. http://bothsidesofthecoin1.blogspot.com You better put us on your blogroll now!

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  5. Merry Happy Splendiferous Blue Returns etc. Glad to know you. You are a wickedly funny, irreverant, intelligent woman, thoroughly blessed with four feet of perfection. I love that your feet are hearts, even if no-one has told you that see through shoes are slutty.

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  6. Random Thoughts:

    So nice to see you working blue again.

    I have no blue clothes so I decided to go au naturale today. Never seen so many seats open up so fast at the movies.

    Also, nice hat.

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  7. Happy Blogoversary! I've been reading from the beginning! How fitting that you got your television shout-out to celebrate one year!

    The portrait is great; nice rendition, Audrey!

    Sorry...I way overused exclamation points in this comment but couldn't edit any out!! There I go again...

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  8. Happy blogoversary. And you got on TV just in time for the occasion. xo :-)

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  9. Woohoo! Happy blogoversary! Audrey did a great job drawing you! Just one question - did you get extensions recently? :)

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  10. Nice pic!

    I love blue and my blue lightbulbs make my cul-de-sac look sooo pretty :) haha

    Hey....I think you should write an "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" rendition on autism? What do you say?

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  11. I totally forgot to wear blue today. In fact I wore red, which probably is the opposite of blue. I am the opposite of aware today. (clueless)
    On the flip side, both my Autistic kids wore blue outfits today - just by chance!....or was it?

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  12. Oh, if only we could show autism awareness by dressing up as Slash, that would make me so happy

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  13. Happy blogoversary! I love Audrey's picture of you wearing Blue and some stolen Leprechaun's hat! You have some killer eyelashes going on there and I sure hope the nose is not genetic. :)

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  14. Happy one year on the blog!! You make me laugh every day. Love Audrey's picture of you, Mega-lash mom - very cute!

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  15. I'm new to your blog and IT IS AWESOME! Our 7-year old son is high-functioning autistic and ADHD, and it's such comic relief to read your posts. Much, much needed comic relief!

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  16. FAH!!-LA!-LA-La-la-lah-lah ..lah ...lah?

    First of all, CONGRATS!!! on your blog-o-versary!! The blogging world, and most certainly the autism community, is much richer because of your presence in it. I know that my mornings are much more full of laughter because I start them with (my cup of coffee, after the kids leave) your blog posts.

    Secondly, I had NO idea you looked so much like Slash. Rock. on.

    And re: WAAD acronym: WHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! We might as well be Word Towards Futures (for autistic people) ... heh. That's what your Radio Show stands for ... right?

    Love ya,
    A.

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  17. YAY on one year! And you look stunning in a top hat...;)

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  18. If the autism ribbon looks like a puzzle and is multi colored, why is the theme blue? I mean wouldn't it be a hell of alot easier to pick something out to wear?

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  19. Happy Blogoversary! I can think of worse people to look like than Slash.

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  20. Thanks for all the good wishes everyone!

    @Cassie: Thanks so much for reading and commenting...WELCOME WELCOME!!

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  21. Hiya. Award for Audrey at my place. Figured you are sick of getting them

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  22. Happy Anniversary!
    I'm a new reader and i've read through your archives in a day. I lied to my husband that I was working.

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  23. @Sandy: Holy crap, you are going to get some kind of reader reward for reading through the entire blog in a day! BTW, I completely condone lying to husbands. Welcome and thanks for reading!

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  24. Shit! I missed your blogoversary AND Autism Awareness Day! Do you think raising a kid with Autism gets me off the hook? Does that count as doing enough to celebrate the day???

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