The Tweener

George Takei posted this picture on his Facebook page:

It says: I keep thinking, “Oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult? … Then I spend time with teenagers. … And it’s like, ‘wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.” 

I wish I could say that I’m adulting all over the place…Hmmm…that’s not true. I’m glad I can’t.

In the spirit of my life, I’m quite content to BE just me, and that looks nothing like an adult.

In the words of Joss Whedon:

Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.

But even better – because I can speak the lingo of the tweens, I have awesome communication with my kids, who are also tweens.

Seeing that picture allowed me to segue into the frenzy of texts between my own 17-year-old and me yesterday.

5:09 am

From me: OMG – I just pulled a “push” door at Starbucks. I said to the counter lady, “Oh, your door is locked.” She said, “Just push.” I AM NICK MILLER!!!! I hate doors!

My daughter’s reply: OMG mom.

From me: I know! I would have been more embarrassed but I wasn’t quite awake.

She said: I’m so proud of you mom.

I said: Awww thanks! I try to set a good example!

She said: I can tell.

Then – she sent – in all caps.


My reply: NO WAY!!!! Where did you see that???

She said: YouTube. Tyler told me and I just watched it. Seriously, I’m really excited.

I was giddy, watching the trailer.

I said: F-YEAH!!!! OMG!!!! Nerdgasm!!

Her reply: They finally have Thor shirtless! They did something right!!

My reply (which I was sending at the same time as her reply): Thor popped out of the water shirtless!!!! Like a daisy!!!

Her reply: hahahaha!!!!!

She added: Why does Ultron keep quoting Pinocchio? I’ve got no srings was the song in the background! Goddammit Disney!

My reply: He was referring to puppets – perhaps he takes over Iron-Man’s controls??? I only watched it once.  … We do need to get the exact release date because DOUBLE FEATURE!

Please note the language above – How fascinating it is that I said “F-YEAH” and she said, “They finally have Thor shirtless.” …for whatever that’s worth.

So being the stalking researching tween mom I am, I did a quick Google search and discovered:


That is her birthday!! – Which I sent to her.

Her reply: I CAN FEEL THE WIN!!!!!!


I know I was totally fangirling the other day with Ira Glass and Dubbells And Dragons, but right now, I have to admit that I’m at a sick and twisted level of fangirl.

We love Joss Whedon, just saying.  He upholds our family philosophical ideal. We would adopt him into our tribe.

I do think it’s possible to have tribal members who are cybergenitcally related.

(It’s my blog, I can make up words like cybergenitcally and pimpitude).

I’ll take crazy over stupid any day.”
― Joss Whedon


Yesterday, I met a friend, Mr. KC, for a business brainstorm at Paradise Bakery – I wore my pink Personal Power Training tank top and my camo leggings – I came straight from work, and that’s what I wore to work.

He is insisting that I start making video.

UGH – On a scale of one to even – I just can’t!! #canteven

Tenness Williams said:

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.

That’s about where I am.

That said, it’s time for my run.

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